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For several years I have been a dedicated fan of the Sure for Women Maximum Protection 48 hour deodorant. I first tested it with Buzzagent and soon became a loyalist. There were however two problems with that product. Firstly it's expensive and secondly the pack is very bulky. When I spotted the Sure Cotton Dry product had very similar claims but a much less bulky pack, and cost significantly less, I decided to give it a go.
Some may ask why size is so important (no sniggering ladies) and for me it's a critical factor in choosing toiletries. I travel most weeks and when I fly (several times a month) I try to live within the constraints of what's allowable in hand luggage. The old Sure product which is a cream that dispenses through a bulky pack took up far too much space in my tiny toiletries bag. Shampoos, conditioners or body lotions can all be decanted into smaller packs but with AP/Deos you really can't do that. The Sure Anti perspirant pack is about 2/3 the size of my old favourite and seems to be every bit as effective. It costs around £3 compared to £5 or more for the other.
The product is a solid stick that doesn't seem to suffer too much from being used in hot countries. The bottom or the pack is twisted to bring the stick up and then it's rubbed against your underarms. It's less sticky than my previous product and doesn't need long to dry. I also find it's less likely to stain my clothes which is a clear plus point.
I'm now a convert. I've stuck with Sure, maintained the high level of performance, but cut the size and the cost.
This has been my everyday deodorant for as long as I can remember, in fact I pretty much remember buying it when it was a new product to the market, and there are a number of reasons why I would recommend it.
Firstly - the smell, or lack of. I don't particularly want to smell of any fragrance. It's not that there's NO smell with this cotton variety but it's only feint, and its not really a fragrance, more of a slight aroma which to me just says "fresh and clean".
Secondly, I like its 'solid' format. There's nothing worse in my opinion than applying wet roll-on deodorant. Those few seconds of walking round with arms outstretched for it to dry off, it's just a sensation I really don't like. When you rub this Sure solid on your skin it leaves a kind of film rather than a wet trail behind. The consistency of the solid deodorant is hard to describe ... a creamy/soft/silky feel to the touch, it's "solid" obviously, yet you could scrape into it with a finger nail for instance.
Thirdly it's easy to use. Easy to use once you've got into it, that is! This is the only challenging bit - When you remove the main clear plastic lid on a new stick, you're faced with this shiny plastic protector covering the deodorant itself, which has a kind of central fin which you use to lift it off. This isn't easy - it's fiddly, and the material slippy, it's quite firmly wedged in, and resistive to being removed ... it's a bit of a pain to be honest - a peel-off foil cover or simply sealing the outer top before use would be better. However once you're in, it's very easy to use - the bottom section of the plastic stick casing twists round (with a satisfying "click") and this pushes the bar up by about 3-4mm at a time. Each time you've worn it down, give it a turn and carry on.
Finally - performance. After all, this is the real proof of the pudding. This is an anti-perspirant deodorant, so it works against the smell of sweat as well as actually preventing it. On the label it suggests it will protect you for 48 hours - thankfully I've never had the need to go 48 hours without washing - but should the need ever arise (!), obviously they want you to know that you can trust Sure with that job! Having said that, I think it's something they "boast" about all their products, not specific to the solid. As far as I'm aware (no-one's mentioned it!) I have no sweat-related problems, and you do feel confident with this product - I guess that's down to the well-established "Sure" brand and image too, which is prevelant on the label.
It's not an advertising ploy they use any more, because presumably you take it for granted with the brand, but there are also never any white stains on black clothes, those days are gone.
One of these sticks (40ml) lasts me a couple of months, and I'm using it at least once daily, twice daily when I'm going out which is usually 2 or 3 times a week. Although it's not cheap (usually between £2.30 - £2.70) it does represent good value for the peace of mind and performance. By the end of a stick I do sometimes find there is some residue from the deodorant around the plastic casing and lid which doesn't look the best, but in the main this stays looking clean and shiny on the bathroom shelf and does a great job.
When it comes to deodorant, really the only ones I like are stick deodorants. I do use sprays occasionally but this is only if I am camping or overnight somewhere without a shower and can just spray myself quickly but for proper protection I find a stick works best for me.
One of my favourites is the Sure Women Dry deodorant Stick. So, what exactly does a deodorant do? Well, according to an article I read, "Deodorants are substances applied to the body to affect body odor caused by bacterial growth and the smell associated with bacterial breakdown ofperspiration in armpits, feet and other areas of the body. A subgroup of deodorants, antiperspirants, affect odor as well as prevent sweating by affecting sweat glands."
