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post #31 of 50
How many of you have not had success with the crystal deoderants? I am surprised that not more of you are interested in trying it at least.
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by gailuvscats View Post
How many of you have not had success with the crystal deoderants? I am surprised that not more of you are interested in trying it at least.
I had absolutely no success with the crystal or other "all natural" deodorants....
post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama View Post
I use Secret Clinical Strength, and used to use Certain Dri by the advice of some users on here. It works well, but burns a little.
I've tried Certain Dri (Aluminum Chloride 12%), as well as Maxim (Aluminum Chloride 15%), both of which used to be prescription strength antiperspirants, prescribed for hyperhydrosis. They work great!!! Completely eliminates underarm wetness. Unfortunately, after using it for a week or so, I ended up with chemical burns under my arms...not a pleasant situation!

Secret Clinical Strength is Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly (20%), Mitchum for Women is also Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly (20%) I don't understand paying nearly double for the Secret Clinical Strength. Arrid XX solid is Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly (19%) and comes in an unscented version, which seems to be my biggest issue. I can get Arrid XX on sale at Walmart for $2.16 for 3.2 oz, and I can usually find manufacturer's coupons to bring the price down even more (right now I have $1 off on two.) I have some Mitchum in the closet...I paid $3.29 for 1.7 oz. I really don't think there's enough difference between 20% and 19%, to make me want to spend close to $8 for Secret Clinical Strength!
I've honestly spent hours at drugstores and online, researching active ingredients of deoderants (can you tell I'm paranoid??!!??), trying to find the best product, at the best price.
post #34 of 50
Right now I'm using Secret "Kuku for Cocoa Butter." Dove stopped working for me. I think I'm going to try the clear gel Secret next time I buy, based on recommendations.

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Originally Posted by gailuvscats View Post
How many of you have not had success with the crystal deoderants? I am surprised that not more of you are interested in trying it at least.
I didn't have success with them. I ended up smelling like B.O. And when I tried other natural deodorants I had a really bad allergic reaction. My armpits turned bright red and itched like mad.
post #35 of 50
I am thumbs down for Dove, it makes me itchy and sweat even more, and the worst part it that it really stains all of my clothes.

i currently use Nivea Pearl, its the new one out on the market and its wonderful, doesnt make me sweat and it smells wonderful.

Another method i got to use and it just came out of the blue was a few weeks ago while i was in Italy, i forgot to bring my underarm deodarant and I thought its going to be a really stinky day untill....


I saw the nivea tub cream and baking soda.
Rub enough cream under the arm pits, and then rub in the baking soda, wait a minute before putting clothes on. Nothing stained my shirt, and i did not perspire the whole day! I really reccomend it!
post #36 of 50
I do love using the crystal, but..... you cannot forget to put it on because there is no build up, so a missed application and phewwey!! That is why I have one at work too.
post #37 of 50
I just stared using Certain Dri it works awesome and it's half the price of Secret Clinical. I tend to perspire under my arms alot and now I have no more underarm sweating. In the pass I never used roll on deodorant's because they made me break out in rashes but I've had no problems with this product. Would highly recommend it for people wanting to completely eliminate underarm wetness.
post #38 of 50
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Originally Posted by gailuvscats View Post
How many of you have not had success with the crystal deoderants? I am surprised that not more of you are interested in trying it at least.
I've known a lot of people who use them and... well... they all smelled like they didn't use deodorant at all. And they all thought it was working.
post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus View Post
I just use Rexona and Nivea roll ons. The nivea ones are really good for sensitive skin.
I was just going to recommend Nivea Dry Care. That's one of the few antiperspirants I haven't had issues with. It doesn't contain alcohol, and is hypoallergenic.
post #40 of 50
I use Tom's of Maine. For the longest time I used the popular name brand ones until I read up on things like antiperspirant and aluminum! Do you guys realize how bad they are? Clogging your pores is bad enough, but doing it with aluminum? No way, I use the natural ones, deoderant only, NO antiperspirant.
post #41 of 50
I soooo wish that they'd come out with a deodourant for women! I've tried the crystals (no go), and Toms smells so funny to me! I get a headache from whatever herbs they use in that stuff. I've used mens deodourant in the past too, but always felt too masculine.
If they made a plain deodourant for women in a flower or powder scent, I'd be all over it! I sweat anyway, I've learned to ignore it....but it's all in the smell for me.
post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by Jen View Post
I use Tom's of Maine. For the longest time I used the popular name brand ones until I read up on things like antiperspirant and aluminum! Do you guys realize how bad they are? Clogging your pores is bad enough, but doing it with aluminum? No way, I use the natural ones, deoderant only, NO antiperspirant.
Funny, I used that once and grew long skinny warts in my armpit. Now I don't know if it was a coincidence or what, but I stopped that one.

