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      06.05.2011 21:39
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      Nivea pure invisible deodorant

      I usually use a roll on anti- perspirant deodorant and just occasionally use a spray. My favourite spray is Vaseline but, I only buy this when I see it on offer and then I stock up. However, a few weeks back, I was running short of my usual Vaseline spray d anti-perspirant deodorant, and so when I saw Nivea deodorants on offer in Sainsbury's I thought I'd give this a try.

      There were several types of Nivea spray deodorants on offer on the shelf and I decided to choose the 'Pure Invisible' as the can stated no white marks. Because the weather was nice and I had started to wear my summer vest tops, which I have in assorted colours, some dark, I thought this would be the wisest choice.
      I must say that I usually love Nivea products but after trying this several times, I think this is not a good buy from my own perspective.

      I like the smell of it and I believe it works well as an anti- perspirant, keeping me both dry, and I hope, odour free but as to the 'no white marks' bit-No way!

      I didn't actually keep it on for a prolonged period of time to do the twenty four hour test but it was left on for several hours, as I was out for the day. I believe it worked adequately; in terms of freshness and dryness, keeping my underarms dry and feeling fresh. I don't think I could keep any deodorant on for twenty four hours without washing. But, then again, I suppose this could be a way of obtaining plenty of personal space though!

      On my first use of Nivea Pure I applied it after showering and it actually took my breath away. It really is the type of deodorant that has that dry powdery aroma which immediately seems to get onto ones throat and can be tasted. The smell is quite pleasant actually but it's too catching; I certainly wouldn't recommend it for asthma sufferers. I have to spray and then run away to breathe in fresh air. Vaseline doesn't have this effect at all, or not in my case, at least.

      Once the anti-perspirant was dry under my arm pits I put on a black vest top. Now, I'm always careful when I put tops on, trying my best to only let the inside of the top/dress touch my skin. I did this successfully only, after a few minutes, to catch sight in the mirror of the white marks under the arms of my top. These were obtained since dressing and had come from my under arms and onto the top. I used a clothes brush in an attempt to remove the marks which didn't come off very well so I then tried a bath towel which still didn't work well, so I had to change out of this top and wear a white top instead.

      I was recently speaking to my eldest daughter about this deodorant leaving white marks which are far worse than with deodorants that I usually use which don't make this claim. She said that she hadn't yet found anything that claimed this and actually lived up to it. She also thought the deodorants which take your breath away are usually the worst as they seem to be particularly powdery and this is what marks the clothes.

      I haven't used this anti perspirant up yet as I don't like it. Although the aroma is quite pleasant, in my opinion, it is also far too strong and overpowering. Also, if wearing perfume I think the deodorant smell will be competing with this and could quite possibly win. I like a more subtle fragrance in my deodorant if it has any fragrance.

      Still, if you apply this in a well-ventilated area, and aren't intending to use perfume, then you might like it; it should keep you odour free, well from body odours, that is, and it works as well at keeping arm pits dry as any similar product. I don't think it works as well as the superior Mitchum brand but then Mitchum is an excellent brand, suiting many who sweat fairly heavily, at times.

      I bought Nivea Pure from Sainsbury's and paid £1.01 instead of the usual price of £2.03. This was for a 100g/150 ml sized spray.

      THIS INFORMATION IS TAKEN FROM THE NIVEA SITE http://www.nivea.co.uk/

      NIVEA Pure Invisible Deodorant innovative formula is especially developed to leave no white marks on your skin or your clothes and deliver 24-hour protection against underarm wetness and odour.

      It's the perfect combination of NIVEA's mild care and reliable protection

      No White Marks

      * 24h confidence, anti-perspirant protection and gentle NIVEA care

      * No Alcohol or Colours

      * Skin compatibility dermatologically approved.

      INGREDIENTS:

      Butane, Aqua, Isobutane, Propane, Cyclomethicone, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Parfum, Butyloctanoic Acid, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polysorbate 65, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol.

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        03.05.2011 20:41
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        Great, effective deodorant which I would recommend.

        In the past, I have always stuck to using Sure deodorants, and it is very rare that I will ever choose a different make. Spontaneously the other day, I picked up the Nivea Deodorant Pure Spray whilst it was on offer.

