Every ingredient in type:A deodorant serves a purpose. To create our patent-pending formula, we tested and re-tested the formula, eliminating any unneccessary ingredients, 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 totally clean and free from traditional preservatives, and still passes the industry-standard preservative efficacy test.

deodorant ingredients

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. Although the studies are inconclusive, we’ve decided it’s best to steer clear. After all, no one NEEDS aluminum in their personal care products. Plus, aluminum plugs 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.

PFAS

A class of widely-used chemicals that contain highly-fluorinated components. These chemicals accumulate in the environment, and in our bodies, via our exposure to a myriad of products and materials. Their impact on our health is unknown, but research has shown reason for concern.



type:A deodorant ingredients

 

Base Formula (The Minimalist)


Diisopropyl adipate

What it does: A safe synthetic ingredient that gives type:A its smooth texture, so it feels soft on your skin.

Glycerin (organic, vegetable-derived)

What it does: The base of our sweat-activated technology, our organic, vegetable-derived glycerin absorbs moisture and nourishes the skin.

Beeswax

What it does: A soft, natural wax that’s humanely and sustainably sourced, and used to achieve type:A’s soft, smooth texture.

Dimethicone

What it does: A safe synthetic ingredient that gives type:A its ultra-lightweight feel and helps it glide easily onto skin.

Heptyl undecylenate

What it does: A safe synthetic ingredient that makes type:A feel soft and smooth on your skin.

Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)

What it does: 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, to be effective while minimizing the potential for irritation.

Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) root powder

What it does: A well-known, natural starch that effectively absorbs moisture (i.e. sweat), to keep you feeling dry.

Sorbitan oleate

What it does: A safe synthetic ingredient that helps bind the formula together.

Zea mays (corn) starch

What it does: A natural starch that effectively absorbs moisture (i.e. sweat), to keep you feeling dry.

Copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax

What it does: A soft, natural wax used to achieve type:A’s soft, smooth texture.

Triethyl citrate

What it does: A natural ingredient that prevents odor with its antibacterial properties and feels soft and smooth on skin.

Glyceryl stearate

What it does: A safe synthetic ingredient that helps bind the formula together. 

Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil

What it does: A natural oil used to achieve type:A’s soft texture, which also helps to prevent odor with its antibacterial properties.

Tapioca starch

What it does: A natural starch with a silky, smooth feel that absorbs moisture (i.e. sweat), to keep you feeling dry.

Bisabolol

What it does: A naturally-derived skin care ingredient that has anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties.

Water

What it does: Pure, distilled water helps the sweat-activated technology work its magic.

Silver chloride

What it does: A natural ingredient that helps prevent odor with its antibacterial properties.

Titanium dioxide

What it does: A natural mineral of non-nano particle size that protects the silver chloride from oxidizing.

Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract

What it does: A plant-based natural ingredient with skin-soothing properties.

Zinc citrate

What it does: A natural ingredient that helps prevent odor with its antibacterial properties.


The Visionary

Scent ingredients only used in The Visionary


Caprylic/capric triglyceride  

Tell me more: Derived from glycerin, this natural ingredient helps blend the other natural scent ingredients used in The Visionary.

Citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil

Tell me more: Don’t let the name fool you, this natural oil is expressed from the peel of mandarin oranges but smells more like lemons.

Linalool

Tell me more: A naturally occurring ingredient found in flowers and plants that puts the “crisp” in The Visionary’s crisp clean citron scent.

Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil      

Tell me more: Lavender oil is what gives The Visionary its subtle herbal notes. A bit of a wallflower (pun intended), it blends into the background without smelling too much like lavender.

Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil     

Tell me more: An essential oil, also known for its healing properties, which adds freshness to The Visionary scent without actually smelling like flowers.

Elettaria cardamomum (cardamom) seed oil      

Tell me more: Cardamom seed oil is a warming spice that adds to the herbal notes in The Visionary.

Dimethyl heptenal 

Tell me more: An ingredient that rounds out The Visionary’s citron scent, giving it a tart lemon / lime note.


The Dreamer

Scent ingredients used only in The Dreamer


Caprylic/capric triglyceride      

Tell me more: Derived from glycerin, this natural ingredient helps blend the other natural scent ingredients used in The Dreamer.

Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil

Tell me more: Commonly used in aromatherapy, this oil produces an aroma that is fruity, floral and sweet all wrapped into one.

Jasminum officinale (jasmine) oil

Tell me more: Derived from the white flowers of the jasmine bouquet, this oil gives The Dreamer its soft floral notes. 

Terpineol

Tell me more: This ingredient is found in natural oils, like pine oil, and combines with other natural oil extracts to evoke a white floral bouquet. 

Eugenol

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 evoke a white floral bouquet. 

Hydroxycitronellal

Tell me more: A floral scent ingredient that has sweet,  perfume-like notes with undertones of melon and citrus. 

Amyl cinnamal

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

Scent ingredients only used in The Achiever


Mentha arvensis (corn mint) leaf oil

Tell me more: Less “minty” than peppermint, this oil (aka wild mint) provides the base of The Achiever’s invigorating scent.

Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil

Tell me more: Often used as a pain reliever, this refreshing oil puts a little pep (permint) in The Achiever’s step.

Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil

Tell me more: Known to soothe inflammation, this natural oil adds refreshing herbal notes to the The Achiever’s ocean mint scent.

Juniperus cummunis (juniper berry) fruit oil

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

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

Tell me more: This natural ingredient is part of the natural oil blend that gives The Achiever its refreshing ocean scent.

Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil

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

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.

Lavandula hybrida (lavandin) oil

Tell me more: Lavandin is a hybrid of true and spike lavender and the herbal qualities amp up The Achiever’s refreshing ocean mint scent.


The Adventurer

Scent ingredients only used in The Adventurer


Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar) leaf oil

Tell me more: Extracted from northern white cedar trees, this oil smells like pine needles and puts the “evergreen” in The Adventurer’s evergreen forest scent.

Thuja plicata (western red cedar) wood oil

Tell me more: Also used as a meditative and calming oil, this essential oil adds to The Adventurer’s outdoorsy scent.

Abies sibirica (siberian fir) oil

Tell me more: This essential oil, which is known to have strong antiseptic properties, rounds out The Adventurer’s forest scent.

Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) leaf oil

Tell me more: Koala bears love eucalyptus leaves and so do we - the invigorating oil extracted from their leaves gives The Adventurer a little bit of that get-up-and-go. 🐨

Pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil

Tell me more: Patchouli, really? We know, we know. We’re defying the stereotype and using this scent ingredient to round out The Adventurer’s rugged, woodsy scent.

Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil

Tell me more: An essential oil, also known for its healing properties, which adds freshness to The Adventurer scent without actually smelling like flowers.  

Lavandula hybrida (lavandin) oil

Tell me more: Lavandin is a hybrid of true and spike lavender and the herbal qualities amp up The Adventurer’s refreshing forest scent.

Canarium luzonicum (elemi) gum nonvolatiles

Tell me more: This resin comes from evergreen trees native to the Philippines and gives a boost to The Adventurer’s evergreen forest scent.

Raspberry ketone

Tell me more: Also a dietary supplement (which you may have seen at your local GNC), this natural ingredient adds refreshing notes to The Adventurer.

Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil

Tell me more: Often used as a pain reliever, this refreshing oil puts a little pep (permint) in The Adventurer’s step.


The Maverick

Scent ingredients only used in The Maverick


Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) leaf oil

What it does:  Koala bears love eucalyptus leaves and so do we - the invigorating oil extracted from their leaves gives The Maverick a little bit of that get-up-and-go. 🐨

Pogostemon cablin (patchouli) leaf extract

What it does: Patchouli, really? We know, we know. We’re defying the stereotype and using this scent ingredient to round out The Maverick’s warm, spicy scent.

Vanillin

What it does: Sourced from vanilla bean extract, this ingredient rounds out The Maverick’s modern spice scent.

Myroxylon pereirae (balsam peru) oil

Tell me more: An oil extracted from the resin of Balsam trees, which smells like vanilla and cinnamon, that adds to The Maverick’s spiciness.

Vetiveria zizanoides (vetiver) root oil

Also known as the oil of tranquility, this oil is extracted from green grass native to India and its scent gives The Maverick a woodsy undertone.

Juniperus virginiana (virginia red cedar) oil

Tell me more: Little known fact: red cedar wood is often used to build furniture. The oil extracted from these trees give The Maverick its rugged scent.

Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil

Tell me more: Often used as a pain reliever, this refreshing oil puts a little pep (permint) in The Maverick’s step.

Cistus ladaniferus (rock rose) oil

Tell me more: Rock rose oil has many purposes - in The Maverick it adds a warm, spicy kick.

Dipteryx odorata seed extract

Tell me more: Aka tonka bean extract, this natural ingredient helps round out The Maverick’s rich, masculine scent. 


The Energizer

Scent ingredients only used in The Energizer


Citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil

Tell me more: This oil is cold-pressed from oranges native to Italy and put the “citrus” in The Energizer’s citrus mint scent.

Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil

Tell me more: Often used in aromatherapy to uplift (and energize!), this oil adds a little bit of zest The Energizer’s refreshing citrus scent.

Citrus limon (lemon) peel oil

Tell me more: This natural ingredient is part of the natural oil blend that adds tartness to the sweet bergamot in The Energizer’s refreshing citrus mint scent.

Citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil

Tell me more: Don’t let the name fool you, this natural oil is expressed from the peel of mandarin oranges but smells more like lemons.

Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil

Tell me more: Used to relieve stress in aromatherapy, this natural oil helps round out The Energizer’s citrus mint scent.

Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil

Tell me more: Often used as a pain reliever, this refreshing oil puts a little pep (permint) in The Energizer’s step.


Deodorant Wipes Ingredients

Water

What it does: Pure, distilled water helps our odor-neutralizing complex work its magic.

Dicaprylyl Carbonate

What it does: A naturally derived ingredient that feels soft and smooth and helps spread the formula on your skin.

Triethyl Citrate

What it does: A natural ingredient that prevents odor with its antibacterial properties and feels soft and smooth on skin.

Glycerin (organic, vegetable derived)

What it does: Our organic glycerin is soy-derived and absorbs moisture while nourishing the skin.

Arginine

What it does: An amino acid with antioxidant properties that helps nourish the skin.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (organic)

What it does: A natural oil which soothes the skin and also helps to prevent odor with its antibacterial properties.

Polyglyceryl-6 Laurate

What it does: A safe synthetic ingredient helps spread the formula on your skin and also nourishes your skin.

Lauryl Glucoside

What it does: An ingredient derived from coconut or palm oil that cleanses the skin.

Caprylyl Glycol

What it does: A safe synthetic ingredient that nourishes the skin and also helps preserve the formula.

Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate

What it does: A natural ingredient made from vegetable oil that helps bind the formula together.

Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda)

What it does: An odor-neutralizing natural powerhouse. Our deodorant wipes contain extremely low levels of sodium bicarbonate, which means even sensitive skin types can use the wipes without irritation. 

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract

What it does: A plant-based natural ingredient with skin-soothing properties.

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract

What it does: A natural ingredient with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that both refreshes and soothes the skin.

Saccharomyces Ferment

What it does: Derived from yeast enzymes, this ingredient helps neutralize odor, to keep you smelling fresh.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

What it does: Derived from glycerin, this natural ingredient helps blend the other natural scent ingredients used in The Visionary.

Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil

What it does: Don’t let the name fool you, this natural oil is expressed from the peel of mandarin oranges but smells more like lemons.

Linalool

What it does: A naturally occurring ingredient found in flowers and plants that puts the “crisp” in The Visionary’s crisp clean citron scent.

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

What it does: Lavender oil is what gives The Visionary its subtle herbal notes. A bit of a wallflower (pun intended), it blends into the background without smelling too much like lavender.

Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil

What it does: An essential oil, also known for its healing properties, which adds freshness to The Visionary scent without actually smelling like flowers.

Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil

What it does: Cardamom seed oil is a warming spice that adds to the herbal notes in The Visionary.

Dimethyl Heptenal

What it does: An ingredient that rounds out The Visionary’s citron scent, giving it a tart lemon / lime note.

Zinc Citrate

What it does: A natural ingredient that helps prevent odor with its antibacterial properties.

Bisabolol

What it does: A naturally-derived skin care ingredient that has anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties.

Xanthan Gum

What it does: A plant-based ingredient that helps bind the formula together. 

Phenoxyethanol

What it does: A safe synthetic ingredient that helps preserve the deodorant wipes formula.

Ethylhexylglycerin

What it does: A safe synthetic ingredient that helps preserve the deodorant wipes formula.