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I seem to go through deodorant at quite a pace and as such am often purchasing new brands which are on offer at the time. Personally I do like to buy different deodorants each time as I find that my skin seems to get used to a certain product which makes it less effective the next time around. One such buy was a bottle of this Sure Crystal Invisible Aqua. I have used Sure products in the past and, have nearly always found them to be of good quality. Therefore when I spotted this product for only £2 in my local Asda I purchased it to take home.
~The Product and Packaging~
The packaging for my can of deodorant differs somewhat to that shown in the Dooyoo illustration and I can only assume that this is down to the fact that my bottle is part of the new compressed range of spray deodorants thus taking up less packaging for the same amount of spray. The canister is predominantly silver in colour and has a blue tick and almost ice illustration which I believe gives this product a slightly masculine look. On the front of my bottle we are told that this deodorant is anti white marks and yellow stains which is always a bonus in my opinion. Although I do not tend to wear a huge amount of dark clothing I do find that the underarm sections on my blouses and shirts tend to get a build up of yellow stains over time and so was hopeful that this product would prevent this.
Turning the canister over there are instructions as to how to use this product which is combined with further features of this deodorant including that it is dermatologically tested, alcohol free and gives up to 48 hours of protection. I always find it interesting when a product claims to give two days protection, after all who wears deodorant for such a long period of time without having a wash? However it is always interesting to me to see how it will fare over one days use to get an idea of whether it would really last the duration.
~How Does it Smell?~
Another thing of importance to me when I buy a new antiperspirant/ deodorant is the smell of it. I am certainly one of those annoying people that you see sniffing the lids of various products around the shop as I do like to ensure that I get the smell right rather than wasting my money. Personally I like to smell fresh at all times of the day and so will often look for a product which gives a fresh and clean scent but without being too overbearing and detracting from my perfume. This spray has a particularly fresh scent which is almost cottony in fragrance and smells quite clean without being masculine or overly perfumed. It is a smell that I like and one which I enjoy getting little bursts of scent from throughout the day.
~Application and Use~
Using this deodorant really is quite straightforward and in no way different to using any other spray based product. On the top of the canister is a grey push forward button and this is slightly ribbed to give it grip. To unlock this button we are told to push it forward with the thumb at which point a jet of deodorant sprays out of the narrow nozzle and this is relatively easy to do in my experience and makes this product less likely to spray accidentally. Once pressed the button omits a strong jet of spray which quickly coats my underarm area and I generally find that two jets under each arm is adequate for a days wear. The spray comes out of the canister clear in colour and dries almost instantly and I have had no occasions where my armpits are covered in white powder which I do find to be the case with other products.
~My Experience and Opinions~
In terms of the longevity of this deodorant I would have to say that it is rather good. I generally walk a mile to work everyday and therefore am often warm and ever so slightly damp from perspiration when I arrive at the office. With this deodorant I find that my underarm area is kept relatively dry and retains a cotton fresh scent which stays with me all morning. By the end of the day I do find that the scent of this deodorant has begun to loose its cottony freshness and evolved a slightly more bodily smell however, it is easily adequate for a days work and is not noticeable to anybody other than my keen sense of smell. I do agree with the Sure claims that this product does not create white marks on clothing as it certainly sprays on clear and does not go powdery, however I would struggle to agree to the anti-yellow marking qualities of this spray as I don't find that I have been wearing it for long enough to truly validate these claims.
~Price and Availability~
A 150ml bottle of this deodorant set me back £2 from my local Asda which I think is a pretty average price for a bottle and one which I would happily buy again. My 150ml canister of deodorant has lasted around a month which I consider quite good for such a small bottle and as such I will be looking for a similar product the next time I need a new deodorant.
~Summary and Recommendations~
As a result of my review I would recommend this product particularly for its clean fresh scent and ability to spray clear onto the armpit area. I do not agree with the 48 hour claims for this deodorant as it does not stay cotton fresh on my skin for longer than a few hours therefore I would have to mark it down one star. Therefore this product scores a good, if not excellent, four stars from me.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
Firstly i should point out that mine is the pink and grey clear pure variety of this deodorant. I purchased Sure crystal clear pure deodorant about 6 months ago, during the heat wave which is now just a distant memory as I scrape my car in the morning. I'm not particularly brand loyal when it comes to deodorant and I chose this one based on the fact it was on offer where I work, and everyone said it works well.
