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I have only seen the Radox Deodorant in my local Poundland so not sure if it is available anywhere other than Pound shops. I do like to stock in in Pound shops and there can be some pretty good bargains to be had there - but you do have to watch what you are buying as things may not be as cheap as you think compared to Supermarkets - anyway enough about Pound shops and on to the Deodorant in question.
I have bought this Deodorant on more than 1 occassion. Perhaps when I say it isn't my favourite will have you wondering why I keep buying it. Perhaps I have a memory like a Fish but perhaps I do think it is alright but there is definitely better for me out there.
The tin for this looks alright. Just a simple aerosol which isn't all that bright coloured. Perhaps in keeping with the Daily Elements so perhaps just a more muted and simple look for the name.
The scent of this is nice. It is just a fresh airy scent and a decent sized squirt of this will leave you feeling fresh and with a gentle scent behind.
So what do I not like about this? Well it does keep me fresh and dry when I first apply this but after a few hours I feel that I am kind of damp and although not soaking wet I just feel that Deodorants such as Dove do work better for me. I can't say that I sweat bad, but perhaps I sweat a tiny bit more than some people may. Although you can still smell the light scent of this later in the day I would say after an hour the scent has nearly disappeared and it is just a gentle hint that was left behind.
I would still recommend a try of this and yes I admit that I have bought this on more than 1 occassion but that is more due to the fact that it has been handy and cheap. It is still a lovely scent though.
I bought some Radox daily elementals from poundland as I do with most of my deodorants these days. They had a few different fragrances but my favourite was the Pure Clear one. It comes in a pink bottle which is a 150ml in size and is an aerosol spray.
The deodorant is an anti-perspirant and contains minerals which are supposed to make it kind to skin. It also goes on clear to minimise white marks.
I find the smell to be nice and fresh if a little old fashioned but the subtle floral fragrance doesn't fight for attention with my perfumes so I like it for that alone.
Although I do find it gentle if I have just shaved my arm pits then it does sting a little when first applied. The claims about it going on clear seem to be correct as it doesn't leave a heavy white coating on my arm pits like some anti-perspirants can do and it doesn't mark my tops either.
The scent of the deodorant smells quite strong when it is first sprayed but it fades really quickly and as I mentioned it doesn't fight for attention with my perfumes. It does a good job with keeping me dry all day but only when doing light tasks. When I exercise I find that this isn't strong enough to stop me from sweating but I didn't really expect it to as I bought it as a deodorant to wear every day.
The scent might be subtle but it is long lasting and I can still smell it at the end of the day when I am changing my clothes after work.
For a pound I think this deodorant is great value and although the smell isn't my favourite it does have a nice floral fragrance and I appreciate the fact that it is both gentle on my skin and doesn't ruin my clothes with white marks.
I can be a bit fickle when it comes to brands. Occasionally, I will buy exactly the same brand I have used before, but often I will be tempted away by a special offer, a shiny new product or pretty pink or purple packaging.
But the last time I bought a deodorant, about two weeks ago, I made a point of buying the same brand I had bought the time before - Radox - and specifically from the Daily Elements range. I did, however, try a new fragrance variety! I bought the Soft Pearl this time, instead of the Fresh Aqua I had previously purchased.
The deodorants are both aerosol sprays and in smart, but simple packaging. The Fresh Aqua is a pale green colour, while Soft Pearl is a pale lemon. They boast 'Essential minerals' which seem to be the in thing at the moment, though I'm not really sure what they do! The packaging boasts the deodorant is kind to your skin and alcohol free, as well as lasting the full twenty-four hours.
I have tried the product after shaving my armpits and found there was an initial cold sting, but this lasted just a second or two, and then was fine. I haven't noticed any white bits or residue left on my clothes either, so it scores well on those two points.
For me, the main things I want from a deodorant are a reasonable price, a lovely smell and a deodorant that lasts a long time, so I don't need to keep re-applying it. Radox Daily Elements anti-perspirant deodorant delivers on all of these. It costs £1.78 for a 150ml bottle, though I bought this from our local chemist, so you may well find it cheaper in supermarkets and discount stores. This lasts me around two weeks, but I am well aware my three teenage daughters use it too, often when they think I'm not looking!
The fragrances are lovely too - fresh, but with an almost perfume-like quality to them and I'm sure you could use them as body sprays too. The Fresh Aqua variety is quite unisex and smells fresh and sporty, a blue-green kind of smell. I prefer the Soft Pearl one, which is much girlier - peach, mandarin, a pale orange kind of smell.
They do seem to last well too. If I move my arms, I get a whiff of the fragrance, instead of anything stinky. I exercise on the Wii Fit Plus most days and this anti-perspirant masks any sweaty smells very well - though I usually re-spray after exercising, just to make sure. I think I would feel confident wearing this for twenty-four hours though, if I had to.