        I am quite a big fan of Nivea products, as I am aware that they are usually very skin friendly, and as under the armpits can be a very sensitive area, this is the kind of product I was after, as other deodorants can cause stinging quite easily. As expected from Nivea, the Pure Spray comes with no alcohol or colours added, to minimise the risk of skin interference. In addition to this, its' skin compatibility is dermatologically approved, therefore you can ensure that this deodorant will be safe and skin friendly. I know that this is a particularly big issue for many people, and I would definitely recommend this Nivea deodorant over other brands, as I have not once felt a stinging sensation or experienced any difficulties with this. Often, if you spray a deodorant too close to the under arm, this is when the stinging will occur, but even when i aim this a little too close, I have not suffered this.

        Another plus about this deodorant is that it claims to leave no white marks. Generally, the majority of deodorants you pick up also claim to do the same thing, and despite how good it is, I do often notice that white marks occur, particularly if wearing black tops. This deodorant is effective, and white marks are not shown often, and if so they are quite mild so not particularly noticeable. The only time white marks are an issue are if the deodorant is directed to the under arm closely, which then causes the deodorant to flake up upon application. This can become awfully messy as the flakes can go all down you, and are a nightmare to rub off clothing! But generally, for white marks this is a fair deodorant.

        Another claim from Nivea is that the Pure Spray deodorant gives "24 hour confidence, anti-perspirant protection and gentle Nivea care". I feel that 24 hours of confidence in a deodorant is essential, because I use this deodorant on a daily basis, regardless of whether I am going to work, going shopping, going for a night out or even exercising. I do not believe that it matches up to the 24 hour promise, however you can ensure that you are covered for the majority of the day, I would just recommend taking the deodorant in your bag to spray again if necessary.

        Most Nivea deodorants are available in a 150ml size or a 250ml size, and these prices vary from around £2.00 to £3.00 which is a fair price. Something to note is that these products are often on sale or have special offers on them, so it is worth shopping around to get the most out of your money. If you are interested in this deodorant, which I would recommend you take a look at, it is available in most supermarkets, as well as pharmacies such as Boots or Superdrug which is where I picked mine up. Thank you for reading.

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          19.02.2011 18:49
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          An average performing product from Nivea

          It's not often I use spray-on deodorants instead opting for the super long lasting roll-ons, but when I do, I tend to prefer either Nivea or Sure varieties. Nivea pure invisible, comes in a simple white can, and claims to give 24h anti-perspirant protection, as well as giving no white marks and being alcohol free.

          As for the bottle design, it's rather simplistic it's slim white can and blue text, with some information on the background. However the bottle is curved inwards towards the top for easy grip. Overall it's quite plain in design, however this could be to represent the "invisible" aspect?!

          The Claims:

          Nivea deodorant pure confidence delivers 24hr confidence and anti-perspirant protection and is especially developed to leave no white marks on your skin or clothes. It will keep you fresh and dry all day long.


          The smell of the deodorant is quite pleasant, which can be said of many Nivea products such as the moisturisers. Thankfully it is not overbearing, and the spraying of it doesn't gas me out either (something I detest about spray deodorants!). The smell does wear off quite quickly though. It gives quite a cooling sensation when you apply it.

          As for the "no white marks claim" I am yet to come across a deodorant which doesn't give any white marks (the bain of my life). Having said that, this deodorant gives a significantly less chance of them because you spray it on the skin, which distributes the product more than just rolling it on, in my opinion. I find this is a nice deodorant to use as an alternative to my 48 hour long lasting one, as it is lighter and has a nice fragrance.

          Unfortunately, I have found that this particular deodorant doesn't banish noticeable perspiration, which is where it lets itself down. If you are someone who doesn't really perspire an awful lot and just want a light, nice smelling deodorant then you should get a lot of use out of this, but unfortunately for my needs, it doesn't really cut it, and I'm not someone who sweats an awful lot! My overall opinion is that there are far more effective deodorants out there.

          If you wished to try Nivea pure invisible, a 150ml can of this product typically retails at around £1.99.

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            13.05.2010 12:17
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            Nivea Deodorant:

            I work in a busy, hot and very crowded office and the first thing you notice in a job like this is if someone smells a bit off. Now because of this I have become very conscious about sweating to much at work and have started to try to find products that limit the amount I sweat as much as possible. It was only by chance after running out of my current deodorant that I grabbed the only bottle the local shop stocked. This happened to be Nivea and so far it has been the best product I have used so far.

            Now the best Nivea product I have found so far is Nivea 24 hour protection spray deodorants. They state they offer 24 hour protection and though this is not really accurate, they are the best I have found so far. I can say that they defiantly last at least 8-9 hours at work as I have no need to reapply during the course of the day. But as I pack up to go home an extra spray just to freshen up does not hurt.

