Product Type: Mitchum Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Stay Fresh and Dry
Mitchum Unfragranced Roll-on Deodorant
Member Name: SJ2011
Mitchum Unfragranced Roll-on Deodorant
Advantages: Keeps you fresh and dry if used correctly
Disadvantages: Slightly expensive
After years of using whatever antiperspirant was on special offer I had never had a problem with
sweat so I was horrified last summer when I started to sweat uncontrollably no matter what brand
I tried. Although I showered every day and used antiperspirant several times a day I was still left with
wet patches under my arms although thankfully at least it didn't smell I became really self conscious
and ended up only wearing clothes which it wouldn't show through.
After 2 weeks of this I ended up visiting my doctor and it turned out the problem was due to
medication I was taking. As the medication was still very much essential my doctor advised trying
some high protection antiperspirant from the chemist rather than going down the route of
prescription strength antiperspirants.
On advice from the local chemist I tried the Mitchum brand and was surprised when he advised me
to put it on before I went to sleep at night then shower and apply it as normal in the morning.
Apparently applying the antiperspirant at night allows the active ingredients to seep into the pores
effectively blocking them which signals the sweat glands to reduce or stop perspiration. The effect
of this can last for 24 hours or longer which is why we now see so many products that claim to
last for 24 or even 48 hours. Even though none of us would go 24 or 48 hours without washing by
choice if used correctly the product is still working even though you've showered and reapplied it in
Like most people I've never read any instructions on an antiperspirant but after listening to the
chemist explain this was how they should be used I decided it was worth a try. The first day after
trying this with the Mitchum antiperspirant I noticed a slight difference and after a week I finally
found myself able to wear whatever I wanted without worrying about wet patches showing.
Mitchum comes in stick, roll on or spray variations with both fragrance and fragrance free options
and claims to be effective for 48 hours. The product is alcohol free and dermatologist approved
and contains Aloe and vitamin E to help keep your skin in good condition. I usually stick to the roll
on version as it's easier to carry in your bag than an aerosol can and seems to last a lot longer. I
prefer to buy the fragrance free version but occasionally I have bought the scented versions when
they've been on special offer and although I'm not a huge fan of the scents it isn't too strong so it
doesn't over power any perfume you're wearing.
I find this feels slightly sticky when you first apply it but at least you know it has covered your skin
unlike many roll on products which feel like there's nothing coming out as you roll it over your
skin. The stickiness doesn't last and isn't noticeable once this has dried into your skin and I
haven't had any problems with the product leaving white marks on my clothes but you obviously
have to let it dry before getting dressed to avoid this.
Thankfully the excessive sweating vanished when my course of medication ended but I'm glad
that the Mitchum antiperspirant helped me deal with it while it lasted and would advise anyone
who's suffering from this embarrassing problem to give it a try.
The Mitchum brand isn't the trendiest brand out there and I probably would never have bought it
until the chemist recommended it but if used correctly it definitely does the job. The bottle is a
bright green colour and usually costs around £2-£3,50 for 100ml depending on where you buy it
which is slightly more expensive than some of the brands but for me personally it is worth the
extra cash to have something that works.
Summary: Keeps you fresh and dry if used correctly
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