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I have used Secret for many years. My favorite is just the regular solid. It works better than any other I've ever tried. I'm from America and when I moved to the UK and tried brands here but I still have relatives send me Secret from the states now because nothing even starts to compare. Yes, you can get some white marks I guess if you are wearing black clothes, but if you take a shower and use secret after on dried off underarms, you will NOT have BO for 24 hours. Even if you go to the gym.
I stumbled upon Secret by accident, it was on special offer ? by one get one free at Superdrug a few years ago. Previously I had always used aerosol deodorants as they went on well and dried really quickly, but then there was an article in the paper about how aerosols deodorants were really bad for you in case you breathed them in & that they shouldn?t be sprayed around children etc etc. Being a first time expectant Mum I think the hormones had gone to my head and I took it a bit too seriously. I changed to a stick deodorant! I couldn?t bear the idea of roll ons as every time I use them I seem to spent 5 minutes flapping my arms violently trying to get it to dry so I can put my clothes on! I really hated the sticky feeling while it was drying too! I initially changed to Natrel stick deodorant which was the same make & scent that I had been using since I was 14 (I was 26 when I stopped using it!!!!) Unfortunately they decided to stop producing it & so I had to find something else! I saw Secret on special offer and decided to try it. It has about 3 different scents & a ?no scent? variety. As I did not like any of the scents, I chose the plain one and I really liked it. 3 years on I am still using it. It works really well, keeps me fresh, dry & smell-free! It goes on easily and lasts all day even in the Summer. I like the fact that it goes on dry & doesn?t feel remotely sticky, which is great for a busy mum as I can dress quickly without waiting & I don?t have to worry about spraying anything near my kids! I can't remember how much I paid for it last time I bought it but I think it was around £2.00. It certainly offers great value for money as you can use it for months before needing another one. It does not contain alcohol & apparently the secret of the ?no scent? but no smell is that it contains a masking agent. Anyway, it works fine for me. The only annoying thing about it is that every time my hubby?s male sc
ented stick (which I can?t use!) runs out ? he uses mine as it doesn?t smell ?girlie?! Oh well, I cant have everything can I?
Ah ... two for one, three for two, phrases that have preceded some of the great buying errors of our time. Deodorant is one of those items I always find expensive. Everytime I buy it it seems to have rocketed in price, although I couldn't tell you what price I thought it was last time, or what price I expected it to be. Where deodorant is concerned I live in a constant state of sticker shock. The formats available have been narrowed down by me over the years. Aerosols had to go. I'd love to tell you it was my environmental conscience kicking in, but no, it was a bleary eyed morning when I mistook a can of Deep Heat for deodorant. Roll ons are too sticky and gunky. I tried a weird rock thing, but that's right up there with hairy armpits and regular washing as a deodorant technique, fine if you sit around all day in a jos stick haze, but just plain offensive if you find yourself on the tube. So it has to be sticks. Creamy sticks tend to leave me with white stripes, zebra like all over my clothes so I try and find clear ones. Secret looked perfect. Here's the claims. Not too stinky, 'glides on clear'. Long lasting protection against wetness and odour. No alcohol. I know that this is great if you're a recovering alcoholic, particularly using Antabuse or similar drugs, and I understand it's kinder to your skin. Oh and it was a 'threefer' in Boots (dontcha just love Boots). Here's the facts. It glides on clear - woohoo, allowing me to look a bit like a professional and together person, at least for the first few minutes of the day. It isn't too stinky - I tried Nature Fresh which smeels slightly like the Flash powder my Mum used to wash the kitchen floor with, and a peach colour labelled one which was vaguely fruity. No allergic reactions, no itching, no zits, even if applied to freshly defuzzed pits. Mild wetness, but it is summer, and I
9;ve been having a fairly crappy few weeks at work so I'm a bit of a sweaty betty. Limited odour. I certainly wouldn't risk a work-to-date scenario without a freshen up, but it'll get you through the 9 to 5 and on to the gym without flies gathering around you. So why am I grumpy. I'm grumpy because all my shirts now have gunkiness under the arms. Despite laundering there's a weird solidity to the pits. It's not quite yellow, it's not quite white but it's there and it's bloody resistant to Persil. It doesn't stink, it's just vaguely like the kitchen floors of my chilhood, but it is clearly visible. I've bought some Vanish stick this weekend to see if I can shift the gunk. I'll let you know how I get on (It looks a lot like a deodorant, so I'm keeping it safely in the kitchen cupboard). In the meantime feel free to post laundry tips! I won't be looking to save money with Secret again. I won't be buying it.
