I feel a little embarrassed writing this, but ever since I hit puberty I've really struggled with my underarms getting very sweaty. I've tried around 50 deodorants/anti-perspirants over the years, but never found anything that worked like I needed it to and kept my underarms dry and fresh. That was until a couple of years ago when I decided to pick up Mitchum Roll On in Powder Fresh.
I know it may seem a little crazy to describe this product as life changing, but for me this is exactly what it has been. I used to feel very self concious because most days sweatmarks would show up on my clothes, I could smell myself and feel the moisture and I'd be so frustrated because nothing would work for me for more than an hour. But then I found this and I promise you, hand on heart, that I haven't worried about my underarms since and have never picked up another deodorant or anti-perspirant.
The packaging is nothing special. A simple mint green plastic 100ml bottle with a plastic lid and a roll on applicator. The design is simple, just text and the brand logo. It definitely isn't something that stands out, but if you read my review you'll see that it is worth trying out and stands out for all the right reasons.
I only have to use this product once a day. When I get out of the shower, I'll quickly roll this under my arms. For the first 60 seconds after application, it feels quite wet but this quickly goes away and I'm left with a completely dry underarm with a powder fresh scent.
I can be sitting on a beach, I can be in the middle of an intense exercise session but I just feel very clean and don't feel like I have to worry about the sweat coming through my clothes or feel uncomfortable at the thought of that damp feeling under my arm. My underarms are just always fresh, completely dry and soft. I suffer from severe anxiety, which as you can imagine can make you sweat a lot, and even if I'm in the middle of a panic attack, I'm not even thinking about whether I'm sweating whereas in the past if this happened, the sweating would be another thing racing through my mind making me feel even more anxious.
I can't even begin to explain the difference Mitchum has made to me. I remember what my thoughts used to be like, everyday it was "Can people smell me?" "Is there sweat showing through my clothes?!" "I feel so embarrassed" "I need to spray deodorant!" but these thoughts never happen now. Mitchum Roll On is a miracle product.
The texture of the anti-perspirant is quite thin. The roll on applicator is smooth and comfortable and I have no irritation when applying this product. Apparently this contains anti-bacterial protection which is a bonus and claims to last 48 hours. I shower each day, so I can't verify that claim but it definitely lasts between showers and doesn't wear off. The longevity is incredible.
Priced at only £2.89 it is a product that is very affordable and very effective. I've tried other versions of Mitchum Powder Fresh ( stick and spray ) but they don't work for me like the roll on does.
If you have trouble with your underarms then PLEASE pick this up and give it a try. I'm not going to promise it will work for you, because different things work for different people but honestly, this has made such a difference to my life and the way I feel about my underarms.
I have always struggled with wet patches under my arms (all year round- how embarrassing)
I tried the normal deodorants with no success, then I went for the extreme ones you put on the night before, wash off in the morning and apply normal deodorant (these were great but itched no end at night preventing me from sleeping)
Then I was told about Mitchum- it's stronger than the usual sure, dive etc but less strong than the £6 jobs from the chemist (which burn) and so I gaff it a go
This was 2 years ago now and I still use this daily,
I don't know whether it would be ok for 2 days as I don't feel comfortable trying that and in the summer I still get wet patches if I just use this, however it doesn't smell anymore (which is obviously great) and I tend to use the stronger ones if I will be out and about in the heat
I would recommend this to those enough have perspiration problems but do not need a strong product, the smell is lovely and I can still smell it a long time after applying it which reassures me that if I can smell that I'm safe
It takes a shield to dry (about 5 minutes) but I put it on first and dress last and in that time it's done- I'd rather do this then have that wet feeling all day using A different product
It's also regularly on offer and I'd under £3 which compared to the previous I feel I'd a small price to pay compared to the results
I have been using the Mitchum deodorant roll on for as long as I can remember, my mother swears by the Mitchum products and she directed me to us the roll on during my sweaty teenage days, I have stuck with the brand ever since and still find it to be the best deodorant on the market.
The roll on version of Mitchum comes in three varieties: unscented, powder fresh and shower fresh, my favourite is powder fresh as I like the faint clean, girly scent of the powder fragrance, the smell is not overpowering in any way and does not interfere with the perfume I choose to wear, however the scent gives me the reassurance that I smell clean - rather than smelling of sweat.
