Product Type: Vaseline Antiperspirant / Deodorant
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If you are Active then this won't keep you Fresh!
Vaseline Intensive Care Deodorant Active Fresh
Member Name: supersonic75
Vaseline Intensive Care Deodorant Active Fresh
Advantages: None to be honest
Disadvantages: Doesn't keep you smelling fresh for long
When it comes to deodorants I'm not very brand loyal, though I do prefer the likes of Sure and Dove over some brands this doesn't necessarily mean I stick to these two and will often buy whatever happens to be on offer. When I came across Vaseline Active Fresh deodorant recently which was only £1 I decided to give it a go having never previously trying this particular brand.
I've always used Vaseline body products in the past, but up until recently trying their deodorants seems to have evaded me. When I saw this half it's usual selling price a few weeks ago I decided it was worth trying out as Vaseline are part of the Unilever group which is a renowned firm.
*~*Price, packaging & availability*~*
The deodorant comes housed in a sleek looking slimline can which is a 150 ml in size. The can is quite basic in design as it is predominantly white with just smatterings of blue for the logo and the lid, and all in all it gives off a very 'clean' look that reminds me of the packaging for Dove products.
Price wise as mentioned I picked this up for just £1 recently but it normally retails just under the £2 mark depending of course on where you shop. Vaseline Active Fresh can be found in most major Supermarkets, Chemists and anywhere that sells these types of products as it is a well known brand.
*~*What makes it different?*~*
*It is an anti - perspirant and contains 0% alcohol so is perfect for sensitive skin.
***Has a sting free formula
****Keeps you dry all day
It certainly talks the talk, but does it walk the walk..?
*~*My experience of using this*~*
As I don't drive I do a lot of walking, not only on the school run each day, but also back and forth carrying heavy shopping bags and general day to day chores so choosing a deodorant that works is essential. I've always preferred Sure over any of it's rivals as the saying goes 'it doesn't let you down' but if I see something new or on offer then I'm the first one to want to try it and am far from brand loyal.
I try not to spend too much on any beauty item/ toiletries as despite them being a weak point for me from a buying point of view I rarely pay full price for anything and love a bargain when I see one. Though I've seen this particular brand of deodorant in the shops for a long time I've never felt the inclination to purchase any but at just £1 I thought it was worth a try.
Once the lid is removed there is a reasonable sized nozzle and this once pressed to break the initial seal is very easy to use. The spray emits at a reasonable force and has a clear appearance when sprayed, but once it makes contact with the skin it is clear to see it has a white hue to it.
The deodorant may claim not to sting but it certainly has an icy cold feel to it that isn't exactly painful when sprayed but feels far too sharp and shocking against my underarms and I can't say I've experienced this with any other underarm deodorant before.
The fragrance is, as one would expect from the title, to be 'fresh' and also has a sporty vibe which seems to slightly emasculate it, which doesn't really score points with me because if I wanted to smell masculine then I'd simply use my husband's deodorants.
On spritzing a few short, sharp blasts of Active Fresh under each arm each morning I have found it to take forever to actually 'dry'. It seems to be one of those sprays that never fully dries and to be honest feels clammy and slightly uncomfortable all day - not like my regular Sure which dries in contact.
On doing the school run and being on the go all day I found this deodorant stopped being effective after just 2 short hours, which given the fact it's supposed to offer 24 hour protection I found this quite poor. I decided to give this the benefit of the doubt and have used it on several occasions; in a morning and after an evening bath and the results have unfortunately being the same and has left me feeling 'sweaty' and not exactly shower fresh after less than 2 hours each time which is not exactly the results I'm after when buying a deodorant as I want one that actually works for several hours before even thinking of reapplying.
I'd like to say this is a fantastic product and give it full marks, but it just scrapes by on one star I'm afraid due to the fact it was on offer.
Not one I will be buying again and I will be sticking to the likes of Sure and Dove in the future..
Summary: A disappointing deodorant
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