It's a secret that's worth sharing!..but don't bother with the satin cream version-doesn't work 4 me - Advantages: It works great...no wet patches!, Smells nice..I like pastel fresh and baby powder fragrances, easy to use - Disadvantages: Dries my skin..this is because I put too much on ...just use 2-3 strokes like it says on the packet, Yellowy stains on white t-shirts as a result, expensive compared to others...can't remember how much it is though!
There are certain things in life which no matter how cool you think you are cause you undeniable embarassment. Gesturing rudely at someone in traffic to discover it's your neighbour or someone that you know. Talking about someone and then noticing that they can hear what you are saying. Discovering that you are wearing your jumper inside out to work or that those shoes you grabbed that morning in a rush do not in fact match! There are many more which are even too embarassing to put into the public domain but we all have our secret examples. For many years from puberty to relatively recently (I wish I could say that is a short time but I would lie), I was embarassed by the fact that no matter how expensive the deodorant, come late afternoon I would know that it was starting to wear off. Underarm dryness was something which was the right of successful beautiful people and a curse which I would have to bear. Many a beloved jumper or shirt was cast off prior to its sell-by date due to those underarm rings which shouted "THIS PERSON SWEATS". Then I went to America on holidays and to stay with my environmentally conscious American sister-in-law. Her gasps of dismay at my aerosol deodorant (let's not talk about my love of red meat), led me to seeking out an alternative at her local hypermall. There I discovered "stick deodorant". And even better it actually worked. No more smell, no more wetness. Who says America isn't wonderful? So impressed was I with my new purchase I brought home a quantity (along with the Tylenol) which would last me for some time. Once my smuggled stash ran out I began the search for a similar product in my home town. I tried several stick deodorants and some awful cream deodorants before the Lord smiled benignly on me and led me to "Secret" Clear Dry Stick Deodorant. This Proctor & Gamble product has to be the best deodorant ever. It dries instantly on the
skin, although be careful when pulling your jumper on immediately afterwards as it can leave a few white marks although these are easily rubbed off. But no more that feeling mid-afternoon that you need a shower. No more having to walk around with your arms clamped to your sides. There's a whole new world of dark coloured shirts out there that you can buy and actually wear with total disregard to heat and stress. It comes in various scents but there is really no discernible smell which is totally fine by me after all it's no smell which I am seeking! It seems to last for ages and you can use it right down to the last drop unlike some of the cream deodorants which I tried which crumbled half way through. The reason I think it is so good is because it contains aluminium zirconium so if you have an aversion of any kind to this or its related products this deodorant is not for you. The only drawback to the deodorant is that(and I don't even want to say this because it is so good) it can dry out your skin. But nothing that a good moisturising body cream won't cure. I pay between £1.99 and £2.59 for a 50ml size but sometimes some of the big chemists have buy 2 get 1 free. To tell you the truth I would pay whatever they ask. I even hide my supply in my bedroom so my kids can't find it. This product is fantastic and while it's "Secret" I think everyone should know.
