Dove • Clinical Protection • Deodorants
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
As someone who has suffered from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) since hitting puberty, I am constantly on the prowl for effective antiperspirants. It's a difficult thing to overcome because there really is no permanent solution for it. And when you have it to a severe degree, you're basically stuck constantly trying to hide the dinner-plate sized sweat stains under your arms or putting prescription strength products on your pits that burn the crap out of your skin and prevent you from being able to shave regularly. It seems as though it's a lose lose situation, really.
I've pretty well always used Drysol, which is ABSOLUTELY brutal on the skin. There have been times where I've put it on before bed and needed to wash it off within 30 minutes because of how bad it burns. It's 20% Aluminum chloride hexahydrate, and that stuff is all kinds of bad news for anyone. It's terribly harsh on the skin (as anyone who has used it would know) and studies have shown that ACH increases the chances of developing Alzheimer's later in life. NO GOOD! But what do you do if your excessive sweating really starts to affect most aspects of your life? Keep hunting.
A few months ago I tried Perspirex, a new product that only contains 10% ACH. This stuff didn't work for me at all, and it still had that awful chemical smell and burned upon application. Pretty well for the past decade of my life I have made a habit of carrying a sweater with me all the time, for when my sweat stains become really noticeable. It's embarrassing! Summer is a terrible time for me. And here in Alberta, we only get it for about three months, so I'd like to be able to make the most of it.
About a month or so ago I came across Dove's new Clinic Strength Antiperspirant. I didn't expect it to control my sweating all that much but I figured it was worth a shot. It was a little on the pricey side compared to regular dedodorants. I think I bought it *ON SALE* for around $10.00. It comes in a few different scents which is a nice change from the horrible chemical smell of any prescription strength antiperspirant. I opted for the cucumber and green tea one. It's not too overwhelming and I like the fact that the scent is based on two natural ingredients that are good for skin (not sure if these ingredients are actually in this product but it smells pretty good!)
I've been pleasantly surprised to find that this stuff actually works! I haven't been sweating excessively from my arm pits since I started using it. I like the consistency, it doesn't flake like most deodorants and it dries fairly quickly (no nasty wet feeling). I put it on after I shower every morning and it lasts the whole day. My only issues with this product are the fact that it comes out of the applicator very inconsistently. You'll notice that it will only come out of a few of the little holes rather than all of them. Also, if you put it on before getting dressed, let it dry first. I get a few white marks on my shirts but they rub off easily and I'm sure this coud be avoided if you let it dry thoroughly before putting a shirt on. I see that a few people think it's a bit pricey, but I think it's worth the $10.00, considering that it works, it smells pleasant (no horrible chemical stink), and it doesn't burn the hell out of your skin!
I'll definitely continue to buy this product. It seems to last awhile too if you're only applying it once a day, which is effective enough!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Horrible smell and did not work at all like secret which I use. Surprised this is a dove product
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
A few years ago, I suddenly became very sweaty in my under arms (particularly in my right, weird) and regular deoderant/antipersperent wasn't cutting it. I've tried a few different brands of clinical strength deoderants and Dove is my favorite. I love the varity of scents and have tried most of them. I love how these apply like a cream and blend into the skin without clumping or flaking. I still get sweaty in my "overactive" right arm pit, but not as bad and I'm *never* stinky because of it when using this. You only need a small amount of product so this lasts forever.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
This product is absolutely amazing. I have been using it for about 3 years now, and although I sometimes switch to other clinical strength deodorants if there is a really good sale, Dove Clinical Protection is my absolute favorite. I used to have a pretty bad sweat problem- hot or cold I would sweat, and this made me very uncomfortable. Regular deodorant was just not doing it. But wow when I discovered this stuff I can really say that my life was changed to a huge extent. I no longer had to worry about sweating too much or smelling weird, this product protects from all of that. And you know the weird white clumps you get from regular deodorant? Ha ha ha I sure don't miss those, Dove Clinical Protection even protects you from that. It is fairly expensive and a bottle will last about 2 months, but 8 bucks for 2 months of pure awesomeness and protection is so worth it! It is definitely worth a try. It may not work for some people, but it did wonders for me. Thank you, Dove!
