Product Type: Sanex Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Sanex Dermo Invisible Anti-Perspirant Deoderant
Member Name: ryeb
Sanex Dermo Invisible Anti-Perspirant Deoderant
Date: 29/05/12, updated on 29/05/12 (60 review reads)
Advantages: Smells nice, last most of the day but..
Disadvantages: Doesn't last anywhere near 24 hours for me, slow to dry, does not eliminate white marks entirely.
I am always happy to try a different deodorant, so I buy whatever is on offer or new in the shops. A little while ago, I came across Sanex Dermo Invisible Anti-Perspirant deodorant in Savers for £1 for 250 ml. I bought the spray version, but it is also available as a roll-on. It claims to last for 24 hours so I decided to give it a try.
WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO
The spray is both a anti-perspirant and a deodorant. As i mentioned above, it claims to offer 24 hour protection, whilst allowing your skin to breathe. It also claims to moisturise your skin, leaving it softer and smoother. Lastly, it minimises white masks.
I bought the version with a pinky mauve top. It doesn't seem to have a name for it's scent. The can looks much the same as any other spray, but I did find it easier to hold than some due to the fact there is a grove to accomodate your hand near the top. The cap comes off easily, to reveal the spray button. This is responsive, and delivers a good amount of the product at once, whilst still feeling gentle. I also liked the fact the spray works even if you aren't holding the can exactly upright, which makes it easier to apply. It continues to work efficiently even when the can is nearly empty.
USING THE DEODORANT
The spray feels cool and relatively pleasant when it hits your skin. My underarms do feel quite damp shortly after applying it though, and slightly sticky to the touch. It also takes a fair amount of time to dry - I don't feel that I can put a top on for at least 15-20 minutes. Once it has done that initial drying, the sticky feeling disappears and I am not aware that it's there, other than when I get a whiff of it's scent. The perfume is nice and fresh, and it reminds me of lemon sherbet after a time. It isn't too strong, but it does last most of the day.
Firstly, I will say that I have never come across a deodorant that lives up to it's claims of lasting for 24 hours, or longer. I suspect few people want to put this to the test for that long, but I think that if a product claims to last 24 hours, it should be effective for the 12 hours or so that I need it for. I found that this did work for the majority of the day, even when I was working outside, doing heavy digging in warm weather. However, after having applied it at around 7 am, I found it to have ceased working well by about 4 in the afternoon. I began to feel sticky under my arms, although I never got as far as developing a damp patch on my clothes thank goodness! I also felt that I was not smelling fresh any more, and I needed to change my top. This is obviously not going to last 24 hours for me. I am not someone that sweats a great deal either.
As for the claims that it leaves skin softer and smoother, I can't say that after using it for a month, I noticed any difference to the condition of my skin. It didn't cause any irritation or dryness though. It did leave a white mark on at least one t-shirt, which is especially disappointing considering how long I had to wait for it to dry. I noticed that the wording on the can states that using this "minimizes" white marks rather than guarantees that they will never appear. So to be fair, I must credit Sanex with the fact that the majority of my clothes did escape unscathed.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS?
I think the smell is nice, the can is easy to use, and the it works effectively as a deodorant for most of the day. Therefore I would say it is worth trying. However, if you were buying it because you needed a deodorant that would last 24 hours, then judging by my experience, I don't think it would be effective enough. I also wouldn't buy it for it's skin conditioning properties. For the price I paid I was happy enough, but I won't chose the brand over others in the future.
[This review also appears under my username on Ciao.]
Summary: An o.k deodorant but it doesn't last the stated 24 hours for me.
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