Friday, September 28, 2012

Etude House Put Your Hands Up Deo Perfume Stick [review]

*Background song* Put your Hands Up, Put your Hands Up, put, put, put, put, put!
Put your Hands Up, Put your Hands Up, put, put, put, put, put!
[Hands Up - 2PM]

Anyone know this song? xD I keep singing that song every I use this cute product from Etude House~ LOL (/‾▿‾)/

how cute the packaging is~

*Intermezzo* Hands Up - 2PM [MV]

Back to topic, Etude House released these series on Summer 2011 (earlier before 2PM released their song "Hands Up" btw) and I always wanted to try them :)

Finally I got opportunity to try the Deo Perfume Stick! Thank to Etude House Global, who sent me this product as one of my Summer Prizes ~(‾▿‾~)(~‾▿‾)~

take a closer look
This Deo Perfume Stick has slightly green citrus scent, but the scent is only temporary. The scent will disappear few minutes after application.
The scent is mild and refreshing :)

descriptions in Hangeul, just in case you can read it

It is a stick-type deodorant having dua caring effect to restrain sweat and its odor to keep freshness with citrus scent.
Directions: Rub gently on armpit area
Content: 40gr

it comes with cover-lid, i like this part :) i mean, not every deodorant has cover-lid like this. This cover-lid increases hygiene of this deodorant.

The minus is, the cover-lid is too slippery and quite difficult to open it at first time ε‾")>

oops sorry for my ugly nails :p I have removed my nail polishes as soon as I finished these photos
this deodorant is retractable and I don't find any difficulty when retract it :D

Other good news? It has huge content *w*
I'm not sure I can finish it up in one year, lol xD
Texture: Dry texture (resembles to lip balm texture)
It will not leave damp / sticky feeling after application.

The ingredients:
like other anti-perspirant stick, this product also contains aluminum.

Time to discuss a serious issue related with aluminium substance~ (`ε ´ ҂)

Further information about Deodorant / Anti-perspirant stick:
Deodorants are substances applied to the body to affect body odor caused by bacterial growth and the smell associated with bacterial breakdown of perspiration in armpits, feet and other areas of the body. A subgroup of deodorants, antiperspirants, affect odor as well as prevent sweating by affecting sweat glands. Antiperspirants are typically applied to the underarms, while deodorants may also be used on feet and other areas in the form of body sprays
A small percentage of people are allergic to aluminum and may experience contact dermatitis when exposed to deodorants containing aluminium. A 2007 study stated personal care products are a potential contributor to the body burden of aluminium and newer evidence has linked breast cancer with aluminium-based antiperspirants. A 2008 study stated that no scientific evidence supports the hypothesis that deodorants and/or antiperspirants increase the incidence of breast cancer
[source: wikipedia]

What is Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate?
Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate is an ingredient used in foundation, skin moisturizers, lipsticks, eye shadows, concealers, sunscreens and facial powders as an anti-caking and viscosity increasing agent, according to the Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. It is a chemical that is toxic to the human nervous system and is a suspected developmental neurotoxin. The aluminum compounds are also suspected respiratory hazards. [source]

What is Aluminum Chlorohydrate?

Aluminum chlorohydrate is an astringent that is used as a topical antiperspirant or body deodorant. Although it's the least irritating of the aluminum salts, it can still result in allergic reactions. But here's where it gets stickier: Aluminum also happens to be a neurotoxin that alters the function of the blood-brain barrier, linking it to Alzheimer's disease and cancer. We don't have any conclusive proof, however, that antiperspirants actually increase your risk of getting Alzheimer's.
Still, some research suggests that aluminum-based compounds, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and result in estrogen-like behavior. Because the hormone has been known to promote the growth of breast-cancer cells, some researchers have suggested that aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants could contribute to the development of breast cancer. Other doctors, on the other hand, think that the antiperspirant-cancer link is a lot of bunk. [source]

Deodorant is one of most common things which is sold in drugstore or supermarket. Human couldn't be separated with sweat and people need deodorant to restrain sweat and odor on armpit. 

There are many pros and contras about aluminium substances in anti-perspirant deodorant. There were studies who said that aluminium subtance may contribute to the development of breast cancer, meanwhile there were studies who said the opposite.

I concern about aluminium substance as well, despite there's no strong evidence which proves its harmful effect (CMIIW). That's why I avoid to use deodorant everyday. I'll only use deodorant when I know I'll produce much sweat that day x_x

TIPS to use deodorant:
1. Don't use deodorant everyday
2. Don't forget to wash your armpit area before go to sleep / when take a bath

By washing armpit area, it will help us to prevent the substances of deodorant absorbed perfectly into our pores.

Despite still there are pros and contras about aluminium subtance, I recommend you beware about this issue. Prevention is better than medication, isn't it? :)

What I love <3
+ Works well to restrain my sweat and its odor
+ Cute packaging
+ Huge content
+ Has slight citrus scent
+ Nice staying power (more than 12 hours)
+ Doesn't contains paraben & mineral oil
+ Not sticky
+ No damp feeling (on my armpit :p)

What I hate </3
- The cover-lid is slippery (sometimes)

☆ Packaging: 4/5
☆ Performance: 5/5
☆ Ease of application: 5/5
 Durability: 4/5
☆ Hygiene: 3.5/5

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Repurchase? Yes (ˆ▽ˆ)

PS: for people who has sensitive skin, you may beware with this deodorant because it contains fragrance
PSS: for people who has allergic with aluminium substance, you should look for another deodorant which doesn't contains aluminium substance

Hopefully this review is useful informative enough :)
Now you can put your hands up confidently, right? :3
Thanks for reading everyone~


  1. Very informative! Sampe ada MVnya segala, hahaha.. :D
    Nice post! ^^

  2. wahh kemasannya lucu ^^ 너무 좋아~
    bener deh itu, 2PM cocok jadi ambassador deodorant ini ^^ ㅋㅋㅋ

  3. packing is so nice xD

    aww put your hands up! thanks for reminding,im listening it now haha ^^

    1. huahaha xD everybody put your hands up and get your drinks up~

  4. This is so cute! I was going to buy it, but then I saw you said it contains Aluminum... Doesn't Al give you cancer?

    1. common anti-perspirant contains aluminum dear :(
      studies said still there are pros and contras about aluminum substance in anti-perspirant deodorant, that's why i avoid to use deodorant daily >.< you may try deodorant from burst-bee, i heard their deodorant doesn't contain aluminum substance ^^

  5. Nice review! I immediately thought of that song when I read of the title LOL

    1. yes same here xD hehe
      thankyou ^^ hope you find its helpful~

  6. aku jg ada ini vee, tp krg suka.. kyny ga tahan lama gt baunya.. hmmm.. akirnya ga aku pake lg wkwk.. nganggur deh dia..

    1. haha iya kalo stlh di apply emg baunya ga tahan lama sih tp ttp aku suka pakenya rin soalnya efektif sih buat mencegah bau armpit xP

  7. nice review ce~ wkwk packagingnya cute banget ya itu :3 kalo segitu sih kapan abisnya ya :D
    btw, I tagged you -> jgn lupa dicheck ya ce ^^

    1. iya unyu :3 hehe..
      setaon jg ga bakal abis kyknya @_@ hahaha
      thanks la ^^

  8. Oh ya, xiao vee aku ada tag kamu disini ya. Silahkan di cek n ricek hehehe

  9. Nice review Xiao Vee!
    And cute packaging :3

  10. does this darken your armpits??

    1. I only use this occasionally, it didn't darken my armpits ^^


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