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How does Lume work?

Lume Deodorant works by completely preventing odor reactions on external skin. Lume blocks the ability of bacteria to consume fluids like sweat, semen, urine, and blood that lead to odor all while maintaining the healthy physiological pH of our skin.


Clinical Testing
Princeton Consumer Research put Lume to the test in one of the hottest cities in the country, St. Petersburg, FL, during the hottest time of the summer with some real stinkers (like us!) Barrie Drewitt, world-renowned “Odor Guru,” has been testing deodorants (and sniffing pits) for over 20 years and works with all of the industry leaders. He is tough, he is trusted, and it seems Lume took him by surprise!

Real people with real BO underwent a 10-day period where they refrained from using any deodorant or antiperspirant products on their underarms. Because most antiperspirants and deodorants contain waxes and oils that leave a residue behind that doesn’t wash off after just a few showers, it was important each test subject had a "clean slate." We needed to make sure Lume wasn’t affected by any other previously-applied product.

They then “primed" their pits with Lume Deodorant for 3 days. On the 4th day, they applied Lume and put on a prepped white, cotton t-shirt to wear for the next 24 hours. 

Subjects were evaluated for body odor and graded at both 24 and 72 hours after proper Lume application by Barrie Drewitt and his team. These odor judges can detect even minute BO thresholds, well beyond the average human sense of smell. They grade completely blinded, not knowing which product was placed on which subject, and found that Lume Deodorant completely blocked 100% of BO all day and continued to control odor for 72 hours 🎉

Click here to read more about our clinical testing!

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