I got this as a sample from Dove and took it with me on vacation since it was a nice small size. I like the cool cucumber scent, because it is subtle, but it wouldn't be my first pick of fragrance. As for being "Ultimate Clear" this truly is the best. Every other deodorant leaves a white residue, but this is great in that respect. If I over-apply, where my underarms feel slippery, so I notice a white residue.
However, it is weaker in the antiperspirant department. In all fairness, though it is only on the hottest days that I notice sweat stains on me.
In the deodorant department, this is mediocre at best. I live in Texas and I am pregnant, and I know that pregnancy will mess with hormones and sweat glands, so this may work better for me after baby is born.
As for the condition of my skin after using it, I have noticed that my underarms are slightly less irritated than with my normal deodorant (Secret Invisible Solid in Powder Fresh). So I like that about this product.
Overall: It gets a 5 for being clear, a 4 for its scent, a 4 for antiperspirant abilities, a 2 for deodorant abilities, and a 4 for its skin conditioning abilities. That averages to 3.8 so I'll round up to 4. I do not think I would buy again, though, because of its lacking anti-deodorant properties. I am willing to try this product again in a different scent to see if the outcome is better (maybe Fresh, Powder, or Fragrance Free).
I don't really wear deoderant because I have major ingrowns and I really don't sweat underarms...But I got this product just to wear when I work out (in case lol) and man, what a lie! All my dark clothes had white residue on it and it was so flaky when anything rubbed against it. I love the smell of it, which lasts forever (cool cucumber scent), but so? That's why I have perfumes...I don't know, I personally will stick to Degree for women, it's a solid that doesn't flake or leave white stuff on you or on your clothes!
EDIT: I'VE TRIED AND HAVE BEEN USING "DR. MIST" NOW. IT IS THE BEST!!! I WOULDN'T EVEN BOTHER WITH DOVE OR ANYTHING ELSE. PLS SEE MY REVIEW.
Initially I tried Ultimate Clear in the Powder scent - it was horrible! The scent was great, the 'ultimate clear' was bollocks!
However, this summer I gave Cool Essentials a try, and IT WORKS! I don't need to apply a lot (1-6 swipes tops) and it does look clear and so far hasn't stained my clothing. This will continue to be my hot-weather deodorant, and in winter I go back to a natural deodorant - Jason's Lavender & Tea Tree Oil roll-on. continued >>
I would buy it for the smell only. I have to put it on after I have dressed or it will leave white stains on my shirts! The label stays clear and no staining but they lie. The smell is so good though that I overlook it.
It doesn't really go on "clear," that's total b.s., but it's moisturizing and smells goooood. It has a very fresh, pleasant scent, just like their cool cucumber body wash. I've used other anti-perspirants that lasted longer (this one doesn't last all day for me), but I prefer it over other brands anyway because it makes my skin soft.
I love the light cucumber scent of this deodorant. The fact that it doesn't give me a fragrance-induced headache (like baby powder and perfume scented deodorants do) earns it 5 lippies right away. Of course, it helps that it also keeps me dry and smelling fresh. Bravo, Dove!
I use this deodorant every day! I love the smell of it. It smells so good. I use to wear secret then I saw dove's deodorant and decided to try. I'm glad I made the switch! It does stay on the WHOLE day. My friends and I were talking about lasting power of deodorant and they were both shocked to hear that I didn't re-apply during the day. My deodorant lasts that long. Even threw sweating at work and going for the whole day. I'm probably never going to buy another deodorant again. I'm so happy with this stuff! I just wish that it wouldn't crumble when I put it in my purse :( I bought a three pack at costco and it had a mini one that I put into my purse- it was perfect! Until one time I went to open it and it crumbled all over my hands. Other then that I love this product!
This deodorant/antiperspirant has a fresh, clean smell that I love. It's great at wetness protection--I'm completely dry when I get back from the gym! It's also clearer than most other antiperspirants. It doesn't leave those gross white marks. If I'm wearing a tight-fitting shirt a little will get on it, but nothing a little washing can't fix. The reason I gave it a 4 is because it, like most antiperspirants, contains aluminum, which supposedly can be detrimental to one's health. I usually use Tom's of Maine (which is not an antiperspirant) but if I use it too many days in a row it makes my armpits peel and feel itchy. I know, gross. So I switched to this because I like Dove products, but I think I'm going to have to find another type of natural deodorant because I don't feel comfortable putting aluminum under my arms every day. I also don't sweat very much, so I don't need antiperspirant on a daily basis. I will keep this around to use when I want extra protection and will probably repurchase, but this definitely isn't a product I will use every day.
I switched over from Secret to Dove, because of the moisturizing qualities of their products. This is deodorant that I'm pretty happy with. I love the scent, and the texture. I don't really switch around with deodorant a lot, so I don't have very many others to compare this to! This is a little bit more expensive than their regular varieties. Sometimes I buy this and sometimes I'll just get the regular.
This product has a fantastic smell that lasts all day. I haven't noticed any deoderant spots on my clothing and will definitely purchase this one again!