To use this deodorant you use the roll on ball underneath your armpits, the formula is very liquidy and a lot of the product can build up on the roll-on-ball resulting in a heavy application. I do not find this product very fast drying, in fact it feels like it takes ages to dry. Sometimes i notice a white ring around my armpits where I have applied this product, it also (annoyingly) leaves white deodorant marks on clothes if not left to dry thoroughly, however in my opinion waiting for this deodorant to dry is the only downside to this product.
This deodorant holds up very well on me and i find the antiperspirant to be really effective and long lasting throughout the day. I would credit this deodorant with keeping me sweat free however i do notice the odd occasional sweaty pit if I become really hot during the day, luckily this deodorant keeps my sweat and odour to a minimum. I have tested out many other deodorant brands and have found nothing that is as effective as Mitchum, I must have bought over 50+ bottles by now and don't plan to stop any time soon which proves how loyal I have become to the brand.
Mitchum is available at all good chemists, pharmacies and supermarkets, a 100ml standard size bottle costs £2.75, however it can often be found on offer or on buy one get one free deals. I would say it is slightly more expensive that other deodorants on the market, however I feel the strength and reliability of this product is worth the extra cost.
Mitchum Roll on antiperspirant deodorant
Why would this be right for you?
I chose this deodorant after trialing many roll on and natural alternatives. I got fed up of being wet under the arms, even if it didn't smell nasty it was still soggy and not what I wanted. This product was on offer and claimed that it was effective for up to 48 hours! I wanted to remain confidently dry in the arm pit area and not have embarrassing wet marks on show.
Is it a quality brand that I can trust?
Are there any brands out there that you can completely trust? Revlon make Mitchum and claim to avoid testing on animals so if that is important to you then you need make up your own mind about them. This roll on does contain aluminium - not great but once again you are empowered with the knowledge and can make your own decision. It's not natural so if that is an issue this is not for you. Does it keep you dry and smell fresh? Lets find out.
Is it an impressive package?
On the whole, yes. It's one of the better designed and presented roll on's that I have tried. It looks and feels quality.
Can Mitchum perform where many others have failed?
I'm not going to spoil the ending by answering that at the beginning. I shall entertain you with wet facts, strange smells and an experience of going from wet to dry first.
As I have a health condition this means that my perspiration is more impressive than normal. But, that is restricted to the left arm pit. My right arm pit does perspire very well but not on the scale of my left side.
I really wanted natural deodorants to work for me. I wanted to avoid aluminium if possible. I don't like sprays so roll on is my choice. The salt crystal deodorant worked for me initially of a fashion but if I did activity it began to struggle and I became wet. Wet and soggy. Not nice. At that point an odd odour prevailed and put me off. I've tried Body Shop, Green people, Aubrey organics and all have failed to keep me dry - I know they work by not stopping perspiration but my goodness I was wet through.
I gave in and opted to go the chemical route. I just couldn't stand being wet and stinky. I began my trial with Mitchum. I have sensitive skin and under the arms I have suffered burning previously from the Green people and Aubrey natural roll on varieties. On clean, showered skin, I rolled on the Mitchum. This was at night and I intended leaving the area alone until the following night - risky for me with my record of impressive perspiration.
The first thing that I noted when unscrewing the cap was the lovely, fresh, fragrance. I actually smiled as it felt naughty but nice to be treated to this wonderful aroma. I thought if I remained smelling like that under my arms I would be very happy. The ball glided over my skin. At this point I will say that my underarms were not freshly epilated as I'm not that brave and it's really not advisable. One stroke of the ball was ample coverage, I didn't want to overdo it.
The coating felt damp for a good ten to fifteen minutes and for this reason I have stuck to night application rather than daytime so that I don't have to hang around waiting to dress. Once dry all is good. I've had no irritation at all which has been a pleasant surprise being as the natural ones did cause broken, burnt skin and swelling.
The fragrance is noticeable for about an hour afterwards but then only detectable if I contort myself in order to sniff under my arms - not something that I make a habit of doing but for the trial I thought it necessary.
I'm not especially active in the evening as it's time to wind down. Even so in the past I could very easily become wet under arm. I went to bed with dry armpits. During the night I don't normally have damp areas under the arms and this was consistent whilst using the Mitchum.
On rising in the morning I am fresh and don't feel any need to apply more deodorant. After a morning shower I haven't applied the deodorant - but haven't vigorously washed under the arms so as not to deteriorate the application of Mitchum.
