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I need a deodorant that works!

(29 Posts)
marzipananimal Wed 11-May-11 14:09:12

Perhaps not strictly style and beauty, but sweat patches certainly aren't beautiful!

Anyway - what to you think is the most effective deodorant/anti-perspirant?
I'm using Sure cotton dry stick - supposedly keeps you dry for 48 hours hmm. I'm not particularly whiffy but get embarassing wet patches under my arms if I get slightly warm.
I like sticks best (roll ons take ages to dry and aerosols make me cough) but will reconsider if the consensus is that they are better.


ellangirl Wed 11-May-11 14:11:21

mitchum roll on is really good.

TheMoreItSnows Wed 11-May-11 14:12:15

DriClor - changed my life.... seriously. Put it on once/week forget about using anything else, I reckon I suffer from hyperhydrosis though, so it might be too much for you!

notnowbernard Wed 11-May-11 14:12:19


I never get sweat patches with this

In the past I have used Driclor (you only need a tiny bit else it causes intolerable itching though)

Theyremybiscuits Wed 11-May-11 14:12:41

Mitchum roll on is amazing! Nothing better.

notnowbernard Wed 11-May-11 14:12:49

Ooh, 2 cross-posts in 1 hit there grin

tulpe Wed 11-May-11 14:14:03

Another vote for Mitchum roll on.

Brilliant stuff.

mosschops30 Wed 11-May-11 14:17:44

I use the sure maximum strength one which is really good, not cheap at £5 a timebut really works for me

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 11-May-11 14:20:02

Second the Sure Max strength one!
It worked for me when I had medical issues that made me sweat buckets (mm, nice!).
and I still use it now if I'm doing anything remotely active.

sparkle1977 Wed 11-May-11 14:22:28

I currently use Dove (the one thats black dress approved or whatever it is) and thats ok but still get the dreaded sweat patches if its really warm etc.

Have recently tried Mitchum (but the aerosol version) and didn't notice any big diff but I must say that when I did "perspire" it made my armpits smell rank ??! So for this reason I gave up with it.

Also tried Nivea antiperspirant recently and it smelt beautiful but caused my armpits and surrounding skin to go red and itch terribly, as does Sure. Must have quite sensitive skin I guess.

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 11-May-11 14:24:53

Oh, avoid Triple Dry. It is a LIE. I used the roll on and the deo itself just would not dry, no idea how it was meant to protect me from sweat...

ClaireDeLoon Wed 11-May-11 14:28:54

I use mitchum too but the dry stick thing, unperfumed.

marzipananimal Wed 11-May-11 14:43:55

Thank you everyone smile I didn't expect this thread to get into Most Active!

I will try Mitchum next

marzipananimal Wed 11-May-11 14:44:56

Can you get Sure max strength in a stick version?

moragbellingham Wed 11-May-11 14:45:42

I used to use Mitchum until I discovered the Sure Max one (costing £5). No going back.

moragbellingham Wed 11-May-11 14:46:58

It's a cream that you click and it squeezes up through little holes - the Sure one. Or a spray version.
I might try the Dove super strength one at some point.

Flakes Wed 11-May-11 15:30:03

New Dove squeeze up hardcore one is great. No patches and I am an ex Mitchum user. After DC mitchum brought me out in a painful rash...

BettyBleu Wed 11-May-11 15:32:07

another vote for Mitchum, the stick one.

I absolutely love Vichy perfumed roll-on too but it is difficult to get hold of and a bit pricey. I used it non-stop for well over a decade and it never let me down.

aquavit Wed 11-May-11 15:34:31

yes the creams are great

I hate roll-ons - find they leave the worst marks on my clothes

Mitchum spray did nothing for me

am currently alternating the new Right Guard 72 hour one (good) and Sure Extreme protection (or some such) for men

I think that the key is ROTATION because I always find that they lose efficacy after a while (not sure why: I can see why that works for shampoos etc cos of build-up, but surely build-up of deodorant would if anything - sorry for gross thought - improve efficacy?!)

ChablisLover Wed 11-May-11 16:20:26

Mitchum roll on works for me.

Driclor was too harsh for my sensitive skin

Also heard good things about odaban - but have never tried

valiumredhead Wed 11-May-11 20:44:39

There is a new super strength DOVE cream out, it's about a fiver and worth every penny!

Most super strong ones make me itch or give me a rash after a couple of days but DOVE is great.

janmoomoo Tue 17-May-11 22:27:07

Agree that rotation might be the key. Mitchum did nothing for me except give me sticky pits. Driclor - how do you stand the pain? Put it on so many times only to have to get up 15 mins later and wash it off!! Linden Voss triple dry stick worked well for me, put on at night.

HauntedLittleLunatic Tue 17-May-11 22:59:59

Another one for rotation...I seem to become immune after a while so I alternate between Mitch and sure 48hr one whatever it's called

Jaspants Tue 17-May-11 23:07:53

Mitchum works better than anything else for me

bogle Wed 18-May-11 10:55:40

mitchum used to work for me, but doesn't any longer. Used the roll on before and moved to the dry stick one, but that's no better...

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