Product Type: Garnier Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Garnier Invisi Mineral Dry Protect Deodorant
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Garnier Invisi Mineral Dry Protect Deodorant
Advantages: Good price & gentle on sensitive skin..
Disadvantages: Um,.. It didn't work!
I was shopping in a local branch of 'Savers' the discounted drugstore recently and bought two anti-perspirant sprays, one of which was from the well-known "Garnier" range of cosmetics. The "Invisi Mineral 48hr Dry Protect" spray cost me around £1.25 for the 150ml can, which I thought was reasonable value.
Packaged in a white and pale green-coloured metal canister, complete with a plastic mint green coloured lid on top of the can, the overall first impression I got from the product's packaging was that it was going to be quite refreshing to use. Certain phrases on the front of the canister, such as "Ultra Dry Protection" and "48 hour non-stop" led me to think that the anti-perspirant qualities contained within the product were going to be quite strong, and keep my delicate underarm area bone dry and for a long time too... a bonus!
When it came to using the spray, I found that it was as easy to use as any other similar product that I buy regularly. The spray 'mists' onto my skin very easily and quickly, thanks to the neatly-sized nozzle on the top of the can. Furthermore, I found that the button that releases the spray from the canister was not overly cumbersome to use, nor did I need to use any sort of real 'force' to spray the product, which is not something that can be said of every similar product that I have bought in the past. This may be a rather insignificant point for many consumers, but for somebody like myself who has limited mobility and/or problems with the strength in the hands at times, the packaging for certain products can certainly be slightly more problematic than others and so I think it is worth a mention.
The only other aspect of the packaging that I would comment on is the fact that this particular product has a little built-in 'lock' on top of the plastic lid/cap, which you need to slide horizontally to open or close the canister's nozzle. Again, I found this was easy enough for me to utilise, but I'd bear it in mind if you have issues with using your hands. (I'm not actually sure what the *need* for a lock on an anti-perspirant product is, most - if not all - similar products that I buy regularly are without this design.)
Anyway, when I first sprayed the Garnier Invisi Mineral deodorant, the first thing I noticed was of course the smell. I found it to be quite fresh and it reminded me of a soap-like smell, whilst being quite floral too. I can't say that I was overwhelmed by the scent, and I thought it was fairly average overall. One aspect of the product's fragrance that I was pleased about however, was the fact that the floral aspect to the fragrance was not particularly over-powering or at all sickly.
The spray felt quite light on my skin, and I didn't think it felt as though it was 'caked' on or at all heavy to wear. I was also pleased that the product seemed to be quite gentle, and it caused no irritation to my extremely delicate underarm area whilst I was using it, even when applied directly after shaving. There is no alcohol contained in this particular product, which may account for it's 'more-gentle-than-average' nature. I have to be honest however, and say that this is where the good news ends.
Firstly, I found that the product seemed to 'wear off' very quickly, in fact I found that some two or three hours after it had been applied, my underarm area felt as if I had no anti-perspirant product on it at all. This meant that I had to reapply it as I was growing quite self-conscious. This was easy to do, granted, but considering the bold statements on the front of the product's packaging, I felt it was a bit of a let-down and really rather lame. I would point out too that I wasn't undertaking in any sort of physical exercise or enjoying a session at the local gym - I was merely going about my usual daily routine which doesn't involve any 'real' exercise due to my mobility problems as mentioned earlier. For me then, the "48 hour non-stop" claim from the product is complete rubbish.
As for the "Dry Protect" claim, well no, it didn't keep my underarm area dry at all. I felt that I needed to reapply the product at least twice during an 'average' day to ensure any sort of dry or fresh feeling was achieved, so again, to me this claim from the product is false. The unreliable nature of the product meant that I only ended up 'trusting' it enough to use on days that I knew I wasn't going to be out and about, or perhaps a light spray before bedtime. There is no way that I could trust the product for something more 'energetic' such as nipping to the shops or a visit to my mum's house... I just couldn't rely on the product to keep me dry and fresh, and free from any nasty odour. For this reason, the product really only deserves one star in its rating.
Overall, I was very disappointed with the product's performance and wouldn't buy it again. I didn't feel that it did anything to keep me feeling fresh or dry for any decent amount of time after it had been applied, and it seemed to wear off very quickly.
If you want to try the product for yourself, you will find a range of Garnier anti-perspirant products available to buy in stores such as some branches of Boots as well as some supermarkets such as Tesco.
Summary: Wouldn't buy it again.
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