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Lynx Dry Africa Anti-perspirant roll on.
I do not usually buy this anti-perspirant and tend to use another well-known brand but as I was going on holiday I did not want to take a massive big can with me in order not to be overweight with my luggage so off I toddled to Asda and bought this small little roll on which is quite compact and a handy size. I could have bought my usual one I use but it would have meant taking two small cans with me so it was a no brainer really. Big mistake.
Generally speaking I know what suits me and what does not. Half the toiletries like shower gels shampoo bath soaks etc I find are reminiscent of toilet cleaner however I find the smell of some of Lynx products quite pleasant so I was happy to give this one a go. Plus according to the adverts it sends women wild and fall for you? Or does it......... I WANT MY MONEY BACK under false pretences of the adverts unless of course you can count blundering Betty a woman who fell over in front of me at the airport who was neigh on 80 give or take a day!
The roll on spray comes in a dinky little black plastic bottle with the name of the product saying that it lasts for up to 24 hours. However not having gone that long without taking a shower I cannot vouch for that. There is a screw top lid which when removed opens to a large roller ball which when rolled against the skin smears the anti perspirant on your arm pits. I am not too keen on roll-ons as they tend to take a longer time to dry. However the smell is quite pleasant and I would hate to think I even had the faintest of whiff of sweat on me.
After the flight and arrival at the hotel we went to our room and unpacked my toiletry bag. After opening it I was met with a gooey mess all over the contents of the bag. The little bottle had imploded and split during the flight. Still at least my tooth brush, tooth paste tube, dental floss and other bits and bobs smelt nicely of Lynx.
There seemed to be enough of the liquid anti-perspirant left in the bottle to last me the two weeks though and after washing the contents and inner lining of the toiletry bag it was ok again to use as the depressurised bottle had more or less resealed the crack.
My experience of using it is however positive I found I did not sweat during the day which I am grateful for but I do not think I would buy this product again as that is the last thing I want to do is spend half an hour or so washing all my toiletries. I have a hard shell suitcase so I do not think that it was caused by other bags squashing against a soft sided case.
It is an effective anti-perspirant and I would use this product again if I were not taking a flight.
It is made by Unilever and can be bought from Asda and other stores for £2 for 100mls.
I have been using this product daily for a few months after other roll-on and spray antiperspirants i tried were either not as effective as I wished or caused irritation to my skin. Lynx Dry antiperspirant solves both these problems. There is no itching or irritation, and one application first thing in the morning is enough for day-long protection (as advertised - it claims 24 hour protection and I have always found this to be true).
I have a fairly active job so I'm on the move quite a lot throughout the day, but I have always found that Lynx Dry is up to the job. Unlike the Lynx spray deodorants which can, in my opinion, be a bit overpowering at times, this roll-on has a fairly subtle smell - but I personally find this to be a good feature, as it won't clash with any aftershave or other fragrance you are wearing.
It is only available in one size (50ml) but this does last quite a long time - it lasts me around 3-4 weeks with one application per day.
Price can vary depending on store - but I have noticed that it seems to be on offer at one store or another on a fairly regular basis, so worth shopping around to get the best price.
My toiletries collection always has a Lynx product in it, from a small bottle of Lynx Africa aftershave to shower gels and deodorants. I chop and change between the sprays and roll on types, so this review is about the Lynx Africa dry action antiperspirant roll on.
What does it do?
The label claims to give 24 hour protection and is approved for hot encounters. I can't comment on the hot encounters - I've been married for 13 years and a hot encounter for us is holding hands whilst waiting for the kettle to boil. I do agree though that it gives 24 hour protection from body odour. I go running quite often whilst wearing this roll on and never notice that smell of B.O from my pits.
It does work very well, and you don't need to apply massive amounts of it to your arm pits for a decent level of protection. Although its called Lynx Africa dry, I don't think it smells of the classic Lynx Africa. It has a very subtle smell which is quite pleasant, but you don't get that whiff of it during the day like you do with the Lynx deodorant spray.
