Product Type: Sanex Antiperspirant / Deodorant
Newest Review: ... face of the scent offender. As a male of advancing hirsuteness, it didn't surprise me that 'Sanex for men' had found itself in my co... more
Sanex Men Active Aerosol Deodorant
Member Name: 1st2thebar
Sanex Men Active Aerosol Deodorant
Advantages: Works effectively if your doing nothing physical
Disadvantages: Insipid scent
Sanex anti-perspirant for men
Dermo Active Control
24H protection against wetness and body odour
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Merciless to sweat glands
When it comes to clinical body cleansing, Sanex appears to be a brand that has undergone laboratory testing since its creation. I can't help but feel that the brand's development is still being vigorously worked on by those scientific types who drift onto our TV screens claiming incredible results when it comes to odour and wetness - they call it protection. Protection from what, I'm led to ask myself? Protection from my own active sweat gland that just by chance creates unsavoury whiffs that other people would find sociably unacceptable. I'm hardly protecting myself from my own demonic excretions. In fact I would say that perspiration is good for you, it cools your exertive body down and sweat glands should be able to do what they're intended to do. They rid us of all those toxins that we incessantly feed ourselves, thanks to our diets. Work life is designed to employ our sweat glands at maximum effect and due to global warming our environment has also helped to employ our pores to excrete to its hearts content. Now duly to nasally sensitive types, this natural bodily function of sweating is now deemed as uncouth, and an avalanche of 'protection against wetness and body odour' products have saturated the hygiene and body beautiful market. Not only do we have to avoid perspiration within stressful conditions, but we all have to smell delightful in the harshest of work environments. Even those who prefer to endeavor in their 'odeur corporelle' body musk, gets squashed eventually as a quiet word distinguishes the whiff to a deadly floral TCP scent the next day. Regardless of the stench, a quiet nod and a warm sympathetic smile greets the blushing face of the scent offender.
As a male of advancing hirsuteness, it didn't surprise me that 'Sanex for men' had found itself in my cosmetic cabinet which is growing by the month - thanks to the great offers occupying the high street shelves of recent - 'Sanex for Men' antiperspirant - One pound fifty five pence for a 250 ml canister. Their products were on a cut price rampage in January, boasting of a new masculine fragrance, created by scientists in white coats and black rimmed glasses who'd masterminded the ultimate male scent. That being; freshly cut lawn grass, mashed in with 'Morning Fresh' washing up liquid, and marinated overnight in the clinical clean scent of Brylcreem hair gel. Put it this way, the scent doesn't grab you like a 'Brut for men' - in fact the only means of smelling the scent is if I stripped down to my stringy vest and shoved a naked armpit into the face of a work experience student at that perfect height of 5ft 2inches. Not that I did this for review research purposes. That'll be 'insanex!' - Instead I braved it and simply sniffed myself.
There is something obscenely pretentious when words such as 'Dermo' or 'Anti-irritation Complex', is used as a marketing ploy on the canister. Their use of scientific jargon irks me - there universally used sentence of 'approved by dermatologists' carries no buying impetus to me - partly due to the reason that all anti-perspirant products nearly always get dermatologic 'approval' of some means. Hence, that the product is allowed to be in contact with human skin, and therefore not alleged to being harmful, or known to be harmful. On a positive note, I've had no ill effects so far, then again, I'm not allergic to roll-ons or canister anti-perspirants - although Sanex in it's 4pt font states 'Sanex, keeps skin healthy' - I've not seen any remarkable improvement whether its skin elasticity or gloss, there is an apparent softness. This could be down to the product containing 0% alcohol; alcohol dries out the skin considerably, so that's a tick in the box for this product The logo showing the nodular 'D' in an orbiting arc - reassures skin sensitive consumers of its 'approval' authenticity.
SanEX for MEN? Unless she has a fetish for grass.
Testing the 24 hour protection of wetness and odour, of course determines whether you've had a shower or bath during that day. Funnily enough the scientific jargon on the canister doesn't convey this - if the case is bath-time/shower-time is scarce 'Sanex Dermo Active Control anti-perspirant' would barely paper over your own cultivated body musk. I recommend a fuller robust scent. The same goes for hardened labour workers whose own body odour would swamp the mildly insipid nasal tones offered by this sensitive product.
Marketed directly to the sensitive skin type, the graph orientated grey lined design on the tubular canister is bewildering inane; it's neither a mathematical graph with axis points, nor is it a scientific auto-cad modeled snapshot of how 'Sanex Dermo Active Control', interacts with skin. The ultra marine gradient stipulates clinical scientific testing, and it peaks into the plastic user friendly push down nuzzle. Spray 15 centimetres away from your skin, for maximum effect. Like in all scientific measurements precision is paramount.
Sanex for men is only effective if mild exertions are the order of the day. Whether or the 24 hour wetness and odour protection works efficiently while frolicking on a rugby pitch or energetically kicking shins during a game of five a side football, I doubt it will be effective to cater for such excitement. I don't want to risk being called into a meeting on the 'importance of maintaining personal hygiene'; on page 195 in the staff handbook.
3/5 product rating.
Summary: Made specifically for the clinically inactive
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