Product Type: Dove Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Sweat Free For Summer And Beautiful Underarms!
Dove Maximum Protection 48 Hour Anti-Perspirant
Member Name: probablyedible
Dove Maximum Protection 48 Hour Anti-Perspirant
Advantages: Gentle, easy to use, effective.
Disadvantages: Not quite as powerful as stated, slightly pricey.
I seem to be really sensitive to changes in temperature, I particularly suffer when it gets warmer. I hate feeling sweaty and have tried several antiperspirants in the past but either they weren't any good or I had a reaction. One I used even made me sweat more which was a nightmare!
I love Dove's deodorants and was really pleased to see they'd brought out a powerful antiperspirant just in time for summer as I needed something strong but gentle.
Dove Maximum Protection is designed for women and gives high protection from wetness but still cares for delicate underarm skin. It contains Dove's signature 1/4 moisturising cream and is scientifically proven to prevent wetness. It also claims to be 2x stronger than the leading antiperspirant and lasts for 48 hours.
The antiperspirant itself comes nicely packaged in an attractive box with the usage instructions and ingredients clearly printed on the back.
The actual product is a plastic container with a removable cap. Inside this is a core of cream with a twistable mechanism on the bottom that works much like a glue stick. You twist this and the cream is pushed up through holes in the top to give even distribution. The container has 45ml of product inside and is priced between £4.50 and £7.50 depending on where you buy it.
How To Use:
Dove recommends that you use this antiperspirant just before going to bed as your body regulates temperature better at this time and you will be protected throughout the following day. The recommended amount is 2 clicks of the winder per underarm, you can also use it in the morning.
Smooth the product across your skin, replace the cap and go. It dries in seconds so no zombie-arm walk to the kettle!
I was desperate for this product to work as I've never reacted badly to the Dove brand and had been looking for a good antiperspirant for ages.
I dutifully waited until just before bed and followed the instructions on the packaging before turning in for the night. Come the following day I went about my routine without applying any more of the product which felt strange as I'm so used to applying deodorant after washing but before getting dressed. However the instructions state that it will work from the previous night even after a shower so off I went.
By lunch time after the first use I'd been quite busy and it was a warm day. My underarms were a little moist but nowhere near as wet as they would usually be in similar circumstances, plus no adverse reaction whatsoever. By the evening and after carrying armfuls of shopping home however I was sweating a little more. Still an improvement but not completely dry.
After a week of sticking to using the product this way I was pretty happy but decided to try applying 2 clicks at night and 1 click in the morning to see if I had better results.
Hey presto! It worked! Adding that little bit extra in the morning made all the difference and I was dry all day. I haven't tried it with really strenuous exercise yet but I don't really do much of that anyway...
Maybe I'm particularly sweaty but I don't think it would last 48 hours unless you were pretty relaxed most of the time, also I think you still need a little top-up in the morning.
A quick note on the scent: I've been using the original scent which is very mild and smells of creamy unscented moisturiser. I love the other scents in the range and although I've only given them a brief sniff on this product they were all subtle and pleasant.
I would definitely recommend this product if you want effective protection against wetness caused by sweating and don't want harsh ingredients on your skin.
My only concern is the price is a bit on the high side considering how much product you get and having to use a bit more than stated, hopefully the price will come down over time.
Summary: A caring antiperspirant that still delivers protection.
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