(This article was published in Herword.com last September 21, 2010)
I’m no athlete but I pride myself in maintaining an active lifestyle for the last few years or so. I’ve tried the past and present sports crazes such as badminton, boxing, and running. Aside from the equipment and gear that were required in each sport, the other important thing to have so one can participate in these activities is an effective anti-perspirant deodorant. Nothing spells major embarrassment than having noticeable sweat stains on your underarms when you’re in the company of others, which is why it is vital to use a good anti-perspirant deodorant.
My latest discovery is the newest product by Rexona – Rexona Women Naturals BIOPROTECTION. It’s a spray type of deodorant that comes in a 150 ml green and white pressurized can. It claims to be made with natural ingredients that “Lets your skin breathe,” which is one of the main reasons why I decided to try it out. The other reason is its claim to have anti-perspirant properties that lasts for 24 hours. Since I am still on the lookout for the perfect deodorant, I bought one home to sample it out for myself.
The nice thing about a spray type of deodorant is that you don’t have to apply it directly on your underarms unlike roll-on types that could darken your skin and leave unsightly white residue on your clothes. This deodorant spray doesn’t leave any marks, but it leaves a fresh-smelling scent that definitely protects you against body odor. The scent, though, can be a bit overpowering, which is why it would be better to spray it in a room where there is adequate ventilation. A useful feature of this product is its “on and off” switch that allows you to turn it on and spray as needed. You can also leave it in its “off” switch so there won’t be any chance of accidentally pushing the spray feature, especially in places where there are sources of ignition, as this spray is flammable.
I like this particular deodorant spray for everyday use because it is effective as an anti-perspirant and it provides protection against unpleasant body odor. But when I used it during those times when I really needed it – when I go jogging in a fun run, or take part in some sport – I discovered that it doesn’t really deliver on its promise. It did not give me enough anti-perspirant protection, but it did provide a fresh scent to mask bad odors.
This Rexona deodorant claims to have “Natural ingredients essential for healthy skin,” and I have no way to confirming or disproving that; although I can say that it did not darken or dry out the skin on my underarms. I would definitely recommend this deodorant spray for everyday use. But for those who have active lifestyles, well, maybe you should join me in my ongoing quest for the perfect anti-perspirant deodorant!