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Before I get stuck into this review I would like to point out that I am reviewing here the Garnier Mineral 'Invisible' Anti-Perspirant.
I do not consider myself to be a stinky person however I don't want to ever be classed as one and what with moving flats, decorating and still fitting in the gym and seeing my friends I am a busy person at the moment! I buy a can of aerosol deodorant very often indeed as I really like to smell nice and really don't want less than fresh feeling pits and the dreaded white marks on clothing and wet patches are a no no too.
I bought this one for five reasons. I had ran out of deodorant, knew this was a a trusted by many brand name, it was very cheap indeed (a pound in Poundland) and was an aerosol opposed to a roll on which I really don't like and it promised to work according to the information given on the can 48 hours (a bonus when you haven't got time to freshen up!).
The can this comes in is nice looking and plain enough being mainly white and light green in colour with an integrated mint green coloured lid to the top of it in which there is a push button to of course press and under that a sliding function which allows you to be able to switch the spray to on and off (great for travelling or those of you with kids that touch what they shouldn't!).
On the front of the can we are clearly told that this is Garnier Mineral Invisible 'Anti-White Marks', 48hr 'Non Stop' and that it is Enriched with Mineralite - Naturally absorbent mineral' and that it allows the skin to breathe and contains no alcohol and of course that it is an Anti-Perspirant and then on the back of the cylinder shaped can we are told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are fully listed, the size is stated which is 150ml in this case and contact details are given for the manufacturer plus lots of details are given in foreign languages too.
This sprays out of the can very fast indeed and not one bit wet though slightly damp and not one bit powdery but actually slightly moisturising without feeling one bit greasy. The scent of this is really fresh and clean and makes me think of the outdoors with a watery fragrance to it! I guess some would call this scent cotton fresh, it certainly isn't floral or too girly but at the same time this isn't a man's fragrance I wouldn't think.....whatever the scent of it is pleasant and not too in your face and once sprayed I can really smell this under my armpits for a good few hours which is a bonus.
Not only is this an easy to use anti-perspirant deodorant and it smells great and for ages as well this really doesn't put any marks on my clothing which is another bonus for me considering I wear such a lot of dark clothing most days. I can almost dress straight away too and even if I am still a little damp from over using it it still doesn't stain or mark my clothes in any way at all. This also keeps my armpits smelling as fresh as a daisy for hours and hours and I can vouch for it keeping me sweat and odour free for over 48 hours cos when I was moving and had no access to a bath or shower! I wouldn't want to do that often but least I didn't stink to high heaven and felt rather fresh at least in my armpit area.
All in all this seems to me to be a really hard working deodorant. It keeps me fresh, prevents wet patches and mess under my arms and not only that I noticed that after using this every day for well over a couple of weeks my skin felt really smooth under my arms too so I think this is rather kind to skin and it must be cos I used this straight after shaving and not once has it made me sting or cause inflammation.
This is a really great and powerful deodorant this is and I really like it. I think the price of this is usually close to £3.00 a can unless you find it on offer but I paid £1.00 for my can in my local Poundland store but if I couldn't find it again at that price I would certainly pay full whack for it due to it being so gentle and so reliable!
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This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
For many years I was a loyal purchaser of Dove antiperspirants both spray and roll on, but after a while I became disappointed with the results and even the price of it.
I'd often have huge white marks despite the fact that dove claims that white marks are significantly reduced or invisible so to speak, well I couldn't disagree more, so the hunt was on for a more reliable, lighter and more affordable deo.
Whilst shopping for a new deodorant I came across this, surprised that garnier had their own range of antiperspirants I went and checked them out only to find they were actually on offer for an introductory price and because I was strapped for cash for such a long time I thought I'd give them a go and I'm very glad I did.
Not a single white mark has been spotted on my clothes, and I wear black the majority of the time so that's saying something! It doesn't feel caked on or flaky, nor does it irritate shaven underarms. You don't need to keep spraying it on all day even on the hottest summers day, it did the trick for me just applying it first thing in the morning and I genuinely felt fresh all day.
The can also features a lock system on the cap, which is convenient for travelling or packing, since I have actually experienced accidents in the past with things being squashed into a bag and therefore being sprayed everywhere inside the bag and ruining everything - so a bit of a life saver when it comes to that!
The normal selling price varies around £3.50 (depending on where you purchase it from) it can be found online at amazon and ebay and in the majority of supermarkets and pharmacies.
The smell isn't over powering either - of course it can get stuffy if you're spraying it in an enclosed area but unlike previous brands I've used, it doesn't leave you running out of the room with your mouth closed until you can gasp for fresh air. It's pleasant and it has a neutral aroma to it which is great as it does the trick but doesn't leave you smelling like pot pourri!
I would definitely recommend trying this out as it is a great quality product and worth every penny since it lasts a couple of months at a time.
