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Since I am not loyal to any given brand of antiperspirant, I will generally buy whatever is the best value (excluding supermarket own brands, as I've had no luck with them). I bought this Arrid ExtraExtraDry in Fresh Pink from my local Poundland, where it was obviously just £1. Since this was a 250ml aerosol can I thought it extremely good value, so long as it worked well enough, and decided to try it. I was reasonably confident as I don't have any particular issues with excessive perspiration and/or odours.
It comes in the usual aerosol can, with a removable plastic lid and the normal push-nozzle. The can itself is metallic pink, blue and silver, and altogether it looks nice enough, but not fancy or particularly girly. It's a bit 'no frills' in a way. This doesn't bother me though as I don't care about packaging, just what's inside! The back has the usual info such as directions, safety, ingredients and more product info; it claims to 'help stop wetness and odour', 'work when you need it most' and give 24 hour protection. This does contain alcohol though, which does set it aside from other brands. The inclusion of alcohol means irritation in general and stinging after shaving are more likely.
The product itself is dispensed in a dry, quite thick spray. I have found that when the can is new and the spray is coming out at full pelt it is a bit powdery. It did go a bit white on my skin and a few bits dropped off. However, I am unsure if you'll know what I mean, but there is a knack to avoiding this - if you don't spray too much and get the angle right it seems to be lessened. This did decrease significantly after the first few uses, and even when the can was new I did not get white marks on my clothing, though there were faint marks on my bra (I apply before putting my bra on so this was not due to spraying directly onto the bra!)
The smell is quite sweet and feminine, but I didn't find it sickly or overpowering. It smells sort of 'old fashioned', traditional maybe. Like what I imagine the first readily available antiperspirants smelled like, if that makes sense. I think this figures since this is a bit of a budget brand and is generally cheaper then others in chemists and the like. The smell is very pleasant though, no complaints here. It does deliver on it's promise to work for 24 hours, as I can still clearly smell this the next morning before I get in the shower, there's usually no more than 24 hours between showers for me. I am also rarely unusually active, for example spending hours in the gym, so I can't testify to it's efficacy in these circumstances. But day to day life it performs very well; I don't have any wetness, even on warm days when I am out and about walking around, and certainly no odour.
For the measly price of £1, I would recommend this. Just expect it to be a little powdery and not as high quality as other brands. I would buy it again, but not in preference to Sure or similar, if on offer in the supermarket. I usually buy a can every week to ensure I don't run out, but this lasted me more than a week even though I am quite heavy handed, spraying both my armpits and a general all over body spray! I never experienced any irritation or stinging when using this even if I applied it straight after shaving. Although this may be an issue for the more sensitive among us, as like I said it does contain alcohol. Could be worth a try though, deodorant is another thing i resent paying through the teeth for (though that list is rather long, I'm not tight just savvy)!
I am fortunate in not having any major issue with perspiration, but in the warmer weather in particular, I do tend to need anti-perspirant deodorant. Some time ago, lured by a special offer, I was suckered into buying some Arrid Extra Dry in the wide stick format.
I hadn't previously used an Arrid product before buying this and having now used this particular product, I don't think I'll be going out of my way to use anything else from Arrid.
This is a solid cream type deodorant rather than a liquid or a spray one. Generally, a liquid roll-on or a solid stick deodorant ought to give better value, since you can easily apply only the amount you need - in the places that you need it.
This product has a push-off cap, exposing the solid deodorant stick which you push up from the bottom by manipulating a small track wheel incorporated within the design. As you turn the wheel, the product is pushed up from the bottom, allowing you to smear it on those parts you want to protect from perspiration.
For me and for almost all others this will be the armpit area. It smells nice (I bought the Dayfresh one) and it does seem to do its job in stopping my armpits from smelling. But there's a but - a BIG BUT.
Because this is a semi-solid product, it really sticks to your underarm hair and is really difficult to wash out even in the shower. So, you end up with a horrible sticky mess that dries onto your skin and into your underarm hair.
Now, I accept that for women who shave or wax their armpits, this isn't necessarily a problem for them. However, to me it's a big drawback and I cannot therefore recommend it.
