Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Rexona Women Clinical Protection Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Shower Fresh

Went crazy in Priceline (the Australian equivalent of Watsons or Guardian here; not the American travel booking site) when I was in Sydney last year and bought about half a dozen deodorant sticks, most of them deodorant creams (which I've not used before), including the not-available-in-Malaysia Dove Original deodorant sticks. Even though I've never bought or used Rexona regularly in Malaysia, but I decided to give the Clinical Protection ones a whirl. I probably would not have spent so much on antiperspirant, but the ones available here in Malaysia aren't working too great for me, so what the heck. 
Rexona Clinical Protection - an advanced formula specifically designed to provide clinically proven wetness and odour protection for Men and Women who need the best. Rexona® Clinical Protection is formulated with revolutionary TRIsolid®™ body responsive technology which contains three important components:
  • Clinical strength wetness and odour protection. The maximum wetness protection ever from Rexona®.
  • Patented encapsulated odour-fighting technology. 
  • Skin moisturising ingredient, formulated to reduce skin irritation.
This was the first one that I finally finished last week after several months of use: Shower Fresh variant. 

When you first use it, you have to peel the foil seal so you don't know what it actually smells like until you start cranking the product out. FWIW, the scent is somewhat subtle and does smell "shower fresh". This range also offers 48 hour protection, so you could probably get away with applying it every other day if you want or are paranoid about congesting oxter lymph nodes. I would call it the price of admission for not wanting unsightly, soggy pit stains. 

Read the instructions on the paper insert (tossed the boxes to keep the luggage er, less heavy) halfway through and you're supposed to make two clicks per pit and apply at night before going to bed so that it can absorb properly. Which makes sense if you don't shower in the morning, but since I do, I just chose to apply it in the mornings. And it dries fast enough so you don't have to wait too long before putting clothing on.

My only complaint is that the actual deodorant cream got grainy (from the aluminium salt?) and gray while using it. I don't know if it was me or the product itself. 

Won't be repurchasing this if I had a chance to, anyway.

Pros: Works as advertised for the most part, subtle scent

Cons: Not cheap (it was already not that cheap at about AUD$ 10-13, which when you convert, is still way too much for anyone to spend on drugstore brand deodorant), not available in Malaysia, weird texture and colour while using it. 

Stay tuned for the next instalment of antiperspirant deodorant reviews :P