Our Philosophy: Body odour content

Don't let Bacteria cause a stink!

Sweat doesn't smell until it reacts with the bacteria on our skin. The apocrine sweat glands in our armpits produce sweat which is high in protein and fatty acids. The bacteria on our skin break down these components of sweat. A by-product of this metabolic process is body odour. 

Kiriwai has been carefully formulated to create a pH balanced environment where these bacteria cannot get to work. While other deodorants cover up body odour, Kiriwai doesn't let it happen in the first place. THE RESULT: BYE BYE B.O.

Our Secret Weapons:

Zinc Oxide

A true skin hero. It reacts with sweat and turns it into odourless zinc salts. Our Zinc Oxide is non-nano so cannot be absorbed through the skin. It acts as a B.O. barrier. 

Magnesium Hydroxide

An antibacterial superstar. Unlike other forms of Magnesium, this Marine derived Magnesium has low solubility, meaning it won't wash off easily. It stays on the skin and acts as another barrier against odour.

Activated Charcoal

Medicinal grade Activated Charcoal traps toxins and chemicals in its millions of tiny pores. It uses the chemical process of adsorption (yes we spelled that right) to soak up the nasties. 

Diatomaceous Earth

Rich in silica and highly antimicrobial, DE is very effective at eliminating odour. It's close to pH neutral, meaning it won't irritate sensitive armpit skin. It puts the DE in DEodorant.