I get sent quite a few products to review and many are just not suited to keep life simple. However this product, a natural deodorant, is brilliant. It kept me smelling fresh all day even through exercise. I even took one for the team by taking a whiff under my arm pit in public, and guess what?… there was NO PONG!
I asked the NO PONG founders, Chris Caley and Melanie McVean to answer some questions I had about their popular “anti –odourant” and below are there answers and my review.
NO PONG is 100% natural. Why was this an important decision when formulating your flagship product?
To be honest, “natural” wasn’t the aim when we were formulating No Pong. There are lots of natural materials that are actually quite toxic – uranium for example (!) and even oleander which is common in gardens around Australia which is one of the most poisonous backyard plants.
Our aim was to create an extremely effective deodorant, using simple ingredients and importantly was absent of any of the ingredients that have question marks around them – parabens, aluminium salts, phthalates, and harsh disinfectants like triclosan.
Most deodorants and antiperspirants can stain clothes, particularly white garments, with a yellow hue. Why is this and how does NO PONG prevent this?
We couldn’t speak for other products, but No Pong rubs in clear and is designed to stick to skin, not clothes. If you wait a few minutes to let it absorb, there is really very little chance of it transferring onto clothes.
How many uses (approximately) do users get from NO PONG and does the product have a use-by date?
We’ve designed each tin of No Pong to last around a month for most people. This allows us to offer a convenient Monthly Club subscription service as well. No Pong stores extremely well, and we recommend a period after opening of 6 months, but in practice most people will use their No Pong within a month or so.
NO PONG is designed to be applied with the fingers. Can users use any other application accessory?
We believe it’s important to be in touch with your body, so we don’t supply any applicators. As outdoorsy people, it’s really no different to putting on a lotion or a cream and it’s second nature to us to jump out of the shower in the morning, put on some No Pong, give our hands a quick wipe on a hand towel and away we go!
As the product is free from harmful chemicals and toxins, can NO PONG be used by the whole family, including children, elderly and pregnant women?
Yes, we’ve designed No Pong for the whole family!
NO PONG provides 12 hour protection from odour. Is this protection affected by daily activities, workouts etc. and what ingredients in particular are responsible for this?
No Pong is designed to keep you fresh under the most strenuous activities, and it makes light work of rigorous workouts. Hot yoga is a breeze, and we’ve even run No Pong on a 42km marathon, and 450km mountain bike race in the tropics and came up smelling fresh. No Pong is so effective, as it creates an environment that smelly armpit bacteria can’t survive, and is water resistant so that it doesn’t just wash off when you sweat!
What tips can give you my readers to help keep life simple?
Life can get pretty complicated, pretty easily. One thing we always remind ourselves to do is to stay focused – whether it’s on our business, and doing one thing really well, or whether it’s a training regime or eating plan. Distraction lets you to drift off-course without even noticing it, and a side effect of that is complexity. Eliminate distractions! Focus helps us to keep life simple!
Thank you Chris & Melanie for answering my questions about NO PONG
Would I buy the product and continue to use it?
I simply love this natural deodorant or as its clever label reads NO PONG “anti- odourant”. It’s a winner for
- The essential oils used leave an addictive spicy, herby aroma that keeps your underarm smelling amazingly fresh the entire day.
- Smooth in texture, the product is also easily applied, and it comes packaged in a small convenient ego tin. Perfect fit for any makeup, hand or gym bag!
- It didn’t sting my sensitive arm pit skin after I shaved and applied it, in fact it was soothing.
- Great value for money because you only need to use a little dab under both arms.
- It doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients.
- 100% Australian made, well done guys!
What NO PONG say:
What is No Pong?
No Pong is an extremely effective, All Natural, Anti Odourant
Made from delicious, all natural ingredients, blended together to create a ridiculously effective, sweat resistant, all day deodorant that does exactly what it says on the tin!
Guaranteed to be 100% paraben, aluminium, blood, sweat, and tear free.
Our Original No Pong is one of Australia’s favourite, all natural deodorants.
A ridiculously effective, super-natural, bicarb based deodorant
Keeps you fresh for up to 12 hours, and is completely aluminium, triclosan, and paraben free
35 delicious grams equals a month of armpit odour free living for everyone around you
Online only price starting at just $5.95 + $3.00 S&H (RRP $9.95 + S&H)