Product Type: Nivea Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Nivea Pearl & Beauty Deodorant Spray
Member Name: karalouk
Nivea Pearl & Beauty Deodorant Spray
Date: 11/12/12, updated on 07/01/13 (77 review reads)
Advantages: Effective, Okay scent, Not tested on animals, Gentle on skin
Disadvantages: Can leave white marks, Not my most favourite scent, Exaggerated 48h protection claims
I'm quite fussy as far as deodorant is concerned. I know which ones are my favourites, which ones to avoid and which ones are just 'okay'. A deodorant that I use quite often is Nivea Pearl & Beauty.
The deodorant comes in a 150ml aerosol can. The can is white and the lid is a pearly purple colour, which I think makes the deodorant look quite attractive and womanly.
The smell of a deodorant is very important to me. A lot of deodorants smell chemically and wrong. Nivea Pearl & Beauty has quite a nice scent, not my most favourite scent I admit, but it's certainly not bad. It has a kind of florally smell to it. It's a scent that I'm happy enough to smell (and happy enough for anybody else to smell) throughout the day whilst I'm going about my business, but as I already mentioned it's not actually my most favourite scented deodorant...
Nivea Pearl & Beauty contains no alcohol, colourants and is dermatologically tested. It is said to contain 'precious pearl extracts' (hydrolyzed pearl is listed in the ingredients) which are said to give you 'soft, beautiful underarms'. It's really kind to my skin. I have never had irritation whilst using the deodorant, even after shaving. My underarms always seem soft and smooth whilst using it.
The deodorant states that it has '48h confidence, anti-perspirant protection' which I think it a little bit of an exaggeration - I don't think there will ever be a deodorant that protects for 2 days! However the deodorant is very effective and I am happy to wear it all day long, usually without the need to re-apply (depending on my level of activity of course. I would want to re-apply if I were doing lots of exercise etc). In my experience many anti-perspirants don't tackle perspiration like they promise to and some anti-perspirants even make perspiration worse! I feel confident using Nivea Pearl & Beauty and know that I won't get clammy or wet underarms, which can cause wet patches on clothes and destroy confidence. I applied today's deodorant about 3 hours ago, I just touched my underarms (nice!) and they're bone dry.
The directions state that you should hold the can 15cm from the underarms, spray and allow to dry before dressing. I have experienced white marks from this deodorant on a few occasions unfortunately. It's not so bad if you're wearing light colours but if you're wearing something dark and getting ready for a big night out, you could be in for a bad surprise! Make sure you shake the can vigorously and don't spray it too close.
Nivea is owned by a brand called Beiersdorf. On the Nivea website is states that no Nivea/Beiersdorf products are tested on animals and they use alternative methods of testing. I wouldn't want to use any deodorant that was tested on animals. Unfortunately this is not stated on the can, which I find a bit silly.
Nivea Pearl & Beauty deodorant can be found in most supermarkets and pharmacies etc. It generally costs around £2.00, which I think is a reasonable price. You can quite often find it on offer too. I'm happy to recommend.
Summary: A surprisingly good deodorant.
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