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By ZERO Deodorant Dudes™
$4,488 pledged of $7,500 goal
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About this project

 

Our line of ZERO Skincare Products is now available through this kickstarter project, including our Shea Butter Moisturizing Lotion, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter Moisturizing Lotion, Odor Eraser Deodorant, and Coconut Oil and Shea Butter Moisturizing Sunscreen (SPF 30+).  

To us, it seemed like such a simple thing to do: include a few simple, wholesome ingredients into a cosmetic line, and nothing else. But, nobody is doing it! Other "Natural" or mainstream lotions and sun screens are filled with lots of hard to pronounce ingredients.  

We follow one simple rule when creating products that go on your skin: if you wouldn't want it in your body, don't put it on your skin.  

Our ingredients are simple, easy to pronounce, and filled with natures goodness. Watch our friend, Puppet Professor, explain more:   

Hey Professor!

 

There are very few regulations in the US regarding what goes into your cosmetics. This means companies can put pretty much whatever they want into a lotion, sunscreen, or deodorant and the FDA won't do much about it. In Europe, the regulations are tighter. Go ahead and check out the ingredients label on your lotion. There will be at least 10-15 ingredients in there. Many of these are chemical preservatives or emulsifiers, meant to improve shelf life and maximize profits.

The Internet is full of Info on Bad Skincare Ingredients!!
The Internet is full of Info on Bad Skincare Ingredients!!

Why not simply eliminate all of these chemicals and cut back to the basics? That premise is exactly what we at ZERO do. Shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, etc. These are time tested and proven safe skincare ingredients filled with natural vitamins and minerals that work wonders on the skin. 

Coconuts!
Coconuts!

For us, it's pretty obvious that most companies don't want to give you pure shea butter or coconut oil products because they cost more to make. We love formulating simple ingredients into simple products that work better than their corporate counterparts, AND we get to feel good about what we do! It's a win-win. We also don't charge crazy amounts for our natural products; providing universal access to awesome, healthy skincare products is what makes us tick.

We started a few years ago with a crazy idea: Let's move to the beach and make deodorant. Well, after quite a bit of testing and formulating, we patented a process that infuses oxygen directly into shea butter which allows it to kill odor causing bacteria on the skin. This means our deodorant works to keep you fresh all day with NO BAKING SODA, parabens, propylene glycol, aluminum, etc. Just simple shea butter, beeswax, and essential oils. 

 

 

We have extended this approach to simple perfection into a new line of deodorants, lotions, and sunscreens available today. 

We are not a large corporation. We are the guys you met in the video. We are passionate about what we do, and frankly a little surprised that there are so few companies attempting to eliminate unhealthy skincare ingredients. But that gives us a purpose, to raise awareness of this unique problem and to offer an economical solution. Please, check out our pledge point offerings. Give our products a try. You won't go back to regular store bought lotions, sunscreens, deodorants or even bug sprays. We guarantee it. 

(If you don't like our products for any reason, we happily offer a full refund. You won't find such an offer from our corporate counterparts, or even other "natural" deodorant and skincare companies!)

Risks and Timeline

1.) Low risk - We already work out of our manufacturing center/office where we handcraft, package, and ship products daily. We will use the funds from this Kickstarter to purchase labels, bottles, and raw ingredients needed for the new line. Your support is literally making this project possible

2.) Timeline - Kickstarter will end on June 30. 

June 30- Purchase labels, raw ingredients, bottles.

July 5 - Raw ingredients and bottles arrive to Wilmington, NC. Production begins!

July 10 - Labels arrive to Wilmington, NC. Now we get to stick labels onto the finished products!

July 20 - Production complete, begin packing and prepare to ship.

July 25 - Products shipped! Thanks to all of you amazing supporters.

(To be honest, we can probably do this even faster, but this may serve as a broad outline. It is common to run into small manufacturing hiccups, but we have "ironed out the kinks" over the past few years)

 

Testimonials:

Hundreds of reviews on Amazon and across the web, our products are well loved.

 

Amazon.com Deodorant Reviews
Amazon.com Deodorant Reviews

 

"I wish I could leave more than 5 stars, honestly. Ever since I switched to Zero, I just feel better. I don’t have to worry about all the horror stories I’ve heard lately about aluminum, and it just works. I’ve tried other natural deodorants before, and I didn’t really like them.. Either they didn’t really work, or they felt weird on my skin. Some of them even caused reactions on my skin that I thought were allergies but now I realize was just from the baking soda. I like Zero because it’s only natural ingredients. Plus it feels great, it smells great, and my boyfriend keeps stealing mine because he loves the smell so much! Lol. I definitely found my life-long deodorant. I’ll never use anything else."      - Katie W.

"This feedback is long overdue….. About 2 months ago I ended up ordering a whole bunch both for me and to share with inquiring friends, since the store where I was getting your product from wasn’t carrying them anymore!!! Well, it’s been a big hit… We all love it."     -NK

"I do not do reviews but this is the only Deodorant that has worked for me. I have tried MANY natural, deodorants. TRY IT YOU WILL BE SATISFIED!!" -Renee C.

 

 

Risks and challenges

As mentioned above, we are a fully functional deodorant and bug spray manufacturing operation. That sounds fancy, but it's really just us, the guys you met in the video. We have 3 years of experience making products and shipping them every day. Adding these new lotions, sunscreens, and deodorants to our existing line is something we have wanted to do for a long time. Practically, the next step is to order new labels, and appropriate bottles for the new products. The manufacturing and shipping will fall nicely into our existing setup.
If you have supported our project, please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation. This means a lot to us and it's awesome that you have gone out of your way to support our dream.

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    5 ZERO products of your choice: Deodorant, Lotion, Sunscreen, Bug Spray and any future products sent to your address once every 3 months for the next 5 years. The ultimate "Support ZERO" package!

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