Over the years I have tried many different brands of roll on, stick and spray antiperspirant deodorants. When I finally found one I really liked I have stayed loyal to the brand ever since with no reason to try anything else. However A couple of months ago i needed to buy a spare deodorant / antiperspirant as I had forgotten to pack mine for a night away. I popped into the local boots but they didn't have my usual brand so I decided to give the boots own brand a try.
The 24 hour protection roll on stood out to me as it was only 99 pence. I figured that if I didn't like it at least I hadn't wasted too much money.
I picked the sensitive unfragranced version which differs from the dooyoo picture in that the packaging is all whitewater blue and green text. The labelling is fairly basic and not particularly appealing but also not off putting.
The first thing that I noticed when using this product is that it has a very thin watery consistency compared with my usual brand. It therefore takes longer to dry which is a bit of a pain when you are in a rush to get ready in the morning. However once dried, it does a good job. It has a barely noticeable neutral fragrance and keeps me fresh and dry throughout the day. Another plus point this is that it doesn't mark or stain my clothes. I have been using it for a couple of months now with no issues except that it is a little drying on the skin under my arms.
I wouldn't permeability replace my usual brand with this one mainly due to the watery consistency but for anyone looking to cut costs this is an effective and cheaper alternative to the big brand deodorant names.
Deodorant.. one of those things we dont talk about. when was the last time you were stood in a lift and asked your colleague next to you "so bert, tell me, what kinda deodorant do you wear?" just, you know, as a casual icebreaking conversation starter. Never? well theres a thing. maybe the fact that the ice breaking conversation starter would swiftly and without warning turn into a nose breaking conversation ender could prevent such remarks. As the risk of your colleague considering them to be less than tactful hints at his extreme BO issue would be pretty damn high. And it would appear the theme would continue here, this being the first boots deodorant review written! gulp. I'd best do a good job.
So here i am, putting myself out there, reviewing the strange unknown liquid that prevents the afore mentioned BO problem from knocking at my door.
I never have been an overtly "glowing" person, but, throughout the years, as any female would, i like to make sure that my perfume remains the overriding scent du jour as it were. Ok when i come out the gym it may be slightly different, or the gorgeous smell of chlorine after a lengthy pool session but you get the general idea.
I have since a very young age tried numerous different deodorants. soft and gentle evening mist (smells of blueberries and soooo yesterday) sure spray on (made my underarms look like a fox with mange, extreme allergic reaction you understand) secrets (do you remember the one? advertised as "never leaves white marks" when the only thing it was good for was LEAVING white marks!!
Eventually i settled on a roll on, until one day, I was in boots, i'd left my purse and card at home and was facing a warm summers day deodorant free. Scraping around in my purse i came up wth the requisite 59p!! (it has increased marginally since then) and purchased boots 24hour in cool blue.
And i have never looked back. It works like a charm and for a fraction of the cost. I'd say it even works better than mitchum which is 4x the price!! it rolls on smoothly and dries astoundingly quickly. the perfume fades to a subtle undertone and does not ever threaten to enter battle with your favour l'eau de toilette.
the smell is cool and refreshing and very unobtrusive once dried it prevents perspiration on all but the hottest days or a hard workout. the packaging is small and easy to discreetly hide inside a handbag and is recyclable too. compared to most roll ons it is small in stature which makes it run out quicker but with a price far belw a pound who can complain at that! and the best bit. It leaves minimal white marks on clothing.
Heres the best bit. my ex loved it. i was constantly having to steal it back from his bag and never again did i have to buy him expensive mens deodorants. he refused to use them this one was so good!
I have looked through the labels and compared with other brands and have no idea what it is in this deodorant that makes it so effective where otehrs have failed. i can see no difference in ingredients, but whatever it is, it works!!! and i really hope that boots dont make like a car dealer and change a perfectly good formula just because its been on the shelf a year or two.
and if they do, well, the hunt of the last 18 years will begin again, and then maybe i will get chance to be the first reviewer once more....
I picked up the purple sensitive roll on when I was on a short break in the Lakes. Since using this product I have had a very painful reaction, which I am now using a steriod cream for. So beware as this product contains aluminium, which has been linked to reactions.
I bought three of these whilst they were on offer 3 for 2 in January (2008), and at 69p each it's very good value. I decided to try three different types and then choose my favourite to buy again later. These are also available in anti-perspirant sprays which cost 99p each. I generally prefer roll-on because they last longer and usually work better.
