Product Type: Sanex Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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Sanex Natur Protect - about as natural as my hair colour...
Sanex Natur Protect Deodorant
Member Name: lolly23
Sanex Natur Protect Deodorant
Advantages: Works... for a while.
Disadvantages: Does not give complete protection.
I am a Sanex convert! After trying their 'Dermo Invisible' roll-on (the one with the bright pink lid), I have never so much as looked at another brand.
Browsing in Boots one day I came across a few bottles of Sanex Natur Protect, they were in the reduced section and cost around 40p (the usual price is around £1.50) - knowing how well Sanex works, I thought I would stock up. I'd never tried this particular one before but knowing the Sanex brand, I assumed they would be as just as great as the rest.
Sanex Natur Pure comes is the standard 50ml Sanex style bottle, in either green or peach. The green is for 'normal' skin, and the peach is designed for sensitive skin.
Natur Protect claims to be a more natural and highly effective Sanex deodorant. It contains the mineral Alum, which protects effectively against body odours in a natural way. I am assuming that the grey rocks that adorn the front of the bottle are Alum.
I can see that they are really pushing the 'natural' aspect of the product; not only did they call it 'Natur' and put pictures on rocks on the front of the bottle, they also chose earthy and neutral colours for the range. They also mention the word 'natural four times' when describing the product.
So, how 'natural' is it? Sanex Natur Protect contains:
PPG-15 Stearyl Ether
It's not looking so natural anymore. I am not sure of what some of the ingredients are, although most of them are what you would find in any other deodorant, so I suspect that the 'natural' angle is more of a marketing ploy based on one ingredient (Alum) than a representation of the product as a whole.
Natur Protect also claims to give 24 hour odour control. Now, I'm not a particularly sweaty person. I would say I'm pretty average in that department, I find that this product does last quite a while, although on a very hot day I don't completely trust Natur Protect to protect me and as such I do apply up to three times a day.
Lately I have read a few articles that advise to apply deodorant before bed; this is because it is more effective when your body is at a steady temperature. I have started doing this, although I always add a little more in the mornings (just to be on the safe side!). I then may apply a little more later in the day, especially if I'm out all day rushing around.
After applying, I can still feel the deodorant drying for around 10 mins; when dry, you cannot tell that it is there. It sinks in perfectly and leaves no tell tale white marks. A feint smell lingers, it is a typical deodorant smell, quite artificial but very fresh and airy.
I've found that, with Natur Protect, I wake up fresh and clean and am happy that it works; even after particularly hot nights, I still feel fresh.
After reapplying in the morning, I feel great until the afternoon (earlier, if it is particularly hot). I know that it is there, although am not as confident as I am with my usual brand.
There has been the odd occasion when I've not smelt as fresh as I could have, although this is very rare and has only happened when I'd been exercising for a while (luckily, at home!).
This may sound quite good for some brands, but it is unacceptable for me, as I know how effective my usual Sanex deodorant is, I can therefore only give Sanex Natur Protect 4 stars (if it were possible I would rate it 3.5 stars. But as it's not, and I am feeling generous, I've rounded up to four).
Summary: Not bad.
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