Type:A™ Deodorant
Ingredients 101


Every ingredient in type:A deodorant serves a purpose. To create our patent-pending formula, we tested and re-tested the formula, eliminating any ingredients that weren’t necessary, until we landed on a deodorant that met our high-performance standards and cleared all of our safety hurdles.

We’re proud to introduce a formula that is free from traditional preservatives, and still passes the industry-standard preservative efficacy test.

What’s in type:A deodorant

Get to know every ingredient and its purpose.

Diisopropyl adipate What it does: Smooth texture
Tell me more: A synthetic ingredient that feels soft and smooth on the skin.
Glycerin What it does: Absorbs moisture, nourishes skin, solvent
Tell me more: A real natural powerhouse. Our organic, vegetable-derived glycerin absorbs moisture, moisturizes the skin, and acts as a solvent to suspend several active ingredients that prevent odor and protect against wetness.
Beeswax What it does: Smooth texture
Tell me more: A soft, natural wax that’s humanely and sustainably sourced, which is used to achieve the ideal texture.
Dimethicone What it does: Lightweight feel
Tell me more: A synthetic ingredient that makes the formula ultra-lightweight and helps it glide easily onto skin.
Heptyl undecylenate What it does: Smooth texture
Tell me more: A synthetic ingredient that feels soft and smooth on the skin.
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) What it does: Odor protection
Tell me more: A commonly used natural ingredient known for its ability to neutralize odor. If used in excess, sodium bicarbonate can irritate the skin. However type:A’s sweat-activated technology is designed to release only a little at a time as you sweat, to be effective without irritating.
Maranta arundinacea
(arrowroot) root powder
What it does: Absorbs moisture
Tell me more: A well-known, natural starch that effectively absorbs moisture (i.e. your sweat), helping to keep you feeling dry.
Sorbitan oleate What it does: The “glue”
Tell me more: A synthetic ingredient that helps bind the formula together.
Zea mays (corn) starch What it does: Absorbs moisture
Tell me more: A well-known, natural starch that effectively absorbs moisture (i.e. – sweat), helping to keep you feeling dry.
Copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax What it does: Smooth texture
Tell me more: A soft, natural wax used to achieve the ideal texture.
Triethyl citrate What it does: Odor protection, Lightweight & smooth texture
Tell me more: A natural ingredient that prevents odor with its anti-bacterial properties and feels soft and smooth on skin.
Glyceryl stearate What it does: The “glue”
Tell me more: A synthetic ingredient that helps bind the formula together.
Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil What it does: Odor protection, smooth texture
Tell me more: A natural oil used to achieve an ideal texture, and also helps to prevent odor with its anti-bacterial properties.
Tapioca starch What it does: Absorbs moisture
Tell me more: A natural starch with a silky, smooth feel that absorbs moisture (i.e. sweat), which helps keep you feeling dry.
Bisabolol What it does: Skin care ingredient
Tell me more: A well-known skin care ingredient that has anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties.
Water What it does: Solvent
Tell me more: Pure, distilled water helps the sweat-activated technology to work its magic.
Silver chloride What it does: Anti-bacterial
Tell me more: A natural ingredient that helps prevent odor with its anti-bacterial properties.
Titanium dioxide What it does: Anti-bacterial support
Tell me more: A natural mineral of non-nano particle size that is used here to protect the silver chloride from oxidizing in the formula.
Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera)
leaf extract
What it does: Skin care ingredient
Tell me more: A well-known natural ingredient with skin-soothing properties.
Zinc citrate What it does: Anti-bacterial
Tell me more: A natural ingredient that helps prevent odor with its anti-bacterial properties.
The Visionary

Ingredients only used in The Visionary

Caprylic/capric triglyceride What it does: Carrier oil for the scent ingredients
Tell me more: A natural ingredient partially derived from glycerin. As a carrier oil, it helps blend the other natural scent ingredients used in The Visionary.
Citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: This natural oil is expressed from the peel of mandarin oranges and gives The Visionary its dominant citrus scent.
Linalool What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: A naturally occurring ingredient found in flowers and plants that imparts a crisp element.
Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: Lavender oil gives The Visionary its subtle herbal notes. A bit of a trickster, it does this without actually smelling like lavender.
Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: An essential oil, also known for its healing properties, used as a supporting element to impart freshness without actually smelling ‘floral’.
Elettaria cardamomum (cardamom) seed oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: Cardamom seed oil is a warming spice that adds to the herbal notes in The Visionary.
Dimethyl heptenal What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: An ingredient that rounds out the citron scent, imparting a tart lemon / lime note.
The Dreamer

