Every Man Jack is one of the most popular brands out there for all things men grooming.
You can pick from body washes, bar soaps, hand washes, deodorants, cologne, and even hand sanitizers. Aside from body products, Every Man Jack also offers hair, skin, and beard products.
The brand’s deodorants seem to be more popular, compared to the likes of Dr. Squatch, Brickell, or Duke Cannon.
As effective as these deodorants can be, they can also have some side effects. The most common ones include chafing, irritation, itching and burning sensations.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, then you need to know the ingredients in Every Man Jack Deodorants.
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Why Every Man Jack Deodorants Burns
Depending on your skin type, some ingredients in Every Man Jack deodorants can cause irritation, redness, or inflamed skin.
These ingredients often include but are not limited to, aluminum, dyes, fragrances, propylene glycol, parabens (paraben), vitamin E, and lanolin.
They can cause allergic reactions, especially if you have sensitive skin.
This often includes burning and irritation underarm or in those areas where you applied the product. Some deodorants contain these ingredients while others don’t contain them.
A Cursory Look at Every Man Jack Deodorants
At the time of writing this article, Every Man Jack has up to 15 deodorants.
While they all have some ingredients that occur in all of them, each one will come with unique ingredients that’ll differentiate it from the others.
Unfortunately, I can’t look at all of them in a single article like this. So, I’ll be reviewing the ingredients in a few of their popular scents.
Some of the most popular ones are Cedarwood, Citrus, Sandalwood, etc. A uniform theme in all of these scents is that they have aluminum-free versions you can order for.
Since aluminum is one of the causes of the burning sensation, I’ll be looking only at only one of them, and that one should not have aluminum as an ingredient.
Every Man Jack Cedarwood Deodorant
This is no doubt the most popular from the line.
Every Man Jack claims that this deodorant is free from parabens, phthalates, dyes, aluminum, and other harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin.
Instead, it is packed with cotton extract, witch hazel, lichen extract, essential oils, and sage refresh, all of which are derived from plants.
In essence, it’s cruelty-free and one of the many deodorants that aren’t tested on animals.
As you would expect, this product is supposed to help you eliminate odor-causing bacteria, and reduce wetness underarm, while leaving you fresh and clean.
It’s also an affordable and natural deodorant for all.
What about the full ingredients?
Here is the list of ingredients used in making this deodorant:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Propanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Sodium Stearate, Witch Hazel Distillate, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Extract, Calendula Extract*, Myrrh Gum Extract, Alpine Lichen Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Chamomile Extract*, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Wood Extract, Fragrance/Parfum. *Certified Organic
At first, it would seem that there is no visible ingredient that can cause burning, itching, or irritation on the list.
However, upon a close look, you can see there is fragrance/parfum there. And that’s one of the major culprits for burning/itchy underarms.
Note on Ingredients:
Also, the brand seems to have changed some things in the ingredients. The formula above is the old one. It seems the brand has now changed to a new one.
So, there has been some complaint from users who’ve used the new formula only to discover that it irritates the skin.
I’ll post the new formula below so you can see there truly has been a change in the formula. So, if you ever experience burn/irritation/itching, it might be because of this.
Here is the new ingredient list:
Propanediol, Water (Eau/Aqua), Sodium Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Glycerin, Silica, Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Stearic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Linalool, Fragrance.
As you can see, compared to the first list of ingredients, this one is fuller and features more items.
As with all skincare products, less is always better. So, that’s the first red flag. Also, there is quite a number of users who claim that the product has indeed been changed.
While the package remains the same, the cap, texture, and ingredient list are now different.
So, if you have the old product, you may not experience any burning sensation. This is because it has the old formula, which everyone loves.
However, if you’re using the new formula, you are more likely to get symptoms like irritation, burning, redness of the skin, or itchy.
It could be one of these or all, depending on how tough your skin is. If you’re experiencing any symptoms, it’s better to stop and look for better alternatives.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is it true that Every Man Jack Cedarwood Deodorant is aluminum-free?
Going by what the brand claims, yes. Also, being aluminum-free does not mean the product can’t irritate.
Aluminum isn’t the only ingredient that can cause irritation. As I mentioned before, parfum (fragrance) can cause it too and it is present in this deodorant.
There are also a few strange ingredients that are not in the original formula that might need further investigation to determine if they can trigger any of the symptoms.
Does it smell nice?
I looked through a few reviews from users and it’s obvious the Cedarwood deodorant does indeed smell nice, albeit for a short while.
How does Cedarwood compare to other Every Man Jack deodorants?
I’d say they are quite similar. There might be a few differences in the packages, scent, and price, but the ingredients are likely to be the same or very close.
So, I don’t really think the experience would be different. If you have a contrary opinion, I’m all ears.
What’s a better alternative?
Alternatives would be Native, Toms, Dr. Squatch, Schmidt’s, etc. However, all of these substitutes need to be researched and investigated as well.
For example, there are similar reports about irritation and itchy from Toms deodorants. Dr. Squatch deodorants also don’t cut it which is the conclusion from my review here.
So, the next stop would be Native and Schmidt’s which I hope to review in another article.