Not long before Christmas I stopped breastfeeding our son, it was a very emotional time – I was sad that phase of his life had passed (I used to love him snuggling up next to me before he went to bed) but I was also VERY happy. Why? Well because it meant that I would be able to use whatever types of deodorant I wanted to. You see when Tafara was very young we discovered that most of my favourite brands made him come up in a rash – so I’d managed to find a cheap and nasty (it DID work though) one that didn’t affect him. Anyhow, once I finished breastfeeding I was looking forward to finding an exciting and new deodorant to try. On our next trip to Tesco I ordered Nick to keep Tafara happy whilst I scoured the shelves for something interesting. As you may know, from earlier opinions, I rather like any product that has an interesting or exotic smell – and that’s what I look for first. When I spotted it I thought it sounded wonderful – the scent was called ‘Exotic Fresh’ and it came in an attractive blue container. The brand name was ‘Secret’ and it was a Clear Dry Stick – meaning that instead of the common roll-on or spray types of application this one is in the form of a solid white block’ which could be moved in and out of the container using a little round ‘screw’ on the bottom of the container. It was priced at £1.98 for 50mls – which seemed quite expensive, but it lasts such a long time that it’s worth it. The deodorant is made by Procter & Gamble and is actually available in four different scents: Nature Fresh Exotic Fresh Pastel Fresh and Simply (you guessed it) Fresh. When I got home I was eager to try it out. I didn’t really need ‘freshening’ up but I decided to use the stick anyway. I opened the lid and took a good deep sniff…….and another one – perhaps I needed to blow my nose –
I tried it again. There was no nice smell that I’d hoped for – actually it didn’t really smell of anything. Very disappointing there. What about the claim on the container that it ‘Goes on clear’? Well on this account I was very pleased. Since buying this deodorant I’ve read a few opinions that say that it leaves little white bits on their clothes. I haven’t had any problem. It says on the container that just 2 strokes under each arm does the job, to be honest I never read that until later and always use three or four strokes (I think – although I never really count). The first time I used it I switched on the light – lifted my arms in the air and had a good look in the mirror – well I certainly couldn’t see it – so it is definitely clear. The next question was whether it was going to leave any marks on my clothing – I’m very rarely seen in brightly coloured tops – my favourites are black, dark blue and dark green – so anything white would show up clearly. Evening came and I got ready for bed. Off came my top (ok you men can stop getting exited) and I checked it to see if there was anything on there – NOTHING. In fact I’ve never had any little white bits on my clothes at all, and I’ve been using this deodorant for almost 2 months now. Now I suppose you’re all wondering whether the stuff actually works – or is Nick sitting the other side of the room with a clothes peg on his nose. Well last time I checked he didn’t have anything on his nose (except for that one little spot – shhh) and he’s not complained at all about me smelling so it must be doing a pretty decent job. I’ve recently started using an exercise bike once a day, having a small son means that I don’t get a chance to shower after cycling a few miles (usually it’s straight back downstairs to play) and despite being very hot and
sweaty my armpits have stayed dry. I don’t even need to apply any more after exercising – the amount that I put on in the mornings lasts the whole day. So the deodorant lasts all day, but how long does a container last? Remember I said I’d been using this particular deodorant for 2 months – well it’s the same bottle as I bought that day in Tesco – and at a guess (I’m not going to wind the whole thing out to see exactly how much I’ve used) I’d say I’ve probably got AT LEAST another 2 months left – it’s possibly more – but then I could be lying (and then you’d all come back and rate this UH – maybe you already did J ). So we’ve figured out that it doesn’t smell of anything, the effects last all day and the container for months (not bad for £1.98)and that over all I'd recommend it so what’s in this stuff? Well apart from containing No Alcohol it has in it: Cyclopentasiloxane, Aluminium Zirconium Trichlorohydrex GLY, Octyldodecanol, Hydroxystearic Acid, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, C20-40 Pareth-10, C20-40 Pareth-40, Parfum, C20-40 Alcohols, (I thought that there was no alcohol – answers to this on a postcard please) Disodium EDTA For more information you can either write to them at: Procter & Gamble UK, Weybridge, Surrey, KT3 0XP, UK Or phone them on: UK: 0800 7317540 Ireland: 1800 509486
I’ve been using Secret deodorant, original solid for a very long time now. I work in a hot, humid bakery and it works wonderfully for me. Last week I ran out and had to pick some up real fast, I picked up Secret anti-persiprant and deodorant sheer dry gel this time. What a mistake!! It worked as well as the other deodorant, but it left me with an itchy red rash in my entire underarm area! So itchy in fact that it drove me crazy for 2 days! That’s when I decided to actually read (DUH) the ingredients. My old Secret: aluminum zerconium trichlorohydrex gly, cyclomethicone, stearyl alcohol, talc, castor oil,silica,dipropylene glycol, behenyl alcohol and pentadecalactone. (Whatever all that is) New Secret: All of the above, PLUS, dibutal lauroyl,C20-40,pareth-10, fragrance,C20-40 alcohol,disodium edta. Something in the added ingredients caused an allergic reaction to my body. I called Proctor and Gamble on their free 800 phone number and started asking questions about all the chemical ingredients. The people I spoke with tried to explain what all the ingredients were, but, alas, I still knew nothing. I called a Doctor friend of mine who tried to explain that all an anti-perspirant/deodorant does is clog the pores so you don’t perspire and a couple of the ingredients neutralize the odor, caused by germs and bacteria, so you don’t smell. He went on to tell me that using an anti-perspirant is really not even healthy, since it blocks the natural sweat glands from eliminating the wet bacteria! So, for me, it’s back to my Secret original Deodorant. No more anti-perspirants!
