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is adidas deodorant safe

Have you ever noticed that more and more brands have started using the “Aluminium free” magic words as a marketing tool lately?

Well you know us, it may be aluminium free, but we won’t stop there as guess what? We still found a lot of other dangerous things in there.



What is in Adidas’ deodorant formula

adidas deodorant formula review


Is it safe for you to use?

Propylene glycol:

Propylene glycol: dangerous for those with kidney disorders; may cause transitory stinging and tearing; penetration enhancer which means it helps other chemicals penetrate the skin. And this is the first ingredient!


water is a natural ingredient….of course!


Sodium Stearate:

This substance is Suspected to be an environmental hazard

Sodium palmitate:

Sodium palm kernealate is also known as palm oil. As many of you may already know, this oil is a complete disaster for the environment and presents absolutely no benefits for your skin. This oil is used only in cheap soaps and cosmetics.

Sodium arachidate :

Is an emulsifier derived from peanuts, used in soaps for exemple.


Parfum (Fragrance), neurotoxic, strong irritants.

Sodium behenate:

Is a cleaning agent

Cyanosis tetragonal ova ( guar) gum:

Is a gum from a bushy plant that forms a gel when extracted. This substance helps bind ingredients together. This is a natural ingredient and there are no toxicity or health concerns.

According to Environmental Working Group, some could be allergic to this substance.

Sorbitan Sesquioleate

According to, this chemical is a generally mild skin irritant.  a study published in Dermatitis entitled “Sorbitan Sesquioleate”,  found that more and more people are allergic to this chemical.

Palmitic acid

Is a natural fatty acid which can be derived from animals or from plants. Low concerns for its effect on the environment.

Stearic acid

Is an ingredient derived from nature. It could be animal or plant based.

It is used as a thickener and emulsifier.

Lithium magnesium

Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate is a synthetic silicate clay consisting mainly of lithium, magnesium and sodium silicates.

This chemical is considered a nano particle. Preliminary scientific research has shown that many types of nanoparticles can be toxic to human tissue and cell cultures, resulting in increased oxidative stress, inflammatory cytokine production, DNA mutation and even cell death. They can penetrate cell walls, including organ tissues, and are known to be highly reactive.


Sodium silicate:

According to the truth in aging, The Cosmetic Database finds Sodium Silicate to be a moderately hazardous ingredient, and is classified as expected to be toxic or harmful, as a human irritant and as toxic to humans (I am not sure the use moderate is greatly justified here…). There are concentration limits for Sodium Silicate in cosmetics, and concerns regarding allergic reactions, organ system toxicity and irritation of the skin and eyes.

However, ultimately, the CIR considers this ingredient safe based on assumption of low absorption (lets all go back to the first ingredients here…) . No studies were found that listed direct negative side effects from the use of sodium silicate in topical application.

Sucrose stearate

This substance presents no concerns for health

Xanthan gum

Is a natural substance

Triclosan :

Triclosan is a chemical ingredient which can cause liver cancer, according to mayo clinic

Butylphenyl methylpropional

Is a chemical substance used as a fragrance for its floral smell. This substance is classified as an allergenic and irritant in Europe. Therefore, is regulated and limited.

Hexyl Cinnamal

Is a substance derived from Jasmin and used for its fragrance

Sodium myristate:

It is a binder and anti cackling  agent, it is also used as a fragrance. No confirmed studies so far



Allantoin is a natural compounds which has soothing and anti inflammatory properties.

No records of irritation or allergies, it is therefore considered safe to use in cosmetic.

It shouldn’t be ingested though as it is toxic to the liver

Hydroxyisohexyl 3 cyclohexane carboxaldehyde

Is known as an allergen which causes eczema for 3% of the population. Tests have been done only on a short period (2 weeks) on forearms (not on armpits).


It’s a synthetic perfume which is ranked as hazardous in Europe and is part of the 26 allergen fragrance substances.


It is also a synthetic fragrance used in perfumery to mimic the smell of Roses. It is ranked as hazardous in Europe.

Sodium laurate:

Is considerate to be a safe synthetic ingredient.

Alpha isomethyl ionone

According to the website truth in aging, This substance has been known to irritate the skin and trigger allergic reactions in some people. After evaluating the potential side effects of Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, the International Fragrance Association or IFRA banned the ingredient from being mixed into fragrance products. But you can still find this ingredient in a variety of other cosmetics that are not categorized as a “fragrance.”

Where is the logic we wonder…?

Myristic acid:

Is a synthetized ingredient which mimics the fatty acid found in coconut oil.


One more synthetic ingredient used in perfumery.

Gossypium herbaceum ( cotton) powder:

This is a natural vegetal ingredient which helps absorb moisture.

Sodium citrate:

Is used in cosmetics to balance the Ph of the product.


Extr. D and C violet ( ci 60730)

According to a European scientific study, this ingredient is used as a colourant and leads to organ toxicity, genetic mutation. It is therefore not allowed in higher concentration than 0,5%.

adidas deodorant ingredient label

As you can notice on the label, it is well said not to be used on broken skin…

A deodorant, by definition, is used on shaved fragile skin under the arms.


So this Adidas aluminium free deodorant?

Ok so this deodorant doesn’t contain any aluminium. Still,  it contains a lot of irritants, harsh and sometimes dangerous chemicals. On the top of this, the first ingredient actually makes other chemicals more easily absorbable by the body.

For an easy and safe deodorant recipe, please follow this link deodorant  with a candy flavour.

Any questions or comments please let us know below!

Lots of Love

The Spoiled Bee Xx



4 responses to “Is the Adidas Aluminium Free Deodorant safe for you?”

  1. Green Bee Avatar

    Really useful post France, thznk you. I may need to reblog this with your permission…:)


    1. engelsfrance Avatar

      Of course I am very honored if you reblog this post! Don’t hesitate!!!

      Liked by 1 person

    2. engelsfrance Avatar

      Thank you so much for re blogging !!! I am so happy to spread that kind of info

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Green Bee Avatar

    Reblogged this on Green Bee and commented:
    Don’t believe the hype! Marketing companies are quick to jump on the ‘Aluminium free’ band wagon but don’t let that hoodwink you into believing that the rest of their ingredient list is good enough for you.

    France’s great site is full of tips. This is a really useful post that explores each ingredient.
    Nothing like a little knowledge to take with you next time you hit the pharmacy.


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