And there is a difference between antipersperant and deoderant. One makes you not sweat or stink, and the other makes you just not stink. Reports are that not sweating is not a good thing, you need to sweat, otherwise you are cloggin those pores and who knows what else to upset the natural order of your body? So if you must use those chemical laden poisons, at least use one that allows your body to function as it should.
Nothing wrong with being a sweathog. Just don't wear white.
post #43 of 50
I wear Certain Dri at night and Certain Dri AM during the day when i need to freshen up a bit. It keeps me totally dry and i NEVER have sweat stains on my shirts I LOVE the stuff It's the only deoderant i've ever used that works like it claims!!! (I have PCOS and as a result of it a mild case of - Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) can be a side effect) - so that coupled with my tendancy to overheat from Vertigo- i can be totally gross and dripping in sweat if i don't have a good deoderant.) Certain Dri has been a life saver for me!

http://www.certaindri.com/

I also like Dove Ultimate Clear (cool essentials) -i use that when i just need a light pick me up on occassion and it works well as far as being invisible. Certain Dri is better on sweat control though.
post #44 of 50
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Originally Posted by gailuvscats View Post
Nothing wrong with being a sweathog.
I think there is when you're so sweaty it's down to your elbows on every shirt you wear even when you're cold, from dawn to dusk every single day. That's how I used to be, and trust me, it makes it hard to function. I'm all for not upsetting my body's balance, but it started out being out of whack. Bleh.
post #45 of 50
I've been using Secret Platinum Strength soft solid it's always worked great for me. I tend to sweat a lot and this works really well... I like the 'soft solid' better because it usually doesn't leave as much of a residue and it goes on a lot easier. It also comes in a 'clear gel' but the gel ones always feel too cold and sticky to me.
I tried a crystal/mineral deodorant spray once, but it really did not do much good. I also tried Weleda Citrus Deodorant (natural). I still need an anti-persperant to keep me comfortable (walking around in sweaty wet clothing is very uncomfortable) but I like the smell of the Weleda so much that I still use it as a body spray!
post #46 of 50
Right now I am using lady speed stick shower fresh. It works fine for me. Sometimes I use degree...I like the scent and it also seems to work pretty good.
post #47 of 50
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
I use to have bad underarm sweats (it happens to skinny people too ) I mean I was to the point I would have to replace shirts every few months because the stains wouldn't come out.

From my personal experiece, I have found that Dove solid is the ONLY deoderant that has worked for me.
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Originally Posted by DawnofSierra View Post
I have VERY sensitive skin, and have had that same problem! What I've found that works for me is Dove Invisible Solid Sensitive Skin! There's also the all natural crystal deodorant sticks that are terrific and don't irritate my skin, and I really like that they're natural! Perhaps you'd want to give one or both of these a try!
Another vote for Dove!
post #48 of 50
I use Lady Speed Stick but am not happy that I cannot find a lady's deodorant in the stores I shop. I can buy my hubby men's deodorant (which he prefers over antiperspirants) but cannot find a lady's deodorant.
post #49 of 50
I have the same allergy and am allergic to MOST antiperspirants It is SO ANNOYING.

I recently tried Ban rollon unscented and so far its the only one lately that doesn't make me itch like mad. I still use the itchy ones if I have something important going on because they smell nice. (I suffer the wrath afterward though)

Its SUCH an annoying allergy.
post #50 of 50
Avalon organics
The rock crystals
Addis just deoderant
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