Over the past few months, there have been a lot of rumors of Myro deodorants going off the shelves at target due to a supposedly defective formula.
If you’re a Myro fan, there is probably a lot that’ll be going through your mind after reading about the news. Is the brand still worth trying?
Should you go for another brand?
In this article, we’ll clear the air on the recall as well as let you know other important information that’ll be valuable in your buying decision.
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The Myro Deodorant Recall: What Transpired
The crux of the issue is that there wasn’t really an official recall as far as Myro deodorants are concerned.
When Myro started, their deodorants were great and you can easily find a lot of raving reviews on the product online.
However, in the year 2019, the brand partnered with Target and released a new formula for their deodorant.
The brand actually had a few customers beta test their new formula known as ver. 2.0. And that’s exactly where the problem begins.
After the Myro 2.0 was fully released into the market, people were buying it with the expectation of getting similar results to the old one or even better.
Unfortunately, a lot of customers are now experiencing problems the worst of which is skin redness and flaky skin.
Some complain of the product melting or being too soft and smelling bad.
Forums are awash with complaints, mainly about the newer formula of the deodorant.
And these alone are enough for a product to be recalled if a brand is ethical enough or if the FDA got involved.
As of now, the deodorant can still be ordered on the official website of Myro. Whether they have changed or worked on the formula to be better is anyone’s guess.
So, you may want to read reviews carefully before buying.
Note: A user who is an employee in Target actually confirmed that they did, indeed, remove the deodorants off Target. But that was 3 years ago. And right now, Target seems to have the Myro deodorant listed on their website. If you’ve used it before and can compare the original package with the new one, you can check the one that is listed on the Target website.
Myro Deodorant Complaints: What are Reviewers Saying
Here are some of the complaints I’ve found:
1. Rashes and redness. This is the most common complaint about Myro deodorant. If you have sensitive skin, it might even be worse as some people reported losing layers of skin in their armpit. So, that’s a major problem there.
2. The formula is soft, and not firm enough to be effective. Because of the softness, the product will dry faster and might leave behind a sticky residue.
You’ll also get through it faster because of the lightness, which is not a good way of saving money or being frugal. Some users stated they got around this by leaving the deodorant in the freezer. Good but more hassle!
3. Irritation and burning sensation. This is also common and a major setback for the deodorant. I don’t know if I covered this before but there are also a lot of reports on skin peeling as a result of using the deodorant.
4. Leakages are also quite common. You use the deodorant for a few days, and then it starts leaking. No one knows the cause of that but a leaky product is a wasted product. It definitely won’t last long.
At a point, Myro Deodorant Leaking was a thing!
Why Myro Deodorant?
There are plenty of deodorant brands you can try. There is Lush, Smidt’s, Dr. Squatch, Lume, etc. Why would anyone want Myro deodorant?
In one word, “cheap”.
Most other deodorants are actually not cheaper, most of them are pricey.
Selling some old, unused Myro Deodorants seems like a good business now. Of course, that’s if you have them stacked prior.
Myro Deodorant Ingredients
I couldn’t find the ingredients on the official website (maybe hidden somewhere).
But after a few Google ninja searches, I found a typical ingredient list. Note that the brand claims its formula is based on 100% plant-powered ingredients.
They also claim that the deodorant is paraben-free, vegan, aluminum-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
Here is the full list:
Propylene Glycol*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sodium Stearate, Saccharomyces Ferment, Glyceryl Laurate, Fragrance/Parfum**, Triethyl Citrate, Silica, Glycerin, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Corn Starch/Maltodextrin Crosspolymer, Aqua/Water/Eau.
So, is Myro Deodorant worth it? Maybe.
But if the brand doesn’t reformulate the formula, make it firmer and actually useful, then it may be time to start looking for alternatives.
Myro Deodorant Recall
From all indications, it actually looks as though the deodorants were recalled. However, there isn’t any official announcement, either from Target or Myro.
By the way, the deodorants are back on the official site and Target. If you decide to not buy Myro, there are lots of alternatives out there such as Dr. Squatch Deodorant and Lush.