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When it comes to anti-perspirants I usually opt for whatever is on offer in my local supermarket or in my local Poundland store and in an aerosol style. I am not and never have been keen on roll on's and the likes and so when I spotted this one called Right Guard 'Women', Xtreme Dry 'Pure Spirit' I bought in Poundland knowing it was from a good brand.
This comes in a can that is aerosol style of course as I have mentioned already and the colourscheme of the long, cylinder can is a berry and white colour and to the top of of it it is activated by using the integrated push button and it comes with a see through berry coloured safety lid to the top of that. On the front of the can we are told that it is Right Guard, Women - Xtreme Dry and that it offers 72 hours of protection and that it is scientifically proven and that the fragrance of it is called Pure Spirit and that it is a 'Maximum Strength Anti-Perspirant' then on the back of the can other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and what to expect it to do for you, the ingredients are listed as well as being told how to use it, the size is also stated which is 150ml, warnings are given and contact details for the manufacturer are also given. Nice enough looking can this is and of course it is informative too.
The Deodorant Itself:
All you do to use this of course it to spray it a few inches away from clean and unbroken skin. The scent of this is rather nice sort of floral and sweet and I can't say what flowers its meant to be fragranced with but it is womanly this one rather than girly with a slightly woody undertone to it.
I find this very simple indeed to use and that it really is a spray and go product. It sprays on ever so slightly damp, leaves no white marks on the skin and dries within seconds. I can use this straight after shaving my armpits its that gentle and once I have applied it I can't feel any residue at all on my skin.
The scent of this lingers on my skin for hours and hours and it really does offer protection from nasty odours such as BO. It does this easily and although I have never relied on this for a full 72 hours I have relied on this for over 48 hours when I wasn't well and although I felt rubbish my armpits smelt and still felt fresh after all that time!
I really do like this one. Its kind to my skin, smells lovely and works incredibly well with no staining to me or my clothes and so I would recommend this one to any woman!
Available in all good chemists and supermarkets.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
For years I used Right Guard deodorant. I think this is mostly due to the fact that it was the deodorant of choice for my parents and when I reached my teenage years, my mum bought the same for me. I was never enthralled by it, even back then. With all my friends at school using floral sprays that came in pink patterned cans, I was always a little embarrassed of my masculine looking canister of Right Guard.
Until recently, I continued to use Right Guard, mostly out of habit I presume. It's often available at discount stores and on special offer so it always ended up being my automatic choice. It was only recently though that I started to consider its performance as a deodorant and decided there are far better products out there.
My job isn't particularly active but you will often find me rushing about or between the two hospitals I work for. My work is also highly stressful with tight targets and deadlines, consultants to please and cancer patients to care for. So, although it's a little unladylike for me to admit it, I do work up a bit of a sweat at times.
Right Guard is marketed as a high performance anti-perspirant deodorant. So you'd think Right Guard would live up to these claims and leave me fresh and dry all day? Wrong! Whilst the tin of deodorant says it will keep me dry and odour free for 24 hours, it struggled to even succeed in doing this over the course of my working day. The wetness, though a little embarrassing, is something I probably could have coped with. The odour however is something I would not stand for, especially in busy meetings sat in close proximity to others.
So whilst I worried if my body odour and excessive sweating was some embarrassing genetic trait, I purchased a different brand of deodorant. And the problem was solved. No underarm wetness and no unpleasant whiffs of Sweaty Betty. So after years of loyal use, Right Guard no longer graces my bathroom cabinet.
Also published on Ciao.com
We all hate the thought of smelling don't we? I have found a great way of avoiding that fear, Right Guard anti-perspirant deodorant.
Right guard has many different versions of its sprays with slightly different smells in each. I have the cool version. I have tried others but this is the one I prefer. They all perform the same and have the same effect.
This deodorant is a spray can which holds 250ml. It is dark blue and black with a dotted background making the can look textured. It boldly says "24 hour time released protection".
It says on the back
- Microencapsulated fragrance releases over time when you need it most.
- Provides 24 hour protection against wetness and odour.
- Helps to keep you feeling fresh and confident all day.
There is a push on pull off clear cap which covers the spraying cap so that it can't accidentally spray it you have it in a bag. Pretty much standard but handy.
To use this spray all you do is hold down the cap and spray it from about 15cm/6in away onto your underarms for a couple of seconds.
The spray needs to be pushed firmly as it is rather resistant and is not one of those where there is a little bit of plastic which breaks with the first spray so you know it has been used either, the back of the spray has a large piece attaching it to the back part and it does not snap so stays needing a firm hand. (I hope I have explained that clearly enough.)
This does leave a white mark on your skin. Should I wear a black T-shirt I do need to be careful when putting it on so that I do not have white marks.
The smell is nothing special, clean fresh and manly.
