Product Type: Lush Antiperspirant / Deodorant
Newest Review: ... to use as I had never used a powdered deodorant before and wasn't quite sure what to expect. I really like the fact that it is all natural ... more
Lush The Guv'ner Deodorant
Member Name: jipp05
Lush The Guv'ner Deodorant
Advantages: Absorbant for light sweat, smells good, kind to my skin
Disadvantages: A little strange to use and not for heavy sweating
I received a bottle of The Guv'ner for Christmas and to begin with I had no idea what it was and just assumed it was some kind of shower gel until I looked closer at the bottle and seen it was a powder inside. Then I read it was a deodorant and my interest was piqued as I had never seen a deodorant that looked like that before.
It comes in an opaque plastic bottle and inside the deodorant itself is made of a weird looking grey powder. The powder is actually made up of a combination of different ingredients including charcoal, sodium bicarbonate, lycopodium powder and calamine powder to name just a few as there is actually quite a long ingredient list of different ingredients including some essential oils for the fragrance.
The different powders used in this are supposed to absorb sweat and soothe skin while the essential oils keep you smelling good for the whole day.
It was such a weird deodorant to use as I had never used a powdered deodorant before and wasn't quite sure what to expect. I really like the fact that it is all natural as normal deodorants and anti-perspirants can really irritate my under arm skin and cause it to become itchy and the anti perspirants in particular can actually block the pores under my arms causing me to get little lumps which isn't very nice.
I can honestly say that this was fantastic at being gentle on my skin and never once did I get itchy or feel like it was aggravating my skin. It doesn't block the sweat glands either which is something I do and don't like. I like it doesn't because I know that you need to be able to sweat as it is your body's way of getting rid of toxins but I also was very aware of the fact it didn't whilst using it. Normally whilst wearing an anti perspirant I wouldn't concern myself with strenuous activities I was aware wearing this that I would still sweat if doing anything strenuous and was paranoid that sweat would show through my clothes. The powder did a good job of absorbing light sweat but I wouldn't be using this if I was walking around in a hot country all day for instance.
I wasn't concerned about smelling however as this stopped smells dead no matter how much I actually sweated.
This is designed to be man's deodorant and it does smell fairly masculine but it is such an unusual fragrance for a man's deodorant. It is really nice but it has floral tones to it along with some herbal notes and it is really nice but unusual. Although primarily a man's deodorant it could easily be unisex and worn by both men and women.
Applying the deodorant just involves putting some powder on my arm pits and it is fairly straight forward. It does leave a stain of dark grey under my arms which I thought was so strange to see but this doesn't show through clothes and it didn't stain my clothes either so it wasn't really a concern.
After receiving this I did a search to see what other people thought of it and I read a great review on it (by Catsholiday) and she said about putting it in shoes to keep them fresh. Now my feet aren't particularly smelly but after wearing trainers or shoes for the whole day you can't expect them to be smelling great all the time so I took her advice and sprinkled a little of this in them and it was fantastic at absorbing the odours and making them fresh. In fact I think I probably liked it better for this than its proper use as a deodorant.
This costs £5.95 for an 80g bottle which lasted me for ages even using it on my shoes too (and I even sprinkled some on the carpet one day to see if it would make them smell nice) so I do think this is good value. I really like the smell and although unusual for a man's deodorant it really works well. I did think it was a little bit more of a fuss to use than a normal spray deodorant and I wouldn't wear this for proper sweat combating but I liked it enough that I am tempted to buy myself another bottle.
Summary: A good but unusual deodorant from Lush
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