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is as close a clinical strength deodorant I've found in a drugstore. I get smelly very fast. Hot weather, cold weather, while sleeping, at the gym, etc if I don't have a high quality deodorant it is not pleasant. This deodorant keeps me smell-free from after shower to bedtime the next day! It's supposed to be applied at night so it can really set and block the sweat, which is safe. I shower in the am and let it dry before I get dressed. It is important you let it dry to save yourself from those embarrassing white clothing stains (it can get messy). I can go 2 days and not smell! It has the click applicator and dries as clear as any white cream deodorant does. It hasn't flaked off onto my clothes throughout the day. I alternate between this and another brand 'clinical strength' liquid deodorant. I can't use most of the cheaper popular brands because I smell right through them. I'm on my second package and still loving it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this product because I am pregnant. Apparently, you sweat WAY more during pregnancy so I had to purchase something to keep my sweaty stinkyness in control. It was either this or Secret Clinical for my first ever purchase for clinical strength deodorant. I chose Dove, I'll admit it was because of their marketing.
Where to begin... The product doesn't expel properly. When you click it, it comes out uneven which is weird. So I use 2-3 clicks per arm. It's VERY difficult to wash off. I even used Dove Winter Care soap to try to remove it and it is still difficult. I tried different soaps, even body wash on a loofah. It leaves a gross slick feeling during washing and after. It is most difficult to remove if you use it at night (although, it is difficult anyway) and then take a shower in the morning which is what I did. It does in fact get all over your clothes which was annoying. I would have a weird smell by the end of the day, my husband is usually grossed out but hey, that's what long thorough showers are for.
I'm almost done with this product. The only reason I'm going to use it until it is finished because it was close to $8. Would I purchase this product again? No. Would I recommend it? No way. I'm going to try other clinical strength deodorants as I have a hard time believing that a deodorant is that difficult to wash off.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This isn't my favourite, but I've never had any sweaty problems with it! The packaging is great - except I find the formula comes out a little thick. The smell is slightly...well...clinical haha. And it does get ALL OVER YOUR CLOTHES almost unavoidably, even when you put it on the night before as you're meant to. If you really need it, it's probably great, but if you don't reaaaally need a clinical strength...maybe leave it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This product works great for me. This is the only deodorant Ill use. I absolutley cant stand when people say something doesnt work and they didnt follow directions. You do have to use it the night before as the directions state. I stay much drier than I did when using a regular deodorant. I love the fact of putting it on at night because when I get dressed in the morning I dont have to worry about stains and marks on my clothing. This is one of my fav products! Also, Ive tried the Secret version and it made me itchy and irritated, Dove did not.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Hmm.. didn't work for me. I had this in the powder scent.. it was extremely overpowering, plus didn't do what it was supposed to. I used it before I went to bed, and when I woke up I was sweating and smelled bad.. so not good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Green
I second the commenter below who points out that you do have to follow the directions and apply this product at night for it to work. It's the same for all the clinical-strength products like Certain Dri, etc.
I am a sweaty lady - or at least sweatier now at 42 than in the past. Plus I'm in the South and it's been ridiculously hot and humid here this summer.
In the past regular anti-perspirants have done the trick for me, but they weren't pulling their weight this year. I bought my mom's favorite, Mitchum gel, and I had a weird experience with it. It helped with the sweating but WOW after a couple of days I figured out that body odor stink was coming from ME! It made me smell much worse than I would have au naturel. Personal chemistry, I guess.
This Dove product is working for me (although I do not remember to use it every night). It smells nice, too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I've read a lot of reviews on here and on other sites, about people putting this stuff on right after the shower, and then complaining it doesn't work, or it's just as good as other deodorants. While the directions say it can be used during the day, they highly recommend using this at night before bed on very dry under arms. You can not put this stuff on right after a shower, unless you wait a while to make sure all the moisture has gone away.
