No Pong Deodorant Review

No Pong is an all-natural, aluminum-free deodorant (not antiperspirant). No Pong started in Australia and then set up manufacturing and shipping in Canada. No Pong comes in baking soda and baking soda-free versions. No Pong claims to last 12 hours while reducing underarm bacteria that causes odor, absorbing sweat and allowing skin to breathe.

Ingredients (original): Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Corn Starch, Beeswax, proprietary blend of 100% pure, Canadian certified organic essential oils consisting of Lemongrass Organic, Orange Sweet Organic, Vanilla Oleoresin (4 fold) Organic, Cedarwood Organic, and Geranium Organic

Ingredients (baking soda-free): Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Magnesium Hydroxide, Diatomaceous Earth, Beeswax, reduced concentration of proprietary blend of 100% pure, Canadian certified organic essential oils consisting of Lemongrass Organic, Orange Sweet Organic, Vanilla Oleoresin (4 fold) Organic, Cedarwood Organic, Geranium Organic

According to the No Pong website, the scent is citrus with a hint of vanilla. To me, it had a very mild lemon grass/citrus scent. I think I read on Instagram that the baking soda-free version has half the amount of fragrance to the baking soda version.

Directions: Apply a pea-sized amount to the underarms to create a thin, invisible layer.

Having recently run out of my Kopari deodorant, I thought I’d try No Pong as I kept seeing this on Instagram ads. It comes in a little tin and should last about a month. Having used Routine Cream with baking soda, I found my skin does not like baking soda and my underarms turned quite dark with use, so I got the No Pong baking soda-free version.

No Pong is a very thick cream deodorant that is applied with the fingers. I applied a pea-sized amount and rubbed in, let it warm up, and rubbed in a bit more. Once rubbed in, it is invisible. It does not transfer to or stain clothing. The scent is very subtle and the scent itself lasted about 4 hours. After the 4 hours and continuing to about 10 to 11 hours just hanging out at home, my underarms were not stinky, so the ingredients continued to reduce underarm bacteria even though the scent did not last. I applied 2 hours before a workout and after exercising the fragrance faded, but there was no underarm odor. Continuing through the day, the deodorant continued to be effective. While No Pong claims to absorb some sweat, I’m not sure I was any less sweaty than usual.

I usually have a shower in the evening and apply deodorant at night also, as I can get relatively sweaty/stinky through the night. No Pong was not effective at night to reduce underarm odor; the Kopari deodorant worked very well for this purpose.

I do not like the packaging. The deodorant is filled to the top of the tin and being a cream that is not solid, the lid and outside the tin gets messy. I like the jars with the screw-top lids that Routine Cream has.

No Pong deodorant is quite effective, however, I wish the fragrance lasted longer and that the tin was not so messy.

Update (April 1, 2020): After posting a photo and mini review of the product on Instagram stating how messy this product is, the company sent me a message saying that it looks like I received a tin that had been repeatedly frozen and thawed during shipping, which has happened a few times. The softening does not affect the effectiveness of the product, but does affect texture as there are no chemical stabilizers. They kindly offered me a replacement. I declined because the effectiveness is unchanged and I imagine the same thing happening. I notice too that when it is warmer in my house, the oils in No Pong separate, so if shipped in warmer weather with no repeated freezing and thawing, there would be separation.

This is not my favorite deodorant that I’ve tried, but it is effective and I might consider repurchasing. Thank you for reading.

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