The only aspects of this product I am not so happy with are the environmental ones. I am a big fan of recycling and the bottle does say 'Please Recycle' on it, but no clues as to how or where or even what the can is made from. It isn't plastic, so I couldn't put it in the plastic recycling at Sainsbury's and it isn't a tin, so our local council would not collect it. So I usually end up binning these. (Any ideas?)
Similarly, I tried to check Radox's policy on animal testing, but could not find anything official and there certainly isn't anything about this issue on the packaging. Radox is owned by Sara Lee and in this article -
it states that Sara Lee does not test on animals, but I am not sure if it is completely reliable. I have tried the BUAV and Vegetarian Society websites, but to no avail. I have emailed the Radox website and will update this review with any reply I receive from them.
Apart from these environmental concerns, Radox Daily Elements anti-perspirant deodorant performs well on every level. It is a good price, there are a variety of fragrances to suit everyone, it lasts well and works. If you don't like aerosols, you can buy the range in 50ml roll-on deodorants.
UPDATE - I received a quick reply from Radox and am happy with their response below.
Thanks for getting in touch. The aerosol cans are usually made from
aluminium, and your local council should be able to advise where there
are suitable recycling facilities in your local area.
Radox products don't contain animal derived ingredients, and the
products aren't tested in animals.
We would like to assure you that Sara Lee does not use or request animal
testing on any products, ingredients or combination of ingredients,
unless explicitly requested by national or international regulatory
authorities. In the rare event of such requests, it is Sara Lee's policy
to explore all viable alternatives to conducting tests, including the
reformulation of products and the use of alternative ingredients.
Furthermore, Sara Lee has decided to increase its production complexity
and costs by labelling its products outside the European Union with
extra information rather than conducting any animal tests."
I have always preferred to use sprays when it comes to deodarant as I prefer the instant smell you get with them compared with roll ons. I have never been too brand specific with them though and tend to go with which ones are on offer when choosing.
I bought this one from Superdrug as it was recently on buy one get on free so I got two for around £1.30. A bargain :)
The one I am reviewing is the cool air fragrance. It comes in a 150ml can and claims to be a deodarant made with essential minerals which cares for your underarms. It is alcohol free so it is gentler on shaved or sensitive skin. It states that one spray offers you 24 hour protection.
The can is pleasing to the eye. This one is a plain blue colour with a white head. It has the "radox" logo and a picture of a pebble and some clouds to go with the cool air fragrance.
It is simple to use, press down the head and a spray comes out. The spray is light and not over powering like I have found with some of the cheaper deodarants.
I put this on each morning before work, so far I have found that it doesn't stain my clothes and haven't had the horrible white transfer to my clothes that some deodorants give you.
The smell is nice, it is light and not too over powering. As I wear perfume as well I don't like strong deodorants but I do like to smell the freshness as I put them on.
So far I have found no need to top up this deodarant during the day and it does seem to provide all day protection, however, I have only been using this in the winter months so obviously the real test of its staying power would be during the summer.
I recommend this deodarant as it has a pleasant smell, works and doesn't mark your clothes which for me is all you can ask from a deodarant.
I prefer to use sprays as I have found roll on deoderants have felt sticky and take a while to dry so the promise on the bottle of "a quick spray" that will "last all day" appealed to me.
Another reason for buying it was my usual reason for buying something lately, it happened to be on offer! I got it a while ago for a pound in superdrug. I usually get either dove or soft & gentle as I find them reliable. Having enjoyed the radox range of bubble baths and shower gels I felt this was a bargain from a reliable brand and definately worth a try.
The fresh aqua scent that I have comes in a slim bottle and the colour strangely enough is an Aqua blue. The main point seems to be the natural minerals that are good for the skin. There is a picture of a rock (to symbolise the mineral aspect and a picture of water on the front of the bottle). The packaging is quite nice.
I found the smell nice and fresh and didn't feel it was too strong. It does keep me dry all day if I spray in the morning until I get in from work. I shower and spray again when I get home so can't honestly say if it does last a full 24 hours as promised but have no reason to think it doesn't.
There has not been any problems with white marks for me and I have never had any irritation either. I do not feel the need to wait a while after shaving before spraying as I don't need to worry about this deoderant stinging me so the promises of being gentle on the skin seem to be true.
I would recommend this as it smells nice, looks nice and keeps you dry which is really all you need. The fact that it is also gentle on your skin is great its not overly expensive and available in most shops you would expect.
Radox Daily Elements Cool Air Anti Perspirant Deodorant
I have in the past been a Dove stick girl, however, when I saw this in my local supermarket last year I thought I would give it a go.
