“ Brand: Adidas / Type: Spray / Gender: for women / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Protects „
I have recently been training for the Triathlon, having signed up for the London Triathlon in August this year. Now I'm beginning to regret it as the training and aches and pains kicks in and the Triathlon gets nearer!
One thing I have found is that I am going through work out gear like nobody's business, so I recently took a trip to my local sports shop to stock up. I quite like Adidas running gear so made a bee line for it in the ladies wear department, only to find a couple of promotional girls handing out adidas carrier bags packed with goodies.
Now inside the bag was the new improved Adidas for Woman Action 3 Control 24 Hour Anti Perspirant. This spray deodorant which comes in a white 150ml can with pale pink see through lid and pink and purple writing on the packaging is new to the market in this formula, so much so I had never seen it before!
The anti perspirant has been developed in partnership with athletes and the Action 3 Dry Max System is the ultimate Adidas absorbent anti perspirant technology, which is a unique combination of 3 actions for adidas' best defence against sweat. I'm impressed so far but does it work?
It claims to have 24 hour protection (quote - helps to control perspiration for up to 24 hours), freshness (quote - fights body odours and keeps you fresh) and dryness (quote - the exclusive Dry Max system booster for the ultimate Adidas extra wetness absorption). It also claims to minimize white marks on skin and clothing and has 0% alcohol, ph respect and is derma tested.
What's the product actually like? It smells really nice, is lightly fragranced, very feminine in smell and lingers without being too overpowering. I have been using it in my workout bag and I have to say it actually works, it keeps you fresh, minimizes any sweaty smells and sweat patches and doesn't leave any white marks on my clothes and trust me in my workouts I am testing it to its limits. I have to admit I haven't been brave enough to test its 24 hour claim but I don't necessarily see that as a must in this kind of product.
I like this anti perspirant and think it smells great and meets my needs for a workout deodorant. I have yet to find it in store, which has disappointed me, but was told it should retail about the £2 ish mark. My search continues.
I bought this for £1.00 (special offer at Morrisons maybe 2/3 weeks ago?) based on the price and having no prior knowledege about what this product would be like. However, in hindsight I would've just spent more money and bought one that was actually decent.
You get 250ml (or 156g) of it so it is a fairly big bottle of deodrant for how much it cost me. However, you do have to use a lot of the stuff for it to be somewhat effective and even then it isn't the best stuff on the market. It also leaves white marks on clothing (and in armpits!) and has a very dry texture when applied. It actually has a lot of similarities with chalk; it is very cakey and unpleasant.
It also doesn't smell fresh. Unlike some deodrants on the market, this just smells very clinical, very fake, and while I appreciate the fact that people will not be smelling my armpits on a regular basis, I also don't want to go around smelling of chemicals.
However, I suppose my main problem with this is that it doesn't work! You can't apply deodrant wrong and in every instant I have used it, I have felt sweaty, claggy and so unclean! It cakes under my arms, it smells off and really hasn't lived up to the sensationalist claims made on the bottle:
'24+ extra protection against perspiration'-- It didn't work. It didn't feel like I was actually wearing ANY protection and not in a good way.
'Works against bad odours and keeps you fresh'-- I felt sweaty and smelly so this hasn't happened in my case.
I sincerely wish I hadn't bought this, as I mentioned before. This is not one I would ever recommend to anyone and there are many, many better ones on the market!
A triple action combination that protects 24hrs, works against odours, and absorbs wetness /