Product Type: Nivea Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Pearly Pits! Nivea Deodorant.
Nivea Pearl & Beauty Deodorant
Member Name: Kitchenbunny
Nivea Pearl & Beauty Deodorant
Advantages: Lovely smell, good value
Disadvantages: Takes a long time to dry
While looking through the shelves of travel-sized miniatures for rally toiletries, I noticed a dinky glass bottle of roll-on deodorant. The small-sized version of Nivea's Pearl & Beauty Roll-On Deodorant contains 25ml of product, compared to the full-sized 50ml bottle. I thought this would be perfect, so I bought it. I wasn't disappointed.
So, first thing first - the packaging:
It comes in a lovely, straight glass bottle with a bluntly rounded cap made of white plastic. It has a graphic of some pearls on the front in pearlised pink with the traditional Nivea logo near the top. I like the simplicity of the design and feel it looks good on a dressing table. The shape is such that you could easily locate it in your bag.
The deodorant claims it is perfect for beautiful, smooth underarms and that it is ideal for use after shaving. It contains pearl extracts to leave you feeling smooth and cared for. There is no alcohol or colours used in it, and the version I have been testing claims it gives 48-hour protection. A lot of other roll-on type deodorants have been making the 48-hour protection claim lately, so I was interested to see whether it lived up to it.
The cap twisted off easily, and at first glance the roller ball beneath was dry. This is not uncommon, as the product settles in transit and dries when on the shelves for a time. An index finger pulled across moved the ball enough to see the glistening product sliding on. The smell was one of the first things I noticed. It smells beautiful - almost like a perfume. The scent is quite warm and floral, quite unlike any of the "fresh" fragrances normally found in roll-on deodorants. This would work well with perfume, and as you warm up so does the scent, so you could get away without it.
I was keen to see whether I could use this deodorant immediately after shaving. The milky consistency did go on smoothly and felt luxurious, and it didn't sting at all. One big disappointment is that it takes a very long time to dry, so if you need to dress in a hurry it could put you off. However, when dry it leaves a powdery barrier against day to day sweating.
A quick look at my armpits midway through the day reveals the product seems to be working. There is a bit of white residue built up in the wrinkles but it isn't overly noticeable. The scent is still as fragrant as when I put it on and there are no signs of sweat. I have tried this product while doing the odd aerobic workout and, while I have sweated through the deodorant, I haven't smelt afterwards.
As for the 48-hour claim. I took this with me to a bike rally and applied it on the Friday morning before we left. Throughout a warm and very humid day it was fine and still seemed fresh at the end of the day. I woke up on the second morning and had a sniff, and I could still smell the deodorant rather than me - all good. I didn't put any more on to see if it would last for the rest of the second day. It did. Before bed on the Saturday evening I had a smell and, OK, so it wasn't as fresh as when I'd first applied it, I didn't smell bad. As we were leaving on the following morning and could bathe when we got home, I didn't apply any more. For daily freshness, apply it daily but if you accidentally forget then you won't be caught out.
Overall, I think this deodorant is good value for money. The only downside I have noticed has been the length of time it takes to dry - otherwise this is a great product. I've been using this miniature version for a few weeks now and the product doesn't seem to have gone down very much. At time of writing, the product retails at around £2, but careful shopping around will find an offer.
I would definitely buy this product again. I couldn't possibly comment as to whether my armpits look more beautiful, but they do smell nice and feel a bit smoother.
Summary: Good Product but not so good if you're in a hurry
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