I have the Pastel (pink lid), Coral (orange lid) and Sensitive (purple lid) varieties. My favourite is the Sensitive one because it contains very little alcohol, so it's gentle on my skin. I used that one first, and it lasted about 2 months. This is the variety with a light purple lid and white bottle. The bottles are the same for all varieties, and have grips on the sides for easy use. It has a very light floral scent, which is nice but I find it soon fades. However, it always keeps me dry all day, so that's good. I only have to re-apply after a shower. As it contains very little alcohol, it's safe to use immediately after shaving and it doesn't sting at all! It also keeps my underarms really soft. The Sensitive variety has a white colour when you apply it, but is absorbed quickly. It doesn't take long to dry, possibly a bit quicker than other deodorants.
The Coral and Pastel varieties are very similar. The main difference is the smell. Coral has a pale orange lid, and has a light floral and fruity fragrance. However, as Coral and Pastel both contain mainly alcohol denat., the strong scent of this immediately hits you as well. Overall the Coral smell is nice, but I prefer the Sensitive variety smell. Pastel has a pink lid, and a much stronger floral fragrance, as well as the strong alcohol denat. smell. Personally I prefer the smell of the Pastel variety. Again, as both contain mainly alcohol denat., it stings a lot when applying, especially immediately after shaving. It still stings if you haven't shaved, so be prepared for that! Neither takes long to dry, so that's good. These varieties also protect really well, and keep me dry all day (definitely important for a deodorant!).
I'd definitely recommend these because they're very cheap (even when they're not on special offer) and do their job well. There are some more varieties available, including Sport, Unperfumed and Polar.
In our house we get through a fair amount of anti-perspirant/deodorant, with two adults and two teenage boys. So I like to keep a couple in the bathroom cupboard, and am always on the look-out for inexpensive ones. I'm not fussy about brand, but I won't buy the spray type. I know they're no longer harmful as aerosols used to be, but I find they're a bit wasteful (it's hard to spray accurately under the arm) and I always end up with a vile taste in my mouth, no matter how careful I am about keeping it closed. So I buy roll-ons. We've tried several brands, mostly shops' own or whatever is on special offer, and they all seem to work reasonably well. A few months ao I was in Boots, and noticed that their 24-hour roll-ons, usually 99p each, were on a '3 for the price of 2' offer. They're not all that big (50 ml) and they didn't look terribly exciting - just white opaque plastic containers with brightly coloured lids and a matching label with the '24' in large white letters. But I really don't care what they look like, and this seemed too good a deal to resist, so I bought two labelled Polar (with royal blue lids) and one labelled Sport (with a turquoise lid). * First impressions * I first tried a Polar one. I was pleased to find that on opening it, the roller worked well. Some deodorants take a while to get going, as the roller seems to get stuck, but there were no problems with this one. It may be because it's rather larger than most deodorant roller-balls, or it may be that the whole container is plastic - I find that when the bottle part is glass they seem to be more prone to getting stuck. The smell wasn't anything remarkable, but I found it pleasant. It was the kind of perfume I associate with freshness - cool with a hint of some kind of flowers; a little overpowering when close to the nostrils, but I only tried that once. It went on easily and dried
quickly, with no hint of any stinging or discomfort. When that was finished, I tried the Sports one. The roller did take slightly longer to get started, but perhaps that's because it had been in the bathroom cupboard for a while. I found it had less of a scent than the Polar one, such that it was almost unnoticeable, but otherwise it was quite similar. * How long does the 50ml last? * The first Polar one lasted me nearly six weeks. I've been using the sports one for a couple of weeks, now. It feels as if it's about half full when I shake it, but it's impossible to tell accurately. A distinct advantage of glass bottled deodorants is being able to see how much is left, but it's not really a big deal. If it lasts another three weeks, I shall be quite content. * Does it work? * I'm not a particularly active person, and I shower every morning, so I tend to assume that a deodorant will do its job, and not worry about it. However, unquestionably there was sometimes been a bit of a whiff in the past at the end of a warm day in the summer, or after doing some heavy gardening, with the majority of deodorants I've used. Thus it was quite a surprise after one warm day in October, when I'd done a fair bit of walking and had felt quite sticky, to find that when I lay down on the sofa for a moment, and threw my arms back to stretch, I noticed a gentle, flowery aroma... further investigation revealed this to be coming from the region of my armpits. The rest of me might have perspired freely, but my under-arms were dry, and still smelling sweet, courtesy of Boots. And the claim of 24-hour protection? Well.. I don't notice any smell of sweat first thing in the morning before I take my shower. The scent of deodorant was pretty faint when using the Polar, non-existent when using the Sport, but as it was going to be washed away and replenished, it didn't need to be strong. Sin
ce I need a regular 8 hours' sleep I can't imagine ever needing 24-hour deodorant protection, but - for what it's worth - it does seem to live up to its claims. * Details * There are the usual warnings - not to use on damaged skin, to keep away from children, and that it's extremely flammable. The list of ingredients is shorter than I've seen on other deodorants, but as I've no idea what most of them are I'm not sure if this if this is a positive thing, as it would be on processed food. * Will I use this again? * Yes, if I'm near a Boots. It's a pity that their own products aren't sold more widely, since I find some of them very good value, every bit as useful as higher priced branded goods. I chose it because of the special offer, but would happily pay the full 99p for this in future.
