Product Type: Garnier Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Garnier Mineral Ultra Dry Roll On
Member Name: brittle1906
Garnier Mineral Ultra Dry Roll On
Advantages: No parabens, good scent, does what I need it to !
Disadvantages: Confusion over the alcohol content .
Review of Garnier Mineral Ultra Dry Roll-On for Women
Packaging, usage and scent.
I am reviewing Garnier's Mineral Ultra Dry Roll-On for Women. I tend to stock up on basics such as antiperspirants, shampoos and other toiletries when I see a special offer or Buy One Get One Free deal. Subsequently, this was purchased some time ago as one of my bargain buys and I have only got round to using it fairly recently.
There are six varieties in the range, Ultra, the subject of this review, Invisible, Fresh, Silky, Extra care and Sensitive. Although this review is about the roll-on, there is also a spray version of the antiperspirant available.
The antiperspirant deodorant is in a roll on type applicator. It is a funky, modern looking roll on with a curvy, hourglass shape. The packaging is made from non-recyclable plastic. It is white in colour with a green and purple cap which doubles as the base for the product. The cap colour is different for each of the versions of the deodorant. The roll-on contains 50ml and it should be used within 12 months of opening.
The antiperspirant's roller ball is large and rolls freely, allowing the product to be applied to the under-arm area smoothly. As the cap has a click closure, you know that it has been properly closed after use. I have had no problems with the roller drying out as has occurred with other brands.
The antiperspirant dries quite quickly on the skin, leaving no stickiness. I particularly appreciate this in a roll on deodorant as I find there is nothing worse than waiting around for your armpits to dry before getting dressed! I have had no problems with this product leaving white marks on my clothing either, another plus in my opinion.
The antiperspirant has a slightly odd scent, not unpleasant in anyway, but a little unusual. At first it smells almost fruity, a citrus-like scent. The packaging tells me that the product is made with mandarin, orange and cedar wood, which explains the citrus top notes. The initial fragrance rapidly fades to a fairly strong scent with musky undertones, which seems to develop as the day goes on. The fragrance is long lasting, I can still detect it, albeit faintly, in the evening after using the antiperspirant first thing in the morning.
I have to say, I wouldn't want to use this antiperspirant if I was intending to use a perfume or scented body lotion, as it would be likely to clash with other fragrances.
**Ingredients and Company Information**
According to the label information, Garnier Mineral Deodorant Roll On Ultra is made with Mineralite (Perlite), a naturally absorbent mineral of volcanic origin. It lets skin breathe and is quick-dry and soft to the touch. Mineralite is capable of naturally absorbing immediately and continuously. This remarkable absorption capacity is due to its porous structure, which enables it to capture and evaporate moisture. Garnier say that this product was especially designed for 48hr protection even under extreme conditions such as heat, stress and sports.
Garnier state that the Mineral Deodorant is dermatologically tested and contains no parabens and no alcohol. On using a magnifying glass to read the minuscule text of the ingredient list, I was somewhat concerned to find that there are indeed alcohol sounding ingredients in the product. I am not a chemist or very well up on this sort of thing, but as far as I am concerned, alcohol is alcohol!
I do not usually copy an ingredients list into a review as I think it smacks of 'padding', but on this occasion I am going to!
Ingredients as listed on the packaging are:-
Aqua (water), aluminium chlorohydrate, PPG-15 Stearns ether, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-33, parfum (fragrance), perlite (mineralite), phenoxyethanol, dimethicone, benzyl alcohol, methylisothiazolinone, hexyl cinnamal.
**Garnier are part of the L'Oreal group, they work closely with the British Skin Foundation, a charity dedicated to supporting dermatologists and skincare. The British Skin Foundation has been working closely with Garnier and its Skincare Research Programme for over 5 years, and it is the only skincare manufacturer to have received its accreditation. Garnier takes great care in ensuring products are not harmful or detrimental to skin health.**
More information about Garnier and their products can be found on their website:- www.garnier.co.uk
From ** to ** This information was sourced from the Garnier website.
**Availability and Price**
As mentioned I bought my deodorant as part of a special offer, I believe it was from Boots and was probably a BOGOF deal.
The Garnier deodorant range is widely available from supermarkets, Hight Street chains and chemists. Boots are currently stocking it at £1.83, Sainsbury's at £1.89 and Tesco for a few pennies more at £1.93.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
Garnier Mineral Ultra Dry Roll-On for Women is a very good antiperspirant. I have found it keeps me dry and fresh all day long with no need to re-apply. The fragrance of this product is as previously mentioned a little odd, in that it seems to change and mature as the day progresses. I do like the scent and am perfectly happy to smell of the deodorant!
As an everyday antiperspirant, this is ideal, it keeps me dry and comfortable. The product leaves my skin feeling smooth and unlike a few other brands does not seem drying to the skin. No white marks, no stickiness and no skin irritation, all make it a decent buy in my opinion.
I do not perspire heavily, but the manufacturer claims this product is suitable for keeping you fresh and dry even in extreme conditions, for up to 48 hours after application. I cannot honestly say that I have gone without washing or applying any deodorant for 48 hours, so cannot confirm this claim!
I would recommend this antiperspirant to others, in spite of my confusion regarding the alcohol content. It is a little more expensive than some similar products on the market, but it is worth shopping around for special offers.
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 January 2011
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name
Summary: A good everyday roll on anti-perspirant for women.
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