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Ingredients Dictionary

Woohoo Body products are made using the highest quality clean, natural, vegan ingredients (with a good dollop of organic goodness in there too). Each of our ingredients has been selected because of its unique properties that make it an important part of our skin problem-solving formulas, Whether it's busting body odour, clearing breakouts, or making your hair oh-so-smooth & shiny. Use this Ingredients Dictionary to learn about the ingredients in our unique Australian formulations, or click here to learn more about our ingredients philosophy.

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Ingredients starting with D

A globally and COSMOS approved preservative for cosmetics and toiletries




Derived from biofermented yeast it acts as an exfoliation agent, corrects pigmentation, anti-wrinkle agent, anti-aging agent and anti-acne agent




A type of sand made from fossilized algae also known as silica which can benefit skin health. It has is highly absorbent and can absorb both water and oil.




A pure oil straight from the outer Islands of Fiji. It contains a unique essential fatty acid, calophyllic acid, which works to regenerate skin cells, soothe irritation and reduce inflammation.




Frequently Asked Questions

We're a small Aussie business based in Newcastle NSW and we make all of our products here. 

In the cosmetics world it's almost impossible to use 100% Australian ingredients as we don't have many ingredient manufacturers here in Australia. 

That said, we do use Australian sourced ingredients and packaging at every opportunity!

Good news! We can confirm that bicarb does NOT contain aluminium.

It's actually a bit of a rumour (or clever marketing!).

Here's a great blog article if you'd like to learn more 👍

No way, Jose! Our zinc is non-nano.

This means that the particles are bigger (micron size), rather than nano size, so you don't need to be concerned about the potential health risks linked to nanoparticles.

Our creations are high in active ingredients, so the products work hard for you to achieve the best results possible.

For more information on how we choose our ingredients and our Conscious Chemistry approach to formulating Click HERE

There are concerns around some types of silica as a potential carcinogenic,  but we don't use that type of silica here at Woohoo HQ 😊. The silica we use is safe to apply to your skin.

A quick science lesson! There are two types of Silica:

  1. Non-crystalline (amorphous) - found in plants - this is the kind we use
  2. Crystalline forms (quartz) - found in rocks or as grains of sand - this is the kind to avoid
Both types of silica are found in nature and can also be produced synthetically.
Crystalline silica (quartz) is the form of silica that is certainly a cause for concern. It is the type of Silica that is a health hazard and is believed by many to be carcinogenic in dust form when inhaled. It is not dangerous applied topically the skin in an emulsion.
Here at Woohoo we choose to use amorphous silica. It has a different structure to crystalline silica at the atomic level (physically) but also in its toxicological properties. There are no hazards associated with amorphous silica, and it is safe to use in topical products. It will stay on the surface of the skin and will not penetrate the skin. We use a nature-identical, synthetic form of amorphous silica to ensure its purity.

YES it is OK to use a bicarb soda deodorant, but only if it has been carefully formulated to have a lower pH like Woohoo. 

We've carefully balanced the pH so it's not too alkaline but it still busts odour with the best of them. 

It is possible your skin may react if you are using too much, have not properly cleaned away previous applications or have other external irritants like clothing rubbing on the area. 

It’s also good to remember your pits occasionally need some moisturising just like the rest of your skin :-) 

If you are extremely sensitive, which does happen for some, we do have Bicarb free Woohoo too!

Alcohols are a bit confusing - there are good alcohols and bad alcohols! What the!?

The types of alcohols to avoid are ethanol type alcohols - they're very drying to your skin, which can lead to all sorts of issues.

We would never put these alcohols in our products. BUT... you might have seen Cetearyl Alcohol in the ingredients list for some of our cream-based products.

This is a different type of alcohol altogether and is actually a naturally derived fatty acid which moisturises and protects your skin rather than stripping and drying it.

Don't be scared off by its name :)

We use sustainably sourced ingredients. e.g. our coconut oil comes from local farms in a small Solomon Islands community & our Shea butter is sourced from a community in Ghana. 

Our ingredients are all listed on the individual pages for each product. Look for the ingredients tab to find the list :-)

Here at Woohoo we use all-natural ingredients to add fragrance to our creations, Essential oils are the most common way to do this,
However, our Surf Deodorant does not contain essential-oils! Which is great for those who can be sensitive to them, we have instead chosen to use Food Flavouring.

Yep, you read that correctly! Surf contains Food Flavour, It also smells good enough to eat - but please don't 😁

This Tropical Flavour is our supplier's proprietary blend, so we are unable to break it down further for you except to share that the potential allergens in the tropical food flavouring are;

The specific plant that those allergens are derived from is unknown, and can vary from time-to-time depending on availability.
An example is the compound Limonene, which can be found in Eucalyptus as well as nearly every citrus fruit.

Triethyl Citrate is a deodorising active ingredient that is derived from natural sources.

It is used as it is one of the few natural deodorising ingredients available.

It is both approved by natural and organic certifying organisations such as Na true and COSMOS. It has an EWG score of 1