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Best First Deodorant for Boy

Prep U makes the best first deodorant for a boy that is full of organic and wholesome natural ingredients that won’t irritate his delicate skin or dose him with harsh chemicals.

The Prep U line of all-natural personal care products designed specifically for active boys ages 8-17 was launched in Austin, Texas in December 2017.

We are proud to have won the 2020 Eco-Excellence Award™ for Best Hair Care for Him, the 2018 Eco-Excellence Award™ for Best Skincare for Kids, and were finalists in 2019 in the Best Skincare for Him category. These awards recognize excellence in social and environmental sustainability for products, services, companies, and websites.

Prep U Natural Deodorant is designed for tween and teen boys. Instead of using chemical agents to fight armpit odor, a combination of essential oils is used to combat the problem. And, it will fight odor and wetness while maintaining the integrity of the boy’s skin.

Prep U Charcoal Deodorant is made for sensitive skin. The addition of activated charcoal helps to draw out and absorb odor-causing bacteria and toxins. It’s also great at keeping underarms dry and odor-free without the use of aluminum, parabens, or other harmful ingredients.

What to Avoid

When choosing a good first deodorant for your kids, avoid antiperspirants and deodorants with the following ingredients.

  • Aluminum: Most often found in antiperspirants, this is the ingredient that is responsible for yellowing the underarms of your white shirts. It may also interfere with hormones and increase odor-causing bacteria on your skin, which could lead to more pungent-smelling sweat. Aluminum stays in the body and accumulates over time.
  • Triclosan: This chemical has been banned by the U.S. FDA in hand soaps, but is still used in many deodorants to kill odor-causing germs on the skin. Studies suggest that it may contribute to early puberty, obesity, and infertility.
  • Parabens: These are artificial preservatives that can be absorbed through the skin and have been linked to cancer. They are thought to hinder with the way the body produces and regulates hormones and are suspected to disrupt the endocrine system.
  • Propylene glycol: This substance was originally developed as an anti-freeze. It is often used in antiperspirants and deodorants as a moisturizing agent and to improve absorption. It has been shown to be a skin irritant and to cause allergic reactions, even in tiny concentrations.
  • Sulfates: Sulfates, such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), are powerful detergents made of sulfur-containing mineral salts. Sulfates derived from petroleum are controversial because petroleum products are associated with climate change, pollution, and greenhouse gases. SLS and SLES can irritate the skin, especially with long-term use.

Learn more about the best deodorants for tweens and teens by exploring Prep U’s award-winning products. Contact us online for more information or answers to your questions.

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