Vancouver Magazine, July/August 2019

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Free-From Deodorant by Nala Care Crafting an all-natural deodorant that’s pleasant to use, actually works and, y’know, ditches the harmful, potentially endocrine-disrupting toxins typically found in drugstore roll-ons is no small feat. But Radmila and Ada Juristovski, the mother-daughter duo behind Nala Care, seemed to have cracked the code. Spurred by the loss of Radmila’s husband (and Ada’s father), Alan, to cancer in 2013, the pair channelled their grief into enhancing their health and discovered that, when it came to personal-care goods, there was plenty of room for improvement in the natural-deodorant category. And so came Nala, a line of unisex “free-from” stick deodorants that use a blend of easy-to-pronounce, botanically derived ingredients, like cocoa-seed butter, ylang-ylang essential oil and carnauba wax, to keep underarms feeling and smelling fresh. (They’re “free-from” in the sense that they’re free from parabens, aluminum and other compounds that research has linked to cancer and reproductive issues, among other concerns.) Choose from three scents (and strengths): we love the charcoal-and-peppermint for every day, while the geranium-and-lemon-myrtle is ideal for early-morning HIIT workouts and then some. “Not only did it leave me feeling protected all day, but it’s also lightweight and lovely to apply,” said Ana Allen, beauty director of Evalina Beauty and our head beauty judge.


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