I don’t regularly use deodorant or anti-perspirant. Sorry… Is that TMI (Too Much Info)? LOL… Reason is mainly because I don’t feel the need to as I don’t have over active sweat glands nor BO <- at least I hope not 😛 and I grew up with the scare of breast cancer linked to deos etc.
However, recently I was offered to try the new Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth deodorant which is launching in the USA in May 2009.
Unlike other deodorants I’m used to seeing, the Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth tube is large. At 74g, much larger than normal. Definitely not something you can tote around in your purse. I wonder why they made it so large.
Its a deodorant stick that goes on with a dry feel. I like that. I don’t want to walk around with my arms stuck out at right angles to my body waiting for my deodorant to dry before I can put on my clothes 😛
The “Visibly Smooth” in the name refers to the pro-epil complex to help you feel stubble free for longer. Really? The sceptic in me raised an eyebrow.
Really. There is some truth to the claim. With regular use over 2 weeks any underarm hair or stubble did feel less noticable. However, I’m not much of a hairy beast so I couldn’t quite say if it was just my hair growing slowly or the deo working its magic. Either way, it felt reasonably good enough that I’d continue using this.
It being a deodorant, there was a fragrance and Wild Rose was of roses. It was ok although I’d wonder where the flowery smell was coming from halfway through the day. As an anti-perspirant, it performed reasonably well though it won’t help if you had to be out in the sun the whole day in hot humid tropical weather and perspiring from every pore like I was one of the days. Otherwise, it kept me feeling nice and dry.
Now here’s the snag. Its not available in Malaysia… or Asia! Perhaps soon, perhaps never I can’t quite say. But if you’re in the USA, go to this link at Dove’s website and print out the $2 coupon. The deodorant only costs $3.49 so you’d get it for uh… practically nothing! 😛
Are you a regular user of deodorant or anti-perspirant? Do you think its a necessary item to have on your dresser?