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Hi guys, I am not going to go into too many details. I am 23 years old who often suffers from increased sweating and have tried most of the deodorants available in shop shelf's.. There is the thing that most of those had a limited influence and did not provided me with that level of protection against sweating. Therefore since I tried Right Guard Extreme cool I been more confident with my self and seriously suggest it to anyone out there!
I generally have two type of deodorants. The antiperspirant, which is what I am reviewing now, and then the body spray. The difference is quite subtle but to give the short story the antiperspirant is for effect and the body spray is purely for the smell.
SO when I say effect I mean the antiperspirant qualities that are to keep me as sweat free as possible and for it to be as long lasting as possible. I have to wear a suit every day to work so this is vitally important it can be a challenge not to sweat especially on a stuffy train.
So does this work, well I think it varies. I find I can't use it sparingly and have to put a lot on in order to feel comfortable that all bases are covered. By the way I am talking about armpits here. It is rare that I sweat throughout the day so I have to give the credit to this however like I said I do use a lot at a time. This means that the bottle really does not last long, and I only get about a month's use out of it, but then it is only a 150ml bottle, which is smaller than the 250ml which I find more ideal.
There isn't really a noticeable smell but like I said I have a body spray which provides the smell, and I did not buy this for that reason at all. It does have a freshness to it which is nice but definitely not noticeable to others. The difference between this and other Right Guards is that it is the Xtreme version which means it is apparently maximum strength but I don't really see the difference. Now apparently it gives 72 hour protection which I think is a vast exaggeration but then to be fair I spray this every day so don't know if the 72 hours is correct but it will take a braver man than me to find out.
It does remove body odour which is great and essentially if you don't sweat, then you don't smell so it is a two in one solution. In terms of price this costs £1.83 currently on the Boots website, but I got this on offer myself for the tender sum of £1.50 which I think is good value for money. Initially it seems amazing, but with how long it lasts I can just leave it as being good value.
Overall this is a very effective antiperspirant and a staple in my cosmetics collection, however I do feel that it could easily be replaced and I will be on the lookout for an improvement so please let me know if you find any.
I've tried a few spray deodorants over the years and they've all pretty much done what they set out to do: keep you dry, stop you from smelling bad. I have to say though that none has ever felt so downright aggressive as (take a deep breath...) Right Guard Xtreme Cool Maximum Strength 72 Hour Anti Perspirant with Air Conditioning Effect (phew!).
You can tell it's mean to be a bit different from the moment you pick the can up. At first it seems like a regular, slim, 150 ml blue can with a pop off top but when you grab hold of it you notice that it has ribbed sides as if you need help in gripping a can of spray.
Then when you actually spray it under your arms you find how powerful the spray itself is, as if it's actually driving something into the pores of your skin. Perhaps that's what the "Air Conditioning Effect " is, an added fan to put more power behind the spray? It does leave a little white residue so be careful of that. It's not a huge amount but it might leave some marks on a black top.
I will say though that it is instantly cooling on the armpits and that feeling stays around for ages. And it smells nice too. It's not a perfume at all but a menthol, eucalyptus aroma with a touch of mint. It smells really nice and fresh and it lasts for hours.
As for the promise of 72 hour protection, well I'm sorry but I can't tell you how accurate or otherwise that claim is. I mean, would anyone really want to apply this and then leave it for three days without another spray? It's good and I get the impression that Right Guard are really trying to say they've developed something really special here but it's not really all that much different to all the others. You spray it, it stops you sweating and smelling. And that's it.
Overall would I recommend this spray? Yes, especially if you can get it from a pound shop like I did (June 2013). But I wouldn't feel like I'd have to make a special effort to buy this one over any of a hundred other sprays though.