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I'm normally more of an aerosol gal, but decided on a whim to try this out as I have recently started going to the gym, and had heard whispers that roll ons are better for reducing nasty wet patches! I chose this particular one partly because I had a good opinion of Dove as a brand, but also because it was on special offer for under £1 which seemed like a bargain. It was not.
It has its good points. The packaging is well designed; the shape makes it very easy and comfortable to hold securely, making it easy to apply. The rollerball applicator is a good size, and rolls smoothly (something which I don't always remember other brands doing!). The packaging is sturdy, having survived quite a few trips to the gym in the bottom of my bag witout any cracking or mis-shaping.
I purchased the 'waterlily and freshmint' scent for the daft reason that I quite like the colour blue! I do wish more places would have testers out of deodrants so I could smell before I bought though, as I really am not fond of this fragrance; it reminds me of cheap toilet cleaning products to be honest. The scent does last quite a long time though...I could notice it every time I moved my arms about which I suppose is a good thing, its just unfortunate for me that I picked a scent that I don't really like!
My biggest whinge about this product is that for me at least, it doesn't seem to reduce sweat at all, but rather scent any sweat that appears. I found myself noticeably damp 30mins or so after applying, even though I had only been doing general householdy things like making breakfast and washing up. Whilst I didn't smell bad (well, I smelt like cheap toilet cleaner, but...), I found the damp feeling rather uncomfortable. I also noticed on other occasions that I would find sweat patches under my arms, showing through my clothing, something I never have a problem with when I have used other deodrant products. For me, dryness is a key thing I look for in a deodrant, so I ended up purchasing a different one way before this product ran out or was even close to running out as I just felt it was so ineffective for my needs.
I am hugely disappointed in this as I had previously thought highly of the Dove brand, and this has actually put me off purchasing things from that brand in future. Avoid!
Dove, a well known brand and name tagged with sensitive skin. It boasts of having 1/4 moisturising cream to nourish the skin, even after shaving, to protect and provide 24 hours antiperspirant benefits.
Dove roll on is in the same size as the length of anyone's palms (not children) and is small enough to pop into a hand bag to top up that lovely scent throughout the day, despite it offering 24 hour antiperspirant protection the scent does not last that long, unless of course you lift your arms and sniff.
The bottle comes in white, the screw cap comes in various other colours depending on the scent you choose, or the type of roll on. With few twists the cap comes right off, you need to move the ball part of the roll on a couple of times for the liquid to cover it thus be able to roll it onto your armpits. After that, there is no reason to do this except if it's not been used for a length of time and has dried up.
I find it is much better to leave it on its side after use prior to future use, if you are using it daily there is no risk of the roll on ball drying out. This method ensures you don't have a glut of liquid on the ball itself thus smearing your armpits with too much liquid. It dries slower than other branded roll ons, but the liquid itself is a balm for freshly saved armpits and there is no risk of any skin irritation - well not on mine at least.
I bought this in Boots for roughly £1.70, watch out for buy one and get one free or the 3 for 2 mix and match. I am always happy to pay more for Dove than for any other branded roll on as this one really does protect and moisturises.
I will be buying the scented roll ons to see if it really does last 24/48 hours as stated, but in all honesty, I don't want smells coming out of my armpits at all, which is the whole purpose of antiperspirant, so am not too bothered whether people can smell the Dove roll on on me or not. My perfume is the only scent I want to ooze!
Being an asthmatic it's always a challenge to smell good without having an attack, it seems all f the best smelling deodorants and anti-persperants are in an aerosol form. Having heard great things about the scents of the dove sprays through my friends I decided to see if the roll on products were just as good. I purchased the go fresh grapefruit roll on, on a 2 for £2 offer in my local boots, however the normal RRP is around £2.50 per bottle so it is worth shopping around for offers. The product claims to be a 24 hour anti persperant which also includes a built in moisturiser which I thought would be great for my sensitive skin.
The packaging/ bottle that the product is kept in is a great shape for gripping in your hand, the pointed end makes it easier to angle the bottle when applying without straining your wrists. The lid is a screw on lid that only takes a couple twists to open, the only problem I have with the lid is that if I don't wipe the roll on after use, the substance sticks to the lid and becomes crispy.
It's easy enough to apply this product just swipe it in the relevant areas and the gel runs smoothly and at a good consistency with no lumps or stickiness. If anything I would say the gel sometimes comes out so well that too much comes out, I found it was better applied if you literally just skim the skin so the gel is better spread.
Once the gel dries up, my skin is noticeably softer and smoother with very little irritation; most other brands such as sure cause irritation on my skin so it's worth giving dove ago if you have sensitive skin or a skin related condition. The scent of the gel is very fresh and summery without being too sweet or too chemical, however I found that the scent was only noticeable when you're close to the roll on and through the day it's almost nonexistent on your skin! So you may want to use perfume as well as this roll on to have a sustainable scent on you.
Despite the disappointing scent, the roll on does keep your skin fresh and minimises perspiration, I would recommend keeping a spare roll on in your bag to top up on mid day if you're an physically active person as after I walk the dog I find it isn't strong enough .
Overall it's an okay anti-persperant, I find that sure works better for minimising perspiration but causes unbearable irritation, so dove is definitely worth it if you have sensitive skin and don't mind topping up every now and then.
I'm a fan of using roll on deodorants since I feel that they last longer as an anti-perspirant and have the desired effect of keeping you smelling fresh for hours without the cloud of smoke or white marks. When buying a new deodorant I was attracted by this new Dove Fresh range since the design was sleek, fit easily in my hand and was small enough to be portable without inconvenience.
