What Big Brands Don’t Want You To Know About Traditional Antiperspirants



As the world turns its focus on companies using animals to test beauty products, you’re in shock to find that your favorite antiperspirants from big-brand companies are involved in this cruel practice

We’re not talking rubbing a safe, finished product on the armpit of a rabbit. No, we’re talking about big companies employing laboratories to smear harsh chemicals found in antiperspirants directly onto animals’ bare skin and into their eyes. Animals used in these experiments aren’t given any pain relief, and most are confined to cramped, barren cages and eventually killed. 

You’re horrified and close to putting your antiperspirant in the bin, but you hesitate. You’ve heard that natural deodorants don’t work. We are here to tell you that this simply is not true! Not only do natural deodorants protect you from applying toxic chemicals onto your skin and blocking up your pores, but they are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, meaning they DO NOT test their products on animals. 

But what exactly makes a deodorant ‘vegan’ AND ‘cruelty-free’?

It’s what’s inside that counts. Deodorants that are vegan and cruelty-free use ingredients that are completely natural, chemical-free and good for your body and nose! Here are some of the most commonly used vegan ingredients you can find in natural deodorants: 

Baking Soda: Often used in toothpaste and in cleaning products, baking soda absorbs moisture and neutralizes whiff-causing bacteria due to its alkali properties.

Arrowroot: This naturally occurring plant starch absorbs moisture but is less abrasive than baking soda, making it an ideal ingredient for people with delicate skin.

Kaolin Clay: This mineral compound has been applauded for its moisture absorbing abilities and has been used in Asian countries for centuries. 

Witch Hazel: Known for its antibacterial properties, witch hazel is also an astringent - it causes the pores to restrict, which when applied to the armpits means less sweat.

Hops: Hops are best known as an ingredient in beer brewing, but they also help prevent the growth of bacteria, making them useful when it comes to reducing funky BO smells. 

Alum: Alum works by forming a layer on the skin, trapping the sweat so that bacteria can’t rush in for a smelly feeding frenzy. Today it is used in many natural deodorants and is the main component of mineral rock products.

Zinc Oxide: This compound is antibacterial and forms a protective layer on the armpit and prevents any aromas from escaping.

Sounds perfect, right?

nakd. Thai Crystal Deodorant adopts all these principles and includes these armpit-loving ingredients that are 100% cruelty-free and vegan. Gone are the days of blocked pores, irritable skin and yellow-stained clothes. Make the switch today and join the nakd lifestyle. Not only will your health and skin improve dramatically, but you can live in the peace that you aren’t contributing to the harmful, cruel practices that animals have to endure to keep humans odor-free. 

Josh Spilewski