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I have used the Mitchum Smart Solid Stick for a few weeks now and found a huge improvement. Since the hot weather has come about I found that my deodorant and even antiperspirants weren't upto the job at giving me a full day of protection. The Mitchum deodorant stick has really changed this, and I am now not having to worry at all about how I smell throughout the day. The Mitchum deodorant stick offers me much better protection and lasts a lot longer, both in terms of lasting through a full day and by not having to buy it as often as I did deodorant sprays. Priced at just under £2 from Morrisons I found that my personal hygeine was in a much better state and that I no longer had to carry a spray can around with me to work to refresh myself.
The Mitchum deodorant stick is scent-free, but it does protect me completely from body odour and I no longer have sweat patches during the day either. The stick is easy to apply, as you simply twist the wheel according to your needs and you can always twist it back to reduce the amount of product showing. The container is very robust and is built to last throughout the products' life.
Deodorant sticks might not be the first thing men think of when it comes to protection from body odour, but I am certainly going to keep using the Mitchum products as they are much more effective than deodorant sprays. The solid stick is water-based and wax-free, fighting sweat and offering all day protection from sweat. The white residue doesn't leave any white marks on your clothing, and offers unbeatable protection compared to traditional deodorant sprays. I am certainly going to continue to use deodorant sticks as opposed to sprays. They are so much more effective and in a time of financial prudence the deodorant stick is just so much more cost-effective. I would certainly not put anybody off using this product, and to give deodorant sticks a try before dismissing their use completely - they are a worthwhile solution to your sweat patches this Summer!
The product reviewed here is not the one specifically aimed at men, but other than a slightly lighter colour to the packaging it is the same.
I have always had problems finding a deodorant or anti-perpirant that actually works, makes me feel dry, protected and clean. (sorry if TMI)
This product is great. I got mine for £2 in Boots, but it is usually about £2/£3, but it is worth every penny. It is a solid powder, which sounds strange but seems to just mean that it is not 'wet' like some deodorants, and comes in 42g oval containers.
It actually works. The 'new' formula means that there are no annoying white marks left on clothes which is a great help, and there is no overpowering smell, just a good clean product.
The back of the packaging states that it is is a water based and wax free product, which gives outstanding odour and wetness protection all day- and this is exactly what it does.
I personally dont think I will go back to using any other product, there is a great freedom in not having to worry about wet patches all day, even after a full shift as a waitress in a busy restaraunt.
Highly recommended product
Well, well, well...I'm writing again. What better way to celebrate my return to the writing world of Dooyoo, than with a review of a product I've been rubbing into my arm pits - marvelous!
Always on the look out for products that would protect my dignity by keeping me feeling clean and fresh (by that I'm referring to deodorants and anti-perspirants), I came across Mitchum Smart Solid anti-perspirant and deodorant stick. Not the biggest fan of roll on deodorants, I read the back of the product and was convinced to give it a go.
Firstly, the biggest advantage of the stick is that the product itself is invisible, important unless you don't mind those horrible white marks on your clothes from other white anti-perspirants. It also claims to fight sweat before it starts - know idea what the science is behind that, but that's quite a claim!
My first thoughts (after ripping off the aluminium seal that protects the stick itself) about the product was that it smelt like a car freshener - very piney. Not offensive...just odd. The stick itself is firm and doesn't smear your armpits with too much product on one stroke. After a day of wearing, I was quite satisfied with the claims of dryness. It did keep perspiration away - magic. But then after a few days of constant application, I found my under arms began to develop dry sores, thus making it uncomfortable to put anything under them at all...not great if you want to make sure you're going out 'with protection'. I've never regarded myself as having sensitive skin, but the only conclusion I can come up with, is maybe I don't sweat as much as I think, and I was just drying out my under arms too much?
The product, as you might expect from a stick, is small and compact and easy to carry in a small bag, so perfect for going away and traveling light. I bought mine for just under £4, so it's not exactly cheap, but if you're a very sweaty betty, it might be a wise purchase.