            The bottle :

            The bottle is about 5-6 inches high and only about an inch in width (perfect handbag size) and it holds 150ml of spray. The bottle is not exactly eye catching compared to other products on the market, but it looks sleek, clean and if you know what your looking for it is easy to spot. The bottles usually have a nice delicate design on them, but nothing over the top.

            The bottle is white with the blue nivea logo on the front. It's not flash or fancy like some of the bright red and green bottles on the shelf, but it is worth its weight in gold.

            The bottle has an opaque lid which once removed shows it has a press down spray nozzle at the end. Now when spraying the product you do not need to press hard or for very long. On my first experience of using it I placed it under my top sprayed and was hit in the mouth as the excess from spraying to close hit me in the face. So I can confirm this product does not taste nice and I will not be doing that again in a hurry.


            The spray :

            Now the spray has a nice light smell to it, the only way I can really describe it is that its like talc powder. That fresh just out of the bath light fluffy scent that babies usually have. I find the smell very appealing as it is not overpowering but strong enough to cover sweat smells. Once leaving my bathroom in the morning the smell does linger and makes the whole upstairs smell pleasant.

            The spray contains no alcohol, colorants or preservatives which means you do not get that burning sensation after you spray it on, even if you have shaved not that long ago, bonus. It also does not leave clumps of white spray under your arms that sometimes occur with other anti-per spirant deodorant's.

            Because the product is nivea it is obviously gentle on your skin and does not leave a horrible sticky residue after use. Now I do suffer with sensitive skin due to certain allergies (coconut being the main one). I have used a large range of nivea products and never experienced a bad reaction to any of them. But there are details on the back of the bottle that you can call/ write to if you have any form of reaction.

            Directions of use :

            Shake well, hold 15 cm away from underarm and spray. Pretty simple really. It does say to allow to dry before dressing, now I have changed straight away and not experienced any problems. But if you were about to slip into a nice black dress or top it would be best to do as the bottle suggests, otherwise you may end up with white patches on your clothes.

            Do not store the bottle in direct sunlight (its supposed to blow up). Don't make a makeshift flame thrower out of it, don't sniff it and certainly don't eat it, it tastes vial.

            My Opinion:

            I would recommend this product to anyone, Nivea do both male and female deodorants which both smell lovely, they leave you protected for hours and fits comfortably in your handbag for whenever you need it. All in all 5 out of 5.

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            04.11.2009 13:43
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            The best standard deodorant around

            This deodorant used to be a staple of mine before I started using the Sure extra strong one. It is available in three sizes: 250ml, 150ml and a handy travel size, 35ml.

            This Pure Invisible deodorant claims to be gentle, deliver 24 hour confidence and produce no white marks.

            It is reasonably priced at between £2-£3, and is often available on special offer (as you can probably tell I do like my special offers!).

            I find that this deodorant, like other spray-ons, dries quickly. It has a pleasant neutral scent. I find the claim of no white marks to be generally accurate - although I occasionally get them they occur far less and to a much lower extent than any other brand I've tried.

            I used to think this deodorant was very effective, indeed it works very well as long as you do not exert yourself too much/get too hot. However since trying the new extra-strength deodorants on the market I found them to be a lot better, and this one cannot compare.

            However, among ordinary deodorants this is pretty much the best one I've tried, and for normal purposes works fine. In fact there may be occasions (going to a party in a LBD for example) when this would be a better choice, as the stronger ones tend to produce quite bad white marks. I still buy the small version for taking on holiday, as it's a cute compact size.

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            26.04.2009 14:23
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            My deodorant of choice

            This is the deodorant that I am currently using as it is one of the best ones that I have tried. I prefer sprays to roll-ons as they seem to dry quicker, and this particular spray doesn't compromise on keeping me dry.

            ***Using It***
            A quick spritz under each arm in the morning usually does the trick and keeps me dry throughout the day. On hot days, I sometimes have to spray again later in the day as a precaution. It dries within a couple of minutes in most cases and does not seem to leave any unsightly white marks on my clothes.

            ***The Downsides***
            It has a strong smell that can be quite choking if you are giving your armpits a good spray of this. I usually turn my face away when spraying it as the smell is not quite as bad if you do this. Fortunately, this disappears quite quickly afterwards and gives you a clean, fresh scent that is not unpleasant. If you are going to be using body spray or perfume, be aware that it can clash with the smell of those to a certain extent.

            It claims to give 24 hour protection but this is not the case for me, especially when the weather is warm. It keeps me feeling fresh for most of the day so this is only a minor criticism but I am pointing it out as it is one of the claims made on the can.