I put this stuff on at night, sleep, get up and take a shower, and I'm dry all day. I don't know the specifics on how it works that way it just does. I was using a gel for years and then started chaffing from it, and perspiring a lot when I never used to. I don't like solids, because even when it's "Black dress approved" I would still get those pesky white lines on my shirts, or had clumping. When I saw that this was used at night, and of course had the moisturizer in it, I thought why not? So far, due to taking a shower in the mornings, I haven't had any marks or clumping. It's great, and I'm dry!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I am so glad I am now at the point where I have gone long enough using deodorant-only products to realize how much these clinical-strength deodorants screwed me over! From maybe 6 straight years I thought I actually had a sweating problem. If I forgot deodorant, within an hour or two I'd have somewhat serious BO and sometimes sweat stains. There's only so much you can continue to do at this point when you're already using clinical strength deodorants!
I made a weird move and actually switched to the new formula of Old Spice - yes, Old Spice. That's somewhat irrelevant; the important part to note is, I made the switch from clinical strength antiperspirants to deodorant-only sticks and within a month witnessed a really remarkable change. I was sweating far, FAR less than before - really, maybe a quarter of what I was at before - and I only had noticeable BO when I really forgot to use the product for maybe a minimum of 36 hours.
I don't mean to specifically point the issue here on Dove; I just particularly hated this deodorant, so this is where my half-review, half-rent will end up. These deodorants smell foul. For a superbrand like Dove, are these really the best scents they can come up with? Awful, synthetic and sneeze-inducing. And it goes without saying I was not pleased with the performance either. I only give this two stars because it's certainly not the worst drugstore deodorant I've used, but I will absolutely never buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got the go fresh jasmine and nectarine scent of the clinical protection, it smelled fantastic! However that was the only good thing about this deodorant. I live in Hawaii, and I use clinical strength deodorants that usually work. This one felt greasy and still had a lot of sweat, so not really an antiperspirant as it promised to be. On another note, this deodorant also separates when it's sitting in it's normal place. One morning i picked it up to use it and it started dripping oils and it was NASTY! needless to say I will never buy this product again, the only positive was that it smelled good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I sweat a LOT. This stuff greatly reduces the amount that I actually do sweat in the run of a day. My job involves a lot of manual labour so I always get really gross. This has really helped! The only downside is that the product leaks out the bottom when you get towards the end. I couldn't figure out why my hands always smelled like the deodorant. Other than that this is amazing!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm a Bzz Agent, so received this product to try for free. In the UK it is called Dove Maximum Protection.
I have tried maximum strength deodorants in the past and they really irritated my (non-sensitive) skin, so I did wonder about applying this. Happily it did not irritate me at all and went on very easily and pleasantly.
On a normal day, this works well, although I have always applied deodorant in the morning as well - I just can't believe that something you apply at night and then wash off in your morning shower could be effective all day long.
On particularly stressed and busy days though, it was no better than my regular product.
I would buy it again in theory, but as it is more expensive than regular products, I wouldn't unless it was on special offer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Grey
This is hands down the best deodorant for heavy, hot outdoor work! I work as a groundskeeper in the summer so I'm outside almost all day and with this deodorant, I don't smell at all.
It is a cream, but it soaks in very well, to almost nothing and keeps you dry for the rest of the day and even into the next!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Product works fantastic for dryness and odor protection. My only complaint is that every now and then some sort of oil comes leaking out of the bottom (where the clicker is). And no just a drop, but quite a bit. I've had to start storing it on top of a folded paper towel, and I have to be careful to not accidentally drip it on anything. Still, I have no other complaints, and it does what it promises!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Best deodorant EVER! I love the smell (cool essentials scent) and the creamy consistency. I sweat A LOT, but once I used this deodorant I really have noticed a decrease in the sweat. I have been using this since August and Im never going back to a regular deodorant. The scent lasts all day and I have no wet armpits. The only down side is the price, but honestly...its worth every penny!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I only use clinical strength deodorants, and they can get kind of expensive. This one happens to go on sale pretty often, so I usually take advantage and stock up.
It doesn't do a particularly fabulous job and controlling sweat or odor, nor do I care for any of the scents. It does only a slightly better job than regular deodorants, but I'll take it =\ it does help to apply often throughout the day, which is easy to do with their mini versions.
The twisty-clicky dispenser seems like a pointless novelty to me, and the noise can get rather annoying.
I will probably repurchase, only because this is on sale so often.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
This product was awful! I never had a problem with b.o. before but once I started using this stuff I would stink after a half hour! It was disgusting! I switched back to regular deodorants and the problem was solved, but still... it was a truly embarrasing few days.