“ Brand: Sure / Type: Deodorant Stick / Texture: Cream / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Smoothes, „
Over the years I have used literally 100’s of different makes of deodorant and anti-perspirants, with very different results, it seems to me you either have the nice fancy smell of Lynx and Addictions and not much protection from the actual sweaty armpit syndrome (not that I actually suffer badly from sweaty armpits) or you go for the protection against the sweaty armpit syndrome and forget about the nice smell. So, how do you get satisfaction for both the smell and the actual dryness and protection, well the answer comes in “Sure 24 hour intensive deodorant, for men”, yes, this deodorant has both a decent and fresh smell to it, but at the same time it offers absolute protection, as the name suggests, it last for literally 24 hours. The Smell: As I have already stated, this deodorant has a nice fresh and clean smell to it, there is nothing to over-powering, something you usually get with these 24-hour type deodorants and you don’t smell like you’ve been working in a soap factory. I can’t really go too much into how it smells, as it’s very hard to actually describe, so I’ll just leave it as a clean and fresh smell. The Protection: Now as for the protection against the underarm wetness, this deodorant is out there in a league of its own, the stuff literally lasts for hours, even if you are playing a sport i.e. Football, Tennis, etc, just a small spray of this will keep you dry all the way through, I have even noticed whilst getting a shower the next day, that the protection seems to still be working and you have to give your armpits a real good soaping to break through the intensive dryness. The Price: Well, to tell you the truth, I don’t actually know the exact price, because I bought my most recent bottles through a two for £2.00 offer in Tesco’s, but I’m pretty sure (no pun intended) it sells for around £1.89 a bottle, but the prices may
vary from shop to shop. Ingredients: Well, the ingredients don’t read very nicely, they sound like a real concoction of something you may find in an explosive device, but I guess these are the norm for deodorants and here they are: Butane Isobutane Propane Cyclomethicone Aluminium Chlorohydrate Disteardimonium Hectorite Parfum Well after reading that lot, I won’t be putting any naked flames by my armpit, not I normally do, it was just something to try and lighten this rather dull opinion up, oh never mind. It does say on the bottle that this deodorant is both pH balanced and dermatologically tested, so I guess it can’t be that harmful to your skin. Summary: Well, it smells nice and fresh, it keeps your armpits super dry (even if you are prone to heavy sweating) and the price is not too dear, so I thoroughly recommend this deodorant to anyone, especially those who regularly participate in sports. Oh and another thing, you don’t get the usual plastering of a white residue under your arms with this stuff, just make sure (once again, no pun intended) you have the can held with the top at the top (hey, does that make sense?), rather than spraying the stuff on upside down (the can, not you) which is the usual reason for getting this ugly white residue. Oh well, this is not exactly one of my longest or better written opinions, mainly due to the lack of things to talk about deodorants, as its such a boring topic, but I gave it a go.
Sure is my current deodrant, and I have to say, I like it a lot. I do all kinds of sweaty activities - gardening, jogging, Viking re enactment, and it seems to keep all of that under control. So far it has lived up to the adverts. It keeps me fresh and I don't sweat noticably under the arms, nor does it allow me to get noticably smelly. It lasts all day, the perfume is subtle which I prefer, and the smells available are all pleasing - the usual range of unspecific aromas whose names tell you nothing. I've got cool silk, which is light and otherwise hard to describe. There is one down side. This roll on really really hurts if you apply it any time within about 24 hours of shaving under your arms. Most deos hurt a bit, but this one may well cause you to swear loudly and that sort of thing. Gentle it most certainly is not, and if your under arm skin is sensitive and you shave, I would recomend trying something else.
