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Monday, September 12, 2011

Rexona Clinical Protection Anti-Perspirant Deodorant - My experience!


Deodorants play an EXTREMELY essential role in my lifestyle, considering I live in the stinking hot and humid Tropical Far North Queensland climate, where it’s summer in winter and then come summer, it’s absolutely scorching!!! ~X(  I mean, it’s to the point where you are sweltering hot 24 hours a day; there is just no relief.  :-L  So, what typically goes hand in hand with those kinds of weather conditions?  The ‘Far Northern Walking, Talking Sweat Factories’, that’s what, LOL!  :))  With that in mind, I constantly need to be on top of my game and use a reliable antiperspirant deodorant to avoid reeking of yucky BO.  :-S

 

Over the years, I have tried an assortment of ‘BO Abolishers’, such as sprays, roll-ons, pump-actions, solids, powders, natural formulations, you name it, been there done that.  :-<  I must confess though, at this stage, I can’t deny that I consider my ‘Old Faithful’ aerosol spray-on, which I have routinely used, on and off, for most of my life, to be my personal pick of the bunch, in the deodorant stakes, to date. [-X  It really is with great reproach, as I am well and truly mindful of my ‘Environmentally Unfriendly’ penchant, becoming more conscious of ‘Greener’ alternatives of late, and the fact that I do like to support natural solutions wherever possible.  :">   Unfortunately, as it is, I am unable to justify compromising performance for preference, when I haven’t found anything that works better for me yet.  :-??  Despite my persistent efforts to try new and different products, I still keep coming back to my trusty aerosol can.  My own personal speculation is quite simply, that I believe the best way to mask those pesky odours, is by blasting my underarms with a direct hit of spray (usually up to several times a day, or as needed) :-"   LOL! : ))  But, at the end of the day, based on my own experience, it is pretty much, all that I have come to expect from the majority of deodorants/antiperspirants, as they tend to only disguise any offensive smells, hence the need for frequent re-application throughout the day and a generally unsatisfactory efficacy overall in it's ability to combat perspiration from the source.  :|

The sieve/sifter encasing the deodorant.

When Beauty Heaven invited me to trial the new Rexona Women Clinical Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant, I was quick to accept, after all, Rexona is one of my favourite personal care brands and I can never be armed with too many ‘Odour Eaters’ to help me try and win the war against perspiration, complimenting my tropical lifestyle.  Needless to say, I was, as always, chuffed for the opportunity to test drive something new. :D  To be honest though, whilst I was already aware of the presence of these style deodorants on the market, I have never bothered to suss them out, so I was oblivious to the technology and even after committing to the trial, I didn’t exactly think to Google the product I was taking on, therefore was clueless to what would arrive.  #-o   Upon opening the package, at first glance, I was a bit surprised and extremely sceptical because it resembled that of a roll-on, EEK! :-O  Roll-on's, for some reason, just annoy the crap outta me and I have never taken a shine to them. >:P   This is another of my conceptions, amplified mostly by my own ignorance and tenacious (pig-headed :@) ) ways no doubt!  Shhh! :-$  Bwahahahaha  =))  Oh well, at least I can admit it, hehe;))  Fortunately, when I inspected the packaging some more, what I soon learned had me more than a little intrigued.  :-?

 

Technical Stuff:

Rexona Women Clinical Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant, as claimed on the outer cardboard packaging, is Clinical strength wetness & odour protection for heavy duty sweating.” (Oooohhhh, that sounds good to me  >:/ ).  It also stated that it is a 48 hour antiperspirant deodorant cream (‘48 hour’, hmm, and the point is? I do shower daily, LOL ;) and ‘cream’, is not exactly the medium I would expect to be consorted with a deodorant, hmm, sounds COOL!! B-) )  I then discovered something even more bizarre as I continued reading the information brochure (that also included the Directions), which accompanied the product inside the box.  It reads: For clinically proven protection, apply to underarms before going to bed (WTH??? :-/  I mean, I’m in the habit of applying deodorant following my evening shower anyway, but this is something quite unusual  /:) ) It goes on to declare, While resting the TRIsolid formula acclimatises to the body, forming a deep level of protection. This product lasts throughout the day even after a shower.  This protection lasts throughout the following day.” (WOW, interesting (*) )  You can read more about this innovative technology here.  I am absolutely busting to put it to the test now, but it’s only mid-morning, noooo, time to stash it away out of site until the evening, to deter temptation, hehe!  ;))  Out of site, out of mind! ;)

 

The creamy worms surface!

My Experience:

Ok, now onto the good stuff, after my normal nightly indulgence (a pampering shower of course, ahh pure bliss :x ), I whipped out the new ‘BO Annihilator’, which is encased in translucent plastic, beneath a sieve/sifter type of armour.  It instructs that you need to turn the dial at the base to encourage the product up to the surface, which is also the applicator.  On my first attempt, it took several turns before I managed to get anything to arise, but eventually the little, tiny worms of thick white cream came wiggling on out and thereafter, it only takes just one click to provide sufficient product to adequately protect one underarm, so I use two clicks all up, per application to cover both armpits.  Whilst the texture of the cream resembles that of a rich, decadent body balm, it remarkably dries once it contacts the skin, without any tacky residue and remains powder-dry, minus the ghastly chalkiness that normally accompanies many deodorants.  :)

 