**The spray can**
This is an aerosol style spray, the can is quite tall but has a waist :) which makes the can easy to hold even with my small hands. The spray part has a locking mechanism which you slide up to release the spray part. I'm not keen on this as I find the spray part quite stiff to use, when I first started using this I particularly struggled spraying with my left hand, and I wouldn't say I was particularly weak. The spray can itself is grey with some pink writing on and I would say it is attractive in a deodorant can kind of way.
I use this pretty much as you would any deodorant I spray it under my arms and sometimes across my chest (naughty me I see on the back it says this is just for underarms), let it dry which takes only seconds and get dressed. When I top it up I just put it under whatever clothes I'm wearing and spray. I have used this several times a day for the last 6 months apart from when I went on holiday and bought a different make in a smaller can.
Like all beauty products Sure make several claims on the packaging of this product. These are;
48 hour active protection
Incredible white mark protection
And that Sure won't let you down.
Well all I can say about this is that Sure let me down. I am lucky if I get 3 hours protection with this never mind 48! When I first started using this I initially put it down to the heat at work, and the running (not physical running mind :) ) around I have to do there. As I have said at the time there was a heat wave and parts of the shop I work in got up to 47 degrees celsius, so I didn't blame it for not keeping up then, as everyone was sweating. However since then the temperature has fallen, and believe it or not it is actually now quite chilly at work, but I still find that I am often left with wet arm pits :( within only a few hours of using this.
On the other claim of "white mark protection" I actually can't really comment. I've not noticed any white marks, but then I don't wear a lot of black so don't tend to find white marks a problem.
Worth mentioning is that this doesn't contain alcohol, and I can confirm it has never stung when applied.
**Smell and longevity**
The scent of this is quite mild it's kind of a faint sweet smell, pleasant without being overwhelming. This comes in a large can, and I am only now coming to the end of it despite sometimes using it two or three times a day, I think from this angle that 6 months use is pretty good.
Well as you might have guessed by now I don't recommend this deodorant. The only thing I like about it is the smell, but ultimately I wear a deodorant to stop me sweating and this lets me down every time.
This is an avarage price of £3, but is often on offer.
For probably 2 years, I'd buy this product and nothing else.
Firstly it's available in two sizes - large and well small. The small one is great if you are travelling because the large really is rather big. It looks quite pretty too, and it doesn't scream "I'm a smelly moo and I can't live without my deodorant" like some products so it's OK to have out on display in the bedroom/bathroom.
When it comes to being human, there's a difference between a light individual scent and full blown stale sweat and lord knows what else BO. If you've ever been in a train or on a bus - anywhere where there is a concentration of people in confined quarters - there will always be two smells that stand out:
a) the BO
b) the person with BO who used far too much perfume trying to cover it up
The great thing about this product is that it is both an antiperspirant and a deodorant. The antiperspirant bit simply means that it helps to block your sweat glands so less sweat gets to the surface, and the deodorant bit tries to get rid of the bacteria that like sweaty armpits and make smells.
So less sweat and less bacteria should in theory mean less unpleasant smells coming from your 'pits.
One disadvantage to using such products is that often they leave a white residue which inevitably gets onto your clean dark coloured t-shirt. Sure Crystal Clear has been specially designed not to leave marks although I'd recommend leaving it 2-3 minutes after application before putting your top on to be sure that it has dried. Generally even if you are in a rush to get dressed, the marks are minimal.
For maybe the first 18 months I thought this product was great. Then it didn't seem to last a full day any more - the effectiveness was wearing off. I wondered whether the active ingredients had a use by date (no mention of this on the can) so tried to replace it more regularly (I like to think that I am a lady and do not need copious amounts of spray to stay fresh!) and to be honest that didn't work.
I don't know whether Sure have changed the formula or - more likely - the bacteria have developed an immunity, but I've had to move onto another brand. I was in danger of being the "smelly one" on the bus and not in a good way!
