This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Oars + Alps. The opinions and text are all mine.
I was asked to try some all natural products by a company called Oars and Alps. So, I am excited to give you my thoughts on how they hold up to other products on the market. What I truly care about is that Oars and Alps is making a difference in the market of personal care and beauty. They are bringing us products without the typical chemical based ingredients and I applaud them. I realize it says for men, but I have no problem using products labeled for a man! For years I used men’s deodorant because there were no women’s deodorant without antiperspirant.
Deep Sea Glacier Deodorant
My first product to try was the deodorant. I of course asked my hubby for help on this one. Now, personally I have no problem using men’s deodorant, but I had other products to try and wanted a few opinions. The more the merrier! A little background on his activity level in the last few weeks while trying this out. First, he works out at least 5 days a week at a place similar to crossfit, so it’s not easy. LOL! I say this because deodorant is kind of important. 😉 We also traveled to Seaside for a quick vacay with friends and he ran a 5K while we were there. So that crazy man has been active.
I want to first talk about coverage. My husband works all day and then works out in the evening. He is what I would believe to be very active. He has truly enjoyed the coverage of the deodorant as well as the Deep Sea Glacier smell. It’s not overpowering like sooo many out there. Sometimes I find it hard to walk down those isles in the store, the fragrance is so strong! So a win for coverage and smell!
I have to mention that the packing was incredible. This means something to me. Creative, thoughtful, well done packaging speaks volumes. They care about their products, they want you to love the aesthetic, and they take pride in the delivery of what they are bringing you. Well done!!
Lastly, he will absolutely continue using this product. He was not using anything all natural before. He gave antiperspirant up in his deodorant years ago, but had not found anything truly natural. This seems to be what he has been looking for in coverage as well as fragrance. It is so exciting to know he is using something all natural.
Wake Up Eye Stick
This was the product that I was most excited about. I mean who doesn’t want less puff under their eyes in the morning? Before I go on about this product, I first want to mention that I research all ingredients before I use something. I’m a little crazy like that. So, with that being said, there is an ingredient called carrageenan in there that I stay away from. I realize that this can be derived from many sources, but for me it’s something I don’t use. I have stayed away from this ingredient for several years and I am finding companies move away from this as well. So, I was disappointed, but I did not try this one.
Peppermint Charcoal Soap
This product had the cutest packaging! My fav by far… Anyway, I had my kids trying this product out. They are always complaining about needing extra exfoliation after workouts. I want to mention everyone’s activity level because so many of us feel that all natural products don’t work on active lifestyles. They loved this product! Thought it felt clean and took care of those bumps you get on your skin when it needs a real detox. They would absolutely continue buying this product especially at the price point! By the way, most of these products can be found at your local Target.
Overall, we have loved their products and felt that they were effective. Looking forward to trying out their Body wash and their Cooling and Cleansing wipes. I may even throw this travel pouch in just because it’s darling! 😉
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