I bought this antiperspirant/deodorant from my local shop. Got it for a great deal buy one get one free. I thought I would try 2 different scents and maybe purchase the one I liked the most again. I got a basic baby powder scent and a Morning Clean scent.
For me its all about how it smells. If it don't smell good to me the last thing I want to do is smear it all over my underarms, to have to catch whiffs of it all day long as I move my arms. I know I like a baby powder scent but the morning clean scent was a shot in the dark for me.
Baby Powder Scent:
The first time I used it I opened it removed the super hard suctioned plastic protective barrier and put it up to my nose and took a whiff. It was very subtly powder scented and actually smelled very nicely. I twist up the dial on the bottom raising the stick of deodorant/antiperspirant to just above the lip of the container making sure not to raise it to high to allow for the lid to still fit. I apply it to my underarms and it feels like silk rubbing across my skin. As I am in a hurry I throw the lid on toss it on my counter and throw on a nice black shirt that always shows white smudges from any other deodorant I have ever used, and out the door I go. Never thinking twice.
Later that night I get home from my busy night out and pull off my shirt and toss it into the laundry hamper. Realizing as it hangs over the edge of the hamper that there is not a single speck of white any where on the inside of my shirt. I pick it up to inspect it further, I am very happy to see that like the container says it truly is a invisible solid.
As I lay down in my bed for the night I roll over and am hit with the sweet scent of baby powder. 14 hours later and its still working. This has been the best deodorant that I have found.
Needless to say that I was very impressed with the powder scent. I was not impressed with the morning clean scent at all so much so that I never wore it and actually gave it away on the freecycle site. The Morning clean scent will not be making its self a part of my beauty routine.
I had run out of deodorant the other day due to a friend using the last bit and on a visit to my local one stop I saw a can of this stuff for only 99p for a 170ml so I decided I would check it out and put it into my basket, when I got home I had a quick wash in the shower and changed into a different tshirt and shorts and decided to try a bit of this antiperspirant.
I had heard of this deodorant before but I had never even smelt it before because I have always been happy with anti perspirants from the likes of Adidas, Lynx, Gillette and Vaseline but I was pleasantly suprised when I took off the cap and sprayed the deodorant under my arms. It has a nice light masculine fragrance that is reminiscent of Gillette's anti-perspirants.
It's very important for a deodorant to smell nice but the whole idea of an anti perspirant deodorant is to also give good protection against sweat and body odour. And luckily this Arrid stuff does a good job for a cheap non bigger branded deodorant sprays.
Some of the cheaper anti perspirants I have heard of can be a nightmare and make your underams very dry and it can be hard to get rid of that feeling. But luckily with this anti perspirant those things are kept away and you don't get all those white marks that some give you.
I for some reason went to play Basketball with a couple of guys at just past one in the morning this morning and was playing for nearly two hours but this still kept me from my underarms resembling a pond. It also did a good job of releasing a nice light fragrance as I moved around sweating.
I usually buy deodorants from the likes of Nivea, Lynx and Adidas but I was very pleased with what the smell and productivity I experienced from this can and I wouldnt rule out buying another can of this anti perspirant deodorant when I get short of deodorant in the future. If you ever see a can of this then give it a smell, you never know you might like it.
Arrid Extra Extra Dry XX is not my first choice of anti-perspirant deodorant but I bought it because it was cheap. A 250ml can of 'fresh pink' cost me just 99p. Arrid is a well known and established brand name so I thought it worth a try.
Two squirts later I felt fresh, protected and feminine. The perfume is okay and not too over powering and I did notice that it was instantly dry.
After a couple of hours I felt a little uncomfortable as it was very hot, so I decided to renew my deodorant just incase. I always worry a little when changing brands. (Natrel is my normal one.) That was when I noticed the crunchy bits. I had little hard blobs of dried deodorant under my arms. Yuk!
Washing did not remove this easily and I ended up having to shower again to get rid of it. I don't know if this is down to the way I personally reacted to the chemicals in the deiodorant, or if it happens to everyone, but I wasn't impressed.
I also developed an irritating slightly itchy sensation.
Arrid ExtraExtra Dry XX comes in a number of fragrances and I bought the Fresh Pink variety. The fragrance is okay but nothing special.
