Nope, It Didn't Let Me Down
Don't we all hate the feeling of sweat and the whiff of sweat and body odor? Aside from the unsightly marks on the underarm area, we always hate the embarrassment we get once someone spots these "watermarks" and when we fuss about it more, we tend to sweat more, making the problem worse. Sure, we rely on our antiperspirants but some of these seem to slide off or wear off at the end of the day. Personally, this can be embarrassing for me especially if I'm doing makeup on location and handling finicky clients.
Enter Rexona Spray Deodorant. We all know the brand Rexona after being around for quite a while. At first, I was hesitant using spray deodorant since I've been used to the usual stick and roll-on. I saw this one promises 24-hour protection, I was like, "Hmmmmm...let's see".
So here's what I have to say about it:
Price: Php 145.00 at supermarkets when I last checked. Drugstores and convenience stores could have a higher markup, though. But this aerosol bottle lasts really long.
Feel: The direction says to hold the nozzle 6 inches from the underarm area and spray. The spray was cold, something like the feeling when you're being airbrushed. The pressure though, is mild enough and it clings to your skin instead of being slapped on there in karate-chop strength. The deodorant just glides on to your skin without the inertia or ricochet, the same way we get from a roll-on or a stick except though that we don't rub the product in but spray it right there.
Protection: When they say protection, they mean protection. Since it works as the body heats up, it was able to withstand stress and the heat and humidity of the Philippines. I was able to keep fresh during a sweaty day at a photoshoot, while commuting (I'm talking traditional commute here, not cab or shuttle but BUS and JEEPNEY), walking from Ayala, Glorietta, Greenbelt, SM, and back. Heck I can even give a testimonial about it in a Rexona ad. At the end of the day, with all my activities, I still remained fresh. It could also withstand an hour doing Hip Hop Abs.
Cons: The spray leaves a white residue but it gets absorbed eventually. Some may not like the cold sensation though.
Extra Bonus: Since it's a spray formula, it's more hygienic than stick or roll-ons. It smells really great too, and it doesn't sting my underarms. It's also quick drying so you need to wait a lesser time before putting your clothes on (bonus if you're running late!). I'm using the Free Spirit kind, which smells really fresh and clean. For my active days, this is my deo of choice. I really love this and I'd love to put this up to my "items to have in stock list." It really saves me from embarrassment during days where I always have to stay fresh and on-top.