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Personal hygiene is one of those things that is regarded very highly on my list of priorities. In the past, I stuck to one particular deodorant however I went off of this one and have since been trying out numerous different types and brands. The most recent one which I have tried and tested is Dove's Fresh Touch Anti-Perspirant Deodorant.
*About the Deodorant*
Dove Fresh Touch Anti-Perspirant Deodorant provides effective day long protection with ¼ moisturising cream to care for your skin.
Applying this product is similar to most spray deodorants that you use and is very simple. Ensure that you shake the can well before applying the deodorant. Then hold the can approximately 15cm away from your underarm and spray away.
As with other deodorants, it is important that you do not apply this deodorant to broken skin. Also, it is not for intimate hygiene use.
*Price and Availability*
Dove Fresh Touch Anti-Perspirant Deodorant is widely available to buy places like Superdrug, Boots and Wilkinsons. You will also find it on the shelves of the bigger supermarkets like Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda. It isn't as well stocked as some other deodorants but hopefully you won't have too much trouble locating one.
You can purchase this deodorant for just £1.95, a whole £1 cheaper than the deodorant I had used regularly in the past. I not only find this to be a fair price to pay, but I actually find it to be quite cheap. I am satisfied with the cost of this deodorant as it performs fairly well and leaves you smelling fresh for the entire day although sweat marks will appear (not such a great look).
The packaging: This deodorant is an aerosol can. The colour of this can is a very pale green and the round cap of the deodorant is a slightly brighter green. Unlike most lids, that fall off of the can quickly and get lost (with me anyway), this slips on and off easily so it actually stays for the duration that I have the product. I quite like the design of the can as it looks as refreshing and clean as the smell of the product.
The Smell: The scent of this deodorant gets top marks from me. It is a gorgeous fresh smell that lingers under your arms for a fairly long time.
Does it provide effective day long protection? Unfortunately, this deodorant wasn't particularly effective with regards to keeping my underarms dry. I found that the endurance of this product to be of poor quality. I found that the deodorant only lasted a couple of hours easily and all I do for a job is sit at a desk in an office all day therefore for anyone who is active will want to stay well clear of this deodorant. When I used this deodorant, I found that one spray per day was not sufficient and needed to reapply at around 1pm. I wasn't particularly impressed with this as you don't want to have to carry around a large spray deodorant with you. Also, when wearing this deodorant, I found that I got sweat marks on my clothes under my arms. I was horrified by this and I don't really sweat all that much!
Does the deodorant care for your skin? My underarms don't actually feel that much smoother after using this deodorant so I'm not so sure about this claim. I think perhaps it does without you realising?
What is the deodorant like for use after shaving? This deodorant is great for use after shaving. It isn't one that stings (unless used on broken skin) therefore it gets a thumbs up from me as this is my pet hate with deodorants.
Longevity of the product: I found that this aerosol deodorant lasts me approximately 3 weeks, dependent on the amount of times that it is used. I use amount 5 seconds of spray under each arm twice daily.
Dove Fresh Touch Anti-Perspirant Deodorant is definitely one of the deodorant sprays that you must shake well prior to use. If you do this, you shouldn't have any problems with white marks. If you don't, you will find that a white powder will be transferred onto your clothes when dressing.
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
I would recommend this product if you like a fresh smelling deodorant with a smell that lingers on you all day. Although, if you are looking for a deodorant that is 'anti-perspirant' like this one is supposed to be, I would suggest that you perhaps look elsewhere. I found that towards the end of the day, mainly on a hot day, you clearly saw sweat patches on your clothes. So I guess what I'm saying is that it a great deodorant to use in the winter but not during the summer months (which isn't long here in the UK).
If you aren't a big fan of using spray deodorants, you can also buy this product in the roll-on version. And they have also answered your prayers if you like to have a smaller, travel size as a 35ml aerosol is available to buy which is a size that fits perfectly into your handbag.
I don't think that I will be buying this deodorant again. I quite liked the smell of Dove Fresh Touch Anti-Perspirant Deodorant which is lucky as it lingers on your skin for quite a long time. Unfortunately, it isn't so great at the anti-perspirant part and it leaves marks sweat marks under your arms.