“ Brand: The Body Shop / Deodorant / Type: Roll-on / Subcategory: Stick / Suitable for: Body „
I bought this deodorant mainly because it doesn't contain aluminium salts. I'm more than a bit dubious about the effects of these kind of ingredients so when I noticed that the Body Shop had launched these Deo Dry deodorants a while back, I snapped one up.
HOW IT WORKS
As you've probably gathered, this is a 'stick' deodorant. In case you're not familiar with these, they are basically a solid block of deodorant which you rub underneath your arms in much the same fashion as a roll-on deodorant. The only real difference is that being solid, stick deodorants aren't as wet as roll-ons. I'm not a very patient person and I often get annoyed when roll-ons don't dry very quickly so I was hoping that being less wet, stick deodorants would have an added bonus of drying quicker. To use the deodorant, you just turn the wheel at the bottom and this twists the deodorant up out of the tube. A quick word of warning on this front - due to the design of the lid, you need to make sure that you twist the deodorant back down into the tube again after using. If you don't, the lid won't fully go back on.
I won't spend too long on this section as that's not the main reason most people buy a deodorant! Suffice to say that the scent is very clean and fresh smelling. It's not particularly overpowering so you can use perfume or body spray without it affecting these scents. However, if you choose not to, the scent lingers around a bit and I can often find myself getting whiffs of it every now and again if my arms are anywhere near my face.
I bought mine when there was a 20% discount code online as part of a larger order so I wasn't sure of the current price. A quick look at the website tells me that they currently retail for £2.50. This may sound expensive but you only need to use a small amount each time so it's better value than it first sounds.
DOES IT WORK?
Now for the all-important performance review: how well does it actually work? Applying it is easy enough. You just rub it a couple of times under your arm and you're good to go. As I've said, I am not good at hanging around waiting for deodorants to dry.
The strange thing about this one is that it doesn't seem to dry. This is my first experience of deodorant sticks so I'm not sure if this is how it's supposed to be but as someone who is used to roll-ons and aerosols, it's a little strange to feel like it never actually dries. This has been fine with the lovely weather that we've been having lately as I've been wearing sleeveless tops and my underarms haven't been covered up. However, when I do wear sleeved tops, I usually find that there is some wetness under my arms. Granted, this doesn't happen as quickly as it would without deodorant but it's disappointing given that this is an anti-perspirant.
On that basis, it is less effective than the aerosol that I normally use and I'm not comfortable using this on work days when I need to stay dry for a good chunk of the day. If like me, you tend to sweat a bit without a good deodorant, this one may not be for you. The packaging promises 24 hour protection but having had a better look, I see that this actually relates to odour protection rather than against sweating. I must admit that even on the days when my underarms got a bit wet, there was no noticeable odour. Just bear in mind that it doesn't actually seem to be claiming 24 hours sweat-free as is the case with many deodorants these days. On the plus side, I've had no problems with white marks, even with dark clothing so it lives up to its claim on that front.
---Why I Tried this---
Over the years I have gone through many different brands of deoderants - from roll-ons to sticks etc.- also using crystals at one time. I much prefer to use stick deodorants if I can find a good one so when ordering other items from the Body Shop website I spotted this stick deodorant and decided to give it a try.
---Body Shop Brand---
The Body Shop was founded i the 1970s by Anita Roddick but has now been taken over by L'Oréal.
From their website - 'The Body Shop has always believed passionately that animals should not be used for cosmetic testing. We have never tested our products on animals. Similarly, we insist that all our suppliers have not tested their ingredients on animals for cosmetic purposes.
We're incredibly proud of our dedication to this issue, and our global campaigning against cosmetic animal testing. The EU banned animal testing for finished cosmetic products in 2004, and for ingredients in 2009.'
A stick deodorant in a white oval package. It has a twist up base and a transparent blue push on lid. When purchased there is a white cover inside the lid which covers the top of the deodorant.
This is a 'dry effect' deodorant with NO aluminium salts.
Marketed as giving 24 hour protection, the deodorant is made with volcanic mineral and essential oils and is called 'Chilled and Breezy Stick'.
The product weighs 55g (1.9oz).
Semi opaque grey/white/creamy colour.
---The Back Label---
Make in the UK, said to minimise white marks and containing Aloe Vera from Guatemala, it is shown to last for 12 months once opened.
Once you peel away the back label it opens out to reveal two pages of ingredients - the main ones being: Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera
Communty Fair Trade organic alcohol
Essential oils (full list at bottom of page).
£2.50 and lasts for ages.
I was not dissapointed as it is reasonably priced - only lightly fragranced so it does not interfere with any perfume you wear and it also does not need 'drying time' and seems to work just as well as all the others - no beter or worse, but I would not say it was 24 hr long lasting. Also it does not leave any white marks.
