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#1 galba

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:17 PM


I've just started a new job and I have to spend a fair bit of the day outside in this really hot weather.  I am sweating buckets and my normal deodorant is just not cutting it.  I've tried roll-ons and sprays - makes no difference.

I desperately need some suggestions for something that works.

Thanks

#2 RealityBites

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

Mitchum Deoderant Roll-On Active.

#3 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

I agree with the Mitchum, but I also find that brands seem to lose their mojo after a while and I have to do a few weeks on another brand.

I prefer solids and am so cranky Mitchum don't make one!



#4 twinboys

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

Deodorant is to mask smell
Antiperspirant is to reduce sweat and to help with smell

So which one is it you need ( and not all sweat smells either)

Here is an article from Choice - it may help with finding the right type of product Here

#5 MARsmum

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

I have always used Mitchum Active but all of a sudden it is not working ... AAARRGHHH!  So will be watching this thread for other suggestions!

#6 Black Velvet

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

Agree about Mitchum.

#7 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:27 PM

If the sweating is really bad you can try Driclor (get it from pharmacy) but it can burn like a very burny thing!

I like to alternate between the Mitchum and then go with a Garnier crystal based deodorant, which has no anti perspirant, but seems to work ok apart from really hot or active days.



#8 BetteBoop

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

Rexona Clinical Protection.

It's expensive (about $14) but it really works.

#9 leo the lioness

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

Rexona Clinical Protection - expensive but it works.  (I used to use Mitcham too but it stopped working for me.)  I work out twice a week and my pits are dry (not the case for my head/face though!).

#10 SestraSestra

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

I'm completely evangelical about clinical strength deodorants - dove or rexona, they are the same thing. You can get them at the supermarket, they are a wee bit more expensive but totally worth it. You put it on straight after your shower in the evening and you'll be totally dry/sweet smelling till the next shower. They are more effective than any,other kind I've ever tried.

#11 KACM

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

I second Rexona Clinical Protection. Keeps you very dry.

#12 Kavity

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE (Beetlebop @ 14/02/2013, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rexona Clinical Protection.

It's expensive (about $14) but it really works.


Definately changed my life you can buy it a couple of dollars cheaper at kmart original.gif

#13 Misty Walker

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Driclor is good as a long term fix, although I agree with a PP that it burns like a muthaf** !! I found that if applied at night before bed, a few days AFTER shaving (almost so there is a little layer of hair to protect your skin) it was better.  I used it ithe lead up to my wedding. It essentially stopped any wetness or odour, for about a year, after a few months use.
I have never gone back to being as sweaty/wet as I was ore-wedding, so now use the Rexona clinical protection mostly. Expensive, but easy, pain free and smells ok.Good luck!  biggrin.gif

#14 MyButterflyGirls

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE (Beetlebop @ 14/02/2013, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rexona Clinical Protection.

It's expensive (about $14) but it really works.

I recently found out about this on EB and gave it a try - OMG I'm a new person! biggrin.gif

Totally works - I can wear a bright coloured t-shirt outside on a hot day and hold my arms above my head without embarrassment for the first time since puberty!

#15 Cuddlesnkisses

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

Here's my crazy tip.  When you get a bit smelly, put some hand sanitizer in your hand and rub it under your arm pits.  Sweat smell is caused by bacteria, hand sanitized kills 99% of bacteria.  After you've done that reapply your antiperspirant.

Works a treat!

#16 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Those clinical ones didn't work at all on me.

sad.gif



#17 Frau Farbissina

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

QUOTE (Beetlebop @ 14/02/2013, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rexona Clinical Protection.

It's expensive (about $14) but it really works.


I use this for while, and then find I don't need to for a few months. I'm one of those people who can get giant sweat rings under the arms sitting still and doing nothing. I hate it! The rexona works but for me I find it does take a couple of weeks to really get working.

Edited by Frau Farbissina, 14 February 2013 - 08:39 PM.


#18 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

I am a big fan of Mitchum.

But now I'm loving Rexona Clinical. It's expensive at $14, but works so so well.



#19 paod

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Only MUM works for me

#20 Peppery

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Another Rexona Clinical fan

#21 greenthumbs

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

Rexona hypoallergenic anti-perspirant spray. Love it.

On particularly hot stinky humid days (I work outside too OP) when I've forgotten to put any on, a quick wipe with paper towel and shake on some bicarb soda, works great too!

#22 happygurl06

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

I use the rexona men's Adventure scent.  

If I was going back to my on road sales job I would be giving the clinical protection one a go.

#23 wilding

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE (LeChatNinjah @ 14/02/2013, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those clinical ones didn't work at all on me.

sad.gif



Same here.

The only thing I found that works for me is Lush's deo T'eo. It's been with me through heavy work out sessions, thailand, ultra hot days in the garden etc etc.

Edited by wilding, 14 February 2013 - 09:51 PM.


#24 LittleListen

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

Lady Speed Stick devotee here. Been using it for years and it really works.

#25 Persnickety_

Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

Rexona clinical is amazing.




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