Ingredients only used in The Dreamer

Caprylic/capric triglyceride What it does: Carrier oil for the scent ingredients
Tell me more: A natural ingredient partially derived from glycerin. As a carrier oil, it helps blend the other natural scent ingredients used in The Dreamer.
Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: Commonly used in aromatherapy, this oil is extracted from the Cananga Odorata plant and has a beautifully floral aroma with balanced fruity, floral and sweet elements.
Jasminum officinale (jasmine) oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: Derived from the white flowers of the jasmine bouquet, this oil imparts soft, rich floral notes.
Terpineol What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: This ingredient is found in natural oils, like pine oil, and combines with other natural oil extracts to counterbalance the fragrance and evoke a white floral bouquet.
Eugenol What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: This natural ingredient is extracted from essential oils, often from spice oils like clove, and combines with other natural oil extracts to counterbalance the fragrance and evoke a white floral bouquet.
Hydroxycitronellal What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: A floral scent ingredient that has sweet perfume-like notes with undertones of melon and citrus.
Amyl cinnamal What it does:Scent ingredient
Tell me more: This natural ingredient produces a scent that’s similar to jasmine and helps round out The Dreamer’s white floral scent.
The Achiever

Ingredients only used in The Achiever

Mentha arvensis (corn mint) leaf oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: Also known as wild mint, this oil provides the base of The Achiever's energizing scent. Less ‘minty’ than peppermint, corn mint leaf oil has a green, slightly sweet quality.
Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: Often used as a pain reliever, a touch of this oil blends with the wild mint to add energy and zest to the scent.
Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: Known to soothe inflammation, this natural oil adds refreshing herbal notes to the mint blend in The Achiever.
Juniperus cummunis (juniper berry) fruit oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: A natural skin toner, this oil blends with citrus oils to create the refreshing ocean notes in The Achiever.
Citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: This oil is cold-pressed from oranges native to Italy and blends with juniper berry oil to create The Achiever’s refreshing ocean scent.
Citrus limon (lemon) peel oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: This natural ingredient is part of the natural fragrance oil blend that gives The Achiever its refreshing ocean scent.
Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: Extracted from the peel of oranges, this essential oil combines with citrus oil to create The Achiever’s refreshing ocean scent.
Vetiveria zizanoides (vetiver) root oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: Also known as the oil of tranquility, this oil is extracted from green grass native to India with a scent reminiscent of sea salt air and a woodsy undertone.
Lavandula hybrida (lavandin) oil What it does: Scent ingredient
Tell me more: Lavandin is a hybrid of true and spike lavender and the herbal qualities add to the refreshing ocean mint scent of The Achiever.

What’s NOT in type:A deodorant

Aluminum There’s a lot of buzz about the negative effects of aluminum (the active ingredient in antiperspirant) and unfortunately, not a lot of certainty. In order to be called an antiperspirant in the US, the FDA requires using one of several approved aluminum compounds which plug the sweat ducts under your arms, thereby keeping you dry and odor-free. The most commonly used are aluminum chloride, aluminum chlorohydrate, and aluminum zirconium.

Some studies suggest that exposure to aluminum in antiperspirants could lead to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease or cancer. In addition, antiperspirants plug sweat ducts, which forces your body to reabsorb hormones and toxins and likely disrupts natural endocrine functions.
Parabens A class of preservatives commonly used to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Parabens are endocrine (or hormone) disruptors, which may alter important hormone mechanisms in our bodies.
Propylene glycol Propylene glycol is commonly found in stick deodorants — giving the stick its firm texture. It is often derived from natural gas or petroleum, though it can be vegetable-derived as well. It has been associated with irritant and allergic contact dermatitis, even when used at low levels.
“Fragrance” If you see simply “fragrance” on an ingredient label, it’s likely synthetically-made and there’s no way of knowing what it actually contains. Fragrance formulas are protected under federal law as “trade secrets” and do not have to be disclosed by brands. Synthetic fragrances often contain hundreds of stock chemical ingredients, including hormone disruptors and allergens.
Phthalates A class of plasticizing chemicals used to make products more pliable, or to make fragrances stick to skin. Phthalates disrupt the endocrine system and may cause birth defects.
Polyethylene glycol (PEGs) Listed on ingredient labels as PEG or PPG followed by a specific compound, PEGs are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. Depending on manufacturing processes, PEGs may be contaminated with measurable amounts of ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane, which are both carcinogens.