The can is a standard aerosol and comes in pink, blue and silver.
This product offers 24 hour protection but I guess that you have to leave it on that long to test that out. I didn't!
This deodorant contains a huge number of chemicals, propelllants and preservatives that work together to keep you smelling nice and fresh. In that respect it is similar to many other brands.
It is however unique, in my experience. Only Arrid ExtraExtra Dry XX makes you feel like you've got rice crispies under your arms. Snap, crackle and pop with every step!
In my ongoing quest to find deodorant now that I cant get hold of my usual one any more, I bought Arrid Extra Extra Dry XX Sensitive. There are other varieties available but this review is of the sensitive roll on version. The reason I chose it is firstly because it was one of the few I hadnt already rejected and secondly, the packaging looked similar to what I used to get (Right Guard unperfumed) so I hoped it might be similar.
This is a roll-on deodorant and comes in a standard roll-on shape. The bottle is white plastic and the lid is blue. (I think different scents may be different colours).
On the front, the deodorant says it is:
+ derma tested
The back label also tells me that it is alcohol free and non sting. There is an ingredients list and instructions on how to use the deodorant.
As I prefer un-perfumed deodorants, I was a little dubious about the smell. It smells strongly of a combination of baby powder and aftershave and when you first put it on, it smells quite strongly. Fortunately, the smell disappears fairly quickly and now I dont really notice it.
Using the deodorant
The deodorant goes on just like any other roll-on deodorant. I was surprised to find that even though it does not contain alcohol, it dries more quickly than the average roll on. This means that you are less likely to get white marks on your clothes and even when you do they are barely noticeable.
So does it work then?
I have used this deodorant for three days now and for the first time ever, I have found that it really does stop all wetness. In the past, I have been happy with a significant reduction in sweating such that it only happens when I feel very warm but this is much better. My armpits feel bone dry all the time which means I no longer have to worry about sweat marks when I am warm.
Any bad points?
Before using it, I thought the smell may be a bad point for me but I have found that it didnt actually bother me as much as I thought it might. I have therefore found no bad points.
Any other good points?
In addition to being the best deodorant Ive ever used, this deodorant does not irritate me which is a great advantage over Mitchum which works but irritates my skin (see previous review). Also, it was one of the sheapest available in the shop I was in.
This deodorant does exactly what it says: 24 hour protection helps keep you feeling cool, dry and confident all day. The only thing I have not tested is the non-sting claim as I dont usually shave my armpits however, given that it fulfilled all of its other claims, I would expect it to be fine for this also.
Overall, I would recommend this deodorant to absolutely everyone. In the words of the old Impulse advert, Free Your Arms! Its amazing. Tell everyone about it.
Some people are cheeky aren't they? Stocking fillers consisting of deodorants, shower gels, body washes, need I go on? I don't smell, well, maybe a little after the gym or a game of football with the local girls team, but not a lot really. That's why I was annoyed, although not ungrateful for the 6 cans off deodorant that I found nestled in the bottom of my stockings over Christmas. Two cans in the stocking from my mother, and a further four from Rachael's mother. TUT! I digress though, and have actually thanked them for bringing to my attention the wonderful world of Arrid Extra, Extra, Dry, Showerfresh. Yes, a bit of a mouthful, but hey, it has to be said that this needs to be written for all to see. What's the can like? Erm, blue, a nice metallic blue. With Arrid written boldly and vertically in white on the front. Easy to spot, and nice to look at on your bathroom shelf. 170ml, for the price of 150ml, a bargain perhaps? Well yes, considering it was two for the price of one in Morrisons , I was told. 2 quid for two. Not bad eh? What does the showerfresh scent smell like? Sporty, a mixture between a fresh feminine smell, with a hint of masculinity about it. It's quite intense and strong, not that I need the smell to be strong of course. How do I use it? Hold six inches for your armpit, upright and spray. Simple. I spray for about 15 seconds. Anything else? Well, unlike other sprays that I have used in the past, this one doesn't appear to leave those horrible, irritating white marks on my armpit. You know the kind, the ones when you go to put on your t-shirt. Shirt, jumper and your left with those white deodorant marks on your top. None of that with this deodorant, not at all, that's why I like it so much. The smell, I can get with any deodorant, it's those white marks that really annoy me. A thumbs up from me in that department. <
br>It doesn't sting either. You shave your underarm, wait for 15 minutes and then spray. OOOH! AHHH!, that's the normal sound that emanates from my bathroom and that's just when I'm looking in the mirror. Yes, I have found that this doesn't sting at all. Long Lasting Freshness? Yeah, I suppose. I do a lot of physical activities, both at work and at home. I know what your thinking, but I'm not on about that, I'm talking about running with my dog, and about 1hr a night on my exercise bike. It keeps me fresh throughout all that. On the can it states that the fresh smell and dryness lasts for 24hrs, well I can't really tell you if it lasts that long or not, because I have never left it on for that length of time. I shower twice a day, but if the occasion ever arises that I do leave it on for that long I will update. It's cfc free, but highly flammable, both are clearly marked on the back of the can. The one downside of this deodorant is that when spraying the room becomes a bit gassy. I wouldn't let this put you of though, just use it a large room or open the door. Recommended. Cheers.
