Friday, May 3, 2013

Dove Pure Anti-Perspirant Deodorant

Are you one of those sweaty folks that perspire easily?  Do you know of anyone with sweaty palms, feet and even sweaty pits? Sounds really gross right? Sadly, you are looking at one here.  It is embarrassing to admit it but it's true. It is very awkward holding someone's hand and be so self-conscious of the fact that it's raining in there (it's entirely my sweaty fault). It is pretty interesting to note that I can feel cold and yet have sweaty palms, feet and pits. I reckon it's a genetic thing but I digress.

The purpose of this blog entry is to showcase my solution to one of my very sweaty problems: my solution to sweaty pits! No more sweaty patches and funky odours!

*Drum rolls.............*

Dove Pure Anti-Perspirant Deodorant (Left): Roll On and (Right): Aerosol Spray

Ta-da! The Dove Pure Anti-Perspirant Deodorant comes in two forms: roll-on or aerosol spray. Essentially, Dove has created Dove Pure which is an anti-perspirant deodorant that contains essential ingredients to help keep the underarms feeling dry all day and looking healthy.  It is named "Pure" for a reason.  It does not contain any unnecessary ingredients that can lead to irritation. It only contains what you really need in a deodorant and nothing more.

I have sensitive skin so my past experiences with deodorants were not pleasant.  Deodorants typically contain many elements that sting which causes discomfort or irritate my skin.  As such, people with sensitive skin tend to be short-changed when they use deodorants.  You either suck it up and deal with the pain and skin irritation or live with sweaty and smelly pits.  With that in mind, Dove has specifically developed the formula so that it provides 48 hours of effective (sweaty-less and odourless) protection without causing any discomfort or unsightly signs of irritation.  Dove has omitted the elements that are known to be skin irritants so that it contains 4 NOs:

1. NO Parabens.
2. NO Colourants
3. NO Fragrance
4. NO Alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol).

The formula also contains 1/4 moisturising cream to help keep skin looking healthy. I like how the people at Dove are so thoughtful when developing this product. Think about it. When you shave, you shave off your top layer of skin as well. It exposes your new skin and your new skin needs moisturizing too. However, the underarms remain one of those areas where hardly anyone bothers to moisturize at all.  It is even more so for those with sweaty pits like me. It makes no sense to use body lotions or butters on my pits since it will only make my underarms feel even more gross. So I like how the deodorant doubles up as a moisturizer for my pits so that I don't have dry and flaky skin in my underarm areas. Score!

My experience:

The Dove Pure Anti-Perspirant Deodorant does keep my underarms feeling dry all day!  It is pretty refreshing to not feel gross, icky and self-conscious of my sweaty pits.  While I cannot testify to its claim of 48 hours of effective protection (I shower everyday so I don't test this product out for 48 hours), I am very impressed by its long-lasting powers as I can get through the day without having sweaty and smelly pits.  I have not experienced any stinging or skin irritation and I am pleased to say that the deodorant does not leave any marks on my clothes.

With the roll-on, the deodorant appears to apply on as being white but it does not leave white marks on my clothes.  I also tried it while wearing a black t-shirt and scrutinized every inch of cloth afterwards. Yes, I did that on purpose.  After all, white shows up most clearly on black clothing!  While the deodorant does not dry immediately and may feel wet-ish when you first roll it on, you can consider giving it some time to dry down. Once it has dried down, it comes colourless and the wet-ish sensation disappears. You will have dry pits for the day!

Between the roll-on and the aerosol, I prefer the aerosol deodorant because I feel that it is more hygienic.  Also, the aerosol applies the deodorant more evenly and "thinly" because it has a lighter application that does not result in the wet-ish sensation that you get when you use the roll-on.

I highly recommend the Dove Pure Anti-Perspirant Deodorant if you are in the market for a deodorant regardless of whether you have sensitive skin or not.  It is a good deodorant that does its job and it is a huge bonus that it has the 4 NOs!

You can find out more about the products at

The Dove Pure Anti-Persipirant Roll-On Deodorant (RRP $3.89) and Aerosol Deodorant (RRP $5.25) are available at leading supermarkets, pharmacies and other stores (e.g. Kmart & Target).

This is review is done in relation to Product Talk by Nuffnang. This is not a paid sponsored post but the products were sent to me for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own honest opinions and I have not received any monetary or other forms of compensation for this review. Click on Product Talk by Nuffnang to see what it is all about.

annsleyw :)


  1. i've used this before and thought it was really good too!

    PS: I'm hosting an Antipodes giveaway and hope you will enter:

    1. I'm glad you liked these products too. You have a cool blog btw. Congratulations on your pregnancy! :)


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