Monday, June 04, 2007

Product Review: Dove Ultimate Clear Antiperspirant in Smooth Cashmere

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Many people would not consider antiperspirant or deodorant a beauty item*. I mean, who looks at your armpits? But when the scorching days of summer arrive, and all you want to do is eat popsicles in the lightest tank tops you can find... well, dry, rough, and irritated underarms can really put a damper on the party. So Dove has created an antiperspirant to help you pamper your 'pits as much as you do the rest of your body! Made with Olay moisturizers, it promises to deliver smoother, softer underamrs, and wetness and odour protection that won't leave white marks on your clothes.

I'd tried the original Dove antiperspirant when it first came out, and must admit that I was not the biggest fan. It felt nice and worked fine, but the scent really bugged me. It smelled good on my coworker who also used it, but on me turned kind of sharp and acidic. Just my body chemistry I guess. So I was really excited to see that the Ultimate Clear Antiperspirant came in 7 scents, including the Original version, and a fragrance-free one for sensitive skin.

I got the Smooth Cashmere one to review. Normally I stay away from scents labelled "Cashmere" (usually too warm/spicy for me), but I'm thrilled that I tried this one. The listed notes** are Jasmine, Peach, and Vanilla. None of those individual scents really jump out at me -- instead, it blends into a smooth, soft, elegant floral with powdery clean hints. It's good enough to be a fragrance in its own right, and really doesn't smell like any other deodorant or antiperspirant I've ever tried. Gorgeous.

But let's get down to business -- does it do everything it promises to do? I don't know if it's just because I'm digging the fragrance so much, but I find that Ultimate Clear is really fantastic at stopping odour. I put some on right before I go running, and at the end of it, I still smell all fresh and lovely. (Well, ok, my underarms smell all fresh and lovely, the rest of me is sweaty and gross.) Wetness protection is pretty standard -- nothing earth shattering, but it does a decent job. Same goes for the white marks -- it's ok, but I do get marks on black tops if I'm not careful. I've certainly seen much messier deodorants though.

Finally, the claim that it gives you smoother skin. This antiperspirant goes on so silkily it's almost as if I'm rubbing a cocoa butter stick on my armpits. After about a week of use, I noticed that the few red bumps I had in the area that came from shaving had minimized and looked less red and irritated.

So for the wonderful scent, it's silky feel, and arm-smoothing properties, I would definitely repurchase this one -- I'm especially interested in checking out the other scents!

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* In a survey in some random teen magazine I read a million years ago, when guys snoop around your bathroom, they are apparently most turned on by seeing things like deodorant and toothpaste in your drawers, instead of things like curling irons, medication for yeast infections, or 3 gadzillion lipglosses (damn). The More You Know...

** Notes! In antiperspirant! Love it.



At 1:30 p.m., Blogger Man of the Century said...

Don't listen to that magazine! Everyone knows that not having yeast infections is hella sexy.

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At 8:57 p.m., Anonymous sofi said...

First off, kudos for supporting the fight against cancer!

Also, I guess I'll make sure to leave out deodorant and toothpaste from now on. Away with the lavender candles and bath bubbles!

At 9:20 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for creating a way to support a great cause!
I worry that a too-moisturizing deodorant could increase my likelihood of ingrowns, (cuz of clogged pores maybe) so I don't know that I'll try this stuff, but great review!

At 9:41 a.m., Anonymous molly said...

Do you have an email address? I'd love to contact you about a possible product review.


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At 4:04 a.m., Anonymous deodorants said...

i am very much touchy about deodorants because most of deodorants contain aluminium and paraben that make rashes on skin ,so to avoid this problem i always use natural deodorants


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