Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant is a clean, aluminium-free deodorant that is designed to not only control body odor but is also infused with skin-nourishing ingredients to soothe, smooth and brighten the underarm area while helping prevent ingrown hairs.
I had been trying to find a good aluminum-free deodorant for a while and spotted this one at Sephora, so decided to give it a try considering its bonus skincare benefits (it’s actually said to be a clean deodorant for skincare freaks!) Plus, it also promises to have a stain-free formula…yes, please!
Does this natural deodorant really work though to keep body odor at bay throughout the day? Read on to find out!
Ingredients + Benefits
AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) help lower the pH in your pit so it’s harder for odor-causing bacteria to live there. Less bacteria = less stink.
Shikimic Acid – Natural deodorizer derived from Star Anise, has antimicrobial properties + naturally helps stop odor.
Mandelic Acid – Reduces dullness and discoloration, derived from bitter almonds,
Lactic Acid – Exfoliates + seals in moisture, derived from plants
Pure Aloe Vera Juice – Moisturizes + soothes skin
Hyaluronic Acid – Hydrates, softens + smoothes skin
Highly Bioactive Peptide – skin-conditioning + firming.
No aluminum. No baking soda.
Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Mandelic Acid, Polyglyceryl-4 Cocoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Shikimic Acid, Lactic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Hyaluronic Acid, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Cananga Odorata Flower (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed (Jojoba) Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool
First up, I love that the Kosas Chemistry deodorant goes on with a completely clear finish and dries quickly so I don’t have to wait before getting dressed. The lightweight, non-sticky serum formula applies easily with a cooling rollerball and doesn’t leave any annoying white stains or residue on my clothes (no mess!)
Another thing I love about this deodorant is its exfoliating formula which keeps my underarm skin smoother and helps minimize uncomfy ingrown hairs. It feels nice and soothing going on the skin BUT I can’t use it right after shaving as it stings a bit!
The Kosas Chemistry Deodorant in Serene Clean is their scented version which is said to be a fresh, spa like scent. It’s a very light citrusy scent that’s only noticeable while application. There’s also a fragrance-free version available.
Now the big question is, does it really provide effective odor protection? Well, it does for the most part!
I find it to be a good deodorant for daily use, without having to reapply several times. It’s not an antiperspirant, so it doesn’t stop you from sweating, but I don’t care about that as long as there’s no smell (and wetness is not much of an issue for me anyways.)
If I’m outside for long on a super hot day or after I’ve done an intense hour-long sweaty workout at the gym, this deodorant won’t leave me completely BO-free afterwards but then no other deodorant does either (and since I shower shortly after workout it’s not a big deal!)
Overall, I really like the Kosas Chemistry Deodorant and will be purchasing it again. If you’re looking for a clean aluminum-free deodorant, this one is definitely worth considering. Not only does it fight BO, but is also mess-free and has bonus skincare perks like soothing and exfoliating skin.
Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant is available at Sephora for $15.
It’s vegan, cruelty-free and formulated without aluminum, baking soda, mineral oil, talc, silicones, fragrance, parabens, and phthalates.