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How does Lavilin Deodorant Cream eliminate body odour?

Body odour is caused by the Corynebacterium species of bacteria on the surface of the skin. These bacteria can decompose fatty acids and proteins in sweat, resulting in an unpleasant body odour. Lavilin uses patented bio-balancing technology to neutralise the odour-causing bacteria activity and inhibit body odour with ingredients such as castor seed oil, calendula, zinc, triethyl citrate from citric acid. At the same time, it does not interfere with the normal function of the sweat glands.

Lavilin extracts natural herbal ingredients from plants to nourish and soothe, contains no irritating substances, and is free of ethanol alcohol, aluminium salts, and parabens.

Antiperspirant deodorants work by blocking the sweat pores to limit the moist environment for the bacteria to operate. This traps the sweat and toxins inside the body. Blocking the sweat glands sometimes leads to irritated or swollen skin and can have long-term detrimental effects.  Lavilin works on the odour-causing bacteria while replenishing the good bacteria on the skin and does not clog pores.

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When is the best time to apply Lavilin Deodorant Cream?

The best time to apply is in the evening after a shower so it can work on the odour-causing bacteria on the skin’s surface overnight.  It is also best not to apply just after you’ve shaved your armpits when your skin may be grazed or cut – leave that until another day.

How long does Lavilin deodorant cream last?

Lavilin Deodorant Cream can keep you odour-free for up to 7 days, although this depends on each individual. Lavilin is so effective because it contains antimicrobial and probiotic ingredients that neutralise bad odour at the source.

Some people get more than a week odour-free from one application of Lavilin, while others find they need to reapply after four or five days. We have customers in hot, sweaty Darwin who get 6 days out of Lavilin. Yew beauty.

Is Lavilin Underarm Deodorant Cream an antiperspirant?

Lavilin Deodorant Cream is not an antiperspirant. Sweating is good for your health. It not only effectively discharges toxins, maintains the health of the immune system, inhibits acne, but also regulates body temperature. Antiperspirants use aluminium salt or chemical ingredients to inhibit sweating so that the excretion in the sweat cannot flow out. The toxins accumulate in the gland, and enter the blood circulation again, which may affect the health of your body. Lavilin does not interfere with the normal function of the sweat glands, so you can have healthy peace of mind.

What if you have very hairy armpits?

Lavilin can still be used very effectively on hairy armpits without all the extra gloopy mess. Just a very tiny smudge rubbed on the skin through the parted hair in the centre of the pit should do the trick.


Can I still use soap under my arms in the shower?

By the time of your next shower the cream has already done its work on the odour-causing bacteria and is fine to wash your pits as normal. Some prefer to use just water, so you can experiment to see what works best for you. It is best to use a gentle, soap-free body wash and just use your hand rather than scrubbing, so you have as least disruption to the top layers of skin as possible.


Does Lavilin Deodorant Cream need to be used frequently?

Lavilin Deodorant Cream can keep you odour-free for up to 7 days, although this depends on each individual. Every person’s skin chemistry is different. One application can last some for more than a week, while others may need to reapply after 4 or 5 days in hot, humid weather. Only when the smell appears again does Lavilin need to be reapplied.

Will Lavilin Deodorant Cream need to be reapplied after showering, swimming or surfing?

Bathing, swimming, surfing and exercise will not affect the effects of Lavilin, so no need to repeat the application.

What is the difference between the Sport, Men's and Women's Deodorant creams?

All the Deodorant creams are the same effective formula and only differ slightly in their mild scent. The Sport cream smells stronger in the jar, while the Women’s is the mildest. They all go to a nothing-smell soon after applying.

The Foot deodorant cream is also the same formula as the underarm creams but is slightly more concentrated for those more stubborn odour-causing bacteria.

Does Lavilin deodorant contain aluminium salts?

Lavilin products are completely free of aluminium salts. Aluminium salts can block the body’s sweat glands so the waste in the sweat deposits in the body and may affect the health of the body. Lavilin also contains no irritating ingredients such as ethanol alcohol, parabens, paraben preservatives, and phthalates.

What about preservatives in Lavilin deodorant cream?

