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Vegan Deodorant: The Best Cruelty-Free Brands

Cruelty free and vegan deodorant was once tough to find. But today so many brands are available that you are bound to find one you love.

It’s important to distinguish deodorants from antiperspirants. Human sweat carries almost no odor until ferments by bacteria. Deodorants inhibit bacterial growth and mask the smell of perspiration.  Antiperspirants, by contrast, contain chemicals that constrict sweat ducts and block perspiration altogether.

There are unsubstantiated claims that, by blocking sweat glands, antiperspirants may increase cancer risk. This is seems a dubious claim but regardless, deodorants are nevertheless a more prudent choice for eliminating body odor.

Keep in mind that every individual 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. All brands are cruelty-free and made without animal ingredients.

For Women

For Men

Unisex

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

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