The Sure deodorant comes in a handy plastic holder with a twist section at the bottom so you just twist it up when you need to use it and then you can twist it down although I find once I have twisted it up just a bit to the level I need it's fine to leave it like that until the next time I need to use it. There is a cap lid which goes over the top which keeps it protected so it's handy to put in your bag if you need to take it out with you. The stick is solid but creamy so when you rub it on your underarm you get a nice bit of product transfer but not too much. I find with this stick I only need a couple of rubs and then all my underarms are covered. The nice thing is it is dry already so no need to wait for it to dry like you would a liquid deodorant and there is also no sticky residue left, just a nice protected underarm.
Now, Sure say that this deodorant will give you 48 hours protection, that's two days, I pretty much have a shower everyday so I can't actually comment on the fact it lasts for two days but if that ever happened to me I'm glad to know I wouldn't smell for two days!! In actual fact, according to Sure, "For 40 years, we have offered unbeatable, 24 hour protection against perspiration and have established ourselves as an expert on the 'science' of sweating. Sure formulations have become the world's best selling and the range provides long-lasting, unbeatable protection against wetness and odour thanks to 25 years of research by Sure scientists."
The smell of this stick is really nice. The "flavour" is called cotton and I find this to be a fresh, clean scent, nothing gimmicky, just nice and clean and a nice smell to have on your underarms as then I can apply perfume or smelly moisturiser not having to worry that it will interfere with my deodorant. I can smell the deodorant on my underarms throughout the day and it really does keep me nice and fresh.
A 40ml stick costs £2.60 and probably lasts me about a month or two so I think its good value and is a deodorant I recommend.
I love this deodorant, i have tried quite a few and found they don't work as well as this one. It's very easy to apply and you can control how much comes out from the tube. It has a really nice fresh smell which isn't to over powering.
I love the creamy texture and it applys evenly and sinks into the skin, it doesn't leave a sticky feeling like other creamy deodorants but you can still feel its there. It works really well throughout the day even if you exercising. I don't feel that I have to reapply it unlike some other brands i have tried.
Although it applies well and sinks into skin if you put to much on it does create a paste which you might have to rub in. The only problem i have found is that it does leave white marks and because of the texture if you try and rub into the clothing it does create a bigger mark.
It last for ages and is really good value for money. I have sensitive skin and this doesn't irritate it at all and doesn't leave them felling dry either.
I usually buy just bog standard roll on liquid deodorant, for a while I was using dove but I've also used supermarket and boots own brand versions. I usually go for ones that I like the smell of, I give them a quick sniff in the shop because some can be totally rank. I found recently that my normal deodorants weren't really cutting it any more, I was reapplying them several times a day and especially needed to reapply before and after the gym. I went off hunting for a new deodorant and came across this sure stick, I had used these solid type deodorants years and years ago so I decided id give them another shot.
The deodorant is made by sure who make a massive range of deodorants for men and woman, including liquid ones, solid ones and spray ones. This particular deodorant is a solid stick type and is for women. The packaging is simple, the deodorant container itself is about 4 inches tall with a flat base so it can easily sit on a surface. The colour is mostly white with a bit of blue and says "sure" on the front with a single tick underneath (the sure symbol), the "flavour" is cotton fresh and it states that it offers 48hr protection and has 0% alcohol. The ingredients list is on the back as well as instructions about how to twist the deodorant out of the container.
Application is simple, the deodorant has a clear lid on it and when you first buy it there is also a white coloured plastic cover over the deodorant stick itself, this is easily removed. Initially you may have to turn the bottom of the container to push out more of the deodorant stick (instructions on the back but it is easy to do). The deodorant stick appears white and the texture is almost like a very thin cream, when it goes on your skin it is mostly clear but you can be left with some white as well. The smell is not too overpowering, it is very pleasant and fresh smelling, I'm not sure what exactly "cotton dry" is supposed to smell like but it does kinda remind me of freshly dried clothes from a washing line, maybe thats what they are aiming for! I find one application does me the whole day, which is better than deonderants I have used in the past although it does state it lasts for 48hrs, I usually have a shower everyday so obviously need to reapply it after that, so I can't really say if it lasts for 48hrs.
The only real problem with this deodorant is getting white marks on your clothes, because of the cream like texture it has when it goes on your skin, if you put a top on straight after you've applied it you can very easily get white marks all over it. I usually put the deodorant on after I've put my top on, but I can still sometimes get white marks on the armpits of my clothes.
The cost of this deodorant is about £2.50, slightly more expensive than my normal deodorants, well the store own brand ones for definite, but since it seems to be working well for me at the moment I am willing to pay that price. I am on my second one of these now and have found the last one lasted about 5 or 6 weeks which is pretty good. I will certainly continue buying this in the future as I am very pleased with the results.
This is the first Anti Perspirant Stick i've tried. I use spray all the time, but tend to have a roll on in the house as well to have a slick of it after a shower, or when going to bed in the clammy weather. Sure I could use a spray for this, but for some odd reason I tend to use a Roll on. WOuld never use a Roll on through the day. I'm pretty odd like that.