Cosmetic products require preservatives in small amounts to prevent them from spoiling via bacterial, fungal and mould growth. Contaminated cosmetic products can also lead to skin infections. Lavilin deodorants meet strict CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association)-certified ingredients. All products are manufactured in accordance with international ISO 9001:2000 and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards. Lavilin deodorant cream does not contain parabens, phthalates or ethanol alcohol and is hypoallergenic.

How long will one small jar of Lavilin last me?

One small jar of deodorant cream will last for about 12 months if used sparingly according to the directions. This makes Lavilin a much cheaper option than most other deodorants on the market.

Can I use Lavilin Deodorant Cream during pregnancy?

Lavilin uses natural extracts without irritating chemicals. Advanced bio-balancing technology allows Lavilin to work only on the skin surface, so it can be used safely during pregnancy. Lavilin is also recommended by international physicians for patients undergoing mastectomy, but best to check with your own doctor.

Will Lavilin deodorant cream stain my clothes?

Absolutely not! Another bonus of this product is because you use such a tiny amount, it stays on the skin and will not affect your clothing. No more goopy messy deodorants to ruin your clothes: hooray!

What about the talc in Lavilin cream? Isn't that bad for you?

Talc has gotten a lot of bad press in the last few decades, mainly sparked off by the lawsuits against Johnson and Johnson. In the old days the talc wasn’t refined very well and was often contaminated, plus it is thought there is a risk if inhaled or if the particles travel up into the female reproductive organs.

The talc in Lavilin is in paste form, so cannot be inhaled, especially in the minuscule quantities that are applied. It is also the highest grade and most purified Pharmaceutical grade of talc, the same that is used in medicine tablets and capsules as a filler, in vitamin supplements, and in many food applications. We already consume talc in our food products as it passes harmlessly through the gastrointestinal tract.

Putting the Lavilin cream on your armpits or feet where it remains on the surface of your skin and simply washed off is a perfectly safe one 💪

Does Lavilin deodorant cream contain alcohol?

Lavilin products do not contain the volatile alcohol ethanol which dries out the skin. Benzyl Alcohol belongs to the group of organic compounds called alcohols. While they share the name with the ethanol found in wine, beer and spirits, it is not the same alcohol. The organic benzyl alcohol compound has a different chemical structure and behaves very differently to ethanol.

Why haven't I heard of this miracle before?

Although Lavilin has been available on the international market for over 40 years, received awards and been marketed in other countries, it was only briefly available in Australia about 20 years ago. We’ve been bringing the  new range of Lavilin’s Total Odour Protection to Aussies since 2018 and excited to be making a difference to thousands of Aussie armpits 💪

Help it’s not working!

“I have followed all the directions and also allowed for a detox period from aluminium deodorant of a few days and yet I am still experiencing body odour. What can I do?”

Some people can transfer easily over to use Lavilin, while others may take a little longer. If your skin is used to clinical-grade aluminium deodorants, or natural style of deodorants that are highly alkaline or high in alcohol, then it can take the skin longer to recover. These will have affected your skin’s protective acid layer as well as wiping out all of your skin’s microbiome. Lavilin is gentler on the skin and so will be working harder to keep those BO-bacteria under control.

The best thing you can do for your skin is to have a longer period of rest time with no deodorant product whatsoever. This gives the skin’s pH time to rebalance, plus allow for a greater diversity of bacteria to inhabit the healthy skin’s microflora. Then when you start back up with the Lavilin cream, apply daily for a few days or weeks as needed, then see if you can start stretching the number of days out between applications.

Hang in there and fight the good fight.

If that still doesn’t work for you, it should be considered that factors such as food, drink and diseases can affect body odour and every person’s make-up is different. An individual’s body odour is also influenced by lifestyle, gender, genetics and medication. It might be worth doing some more investigating and possibly seeing a doctor for more information if body odour continues to impact your life. We are really sorry if this doesn’t work for you and please feel free to send the jar of Lavilin Deodorant Cream back to us with your proof of purchase and we will happily refund your money, or pass it on to someone who will benefit.

“I live in Darwin which is really hot and humid. It would be normal for me to go through five t-shirt changes a day because of my sweat. I work as a wood sculptor in my outdoor studio and my wife can vouch for how much I stink by the end of each day. I gave Lavilin a go with scepticism and it works a treat. It keeps me stink free for 4-5 days with only one application. I highly recommend this deodorant. Your family will thank you!” Joel, Darwin NT





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