            *** The Price***
            I got mine from Boots on offer, but it normally costs £2.40 for a 150ml can or £2.89 for a 250ml can. You can probably get it cheaper elsewhere so do shop around before you buy.

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            10.02.2009 23:52
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            Pleasent perfumness for painful pits

            I was prompted to write a review on this deodorant after reading a review earlier tonight about Nivea hand cream and how useless it is.

            I am reviewing the Nivea Deodorant Pure in the spray can - and by the looks of things going against every one elses opinions on how good it is lol :)

            Well you know how it goes, you have a fave deodorant and after so long you think, man I need a change of smell, something I haven't tried before. Well I was in a chemist one weekend and spotted this one on offer of two for £3. I thought this was a great price as it costs £2.35 for one tin of the stuff in boots and well Nivea is a well know and trusted brand so I thought hey why not!

            Well here's why not:

            Everything started off great and the smell of this stuff is fantastic and I might add lasts all day and night (it states 24-hour high efficacy system/protection and provides this) which is a great accomplishment compared to most deodorants.

            Nivea deodorant Pure Spray for Women states that it leaves no white marks on your clothes and they are spot on in this statement, none of my clothes were ruined with the usual white armpit effect.

            This particular deodorant comes:

            Without alcohol
            Without colourants
            Skin tolerance dermatologically proven
            Availability in other application forms (ie, roll-on)

            It has no alcohol or colourants and is supposed to leave no visible residues on skin - This claim makes me wonder what they have added to it because is does leave a slighty slimy residue on the skin and after a few uses my underarms were really red, burnt and my skin had dried up real bad and started to crack/fall off.

            At first I thought nothing of it and that it would go away, as you do, but it gradually grew worse and my armpits were on fire daily. I tried to keep using it but it got so bad I had to throw both my tins in the bin (I could of gave them to a friend but what sort of friend wants to inflict pain on others?). Once I had stopped use of this deodorant and went back to my old faithful Sanex my armpits were soon back to their glorious smooth selves.

            I cannot believe that they say this stuff is 'skin tolerance dermatologically proven'. I mean, whose skin exactally did they test it on, it much of been someone or something very hairy hence making it unable to penetrate the skin! God knows what they used, a piece of wood or some or inanamit object that couldn't refuse or scream out in pain!

            I would not recommend this deodorant to anyone, especially those of you with sensitive skin (i don't even have sensitive skin and look what it did to me).

            It's expensive because it's Nivea and should be a trusted brand, but I really think they need to do proper tests on this stuff before making claims that they can't live up to, or at least start testing this stuff properly. I think I will send them a letter regarding this matter.

            It might smell nice and last all day and yes it might be made by a very well know, trusted for years brand, but be warned and be warned well, this stuff is Nivea Deodorant Pure Evil in a tin!! (even if it is a pretty white tin with floaty bubbles on it)

            (Also on ciao)

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            26.01.2009 00:32

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            Strong smelling-lasting deodorant

            I bought this deodorant from Tesco and it cost £2.45 & It was Buy One Get One Free Bargain, so instead of the one I usually use- (pearl version) I decided that this was worth a try. It states that it give's invisible 24 hour protection and mild care.

            I personally really dislike the smell on this deodorant however, others have commented that they really like the "fresh" smell. I used it when I ran out and had no choice but to use it. The smell really puts me off, it's quite a strong musky smell. Maybe this is due to me liking girlier scents, especially the Nivea Pearl, which smells a lot softer and nicer. It feels nice on the skin, nice and soft, and it doesn't dry my skin out. It is alcohol free so it should be suitable for sensitive skin. The tin states that it gives 24hr protection. I personally have always showered before this 24 hours however, I was able to wear it with confidence throughout the day in work knowing that I was not going to end up smelling!

            Overall I think that it is a good deodorant, it tries nicely, without leaving me with any white marks! Which is always a plus, especially when wearing black tops! !

            This size of the can is 250 ml which can last a fair bit of time around two weeks. Obviously depending on each person and how much they spray. The can is white & blue. I think the reason for this is to signafy the "purity". The writing on the can is blue which makes it stand out against the white. This can be bought in various places including: Asda's, Somerfield's, Tescos, Superdrug & Boots.

            Overall: definately for those who like stronger smells.

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            06.08.2008 01:35
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            Pricey certainty of antiperspirant

            The most reliable antiperspirant I've ever encountered. I've been buying the Nivea 24 hr/double protection/pure range since it came out, I was given one of the miniature freebies during a promotion at release and loved the smell and the enduring capability of the product.

