Product Type: PerspireX Antiperspirant / Deodorant
Newest Review: ... I had no confidence at all. I found that when I first used this product that it stung a little under my arms. This abated after the first f... more
Definately has the Perspire X Factor!!!
Member Name: onlyliana
Advantages: Completely dry underarms and no odour.
I hate having wet patches under my arms. It makes me feel uncomfortable and gross, as well as being hugely embarrassing. I find that when I am conscious of being sweaty under my arms I pretty much pin my arms to my sides for the entire day which is hugely uncomfortable and probably makes things worse.
This was recommended to me by a friend and I have never looked back.
The deodarant comes in a small blue and white plastic, roll on bottle. It's quite small and compact but comes in a small box, which I tend to just recycle.
It's looks quite clinical and medicinal, not something I would ever pick off up the shelf unless I already knew about it.
***Price and Where to Buy***
I purchased mine from my local Boots store. It is priced at £7.15 for 25ml. It's quite steep when you think of the price of the cans of Anti-Perspirants it's surrounded by on the shelves, but when none of the other ones work for you I would recommend shelling out the extra money.
The company website states that it is available in Tesco and Superdrug. I have never purchased it from either of these stores so not sure whether it might be a bit cheaper there.
***About the product***
Obviously the feature that attracted me was that the antiperspirant claims to,
'...give you seriouly reliable protection against excessive perspiration and odour. So effective, one application will work for 3-5 days.'
It's apparently "clinically proven to provide the best protection from sweat and odour".
***How does it work?***
This comes straight from their website as I am not very good with science.
" Perspirex works so effectively thanks to its alcoholbased, aluminium chloride and lactate solution. This reacts with the water in your sweat gland, forming a kind of plug that seals the sweat glands temporarily halting sweat production. And unlike water-based antiperspirants that quickly cease to be effective, the Perspirex formulation ensures it keeps on working. The plug is naturally dispelled over the course of a few days with the natural shedding of dead skin cells."
So basically it plugs up your sweat glands...
***Using the product***
The instructions state that for optimum use you should follow the instructions exactly.
Three steps to follow:
* Apply Perspirex at night just before going to bed.
* Apply to completely dry, unbroken skin.
* Wash as usual in the morning, but do not reapply.
Maintain sweat and odour control by applying Perspirex 2-3 nights per week, or as often as needed.
Very easy to do. I have found that you shouldn't apply it for at least 24 hours after shaving under your arms or it will sting like mad and start itching.
I'd also recommend keeping your arms up for a while to help the solution dry quicker, either that or blast it with your hairdryer on a cool setting like I do.
I tend to use this mainly during the summer months as that is when I sweat more. On first starting to get into the routine of using it I apply it every night for the first 3 nights and then every 3 nights thereafter.
I would also suggest wearing loose clothing or sleeveless tops at night when you have the product on.
The application is very easy, just roll it on. Be careful about how much you apply though as it does have a tendancy to spread quite thickly which means it takes forever to dry.
The smell isn't at all appealing but neither is it horrible. It has a slightly chemically scent but that disappear once it has dried.
It is also very easy to wash off in the shower, you don't need to scrub, just wash as you normally would.
I cannot praise this product enough. I am the eternal sceptic and was convinced that this one of those 'revolutionary' products that never lives up to it's claims. This actually works.
No wetness or odour, exactly like it promises. It is a bit of a pain to put it on every night and wait for it to dry but is totally worth the hassle. It can also irritate your skin if you don't follow the directions properly but, the again, that would be completely your own fault.
If you are thinking about buying this and are put off by the price I would recommend you go for it. It'll be the best £7.15's worth of antiperspirant you've ever bought.