I bought this product as I was sick and tired of that horrible "white mark" powder like effect that seemed to be a given with every spray deodorant on the market. This genius product for Sure has made the white marks I so much dreaded extinct! The bottle is easy to hold, especially their newly developed design. The button is easily pressed and controlled and I have not had an issues with the nib breaking yet which is a unbelievable! Unlike other deodorants, I can spray the deodorant in the comfort of my bedroom for a good 5 seconds on each underarm without having to suffer from chocking from the dry fumes. The deodorant can be sprayed in a room full of people without someone coughing or complaining. Furthermore, the product does offer whit mark protection! I could change my top ten times within 5 minutes of putting the deodorant on and not have white marks appear on any item! In addition to all of this, the deodorant seems to last all day! I am a student and I can put the product on in the morning and still know I am protective at the end of a very busy day. The only disadvantage to this product is it does not protect against embarrassing sweat marks!
This is by far my favourite deodorant on the market and ticks all the boxes in my opinion. The packaging is attractive and fresh and the can is very easy to use. This type of sure deodorant also comes in a smaller size which can fit very easily into your handbag. I don't tend to take this size out with me as it's slightly too big to fit comfortably into a handbag.
The deodorant is reliable, as sure say it won't let you down! I usually put this on at 6.30am and it lasts right through to going to bed. I often go for a run in the evening too and find that I'm still dry and not smelly. I have used other deodorant brands and this definitely has not been the case!
The best thing though is that this deodorant doesn't give you any white marks which makes life so much easier! You literally can spray it on and then put on a tight black top and there won't be any marks.
The deodorant is very reasonably priced too and you can often get it in boots on a two for £4 offer which is very good value for the quality. The smell is also very pleasant and fresh and not too overpowering
A slight downfall is that as an aerosol is it obviously damaging to the environment, I have tried their roll on deodorants but for me they are not as effective.
I have tried various brands of deodorant spray as i don't tend to stick with one brand, i go for whatever is on offer to be honest. So one particular shopping trip i decided to try this as it was on offer for £1.50, and considering i paid this ammount i wans't disappointed if however i had to pay more it might have been a different story. I have a demanding job were i am constantly on the go and i need a deodorant that will last and be resiliant. After an 8 hour shift were i was running around this deodorant let me down, i stank! It felt like i had imagined putting deodorant on that morning.
I did try this deodorant with a black t-shirt and no there wasn't any white residue on the t-shirt, crystal clear well i suppose it was... so crystal clear i couldn't tell it was there literally!
I bought this deoderant as my uniform has changed at work to a tight Black top. Most other deoderants when sprayed on will leave that awful white mark on the top which looks like white tiger stripes!
I saw this on the shelves and it cleaned to never leave white marks. Looking good I gave it a go. My job is quite demanding and sweating is a necessity throughout the day! For this reason a good anti persperant was also needed.
I tried this out and sprayed it on, I had the blue frangrant and it was very much a deoderant smell, so nothing exciting. I tend to use quite a lot as I dont want those wet patches half way through my shift! Using a lot of this does mean that it causes white bits to stack up under the arms, this meaning it will cause white marks.
After a spray of about 10 seconds I had to jiggle around a bit to get the excess white dust off. It didnt sting on application even after shaving which is good.
Then came the test, Putting my top on avoiding the white marks. To be honest, it worked pretty well. I wouldn't trust it completely and always check to make sure there are no white tiger stripes but this is pretty good.
It also holds up through out the day. It doesnt have that annoying thing of suddenly smelling of deoderant when you start to get hot and sweaty, intead it just stops you getting wet smelly pits which is a plus in my book. I hate the fact some deoderants start smelling of deoderant, it just highlights the fact to everyone else that you are getting hot and sweaty!!
My shifts are 10 hours and I dont tend to need to reapply any deoderant for the whole time. Even when I get home there is no need ot reapply which is nice.
At £1.99 a bottle it is on the expensive side (well for me anyway) so I wait until they are on offer and buy them then. A bottle tends to last a bout a month for me using it every day so I suppose £1.99 for four weeks is not that bad!!
When it comes to deodorant I'm a right fussy so and so! Of course I want a effective product, one that doesn't sting when being applied but it also needs to smell nice and feminine too and of course not stain my clothes!
