I have been using Perspirex now for about a month and I really think it's a fantastic product. I would definitely recommend. However during my first week of using it I absolutely hated it. Although the results were great from day one and continued to improve, I found it very, very difficult to tolerate the itchy, burny, sensation. It irritated my underarms to the point where my skin looked quite sore and red. My skin didn't peel or crack or bleed at all, it was just quite tender and sore. Initially it is recommended that you use the product once nightly (for the first week), one swipe up, one swipe down on each arm, but after reading several peoples reviews about burning & itchiness I decided to use to it every other night instead and have continued applying it in this way at least 3 - 4 times a week. As time has gone on I am not reacting to this product as much as I did initially so I have no problems using it anymore, therefore I would recommend that new users persevere with this until the initial itchy / burny phase passes (if experienced at all).
As for the results, it does exactly what it says on the tin - faultless! You can use deodorant of a morning alongside this product but I have stopped using deodorant all together. I am a meticulous, hygiene freak and I can't stand BO. The main reason I wanted to try this product was because I didn't feel like regular deodorants were as effective as I needed them to be, but also because I was sick to death of white marks on my black clothes from deodorant stains. I therefore use Perspirex instead of deodorant and this is a great and much cheaper substitute. I would buy a can of deodorant probably every three weeks whereas I can see a bottle of this lasting me at least another 4 months. I no longer sweat under my arms and body odour, WHAT body odour? At the end of the day, even in the middle of a sticky British summer, even straight after a gym session, I still sniff both underarms in disbelief as there is absolutely no body odour what so ever.
The only thing I would like to emphasise is to not use a lot of this product, you don't need to and you're not advised to because excessive amounts can cause irritation. When you apply the product make sure your skin is bone dry, I always press a clean, dry towel or flannel under each armpit to make sure it's totally dry. Any moisture / wetness will cause irritation as water reacts with the key ingredient in the product to create a mild acid. I was sweating out of sheer nervousness when I first used the product as I was so worried that I would sweat after I had applied it and I'd wake up to find a chunk of flesh missing from my arm!!! Please do not panic! If you're very worried then apply once every two days as I have done and just remember that in the first week or so there will be some irritation, it is unpleasant, and it did initially keep me from getting to sleep, but that did pass. I found that sleeping with the duvet in-between my arm pits (15 minutes or so after I'd applied the product so it was obviously quite dry and well absorbed by this point) helped keep the itching at bay. Lastly, do not apply on the same day as shaving as the skin is so sensitive, the product could cause a lot of discomfort. Wait 24 hours. I've never applied on the same day as shaving / waxing / epilating but it is advised to wait at least 48 hours after doing this before applying. I've always found 24 hours to be more than sufficient.
I have given this 4 stars because even though my skin is no longer really irritated by this product, I did find it difficult to stick with it initially because the irritation was quite bad, however the results are amazing and I will definitely continue with this product well into the foreseeable future.
Alcohol Denat., aluminium lactate, aluminium chloride, cyclopentasiloxane, glyceryl stearate, cetyl palmitate, hydrogenated microcrystalline wax, hydrogenated castor oil.