*Last Updated 10/1/2020
Is Native Deodorant Cruelty-Free?
Native Deodorant is in the “Grey Area”.
Native Cosmetics states on their website that they are cruelty-free, and even have links to programs for ending animal testing, however, we have not been able to find solid information anywhere else besides their website. They are not listed in the Leaping Bunny database nor appear as Cruelty-Free on any other trusted cruelty-free blogs.
Our team has received an email response from Native confirming they and their ingredient suppliers do not test on animals, however, they only mentioned where they ship to not where they sell products.
Who Owns Native Cosmetics?
Native is owned by a non-cruelty-free parent company, Procter & Gamble (since 2016).
Native Natural Deodorant by Native Cosmetics
One brand that seems to be taking the natural deodorant scene by storm is Native Cosmetics. They carry a full line of deodorant for both men and women, at a reasonable price to boot ($12 USD). The product claims to keep odor at bay, even during sweaty workouts (which we all know is a downfall for most natural deodorants).
The ratings for their deodorant are through the roof, with an average of 4.92 stars. We’ve been contemplating trying Native Deodorant ourselves but wanted to fully research their ingredients and cruelty-free status first.
Native Deodorant Ingredients
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil)
- Tapioca Starch
- Ozokerite (Earth wax)
- Maranta Arundinacea Root Extract (Arrowroot Powder)
- Stearyl Alcohol
- Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
- Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter)
- Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil)
- Hydrogenated Castor Oil
- Jojoba Esters
- Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
- Acidophilus/Grape Ferment
- Glyceryl Caprylate
- Glyceryl Undecylenate
- Oil Fragrance (depends on deodorant scent)
*These above are ingredients for the base unscented deodorant. Certain scents may have additional ingredients. The ingredient list is subject to change from the time of this post. For an up-to-date list please reference the Native website.
Are The Ingredients “Clean”?
All of the ingredients used in Native Deodorant are natural and have been deemed safe by EWG. Of course, it’s always important for you to review the ingredients on your own to make sure there’s nothing in it that irritates your skin. Most scents contain Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda), which can be an irritant to some people, however, they have two scents that are baking soda free Coconut & Vanilla (Sensitive) and Cotton & Lily (Sensitive).
Native Deodorant is sulfate, paraben, phthalate, talc, gluten and aluminum free.
Is Native Deodorant Vegan?
Yes. Native Deodorant recently removed beeswax from their ingredients and is now fully Vegan.
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