I glow (well I'm a girl!). Turn up the heat and the humidity in the summer or layer up in the winter and sweaty armpits here we come. Off clubbing tonight, OK so that cuts out all synthetic tops (cos they go smelly quicker), all clothes that are not black, white or navy (cos the sweat marks show), oh yes, and all black and navy clothes (cos the deo marks show)...OH SH*T...I'm on this week so no white clothes either.... WARNING WARNING NAKED WOMAN ON THE LOOSE WARNING WARNING There must be an answer. If you watch the TV they tell you that the secret of dry pits is a secret...oh, I mean is Secret. Secret is a deo designed for women. It supposedly matches the pH of a woman's skin, goes on dry and clear and will last. So does it? In the name of DooYoo research, well actually having exhausted most other brands, I decided to try this miracle product. The version I tried first was the Secret Dry Advance Deo Stick. The scent, Nature Fresh is clean and simple and does not get in the way of other perfume or body spray smells. The packaging says that you should only apply two strokes (oh er missus) for best results and I must say that for once they have it right (what is wrong with the marketeers for this company, they should be persuading us to use more, not less!). If you put too much of this product on it is not as effective and also ceases to be "clear". In reality, the clear is just because it goes onto the skin in such a fine layer that it will not come off! After a full day's wear I prepared to go into the Tube to commence my journey home. For all the non-Londoners reading this the tube at the best of times is hot, during the rush hour on a winter's day it is like being fully clothed in a Swedish sauna only there are no eligible men waiting to beat your back with birch twigs! My underground journey is all of about 7 minutes (to get from the City to Waterloo) and usually a
t the end I, along with everyone else am glowing buckets. Quite a test. Try doing it in the heat of the summer, even with fewer clothes on it is unbeareable. The result. No better I am afraid. It just couldn't hack it. I had felt drier all day but it did not cope with the extreme conditions. About 7 hours seems to be its limit. This deodorant does contain aluminium and so may not be suitable for all. Interestingly the stick I bought from Safeway had Greek writing on it too...not sure about that! All in all I would consider trying this, especially if you can buy it on special offer as it is not worse than most and much better than some. It is easy to use and mess free (you do not have to wait for it to dry before you get dressed!). Not a bad product. OK, next up Mitchum - it claims 48 hour protection! I used it years ago but not recently.... new op in the making! CLAIRE'S BOTTOM TEN TIPS for staying "glow-free" 1 - Try rotating the deo products that you use, you body can get used to one product and it ceases to be as effective. 2 - Avoid synthetic fibres. Not only do these generally make you sweat more they also tend to trap the bacteria that cause sweat to smell. 3 - If it is hot, slow down...adopt the Mediterannean attitude. If it's cold layer clothes so that you can take some off in warmer places. 4 - Coloured fabrics will show up sweat rings far more than very dark or light fabrics. 5 - Drink plenty of water to stop you dehydrating, summer and winter. 6 - Keep sweat prone areas clean (feet, groin and pits in particular) and you are less likely to be harbouring as many smell producing bacteria. 7 - When using make up opt for something oil-free and light for hot days so as not to exaggerate the glow! 8 - Sweating is essential for body functioning it's got to come out somewhere! 9 - Deo stains clothes ov
er time and so try to avoid too much contact with fabrics. 10 - PLEASE USE DEODORANT AND STOP NASTY SMELLS (and to the gentleman that was on the train last night I so enjoyed having my face stuck under your armpit - pleasant!)