            It feels somehow soft, which it's meant to though I cannot work out how, apparently it contains avocado extract. It stands up to the claims for a closer shave which seems odd for an antiperspirant, it reduces drag when wet shaving and it stands up to the test of a hot summer day.

            I now carry a miniature in my bag, one in my car and a full sized at home and I can be certain that I'll arrive anywhere fresh as a daisy, no matter how long I've been out.

            There are a new selection of scents and double strength products in this range now, nothing to turn your nose up at, in fact, I'd do the opposite and turn my nose to them, they are worth it.
            The lilac canister reminds me of parma violets, which is just delicious. However, having tried all the different scents there are none which I disagree with, all seem to sit fine with my perfume and my nose.

            250ml retails at around £2.95 and bizarrely 150ml comes in at around £2.45, so the bigger ones are better value. Even better, Superdrug and Boots take turns at offering them on 2 for 1.

            The teeny tiny travel canisters are 50ml and retail around 99p and that's worth it because they fit into dinky handbags and/or reduce luggage issues.

            My reviews may appear in the same or a slightly different format on other sites.

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            31.05.2008 22:41
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            It works but it's not for me I'm afraid

            I don't buy spray deodorants as I much prefer the roll on type. So why am I reviewing a spray deodorant I hear you ask. Well, it's like this ......

            As you probably know my mom died in April and obviously all her toiletries were left for me to sort out. Neither mom nor I ever liked wasting stuff and, since she always used spray deodorants, I have a couple to finish off.

            So now you know how I come to be using a spray deodorant when I don't actually like them! How penny pinching is that?

            The deodorant that I am talking about is Nivea Pure.

            It comes in a metal canister with the Nivea logo in blue on the front. It has an opaque plastic lid which lifts off to reveal a blue plastic button. When the button is pressed a spray of deodorant comes out through a small hole on the front of the dispenser.

            The wording on the canister tells us that this product will give 24 hour anti perspirant protection; it has no alcohol or colours and has been dermatologically approved for skin compatibility. It is also formulated to leave no white marks on either your clothes or your skin.

            To use the deodorant you just grab hold of the canister which is easy as there is a slight dent around it near the top so it feels really comfortable in the hand. Give it a good shake, take off the lid and press the blue button - after first aiming it at your armpit of course!

            The smell is light and fresh, mind you I have yet to find a Nivea product with a less than lovely fragrance, and the deodorant feels comfortable on my skin. It feels dry as soon as I have sprayed it.

            It works well and certainly the protection lasts all day with no problem no matter what I am doing. I haven't noticed any white marks either on me or on my clothes so that's another plus for this product.

            The problem for me is the mist in the air as I spray it (which applies to any aerosol deodorant) - it catches the back of my throat and makes me cough. It is because of this that I always use the roll on type, usually Dove as it happens.

            As I say I won't throw stuff away so I'll finish this off - after all it smells nice and it works!

            A 150ml canister costs £2.95 at Boots and there is currently an offer on to buy any two Nivea deodorants for £4.

            So there you have it - a review of a product that I would never buy!

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              14.04.2008 23:43
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              A very good deodorant at a reasonable price

              I'm always buying new deodorants, I don't know why, I guess I've just never found one I liked enough to stick with it, but my latest purchase was this Nivea Pure one. I got it from Tesco and it cost £2.45. It's supposed to give invisible 24 hour protection and mild care.

              It's an aerosol can with a bit near the top that goes in, just to make it a little different from all the other aerosol cans out there, and it contains 150ml of deodorant. You just need to shake the can then press down the button on the top, holding it about 15cm from the underarm.

              It has a very fresh, clean scent to it, not strong, overpowering or flowery, so it could be used by guys or girls. It comes out as quite a nice mist rather than a fine jet like some deodorants do, so you don't end up with a big wet patch where you've sprayed it. It feels nice on the skin, nice and soft, and it doesn't dry my skin out. It is alcohol free so it should be suitable for sensitive skin.

              I agree completely with the claim that it gives invisible protection - it doesn't dry white on the skin like a lot of spray deodorants do, and it doesn't leave any white marks on my clothes.

              I don't think it really gives 24 hour protection, but it does do a good job. It keeps me dry for a good 8 hours, even through moderate exercise. It doesn't keep my dry through vigorous exercise, but neither does any other deodorant out there, so I'm not complaining.

              You don't need to use a lot at a time, so the can lasts a long time. I've had my can for over a month, using it once or twice a day, and it still feels as though there's more than half left, so it works out good value for money.

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              You can always rely on Nivea.