Boots 24 hr protection is long overdue on the market. For years I changed from one deoderant to another every couple of weeks and they all ended up in the bin. About eight years ago I tried Mitchum witch was like a lifeline as it actually kept me dry and odour free. Doing a huge amount of sport put pressure on it's performance and it came up trumps the only problem was the price! Nearly three quid a can. I went to buy it as usual and noticed that above it on the shelf was Boots 24. What drew my attention was the fact that it had similar coloured cans to fragrances as Mitchum. I tested the fragrances and found that they even smelled similar. They were on offer as buy one get one free; which is quite a regular thing, another bonus. They were and are priced at £1.69 a 200ml can, so two for one is so cheap I thought it couldn't work but I only had £1.69 to lose. Much to my amazement it is just as good as Mitchum. The cans are a lot bigger so as well as it being cheaper it is much better value for money. Against other brands, apart from the one I have mentioned there is nothing like it. It does actually keep you dry and smelling fresh for a long while, I still tend to use it a couple of times a day but it is very good and should wipe the others off the shelves. If Boots were to give everyone with problem perspiration a free can they would make a killing as they would all be converted. There are loads of different fragrances too and they also cater for men. Although the mens fragrance is strangely kept with the womens ones.Though I must admit I do buy that one too becouse it smells nice. I have sensitive skin too and I have not had any reaction as I have had many times with other brands. They also do a sensitive skin and unfragranced one too. They also do a roll on which I have actually only purchased for the first time this week as I had so many
bad experiences with roll ons years ago that I just couldn't bring myself to try it - BUT - it is just as good and dries pretty quickly too. This also is cheap £1.09 each 50ml and 'bogof' also!
Througout a majority of my adult life I have always uses a deodorant/anti-perspirant and have used many different brands over that period of time. I do not really sweat in abundance as my work has more to do with paper than anything else. I also do not suffer from any excessive body odour or the likes. However I have always found it necessary to use a deodorant/anti-perspirant in order to maintain a clean and fresh feeling and for the odd time that I do tend to end up in a sweat. Initially I used the spray on type and then changed to the roll on version. My reasons for this was that with the spray (aerosol) versions I personally felt that the contents tend to evaporate a lot more quickly than the roll-on version, when applied. Also that the roll-on types last a lot longer than the aerosol ones and therefore provide you with much more economy. The brand that I have been using since the last one year has been Nivea For Men Roll-On. That was until I visited Boots a couple of week ago. To my surprise I came accross the Boots 24 Hours Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant in Roll-On form. What particularly caught my attention was that these were on special offer of "Buy 1 and get 1 Free". The price was just £1.09 so this basically equates to around 55p a bottle. Sure during the last year I have seen many different brands of deodorants but have never been tempted to buy them even though they were slightly cheaper than the one that I presently use and never really enough to tempt me. But this is different. I mean this represents a huge saving and one that just cannot be ignored. You would have thought that at this price the product would be centered around the word "economy" and may have some flaws or provide you with less scope for choice especially in the variety of fragrances available. However surprisingly it is available in a total of seven different variations and these are: Pola
r Sensitive Light Frag Sport Unperfumed Pastel Coral Sensitive Unperfumed In the above you have a good choice and one that is available to both men and women. The "Sport" variety is the only one that clearly targets the male species but the rest of them are truly unisex. The Boots 24 Hours Deodorant Roll-On comes in 50ml bottles and are small enough to be carried around easily. This is great for women (as you ladies always have your bags). However since this does provide you with excellent protection for long periods of time I doubt that you would need to take it along anyway. I have been using it for around two weeks now and found it to be quite satisfactory. Maybe not as good as my Nivea but only slightly. The liquid applies easily from the plastic ball and does not give you any initial feelings of stickiness, as is the case with some cheaper brands. The quality is one that you would expect from a company like Boots. The particular variety that I am using is the "Polar" and it has a pleasant minty and fresh scent that suits me just fine. I have the "Coral" to use next and that sounds nice too. Overall I am very pleased with my new deodorant and especially the price that I paid for it. I just hope that these remain on special offer but even if they don't I doubt that the price would be more than a pound in any case, which still represents excellent value for money. So next time you're at Boots why don't you check this one out. You might be pleasantly surprised just as I was.