Of course we all know that men and women are different. The biology teacher at school told us so. The book ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’ told us so. And now Proctor and Gamble are telling us so. So what do Proctor and Gamble know that most of us didn’t care to think about. Well, there are not just anatomical and mental differences….there are also sweaty ones!!! ‘Delightful!’ I hear you say…but its true! Us wonderful women have different hormones buzzing around our bodies to men, so we are therefore bound to excrete different things from our sweat glands (this keeps getting better eh?) Proctor and Gamble decided to look at female sweat and produce a deodorant just for women. Yes, just for us. And they did a very good job, although I pity the people who had to research ladies sweat for months on end. The final product is the anti-perspirant deodorant SECRET, often advertised with that catchy phrase ‘The power of a woman’. There are a couple of different deodorants in the Secret range that I am aware of, the Clear Dry deodorant and the Satin Dry Cream. Today I shall be reviewing the Clear Dry. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? It comes in a blue container with a clear lid, and its a stick deodorant, not a nasty choking spray one. Take a peak in the top and you might start to worry it is in fact pritstick…I can assure you its not! The details of the deodorant can be found on the front label, all the other gubbins on the back. WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE? Well, today I am wearing the Exotic Fresh fragrance. When I sniff it I don’t feel particularly exotic, but I do think ‘freshness’. It is an almost fruity smell and very pleasant. There are a few other fragrances too, I’ve tried Nature Fresh, which smells a little like a flower garden after its been raining. WHAT’S IN IT? Lots of things I’ve never heard of, but they do the job! It contain
s no alcohol, so won’t dry your skin out. Does anyone know what cyclopentasiloxane is??? If you are worried about the ingredients or anything else you can always call 0800 7317540 with questions! (that’s what it says anyhow…) HOW DO YOU USE IT? You don’t need much of this stuff. The directions say to apply a thin layer, just 2 strokes to each underarm. It glides on clear when used as directed. Sometimes I add a stroke for luck and it still goes on fine. Its quick and easy and goes on with minimum effort! Hoorah! As with all products, do not apply to irritated skin, and if a rash develops, you should stop using it. Its easier to apply to shaven pits by the way, so hamster smugglers might have some trouble…. It doesn’t crumble either as some stick deodorants do, handy when you want it under your arms and not on the floor. MY EXPERIENCE. I was fed up with the burning of spray deodorants, and roll ons made me feel like I had put soggy flannels under my arms. Hence I succumbed to the advert, and decided I wanted to feel ‘The power of a woman!’. I applied the stuff as directed. It felt nice, and dry! No residue, just a nice niff. I went about my daily routine. I cycled to work, and still I was all nice and dry. (At present my job requires me to walk about 5 miles a morning, and I am still not feeling too moist after that). If you’re doing more brisk exercise you become a bit damp in the pits….but then not much will stop that!!! Best of all though, not really any residue on my clothes. It was a bugger getting deodorant stains off my tops. The only times I sometimes have a few problems is when I get hot flushes around ‘that time’ in the month, but it still copes fairly well. THE COST Depends where you go. I’ve seen it priced anything from £2-£3. Not bad, considering it lasts for absolutely ages!!! I would recommend this to all the lovely ladies o
ut there. It works better than sprays and roll-ons. Who would have thought there was that much to say about deodorant?!!! Let me just say finally, that I prefer the Clear Dry stick to the Satin Dry Cream because it glides on better. I have tried both, and am now a Secret expert I’ll have you know. I hope you enjoyed my sweet smelling (not sweat smelling) opinion.
Secret deodorant sticks were launched onto the market during the summer of 1999. I received a freebie one through my door, stuck it in the bathroom cabinet and promptly forgot about it. Last month while tidying up I found it and decided that as the product is still on the market it can't be that bad and gave it a try. Secret is a stick deodorant (I tried the satin and normal kinds) which you only need one stroke of the stick for 24 hours of protection (so they claim), the smell is pleasant. The stick feels quite waxy when you put it on your armpit. On the first day of testing RESULT: trip to gym = BAD BO On the second day RESULT: day at work = bad BO and white waxy marks on clothes I thought that the product may have "gone off" as I'd had it a while so I wrote to the address on the back of the product complaining and was sent another one. BUT NO: exactly the same results. I have used Natrel for a number of years and it has proved effective so if secret is such a good deodorant it should work too!? I certainly won't be buying it, I hate BO and stains on my clothes. Secret left me feeling as if I need to shower twice a day. Why is this product so successful in the USA? is it the usual marketing hype? or because it smells nice?