I'm giving 3 stars, due to the discomfort it gave me, but I appreciate it obviously works to get rid of moisture. The scent is no comparison to the delights of Armani or CK aftershaves, but it will do. If you have sensitive skin, I wouldn't recommend it all, but might be worth a go if you find yourself getting moist easily.
Thanks for reading :)
© MarcoG 2009
For a number of years now I have been using the Mitchum Powder Fresh roll on anti-perspirant but recently the shop I buy it from has closed down. In search of another shop that sold it I could only find this Mitchum Smart Solid stick so I bought that thinking it was the same brand so probably would be as good. It cost me £1.19 and nowhere on the packaging does it specify it's for men or I wouldn't have bought it.
This stick claims to stop sweating before it begins, to leave no white marks and apparently it is "marine" scent. Now I'm not sure if it's just me but don't all anti-perspirants stop sweating before it begins by blocking the pores? As far as I'm aware they do so this claim doesn't make sense to me.
The stick itself is oval in shape and there's a dial that you roll to push the stick up. As soon as you open it you need to do this to get the plastic cover off the product itself. Once that's done you apply as you would a roll on and keep rolling the dial to push up more product as it wears down through use. Just a couple of swipes is all that's needed to cover the underarm area so this should last ages.
I opened mine and pushed the stick up. So far everything was fine, the stick is white and like a solid cream. I sniffed it and thought it smelt very masculine and if it is actually intended for men that's clearly why! I didn't much like the smell and it reminded me of pine disinfectant but I thought it probably wouldn't be heavy enough for me to notice so I applied some.
This does sting after you've shaved under your arms, I find the Mitchum roll on doesn't so this surprised me. Once on it takes a while to dry, it's not as wet as roll ons but moist for a couple of minutes.
I decided to put this to the test and wore it while I exercised for a couple of hours. The results were it did fine as an anti-perspirant and I didn't sweat through it, I checked my dark top afterwards for any white marks and there were none but oh my, the smell!
Not me, the actual product. The fragrance of this is unpleasant to start with and as you get warmer it gets stronger and becomes vile! It overpowers you and you can't smell anything but that nasty pine disinfectant smell. It's so strong I felt sick and couldn't wait to have a shower and wash it off. If this is intended for men I wouldn't want my other half wearing it!
In the shower it took several scrubs with a net covered in shower gel to remove this. Each time I'd think I'd got it off but that smell was even evident in the shower and I could feel a layer of product still on my skin. Finally it was gone and as I dried off and looked over at the product I decided to write the review and bin it so I never make the mistake of wearing it again or my partner doesn't think it might be ok for him and put some on. So it's been binned.
Overall it would probably last a long time, it's cheap, it does work against perspiration and doesn't leave white marks but the fragrance of this is so foul and gets stronger and stronger as the day goes by that I can only give it 2 stars. It really is disgusting and it would put me off any man that smelt of it!
Not recommended for girls or guys.
My Mitchum Smart Solid doesn't specify gender, but as it looks identical to the one pictured, I'll assume it's the same one, or similar enough.
Promises it makes:
Glides on clear- no white marks on black tops
Fights perspiration before it starts
Outstanding odour and wetness protection throughout the day.
Promises it keeps?
Does indeed glide on clear, and my black tops remained mark-free. Tick!
Sadly it fails to prevent my perspiration entirely. After an hour or so, damp patches started to form, and, though not as smelly as they would have been without deodorant, my armpits were definitely not odour-free. Cross.
My boyfriend used this deodorant once and had to wash it off because he found it unbearably sticky and unpleasant. I must admit I've never found it sticky, but some people might.
It's good that it's unscented because deodorant rarely smells nice even when they make an effort with the fragrance. It's better to let your perfume do that job, in my opinion.
One big disadvantage I found to this product is that once you start sweating, you can't reapply it because your armpits are too wet for it to glide on. Obviously at home you can towel off first, but out and about it could be a problem.
One final note: it says not to apply to irritated or damaged skin. Whatever you do, heed this warning, and DO NOT apply after shaving! It really burns!
