|Lavanila Sport Luxe Deodorant in Vanilla Breeze ($16)|
I tried a lot of paraben-free and aluminum-free deodorants and, frankly, so many of them missed the mark in terms of performance. At best, they faintly masked odor and that was something I wasn't willing to accept. I kept searching and eventually found The Healthy Deodorant from Lavanila Laboratories at Sephora. This line of deodorants come in a array of vanilla-based scents like Vanilla Blackberry and Vanilla Coconut (also Fragrance Free). What's more, they are vegan, cruelty-free and free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and aluminum.
When I heard about their new Vanilla Breeze Sport Luxe Formula I had to try it. I picked it up at Sephora and gave it a go. My expectations were simple: A clean fresh scent and all and all day odor protection. Check and check. It held its own pretty well after a long, stressful day of work and again during a rigorous workout (separate applications). I have been using Vanilla Lavender for years now but I see myself replacing it with Vanilla Breeze simply because I figure you can never have too much odor protection. I'm hoping Lavanila Laboratories releases other scents in the Sport Luxe line. I'm a fan!