I saw this was on offer for £1 and I picked it up by accident, but I have to say it was an ok accident as I quite like this to use.
This comes in a 50g tub and you just apply this like a Roll on. The difference is instead of this large ball that you sweep over the area, this is like a qutie hard block of Deo but is slightly greasy feeling and that bit creamy. You twist up at the end to get some of the stuff, and you know when it's finished as it won't twist up anymore. SOunds easy enough?
The tub was ok looking. Quit wide but not that thick. It is a white plastic tub which is easy enough to grip to apply.
The good thing about this is that it isn't as wet as a Roll on, so once this is applied although you may feel a tiny bit sticky, this goes away really quick and you can just put your clothes on without thinking that it is now all going to go over your clothes and not stay where it is meant to be.
I like the scent of this and have used it in Spray and Roll on. It is a nice fresh clean scent. Not floral or fruity, but just a nice clean washing scent. Sort of airy and like the morning air.
I will be buying this again, as I feel it is better than a Roll on for me and you get quite a lot of goes out of this as well. Think the right price for this is around £1.40.
I've bought this deoderant a few times (usually i just buy whatever's on offer) and i'd say it's a good one. I find these stick types better than aerosol because aerosols tend to leave me with really flakey skin (kinda gross i know), and roll ons tend to sting, these cream style sticks are almost like putting moisturiser under your arms, but without that wet sticky feeling of the roll on. One bad thing about this particular one..white marks. Also, make sure your underarms are really dry before putting it on, i have a habit of puttin deo on after excercising whilst i'm still a bit sweaty, just to tide me over til i get home for a shower...NOT a good idea with this stuff, it just slips over sweat (also if you jsut got out of the shower/bath it won't go on unless you're completely dry).
I've also used this same style but in a different fragrance, a pink/purple coloured one, and this sounds strange but it didn't work as well, i felt like after a nights sleep i wouldn't smell fresh in the morning like with the cotton fresh, almost as if i'd not put any deoderant on at all!
definitely recommend this to those with dry/sensitive skin, (no cracking as with aerosols, and without the sting of a roll on). I'd say if this is put on correctly (and best after dressing to prevent those annoying white marks) then it's great! But maybe not that great for summer time when you want a quick freshen up and you're a little bit sweaty already a spray is better
I totally swear by this anti perspirant stick and it keeps me dry, fresh and smelling good all day, even during excercise, which is just what you want from an anti perspirant. The fragrance is good and does indeed smell cotton fresh, just like clean sheets! The product itself is a solid, but creamy stick that glides on leaving your pits soft and moisturised but not in a bad way and comes in a white container with a twisty bottom which pushes the product up at the top as it is used.
The product costs about £1.80 but lasts for well over a month, sometimes 2 even when used on a daily basis so it is very good value for money. What I like about this anti perspirant is that when you put it on, you can feel its there, not in an uncomfortable way, but more in a reassuring, protective kind of a way. I'll never go back to aerosols!
I have suddenly developed a reaction to my usual Dove deodorant so I went into Boots the other day to look for a replacement, I remembered a few years ago using a Sure spray anti-perspirant so decided to have a look at the range and see what was available in roll on form as my worsening asthma makes using aerosol deodorant impossible these days.
The range of Sure is huge now and I was rather confused as to which one to buy, I eventually bought the Cotton Fresh roll on from the Sure Woman range as frankly it was the one name that appealed to me the most out of all of them.
I love the light and powdery fragrance of this deodorant, the ball glides across my skin smoothly and dispenses a fine sheen of deodorant which dries very quickly without the need for me to wave my arms around like a nutcase! I also like the way the deodorant seems to absorb into my skin rather than drying on top and leaving a powdery layer which will stain or mark my clothes.
Sure claim that this deodorant will protect me against wetness and odour for twenty four hours, I cannot possibly comment on this for two reasons:
1. Because as I have gotten older my need for anti-perspirant and deodorant has lessened dramatically. I actually don't sweat as much as I used to (not that I ever was unfortunate to sweat buckets) and so deodorant is somewhat of a habit for me rather than a necessity.
2. Because I can't imagine not washing for twenty four hours, this is a bizarre claim from Sure I think as it seems as though they are promoting bad hygiene habits and saying "use me instead of having a wash"!
In all seriousness I do find this deodorant keeps me feeling fresh and is gentle to my skin, I like the fact that it doesn't mark my clothing even when I wear a black top as I did today. I didn't sweat while wearing this deodorant, but this was no great surprise as these days I can comfortably go without deodorant at all and not feel any damp patches or detect any smell other than the aroma of whatever shower gel I used that morning.
I paid £1.69 for this roll on deodorant, which is roughly the same as most of the other brands available, and am happy with my choice. It didn't cause any kind of reaction, unlike many others, and this is possibly because it's designed to be gentle and is alcohol free.