My current deodorant is Arrid XX, a stick which claims to do various things: It’s “Extra extra dry”, “goes on clear and clean!” and it’s “powerful, against wetness”. I’d agree with all of these claims. - it does seem to be easier to put your shirt on straightaway after applying, compared to other deodorants (usually roll-ons) I’ve used before. n, no waiting around for it to dry, to avoid those sticky patches you get on your clothes if you put your top on too soon. - I haven’t noticed any white residue on my clothes – or on me – and that’s something I have had with other products. - yes, it is very powerful against wetness. I do feel confident that my sweating’s under control whenever I have used Arrid XX. The pack also makes claims about the deodorant being “anitibacterial”, although I’m not exactly sure what this means. Surely applying any deodorant must have that ere The smell is rather pleasant, in a masculine, musky kind of way. It reminds me of cloves (you know, the things you used to have to stick in an orange at Christmas time), nice and spicy, yet quite delicate. Obviously this is a matter of taste, and some people may not like it. Generally, though, it sounds like Arrid XX does everything you might want an antiperspirant deodorant to do. BUT, one thing I will say is that it I feel it goes a little too far. It’s possibly a bit TOO effective. It has long-lasting protection against underarm wetness, which is great, and I mean long-lasting. Next morning, that’s 24 hours on from applying Arrid XX the day before, I have often tried to wash under my arms – as you do, when it comes to showertime – no let me rephrase that, I always try to wash under my arms whenever I have a shower! Anyway, there’s usually some residue from the Arrid XX, so I have problems soaping
and rinsing my underarms. It’s virtually impossible to wash it off. Goodness knows how it works but it seems as though it’s probably gluing up my pores. On the pack it does say 24 hour protection, so again, no false claims there. There’s the usual proviso about not using on irritated skin, which makes even more sense when you look at what goes into it. The list of ingredients is frightening: Cyclomethicone Aluminium zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly Stearyl alcohol 8 disfearate hydrogenated castor oil diisopropyl sebacate cetyl ricinoleate diethylene glycol diisononananoate (that has to be someone’s joke!) diethylene glycol dioctanoate octyl isononanoate isodecyl octanoate parfum Hydrogenated vegetable oil PEG-25 Propylene glycol stearate Silica Well, I don’t know about you but most of those sound like things I maybe shouldn’t be touching at all – the ones with numbers in their name sound especially ominous! There are only 3 of those (parfum, hydrogenated castor oil and hydrogenated vegetable oil) which I actually feel totally comfortable about applying to my body, now that I’ve studied the list. Given that using an anti-perspirant deodorant is probably not a good idea anyway, on health grounds, but that most of us want one that works, on social grounds, I’d probably still recommend Arrid XX. I’ve usually used roll-ons before, and I like Arrid XX, in comparison. So, the choice is yours – if you want a really effective antiperspirant, in a stick, Arrid XX could be for you. But think about all those chemicals, and the fact you may be stuck with the stuff on your skin for well over a day. Cost in Boots - £2.49 One of the most expensive deodorants on offer. Well, it should work then! So here are my XX ratings - 5 stars for effectiveness 4 stars for smell 3 stars for eco-health-naturalness Averaging to 4 stars
I seem to be having problems lately purchasing my usual brand of stick deodorant so I thought I would give Arrid XX Ultra Clear Active Fresh a go. It is a stick that once used appears to have lumps in it and is very hard and difficult to apply because of it's hardness. So my job - well I deal with lots of people on a daily basis and am often in very close contact with them - Yep I am a Nurse. I have a Student Nurse in tow and I am on my way to a patient at home. I go in to their living room and am asked to sit down. As this is a long interview I go to remove my coat and as I am about to do this I can suddenly smell a stale sweaty smell! Really quite ripe! It nearly overpowers me and throws me quite off balance. I decide to keep my coat on as I can't believe how much I smell. There I am cooking in my jacket next to a fire that is nearly on full and getting very red in the face. All that is going through my mind is 'Did I forget to put on my deodorant?' I am praying for my phone to ring so I can leave. When the interview was over I nearly ran from the house and in the security of my own car I explaint to my Student what is wrong and she says 'Yes she thought she could smell something earlier' Flabbergasted, I get home that evening and throw my 3 for 2 bargains in the bin. I will never use it again.