I find that the protection it offers me is really rather good. I hardly ever even wonder if I smell no matter what the weather or what I am doing I know this deodorant wont let me down, it lasts 24 hours like they say it does.
I don't have sensitive skin but some may find this would cause some irritation, I cannot say if it is gentle of harsh on skin as mine doesn't react anyway.
I find that each can I use lasts me around about a month to six weeks.
At a cost of £1.67 (in Tesco) I think it works out as rather good value. I never have to worry about smelling or sweat patches and feel more confident because of that.
There are one or two things to note though, this is flammable so be careful with it and it is a ozone damaging spray which some wont like.
I would give this a full five stars but the fact the spray doesn't have a little breaking piece of plastic to show it has been used and the fact it needs to be pressed hard, also the fact it leaves white marks (that is never a good look is it!) lose it a star.
This product is made by Schwarzkopf and Henkel.
Sniff sniff ... what is that? Oh no, look it's not my fault, it's been a very hot day and there's no air conditioning or fan and you can't open the windows because of the traffic and I've had to do a lot of lifting and carrying and ... oh, bloody hell, it's not my fault, RIGHT!! Sorry, I meant the drains outside........ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mega embarrassing, or what? But I don't know what the problem is, it's perfectly natural and we all go through it ... at the end of a hot and humid day, the stink of armpits, the salty sneer of (Shhhhhh!!) BODY ODOUR. Despite the very human failing of giving off unpleasant smells after a long day in the field, which affects us all at some times, this is worse than talking about sanitary towels. It's quite simply taboo... Well, the dave27 unwavering eye has decided to focus for this night's heavenly sermon on this very unnerving subject and will hold nothing back, so be warned.... No, sorry, I couldn't do it, just couldn't bear it, it's just too unpleasant, I've said enough. Instead, what I will do is give you the low down on preventative measures, that most powerful of anti stink implements, THE DEODORANT SPRAY, to whit the fabled zapper that is Right Guard, TANTARANTARANTARA!!!!! Gather near, my assembled brethren and hear the wise words of the Guru of the Bathroom, for dave27 is back in town and once again on his bathroom products kick.... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There was a day when I used to swear by Right Guard anti-perspirant deodorant in all its various flavours and formats. It was very much the first truly effective destinking product which I came across. When, like all foul little boys, I began to whiff quite badly of a hot summer's evening (around 9 or 10, I guess, based on the current state of our Lewis' pits), my dear old grey ha
ired mother's first solution was that unpleasant little product, Mum roll on deodorant, which had the unpleasant results of totally ineffective antiperspirant and leaving your adolescent armpit hair all gunked up with its slimy discharge. Things got so bad and unpleasant for me that there was a lot of name calling and unpleasantness, until in the end, almost in despair we tried out Right Guard and found almost immediately that here was a product which worked and was extremely effective. God, I remember to this day the difference that Right Guard made and the increase in self confidence which resulted. It wasn't foolproof by any means and there was still the odd day when the rancid watermelons seemed to have come to town, but on the whole I was all sweetness and light. For more than twenty years things went fine and Right Guard was my product of choice, but then four years ago the dave27 clan relocated from the grimy Midlands to the Lancashire town of Kirkham. I'm not sure what it was, it might have been the change in water, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it was actually a nervous reaction to the pressure exerted by our darling dave27-ettes each morning as they bickered and argued while they got ready for school. Whatever it was, for some unknown reason, I started developing the most terrible itch in my armpits and found that there was no longer any way that I could tolerate Right Guard. It made the condition far, far worse and was almost unbearable. There were days when literally I spent all my time scratching away in an unseemly fashion at my aching pits. It took a good couple of weeks without using any deodorant antiperspirant at all (what an awful time that was) before the itching and rash started to disappear and I could bear anything under my arms. I could no longer tolerate Right Guard at all and used to have a really bad allergic reaction. In the end I switched to a gentle antiperspirant spray from
Vaseline which while it was still extremely effective didn't provoke the same burning pit syndrome Now, I've never heard of anybody else getting a similar reaction to Right Guard and can only assume that it was just my body chemistry that caused the problem, but I suppose that if it happened to me, it could happen again, so just keep an eye out. Having said all that, I did use to really like Right Guard and find it a very good product. It kept me really dry and feeling fresh for most of the day, although I used to get sticky liquid on my armpit hair at times (foul, it made them go all stiff and yucky), and there was often a powdery white residue left on the skin which marked my clothes, but then there isn't a perfect product in this particular area, and it was by far the lesser of two evils. It also needs to be said that Right Guard is quite nicely packaged and the slim metallic cannisters look quite cool and pleasant - I used to hate the bronze coloured version (I think it was the sportsman's edition), but on the whole it's nice buying Right Guard products. Better than tampax and towels anyway! I'm sorry of this op has offended you, dear reader, or turned your stomach, but in these racy days no stone must be left unturned in the pursuit of knowledge and learning and the subject of (hushed voices once more) BO is a particularly crucial one. Oh and don't worry, I promise that I WILL NOT be giving any information out in future ops on vaginal deodorant, because there is a line which I will not cross and I believe I have found it.
