It’s no secret that deodorants containing aluminum tend to get a bad rap, despite there being no actual legitimate evidence linking its presence in antiperspirant to breast cancer or other health problems. Take it from Sarah Cate, an assistant professor of surgery and breast cancer specialist at Mount Sinai in New York City, who confirms to Allure that there is, indeed, no link. “We rely on studies done on thousands of women to see if there are links to breast cancer and the suspected culprit, and everyone wears deodorant without developing breast cancer,” she says.
Still, some folks simply prefer their body odor-fighting products without the ingredient, and because of this, a more brands are getting on board and now offer aluminum-free options. And they’re damn good, too. While some aluminum-free deos hail from drugstore staples such as Dove and Secret, there are also all-natural and indie companies putting out seriously solid options, too — and with adorable packaging to boot.
If you’re new to the world of aluminum-free deodorants, no worries: We’ve got you covered with the cream of the crop from brands like Blume, Kopari, Pharmacy, Megababe, and more. Ahead, find 12 amazing options from Allure editors and dermatologists.