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Nivea Deodorant Dry Compact

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Brand: Nivea / Type: Deodorant Spray / Suitable for: Body

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      19.07.2010 21:29
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      Take it anywhere!

      *My review is for the white version of the product pictured above*

      This tiny little spray on deodorant is a great invention for people on the move. At only 20ml, it can fit into even the smallest of evening bag, but it's also great for gym kits, which weigh enough without big canisters of anti-perspirant. And if you're off on your holidays, this is just ideal to slip into your suitcase - there is plenty here for a few weeks in the sun. It's about 10cm high and claims to last as long as a 150ml deodorant.

      The tube is white and see-through, so you know when stocks are running low. It is available in most of the usual suspects - Boots, supermarkets, etc and retails for around £2.

      What is different about this product is that it isn't a 'dry' spray like other spray-on deodorants - rather this is a wet pump action spray. However it does dry quickly and it has the lovely fresh and familiar Nivea smell. I find a few pumps per underarm is plenty. It doesn't irritate my skin and leaves underarms feeling soft and smooth.

      This is not the best deodorant I've ever used. I prefer a dry aerosol and I would say this isn't as effective or long-lasting as others. I also dispute the claim that it lasts as long as full-size deodorants, as I think it needs more than one pump-per-pit!

      However, the dinky size turns it from an average product into a genius product! It's perfect for nights out - especially useful if you're going to be sweating it out on the dancefloor with a teeny tiny bag, and I always have one in my gym bag. I wouldn't use this as my number one deodorant, but for top-ups and touch-ups, it is a great product.

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      28.10.2008 17:30
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      I save these for my travels because I never know if I'll be able to buy any more!

      I travel a lot and usually only want to take hand luggage to save me time and the occasional lost bag (3 lost bags last year!) I found this tiny Nivea mens Deodorant in a store somewhere, figured it would be great for a few days use or something. I was very wrong, it lasts for AGES!

      It's a natural spray and only a couple of squirts is enough to leave you smelling nice for the whole day, the smell isn't overpowering, in fact I prefer it to the normal Nivea roll on and spray deodorants.

      My skin is quite sensitive with deodorants (aaaah) and although this one doesn't advertise itself as being particularly suitable for sensitive skin, I've never had any trouble with it.

      The size of this deodorant (20ml) means it fits nicely into my plastic bag for the airport security checks and doesn't take up much room at all.

      My biggest gripe about this deodorant is that I really struggle to find it in many stores, if anybody knows a good online store that has these in stock, please let me know!

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        28.06.2008 18:10
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        a great alternative to aerosols

        In an effort to save money/the planet/lose weight, I have started walking to and from work. After all it's only 20 minutes away and it's not going to kill me!

        As the weather has become hotter I have started buying stronger deodorant as I would be very embarrassed if I was all sweaty and smelly at work! Then disaster... I forgot to put my deodorant on one morning and didn't realise until I was sat at my desk. I was so paranoid all morning that I would start to smell as it gets very hot in our office. So at lunch I quickly headed over to the nearby Superdrug.

        I wanted something small that I could discreetly keep in my bag, so I was thinking a roll-on would be ok. However I noticed this Nivea spray next to the roll-ons, as I have never really liked roll-on deodorant I thought I would give the Nivea spray a go instead.

        It comes in a white card box, which to be honest is a bit of a waste of packaging and it is twice the size of the bottle. The only reason I can think of for having the box is that there is not much room on the spray to put the ingredients etc. Although if they can fit all the info onto a nail varnish tube then I'm sure they could do the same on this.

        The left side of the box has a hole cut in the front so you can see the tube, the right side of the box has the blue Nivea logo, underneath that is the product name, Dry confidence Compact. It says that the deodorant gives gentle care and provides 24 hour anti-perspirant protection. It also says that it contains Minerals and is alcohol free. The active ingredient is 13% w/w Aluminium Chlorohydrate.

        Nivea claim that this 20ml spray will last as long as a regular 150ml Aerosol, I can't really comment on this as I do not use it as a regular deodorant, but for each application you use very little and I can see this being very useful for holidays.

        The directions tell you to use 2-3 squirts under each arm and then let it dry before dressing. I have noticed that this does take a bit longer to dry then my normal aerosol spray and when I did get dressed straight away it left wet marks on my clothes. These marks did not leave any stains though and they dried clear so it wasn't a problem.

        The spray has a light sent and smells kind of creamy. That sounds weird I know but I can't think of a better way to describe it! In face it smells a lot like Nivea body lotions.