              Normally I would not buy this product and would stick to my usual brand, however, working in a large office building we sometimes receive free samples (not the company I work for but for everyone in the building) and a few weeks ago it was Nivea deodorant.
              The size I have is 35ml which is a sample size but great for just popping into your handbag or keeping in your desk at work, gents there was a sample for you but I don't have one of these unfortunately and I am sure you all don't have handbags.

              The deodorant spray I have is in a white canister with the Nivea logo in the familiar navy blue and it is fresh and natural as the fragrance. The canister advises me that this offers 24hr protection and it is an anti-perspirant rather than a deodorant as your are led to believe initially. Personally I would much prefer that companies made this clear as we all know deodorant hides the smell and anti-perspirant stops you from perspiring and this may affect your choice of product.
              The canister has a pull off lid and this is easy to do, no too easy so that you would loose it as it has a very slight indentation where the base of the lid sits on top of the canister to keep it in place and it slides off very smoothly. There is nothing unusual about the spray mechanism either not twisting required, no release / lock switch to flick over just your ordinary press and spray, again this is very easy to operate. The mans version was the same apart from the canister was navy blue.

              Ok, what does it smell like, well Nivea, this reminds me of the Nivea hand cream that my mum always used to use and the fragrance can easily be identified as a Nivea product as I have always found their products unique in smell. It is a creamy fresh smell that does last for a good few hours and you will certainly catch a waft of this each time you move around which is reassuring as I am confident that this is still working.
              White marks - none so far which is good as if you have on that little black dress there is nothing worse than having those tell tale patches under your arms and you feel you have to keep your arms down by your sides which for me is not a natural thing to do as I am a very visual person and wave my hands and arms around when talking.

              Does it last 24hr, well not checked for certain but definitely lasts all day and has stood up to running for the bus and power walking without having to be reapplied with no problems with perspiration or nasty odours.
              Irritation - none though my skin is not that sensitive but checking on the canister this does advise that this is gentle care though if you have not used this before to do a patch test even if you don't have sensitive skin as painful armpits that have reacted badly is not something any of us want.

              Would I buy this again, yes I would, I have found the fragrance pleasant and long lasting. For more information go to www.nivea.co.uk where you will find that often there are free samples available for a variety of Nivea products if you are interested.

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              31.12.2007 06:12
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              I'm now proud to wave my arms in the air like I just don't care!

              Browsing once again in Boots I perused the shelves and realised I own a hell of a lot of what they stocked. I tried to rationalise my buying, it's ok really Melanie, its ok to be a shopaholic' but I did end up putting all the stuff back. Feeling someone deflated and feeling like I was a drudge I walked past the array of deodorants and told myself I could buy some and that the 7 bottles I already own are rubbish I NEEDED ONE! lol

              So safe in the knowledge that I wasn't about to go in the red (yet again) I set upon the hard task of getting a really good one! Its hard in Boots there's so many deals and offers and then there' the spraying and sniffing them and how the the bottle feels (I really do take the buying selection too far seriously I'm like the Gilly Gouldon of purchasing smellies lol

              This bottle Of Nivea Deodorant, Pearl Beauty 24 hr antiperspirant protection really stood out on the shelf.

              The Packaging....

              Its a 150ml recyclable pale pink iridescent aerosol can. It has a dent to its 'waist' for ease of use and whitish plastic push on protective cap over the large white spray 'button' which has a pink colour over the top. All in all its a lovely looking can with pink and blue writing on it telling us what it is and who it is by on the front and on the back tells us its promise, directions for use, ingredients, warnings and how to contact Nivea. I really do like the way it covers all of my queries and makes great reading whilst sat on the loo!

              The Promise....

              Nivea Deodorant Pearl & Beauty with precious pearl extracts delivers 24hr confidence and antiperspirant protection, whilst leaving underarms feeling smooth and beautiful. It will keep you dry and fresh all day long.
              With precious pearl extracts for smooth, beautiful underarms
              24hr confidence, antiperspirant protection and gentle Nivea care
              Ideal for use after shaving
              No alcohol, colourants or preservatives
              Dermatologically approved

              Directions....

              Hold can 15cm from the underarm and spray. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Do not spray near the eyes. Allow to dry before dressing.

              Couple of warnings....

              Protect from sunlight, do not pierce or burn the tin. Don't spray near a naked flame or material. Keep away form anything ignitable and don't smoke by it! Finally keep away from children. Pretty standard warnings for a can of aerosol deodorant, though it did make me think what if I go to a nightclub and some one smokes near my armpit and then I felt relieved there is a now a no smoking ban in them places, I can really see why the ban came into place now I didn't realise going out could be so dangerous lol

              The Smell....