It has a very light smell which is what it says it is- fresh. It also rolls very easily without sticking, making it quick to apply. But in terms of effectiveness I found myself disappointed. I don't do a huge amount of sport, nor do I perspire more than the average woman but this deodorant couldn't keep up with my short morning jogs! I found myself often with sweat marks, which was rather embarrassing (never having had one in my life before!) and it didn't keep me smelling as fresh as I would like.
Even on days where I did no sport, within 8 or 9 hours I felt the need to shower again or reapply the deodorant. I have used Dove before as an antiperspirant very effectively, hardly needing much application and lasting for hours and hours even after sport but unfortunately, as nice smelling and easy rolled on as it is, it doesn't keep you as fresh as it describes.
Although I normally use a Spray deodorant, I use a Roll on after a Shower at night, or before bed. i'm a bit weird like that, so why don't I just use a Spray all the time? Not really sure. I've been like this for a while now and I just find that slicking a Roll On when i've dried off and popped my nightdress on is what I do. Perhaps I need help!
Anyway i'm not really brand loyal when it comes to Deodorant. It's more just whatever is on offer but it is more brand named Deodorants that I go for.
This Deodorant stands on it's end and has a large Roller Ball. The ball is moist enough without being really wet. It's just right in my view.
I like the Dove brand and although the scent of the Original is a nice Creamy scent, the Go Fresh range is a nice change. You still get the dash of Creamy scent from the Original Dove scent, but the other scent from this range is nice too.
This comes in a 50ml Roll on and I got this for £1. I think that this normally costs around £1.60, so an average price.
The scent that I am currently using is the Waterlily and Freshmint. I like the scent of Waterlily but wasn't too keen on the sound of Freshmint. I didn't want to smell like Toothpaste after all. The scent was quite nice though. It smells nice and fresh. The Waterlily scent is the main one, which is a nice light fragrance but you can smell the light Minty scent as well, but it isn't all that strong, and it breaks up the more airy scent. All in all it goes together nice.
This works well at keeping you dry as well. A decent slick of this will keep you fresh, dry and lightly fragranced.
I like to swap and change my deodorants, quite often preferring to use a certain brand of roll ons for a few days, then a different brand of aerosols following that and so on.
One thing I do tend to stick with is the brand - or brands in my case - as I prefer Sure or Dove and find anything other doesn't seem to cut it with me.
When Dove introduced their new (ish) Go Fresh range I tried a few of their aerosols and found them to be just as reliable as the *regular* ones, so I decided to try this one - Go Fresh Waterlily & Fresh Mint Scent in the roll on form.
The design of the roll on is in keeping with the rest of the Go Fresh collection in the fact that it veers in slightly from the bottom upwards giving the whole look a slimmer, pointy look to the packaging. This does nothing to add or deter from it's performance but it does make it stand out appearance wise at least. In the looks department the roll on is upright standing as most tend to be and is predominantly white in colour with smatterings of turquoise, with the logo in the classic navy font.
The actual deodorant itself is a creamy white colour, whilst the consistency is fairly thin and the texture is well..sticky before it dries as is the norm.
The Go Fresh range is averagely priced around the £1.80 mark for a standard 50ml size and is available at most large supermarkets, shops and chemists depending on where you shop.
I do a lot of walking and am forever on the go, so I like (and need) a deodorant that will work and won't let me down. I have always found Sure and Dove products to be of a superior quality so I was expecting good things.
The access to the roll on is via the screw lid, which is placed at the base of the bottle and is very easy to unfasten and tighten again. Once the lid is removed, the plastic ball rolls with ease when applied to the underarm area and the creamy deodorant disperses evenly with no blotchy patches.
I have been using this several times a week (alternating with aerosols) mainly after my morning shower and I find it glides on easily enough when applied. Drying time is one of it's weaknesses as it seems to take longer than the *plain flavour* Dove for some reason, though maybe that's just my imagination.
The fragrance is slightly odd as it sounds so beautiful - mint and waterlily but somehow it just doesn't seem to work. The mint is slightly noticeable whereas the waterlily is too sickly and floral and both scents separately would be lovely, together they seem to fail unfortunately.
Once the deodorant has dried it leaves quite a smooth feeling to the skin and doesn't feel 'chalky' like some other brands can. I have just finished using the entire contents and it hasn't caused any rashes or soreness, which has happened in the past with me so it scores highly on the gentle front. It does feel very cold on contact with the skin but I think this is more to do with the mint fragrance that is used.
Once this had dried and I was setting off on the school run and dashing about I began to find it didn't keep my underarm area as dry as I'd hoped. As I've been using this recently it's been colder weather so I can't blame any excessive heat from the sun! It's performance on day one left me feeling quite disappointed as at the end of the day I was merely doing a lot of walking at a steady pace - not marathon running - and it was cold weather to boot, so for it to hit a peak after 30 minutes and more or less stop working left me feeling very let down. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and have since used it when doing less strenuous things and it seems just about *okay* - unless you are doing anything other than sitting still! It left my arms feeling clammy and uncomfortable but I was determined to finish using the bottle as I'm not a wasteful person (but no doubt smelly for the past few weeks!).
This was sadly disappointing for me as I am a huge fan of most things Dove, and even find this particular fragrance in the aerosol to be very impressive; even down to the fragrance which smells far fresher in spray form.
The whole combination doesn't work for me at all as I mentioned and I find the two scents used seem to contradict each other instead of working in harmony. It doesn't seem to work if you get remotely close to working up a sweat and the second you start to feel slightly warm is when the underarm area starts to get clammy - which is not very pleasant at all.
It's certainly not put me off Dove products in general as I will continue to use them as this is the only one I have come across so far that has made me feel slightly negative towards it, but from now on I will give this particular item a miss ( or just use the aerosol version ) and stick to the other Dove deodorants I think.
Maybe it's just me that's not taken to it but I'm not feeling too much love for this particular dove..