I spotted this recently on offer in my local Asda store costing £1.00 and the can looked rather nice and of decent quality and so I decided that as it usually costs more like £2.00 a can that it was very worth a try
Well this aerosol spray comes in a silver coloured can with matching coloured plastic integrated button dispenser to the to of it that you simply push to control the spray. On the front of the can we are told that it is Sure Women, Crystal, Clear Aqua, Incredible White Mark Protection '24hr anti-perspirant, 0% alcohol' and there is a black lace pattern and a blue tick depicted too. On the back of the can other information given includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, cautions, ingredients and the size is stated and contact details for Unilver (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Nice looking can and I do like the fact that on the back of the can there is a section of sliding plastic which means that you can turn the spray action this has on and off too which is great for people with kids or people who want to take this out with them say in a gym bag or whatever.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Can:
New Sure Crystal provides incredible white mark protection. Don't let anything get in the way when you want to dress to impress.
Long lasting fragrance
Well of course this is one for the ladies and to use it we do so as any other aerosol deodorant spray of course and that is to spray it under the armpits at about 15 centimeters away (according to the information given on the can lol), I just simply spray it onto clean armpit skin at arms distance away and that is tat.
This is a none coloured, dry mist spray though you can't see the mist as you spray just gently feel it going on to the skin in a damp way. It leaves armpits feeling gently but not overly moisturised and you can dress immediately after using this as it doesn't transfer any residue (including white marks) onto clothes at all!
This has a nice sort of light unisex smell to it. Its hard to describe it isn't fruity and/or floral but sort of like a cotton fresh aroma if you know what I mean. Whatever it smells of, that fragrance does gently linger on the skin for hours.
This I find to be one of the best deodorants I have ever used. Its easy to apply, you don't need much of it at all and it really does stop me smelling of sweat and for hours upon hours too. I also, after using this don't feel as wet or soggy under my arms over time and so I feel it helps me t keep dry for longer!
None stinging or agitating (even after shaving ladies!) this is simply wonderful on every level and I really do trust it no matter the heat or what I'm doing!
A great buy!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I bought this as it was on a promo stand on the end of an aisle in Tesco and it was on offer for one pound. I picked up a couple of them, as to be quite honest I don't have a favorite deoderant, and I do use it every day, so I have to buy some almost every time I go shopping. One pound seemed like quite a good price for a tub which seemed quite large.
Sure crystal clear deoderant is an aerosol. It indicates that the white patches it leaves should be minimal, by the name, crystal clear. Now this, can only be a good thing! The tube has a spray top which you press your finger down and out comes a well dispersed spray. It smells fresh and like clean washing. It is easy to coat your arm pits evenly and it doesnt sting even when I had freshly shaved.
The powder was very white, but not so much as certain other deoderants I have used where it has literally flaked off my skin, which was very unattractive. If you put your clothes on too soon after wearing this you would still get white marks on them. The key is to not apply too much and to really let it dry first.
This antiperspirant was very good at not making me smell, even after quite a tough day at work, in the warmth. Out of all the sprays I have tried this is a very good one. I do actually prfer roll ons though as I don't like the feeling of breathing in too much spray and getting in stuck in the back of my throat. For an aerosole, especially at one pound this was a very good bargain.
I've been a loyal Sure customer for a number of years, however lately I've discovered that even though it's promised as "White mark protection" it's really not. If I put on a black top straight after application, however careful I seem to be (in trying to keep the top from touching my underarms) I always seem to find white marks on the top around the underarm area. This is really quite annoying as it's supposed to be a leading brand in not causing white marks. I've felt let down recently, and I'm currently trying out other brands to see if they also cause white marks on black tops. I do have to point out, if you do give it time to dry there won't be any white marks, but this isn't very practical for a busy Monday morning, or dashing out with the girls. However on the plus side the bottle design is handy and easy to grip. Another great design feature is the "lock" button on the back, which is a flip-switch which enablesn the cap to be locked in place so that the contents of the bottle can't be sprayed whilst the flip switch is "locked", I felt this is a superb design feature, as it makes it easily transported and gives you the peace of mind that it won't leak or spray on your belongings, especially good for when your going on holiday and the item has to be left in the suitcase, as you know that it will not spray on your clothes creating a costley dilema once you arrive at your destination! I'd buy this product if your going on holiday, or you like to take your deodrant in your bag, as long as you have enough time to make sure that you dont get it on any black clothing!