The reasons being
a) the price & BOGOF offer
b) the claims that it soothes shaved skin
c) will still keep you fresh and dry
d) lightly fragranced
e) I love Radox products especially their relaxing bubble
~~~ History lesson ~~~
Radox have a massive range of products that have contain a mixture of herbs and various aromas. They are a company that have been in existence for over 100years. There slogan "100 yrs of me time" is something we would all wish for. They were one of the first companies to release the shower gels with a hook ( my piece of wisdom passed on to you for free !!! don't thank me all at once now !!)
~~~ Back to why I gave it a go ~~~
I was also impressed that it claims to reduce bacteria, as we all know this is what produces that "stay away I won't to be single" smell that some deodorants let through.
I like deodorants that have a light fragrance because they won't work against your perfume. There's nothing worse than going out with 2 different aromas fighting for dominate attention from the guy you're with. Oh yeah, girls we also need to avoid that "bloody hell, its smells like Boots in here" comment as he walks into the bedroom.
~~~ The product price & packaging ~~~
As I mentioned above this range of deodorants were on offer at £1.49 for roll-ons and £1.99 for aerosols. I choose the aerosol simply because I have in the past found roll-ons too sticky. There was a choice from 5 types, these being :
* Cool Air
* Fresh Aqua
* Gentle Clear - anti-white marks - for sensitive /
* Pure Clear - also anti-white marks, but not as
sensitive as the Gentle clear
* Soft Pearl
The Aerosols I choose were the Cool Air and Gentle Clear.
The reason for choosing this later one was, simply for the fact that it was anti-white-marks and good on sensitive skin. The sensitive on shaved skin reason held for the first choice along with its claims for being geared towards a busy morning person.
All the deodorants in this range (including the Roll-ons) are alcohol-free. (I normally frown upon a statement such as this - however - in deodorants I do welcome it - simply as they tend to be kinder to the skin.
The sprays all come in tall soft coloured cans with varying colours and a soft picture on the front.
~~~ The moment that counts - feel & experience ~~~
I have used both sprays over the past few weeks - the Cool Air during the week and the Gentle Clear at week-ends when wearing black tops / dress.
I was very impressed with the Cool Air's quickness at drying. It does spray on quickly and there wasn't the sting when applied to shaved underarms. I was really pleased that the fragrance was light and not overpowering. 'He' didn't come out with his usual " smells like Boots.." comment - so that is a sure sigh there weren't 2 aromas in competition.
The Gentle Clear was also pretty quick in drying time and very gentle on freshly shaved under-arms. I was a little sceptical about the claim to minimise white marks but was pleasantly surprised that because it goes on clear, there were no marks at all. I was also worried that because it had a clear applied quality to it, it may be a little sticky or leave a sticky residue. Again I was pleasantly surprised to find it wasn't sticky.
Both the deodorants kept me dry for between 6 - 8 hours. Because they are Anti -Perspirant Deodorants their job it to both reduce the perspiration the body produces and masks the smell produced by sweat.
Well I can honestly say this product does its job very, very well. I highly recommend them. I am going to try the other cans but am really hooked on the Cool Air & Gentle Clear.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my review on this product - I would suggest you check them out especially if your local supermarket has them on offer.
(also on ciao)
After asking my mum to get me a new deodorant while she was at the shops she came back with one of these.
I believe she got it from Poundland (no awards for guessing the price...) but it can also be bought from the usual places such as supermarkets, Boots and Superdrug.
The type she got was the same as in the photograph above, 'Cool Air'.
The 150ml deodorant comes in the normal canister most deodorants come in. It's not very eye catching mostly being white with a purplely coloured label 'daily elements' and the green Radox branding label.
This deodorant claims to soothe skin, be alcohol free, keep you fresh and dry, reduce bacteria and odour, and only be lightly fragranced.
Well I'm sorry but if that's lightly fragranced I'd hate to smell their idea of a strong smell.
The scent itself is not even pleasant; it smells like a cheap boy's aftershave, very strong and over powering.
It also does not last. If I spray this on a morning just driving to work 20 minutes later I can sweat through it. So later in the day it offers no protection what so ever.
I find it also feels greasy on your skin which I suppose is a bit different to the powdery feel I'm used to but maybe it's the power aspect that works where as this does not work for me at all. If I didn't have so much h guilt about throwing things out I would have but at the moment I used it as an emergency one when I can't find my reliable one.
This Radox product is manufactured by the Sarah Lee brand.
As I had such success with the Radox Mineral Scrub/Shower Gel I bought, I decided to go for the Daily Elements deodorant. The fact that it was also one of the few proper brand names in the pound shop may have slightly influenced my decision!
My version is not actually the one in the picture - the scent is 'Cool Air' and it's a blue canister (in fact it's the spray version of the roll on listing for this..if that makes sense?!). It's a pale blue can and shows a picture of some rock and sky, presumably to represent the elements, though I have to say I can't really identify with that as I don't come across many rocks on a daily basis.