I recently received a canister of Arrid XX Extra Dry deodorant and, although I am a Dove girl (as you will know by my recent opinions) I thought I'd give this one a try. Well I'm not going to throw it away am I? My brother in law always uses the equivalent male version so I figured this was going to be pretty good. It is an aerosol deodorant in 150ml CFC free canister and the fragrance is called 'nude'. It's the purple one for those of you who want to be brave enough to try it! It is advertised as a 24hour non-sting anti perspirant deodorant and to be fair to the product it works well. It keeps me dry all day even when I am working hard so it gets ten out of ten from me for performance. You can almost sense the 'BUT' coming can't you? There is however one big problem as far as I am concerned and that it the actual spray. I only have small bathroom and even with the door wide open this deodorant almost chokes me when I spray it under my arms! I would guess that for an asthmatic, which luckily I am not, it could be positively dangerous. It costs around the £2 mark, which is about average for this sort of product, but I would only recommend it to you if you have a strong pair of lungs and can use it in a fairly large space so that the propellant gas has room to disperse. There are the usual warnings on the back of the canister but only advising against solvent abuse and the incineration or puncture of the can. The only warnings about the actual use of the product are to keep it away from the eyes and not to use it only broken or irritated skin. Nowhere does it say use breathing apparatus! Seriously though I do think there ought to be a warning for asthmatics on the canister - it really is that bad. If you happen to be interested in the manufacturer, Arrid is made by Carter-Wallace Limited of Folkestone, Kent.
The deodorant from the Arrid range that I am writing about here is the Arrid XX Ultra clear. It normally costs £2.29 from either Boots or Superdrug, for a 40g stick, but mine was on special offer in Boots and so I got a third off. Is it worth this price, and does it live up to its claims – that it lasts all day and goes on clear and clean? Well, I have carried out some extensive testing, for the sake of all you dooyoo-ers! Being, how shall we put this, prone to excessive perspiration in times of stress or warm weather, I worry, as a lot of us do, about smelling none too fragrant. I’ve never hit the level of BO that some men seem to suffer from, but it is something that I worry about, particularly at the moment, since it’s been warm, and I’ve been doing exams. There are two main things I look for in a deodorant. Firstly, that it doesn’t stain my clothes. I’ve experienced brands such as dove etc which claim to be clothes-friendly, but which have resulted in those horrible white powdery marks staining my black tops. OK, ok, maybe I should let my deodorant dry a little before putting on my top, but how many of us honestly have time to skulk about in the bedroom or the bathroom in the morning, doing nothing but waiting for the deodorant to dry?! Anyway, the version of this deodorant that I purchased was the stick version – this is basically a small white stick of a deodorant, which you twist up and then apply. You can also buy a spray on version, but I usually stick to the sticks, since they are smaller and fit in a bag much easier! Looking at the colour, I didn’t believe the claim on the display stand that said it would go on clear – but, when I tried it, was pleasantly surprised. It did go on clear, very smoothly, and when I put on a fairly tight black top – straight away – there were NO marks at all on it!!! Very very impressive – this is the first deodorant I have
