• water free
  • alcohol free
  • oil free
  • silicone free
  • nut free
  • vegan
  • gluten free
  • soy free
  • cruelty free

Shell + Dry Wave + Pleurotus 0.4%

£32.00

Introducing our 100% natural deodorant in a purpose-designed 100% aluminium Shell that can be refilled and reloaded as many times as you want.

 

Your purchase includes your first refill of our brand new Dry Wave + Pleurotus 0.4%.

 

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An aluminium chassis designed and manufactured right here in Margate. Available in 3 colours.

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The Science

The marriage of fungi and algae in our deodorant was inspired by a walk along Margate seafront, where the sea walls are covered in lichen. Lichen represent the ability of organisms to work together to withstand the most inhospitable of environments. They are extremophiles and difficult to define, not equal to the sum of their parts and not quite a singular organism either.

 

Our idea was to emulate that symbiotic partnership in our deodorant, by developing an extract from Pleurotus ostreatus (or oyster mushroom) for its antimicrobial properties (K, Deepalakshmi and S, Mirunalini (2014)), and using it in tandem with our Laminaria digitata (kelp) extract for its antioxidant (Heffernan, N et al. (2015)) and antibacterial properties (Dubber, Donata and Harder, Tilmann (2008)). Combined with the well known natural deodorising properties of lemon peel oil, we put together a natural, and nature-inspired formulation.

 

The way this works is that the mushroom and kelp extracts work in tandem to fight the bacteria that causes body odour. It’s a powerful natural solution that doesn’t utilise aluminium salts, which have attracted some controversy regarding the impact of their long term usage on human health (Oliveira, Erika C. V. de et al. (2021). Instead of taking that risk, we took the aluminium out of the deodorant, and made the casing out of it. If you haven’t used a natural deodorant before, your body may take a moment to adjust to it, so we advise applying directly after washing.

 

Before applying our natural deodorant, make sure that you have cleansed your skin. Natural deodorants need to be warmed up a little, so it can help to have come freshly out of the shower.

 

Note that natural deodorant takes anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 weeks to change the biome of your underarm – this transitional phase can result in unpleasant smells, so we’d recommend taking Shell with you around for the day and reapplying when necessary.

How To Use

Shell comes empty. To load Shell, push up the cupped base from the bottom of the device and place your refill stick onto this. As you load your product, you can then push the cupped base directly down into the casing. To use Shell, simply push up from the bottom until there is 2cm of the product inside showing and gently roll onto the skin.

 

For storage, you can screw the lid on and carry Shell around with you to go about your day.

 

Ingredients

Shell is made from 100% aluminium and then anodised.

 

Dry Wave + Pleurotus 0.4%

Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetearyl glucoside, Squalane, Citrus limon (Lemon) peel oil, Farnesol, Laminaria digitata (Kelp) extract, Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster mushroom) extract, Citral, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene