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Anti-perspirant deodorant that WORKS?

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CauliflowerSqueeze Thu 26-Oct-17 22:39:38

I’ve found Mitchum scent-free now smells like BO. I think they must have changed the ingredients.

I don’t like the industrial strength “dry for 37468383 hours” ones you wear at night because a) they itch and b) they don’t feel very good for you.

I prefer sprays because they are dryer than roll-ones.

I also don’t mind the white sticks because they feel quite dry too.

I prefer no smell or a light scent.

I want an antiperspirant.

Any ideas?

FaithEverPresent Thu 26-Oct-17 22:43:04

Loads of MNetters have sworn by switching from shower gel to soap to help with this...I haven’t tried it yet! I use Perspirex - strong stuff you apply at night and wash off in the morning. Then I also apply Sure 48 hour maximum protection (although I like cream antiperspirants). I probably don’t need both but I feel happiest using this combo.

Robots1Humans0 Thu 26-Oct-17 22:44:39

I am 7 months pregnant and work in a very warm kitchen wearing thick fireproof chef whites and Vaseline active wear still has me smelling fresh at the end of a shift! That’s after trying about 6 different brands to see which could cope with my hormones! Worth a shot xx

Ollivander84 Thu 26-Oct-17 22:48:21

Soap under arms then sure or dove 48hr max protection (costs about £5)

SpinnerDryer Thu 26-Oct-17 22:48:52

Mitchem fresh something is good.

CauliflowerSqueeze Fri 27-Oct-17 06:32:59

Ok will try those out!

neveradullmoment99 Fri 27-Oct-17 06:38:02

Use men's deodorant!!!! I never use ladies. Doesn't work for me. I also find varying the type you use helps. I change about the brands and the types. Sometimes use the waxy stick, then the roll on and sometimes the spray [although am prone to a rash with the spray] but always men's deodorant! It seems to work better. I do find mitchum the best though.

EddChinasMangina Fri 27-Oct-17 06:39:42

I actually really get on with Aldi’s own roll on which is like 50p or something daft

Furball Fri 27-Oct-17 07:05:05

I find after applying it wait until the last minute before dressing them dust a bit of talc on your pits seems to work for me

Fairylea Fri 27-Oct-17 07:30:43

I second proper soap for under arm washing and then Mitchum scented roll on.

LoniceraJaponica Fri 27-Oct-17 07:34:05

Proper soap for washing. Triple Dry anti perspirant.

PurplePillowCase Fri 27-Oct-17 07:41:22

wash with bar soap.
I prefer roll on. you need to let it dry before dressing, but they dry completely quickly.

I like nivea sensitive - no scent and no sting

dungandbother Fri 27-Oct-17 08:10:23

Sure maximum strength applied at night for a week as well as morning. It doesn’t itch at all. I hate the itchy ones.

They do a sport and men’s ones which are good and don’t have a scent.

Make sure your pits are totally dry when applying.

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Fri 27-Oct-17 08:19:34

Sure maximum strength or, surprisingly to me, the Dove equivalent. I still have BO with soap and Mitchum, but with either of those I am fit to be around.

FinallyDecidedOnUserName Fri 27-Oct-17 08:21:39

Michum roll on - the spray isn't as good

CoteDAzur Fri 27-Oct-17 08:29:49

If antiperspirant doesn’t work, it’s probably because you are washing with shower gel rather than soap.

CauliflowerSqueeze Fri 27-Oct-17 09:11:10

I think it’s just that I don’t like the overpowering smell of some of the deodorants. Even the ones marketed as “powder fresh” smell like 99% strong floral chemicals. Like throwing zoflora over my pits.

CoteDAzur Fri 27-Oct-17 09:14:20

Start washing with soap and then see if you still have the same issues.

CauliflowerSqueeze Fri 27-Oct-17 09:17:09

I do wash with soap??!

I’m looking for an antiperspirant that doesn’t smell of a) BO or b) a chemical flower

greystarling Fri 27-Oct-17 09:19:26

Proper soap and sure max. The one that’s a twist up cream thing. Expensive but brilliant.
I used to sweat so much it would literally drip down my sides at times. No more stinky pits here

IhateMondaymornings Fri 27-Oct-17 09:52:40

Have you tried Sure non perfumed and non alcoholic roll on? It’s a white one in a clear bottle. I tend to get it from Superdrug. Not all supermarkets stock it. I find it effective and there is no scent. Worth a try.

BulletFox Fri 27-Oct-17 09:57:20

I absolutely love soft & gentle no aluminium (you can buy it on amazon), it works brilliantly.

A few drops of fresh lemon juice is great as well but I'm a slob at heart and frequently forget to do this grin

doubleristretto Fri 27-Oct-17 09:59:15

Using proper soap has made a real difference for me, DH and 18 year old DS. I use a roll on after washing (Boots and Sainsbury's cheap ones work fine and don't smell strong) and then top up in the day with a spray if I feel it's necessary (I'm sometimes trapped in an overheated room all day sitting very closely with other people). I like the Dove Original spray for that, I think it just smells fresh and it seems to deal with any existing stink as well as stopping more sweat.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Fri 27-Oct-17 15:03:02

Don't be offended at the suggestion of washing with soap OP.
Many of us - including me- have been amazed at how much more effective our anti perspirant or deodorant is after using plain soap rather than shower gel or creme

Testarossa1 Fri 27-Oct-17 15:19:41

I've recently switched to washing with a bar soap and flannel for my armpits (shower gel for rest of body) after reading about it on here. I shower in the evening then use nivea sensitive roll on and wait for it to dry before getting dressed. In the morning I have a couple of squirts of the spray version of the same deodorant. The difference is unbelievable. I feel fresh all day as oppose to before when I'd feel l needed to 'top up' my deodorant mid afternoon. So much nicer now. Somebody on an older thread had a scientific basis that shower gel leaves a thin film on your skin that stops your deodorant working as it should.

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