Product Type: Dove Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Sweaty Betty? Not WIth Dove Maximum Protection!
Dove Maximum Protection 48 Hour Anti-Perspirant
Member Name: angelboouk
Dove Maximum Protection 48 Hour Anti-Perspirant
Advantages: highly effective, soft underarms, scent, long lasting effects
~Dove Maximum Protection~
Dove Maximum Protection is an anti-perspirant cream which has been scientifically proven to provide protection from underarm wetness. It is a 48 hour anti perspirant and is dermatologically tested. As with many other Dove products, this deodorant has 1/4 moisturising cream.
Dove Maximum Protection is available in three scents : original clean, cucumber and green tea and also pomegranate and lemon verbena. I am reviewing the original clean scent. This anti-perspirant is best used when applied to underarms before bed as this allows it to work into your skin as you sleep and is said to be effective even after showering the next day. It is recommended that you do not apply this anti-perspirant to damaged or broken skin.
Dove Maximum Protection is a cream stick which is packaged within a white, opaque, plastic casing which is quite slim and easy to store. When new, a foil seal is used for freshness. There is a little clicker dial at the base of the stick and it is recommended that you twist this dial twice for each underarm application. The inner stick is visible through the casing and this means I am able to see how much is left. The cream is pushed up through lots of little holes underneath the lid. A box is also provided and the packaging can be recycled once empty.
~Price and Availability~
This anti-perspirant isn't cheap. It is available from Boots and supermarkets priced around £5.00 for a 45ml stick.
I am a really heavy sweater and most days, a regular anti-perspirant isn't strong enough to fill me with confidence that my arms are dry and not smelly. I normally use Sure Maximum Protection which is the same price as the Dove version. My Mum likes to add a little extra bundle of beauty products to our Christmas bag each year and usually selects a few 'everyday essentials' to save us a bit of money. She asked my sister which anti-perspirant I used and my sister thought it was Dove so she bought this one rather than my usual Sure. Some may be quite offended by receiving anti-perspirant as an extra gift but I was very pleased as buying this type of anti-perspirant proves to be very expensive.
I was using up my Sure anti-perspirant at the time of receiving this Dove version so didn't get to use it straight away. I have been using it now for around four weeks and still have 1/3 left. I used to go through a can of regular anti-perspirant per week so a stronger version actually does work out better value for money for me personally. I would say that unless you are prone to heavy sweating, there is no point in shelling out for a more expensive product - a regular anti-perspirant would better suit your needs.
~Protect Me Dove~
The packaging design for this cream anti-perspirant is really good. The plastic casing is well shaped to be comfortable when in use. The clicker is easy to turn and there is a satisfying 'click' to confirm that you have turned it enough. The cream seeps up through the little holes. It is quite thick and white in colour. I find this anti-perspirant very easy to apply. The top of the stick is very smooth and the cream glides across my underarms without any discomfort or dragging sensation. The two click recommendation is just right in my opinion as any more can result in too much cream being applied and this results in mess and wastage.
I would agree with the recommendation of applying this at night time. Once rolled onto skin, it feels a little heavy at first and a little bit sticky feeling. The cream is very gentle and doesn't nip even after shaving my underarms. The cream takes a while to sink into my underarms and leaves my underarms feeling soft and smooth. I would say the Dove version is even nicer to have on my underarms as it is creamier than Sure and has the extra moisturising cream present. This anti-perspirant has a pleasant scent which I consider to be a 'classic Dove' scent - clean, fresh and not too overpowering.
If applied in the evening before bed, I am able to put my jammies on without my top sticking to my underarms. I haven't experienced any white marks or stains to my clothing from using this anti-perspirant. After a short while, I don't even notice that I am wearing this as it starts to sink in. With regular anti-perspirants, I wake up with sweaty underarms. With Dove, my underarms are left dry and free from odour.
When I first started trying these maximum protection anti-perspirants, I didn't like the idea of not applying it in the morning. To be honest, most mornings I do slick a little on and leave it to sink in for a while but if I am in a rush to do the nursery run, I find that it isn't essential that I apply anymore if I have applied this the night before. I shower daily (sometimes twice a day) and my underarms still feel protected after washing and drying off.
I find Dove Maximum Protection to be highly effective. I can go about my daily routine, go out on a fast paced walk, do housework etc and be confident that my underarms are beautifully protected. I sometimes get the feeling that my underarms 'feel' damp but I think this is all in my head as a quick touch of them confirms they are completely free from wetness. This lasts all day and if I am having a 'lazy' weekend in my jammies, I don't feel yucky or sweaty if I forget to apply this. I find that any odour that would usually form is non-existant. My underarms are kept smelling fresh and clean all day and no smells transfer to my clothing. The scent doesn't interfere with my perfume or body spray.
I find this cream anti-perspirant to be equally as effective as the Sure version. I do favour the Sure scent a little more but the 1/4 moisturising cream in the Dove version is really good too. I haven't experienced any irritation from this cream deodorant and find it to be very kind to my sensitive underarms.
Dove Maximum Protection is very effective at leaving my underarms feeling soft and smooth, dry and also beautifully scented. It is perfect for using as a regular anti-perspirant. Applying this before bed, the protection is long lasting. It is also suitable to be applied in the morning and providing that I allow it sufficient time to absorb, it works equally as well. It is practical to use and I do not need to carry it around with me like a regular anti-perspirant as it offers day-long protection for me. It is expensive but worth every penny and I will buy it when my stick runs out.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: it is expensive but really worth it
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