Baking-soda-free deodorant that seriously works — with skincare benefits / 2.4 oz
Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant is one of those delightful surprises we couldn’t possibly have predicted from one of our brands. Deodorant — from Kosas? And yet it is, by far, the current favorite among the Ayla team members who seek the strongest stuff for their underarms: as one of them mentioned, “Even at the end of my moving day yesterday in 106-degree heat, not a whiff of stink!”
The main secret to Kosas Chemistry’s success is its unique AHA blend — shikimic acid, mandelic acid, and lactic acid — which treats smell where it starts, creating a pH environment where odor-causing bacteria can’t survive. And as a side benefit, the blend also addresses underarm discoloration and helps prevent ingrown hairs.
Despite that strength, Kosas Chemistry is incredibly soothing to underarms, even after shaving. The lightweight, fast-drying, non-staining, rollerball-applied formula also includes soothing aloe vera juice, which feels lovely and cooling upon application. And unlike other deodorants, which use thickeners with few benefits to the skin, this one uses skincare-darling hyaluronic acid to soften skin. It even includes palmitoyl tripeptide-5 for its firming properties, which we’d never really thought of as a must-have for a deodorant — but now that it’s in this one, we’re wondering why no one else thought of that.
And to top it all off, it’s baking soda-free. (Aluminum-free, too, of course. We wouldn't go near that stuff.) Available in the following scents:
- Serene Clean, which is a fresh, faint scent reminiscent of a spa
- Beachy Clean, which has fresh, tropical notes of jasmine, orange flower vanilla, and sandalwood
How to Use
Do not apply to broken skin. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
Shikimic Acid is a natural deodorizer derived from star anise, known for antimicrobial properties + naturally helps minimize odor
Mandelic Acid helps address dullness and discoloration, derived from bitter almonds
Lactic Acid exfoliates while helping to improve the skin’s natural moisture factor
- Aloe Vera Juice: a potent moisturizer that invigorates and helps soothe the skin
- Hyaluronic Acid: hydrates, softens and smoothes the skin
Serene Clean: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Mandelic Acid, Glycerin, Shikimic Acid, Lactic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Polyglyceryl-4 Cocoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate
Fragrance Free: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Mandelic Acid, Glycerin, Shikimic Acid, Lactic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate
Serene Clean: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Mandelic Acid, Glycerin, Shikimic Acid, Lactic ...