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Good morning! Today we’re talking about deodorants and antiperspirants.
Is there a certain brand or product that you have to use? When it comes to staying fresh and clean under my arms, I don’t trust just anything to do the job.
I’m not going to lie… when I agreed to review an antiperspirant, I was nervous to do so. The reason is because I have always turned to extra strength or even clinical strength deodorants in the past. What can I say? I’m an active girl!
To be honest, I didn’t predict my review to go very well. It took me years and years to find a deodorant that was strong enough for me to feel confident throughout my daily activities, and even so, I would often apply it a few times a day. Perhaps this was simply out of habit, but my strategy has always been better safe than sorry on the preventative front.
Even if I don’t complete a workout on my own, I stay plenty busy on my feet while walking, lifting, and demonstrating exercises during training sessions and classes at the gym. There are two sets of stairs in our condo, so it’s not uncommon for me to break a sweat at home while doing household tasks, too.
I am very particular about what deodorant I use.
I can’t stand the clear gels, nor do I like the solid white formulas. I had never tried a spray on antiperspirant before, and the only deodorants/antiperspirants I have been able to use through previous long days of being on my feet (working as a server), working out, and practicing or performing (as a professional dancer), are the clinical strength click-tops.
That said, you can probably imagine why I wasn’t expecting to love a spray antiperspirant.
Let me start by noting these products have been the most awarded deodorant/antiperspirant across the major national magazines this year.
The Degree Women Dry Spray Antiperspirant goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel, provides 48-hour odor and wetness protection, and includes MOTIONSENSE® Technology which responds directly to your body movement to release extra protection the more you move.
The dry spray is also available for men, and I was sent a bottle for Scott to test out as well.
Both Degree dry sprays are available at mass, food and drug stores and retail for $4.99.
We have strictly been using the Degree dry spray antiperspirants for several weeks now, and I can’t say that I miss my beloved click-top. Scott generally uses a mix of spray and gel deodorants, but he plans to stick exclusively to the Degree Adventure Spray until it runs out.
Considering the fact that we both take showers once to twice daily (depending on activities), there isn’t a realistic way we could test out the 48-hour protection promise. What I can tell you, however, is the following…
Things I loved about this product:
- The spray instantly dries as soon as you apply it. There’s no need to wait a few minutes before dressing. (woot!)
- I didn’t have to re-apply throughout the day like I have with other antiperspirants/deodorants in the past.
- I feel completely dry throughout the majority of my days. The only time I felt a slight wetness was during an intense workout, which is to be expected.
- Even through the workouts, I didn’t feel like I smelled anything but pleasant.
- There weren’t any annoying clumps or obvious remnants of using deodorant under my arms.
- The smell resembles a mix between air freshener and perfume. That may sound weird, but I enjoy it.
- The price. It’s cheaper than what I’ve been using (religiously) over the past five years or so.
- I didn’t experience any wet stains. And let me tell you… it can get pretty toasty under all of those winter layers!
Things I didn’t love about this product:
- I can’t attest to the 48-hour protection claim. Unless you don’t take a shower for two days, you probably won’t either.
- To bounce off of the first point, I applied the dry spray every single day. (I wouldn’t expect any different, just noting it for claim purposes.)
- While the smell is appealing, I didn’t like that the dry spray forms a cloud around you when you spray it. You definitely want to be in a well-ventilated area when applying!
- Another note on smell, (and while it’s appealing), it can also be overpowering.
- The twist and spray top took me a minute to figure out.
As you can probably tell, I had a positive outcome with the dry spray. To my surprise, I am still turning to it and plan to do so after my review. The real test will come when I run out of deodorant.
Will I choose to purchase a dry spray over my trusted clinical strength click-top?
I just might. *Gasp*
My overall experience was great, and I think Degree hit it out of the park with this line. I’m hoping to try out the Dove Dry Spray in the near future and know Scott has been eyeing the AXE Dry Spray, too.
I’m guessing that most of you who are reading this are on-the-go fitness enthusiasts, so I’d love to hear your thoughts on dry sprays. What gets you through your busy, active days?
Questions of the Morning
• Have you ever tried a dry spray deodorant or antiperspirant? If not, would you?
• What do you currently trust as your go-to antiperspirant/deodorant?
I hope you all have a great start to the day, and I’ll see you back here in just a bit!