I am very particular with my anti-perspirants, as I find that many do not work all that well. Thus, I have used the normal Sure for women for many years without any major complaints. I tried this, having seen that it was not supposed to leave any marks on black clothes, which indeed it does not, but found myself disappointed. I did not feel that the anti-perspirant lasts for very long. It describes itself on the front as being a body-responsive, 24 hour spray, which is essentially a big fat lie. I have never found a spray that has lasted for 24 hours, and this was no exception. The spray generally lasts a few hours, and tends to wear off, especially in hotter weather, where you obviously sweat more. Sure is certainly not one of the cheapest brands, and for the price you pay you would expect to get something that works well. Don't waste your money in my opinion.
Sure are a well known manufacturer that produce a range of deodorant products for men and women. You can find their products in most supermarkets and high street beauty stores, and they are frequently on special offer. I decided to try out this Sure Women Crystal anti-perspirant as Sure are a trusted brand and their products are usually good value for money. This deodorant is available in two different sizes; 150ml which costs RRP £1.82, or 250ml which costs RRP £2.42.
Product description: "New Sure Crystal provides incredible white mark protection. Don't let anything get in the way when you want to dress to impress.
+ Long lasting protection.
+ Dermatologically tested.
+ Alcohol free."
Spray on deodorants are practical for getting ready in a hurry and freshening up as you don't have to wait around for it to dry for ages like you do with roll-ons. This antiperspirant deodorant has a cleancut plain design, with a white coloured can and pale blue details which fits in with the Clear Aqua theme.
The deodorant comes in a standard aerosol spray can, and has a clever locking mechanism where you simply slide a button from one side to the other to open or close the spray function. This is very practical if you are going to be carrying the deodorant in your bag or taking it away with you, as it avoids any accidentals leaks or spills and you don't have to worry about a lid falling off.
Directions for use: "Shake well. Press down firmly on first use. Hold can 15cm from underarm and spray."
The deodorant is very easy to use, simply shake well and then hold the can in position to reach your underarm, then spray as required. The locking function is really handy and I think this is a neat little design feature that works well. This deodorant is cooling to the skin during application and has a fresh, clean smell. I am not overly keen on this Clear Aqua fragrance, but it fades away quickly enough so that I can't notice it by the time I have finished dressing and put my favourite perfume on.
Sure Crystal Clear Aqua claims to offer "incredible white mark protection", and I am happy to say that it completely delivers in this regard. I often wear black clothes so I prefer something that does not leave marks on dark coloured fabrics. This deodorant has proved to be completely invisible and I have never had any problems with marks showing on my clothes even when I am wearing tight tops or black garments. There are also no visible remnants on the skin, and absolutely no waiting around before dressing which is a great thing for saving time when getting ready in the morning. I am very pleased with the invisible formula and think that every deodorant should act like this!
As for protection from sweating during the day, it seems to do a distinctly average job. This works well as a typical everyday anti-perspirant and keeps me feeling dry as long as I don't encounter any warm temperatures or physical exertion. Another claim from Sure is that this is a "24 hour anti-perspirant". This has not been the case at all, and I am lucky if I get a quarter of that protection. I often find that I will need to reapply this deodorant for a second time during the day, as it has not stopped me from sweating. I work out several times a week and I don't mind sweating somewhat when I'm exercising as it's a natural healthy response, but it still doesn't even provide enough protection for general use through a normal day at the office.
I was very impressed with how easy it was to use this deodorant, it is quick to apply, and the white mark protection works like magic. The only negative point for me is that it is simply not strong enough to keep me from sweating, and I require stronger action from my anti-perspirant deodorants. Great on the invisible factor, but still leaves me sweaty so this gets an all-round average 3 out of 5 stars.
When it comes to deodrants, I don't tend to have a particular favourite, rather I choose whichever of several brands I trust whose product is on offer when I go shopping! Sure is a brand I have used for many years, and have always found to be reliable as well as kind to my sometimes sensitive skin, so when I saw this particular product on offer for £1 in Wilkinsons, I thought I would give it a try.
