Product Type: Sanex Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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This deodorant is far from being the pits!
Sanex Dermo Extra Control Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
Member Name: redhead78
Sanex Dermo Extra Control Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
Advantages: Smells gorgeous, lasts all day, very reasonably priced, packaging can be recycled
Disadvantages: Takes a long time to come through on first use, slight overkill on packaging
There are very few things, cosmetics/toiletries-wise, that I am brand loyal to. With shower gels, make up, conditioners etc I will generally either buy one that is on offer or one that I've read good reviews of and don't tend to stick to one in particular. An exception to this is when it comes to deodorant. I am very very attracted by particular fragrances so when it comes to deodorant I always stick to either Nivea or this Sanex Dermo Extra Control.
As a rule I always prefer the fresher range of smells when it comes to things that I put on my skin rather than anything too fruity or floral and both Nivea and Sanex fit the bill perfectly so whenever I see either of them on offer I always stock up. A few months ago I found this Sanex on offer at only 99p each for the 50ml tube of it instead of the usual £1.50 RRP so I picked up a few to put in the cupboard. As I do tend to buy in bulk I never run out of deodorant, but if I did, to be honest I would still only buy either of these two even if they weren't on offer. But as these tubes last me a couple of months usually 99p isn't a bad price at all!
The Sanex deodorant is readily available and wherever you find a shop selling these kind of products you will usually find the Sanex too. I have yet to come across a deodorant that 'stands out' on a shelf becuase of it's packaging, they all tend to be pretty much of a muchness really. This one doesn't really stand out either. It comes in two parts; a translucent white-ish base part and a blue lid. Well, I say lid but it is actually the blue part that houses the deodorant stick and the whiter part is the lid, despite it being on the bottom of the tube (if you look at the picture it might give you a better idea of what I mean!).
The labelling states that this gives extra control, contains micro talc (how much more micro can talc get than a fine white powder??), that it doesn't contain alcohol and that it lasts for up to 48 hours. On the back is the usual company contact information, list of ingredients and, importantly for me, the fact that the packaging can be recycled after use. Bonus point to Sanex.
To get into the Sanex you have to hold the whiter part and twist the blue part which then comes out easily. The deodorant dispenser ball is located in the top (or rather bottom, when it's all put together properly) of the blue part and to use it you simply raise your arm and rub the ball part over your armpit a couple of times.
On first opening and using the Sanex I started to get slightly frustrated as it seemed to take an inordinately long time for any of the creamy product to actually work it's way on the ball so it could be transferred to my underarm. I seemed to be standing there for ages until it finally came through. That, however, is where my complains with this Sanex deodorant end.
The fragrance that comes through as soon as you take the lid off is beautiful, just like the Sanex shower gel. It's a really nice clean and fresh smelling product with a slight hint of citrus in the background and all of those are transferred onto your skin when you use it. As soon as I spread this deodorant onto my underarms it immediately makes me feel fresh and, more importantly, makes me feel like I smell fresh too! It goes on easily and only takes 2 or 3 rolls under each arm to give good, longlasting coverage.
Some people prefer sprays when it comes to deodorant but I've always preferred roll-ons. This one particularly doesn't leave any white marks on darker clothes and although roll-ons do tend to take longer to dry than sprays this doesn't really bother me as I tend to put this on then 'do my face' then get dressed, so my natural routine allows for drying time anyway. I always feel like the creamier consistency of roll-ons provide more of a barrier to any sweat that might be trying to work it's way through too - probably me just being silly, but it gives me added peace of mind!
So how does this Sanex perform during the day? Well I, personally, am very impressed with it. I'm quite active and either walk or cycle most days, even if it's only into town and back, and this combined with all the daily home tasks, especially in the warmer weather recently means I like a strong smelling deodorant that lasts a while and I don't want to have to be reapplying through the day. My Sanex deodorant performs well and definitely leaves me feeling reassured that I am smelling fresh. Obviously on really strenuous bike rides or walks that involve climbing mountains there is going to be a limit to how well any deodorant performs, but at the end of such an activity, whilst I might not be feeling as fresh as when I started, I don't feel like I stink either!
As to whether the claims that this can last up to 48 hours are true I can't really comment. Personally I don't know why any company would go out of their way to either make a deodorant that lasts this long or to make these claims as there are very few people I know that don't shower or bath every day and I, certainly, would never go 48 hours without showering. Even if there was the odd occasion that I didn't shower one day I would still, automatically, reapply deodorant in the morning so would never put the claims to the test.
The only slight (and this is me being very picky for the purpose of reviewing!) issue with this deodorant could be that the bottom of the packaging (effectively the lid but upside down) is a bit of overkill really. I've never seen such a big lid on any other brand of deodorant so I'm not sure what purpose such a big one has here. It seems to me to be a bit of a waste of plastic. But, as the whole thing can be recycled after use I suppose this isn't as environmentally annoying as it would have been were those two little inverted arrows missing from the label (label or lable?? I never know!).
All in all I am very happy with this deodorant. I like the price of it on offer, although at full price it's still not too extortionate, I LOVE the smell of it, so clean smelling, quite zingy and refreshing to use and I like that it leaves me feeling as though I smell nice all through the day without feeling the need to reapply it. It is a product that I buy over and over again and would recommend it if, like me, you like the fresher spectrum of fragrances. I will happily give this deodorant 5 stars.
PS: It's only while I've been writing this review that I've realised that it's de-odor-ant, duh! I'd never separated the different syllables before to realise that the word 'odor' is in there. Hard to believe I have a degree isn't it?!!!
Summary: A lovely fresh smelling deodorant that I happily recommend and repurchase often
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