Product Type: Mum Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Mum Deodorant Roll On Fresh Pink
Member Name: cyberem78
Mum Deodorant Roll On Fresh Pink
Advantages: Dries quickly after application.
Disadvantages: Has old fashioned fragrance. Not very hard working.
I have been using Asda's store's own deodorant for many years because it's very cheap and it works well. The only reason I bought this alternative 'Mum' deodorant was because there was none of my usual in stock. 'Mum' was among the cheaper products available - on sale for £1.
This product is a roll on deodorant and it comes in a small glass bottle which contains 50ml of liquid deodorant. It has a screw on bright pink plastic lid which is quite secure. Underneath the bottle has a small plastic ball device typical of most roll-ons. The bottle design is quite good in my opinion but could be improved. One possible concern is the weight of the glass bottle. It's extremely heavy and this would rule out me taking this deodorant in my case if I was travelling. Another thing I've noticed is that the ball design inside wedges against the inside of the lid and the residue of the liquid can then transfer to the lid and drip down the edges. It tends to gather and dry out at the base of the lid.
There are a few different varieties of 'Mum' and this one is the Fresh Pink Classic Care. It can be identified from it's bright pink lid and label. There is just a little bit of information on the bottle's labels. The deodorant is supposed to protect for up to 24 hours. It also contains no alcohol. It is dermatologically tested so won't irritate sensitive skins and it also has an "anti-sting" formula which means it's fine for applying after shaving.
The deodorant has a rather old fashioned kind of fragrance and it's not one I find particularly attractive. It's very floral but also quite musky and unfortunately reminds me of cheap no brand perfume sets. It's most definitely a purely feminine scent.
When I apply 'Mum' I feel that I would like the roll-on ball to be a little bit larger. I find myself taking longer to apply to my skin than my usual deodorant. The deodorant is dispensed not like a liquid which takes a long time to dry but is more like a mix of liquid and powder. It dries almost instantly forming a non-sticky seal over the skin. It leaves no trace of colour or nasty white residue though even on dry and tanned skins leaves no tell tale circular mark around the edge of the armpit. I am very pleased with how well the deodorant dries as it's a lot quicker than how my usual product dries!
As far as it having an 'anti-sting' quality I have found this to work very well. It's great for applying right after shaving. It also feels quite cool and refreshing when you apply it.
The deodorant works alright initially but is not great if you perspire a lot. I am quite an active person and get sweaty very often. I don't think the deodorant is as good as keeping me dry as my Asda's own does, to be honest. It works fine if I am calm and cool but if I exercise or get hot I find myself more sweaty than I'd like to be. Although Mum is supposed to work for up to 24 hours I don't find it suitable for wearing for long periods of time either as the deodorising effect just seems to wear away.
Whilst Mum has some good qualities it hasn't impressed me that much and I will be buying my regular shop's own brand next time.
You can have a look at the Mum range at their website:
Summary: Not great for very active people and smells like old lady perfume!
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