During the day I remain completely dry. Both underarms, even the naughty left one, remain dry. I have been using this deodorant for almost a year now so have been in a number of different situations - some stressful where I would definitely have perspired and been wet. Mitchum kept it's promise and lived up to it's claims of up to 48 hours protection. I really would not have believed it if I hadn't tried it.
This stuff lasts ages as I only need to apply it once per day and only stroke it over my arm pit area once.
On the website they have a caption (heading) that tells you to 'love thy pits'. I now love my pits as they are fresh and dry and smell beautiful! I used to be paranoid about my horrid wet pits and needed to carry stuff around with me to change into or freshen up with - now I am free to enjoy my day and night.
Price and availability...
Widely available in supermarkets and chemists. Look out for offers in Sainsbury's and Boots.
100ml normally retailing at around the £2.00 mark.
If you want a reliable way to keep your wonderful arm pits dry then I can recommend this to you. I have sensitive skin and unlike the natural alternatives (which disappointed and were so much more expensive) this one didn't cause adverse reactions to my skin. The bottle is good quality build and I have not experienced any problems to date with rough edges or drying up on the ball. The product is used once per day and lasts ages. Mitchum performs very well as it promises and lasts me the full 48 hours every time. The company (Revlon) claim that they are cruelty free which is important to me. Unfortunately this contains aluminium which I have tried my best to avoid - I was going to knock a star off for that reason but I trialed this to see if it could perform where others didn't - it did. It deserves Five stars from me.
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(c) Dawnymarie 2013.
I am a very active person and in the course of the day will almost always have ran, cycled or walked somewhere. I also train 3-4 times a week. Sadly I am one of those people who starts to sweat as soon as I start any activity, even walking. I guess it's down to years of training meaning my body has adapted. Or maybe I'm just unlucky.
It's uncomfortable and embarrassing having sweaty pits, let's face it. I've tried a fair few deodorants over the years - sprays, roll ons, creams, mineral sticks, prescription deodorants (eugh!) you name it - and the only one which I've found to work without stinging is Mitchum.
I try to always stock up when it's on offer as it can be expensive (my last batch was 2 x 100ml bottles for £4 from Sainsburys); but if I've ran out completely I will pay full price. I've been burnt in the past just 'making do' with something else for the sake of a pound or so and it really isn't worth it. It really annoys me when companies state '24hr, or worse 48hr protection!' It's so unrealistic. In my opinion, Mitchum is the only one which comes close.
The great thing these days is the new fragrances. When I started using it there was no choice but original, but now there are:
*Shower fresh - has a clean, soapy smell, similar to pantene shampoo
*Powder fresh - smells like a floral fragranced talc. I've read a few other reviews where people haven't been keen on this but I rather like it.
Some other older reviews have referred to white or yellow stains and I do agree that this was something which I did notice before (I have been using this product a LONG time). However, Mitchum appear to have reformulated / rebranded as 'Mitchum Advanced Protection' which states on the bottle "Minimises White Marks."
In addition, there are two sizes of bottles: 50ml which are great for travelling and 100ml which last a while.
If you sweat a lot, like I do, using Mitchum regularly definitely reduces sweating. I'm not sure of the science behind it but it does. I've read a few reviews where people have said it makes their underarms dry, but on the flip side it does sound like they don't experience excessive sweating and so perhaps the formulation is too strong for them? As I have used the product for many years and have never experienced this.
Thanks for reading!
I brought this product for one reason... it was on offer for £1 while I was doing my cosmetic shop. I tended to use a Dove product previously, however when I needed a new deodorant, my usual one was fairly pricey. So, I purchased this one in its place to give it a go as it cost a pound.
I took it home and gave it a go for a few weeks. Upon first use, it actually smells rather nice. The actual application is pretty good, the bottle is quite easy to hold and the ball moves around nicely, rather than being one of those kind that hardly moves and where you have to give it a prod with your finger to get it moving. I applied it prior to putting my make-up on, expecting it to dry pretty quickly as my previous one had. I didn't apply it too thickly as I've never needed to apply too much. For the first few days, I decided it didn't seem to work that great, so I started to apply it a bit more i.e thicker application! Bearing in mind it didn't dry particularly quickly, it took even longer to dry. On the days when I hadn't applied a lot of it, I ended up not taking my cardigan off at work for the entire day. See, if I had some kind of sweating problem, I wouldn't have been too bothered... but I don't!
