I am addicted to this product. I would cry is it was discontinued. I had a serious sweating problem since I hit puberty and had tried every stick deoderant out there. I finally found certain dri and i've been using it for at least 5 years now. It definitely should not be used after shaving. Your armpits will itch and burn like hell. Also, a little goes a long way, so I apply it sparingly.
I sweat a lot, especially in the summer. This stuff helps keep me dry all day. You apply it at night and use regular anitperspirant/deodorant in the morning. Do not apply this right after shaving, however. Your underarms will itch and burn. Other than that, it's great!
I've been using this for years and will continue to do so. It's an HG, not because I find it to be flawless, but because it's in a league of it's own and because it does what it promises to do.
You do have to make sure you don't apply it within a few hours of shaving or it will sting like a ********.
Also, I recommend letting it dry fully before putting on any top: it discolored the armpit area in a couple of my tees (yes, sometimes I put a bit more on in the morning).
I loooove this product. Now, many people complain of irritation and such, but of course, it will happen when something such as Aluminum Chloride is in the product. It completely seals your pores so no sweat can come out. It stings for a little, and may itch, but it is completely worth it in my opinion. If you have a real problem with irritation, be careful to not apply too much.
I use it nearly every night before I go to sleep: I do not sweat from my underarms at all. I love it. I had huge problems with pit stains before, where I would not even do strenuous activity but would sweat right through a sweater anyway. It was really embarrassing, even though it did not smell. Certain Dri stopped within the first day of using it, and now I don't worry when I lift up my arms, lol.
They say to use "Certain Dri A.M." for more protection, but really, it's unnecessary. You can use your regular deodorant, it's the same ingredients. Also Certain Dri A.M. leaves white marks so use something that doesn't do that.
All in all, whenever this runs out, I am DEFINITELY buying it again. Excellent product.
i've gotten my mom hooked on this stuff. it's a bit more expensive than regular deoderant, but it really eliminates underarm wetness which used to be a huge, embarassing problem for me and one little bottle lasts me for months! it's a bit tempermental to use - can't use near a shower or within hours of shaving. however, i'm used to the quirks and wouldn't live without it. i don't even have to apply every night anymore- just once every couple of days and i'm set (and i live in the south!). considering i used to be so self conscious about wetness, it doesn't even cross my mind anymore.
I get very sweaty in the summer, so I tried Certain Dri. It burned my underarms. leaving tjem itchy and red. The active ingredient in Secret Clinical Strength and Lady Mitchum roll-on is much gentler and as effective. And for those who sweat along with me, a tip: part of it is the soap you're using. Most bar soaps leave a film that's like plastic wrap on your skin. Try a Dr. Bronner soap. It rinses clean and reduces the sweating problem. Really.
It looks like I am one of the few who this did not work for. I tend to sweat alot, and have been looking for something that will really work. I had heard great things about this, so I picked it up. The first few times I used it, it was okay. But after awhile, I noticed it started to smell really awful. It overwhelmed me. And it didn't keep me dry either. I ended throwing it away. I will stick to Secret Clinical.
The only deodorant I use that keeps me fresh. I've tried EVERYTHING. From Mitchum to Vinegar to just about everything. This keeps me dry when I apply it at night and then I follow up with certain dri a.m. when I wake up. This has been a godsend. I have seen it plenty of times but overlooked it due to the unattractive packaging. It may seem that none of it is actually getting applied (just drops) but do not be decieved! It is being applied and do not put too much or you will be itching to the point of driving you NUTS! Use is conservatively and you will really enjoy the results.
This stuff is awesome! I've always had a huge problem w/ underarm wetness and I feel soooooo self concious about it. Not so much of a problem with odor so I can't really review it for that. But this stuff works! After only 2 nights of using it (you put it on at night) I'm totally dry during the day. If you have wetness problems I highly recomend this stuff.
Did not work for me, I use Drysol which you can only get from a doctor. I tried Certain Dry and was very dissapointed. Did not help with sweating at all and smelled very very unpleasant. Don't waste your money.