I have the 150ml size of this product, and must mention that the packaging is quite different to that in the picture for this thread; rather than being a boring "up and down" shape, the bottle I have has a sexy curve to it, reminiscent of an hourglass, with a slim "waist" and wider top third and bottom two-thirds. Its just a shame that Sure didn't make the "waist" a tiny bit higher, as I find that whilst my hand always wants to grip around the "waist" of the can, my fingers aren't quite long enough to depress the button if I hold it in that way. Perhaps I just have particularly short fingers, but I do feel that this tiny adjustment would make the product much more comfortable to grip and use.
The can is a silvery grey, and has an attractive black lace band effect printed on it, as well as the brand name and the Sure tick! The button to release the deodrant is rubberised, fingertip shaped and quite large. It even has some little "grips" on it meaning the button itself is very easy to use, once you have mastered getting your hand to ignore the "waist" of the can! It does have a built in "lock" feature, which basically makes you push the button very slightly forward before you press it down to release the spray. I have found this very simple to use, and think it is a great feature as it means you can throw your deodrant into a gym bag or something and not have to worry about it being accidentally sprayed all over everything in your bag!
The packaging is mainly made of aluminium and is recyclable.
When depressed, a fine mist of deodrant is released which has a fragrance which is slightly floral but also reminds me of baby powder! It is a very subtle strength though, and is not really very noticeable once applied, which is great for me as I like to wear other scents and this product doesn't at all clash or interefere with those.
A key selling point of this particular version of Sure is its "incredible white mark protection". I must say I personally have found this to be very good; I wear quite a lot of black and was very fed up of having to flap my arms like a chicken to dry my deodrant before getting dressed (!), but have not found this to be necessary with this product! It dries within seconds and even when I have literally sprayed, grabbed a black top and pulled it on, I have found no marks on my clothing from this deodrant, so would definitely recommend it for this point.
I am also very satisfied with the "long lasting protection" of this product, having found that it really does last all day and leaves me feeling dry and confident. I am never worried about "damp patches", even in mini heatwaves like the one we had recently!
Another point to note is that this product is alcohol free, which is great as alcohol can be very drying on the skin.
Overall I think this is a reasonably priced, good quality product, which does live up to the claims on the packaging! I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
I used to use a sanex deodorant but it didn't seem to give me good coverage, unfortunately I sweat a lot and so I need a deodorant that will keep me smelling fresh and keep me dry! Sure for Women Crystal Clear does that for me, only on very rare occasion do I feel that it hasn't done that and nothing is perfect!
The smell is quite nice, not too strong but strong enough to give you good coverage as I stated before. Saying that, my mum thinks its very strong but she's not a spray on girl she's a roll on girl and she has a very strong sense of smell, so if your like that, don't bother with this deodorant.
The price isn't too bad, I've been using it for the duration of my time at university and I never felt like it was breaking the bank!
My only possible problem with this deodorant is that once in a blue moon I do get white marks randomly and I do wonder why it happens!
All in all a must use, one of the best spray ons I have ever used!
I was always a die-hard Sure roll-on deodorant fan until they (along with most other deodorant makers) removed all alcohol from their deodorants - since then I've found it impossible to find a roll-on that actually dries - I was to be found jumping round the bathroom flapping my hands under my armpits in order to be able to get dressed!
So, I moved over to sprays. Although they too can be sticky, they usually dry quicker.
This Sure antiperspirant/deodorant comes in two sizes and two fragrances. It can be recognised by the familiar Sure 'tick' on the front. Like all good spray deodorants, there is a 'unlock' sliding button on the top which you need to slide to one side before first use.
This Aqua fragrance is particularly pleasant - it is fresh, 'sporty', not too floral or feminine, and not too strong. A couple of sprays under each armpit and you are good for 24 hours - unless, I've found, you do lots of sport or other sweat-making activities!
It dries usually within seconds, depending on how much you use each time. Sure prices are usually mid-range, and in my opinion worth it for a decent product.
This deodorant also prides itself on not making white marks on your clothes. In my experience so far, this is absolutely true and reliable! I'd definitely recommend Sure sprays to anyone looking for a deodorant that actually works and isn't just cosmetic.