Summer has arrived, which means another reason to get my hands on a new deodorant :p

Brand spanking new on, I made my purchase online and got it in 4 days!

A lil bit pricey at $21 CAD for 57g – I admit I love the scent way too much so, take my money!

I’m sure everyone is familiar with the scent by now… if you’re not, you’re definitely missing out ;)) it smells of coconut, vanilla and sandalwood, similar to physician’s formula butter bronzer but a tad bit stronger.

I adore the bum bum cream but wished it was a bit more moisturizing. The scent stays on overnight and I love the way it melts into my sheets.

The deodorant boasts the following:

  • Prevents odor all day
  • Soothes irritation from shaving
  • Leaves underarms feeling softer, smoother, and more moisturized
  • Has a fragrance that lasts all day
  • Does not leave white residue or oil stains on clothing
  • Is the best aluminum-free deodorant they’ve ever used


Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tapioca Starch, Stearyl Alcohol, Magnesium Hydroxide, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethyl Citrate, Parfum (Fragrance), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Platonia Insignis Seed Butter, Lactobacillus/Papaya Fruit Ferment Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Seed Oil, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene.


Comes in a plastic roll up tube
Size comparison to my hand
The amount you get in a bottle


Used it for a week now, everyday for about 8 hours. My thoughts are on the 8 hour time frame.

  1. Scent

Amazing scent, the same as the bum bum cream. I could smell it fading away after the 4 hour mark.

2. Application

Smooth roll on, leaves abit of a white cast initially but wears off after 10 minutes. I noticed a sticky feeling underarm for a good 15 minutes or so before it feels waxy.

I’ve read comments about it being an aluminum free deodorant, therefore being more organic and leaves a waxy feel.

Not sure about the comments/claims but this is what I experienced so far after a week of usage.

3. Longevity

Because it leaves a waxy feel, I can’t really tell if my armpits are sweating, or if it’s the remains of the deodorant. I know, tricky. It definitely is causing mixed feelings, ha!

I do think it lasts for a good 2-3 hours before reapplication.

Overall, do not recommend this if you’re looking for a heavy duty deodorant to wear to the gym. Would recommend for fun days, like to the beach (if you wanna smell good). The scent is very worth is, but deodorant itself does not perform its job.

Does not do a great job at keeping sweaty pits away, and I consider myself to have not-very-sweaty pits at all. To the sweatier people, beware!

Definitely wished it did a better job at keeping the sweats away considering that price tag, but oh well, keeping it for the scent 😉

Posted by:Day

One thought on “WORTH THE HYPE? Rio Deo Aluminum-Free Deodorant Review

  1. Thanks for the review! I was hoping I’d found a product, been looking for aluminum-free, but glad to know this probably won’t work. Oh well. I need sweat-free because I live in a very humid climate.


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