        This is a great deodorant to carry around with you, especially if you go out straight after work, or are in a hot club etc. It protects just as well as my normal deodorants and fits easily into all my bags. The only downside is that it is a bit runny when you apply it and you have to let it dry for a bit longer.

        Overall I am really pleased I found this. It is a great addition to my travel wash bag and I'm sure that because it is much smaller it is more eco friendly then buying the full sized aerosols. Highly recommend it.

        almost forgot, it costs £2.25 in superdrug

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          07.11.2006 15:32
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          A compact, discreet deodorant for those on the go.

          Ever been in a situation where you felt the need for added perspiration protection during the day, but didn't really want to lug a massive can of deodorant around with you?

          I often go to the gym during my lunch hour at work and used to rely on roll on deodorants (which tend to feel sticky), or the smaller cans of Sure, but all that went out of the window when I found the miniature but mighty Nivea Deo Compact spray.

          THE PRODUCT

          Nivea Deo Compact spray is an aerosol, which is available as a fresh compact or a dry compact. Having tried both, I'm struggling to see much of a difference either in terms of smell or effect, though I think the fresh compact is designed for more sensitive skin and is intended to have a slightly lighter fragrance.

          It is roughly 10cm tall, comes in an opaque plastic container within a cardboard box with a window (so you can see the whole product), and looks like an over-sized lipstick, which is discreet and easy to carry around in your handbag. The picture on this site shows the men's version. The one for women looks exactly the same except it is white rather than blue. It only holds 20ml of deodorant, but is designed to give 24 hour protection with only two or three squirts and claims to last as long as a standard 150ml deodorant.

          The product contains no alcohol, no preservatives and no colours and has been dermatologically approved. The ingredients are listed on the back of the box.

          HOW TO APPLY THE PRODUCT

          This product has a pump action nozzle which you press down to release the spray. You may find that you need to press the pump a few times before the deodorant will be released, but will probably be surprised by the power behind such a small nozzle.

          The packaging directs you to hold the container 20cm from your underarm and spray three times. I was quite dubious about the fact that three sprays from such a small nozzle would be sufficient in terms of protection, but provided you hold the deodorant at the right distance, it does seem to work!

          The only downside I have found with the product is that it is a little on the wet side when it is first applied and has a tendency to dribble, though this only happened to me the first time I used it. Having said that this product will not stain your clothes, despite the fact that it is slightly white in colour.

          I have also found that I tend to overuse this product. I think this is due to the fact that aerosols such as Sure give off a continuous jet of spray when you depress the button, whereas the Nivea Deo Compact will only release the spray with each depression of the pump. This tends to make me feel as though I haven't applied enough, though this isn't the case as it does leave you fresh for a long time. It's just a case of getting your head around the fact that a small product can be just as effective, otherwise you will find that it will not last as long as it claims to!

          THE SMELL

          The smell is very fresh and reminds me a little bit of Dove products. It also reminds me of parma violet sweets! It is long lasting and I found that I was quite aware of the scent of it on me during the afternoon, which is not a bad thing as it's nice to know you don't smell grim to other people! I should point out that although I was aware of the scent, it was not overwhelming. It just smells clean and fresh. This product also benefits from not having a chemical smell that I associate with a lot of other aerosol deodorants.

          VALUE FOR MONEY?

          At a rather hefty £2.49 from Boots, this product does seem a little expensive, but it is important to take its effectiveness into account, rather than its size when you buy it. It does seem pretty insignificant sitting in the middle of all those huge cans of 150ml or larger deodorants, but I promise it does work. I was lucky, because these were on special offer when I bought mine and I got an absolute bargain because it only cost me £1.98. You can probably find this more cheaply in places such as Superdrug, or online but I would say that you get what you pay for. My compact seems to have lasted even longer than 150ml deodorants I have bought in the past, so I will probably remain pretty loyal to it from now on.

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            10.09.2003 00:56

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            Nivea Deodorant Deo Compact is perfect for me, reason why because i love all great miniture products, as they always come in handy. This item just fits in your hand , the container is white its has a spray head which is very easy to use in those moments of need. They dont come in many fragrances, so far as i know there is one for women and one for men. it comes in 20ml which seems like a small amount but does wonders, the fragrance in nice and fresh and does last longer than usual doedorants. great for people on the move.

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          A portable, compact 20ml deodorant spray, lasts as long as the 150ml /