Are Brutal Truth products made in Australia?
Yes, our products are made in Melbourne and we’re 100% Australian owned.
Are Brutal Truth products free-from aluminium, zinc, SLS, SLES, parabens, artificial fragrances or colours?
Correct, you won’t find any of those in our products.
Does Brutal Truth use artificial/synthetic oils?
No, Brutal Truth have developed a range of natural essential oils designed to work on their own or with each other. It’s important to understand that natural essential oils do not have the same strength as a chemical fragrance. Our scents will be strongest when first applied and then gradually dissipate after a few hours.
Does Brutal Truth use botanical extracts?
We do. Brutal Truth products are built or daily use, utilising robust ingredients for whatever man can throw at them. The formulations have been made with Australian native extracts designed to work on their own or with each other.
Are Brutal Truth products suitable for vegans?
Yes, with the exception of one product. We are working on launching an all-natural vegan formula for our All-in-1 Moisturiser with SPF 15 soon, so please stay tuned.
Does Brutal Truth test their products on animals?
No, after 12 months in the lab, we’ve only tested on and off our own faces.
Is Brutal Truth deodorant an antiperspirant?
Yes. We use plant-based ingredients to reduce and absorb sweat, by tightening pores and trapping the odour, thus allowing your body to breathe and release toxins naturally. We don’t formulate with aluminium which is known to block the pores and prevent the body from sweating naturally.
Does Brutal Truth Antiperspirant actually work?
Yes. Whilst we think they smell good thanks to their natural essential oils, they have other benefits like pro-vitamin B5 to help keep skin soft and prebiotics to support healthy bacteria whilst restricting odour forming bacteria in your underarms. Our antiperspirants are formulated with quality plant-based ingredients that are effective in absorbing wetness and neutralising odour without the use of zinc, ethanol, parabens, sulphates, artificial fragrances, colours or palm oil.
Do Brutal Truth Antiperspirants have alcohol?
In our ingredients listing you can find Benzyl Alcohol, which is commonly used as a preservative in many natural skincare products. Whilst the term “alcohol” is used in the name, it does not contain any ethanol, which is what you might be concerned about.
Do Brutal Truth Antiperspirants have baking soda?
No. We use Bamboo Stem Extract to absorb wetness and reduce odour. Whilst baking soda is effective at absorbing sweat and odour causing bacteria, it can be harsh on the skin and cause irritation. It is more alkaline than your skin, which could disrupt your skin's natural pH balance causing irritating consequences.
Is Bamboo Stem extract safe for sensitive skin?
Yes, Bamboo Stem extract is an anti-irritant making it safe for sensitive skin. It helps strengthen the barrier to help absorb wetness without staining or clogging pores.
Will I need to ‘detox’ from my conventional deodorant?
When transitioning from traditional antiperspirants to natural deodorant or antiperspirant, some people may experience a ‘detox’ period. After prolonged use of aluminium based deodorants that block sweat glands, the body may need time to expel these toxins once you stop using them. You may experience an increase in odour, wetness and sensitivity. If you do experience a detox period, please continue with Brutal Truth natural antiperspirant as your body will adjust, usually within 1-2 weeks.
Will Brutal Truth antiperspirant stain my clothing?
It’s unlikely. Yellow sweat stains are often the result of chemical reaction between your body and aluminium salts found in antiperspirants. The chemical reaction produces yellow-coloured deposits that remain stuck in the fibres of your clothing. We recommend that you avoid over-applying and ensure your underarms are dry before applying deodorant. Avoid tight clothing and synthetic fabrics. It is important to note that yellow stains may also occur without any antiperspirant ingredients.
Damn it, my roll-on Antiperspirant’s ball is jammed!
This can happen if the formula has dried over the ball. Try pressing firmly and rolling it back and forth on a piece of fabric. Still having trouble? Get in touch.
Why do I need to store my Brutal Truth products below 30 degrees?
If the antiperspirants or skincare products are exposed to high temperatures such as being left on the dash of your car, they can go rancid. This is due to not using chemical stabilisers in our natural formulas.
I have sensitive skin, do I need to do a patch test?
It’s a good idea. We always recommend it to ensure there’s no irritations that may occur.
Is your packaging recyclable?
Brutal Truth does use recyclable packaging.