              This one is very girly and feminine. To my nostrils its quite sweet but not in a cheap and nasty way. The fragrance is floral with a hint of coconut with a musky base. It smells smooth (if that makes sense) and it smells unusual and very clean.

              My Verdict....

              Well I was right I did need this deodorant! On Christmas day I used Vaseline Intensive Care and stuck on a black cowl neck jumper that got a white residue all over it and I had to get changed and even though I did I still felt grubby afterwards!

              This is easy to apply from every way of looking at it. Its made easy to hold, easy to spray (gives a lovely even coverage) and above anything its lovely and cooling and no trace of white powder at all. Bare in mind I followed the instruction of hold the can away and spray and let it dry first before putting clothes on. I was impressed I could apply it straight after shaving and I got no sting at all and I'd just used a brand new blade as well! I did like the velvety feel of my armpits too.

              The only drawback is that the smell doesn't last as long as the effect. By that I mean the smell lasts a couple of hours and then fades but the product does go on and on working for hours. I'm not a sweaty person at all but I have had a cold and I went 2 days without having a bath (I know yuk but I was unwell in bed so you'll have to excuse me! lol) I was hotter than normal though I wasn't particularly active or anything and one night I did wake up sticky where I'd been lying and my head did get stuck to the pillow! Anyway long and short of the story is I'd only applied the deodorant once in over 40 hours and no whiffy pits for me, though they did need a shave lol

              In Conclusion....

              Brilliant. I never stick to brands. I always buy whatever I fancy or whatever is going cheap but this is a product I will re buy. I see that it's quality and it does more than it says on the tin! I wish the fragrance hung about a bit longer but saying that I use perfume and body sprays for my overall fragrance and if this was highly fragranced too I'm sure Id be the first to moan!

              All Five stars and more to this one. Nivea is a brand we can trust and they didn't let us down with this one!

              I purchased this for £1.59 in Boots and can be found in all good super markets and chemists.

              This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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                25.10.2006 12:12

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                Nivea is my comfort zone

                I thought I'd write a review on how good these deodorants/anti-perspirants are only because I do think they are good. Nice Nivea scent, you can buy tiny compact ones for your handbag and they don't leave white marks. also being an aerosol you don't have to wait for them to dry.

                Then (and this was after comparison with other review) I looked at Boots website to see how much I pay (I shop at Boots). I normally get three-for-two offers and think I am saving money but I think I am fooling myself. If a 250ml can of Nivea Pearl costs me 2.99 GBP but I can get this far cheaper in Tesco or Poundland then I am paying way over the odds. Anyway, other costs are Fresh 1.99 GBP and Pure 2.85 GBP. Suffice to say I will look around for my deodorant buys in other stores.

                Anyway I like this product, it's never irritated my skin and also sometimes I get free tiny cans of Nivea deodorant (not the deo-compact one) when they hand out freebies at stations, so those are good to stock up on.

                widely available, also a men's version.

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                Does exactly what it says on the can! Odour and sweat free for 24hours

                After 4 product suggestions ending in 4, unwanted product pages...here is my review!!! I know the product is Nivea Pure Spray but my review includes my opinion on all available Nivea Deoderant sprays because Dooyoo don't seem to want to give me the product page I'm asking for !!!




                I am in a fight against sweat ! I don't know what it is about my body but I buy an anti-perspirant and it works...for about a month. Then I'm suffering with wet patches until I swap brands again. GRRRR!!! About 6 months ago I swapped to Nivea deodorant. I chose to try this one because it was on offer at Tesco at the time and it was just about the only brand which I hadn't already tried. I haven't swapped brands since. I'm not sure why but 6 months on it still works.

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                Nivea, The Company
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                Well I'm sure we all know that Nivea started out with just one product.... Nivea Skin Cream. It was first of its kind on the market, way back in 1911. One of the first beauty creams available, Nivea set the trend for beauty products. Since then they have made themselves into one of the most popular brands available. These days, you can buy Nivea facial care, hair care, shaving, bathing/shower, body care, baby care and sun care products for both men and women. They sell in 150 countries and Nivea products are trusted around the world.

                All this lovely info about how successful the company is and yet their advertising or website mentions nothing about how they are going to fix the world!!!

                I like to read about the companies I buy from and most of the larger, more popular brands like to advertise the fact that they are good people. They are trying to cut down on their negative impact on the environment, or that they support fair trade..... Blah blah you know the deal. Not with Nivea though. So either they don't care about these issues or they just don't want us to know that they care!!!

