Rated 4.18 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great smelling and effective deodorant
The Hello Clean + Fresh Deodorant with Activated Charcoal at first glance looks very sleek and gender neutral. It has a very fresh scent. Both my husband and five year old son said they liked the scent, although my husband did mention at one point that he thought it smelled a little manly. I personally really liked the smell and felt like it kept smelling nice all day long even when I went hiking in 90 degree weather. I even used it a few times when I didn't get a chance to shower in the morning and it did a great job of covering any body odor. I can honestly say after all the time I have used this I have never once smelled body odor within 24 hours of application.
The deodorant reminded me of other natural deodorants I have used with charcoal in the way that it clumped a little until it warmed up, then it would glide smoothly (I added a picture of clumping before and after warming application). One thing that I noticed after having used this deodorant for approx 3 weeks daily that I haven't noticed before with other natural deodorants I have used is I have found more pimples on my underarms than is typical for me. I am not sure if maybe something in the deodorant just doesn't agree with my skin.
What I liked about the deodorant was the company's commitment to working towards natural healthy products. I don't know if I will purchase this particular deodorant again just due to the fact that I ended up with uncomfortable pimples on my underarms. I will definitely try one of the other deodorants they have created to see if it makes a difference, because I really love the scent and how well it covers any body odor for me!
Also, one more note if you are getting this shipped to you in the heat of summer make sure that you are there to get the package as soon as it arrives or you will be left with a very soupy mess. It happened to the first delivery I got and they sent a replacement with tracking so that the second one didn't melt.
I want to thank the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me with this deodorant to test.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not as I expected
t first I was impressed by all the specifications on the ingredients and it really got me interested to try it on. I'm always looking for a more natural approach on things I put in my body. I had tried many deodorant claiming to last 24hours and none of them had really worked as advertised. I also tend to get allergic reactions to some ingredients so I am very picky with what I use. The "Hello clean deodorant" worked for few hours on a normal day activities. I really liked the smell it was refreshing and not too strong. However, by the middle of the day, after sweating a little the deodorant didn't keep the odor away. I know this is not an antiperspirant but other brands I used kept bad odor away for the whole day. So after few days I was just applying the deodorant more times a day. After a couple days it also became softer like kind on melting which wasn't easy to manage while applying on the skin and also made my armpits feel wet.
Another thing I noticed was that it kind of stained my armpits making them darker so I just stopped using it after a week and a half.
I have to say that I have pretty sensitive skin and this deodorant didn't give me an allergic reaction so in that sense this was good. I know this can work for other people it just didn't work for me.
I was given this deodorant to try as part of the Stellar Product Testing panel.
Reviewed by 99 customers Can't handle my stank. :/
C the Reviewer from CALIFORNIA
About me: First and foremost, I am not a huge water drinker. It is likely the root of all my problems in life, but in regards to this product, it could be partly why I have such strong B.O.
Additionally, I eat everything under the sun. I eat cheese, fried foods, carbs, yogurt, cow's milk, fruits, veggies, red meats, fish, poultry, sugar, butter, alcohol, etc. Anything you can think of, I eat it. So I am sure that also doesn't fully help the Ph under my pits as well.
I sweat. I am and always have been someone who sweats quite a bit. It is not so bad that I need the help of a doctor, but I would say it is more than the normal person. I try to avoid silk shirts and button down shirts for this reason.
I am active. I am not someone who sits around for very long periods of time, so I need a deodorant that can match.
I shave my armpits every other day. I like being hairless under my pits, but I do get some stubble by the next day.
And last, and I am not sure if relevant at all: I am Latinx and live in Oakland CA. So a pretty moderate climate.
So now that you know who I am, here is why I consider that this deodorant didn't work for me. First of all, I wasn't crazy about the smell, it does have this manly/musky smell, which may work for some people. I prefer a more floral type scent. When I'd go into my moderately temperature regulated office (again, I am constantly walking around in my office) my B.O was in full force by 12:00. Sadly that is not even close to 24 hours.... it was maybe 4 hours max. I had no issues with the texture itself of the deodorant, it didn't feel sticky or slimy to me, so that was a plus. I did however get a rash or some type of irritation frequently at night. I am not sure if this was from the shaving, or if it was the deodorant itself.
So the search continues. Next I will be trying Kosas deodorant.