Once on, it doesn't take long to dry so there's no issue of staining tshirts whilst putting them over still wet arm pits. Also, I like the fact that you don't get little white specks of dried roll on flaking off into your clothes during the day. As with all roll ons, before I use I need to move the roller ball with my thumb first which wets the roller and makes sure I don't rip out hairs on a dry ball. Ouch. The top end of the roller can get messy after a while as the antiperspirant from your skin will collect and dry on the applicator - a quick rub with warm water sorts this out.
I think that The RRP of £2.09 is a little steep considering there are cheaper roll on antiperspirants available, but after a little shopping around you will be able to find this product available both online and in shops for less than its recommended price. In summary, I'm quite happy with the job this does and award 4 out of 5 stars, I've knocked one off for the price.
Roll on Deodorant doesn't really do it for me. Although I tend to have a Deodorant in my bag just in case I need to freshen up, it is usually a spray, as that is what I buy, but the wife ended up getting me a Roll On and this one was on offer for £1 in Savers. This comes in the usual 50ml and I think that the usual price for this would usually be around £2. I think this is mainly for the brand name.
This comes in the usual Roll on design. A large ball, which is covered by a lid and the sort of slimmer body. The Ball is pretty large, and it covers a large area with just the 1 sweep.
This Roll on lasted me for a good enough while. I didn't use it all that much, and after this experience I would probably use it more often, as it was more effective than I suppose I thought it would be.
This kept me fresh and dry, and the light smell of Africa scent was ok too. Not too heavy a smell, but a sort of rugged male smell.
Try a Roll on, you may be surprised.
Recently got this in the shops at about two quid. Its lasted me quite some time, its the right shape, and lasts for a really long time. The things in once applied for instance on your neck or chest it leaves a white mark, also its dried up by then, so is not at all that comfortable, so its good to use a little bit, or not on your neck, as it gets really stiff. Its anti-perspirant, which stops the smells and sweats, and it really does do the job. As it says on the bottle lasts for 24 hours, its not really that much, about 6 or so hours, but then again I might be doing more excercise then the Lynx company did to test on the product. Its aimed at men, however children can also use, but not adviced for those under 3. The lid is sort of safety tight, but not really. Its stiff, that all, which is good.
Once applied it dries in about 30 seconds or so, which is really quick. Definitely recommended, and it certain shops it should be on a special price.
Having recently been to Reading Festival, many of you would be intrigued to know they had a blanket ban on aerosols above 100ml this year, meaning most of us smelly twenty-somethings had to buy a roll-on or pocket-sized spray to prevent the pungent smell of festivals setting in. So, rather than get the ridiculously priced Lynx "Bullet", I went for one of their roll-ons - the Africa brand anti-perspirant to be exact...
The roll-on stands approximately four inches tall, with a silver screw cap which it rests on. The Africa range has green and red 'trim' to it on the front sticker, but other than that it's exclusively black and silver. After unscrewing the cap, it's nothing unusual - the clear roller ball has yet to be touched but by simply pushing it slightly it will start to roll and gather the anti-perspirant from inside the casing.
Now, some of you will be familiar with the Africa smell in spray form - something I'm not overly keen on and much prefer brands such as Click when I'm using my normal Lynx product. But the smell on this version of the roll-on is far more appealing...as with any kind of product like this which doesn't actually tell you what it's meant to smell like, it's open to discussion but it's particularly sweet and musky. Some people say after a while it begins it smell almost acidic-like, and due to the sharp smell I can understand why. I guess the reason behind Lynx's success is that their smells are open to interpretation so much and therefore so many people like them.
One setback, as I'd expect being a man, is the sensation of using a roll-on, which will inevitably be a bit sticky, on a hairy armpit! Although not uncomfortable, I'm certainly not expecting to stay with the roll-on range. However, because it is the anti-perspirant version it's a 'dry' liquid and therefore the stickiness doesn't last which is a bonus; I imagine the deodorant form on the roll-on leaves a longer-lasting sticky feel which can only be a bad thing.
You'll be able to pick one of these up in the usual places for around the £2 mark...whereas the Bullet range will cost slightly more for slightly less of the perfume. Not hard to do the maths there then and know which one to chose.