Now this next review is another experiment and when you read this one, I know you are all going to think I have completely gone insane. But I believe in the best for the consumer, that’s what this site is all about right? Ok I have recently changed my anti–perspirant deodorant to Sure For Men 24H Intensive. This was mainly due to my dissatisfaction with my current deodorant Gillette, which may I add, had used for a considerable amount of years, this was mainly due to this was the one Alex liked most. I changed jobs about 7 months ago and each day I have to wear a different shirt and they are not all white. I wear blues, browns, purples and mustard shirts the list of colours goes on. Any way the point is white shirts do not really show your sweat marks and your coloured shirts, well they do. It is not that I am a sweaty chap far from it, first thought of exercise and sweat I pass out, I am one of the very few men that think housework is the best work out available. What was happening was with working in a warm office I was sweating more under the arms than usual and big wet patches appeared, we all know the ones men and women alike, very embarrassing indeed. I lacquered under my arms daily with almost a full can of Gillette ‘Rain Forest’ or ‘Pacific Ice’ and there is another that skips my mind at this moment, as it was fairly new. However, the wet patches were still appearing and at £2.39 for a 200ml can I could not afford to waste almost a full can daily, Alex is not exactly liberal with it either. I felt a new experiment coming on, but did not know which product to put to the test with Gillette and how on earth would this be carried out? There I was pondering in the toiletries aisles wondering what would be the best to test. I was taking into consideration price and quantity, that is when Sure popped up from the shelves. Sure is £1.39 a whole £1.00 less than Gillette and for
the exact same amount. There is one more fragrance in the range of Sure than the Gillette range; they are Cobalt, Sport, Action and Original. I did the usual shop test of spraying a little into the lid to test the fragrance, all are really nice but Cobalt stuck as my favourite of the four so it made it to the trolley. How on earth was I to carry out a controlled experiment on a deodorant, I thought I had finally lost my ability to put all products to a fair test, when suddenly like a Cobalt from the blue the experiment flashed before my eyes. This is where it gets totally wacky so beware. My test was to consist of my existing deodorant Gillette and my new purchase of Sure, what was to follow was deemed a complete success. I woke for work one day and began my test, I bathed as I usually do, dried thoroughly and prepared to pamper myself in the usual way. Hair gelled, teeth cleaned, face moisturised and body deodorised. When it came to the deodorising I took the can of Gillette ‘Pacific Ice’ and timed my spray for 15 seconds at 12” or there about, this was only under my left arm and yes you have guessed it Sure went under the my right arm, in the same controlled way of course. In a cloud of deodorant in the bathroom I wondered what on earth I was doing, as either side of my body had totally different fragrances. So on with the test, I knew that Gillette was guilty for making your clothes white when they came into contact so Sure had to be put to that same test. I got one of my black T shirts and squeezed it on, both sides had white marks on them, although the right side was much easier to clear of with just rubbing, where as the left had to be wiped with a damp cloth (remember the left is Gillette). Sure was proving to be a good buy, but much more was to be done to prove that it was what all those adverts made out to be, the ones where they sprayed the tick on the back! That̵
7;s the ones. So off with the T shirt and continued with getting ready for work, I thought long about which colour and narrowed it down to my mustard and purple shirts as these were the biggest offenders when it comes to the wet patches. Mustard it had to be. I set of for my journey to work on the bus which itself takes 35 minutes, I have noticed through experience that sitting at the back of the lower deck of a Double Decker it is much warmer as you are technically sitting on the engine. So I thought okay I will endure the sticky clammy seats for the sake of my fellow consumers, 15 minutes into the journey sweat was pouring from me, I was in a way delighted as my experiment was being tested thoroughly, but also feeling very uncomfortable at this time. I arrived at work 40 minutes later and quickly visited the gents only to find that left was dabbed with little wet patches and right was as dry the time I had put it on. Proving again that Sure was a best buy product. Then on into work and the usual running around as I do making sure that my team were all organised and ready to go for the day, it was a mad first hour as the phone never stopped and I was hailed to this meeting and that meeting all very quick and brief, my day was of to a hectic start and soon the test was at the furthest part of my mind. During my day I was doing a presentation on my teams role in the business and in attendance were a lot of people I did not know, so a little nervous to say the least, and we all know what nerves do. The presentation was carried out in front of 50 people in a room designed for say 35 sitting comfortably so it was a squeeze and it was warm. I had my flip charts all prepared and slide shows etc, etc and felt quite relaxed now and raring to go. On with the show, during my presentation I had to point at graphs, pictures and charts the usual stuff and on the first few occasions through natural reflex I
pointed with my left arm, to my horror I had the dreaded wet patches and quickly pointed and had my arm down barley giving my audience a chance to take in what I had just explained. I continued on with the presentation and each time this had happened felt a pink glow come to my face, as I thought my colleagues had surely seen those patches. I then remembered my experiment, the next time I pointed I used my right arm and there was not a damp patch in sight, honestly not even a bead of sweat! I was now truly convinced with Sure and was getting ready for my next purchase. When I arrived home after a hard day at the office, I thought lets have a look at those underarms. After close inspection of each I found that pretty much most of the Gillette had stuck to my clothes and Sure was still firmly stuck to my armpit. Maybe this is why Gillette is not as effective it does not stay on your body it prefers your clothes? Anyway I am now a happy member of the Sure gang and certainly hope that I have brought some good news to all of those damp patch sufferers. I now always have the full range in the bathroom and Alex has also now given it the seal of approval. At £1.39 for a 200mls can that lasts us almost a week and a half, this is a record trust me! I can Surely say that this is value for money. As I have the most sensitive of skin that has proven to be a treat. No more itching and scratching either. This was a controlled experiment carried out in the labs of DrJ in Edinburgh, please feel free to take any tips and use them.
Designed to provide 24 hour anti-perspirant effectiveness / The clever 'click pack' delivers the correct amount of cream in a rub on action whilst the cream itself is smooth and vanishes leaving no messy white deposits /