Really don't like the smell
Meaves from California
The best explanation of the smell is kinda musky? I don't know if that was the plan but I'm really not a fan of it I don't know if I'm going to be able to use it all..... it does cover the smell but whether it's a better smell is kinda to be determined I hate the idea of just tossing it because technically it does it's job just don't like this specific smell
Niki from Murfreesboro, TN
I tried this deodorant for 2 weeks. My underarms were sticky after applying, and it doesn't apply easily. Worse than that, I now have painful acne under my arms that I've never had before. My underarms also stunk while using. It was as if I hadn't applied deodorant at all.
New favorite deodorant!
Rach1chel from Spring lake, MI
I really enjoyed this deodorant! It keeps me dry all day and doesn't irritate or my skin at all. It is so smooth! Goes on easily and the smell is pleasant. The container easily fits in my hand and is not too big and smooth. I received this as a trail from the Stellar product testing panel and I really enjoyed this deodorant and want to try other's from the hello brand!
Best natural deodorant
Jae from RI
When I first got this deodorant home I was a little annoyed because it wouldn't roll up and seemed to be falling apart! So I decided to throw it in the freezer in hopes it would help and it worked! Now I just keep it in there, it works better than any natural deodorant I've tried so far! If you have a problem with it melting in the heat just pop it in the freezer!!!!
Fresh and clean!
kloods from Palmdale, CA
This deodorant glides on smooth and doesn't leave any annoying white bits on me. The scent is fresh and not too overpowering (like a clean linen type of smell). I work 12 hour shifts and it lasts the whole time. And it washes off easily! With most other deodorants I have to scrub and scrub and I still feel residue on my pits; not with this stuff! I recommend! Thanks ro Stellar Panel for letting me test this product!
Loving the activated charcoal scent
Kerbear610 from undisclosed
I received the Hello Fresh Citrus Deodorant with Shea Butter from the Stellar Product Testing Panel and I've never felt cleaner. The smell is wonderful, it glides on smooth, and I feel like I'm not even wearing deodorant! The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that is didn't work for my condition. I have PUPPPs from my twin pregnancy and I'm trying to find a deodorant that won't make my armpits itch. Everything else was perfect.
Clumping Is An Issue
CristinP from Tifton, GA
I wanted to love this deodorant but just couldn't do so. It clumped into tiny balls within an hour and the scent was barely noticeable and didn't cover my smell. The container and design were nice, like all Hello products. The ingredients were also great but it just didn't work with my body. I wouldn't recommend this product, especially in comparison to other natural deodorant.
My new favorite!
CadyB from Birmingham, AL
Not only does this deodorant smell so good and fresh, it actually works. The container has a sleek look and glides on so smooth without any sticky residue. If you are looking for an aluminum and cruelty free deodorant, look no further. I received this product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
Hands Down the BEST
Johanna B from CO
I received this product through the Stellar Product Testing Panel. It is by far the best natural deodorant I have ever tried - and I have tried tons through the years. The smell is great - fresh and not too strong, the texture is so smooth and no clumping happens during wear. There is a small amount of residue on clothes but with careful changing it is not a big deal. The Hello Clean + Fresh Deodorant with Activated Charcoal honestly keeps odor at bay for 24 hours - I wake up smelling fresh from the previous morning's application. I will continue to purchase this and try any others that the Hello brand puts out - it is definitely worth a try!
Love this deodorant!
SMooney from New York
We've used numerous non-toxic deodorants and this one hits the mark! Helps keep you fresh in the summer heat. Doesn't leave residue on your clothes. Light fresh scent. Glides on easily and doesn't pill. Definitely buying more!
Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for sending me this deodorant to try out in exchange for my honest review.
Clean ingredients and so effective!
dajohnson22 from Plymouth, Minnesota
I received the Hello Clean and Fresh deodorant with activated charcoal as a test product from the Stellar Product Testing Panel and it is by far, one of the best clean and natural deodorants I have tried. Over the years I have tried numerous natural deodorants and never found one that ended my search. Hello is the first charcoal deodorant that I have been able to put on without it clumping or being irritating. It went on very smooth and left no stains on my clothing. It didn't have drag issues and I didn't have to let it "warm up" to put it on. It has a nice clean smell without being overpowering. Both my husband and I felt comfortable with the scent and wore it. It was nice to use not only for everyday use, but held up during a workout and on hot days doing yard work. I did not run into an experience that required me to re-apply during the day.