The smell is so faint that it could be used by men as well.
4 stars as it may not last 24 hours.
From any Body Shop shop but I purchase from their website. The postage here is £2.99 but the company often has special deals for free postage so by ordering when there is a special offer could mean you have free postage plus also get a % off the total cost of your order as well.
---Would I recommend?---
Yes definitely worth a try - nothing to spill - no harmful sprays or aluminium and it lasts absolutely ages.
Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Water (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Stearic Acid (Emulsifier), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water (Astringent), Ceteth-20 (Emulsifier), Perlite (Absorbent), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Alcohol (Solvent/Diluent), Fragrance (Fragrance), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Eucalyptus Radiata Leaf Oil (Fragrance/Essential Oil), Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil (Fragrance/Essential Oil), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Cymbopogon Flexuosus Oil (Masking Agent), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil (Fragrance/Essential Oil), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil (Essential Oil), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil (Fragrance/Essential Oil), Satureia Montana Oil (Fragrance/Essential Oil).
A while ago I received a voucher for the Body Shop. Since my last deodorant was running short at the time and £2.50 seemed a reasonable price to pay I picked up one of these Chilled and Breezy DeoDry deodorant stick.
The packaging for this deodorant is the typical packaging for a stick deodorant. It comes in an oval white stick pot with a blue transparent lid. On the bottom of this stick is a small circle with grips that you twist in order to lift the stick up and down.
On a label stuck to the front of the pot there is a picture of some stones and the body shop logo. It tells me that it is a dry effect deodorant that provides 24 hour protection. It also tells me that it weighs 55g and is a "chilled and breezy stick" which contains volcanic mineral and essential oils but no aluminium salts.
On the back of the pot there is another sticky label with warnings, a symbol to tell me the packaging is recyclable and the shelf life (which is twelve months). If I peel this label back it gives me the ingredients which are mainly essential oils and scent.
Firstly the lid fits very well and so pulling it off requires a fair bit of force, having said that it's not overly difficult just be aware of this if buying for someone with problems with their grip.
The smell is obvious as soon as you lift the lid off. I can't really distinguish any one scent. There is an underlying smell of citrus but there is a lot more in there that I can't place. However if you have smelt any cool or chilled deodorants before then this smells much the same.
Rubbing it onto my skin is easy. I simply need to run it over my skin about three times in order to transfer enough for me to feel comfortable, I do find it works better after a hot bath or shower though. I assume the heat of my skin allows it to melt a little enabling it to transfer easier. If you are using it after a bath/shower it's likely that you have shaved but this isn't a problem with this deodorant as I have never had any irritation or stinging.
Inside the lid is a small plastic bit shaped the same way as the deodorant stick itself, I say this because I've spent ages trying to get the lid back on, thinking I had room left inside the lid and not understanding why it won't fit. Since this plastic bit is below the top of the lid if the deodorant is lifted up more then about a centimetre then you'll need to roll it back down in order for the lid to fit. This is easy to do though and turning the wheel is just as easy to roll the stick down as it is to roll up. The grip provided on this wheel is more then adequate and I have never had my hand slip.
Overall I was happy with this deodorant. The smell was noticeable every time I moved for at least 3-4 hours but even at the end of the day when the smell was no longer noticeable I felt comfortable, dry and reassured that I was still protected. There were however two days that I wasn't completely dry, both these days I had been very active. My lifestyle isn't exactly sedate but these two days I had been on my feet and rushing about for around fourteen hours so this is maybe something to consider if you have a very active life.
I have never had white marks on my clothing whilst using this deodorant, even when wearing black tops and so I was very happy with this. White streaks is not a good look!
Although the shelf life is 12 months I can see the stick lasting much longer then this as I only use very little each time.
Other Scents In Range
If the chilled scent isn't for you there are two others in the range. These are:
* Fresh and Floral and
* Cool and Zesty
These deodorants are also available as roll-ons for the same price. Refills for the roll-ons are available for £2.
Price, Availability and Recommendations
I would highly recommend this product so long as you bear in mind what I said earlier about this possibly not being suitable for highly active lifestyles.
Being a Body Shop product this is only available from The Body Shop but can be bought both online and in-store for £2.50. The online store is currently offering free delivery until 4PM on the 15th March 2011.
Aluminium salts have traditionally been used in antiperspirants, dyes and food aditives. Because of their potentially toxic effects, there use has been controversial however no one proved that they cause any harm to healthy adults. I believe that it is still better to be safe than sorry so when the Body Shop recently released DeoDry deodorants which do not contain aluminium salts, I have immediately decided t purchase one of them.
We have a choice of a roll-on or stick deodorants; it is also possible to buy refills for roll-on. Both version come in three possible scents: Cool & Zesty, Fresh & Floral and Chilled & Breezy. I couldn't really decide which one to pick because all of them smelled very nice but in the end, I went for the latter.