Anyway, the deodorant itself does last a good few weeks using it every day. It's also very mild in that it doesn't sting at all, even after shaving. It is freezing cold to spray on at this time of year though! I don't really like roll ons because they feel all sticky and not clean to me.
The scent is quite refreshing, not old lady smell or random chemicals or anything like that. It does have a lovely clean, fresh scent, that perhaps has a touch of flowers added. It's kind of hard to describe what 'cool air' smells like.
On the front it says that it's an anti-perspirant deodorant with 24 hour protection. I think that might be a slight exaggeration, although it does last for a good few hours and I guess it depends how much you spray on. 150 ml.
Having used various shower gel and bath soaks from Radox I was quite suprised that I had never used any of their deodorants instead favouring other brands. Well that was until I bought two of the deodorants on a buy one get one free offer. Within the Daily Elements range are a fragrance each for men and woman and one for both. I have chosen to review the mens deodorant because it is one of the ones I bought when I spotted the offer on a recent shopping trip.
The 150ml bottle looks stylish and very distinctive as with all other radox products. It has a "dry stone" look with a picture of stones. Not quite sure how stones can be linked to the deodorant but anyway. The deodorant is very easy to use with a simple plastic button which as you press it the spray comes out Just like most other deodorant sprays. The bottle is either a white one or a greyish bottle depending on which one you pick up.
**The Smell and anti perspirant**
When I was in the shop I decided to spray a little from the tester and was very pleased with the smell of this deodorant. It is a very fresh cool and fruity scent which gives you a very fresh subtle scent throught the day. The anti perspirant part works extremely well and will give sweat and odour protection without the dreaded white marks that some competitors are guilty of. This is certainly one of the top anti perspirants on the market in both scent and protection.
This is a very good anti perspirant deodorant which will give great protection even in a wide variety of different situations. It is also rather inexspensive compared to some of the competitors. You can find it for £1.99 on a buy one get one free offer and I am sure you will be able to find it even cheaper somewhere. So summing up Radox Daily Elements Dry Stone gives you Great protection at a great price.
Radox aily Elements Deoderant
This deoderant is not my favourite of these types of products. I first bought this item when it was on buy one get one free in Morrisons and I thought it was a bargain. I did not actually realise until I reached home that this product is designed for both men and women.
The odour of this deoderant is not my favourite by far, it is not sweet smelling (which I tend to go for) and I think that it smells quite manly.
The deoderant comes in a 150ml bottle and is grey in colour, it has a white lid which can easilly be popped of and underneath this is a white buttom which need to be pressed down to release the spray.
This product claims to :
-Soothe shaved skin (possibly - I have not noticed personally)
-keeps you fresh and dry (i suppose it does)
- reduced bacteria and odour (it keeps you smelling fresh but I am not keen on the smell of the deoderant)
To use this deoderant you need to spray around 15cm away from your skin.
Give it a try, you may like it xx
I bought this product to try when it was offer for buy-one get one free, not my usual brand of deodorant, as a dancer/dance teacher I need an anti perspiant that really works. And as I tend to wear a lot of black, I also want a deodorant that doesn't leave white marks. This can of deodorant really appealed to me, sitting on the shelf, the lilac colour of the can really stands out rather than the usual boring white! Also on the front is a picture of pebbles which I assume is to represent the 'pure clear' fragrance. It also makes several claims on the front, Anti white marks; 24hr proven protection and care; and enrich the skin with essential minerals.
The can is not too big at 150ml so it fits well into my bag, I like the cool fresh look too.
On the back of the can there are 6 claims:
- Dries clear - minimise white marks
- Soothes shaved skin, alcohol free
- Keeps you fresh and dry all day
- Reduces bacteria and odour
- Dermatologically tested
- Lightly fragranced
My Thoughts on these claims
I found that yes, the deodorant does dry clear, No more white marks!! Great! I just sprayed it directly onto the top I'm wearing to check it out, and I can confirm that this claim is definitely true!
It does leave your skin feeling soft and soothed, even after shaving, no stinging.
It does keep you dry all day, and being extremely active (and prone to sweating!) I was very impressed by this - not many deodorants have impressed me this much.
I really liked the fragrance, light and not overly perfumed, it really suited being named 'pure clear'. Not sure about the reducing bacteria claim - I would have to get my petri dishes out for that one! But the fragrance does last all day.
I really liked this product, and I will be buying this again in the future. There are 2 other fragrances available - cool Air and Fresh Aqua, perhaps next time I will give one of them a try.
These cans of spray deodorant are currently on sale at £1.99 in Tesco, and will be available at a similar price in other stores.
A light, sporty unisex fragrance / Lightly fragranced /