I like that the container isn't girly and is very streamlined and clean. I will admit that I was a little annoyed when I first opened it and found that quite a bit of the deodorant was stuck in the lid. I'm not sure if it melted during shipping or what happened, but I liked it enough to literally use my fingers to use up every last bit. I really can't say that I have any real criticisms for this deodorant and will continue to purchase it.
Best smelling softest deodorant ever!
ayates from Canyon Lake, Ca
Prior to receiving this deodorant from the Stellar Product Testing Panel a few weeks ago, I was looking for a new natural deodorant. I have tried all of the natural deodorants on the market and have never been satisfied. As soon as I received the package I noticed the soft shape, and texture to the Hello Clean + Fresh Deodorant packaging, and was impressed. The moment I removed the lid I was surprised with a sweet but subtle smell. This deodorant smells good all day long, and does not stain when applied or causes irritation to my skin which was a major plus. I had found with other deodorants If I had shaved that day the deodorant would irritate my skin not Hello Clean + Fresh Deodorant. The last thing I would like to note is the softness of the product. When applied I swear it feels like silk. I would highly recommend this product.
Now to be fair the only negative is the package does say last 24 hours I would have to say this is closer to about 12-15 hours.
Thanks, Stellar Product Testing Panel and Hello Products for allowing me to test such a great product that I will be purchasing in the future.
Honeyfizz from undisclosed
I received this product through the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I like Hello! products a lot and absolutely love the charcoal toothpaste, so was excited to try this. The packaging is fine and it works like any other drugstore solid deodorant. It applies smoothly and has a pleasant odor, nothing to offensive and overall pretty light. Unfortunately, when it came to doing its actual job, this deodorant did not work for me at all. I had super smelly pits within an hour of using this product. I use many other natural deodorant products regularly (haven't used anti-perspirant for years) so know that this was not my body getting used to using a natural deodorant. I tried using it a few times over several days and had the same result. Unfortunately, won't be using this again!
Naturally Friendly Product that WORKS
sadblra from Maine
I was fortunate enough to receive the Hello Fresh + Clean with activated charcoal deodorant from the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I am very satisfied with this deodorant. As someone who has been looking for a natural, clean, and effective deodorant for quite some time now, I was excited to finally have one that I don't mind using on my body. The container is sleek, modern and inviting. Hello markets that they never test on animals, there is no aluminum, baking soda, or parabens in the deodorant. This is a 24-hour natural deodorant that REALLY WORKS! Seriously, I received this just in time for summer and I haven't been self conscious of my underarm smell when I wear this product. I have been trying to find a deodorant that actually claims what they say on their bottle. I have found myself stinky by the end of the day with other natural deodorants. This deodorant is long lasting and has a nice scent that isn't overpowering, in fact, it is refreshing and cool. Hello's Fresh and Clean with activated charcoal doesn't rub off on clothes either – SCORE! I put on deodorant right after my shower and never have found a residue left over on my clothes. I have been using this deodorant for 4 weeks now and I haven't had any issues with skin irritation. I am unquestionably going to continue using Hello's deodorant!
Candydlf from Johnson City, TN
Thank you Stellar Product Testing Panel for the opportunity to try this deodorant. The Hello Clean deodorant with activated charcoal works! I have tried plenty of natural deodorants over the years in the hopes of avoiding aluminum, but many of then use baking soda which really irritates my skin. The ones that don't use baking soda as an active ingredient are not usually as effective but this one is! It works for a full 24 hours to keep stink at bay and sometimes more if I haven't been overly sweaty. I will definitely be buying this product in the future and recommending to others. My only negative is that it is not always a smooth, glide on application especially straight out of the shower. It's not rough or painful friction by any means, but it could be smoother in my opinion. Still a wonderful product!
All day fresh!
Lindal202 from Oak park, IL
I got to try out with the help of the Stellar Product Testing Panel, Hello Brand deodorant with activated charcoal. From trying it for two weeks, I am blown away by the results. First, the packaging is super cute and attractive. I love the teal colors, it gave me a sense of calming when I looked at the deodorant. Also, the scent was fresh, not fruity, which is a plus, cause I want to smell realistically fresh. I could smell myself whenever I raised my arms after being in the hot blazing sun for a couple of hours, and I still smelled minty! Along with that, I have never tried a deodorant that had charcoal activated in it, but the Hello brand did it and made it work. The application was simple and didn't chunk or clump on me, and everyone hates that. I had clean armpits and a fresh mint scent that was so alluring. I really enjoyed this product, right down to the packaging to the actual deodorant itself. Hello brand did a fantastic job at creating my perfect deodorant for me.