I'm actually reviewing the women's variety of Mitchum here but this is almost identical to the men's one: the packaging says 'for women' in the tiniest possible writing & it doesn't smell particularly girly so I reckon I'm OK.
This one is 'powder' scented & it does indeed smell like some generic talcum powder - a nice smell & not overpowering. It's gentle on the skin, too, & doesn't sting like some do.
I've used 'maximum protection' & '24 hour'-type deodorants in the past & not one of them has worked for more than about four hours. I was resigned to being a stinker but Mitchum saved the day: it's effective for a good long day's work - & I walk there with a rucksack on & do lots of sweaty physical stuff, so I'm quite a challenge.
I use the stick rather than roll-on or aerosol, & I find it works best if I put it on when my pits are still wet from washing. The packaging info says it goes on clear with no residue; this is true where my skin's concerned but I have noticed it leaves a white stain behind on clothes with regular use.
Some of my work clothes are developing an impressive crusty build-up under each arm, & it makes me think twice about using it with really special clothes.
The benefits of being sweet-smelling hugely outweigh the faults, though, & the only reason I'd switch deodorants is if Mitchum brought one out that was better on clothes.
Mitchum Smart Solid anti-perspirant and deoderant is one of the few vaguely effective anti-perspirant sticks out there that:
a) Actually helps keep your pits dry
b) Doesn't smell like a tart's handbag
I first tried this product this summer after wrestling with fairly active sweating since hitting puberty and to date I've been very pleased with the results. After coming to London from Edinburgh (there's a slight temperature difference in August!) I was feeling at my wit's end - nobody likes looking like they've just stepped out of the sauna on the way home from the office.. Nastier, over the counter anti-perspirants had been a complete failure, with some of them causing actual burns and scabbing to my delicate areas.
The Mitchum product doesn't stop sweating in the affected areas entirely (no cosmetic product can), but it does keep me dry unless I rush about a lot or otherwise exert myself physically - for example, the ten flights of stairs on the way to the office. For weekends, socialising and daily use it does the job well.
It dries reasonably quickly once applied and has a mild scent that I'd put half way between herbal and medical. Either way, it's far from unpleasant. The Smart Solid lasts relatively well (about a month per stick) and while you can lose the bit at the end to the floor (see the previous three star review), I feel it's relatively good value for money. It's definitely pricier than other anti-perspirant (maybe add 25% onto what you normally pay?) but it can often be found in special offers in Boots and other high street chemists.
One small thing I should note is that prolonged use can lead to white residue on your clothes. Its claim that it doesn't stain is true enough, but six months or more of wearing it with regularly worn dark t-shirts and the like will lead to some marking on the interior of the affected garments. It's not nearly significant to be seen through the fabric and I only mention it for the sake of completeness.
The best anti-perspirant you can buy without prescription(significantly better than the spray anti-perspirant from Mitchum) and considerably kinder to your skin.
This may be a great performer, but how wasteful. The stick breaks up way before it is finished.Any ideas foe easy ways to use the remaing b i t s ??
Generally when it comes to comes to shopping for men's toiletries I find it increasingly difficult to look for what I wish to buy thanks to companies trying to outdo each other in confusing consumers with colours, small wording and claims that their products are better than the next competitor. On price alone most of my mates go with what they know, after years of using established names such as Right Guard, Sure and then the more premium specialists, Lynx, there usually isn't another market brand that is so obvious or geared towards the male species where deodorants and body washes are concerned.
For the true strength of combating excess sweating there are only a fair amount of products I have tried over the years that have promised little by their simple advertising but have actually made a difference with their claims. Take Sure's Oxygen cream deodorant for example. The warning bells should be sounding if like me, you're a man who suddenly realises that this latter range isn't marketed for men, but rather for women alone despite unhelpful wording to justify it so. But this is one product that always keeps me dry over a 24 hour period, doesn't stain clothing and doesn't mess about with interfering with my chosen aftershave of the day. All things were going well until earlier this year when Sure decided the unsure thing and change the formula of Sure Oxygen deodorant, leaving me high and wet (rather than dry) as I return to the joys of over-laden chemical based Lynx therefore fearing the worst of getting bumps as my arms are sensitive or a simple Right Guard 24 formula that only worked for 10 hours before giving out. Time and time again, even when I was a member of that certain "other" review site, people and friends have continually recommended trying Mitchum products instead.
