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AIBU re. Deodorant?

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WhiffyBiffer · 21/08/2015 08:17

Aibu to think you can develop 'resistance' to deodorant? Mitchum has always been great but lately I don't think it's being as effective. Is this possible? What are mnetters deodorants of choice?

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bumbleymummy · 21/08/2015 08:18

I think it might be possible for something to stop working as well as it used to for us.

I use Toms.


bumbleymummy · 21/08/2015 08:19

Tom's deodorant. Not tomatoes! :)


WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant · 21/08/2015 08:20

Not sure if you can get resistant to them, but they do change over time.
My first choice is usually sure.
Followed by whichever is half price!
Last couple have been garnier minerals.


jellyjiggles · 21/08/2015 08:21

I use sure and Mitchum during warm weather. So I haven't used much of it this year Grin

Winter doesn't matter so much unless I'm hormonal but then anything will do.


OwlinaTree · 21/08/2015 08:53

Yes I've found this. I use the stick type and find I have to change brands every so often as it seems to stop being effective.


AuntyMag10 · 21/08/2015 09:03

Yanbu, I also find It stops working after a while and I have to change it.


Narp · 21/08/2015 09:07

I am a sweater and a smeller (a lover not a fighter), and I swear by Dove or Sure Extra strength (twist up cream) or whatever they are called.

They work even better if you apply in the eve. after a shower, but you don't have to.


ALittleFaith · 21/08/2015 09:08

I change regularly. However I've never found Mitchum much cop. 48 hours dry my arse! I use perspirex (one you put on at night and wash in the morning) which is very effective and then use something like sure in the day so I feel fresh.


ButterflyUpSoHigh · 21/08/2015 09:09

I have tried loads over the years and have always smelled sweaty by midday. I now use sure maximum in the stick and it's changed my life.


Narp · 21/08/2015 09:09


Perspirex is rely effective, but I stopped using it because you can't use it straight after shaving.


Narp · 21/08/2015 09:10


Me too! Sweat patches used to really trouble me


NoArmaniNoPunani · 21/08/2015 09:12

I've used mitchum since I was a teenager and it still works fine for me


MissDuke · 21/08/2015 09:13

If I have a shower in the eve, then I put mitchum on after. When I shower in the morning I put sure on after. I have no idea why I do it this way Confused I find both pretty good for me.


MrsEmmaPeel · 21/08/2015 09:24

I use Dove or Jason Nourishing Apricot Stick (buy online). No problems with either. No sweat patches, no underarm stains, just nce smells.


MrsEmmaPeel · 21/08/2015 09:25

nice smells fgs.


Electrolux · 21/08/2015 09:29

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grumpysquash · 21/08/2015 09:35

I completely agree that deoderants seem to stop working. For years, my standard was the Vaseline stick (smelled lovely until it stopped working), with Dove (stick) or Mitchum spray as a respite. But as well as not being totally effective, I also found I would get a rash/broken skin/bit of eczema under my arms in hot weather, which gets really sore.
This year I am doing an experiment and only using men's deodorant, as I had an inkling that it had different active ingredients. Works a treat! Very effective and no broken skin. The only thing is, you have to find one that doesn't smell too manly. Sure Sensitive for Men is good :)


StrumpersPlunkett · 21/08/2015 09:41

Just to add something into the mix. I stopped using deodorant on a daily basis about 3 years ago as a test.
Very very honest responses from friends is complete shock as I don't smell at all.
The only times I do apply it are during very sweaty summer days.


Snoozebox · 21/08/2015 09:48

A lot of people who use it won't need it.

I hate the thought of blocking up my pores, so I use deodorant without aluminium and wouldn't dream of using anti-antiperspirant. We're designed to sweat, damnit cosmetics companies Angry

I hate DP smelling like a candy shop too. I complain when he puts it on for work!


ElizabethLemon · 21/08/2015 10:54

I used to use Mitchum and as a sweaty/smelly person it was great. Then suddenly it seemed to stop working and I was also fed up of it staining my darker clothes. Now I use a solid deodorant from Lush which is really good.


Narp · 21/08/2015 11:23


I think that's fair enough - some people just don't sweat and/or smell as much - DH is one of those, definitely.

But I'm not one of them.. I sweat through stress rather than heat, and when I sweat I do smell. No doubt about it


SurlyValentine · 21/08/2015 11:25

I think you can definitely build up a resistance. I used to use Sure (just the normal spray, not maximum strength) but felt that it wasn't keeping me as dry as it used to. Swapped to Garnier Minerals over a year ago and have been really happy with it. Am just about to swap back to Sure (because it was on an offer last week and Garnier Minerals wasn't) to see whether I've lost my immunity to it, so if I remember I'll report back in a couple of weeks! Smile


ifigoup · 21/08/2015 11:32

I think I've developed a resistance to mine (Dove stick one), or else it is somehow reacting with my sweat and making me smell worse than if I didn't wear any at all. I keep vaguely thinking I should try a new one.


Pinkshire85 · 21/08/2015 11:42

I'm so glad I'm not the only one to think this. I have just switched to Mitchum because my previous stick one wasnt cutting it anymore.


DisappointedOne · 21/08/2015 11:58

Pitrok Pitrok Pitrok Pitrok Pitrok Pitrok

Seriously good. No smell of its own, stops you from smelling too. Have used it for years, never found anything better.

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