Great charcoal option for natural deodorant
DaniCA from California
This deodorant glided on smoothly and left no marks on my skin or clothes. I was happy with how the product worked, however the smell is a bit stronger than other natural deodorants I've been used too. I usually only wear deodorant before I workout as I don't tend to be very stinky or sweaty through everyday tasks. This deodorant held up well to my workouts, runs and rides. The only negative as mentioned above is the strong smell - the scent is lovely, but I haven't used strong-smelling deodorants since I made the switch to more natural deodorants. If you love a pleasant smelling deodorant, this is a great, natural option! I received this product for free through Stellar Product Testing Panel in exchange for a review.
A natural deodorant that actually works
Mama2Knox from Colorado
Using a natural, aluminum free deodorant is really important to me, so I was excited to try out this new product with charcoal. Hello deodorant glides on super easy and didn't irritate my skin even when I applied directly after shaving. I loved the light, fresh scent. I was hoping that the charcoal color would help eliminate staining on dark clothes, unfortunately it still left marks on tanks. I did notice that less is more with this deodorant to avoid clumping, it works just as well with a couple swipes. Overall one of the best all natural deodorants I've tried, holding up even in 90 degree weather. I will definitely purchase in the future. I received this deodorant from the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
Good Natural Deodorant Option
Amber281 from undisclosed
I really enjoyed the fresh, bright scent of this deodorant. It's quite citrusy and great for summer. However, I did find myself having to apply it multiple times a day. It seems to wear off quickly. Very smooth, effortless application. My favorite part of this product was how natural it was. I didn't have to worry about any harsh chemicals or additives. This product was gifted to me by the Stellar Product Testing panel.
Really great if you don't sweat too much.
Stownp from Oklahoma City
I really liked this deodorant. It smells amazing, it went on so easy, and didn't irritate my skin at all like other natural deodorants have. This deodorant is perfect- if you don't sweat often. If I worked out at all, the deodorant quickly lost its scent and power. I often applied it right before I worked out, and right after if I wasn't showering right away. If you don't need a deodorant with big staying power, this will be perfect for you. Bonus: packaging.
I was given this deodorant to try as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
kar1j1 from Dallas, Texas
This deodorant works really well! I apply before I go for a run. It's very important that I have a good working deodorant in this hot, humid, Texas heat. And this does the trick! I love that it has natural ingredients, also. Thanks to Stellar Product Testing Panel for sending this!
Best Natural Deodorant Yet
lizcole1227 from Seattle, WA
hello did it again. This deodorant is amazing. Smooth, not clumpy, and smells fresh. Helps keep the 'ol pits fresh too, definitely works longer than other natural deodorants I've tried. All-day fresh finally. Go get it, don't hesitate. You won't regret it. Thanks to stellar panel testing for sending this my way, as I now have my favorite new deodorant
Nice Concept. Missed the Mark.
acpeaches4 from undisclosed
I really wanted to like this deodorant. I use other Hello products that I love but this one just missed the mark. The scent was almost nonexistent. What I did smell was not discernable. The texture was very weird. It wasn't quite a solid but it also wasn't the gel or cream kind. It made me feel sticky. It didn't come off clumpy but I did find myself scrapping it off in the shower. It didn't really last the purported 24 hours that was on the container. I usually had to apply 2 times to feel like it was working to prevent odor. I did like the container. It had great color combinations and fit easily in my hand. And the dial was easy to turn.
But my wife loved it. So it's just not for everyone, I guess.
I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review from Stellar Product Testing Panel.
The best I've used
CourtneyJ from Las Vegas
I received this from Stellar Product Testing Panel and I am so happy I got it. I have been searching for a good healthy brand that would help with keeping sweat and smell at bay and this deodorant does everything I have been looking for. It seems sooooooo good, and it rolls on so smoothly, it's smoother then butter. It doesn't stain my clothes and it keeps me dry during the day and holds up during my incredible sweaty workout sessions. I will definitely be ordering this over and over again