“ Brand: Sure / Type: Antiperspirants / Deodorants / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Rejuvenates, Protects, „
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This antiperspirant does exactly what it says on the tin. It lives up to Sure's good name.
I use this quite a lot as my after morning post-run spray. This is quite a soothing spray, not harsh like some others I've tried. It also leaves a minimum of residue, and is fine with black shirts. I don't have to worry about white marks or sweat marks at all for a good half day.
It normally lasts me until at least lunchtime, then i usually refresh it a little. Even though i use it twice a day it lasts a good month before having to buy anymore.
It dries very quickly, and doesn't have a too powdery feel.
It has a fresh smell, that isn't too overpowering.
The only downside is really the lockable nozzle. I don't really see the point in this as the button is quite protected anyway.
All in all it is a good spray that keeps you fresh for a good amount of time.
With the summer approaching its time to switch from deodorant to antiperspirant: the key difference being that deodorant merely hides the smell of sweat (leaving you damp but fragrant!) while antiperspirant actually stops you from sweating (by blocking up your sweat pores).
Like most products in the male toiletteries arena, this product is quite heavily 'sports' branded. There is also quite a lot of pseudo-science that I find amusing and irritating in equal measures. You will be glad to know that this product is "proven to work at 58°C, the hottest temperature recorded on earth" - this is undoubtedly handy if you are planning a long hike in Death Valley, but slightly over the top if not. The can also boasts that Sure Men offers you "one million molecules of protection" and a "split second reaction time" what either of those mean in practical terms is anyone's guess, but hey it sounds good! The side of the can is also ridged to help you grip the can more firmly and "guard against time loss caused by slippage" no doubt. The only useful feature of the can is that there is a slide lock which turns the spray from active (on) to inactive (off). I can imagine this would be useful to stop it leaking in your bag.
Apart from that there are the usual warnings about not exposing the can to naked flames etc and instructions on how to apply the product (does anybody actually need those?).
The can is a vibrant silver with green livery which makes it look quite good in my opinion.
Does it work?
For all the hyperbole and hype of the product description, it does actually work. Sure Men gets the job done, principally by clogging up your sweat pores with a talc like powder. I definitely sweat less when wearing this. A word of warning though, make sure you let it dry before you put your shirt on (particularly if it's a black one) otherwise the powder can leave white marks on your clothes.
I find the smell fairly generic and inoffensive but there is definitely no 'wow-factor' to it. It's a bit too floral and musky for my taste but that is just a minor complaint.
Priced at around £2.50 for a 250ml can, it is certainly more expensive than Lynx or other deodorants but is about par for the course for an antiperspirant. I would recommend it, especially with the summer months approaching. Despite the vicarious claims of its marketing team, this product won't make you irresistible to women or turn you into David Beckham or Kevin Pietersen (at least it hasn't for me). What it will do though is stop you sweating when it's hot; job done as far as I'm concerned.
I think all men suffer from some sweat at some point and the only real solution is some form of anti perspirant. The question is do they work though? Do they actually do what they say on the cans?
I'm not convinced by the marketing blurb of anti perspirants, they way they are designed to work (i think) is to block the sweat pores under the arms. For a start this probably isn't good and secondly is it feasible to assume that this is even possible, most guys have arm hair!
In saying all that, Sure products do seem to have beneficial effects. The Sure Extreme protection is the best around, it does seem to help stop sweat, much more so compared to similar products from Lynx and the likes. Sure are really let down by their scents though, they really need to work on the "perfume" side of things as most of their anti perspirants smell pretty horrendous actually! And this is the reason i don't use their products more often. I prefer to have some sort of anti perspirant that also has a nice smell, an all in all job, that's the golden ticket.
I like to rotate which deodorant / anti-perspirant I use, between various brands including Right Guard, Adidas and at the moment Sure.
~~~ Can ~~~
The can is of the typical tall and skinny variety, typically used for anti-perspirant deodorants. It's not overly appealing, but the large tick helps to give make a little different from other brands.
The spray function comes out very well, albeit a bit powdery (I rarely ever shake though), causing white marks all over my clothes. I can only remember once having problems with the cap coming off or refusing to spray.
~~~ Deodorant ~~~
The smell of the deodorant is the reason I will not be buying this again. For me it spells quite like curry and I don't know about you, but I don't particularly want to smell like a curry.
It does fade away from the "curry" smell after a while, so I have to give it some credit for that. The eventual smell lasts quite well.
~~~ Anti-Perspirant ~~~
I'm currently, virtually bed-bound (recurrence of torn knee cartilage), so I'm not being particularly active at the moment. So as far as reducing sweating is concerned I can't comment all that much, but I'm not lying in puddles of sweat so it must be working.
~~~ Summary ~~~
One other thing I would like to add is that I tend to use an awful lot of it on one go, so in that aspect it's working quite well as it's been over a week and there's still stuff coming out.
For me there are much better anti-perspirant deodorants out there, just simply because of the smell and the powdery spray.