after being SOL in the deodorant department due to a silicone allergy... (every deodorant/antiperspirant out there has cyclopentasiloxane in it or dimethicone), I finally found this gem!!!!!
It keeps me odor free for over 24 hours!
I have been using this product for 15+ years. I guess you could say it's my HG deodorant!
The roll-on is the most effective deodorant product I have ever used. Any time I get an idea of "oh, let's try something new!" I always go back to this.
I am quite sweaty. Maybe not enough to need an Rx anti-perspirant, and whenever I try something like that - certain dri/clinical, etc, it burns the #&@$%£€ out of my sensitive skin. This does not. It can be applied to freshly shaved armpits with no irritation whatsoever, and will provide you with 24 hours of sweat and odor control, even if you are moderately active. If you wear it to the gym, or any other intense activity, you may perspire some, but there will be no odor.
1. Shake before using the product. Otherwise it doesn't work well at the end, and harder to dispense. As others said, it's a rollon which goes on wet, it takes a bit to be absorbed into your skin and dry, but it's worth it. If you do not wait to dry before getting dressed, it will leave white marks on your clothing. You can use a blow dryer to speed things up in a pinch, but it works better if you let it dry naturally and absorb.
2. The smaller/travel sized container is made of a harder plastic that is more difficult to dispense the deodorant. Basically, the product is kind of thick and can be tough to apply so you will need to squeeze the container as you run low. Not possible with smaller size, which means a lot of wasted product. So: buy the large/regular size. I took a couple lippies off because I think the packaging needs improvement, but that won't stop me from buying this again and again.
3. As someone who prefers fragrance free products, sadly, the unscented version does not work nearly as well as the others. I'm not just talking it doesn't have scent to mask odors, I'm saying, the formula is different. I wouldn't buy it. I do not notice a difference in the performance of the regular/fragranced varieties. My favorite is powder fresh as it smells like baby powder going on, but the scent seems to fade the fastest. With the others, I tend to smell it throughout the day? That might just be because I apply a lot of it.
Very happy with this! I use the unscented roll-on. As others have noted, it goes on a bit wet and takes a minute to dry. Once dry, I can't feel it at all. I use Certain-Dri once or twice a week, and the combo of the two keeps me dry and un-stinky. Great stuff!
I've been using the Ban Unscented roll on deodorant for about two weeks and it does a great job preventing odor and wetness. I do not sweat a lot but still want something that can keep me cool and confident throughout the day.
The only issue is that it takes a long time to dry, you have to wear a thin layer...Once dry, I really like the texture and feel. It's not sticky, not waxy or cakey. It does not leave any marks on my clothing which I really appreciate and it truly is unscented. Does not have any chemical smell or anything.
Only reason I wouldn't purchase again is because I enjoy trying new brands and formulas.
This roll-on did worse than nothing for me. It takes forever to dry and makes my armpits feel sticky and damp for most of the day. And I think my armpits still smell. So the neither the anti-perspirant or deodorizing aspects work. I think I would have been better off using nothing at all because then at least my armpits wouldn't have that gross sticky/wet feeling all day.
I am a girl who has struggled with severe stinky armpits and also dampness. I have tried every deodorant out there, this is the only one that has worked for me. I cannot use the solid, it does not have the same affect. Keeps me dry and odor under control. I use it in conjunction with Certain Dri.
I bought the clinical version of this and it gave me a major rash on my armpits and it hurt really bad. Too bad for me since I couldn't wear any deodorant at all for a few days...so you can only imagine.
The clinical strength did nothing for me but make me smell bad and give me a bad reaction :( I don't even really sweat and this did nothing for me. It's expensive at around $7.00
If you have sensitive skin be ware that this can cause some serious reaction. Did I mention it did nothing!
I bought this because my dermatologist recommended. I doesn't work at all on me!!! I sweat so much, and I usually don't even sweat, and it made me smell so bad. I gave it a try for 2 weeks, and nothing.
This is the only deodorant I can use that will not break me out. I have been using it for years and it works great and no irritation.
I frickin LOVE Ban roll on!!!!!! If you've read my other reviews, you know that I have difficulty with deodorants- actually, antiperspirants. I've tried all kinds ranging from high end to low end. The only thing that really seems to work is Certain Dri- and even that isn't a sure thing, even with all the side effects (can only use it at night, stings like hell, etc).
This is AMAZING. I've been using it for about a month and it surpasses even Ban solid, which was my former HG deodorant. I picked this up, with extremely low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. This has kept me dry through two-three hour workouts at the gym, hiking and doing other outdoors-y things on vacation in Maui, and just basically summer heat!
The only downside is that you have to wait for it to dry, but that's it! It doesn't even leave white marks on clothes!
So seriously, if everything else has disappointed you (or if you just really want a good cheap deodorant), give this a try!