After a few weeks, I had got the knack of applying it thickly so that I could actually not have any embarrassing patches! However, I also realised that my work tops were starting to suffer! My black tops had developed white stains under the arms which didn't come out in the wash!! To add insult to injury... my white tops had developed odd yellow stains under the arms!
I saw the bottle through to the end, which didn't take a particularly long time since it needs thick application to actually make it work! I wouldn't ever buy it again regardless of whether it's on offer or not! The fact it takes so long to dry is very irritating in the mornings. I'm not joking when I say it takes longer to dry than to put my make up on! I can overlook the stains to my work clothes at the moment, as they're inherited from my sister's wardrobe clear out until I can invest in my own, so at least they can go in the bin, hopefully soon!
This product seems to be a pretty common deodorant to find around, I've seen it in many places. The price tends to vary, although I've seen it on offer a fair bit. I paid £1 for mine in Wilkinsons, but it can be found for around £1.89-£3 in other places. Personally I wouldn't bother. I've gone back to my previous product... it's worth the investment!
Mitchum offer a fair few varieties of deodrant these days. In the past it was pretty much a "one size fits all" type of deodrant. A roll-on and a spray deodrant were available but then other varieties, or should that be fragrances, appeared. Well you know how it is, you may have used the same brand and fragrance for years but when those new ones are there to tempt you, you think "why not". Enter the powder fresh version of our beloved Mitchum.
Over the years Mitchum roll-on deodrant has proved to be an invaluable perspiration controller. If you use it each day it definitely has a long term effect. The original non perfurmed version has been our mainstay for years so how much different can the powder fresh one be? A lot it seems.
Fragrances are very personal and what may smell awesome on one person may smell dreadful on another. So bear this in mind when I tell you that the powder fresh Mitchum deodrant is dreadful.
It has the same sweat stopping properties but with a lingering odour. For us it was reminiscent of being a child. Why a child? Well it reminded me of a particular old lady, who due to health reasons had let her personal hygiene routine slip. Instead of good old soap and water, talcum powder was liberally applied over any offending perspiration. You can imagine the effect. Sadly that is the memory that the powder fresh Mitchum evoked.
Whilst it did control perspiration it did not perform as well as my tried and tested unperfumed Mitchum. Instead it seemed to leave that stale talcum powder smell emitting each time I got overly warm.
Would I buy it again? Perhaps if there was little else available but I doubt it.
The next Mitchum product to tempt me could be the gel form but is it worth the risk?
About two years ago I decided I needed to change my deodorant as my old brand had made my underarms very dry. So, I went to Boots deodorant section in anticipation of finding a new deodorant and came out with this one.
Powder Fresh Deodorant
I actually like all the Mitchum deodorant smells and tend to swop between the scents. The scent of all the Mitchum women's deodorants is quite subtle, one of the reason I chose this brand, and the powder fresh smells a bit like a cross between freshly washed clothes and talcum powder is probably the best I can describe it. The deodorant is roll-on and the roll-on applicator ball gets the deodorant on smoothly with an even layer.
The bottle is quite simply designed with basic text, telling you its advanced control, 48 hour strength and protection deodorant and in small letter it's says it minimises white marks. It's a big bottle for deodorant, with 100ml inside. I quite like the fact its not in a fancy bottle and that I've never seen an advert for it, I believe it's been on the market a long time so must sell for the quality of the deodorant itself.
Does it Work?
Yes, is the simple answer. I've never tried it out for 48 hours but it certainly keeps me BO free for 24 hours and I also find I don't sweat under my arms when I'm wearing it. I would say I'm about medium when it comes to perspiring, I'm not really sweaty but if I don't wear deodorant I would quick quickly get sweaty underarm and BO. It's never dried my underarm skin and it doesn't sting when I put it on after shaving under my arms either.
At £2.50 or so it seems quite expensive, however the bottle is considerably bigger than most other deodorants on the market, so I suspect ml for ml it costs around the same as something like Sure. One bottle lasts me about 4 months, I don't find I need to apply as much as with some other brands therefore I think it's actually good value. Also it is often on offer in Boots or other stores and I try and buy it then.
All in All
Definitely the best deodorant I've come across yet, so it gets a 5!
I have been using this mitchum advance control roll on deodrant for about 2 years now and im so glad that i found out about it, after having my little girl i started to sweat really bad and it was so horrible and upsetting as i had never had this until after i had my little girl and as alot of you know it can be very embarrassing especially if you are out and about or you are out for the evening and have a lovely dress on it can make you feel very unhappy.
Mitchum roll on is great it has a lovely smell and is powder fresh and makes you feel so clean and dry, it has a 48 hour strength and protection so keeps you dryer for longer, all you have to do is shake the bottle and apply evenly, i have found that i only need to use these a few times a month as it keeps me so dry that if i use it more than that it then starts to make me itch as my skin has really dried out.
You can buy this from lots of places such as boots superdrug tesco sainsburys at around £3 they also do it in a stick cream and a spray it really is worth a try if you have a problem with sweating , i have used it for just over 2 years now and find that i can now use normall deodrant like dove etc as this has really helped me.
I've been using Mitchum deodorant for several years now, as I do tend to sweat quite a lot and need a heavy duty anti-perspirant which Mitchum seems to lead the pack on. Over the last year or so, however, I've begun to notice that the formulation must have changed, and I've been frantically searching for an alternative so I can stop using it!
First of all, why have I been using it for so long? Well, it really does work. The bottle claims 48-hour protection, which I've never tested because, well, I still like to wash every day regardless of whether I'm sweaty or not! I do find though that it lasts a day of work, sports, dashing about a city on holiday, whatever. It really does work.
The specific version I'm using at the moment, Advanced Control, also claims to minimise white marks. I'll say that it does, but it doesn't necessarily leave clothes unmarked, the marks just aren't white. That's strike one, as far as this goes. It does take quite a while to dry and feels a bit tacky and gross for a couple of minutes, which means I can't dash out of the door quite so quickly, and it does somewhat spoil the shower-fresh feeling. Once it is dry, however, it's not noticeable. I've noticed a few marks on some of my tshirts, which rather than being white are somewhat greasy-looking and dark. Not that pleasant but mostly do wash out.
There isn't a huge choice of scents as far as Mitchum goes, which isn't a problem for me as I prefer mine to be either unperfumed or shower fresh, both of which are within the range.
So the deodorant works, smells inoffensive and doesn't completely ruin my clothing, so why am I desperate to change it? Well, it has started literally burning my armpits! I noticed this a couple of times after chopping and changing deodorants, and finally linked it to when I've been using Mitchum. I recently picked up a newer version, hoping they would have sorted it, but no, it's definitely this deodorant.
I mentioned this to a colleague who confirmed she had also suffered this, and a quick Google proves we're not the only ones. I believe the culprit to be the aluminium zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly. While I couldn't tell you what half of that means, I do know that I have suffered reactions to metals in the past before and have heard of it causing irritation in deodorants. Yes, it causes them to work, but sadly at a cost.
To say that this irritated me would be a vast understatement. It wasn't even a case of it burning after shaving. No, this would appear innocent enough upon application but throughout the day I would get an intense itching which, frankly, was quite embarrassing when I had to constantly scratch my armpits. I once made the mistake of bringing Mitchum with me on holiday, having not used it for a while. As I had nothing else to use, by the end of the week I had been scratching so I was almost bleeding and there were visible chemical BURNS on my armpits.
I've switched to the aerosol now, having not found a suitable alternative to Mitchum yet that can keep me fresh and dry, and do find that the aerosol doesn't cause me to be irritated...yet! Interestingly the spray does not contain as much aluminium, and of a different form.
If you suffer from heavy sweating and need a good strong deodorant, I would recommend this, but if you suffer at all from skin sensitivity please be forewarned! You can find these deodorants from supermarkets, Superdrug, Boots etc and they are generally priced at around £3 with deals often on such as BOGOF. I find that a bottle will generally last me about two months.
Although I don't suffer with body odour, as a teenager I started to get sweat patches. Not only was it embrassing it would often ruin my clothes!! I tried lots of products and then my aunt advised that I try Mitchum as she has a similar problem.It worked instantly and stopped the problem. No more patches!!! Ten years later I still use it and feel fresh all the time. On the times I have stepped away and tried a different product, probably a cheaper one, I have always regretted it and ended up going back to Mitchum. Yes, it is on the pricey side compared to other deodorants but it lasts longer and works!! Well worth the money!I will always use this product and would always recommend it!!
