Find products and ingredients Learn how Skin Deep® works Meet our experts Discover EWG VERIFIED®
Product score: 05

Data Availability:

Limited

Degree, Clinical Protection Stress Control Anti Perspirant & Deodorant

Degree, Clinical Protection Stress Control Anti Perspirant & Deodorant

WHERE TO BUY

When you make a purchase through retailer links on our site, we may earn commission through affiliate programs. All affiliate fees EWG receives support our nonprofit mission. Learn more here

CATEGORY

Antiperspirant/Deodorant

BRAND

Degree

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2022

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 03
ALUMINUM ZIRCONIUM TETRACHLOROHYDREX GLYCINE COMPLEX
Appeared as: ALUMINUM ZIRCONIUM TETRACHLOROHYDREX GLY
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antiperspirant agent, cosmetic astringent, deodorant agent, antiperspirant, astringent, deodorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 04
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
PARAFFIN
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) binder, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) absorbent, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, hair fixative, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosity increasingagent - nonaqueous, emulsion stabilising, hair fixing, viscosity controlling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
HYDRATED SILICA
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, oral care agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
MALTODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
GELATIN CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED COM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binding, film forming
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
CELLULOSE GUM
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 05
BHT
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex GLY 20.0%; Inactive Ingredients: CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, PARAFFIN, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), SILICA, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SODIUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, HYDRATED SILICA, MALTODEXTRIN, GELATIN CROSSPOLYMER, HYDROLYZED COM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, CELLULOSE GUM, BHT

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

LEARN MORE ON PETA.ORG

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

Score legend

Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
Low Availability
Moderate Availability
High Availability

More antiperspirant/deodorant

VIEW ALL antiperspirant/deodorant
Skindeep Healthy Living App

EWG research
on the go

Find personal care, cleaning, and food products on the EWG Healthy Living app.

DOWNLOAD THE APP