One thing about going into Boots is that you will always end up buying something. They have so many fantastic offers whether it be two for three or 20 per cent off. It was no surprised to me then that I came out with Boots 24 hour Antiperspirant. You need a good deodorant especially in this climate and I thought why not give it a go. It comes in roll on form. I do prefer roll ons to body spray?s. Mainly because I like to use a perfume and a roll on during the day. I hadn?t tried this brand before so I didn?t really know what to expect. But as with most Boots products I wasn?t let down. It worked really well. I applied it after a shower in the morning and amazingly I remained dry and fresh all day. There was no need to re-apply. I still carry to product around with me just in case I do. But as yet I haven?t needed to. I was impressed. Having used a lot of roll ons and been let down my many of them I was very impressed with this one. It was really good on your skin. Left no wet marks, it also had a nice fresh smell and that together with my perfume made me smell really nice. In return I felt extremely confident that I was going to have no sweat patches and smell nice at the same time. Its really good value and only costs £1 which is excellent value. It comes in a reasonable size bottle and amazingly lasts quite along time. It is also extremely easy to apply. The only problem is that its only available in Boots but that?s not a problem since I have one right near me. I think its so important to have a roll on that works and that you can trust not to let you down. This product does exactly that. Overall I wouldn?t have gone for this product because there are so many on the markets which are really good. But few of them keep you odour free for 24 hours day, this one does and costing just a pound makes it excellent value.
Sorry Boots, but I don't like your deodorants. Boots 24 hour deodorant works really well, an I'm really impressed with it, apart from the creamy texture of the product and the fact that it doesn't dry very well (if at all). The deodorant is packaged nicely, in white and purple packaging. It looks like it'll do the job nicely, and to be honest, it doesn. It just isn't for me. I've got the "sensitive" version of this deodorant and it smells very fresh and pleasant. Somewhere between talcum powder and "cotton" I think. It's very long-lasting., In other words, I didn't smell after wearing it for a day. The thing that I don't like is that it doesn't TOTALLY dry. My armpits always feel a bit wet after using Boots deodorants. And my clothes feel a bit damp. It's a bit uncomfortable, plus sometimes it gets on my clothes. Believe me, I'm not the sort of person to go for a brand deodorant, but I don't like Boots's version. I'd recommend Tescos deodorant. It's less expensive, and smells lovely and works really well. Sorry, Boots, but I'm not a goer. *** In response to your comments, this deodorant is £1.09 in Boots, and come in the following flavours... Coral Pastel Polar Sensitive (Light fragranced) Sensitive (unfragranced) Sport Unperfumed. So now you know!
I wouldn't like anyone to think that I smell, so I am very careful about which de-odorant I choose. However, I also like to avoid wasting money, so I am keen to choose a product that is good value for money. Boots own brand de-odorant fits the bill on both counts. I have used the product for many years, and choose the fragrance free roll-on variety because: 1. It is quick and easy to apply 2. It is a compact size, which is easy for travelling 3. It is fragrance free, which means it doesn't clash with my perfume 4. It is unisex 5. It lasts all day, keeping me fresh and confident 6. It is good value for money 7. It is non-sting and can be applied even after shaving Any disadvantages? Yes, it's only available in Boots. On the plus side, it is often on promotion "3 for 2" - I have even seen it 2 for the price of 1.
This long lasting protection against wetness and odour keeps you ultra dry and feeling fresh all day /