Mitchum is a funny name for starters. It doesn't entice me to the brand because I used to associate its dark green coloured sprays and roll on products with a horrible teenage memory (and aftershave) that had seen much promotion of its value in the 1980's, "Brut," for men. As such I've been hesitant to try this brand not just on the colour of the products but for the fact that once I had trialled a "cool ice," formula spray tester, I wasn't that impressed with the scent, either. Moist roll-on products also spell bad news for me, particularly as they roll on moist, leave me moist and sticky and feel as if the formula fails to get to the skin as it sits on underarm hair; hence the fact that I've been happy to use Sure's Oxygen cream stick for years even before Sure realised that men may want such a thing and launched a similar black coloured roll-on just a few years earlier.
From as low as £2-57 to £3-58, Mitchum's latest product for men, the "Smart Solid," promises much in a deodorant stick and of five different varieties in the Mitchum for Men range, the Smart Stick replaces an older stick variety. Not only just as a deodorant stick, this product is an invisible solid stick that is constantly moist, water-based and rolls on easily without staining dark clothing. It is also largely unscented although true to the wording on its green and white/light green worded oval "bottle," the product attests to having something called a "Clean," scent rather than anything else pretentious and over the top. Just from early indications of its premise, Mitchum's Smart Solid is anything but pretentious; the total design from the way the stick is easy to adjust from its ribbed roller wheel at the bottom of the stick to the clarity of wording and a simple to follow formula incase you're interested, seems to have been well thought out here.
When I first tried the Smart Solid stick, I wasn't put out by the scent; its quite an understated scent, not dissimilar to Sure original formula or Right Guard Sport deodorant, but slightly peppery to my nose reminding me a little of washing powder and more of thick concentrated fabric conditioner and fresh pine (more of the wood smell and less of the toilet cleaner!) When applied to my underarms however whilst Mitchum's Smart Solid spreads easily on my underarm hair, the moment I clamped down my arms I could feel the familiar stickiness associated with previous moist products spreading around my underarms and admittedly I began to feel unsure about the product already. This product claims to be an anti-perspirant and deodorant in one and claims to combat the threat of sweat the moment the stick is applied. Therefore I wasn't expecting to feel wet already. However a miraculous discovery soon changed my opinion! Within seconds the formula dried in and my underarms felt smooth and almost refreshed; needless to say this is a slight cool sensation felt when this product is put on and actually replaces Mitchum Ice Cool stick deodorant by brand and function.
The true test of this product's worth however isn't to ask if it's going to last 10 hours. At school where rooms are constantly heated at different temperatures or rushing after classes, I have found that this product only needs to be applied once. It keeps me dry all day in the morning and right up until (if I choose to shower at night before bedtime) its time to go to sleep. Although not completely odourless there is no sweaty smells, no bad body odours and Smart Stick is smart enough to give me peace of mind and confidence to just apply the stick once daily or when required. Over Sure's once trusted Oxygen formula, Mitchum's Smart Stick certainly lives up to its reputation!
If there are any downsides to this product however it's the fact that I've found one 42g stick will last a period of just a month and that the remaining section out of its oval shape can fall out due it to being at the last part before it finally disappears. Thanks to its oval shape and easy to grip nature, with a similarly designed easy to take off lid that is clear and therefore easy to judge how long it is going, the roller dial still adjusts the amount accordingly to each need and even with an inch left of the solid mass I'm able to use the stick until it nears the end; other users may however give up if they are not prepared to finely tune the dial! Mitchum's Smart Stick however is a miracle. Thanks for reading, ©Nar2 2008
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