I am not a great fan of roll-on deodorants as they are always sticky and they seem to take ages to dry. Therefore I opted out for the stick. It comes in a thick plastic white container with a sticket on the front and transparent blue lid. The sticker in the front has some pictures of stones on it, the Body shop logo, some information about deodorant (dry-effect, no aluminium salt, 24-hour protection). Some more information can be found at the back like ingredients (unbelievably long list) and some advice (do not apply on broken skin).
The stick itself has a whitish-creamy transparent colour and a very fresh scent. I think that not everybody will like this scent as it is quite unusual - very breezy and it makes me think of a beach on a cold, rainy evening.
What I absolutely hate about deodorants (especially sticks) is that they leave white marks. I was a bit scared when I used this one for the first time that's that would be the case here, but thankfully, it hasn't left any white marks (or any marks at all in fact) on my clothes.
I must admit that I have the problem of excessive sweating. I need a good deodorant that will either stop me from sweating or at least reduce the odour. The producer promises that this deodorant will give you 24 hour odour protector. I have never had the chance to try it for 24 hour but it definitely works for at least 12 hours. It did not stop me from sweating but it eliminated unpleasant odour which I thought was fair enough.
It has not caused any irritation to my skin but I do not think it moisturises either. DeoDry Chilled & Breezy stick contains volcanic mineral that is supposed to absorb wetness. Unfortunately, it has not worked for me - my shirt was still wet. However, the essential oils that are supposed to mask unpleasant odour worked perfectly fine.
One stick weights 55g. I have had mine for more than a month now and I don't seem to be getting anywhere close to finishing it off. One deodorant costs £4.00 now but I bought mine on introductory promotion for £2.50.
Thank you for reading my review.
It may also be posted elsewhere.
Before I begin this review I must explain why it appears to be in the wrong category. I asked Dooyoo to set up a category for the deodorant stick in the Fresh and Floral fragrance but they told me to use this category to post my review - so that is what I am doing. Just be aware that the review is not for the Chilled and Breezy fragrance.
Anyway let's get on with the review............
The Body Shop has recently brought out a new range of deodorants called DeoDry which is made without the use of aluminium salts.
The deodorant is available in three fragrances Chilled and Breezy, Fresh and Floral and Cool and Zesty. The range consists of roll ons, stick deodorant and roll on refills.
When I saw the original display in The Body Shop I started off by taking a sniff at each of the three fragrances and I wasn't keen on either Chilled and Breezy or Cool and Zesty but I did really like the Fresh and Floral. I purchased a roll on and a stick in that fragrance. They now all cost £4 each but I got mine for £3 each as there was a special offer to launch the new range,
I also have a Love Your Body discount card which not only gives me 10% off everything in store I also get a stamp on my card each time I spend £10 and I get free gifts when I have the right number of stamps. Obviously this makes the Body Shop products even better value.
The stick deodorant comes in a flattish container and the Fresh and Floral one has a pink pull off lid - the other two have either blue or green lids.
The label on the front of the deodorant has the Body Shop logo and the words DeoDry - Dry Effect Deodorant - No Aluminium Salts - 24hr Protection - with volcanic mineral and essential oils - Fresh and Floral Stick - 55ml (1.9 OZ)
The main idea of this new range is that they contain no aluminium salts, which meant nothing at all to me so I took a look at the information on the website. I found that the absence of aluminium salts means that the deodorant works in a more natural way which has to be better for my skin. The other two main ingredients are volcanic minerals which absorb wetness and thus keep you dry and the essential oils which will mask any odours.
I don't normally buy stick deodorants as I prefer to use the roll on ones but I thought I would try one of these since they were on offer. Sadly using this product has not changed my opinion of stick deodorants - its back to the roll ons for me!
To use the deodorant you just have to remove the lid from the container and twist the round thing at the bottom until about a quarter of an inch of the stick of deodorant appears at the top. You then just rub the stick under your arm, twist the stick back down and replace the lid.
I really love the fragrance of this one and it is exactly what it says on the label - fresh and floral - it is a light flowery smell and it is very fresh and summery.
The only problem for me is that I just did not like the feeling of the stick under my arms. It doesn't feel right to me - it almost feels as though it isn't working. I know this is not true as the deodorant keeps me dry all day no matter how hot I get. I will continue to use this stick until it is finished but I won't be buying another.
In conclusion I would have to say that I recommend this deodorant, but only you those of you who like stick deodorants - it just isn't for me. Having said that it looks smart, it works well and it smells lovely. In short it is fresh and floral just like it says on the packaging!
Although it smalls nice and works well it loses one star from me as it just doesn't feel right!