I first tried Mitchum's Powder Fresh roll on deodorant because it was recommended by a friend. She has been raving about how much she loves the scent! I decided to try it for myself when I saw it in The 99p Store, as I knew it is usually sold for nearly 3 times as much. [£2.89 in Boots and Superdrug, for 100ml.]
I have used Mitchum products before and have found them to be good in general. Powder Fresh is both an anti-perspirant and a deodorant, and is said to minimise white marks, to last 48 hours and to be quick drying although I far from agree with all those claims.
The roll on is in quite a chunky bottle which makes it easy to hold. Most importantly for me, the roller ball moves smoothly so it is comfortable to apply and easy to do so evenly. The roller head is larger than those of the deodorants I normally use, so you need fewer strokes to cover the under arm area. I wish I could say that the deodorant feels pleasant on my skin once applied but I find that it is the opposite. It feels wetter once on than others I have used, and it leaves my under arms feeling distinctly sticky for some time. Far from being quick drying, I think this is one of the slowest I have ever used. I don't feel comfortable and dry enough to put on my clothes for at least 5 minutes, if not more, which is not convenient in the mornings! At least I can enjoy the scent while I wait. I would describe it as a fresh scent, quite similar to baby powder or talc. I can easily imagine that not everyone will enjoy the aroma. I would recommend trying to sniff a roll-on before you buy, as it is a distinctive smell and strong at first.
Once the products dried, my under arms feel fine. When I used this on work days when I was office based and in mostly air conditioned premises, I found it kept me dry and sweet smelling untill the end of the working day. My problems came when I used it on a hot day on the allotment, wheen I was moving heavy bags of compost and manure up and down a hill. After a very short time, I had a wet patch under both arms and in another hour I felt much less than freshly scented! [And I can't blame the manure!] I have used it several times since then in my latest part time job as a gardening trainee, and it has yet to perform as either a deodorant or as an anti-perspirant. I now keep it for days when it isn't too warm and I am not going to be active, as I don't want to waste what's left. Nevertheless, it never really lets me feel confident. This coupled with the fact it takes a long time to dry, and feels unpleasant whilst doing so, means I won't repurchase.
As I can't get the deodorant to work 24 hours, I have not risked putting this products 48 hour claims to the test. I can't imagine many people would want to do so, bar a few travellers perhaps. I do agree with the suggsetion that the product causes minimal white marks, as I have seen none on my clothes, even on a black t-shirt. The other thing to say in its favour is I found it gentle on my skin. It didn't cause any irritation, even when I used it quite soon after shaving.
In conclusion, this product smells nice but didn't work for me in "heavy-duty" circumstances. I used a Superdrug own brand spray afterwards, and I found that it easily outperformed Mitchum as regards leaving me dry. If you don't spend as much time as me getting sweaty, this may work welll enough for you! If you want to try it, I suggest you check the poundstores first, as it is in stock again at my nearest 99P and Poundworld shops as of yesterday. Otherwise, you can currently buy it in Boots on a 2 for £4 offer. This is not an offer I will take up myself though!
[This review also appears on Ciao, under my user name.]
In my constant search for a good deodorant, I came across mitchum. I personally have never seen much advertising for this brand, and maybe why it has taken me 20 years to try it !!!
The powder fresh-roll on is part of Mitchum's Advanced Control range for women, there is a range for men which is called the Endurance range. You can choose from roll-on, spray or the deo sticks.
The bottle is a pale peppermint green colour which is available in the small travel sizes or standard bottle.
Many roll ons tend to dry overnight, so application can be tricky sometimes. Not with Mitchum. The ball stays moist so that application is always easy. Plenty of liquid comes out so I only roll it twice. I do wait a minute or two until I dress to avoid losing any of the deodorant to my clothes !.
The mitchum Slogan is that you can "skip a day". Although I have never had the need to go 48 hours without having a shower, this deodorant is super effective, and even after the hottest of days, shows no signs of letting me down. I also do not get wet patches, which was a huge problem before.
The Mitchum range isn't the cheapest on the market, but I say you get what you pay for. They are usually retailing at around £2.50-£3.00, but I tend to buy them when they are half price at the supermarket, or when they have a good discount.
I find a bottle tends to last me around six weeks, on use of once a day.
Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrate - 25 %Anti-Perspirant
Aqua (Water) , Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate , Laureth-23 , Glyceryl Stearate , Magnesium Aluminum Silicate , Laureth-4 , Polysorbate 20 , Lauric Acid , Cetearyl Alcohol , Behentrimonium Methosulfate , EDTA , Xylitol , Fragrance , Linalool , Butylphenyl Methylpropional
Mitchum's deodorant and antiperspirant range has been around for years quietly going about its business of being one of the most effective brands around. Until recently Mitchum has kept a relatively low profile in terms of advertising but the brand has always had a steady reputation; now, though, with new packaging and a higher profile, Mitchum products are commanding more attention.
The powder fresh-roll on is part of Mitchum's Advanced Control range for women (the range for men is called Mitchum Endurance). Both ranges include aerosols, roll-ons and gel sticks in a variety of scents as a well as a non-scented version in each formulation. Certainly in the UK Mitchum products are much easier to find these days with some of the supermarkets carrying the range whereas in the past you'd have had to buy from somewhere selling a wider range of personal care items.
With the new, more contemporary looking packaging Mitchum may be looking for a new generation of customers. In the past they've possibly relied to some extent on verbal recommendation and now, with the strength of advertising through social networking media and the like, they've realised that the product needs to be visually appealing to get noticed, especially with some of the well known brands introducing similar products. So gone is the middle of road rather old fashioned green, and in comes a fresh pale green for the ladies' range and a strong dark green for the mens' products. The different fragrances in the ladies' range are easy to spot as they can be identified by the colour of the writing and the Powder Fresh products are denoted by pink type.
Mitchum clain that their products are so good that they claim 'you can skip a day' and say that they have been clinically tested to provide 48 hour wetness protection. It sounds like a realistic claim though not one I have fully tested it as I have never had the need to go 48 hours without washing.
Mitchum products contain Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex which is apparently the magic ingredient that makes them so effective. I'm not an expert so I can't comment on the pros and cons of particular ingredients but to know that Mitchum products are approved by dermatologists (though exactly which dermatogists is unclear) is a reassurance I'm happy to accept.
The Powder Fresh roll-on contains Aloe and Vitamin E which is meant to keep the skin on your underarms soft. This antiperspirant has a mild fragrance that has a slight talcum powder smell to it and a very gentle floral aroma. While you can certainly detect the fragrance, it's very gentle and it's not going to compete with any other scented products such as body spray or perfume you might wear on top of it.
After application you need to wait a couple of minutes before dressing, otherwise it becomes sticky and is not as effective. It applies easily, not too thick but certainly a good amount comes out with one roll of the ball, which is slightly larger you'll usually find with a roll-on. In my experience the ball doesn't dry up between uses and always rolls nicely first time. The information on the bottle is fairly standard in that it advises not to use the product on broken skin; I have used it immediately after shaving my underarms and haven't experienced any irritaiton.
I would prefer a product that dries a little more quickly but given its effective performance I'm willing to compromise. Mitchum's roll-ons never fail to keep me dry and fresh smelling, even on long hot days on holiday or when making long journeys.
I'm quite happy to wear clothes of any colour when using Mitchum roll-ons. The formulation is designed not to leave white marks on your clothing, but, as with most products of this kind, you must ensure you allow it to dry properly before dressing otherwise this can't be guaranteed. Furthermore it doesn't discolour the armpit areas of shirts, whether they are whites or vibrant colours.
Mitchum Powder Fresh Antiperspirant Deodorant roll-on outstrips the competition and is the only brand I've found so far that lives up to claims of endurance. It's easy to find and although it isn't the cheapest roll-on around it's staying power and ability to keep me dry is worth paying the extra for. It's currently £2.89 in Boots but they often do three for two offers.
Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrate - 25 %Anti-Perspirant
Aqua (Water) , Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate , Laureth-23 , Glyceryl Stearate , Magnesium Aluminum Silicate , Laureth-4 , Polysorbate 20 , Lauric Acid , Cetearyl Alcohol , Behentrimonium Methosulfate , EDTA , Xylitol , Fragrance , Linalool , Butylphenyl Methylpropional
Before I finish I have to mention that in the United States the shape of the bottle differs to that in Europe. The North American bottle has a flat topped cap meaning that you can upend the bottle when you are almost finished; the rounded top of the European packaging makes this impossible. Revlon/Mitchum - please make all of the bottles flat topped!