I bought Right Guard Double Protection Sensitive with Aloe Vera. A big thank you to all who wrote opinions on this!! I read all the deodourant opinions and bought this after my dismal failure relationship with Sure. It is brilliant!! No sweating whatsoever. No flaking, no stinging - it even dries in double-quick time. And as I discovered - it doesnt leave those annoying white marks when you forget and accidently put your top on too quickly. I'm very impressed! I walked my 20 minute walk uphill to work and didn't feel a thing! No sweating, no wet - just dry, fresh and just like I'd stepped out of the shower all day. The only gripe is the wierd smell when you first spray this - but it only lasts about a minute then fades to a lovely fresh smell that my boyfriend noticed and commented on being really nice. You know you've got it right when your boyfriend even notices that you've changed deodrants! If you haven't tried it - do! Its even cheaper than most deodourants too.
There is little to distinguish among the range of the series although my choice would be Right Guard. Double Protection. Sensitive with Aloe Vera. true, to form, it works like a charm and has the most pleasant and inoffensive smell of the lot....a vanilla smell that complements rather than accentuates and is certainly not overpowering like ‘Original’. priced competitively at around £1.25 for 107ml (20% for the pricve of 150ml), it’s cheap and is certainly just as effective than any of the others, as the fragrence did seemingly stay with me even after 12 hours. Well worth the price and the hassle of getting some.
Sorry about obscure song lyric reference there! Although I am a woman I alwyays use a mans roll on deodorant, I don't know why, but it seems to smell less overpowering and last for longer. normally I always go for Sure but Right Guard was on offer and I decided to give it a try (unperfumed with a grey lid), however, I was rather disappointed. One good point is that the effects of the deodorant do last all day like the adverts say! However I have a lot of trouble in applying it. When I used it on an aeroplane once, the ball bit flew out (maybe because it was in a low pressure cabin?) which was a bit odd. Also, the deodorant often seeps around the sides of the ball and makes it very sticky to use. It takes a long time to dry and can leave quite bad stains on dark clothing. On balance, I will be "sticking" to Sure from now on, although sure deodorant needs to be reapplied more frequently, it is a lot easier to use and doesn't leave stains on your clothes.
I have always used Right guard, only occasionaly trying out a new deodorant, and always return to right guard. This high performance anti-perspirant lives up to all of its claims, all day freshness, no sting, leaves you feeling shower fresh and dry all day. I've played netball, decorated and cleaned the house whilst using this product, and it has never let me down. I still felt fresh and not at all sweaty and smelly. It has never left any white residue on my skin or clothes, and I have never had the can clog up. There are many different fragrances available, I tried this new Extravagant and it is very nice. Nice and light, and not at all overpowering. It is not an expensive deodorant, but definately one of the best.
In the past i have used alot of right guard products and I now really like them, especially this product. I much prefer to use sprays to rool ons but in the past a draw back has been that I risk getting sticky white marks on my clothes, not with this product i used a whle can and i did not get one mark on me, that must be a record! It smells nice and leaves you feeling fresh all day , even on hot days. It is attractivley packeged in a pink aerosol can, that can be carried about easily.
I bought this product a couple of weeks ago and I have to say it does smell nice. The drawback is that when you spray it you are covered in a white mist (not unlike the spray snow you get at Christmas!) and it feels very sticky. Also, I find it tends to stain clothes, perhaps my 'Bold' just isn't up to the job? Just don't spray it up your black jumper when you're in a hurry or you end up with 2 white patches under your arms! I would have used up the can (to freshen the kitchen bin with perhaps) but I didn't get the chance because it clogged up with snow and refused to un-clog despite my efforts. Nearly a full can too!
If you are looking for an anti-perspirant deodorant that will really keep you fresh but which won't clash with your fave perfume, this is the one for you. It has a masking agent, but very little smell, so you can wear whatever fragrance you like without worrying about the two not mixing... It is a very effective product. I don't necessarily agree with it's 24 hour active freshness claim, but it keeps me dry through the day until I bath at night. i also find that I don't have to much of a problem with powder marks on my clothes. To me it is a boon because I am sensitive to certain products. Most anti-perspirants, including the so-called unscented, make me sneeze... this is the only that I have found so far that I can use without reaching for my hankie...
Formerly a Gillette brand, in 2006 Right Guard was sold to Dial Corporation (along with Soft&Dri and Dry Idea) for $420 million as a condition for Proctor & Gamble's Gillette acquisition /