Woohoo Frequently Asked Questions
Are Woohoo products gluten-free?
Yes, they are all gluten-free.The brand has taken extra steps to work together with the Coeliac society of Australia for further research on the effects of gluten in skincare. For those who have dietary concerns, you can be rest assured that gluten in skincare doesn’t absorb into the digestive system through the skin, so you can actually use them!
Are the deodorants safe to use during pregnancy?
Yes, the Woohoo deodorants are safe to use if you’re pregnant. All the ingredients in the deodorants are carefully chosen to ensure that they are safe to use by everyone, including pregnant women.
Are the essential oils in the deodorants safe for pregnancy?
While there are some essential oils that are not safe for pregnancy because they’re known to be emmenagogues - types of herbs that stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area, the essential oils in the Woohoo deodorants definitely do not contain them. The essential oils that are used in the products are at very low percentages, being under 1% in total, making them safe to use. In general, essential oils to avoid in pregnancy include clary sage, peppermint, rosemary, sweet marjoram, vetiver and juniper. If you are still unsure about the use of essential oils if you’re pregnant, you can always consult your obstetrician or gynaecologist.
Can my kids use the Woohoo deodorants?
There are no specific age in general for when kids can start using deodorants, so yes! They definitely can use the Woohoo products. For younger kids, you will need to keep a watchful eye to make sure they don’t overuse the product and to always encourage them to wash their underarms to remove the deodorant build-up after a long day of use.
Are the products made in Australia?
Yes, the company is based in Newcastle NSW and all the products are made there.
Is silica safe in deodorant?
The amorphous silica, that is typically found in plants are the ones that Woohoo uses in their deodorant range because it has a different structure and is considered safer to use in cosmetic products. The crystalline silica, on the other hand, is the one to avoid in any cosmetic products as they pose a hazardous effect to humans. It can cause lung cancer and other respiratory diseases when inhaled in large quantities, and it can also cause skin irritation and damage if it comes into contact with the skin.
Is the zinc in the deodorant safe to use on the skin?
The zinc oxide found in the ingredients of the Woohoo deodorant sticks are considered non-nanoparticles. This means that they are safe to use on the skin because of its larger particle size, which makes it less likely to absorb through the skin. Nanoparticle zinc has the ability to penetrate the skin and potentially enter the bloodstream due to the smaller particle size, typically less than 100 nanometers. Exposure to nanoparticle zinc can cause inflammation, DNA damage, and other harmful effects in human cells, which makes products containing them more hazardous to use.
What ingredient in the Woohoo deodorants that could potentially cause allergies?
The Shea butter in the Woohoo deodorants may cause reactions for those who have allergies to Shea (or latex, as they are closely related).
How long do the Woohoo deodorants last?
Oh, you'll be happy to know that range of Woohoo deodorants are not a flash in the pan! These deodorants are designed to last all day, even for heavy sweaters. And for those who need a little extra oomph, the Woohoo Wild Extra Strength is more suitable to battle the toughest of odours.
Is there a difference between deodorants and antiperspirants?
Yes, there is a difference between deodorants and antiperspirants. Deodorants typically contain antimicrobial agents and fragrances to mask odours. Deodorants do not prevent sweating, but they do help to control odour by neutralising the odour-causing bacteria. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, are designed to reduce the amount of sweat that the body produces. They typically contain aluminum-based compounds that work by temporarily blocking the sweat ducts, thereby reducing the amount of sweat that reaches the skin's surface. Antiperspirants may also contain deodorant ingredients to control odour.
When should I apply the deodorants?
Deodorants should be applied after a refreshing shower or bath when the skin is clean and dry. Apply deodorant in the morning, before getting dressed, to ensure maximum protection throughout the day. If you are going to be participating in physical activity or spending time outdoors in the hot weather, you may want to reapply deodorant during the day to maintain freshness and odour control.
Do I need to re-apply the deodorant throughout the day?
You can always re-apply the deodorant, especially if you have a very energetic lifestyle. But be sure to always wipe your underarms clean before applying the deodorants to enhance its effectiveness.
I’m transitioning from alumiunium-based deo. Will that affect my skin if I start using the Woohoo natural deodorant?
It shouldn’t affect the skin in any way, although it may take some time for you to adjust to the various Woohoo flavours, as different essential oils work differently for some people.While some people don’t have an adjustment period (while some may take 4 days to a week), if after 1 week, the particular deodorant flavour isn’t long-lasting, you can change to another flavour.
Should I clean my armpits thoroughly before applying the deodorant?
Yes, you should always clean your underarms every time before you apply or re-apply the deodorants to ensure that the deodorant is most effective in controlling odour and maintaining freshness throughout the day.
I have sensitive skin! Which Woohoo deodorant should I go for?
The range available in Aussie Pharma Direct (Urban and Wild) do contain bicarb soda. However, many people with sensitive skin still find that they can use the regular strength Woohoo Urban deodorant because it has less bicarb soda compared to the extra strength Woohoo Wild deodorant.
Will the Woohoo deodorants stain my clothes?
While the Woohoo deodorants are designed to leave a lasting impression on your skin, they shouldn't leave a mark on your clothes. However, it's important to note that using too much product can sometimes result in white marks or oil-type stains on clothing. It's also worth mentioning that if you notice a yellow-looking stain on your clothes, this is usually due to sweat stains and not the product itself. So, don't worry - it's not the Woohoo deodorant that's causing those pesky stains! To prevent any potential staining, we always recommend following the directions for use and applying the deodorant sparingly.
Will the deodorants darken my underarms?
The Woohoo deodorants themselves are less likely to darken your underarms. However, it is still possible, and with excessive sweating, poor hygiene, or a buildup of dead skin cells in the underarm area can lead to darkening of the skin. To prevent underarm darkening, it's important to maintain good hygiene by regularly washing your underarms with soap and water, and exfoliating the area to remove dead skin cells. Using a gentle exfoliating scrub once or twice a week can help to prevent buildup and keep your underarms looking fresh and clean.
My Woohoo deodorant is stuck. How do I fix this?
It may be a little bit tricky to use the product for the for the first time since the deodorant tends to stick to the sides of the tube but this does not mean that the product is faulty! Whenever your deodorant stick is stuck, roll the tube back and forth on a flat surface, pressing it firmly to loosen the stick a bit. Then you can push it up slowly from the bottom of the tube. There may be some instances that you may need to warm the content of the deodorant by holding it to your skin on, especially on a cold day.
Is it normal for my deodorant stick to have cracks or holes?
Yes, it is completely normal because the air bubble that travelled through the molten formula during the cooling process can cause a small hole to appear in the deodorant stick.
How do I make my deodorant stick last longer?
Although the Woohoo deodorant stick can stay firm in higher temperatures for up to 45 degrees, it is always recommended to store the deodorant in a cool, dark place with temperatures under 30 degrees. Additionally, since the packaging is made from biodegradable cardboard, it is best to keep the deodorant away from wet areas such as the shower.