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Vegan Deodorant: The Best Cruelty-Free Brands

Cruelty-free and vegan deodorant used to be tough to find. But today, so many brands are available that you won’t have trouble finding one you love.

Deodorants and antiperspirants do similar jobs but they work in different ways. Human sweat initially carries almost no odor. But bacteria on the skin feed on it, causing odor-causing fermentation. Deodorants inhibit bacterial growth, to keep this fermentation in check. They also typically contain fragrances that at least partially cover up any odors.

Antiperspirants, by contrast, constrict sweat ducts and thereby block perspiration altogether. There are unsubstantiated concerns antiperspirants may increase cancer risk by preventing sweat ducts from operating normally. This is seems a dubious claim but regardless, deodorants nevertheless offer a more prudent choice for eliminating body odor.

Everyone has a unique body chemistry so deodorants that work well for some people may fail horrendously for others. You should therefore try several brands so that you can discover your favorite.

Cruelty-Free Vegan Deodorant

You’ll find every conceivable type of deodorant in the following three lists, made by top personal care companies like Kiss My Face, the Body Shop, and Tom’s of Maine. All brands listed below are cruelty-free and made without animal ingredients.

For Women

For Men


For further reading: please see our vegan beauty guide and our animal ingredients list.

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