I have the Rexona Women Clinical Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant in ‘Shower Fresh.’  It is a delicately fragranced, sweet feminine scent that smells like a floral bouquet, which doesn’t linger once it’s applied to the skin, in fact I can’t smell it at all, unless I go and stick my nose right up close to the applicator, haha! :))  I always use a scented deodorant (as the fragrance is one of the most important/appealing factors of selecting a replacement) and this one has nothing, nada, nought, zip, zilch, zero, in terms of fragrance staying power, especially by the next morning.  Therefore, I was dubious if it would be effective enough to even mask any odour, much less do anything else. :-S  Being my true stubborn (yes pig-headed, :@) Ha! :)) ) self, I couldn’t refrain from re-applying it again on the first morning, as I just didn't have enough faith that it would work and I wasn’t about to risk being caught out smelling icky!! Eww!  :-&  After a full on reasonably warm day (think mid to high 20’s), I was pleased that I was still getting around feeling completely fresh and there was no sign of any moisture or musty odours.  I was more daring on the second day and ditched the AM application and sure enough, come early evening, the same revolutionary, superb results.  I was sooooooooo impressed.  \:D/

 

I didn’t go as far as entirely testing the whole 48 hour claim though, as in this heat I NEED to shower daily, if not twice or three times a day, hehe!  ;))  I did however, skip applying the cream one evening to see how it held up on the second day and while I didn’t apply any extra deodorant, I did use some of my perfumed body spray, mostly just so that I smelled good, but even at the end of day two, I was feeling super dry with no stickiness!!!  Hallelujah!!!  <:-P  This stuff really rocks!  It hasn’t aggravated or upset my skin at all, which is very sensitive, so I would imagine it would be gentle and safe enough for everyone to use.  It’s also good to go straight after shaving my underarms, unlike many of my spray’s that wind up stinging and need to be avoided immediately after shaving, this creamy creation, once again, comes up trumps.  Oh, and when I was applying it one night, I had a black singlet on and some of the product managed to wind up all over the fabric around lower armhole area and I was ticked off at the thought of having to change tops. :-/  But nope, there was no evidence of any ghastly white marks that I was expecting, so I’m pleased that it dries spotless and doesn’t stain clothing either.  How good is that!!!  =D>

 

Final Thoughts:

I can’t get over it, WOW, it lives up to its claims 100% and I love how it distributes a protective veil onto the skin that acts as a barrier to deter moisture. :x  Gosh, I use to wind up soaking wet, drenched in sweat just drinking my first coffee of a morning, come mid summer, so I am really looking forward to embracing summer now, instead of wishing I could crawl away and hibernate somewhere until it’s all over, LOL!  :))  I’m ultra keen to see how it holds up during those really sizzling hot days around Christmas time, because if it continues to perform as well as it is now, then that is half the dilemma of my ‘Summertime Blues’ solved!  Combating that uncomfortable moisture is extremely appealing, so I have high hopes ;)  If it works, I tell you I will be bathing in the stuff, HAHA!!  :))  Did anyone mention that it was fine to use from head to toe, hehe, ;)) gee if only that were the case, I would be in my glories, ahh ;;) can picture it now, makeup application would be so much simpler! (OK, ok, snap out of it! I better stop dreaming now and get back to reality, LOL! 8-> ) 

 

The thick texture of the cream wiped on my skin, which instantly disappears!

 

Tip: Considering it’s basically waterproofing your skin, if you find it to be a challenge to wash off, try using an AHA body wash or scrub and all traces of product will instantly melt off your skin, leaving a completely clean canvas for your next application! *-:)

 

Rexona Women Clinical Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant  retails for $13.99 (I know, it may seem a bit steep for a deodorant, but hey this stuff works so I am more than happy to fork out the extra for something so effective) and is available at pharmacies and leading supermarkets nationally.  It’s a definite winner for me 5/5! :-bd  Now I might be finally able to steer clear of my 'Environmentally Irresponsible' aerosol can once and for all and do my bit to contribute a little extra something towards becoming more 'Eco Friendly' :) What kind of deodorant/antiperspirant do you prefer?  Have you tried this yet or have you already found yourself a magic 'BO Buster'?  Please feel free to share your thoughts :)  

 

All images and views expressed in this post are my own.

 

11 comments:

  1. What a great review! Deodorant in cream form is something I have never used! I like the creamy worms crawl out from the little holes lol
    Sounds effective too. I'll look out for it in the pharmacy next time!

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  2. @Su Thanks Su, yes it's an innovative product and super effective too :) I'm sure you will love it ;)

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  3. great review, thanks Mel! :) Will use this when it gets really hot in Melbourne. Blackmagic xx

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  4. I love cream deodorants too :)

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  5. @AnonymousIt will be perfect for you I am sure, thanks darl xxx

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  6. @Anonymous Yes Cream deodorants are definitely the way of the future. It was a bit of a culture shock to me at first, lol, but now I am totally won over, this formulation is awesome :)

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  7. Great review!

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  8. @tThanks darl, hope you found it useful xxx

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  9. Im interested in using this product as I, to, live in a very hot place haha, but I am just a bit confused about the "night application". Does it last through a morning shower or does it wash? Answers would be greatly appreciated as i am looking forward to buying this product. Thank you x

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  10. @Anonymous Thanks heaps, I am happy to help. Yes it does claim that it will last through the morning shower, however while I have tried it recently after showering and was convinced it was still working throughout the day without re-application, I have not put it to the test in the extremely humid summer months, so will have to wait for a couple more months before I can 100% vouch for those claims. I definitely suggest its worth a try, good luck with it :)

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  11. Always wanted to try this deodorant! Unfortunately, I am allergic to a lot of them out there (which isn't the best when it summer is so close!)

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