When it comes to anti-perspirant deodorants, I don't ask for much. I like it to smell nice and keep my underarms dry and clean all day. Not much is it? Nine times out of ten, any deodorant does the trick for me as I do not suffer from much perspiration therefore many just keep me fresh throughout the day. I was hoping that this Garnier Mineral Clean Sensation deodorant would perform like others, but unfortunately it did not deliver.
I must state that I did not personally purchase this. I signed up to an offer by Glamour magazine whereby they sent out a full sized version of this for free in return of a few questions answered on how I got on with the product. Generally, a full sized 150ml deodorant from Garnier is around the £2.20 in many health and beauty stores and supermarkets. I think £2.20 is quite a lot for a deodorant unless it is of exceptional quality, therefore I was expecting big from this.
The can comes in a 150ml size which is substantial, and a good size to carry around in bags. The can is as shown in the image, fairly basic green and white to match many other Garnier products. One thing I do like about this can is that you are able to lock and open the dispenser. This is good for those who carry deodorants round with them as it avoids any unnecessary spraying.
When using this deodorant, I found that it dispensed at a good, steady speed and was very easy to use. The scent of the deodorant is very fresh and light, and exactly what I look for. It is not overpowering and great for those who are not keen on strongly scented sprays. As this spray is part of the mineral collection, it means it is very good for sensitive underarms. I would not say that my underarms are extremely sensitive, however after shaving I can suffer some discomfort with certain deodorants. I found no problems using this, and it was excellent for my underarms and caused no itching.
As far as using the deodorant, I was really impressed. I did not think I would end up hating it. However, as time went on, the deodorant started to show its faults. I do not personally sweat much, even when exercising. I normally don't have many problems with my underarms, and I use deodorants to keep me smelling and feeling much fresher and clean throughout the day. This deodorant on the whole was pretty useless. My underarms seemed to return to their natural state after a couple of hours. It did not keep my underarms dry for very long at all, and definitely did not last the day.
I find it unbelievable that this deodorant is advertised as a 48 hour effective spray. It lasts barely hours, and I found myself having to use it at least twice daily. It doesn't keep underarms dry or smelling fresh all day and I would not recommend it as an everyday deodorant. It was okay for a freebie, but I definitely won't be rushing out to repurchase it. This certainly is not good quality for money.
Overall, I did not find this deodorant to be effective for me at all, and due to this I would not recommend it. For the price this deodorant is sold at, there are many better deodorants on the market. I have bought deodorants for over half the price of this one and been more impressed, therefore I will definitely be avoiding this. However, it is good for sensitive skin, and I did not experience any white marks, so two stars will be awarded, Thanks for reading and hope it helps.
For years I have been loyal to Dove deodorant, however recently I started a new love affair with Garnier Mineral Clean Sensation deodorant. I actually got this deodorant for free for filling in a survey with Glamour magazine. Although described as a sample, I was sent a full 150ml size container.
The deodorant claims to give a 48 hour non stop, clean feeling and fresh underarms. It contains something called mineralite and an anti-bacterial agent to help skin breathe, as well as being alcohol free.
It comes in a rather busy green and white can, but what I do like about the can is that it has a little slider button on the back which allows you to lock the spray mechanism. This means that firstly it can't go off in your bag accidentally and secondly should (to some extent) child proof it.
When using the product I find the deodorant to have a pleasant, clean smell to it (no one particular ingredient stands out when it comes to scent) and the fragrance lasts very well, so I can still smell it on my skin throughout the day. This said, it is not at all overpowering or sickly.
The deodorant dries quickly and doesn't leave any powdery residue or white marks on the arms. I wear a lot of black and this is important to me, as it's a problem I found with countless deodorants before discovering my other favourite, Dove. Another issue I found in the past is that my underarm skin could get dry and sensitive, but I have experienced no irritation in the four weeks or so that I have been using this product.
In terms of performance I am pleased to say that I have found this product to be excellent. I have recently been on holiday and even in searing heat, I found this product to keep me dry all day and I didn't need to re-apply it even once. I have also used this deodorant when exercising and again, it is excellent and really does keep me feeling clean and dry. I cannot vouch for the 48 hours of freshness claim as I reapply my deodorant every morning, but I would say that the effects last 24 hours at least.
As I got this as a freebie, I had to look up the price. It seems it is available in a 250ml size as well as 150ml. As it's a new product I've struggled a bit to find prices, but ASDA sell the 150ml version for £2.29 and Superdrug have the 250ml size for £2.95, so prices are not unreasonable.
Overall, I am very pleased with this deodorant and will definitely buy it again. I like that it smells fresh and clean and that it really does keep me dry and last all day, with no white marks or irritation. It is definitely a rival for Dove and in some ways I think it's even better.
Clean sensation: / Feel fresh from morning until evening thanks to a double action formula / Enriched with a patented anti bacterial agent that helps reduce the development of bacteria responsible for bad odours, and with naturally absorbing mineralite / 48hr Non-stop protection against perspiration and skin that breathes.