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                Price
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                It's a bit more expensive than other anti-perspirant but in my opinion, it's worth it. At Tesco it costs £1.88 compared to Dove's £1.82, Sure's £1.63 or Natrel's £1.65. It's only a few pence more but every so often there are special offers which increase the value for money.
                I have found it in a pound shop in Bradford for £1.50, so I stocked up! It's definitely advisable to always keep the old eyes open in cheapo shops because quite often they have popular brands like this in stock.

                I spray my underarms once a day and a 150ml can lasts me about 2 months, which is better than average for me. This could be for a good reason though. When my anti-perspirant would stop working, I would spray more and more often in a bid to get it to work! With Nivea, I spray once a day and that's it untill the next day. so it lasts that bit longer.

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                The Product
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                Nivea deodorant comes in four different flavours. Fresh, Dry, Silk and Pure. All four offer the same 24hr protection from wetness and odour. They are supposed to be "...specifically developed to reduce visible residues on the skin." They are all free from alcohol, colour or preservatives. They are all dermatalogically approved and they all are supposed to care for your skin.

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                What does it look like?
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                There is nothing strikingly original about the looks of this deodorant. All of them come in a white 150ml spray canister. The Nivea deodorant logo is near the top of the bottle with the name of the flavour in Bold print underneath. "Mild Care Effective Protection" is what it advertises in the centre of the can.
                There is a picture of a feather underneath this. The colour of the feather depends on the flavour of the deodorant inside. Red for Dry, Green for Fresh and like an orangey yellowy for silk. The new Pure flavoured one has a blue feather and bubbles going up the side of the can...ooooo bubbles! Right at the bottom of the can is a bit of advertising to try getting you to buy it. "24h Anti-Perspirant, Alcohol Free" On the back is a whole load of text about what this deodorant offers you, the usual ingredients, directions, contact details and warnings. Bog standard stuff but at least now you know what you're looking for.

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                Does it work?
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                Well in a nutshell yes it does. Nivea state that this deodorant will do four things: 1) Keep you dry for 24 hours, 2) Prevent odour for 24 hours, 3) reduce white powder marks and, 4) Care for your skin.

                It does keep me dry and B.O. free all the time. It has gone through the ultimate tests of a 13hr shift at work and exercising at the gym. My arm pits are always dry and don't smell of sweat. The smell of the deodorant does become more apparent when I'm, warm but it doesn't overpower my perfume. It's more of a background smell so that's not a problem. I haven't tried running around all night long to test if it really does work for 24 hours but I'm not sweaty when I wake up anyway!

                I have tested the white marks claim too and unfortunately it doesn't totally eliminate white marks. If the worst does happen though they are very faint and if I spray and then wait a few seconds for it to dry, there are no white marks transferred onto my clothes at all.

                Now then the "Care for your skin" claim. Like I said I've been using this for around six months. I haven't noticed much of a difference in the condition of my underarm skin but then again I didn't have a problem there in the first place. What I have noticed is that I don't get as much of a shaving rash as I used to. Also with it being alcohol free there is no nasty sting when I've just shaved. So it is doing something good but it's nothing drastic.

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                Flavours
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                The Pure flavour is Musky scent. However, unlike the Dry flavour it is not a nasty smell. It's very subtle and light. You can't even really smell it after you have sprayed which is great if you're using your own perfume.

                The silk flavour has a sweeter perfume, rather girly and delicate. It smells kind of like a flowery air freshener except not as strong. It doesn't smell overpowering or dry your throat as you spray. This one is my favourite.

                The Fresh one doesn't have much of a perfume. It just smells very plain and un-perfumed so I suppose this is for those of us who don't want a background smell. I can only smell my own perfume when I'm using this flavour.

                The dry one is terrible. I hate this one. It doesn't actually keep your underarms any drier than the other flavours it just makes your throat dry when you spray it. I don't recommend this one but if you do buy it I would open the windows when you spray or you'll regret it !!! The actual perfume smells allot like one of my client's favourite White Musk perfume which she gets from the Avon Catalogue. So I see it as and old dear's smell. I've never liked musky perfumes and this definitely smells like musk.

                So to sum it up this is a great anti-perspirant. It does what it says it will. I'm no longer having to swap brands because it is still as effective as it has always been. With the exception of the dry flavour they smell very delicate and don't overpower your perfume. It is more expensive than other brands but it's worth it. Even better if you spot it in a cheap shop or if it's on offer. Pretty good value for money seeing as it actually works whereas the cheaper brands don't work for very long.

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                24 Hour anti-perspirant protection / Leaves no visible residues on skin and white marks on clothes /