Product Type: Dove Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Dove Silk Dry Anti Perspirant Deodorant
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Dove Silk Dry Anti Perspirant Deodorant
Advantages: Gentle and moisturising, value for money, effective & smells nice
Disadvantages: Not the MOST effective deodorant I've ever used
As with most people, a deodorant is an essential item in my toiletries bag as it stops bad smells and helps keep me fresh! I'm always looking for new deodorants to try and picked up this Dove deodorant on a shopping trip.
Dove is a low-to-mid range of bath, shower and moisturising products, more expensive than store brands and budget buys but definitely cheaper than Lush, Soap and Glory and other premium brands. Dove products are marketed as being gentle, suitable for sensitive skin, and moisturising and are distinguished by the Dove logo and simple white packaging which is often combined with blue or other colours.
Dove deodorant is available in both aerosol and roll-on form. The packaging is usually white, but the body of the packaging, or usually the lid, is a different colour depending on the type. Kinds available include the 'Go Fresh' range consisting of Grapefruit, Water Lily and Cucumber, the Minimising range comprising Nature Fresh and Wild Rose, Invisible Dry, Pro Age and the deodorant which I have - Silk Dry.
***Price and Availability***
The deodorant normally costs just over £2 but is often on special offer. It is widely available at Boots, Superdrug, discount stores and supermarkets.
The deodorant is attractively packaged in a practical roll-on with the lid at the bottom - this way you don't have to worry about the roll-on drying out. The packaging is sleek, simple and attractive and it's easy to hold. My Silk Dry roll-on has a light brown lid.
It is claimed that the Dove Silk Dry Roll-On combines pure silk extracts with a beautiful fragrance to leave your underarms feeling soft and fresh all day long.
I've been using the deodorant for a while now. When I first apply it I can smell a refreshing scent - it's neither fruity nor floral, I'm not really sure what it is but it's quite nice. The scent isn't overpowering but if I stick my nose close to my armpits (which isn't something I do often - just for the purposes of reviewing!) I can still detect it. My underarms, which can sometimes be a bit dry, have felt soft and moisturised and the skin certainly hasn't been irritated, which suggests that the moisturising effect of the product is a good one. My underarms do feel silky-soft which means the product's name is appropriate!
Another plus is that the deodorant does not leave white marks, which to be fair is common to many roll-ons and is one reason I prefer roll-ons to aerosols (another is that roll-ons are smaller and more compact).
The deodorant sometimes takes a couple of minutes to dry, but this is something that is common to all roll-ons and it doesn't particularly bother me as I usually apply makeup before getting dressed anyway.
The deodorant performs effectively in most situations and I am kept feeling fresh all day when I go to work or come home. Sometimes if I've been out shopping during my lunch hour I get a bit hot and my underarms feel slightly damp, but I've never noticed any smell. I usually reapply again if I'm going to the gym, but not if I'm just staying at home, in which case the deodorant lasts all day no problem.
Using it every day, sometimes more than once, the deodorant lasts me a couple of months which I think is good value.
Overall, I think this is an effective deodorant which lives up to its claims and I would buy it again - I would also like to try some others in the range.
Summary: A lovely deodorant that I would buy again
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