come across which has been successful in this area. But what of the second main quality I look for – the all-day protection from nasty odours? Well, I’ve been using it for a while now, in a variety of circumstances, and I have to say, I am pretty impressed. Take today for example, I had a three hour exam this morning in a hot exam room, have been wandering round the town in a warmer jacket than was necessary, carrying bundles of books to take back to the library, and wearing a jumper which always seems to make me sweat. Well, the deodorant claims to keep you free from ‘wetness’ all day – not a pleasant thing to discuss I must admit, and in this respect it has not been entirely successful – my armpits do feel a little damp. Not, however, anywhere near as bad as they’ve been in the past on a day such as today. So whilst this deodorant was not whole-heartedly successful, it certainly compares favourably with the rest. As for the smell…do I really risk sniffing my pits?! Well, yes, I have just done so, in my effort to write a fully comprehensive consumer report, and am pleased to announce that there is no detectable odour!!! Amazing – this fact alone makes the deodorant well worth its weight in gold. All I can smell is the faint hint of lemon, from the deodorant’s own fragrance. For some reason, the smell of the deodorant reminds me of the ‘my little ponies’ I used to play with when I was younger – strange I know! However, it’s quite a pleasant scent, and certainly not overpowering, so you can wear it with your favourite perfume, and it won’t interfere. I have also used it not long after shaving and am pleased to report that there was no stinging sensation whatsoever. This deodorant is an all round winner! It clearly does live up to its claims, killing off those nasty bacteria that cause the unpleasant smells. Hmm…. I’ve got a fe
w friends that I might recommend this little deodorant to…. At last, I have found a deodorant that lives up to its claims! This comes highly recommended from me – and believe me, if it works for me, it will work for all of you less-sweaty mortals out there! © weebagpuss
Arrid deodorant is useless, that is unless you want white marks on your clothes, choking by its smell and gooey armpits. When you spray it, it comes out dry and powdery (like a co2 fire extinguisher). It has no real scent to it, let's just say I hate it having used it once I'd never use it again, it ruined my black calvin klein t-shirt. And I had to shave under my arms to get rid of the goo. Don't buy it try wallpaper paste it would give the same effect.
Do you hate sticky armpits from deodorants, does it really annoy you when your clothes get stained or when your armpits look like they have dandruff. If like me you do, then you'll hate arrid extra dry, i suppose it may be good for stencilling windows at christmas but as a deodorant its a zero. I would never use it again, it takes ages to wash out and even then you still feel like you havent got rid of it all, and it stains clothes like nothing. No real fragrence to it, apart from the smell of sweat which it doesnt stop.
Is there something wrong with me, with my body, or have you experienced this too?... I have used Arrid extra dry and found that after a few hours I actually smell of sweat (where I don't normally even if I do sweat). But worse than that, when I have showered and washed under my arms it feels as though there is a film which even scrubbing with a loofer will not remove easily. I have not experienced this with other deodorants/anti perspirants and wonder if it is me or quite a common problem. I don't know why but I am still using the spray, probably because it cost quite a bit and I hate waste, but I won't buy it again. The ironic thing is I had a bit of spare cash and, instead of buy the cheap (49p) but very effective roll-on from my local Lidl store, I thought I would treat myself. Huh! In future I will stick to what I know.
I was really disappointed with this product. This anti-bacterial, anti-perspirant deodorant claims to go on dry and clear and give 24 hour protection against wetness and odour, and does not leave any white residue on the skin. I applied it (as directed!!!!!!! :-D ), and it started "snowing"! It actually left quite a bit white residue on my skin, and on my bedroom carpet. Within an hour of applying it, my underarms felt sticky abd not very fresh at all. I am not a particularly 'sweaty' person, nor was it a hot day, nor was I really active, so I could think of no valid excuse for this product not living up to its claims. This happened every time I used the product. Maybe the dislike was mutual!!!! The fragrence of the product was itself quite nice, and when first applied did smell nice and fresh ( I tried the Active Fresh), but unfortunately, this didn't last. I'll stick to my tried and trusted Right Guard.
Reduces underarm perspiration / Apply a thin layer to underarms only /