Like many others before me, I was duped by the adverts. Secret claims to provide long lasting protection and leave no marks on your clothes. hummm. In my search for a good deodorant, I bought the unscented, clear, dry stick. My wants from a deodorant are as follows: no marks on my clothes, no flakiness under my arm (not very pleasant), unscented if possible, and acting as a deodorant. Well two out of four is not bad... Now, I am not a particularly sweaty person, I never get damp patches under my arm, and - unless I'm in a tropical country - it is usually not a total disaster if I've forgotton to apply my deodorant. Having said this, finding a decent deodorant should not be too hard. The secret deodorant has a slight, unidentifiable scent, which is not unpleasant, and it goes on well. However, it fails abismally in the most important area. After using this deodorant, at the end of the day my arm pits are damp and, horror of horror, they do not smell pleasant. Needless to say I would not recommend wasting your money and trying this out for yourself, I for one would rather go without then reapply secret to my arm pits!
This is the best product I've used for years. I'd spent a fair bit of money and time looking for the right deoderant for my needs, and this is the best. It's Secret's Clear Dry Anti-perspirant deoderant (Exotic Fresh), and it's a dry stick deoderant. It goes on clear, just like it claims, and it doesn't leave white marks on all my clothes...something I've had a lot of problems with in the past with other products. It lasts longer than any of the cream sticks I've used, and the fragrance lasts well throughout the day. I also have quite sensitive skin, and this had no adverse effects. Another great thing about this product, is the lid actually stays on! There have been times when I've packed other similar deoderants, and within minutes the lid has fallen off and marked my bag and most of the other contents. It may sound like a small advantage, but it does make a difference...I've been known not to buy a good product for the very reason that the lid won't stay where it's supposed to! If you're still looking for the right deoderant, try this. I suspect you won't be disappointed.
I thought that I would give the Secret underarm deodrant cream a bash after seeing it advetised on the tv. I now wish that I had'nt bothered!! Yes it smelt nice, but that is about the only thing to go in it's favour!! In complete contrast to the advertisment's claim's, it left horrible great white mark's on my clothes which as all us ladies know and understand is a great big no no!! To top it off it was'nt particularly cheap either. A couple of month's ago the Watchdog programe hosted by anne Robinson actually featured this product on thier program with a number of woman with similar complaint's!! I now feel vindicated in my moan's and am now satisfied that this was'nt just me being too fussy!! My advice? It's no secret that Secret is rubbish!!! Give this one a wide berth!!!
I bought a "secret key Ultra dry light" from a cheap local shop. The item I have seems to have been made in Russia and it looks like it is the equivalent of the Secret we have in the UK. I don't rate this very highly as a product. Firstly it is a cream deodorant which is sticky and not pleasant to use. It is a thick globby cream which doesn't glide on as easily as a roll on or the solid tubes. Its smell is not pleasant either. It smells quite chemically and has a bit of "old lady" type smell about it. It also smells quite cheap. I also noticed this morning that the green lycra top I had put on was smeared with a white substance in lines down from the armpit and along the left breast. This can only have come from this deodorant. As far as actually working goes, I would rate this as "average" to below "Average". I noticed that after exercising I still felt and smelled sweaty but for normal moving about it seems about adequate. The smell of the product might be slightly different for a Uk market (remember mine seems to be a Russian version) but I don't think the actual performance or white marks differ from country to country. All in all I would not buy this product again - and I'm very glad that I only paid 99P for it as is.
I first tried Secret when it was sent to me as a free sample. As far as our household is concerned: what a good marketing move that was! Secret Antiperspirant deodorant really does the job. It does it so well that even though the advert seems to say that it is just for women, when my husband ran out of his own deodorant he borrowed my Secret and he hasn't stopped using it since, his favourite is the 'green one' I personally prefer the 'pink' one. Secret does the job its paid to do. We (my husband and I) only have to put it once a day and it last all day long. The advert also says that it doesn't leave white stains, well, I'm sorry to disagree with them but it does, but I can live with it because I change my clothes every day, whether they have Secret stains inside them (big deal!) or not! As long as we smell nice that's all that matters. I find that depending on the shop I get it from the price varies a lot: between £1.45 to £2.99!!!