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Has Anyone Tried Gillette's Clinical Strength Deodorant?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by ClassyGuy1, May 27, 2010.

  1. ClassyGuy1

    ClassyGuy1 Well-Known Member

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    So, I'm in the market for a new stick of deodorant and I'm wanting to try a new deodorant that will last as long as possible (protection-wise, like 24 hrs). I have noticed that Gillette (as well as a couple of other companies) has introduced a Clinical Strength version. Now, I don't sweat any more frequently or profusely than the typical guy. I'm wondering if anyone has tried the Gillette Clincal Strength Deodorant and if so, what you think of it. Also, with me being just your "average" sweater (no pun intended), would I truly benefit from the Clinical Strength version or are those for guys who have major perspiration problems and sweat buckets, and therefore, I would probably just be better with a stick that provides a decent enough 8/12/24/however long they advertise it to last-hour protection?
     
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    I have, I love it.
    After a week or so, it really becomes highly effective.
    You apply in the evening, I have skipped days and it still works.
     
  3. ClassyGuy1

    ClassyGuy1 Well-Known Member

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    Would it really only benefit me if I sweat buckets? I'm just a little hesitant to spend $8 on a stick of it if I would be just fine using pretty much any $3 stick on the shelf at the store.
     
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    Does it have any aluminum in it? I had to switch from Mitchum (which I found pretty damn effective) to a a more natural brand (forgot the name) to eliminate the yellow stains in my shirt pits. No more yellow stains, but I have to reapply the natural stuff at least 2 times a day.
     
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    I use it every night, and that is the key. If you apply it in the morning, it will not have time to rub into your skin before staining your clothing. If you apply it at night, you will not have this problem, and you will be rewarded with plenty of sweat protection all the following day.
     
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    Is it extremely itchy like Odaban?
     
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    I have it and like it.
     
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    Its been a while since I looked but I thought the ingredients were the same as a 3$ stick of mitchums.
     
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    I use it every night, and that is the key. If you apply it in the morning, it will not have time to rub into your skin before staining your clothing. If you apply it at night, you will not have this problem, and you will be rewarded with plenty of sweat protection all the following day.

    wouldn't it come off and lose the affect after you shower in the AM???
     
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    I think the key to that is showering at night then applying the deodorant.
     
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    I think the key to that is showering at night then applying the deodorant.

    would not work for me..i shower in the AM.
     
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    wouldn't it come off and lose the affect after you shower in the AM???

    No. At that point it has been absorbed into the skin. Any residue that is left over would be washed off, but that simply further helps to prevent clothing stains.
     
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    No. At that point it has been absorbed into the skin. Any residue that is left over would be washed off, but that simply further helps to prevent clothing stains.

    Yep - the whole point is to clog the pores, I believe, so the deodorant which is washed off in the shower is superfluous. Applying it at night and showering in the morning would be ideal to prevent shirt staining.

    Also, isn't the discoloration of shirts due to a byproduct of bacteria on your skin?
     
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    Yep - the whole point is to clog the pores, I believe, so the deodorant which is washed off in the shower is superfluous. Applying it at night and showering in the morning would be ideal to prevent shirt staining.

    Hmmm, this is interesting new news to me. I'm going to give it a whirl...
     
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    I can second what grayland said about Mitchum being effective, I've used it for a year or so now and have been really pleased with it.
     
  17. ClassyGuy1

    ClassyGuy1 Well-Known Member

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    Update: So, I decided to not go with Gillette' Clinical Strength Deodorant, but rather a stick of their new Odor Shield Deodorant and I love it!
     
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    Yep - the whole point is to clog the pores, I believe, so the deodorant which is washed off in the shower is superfluous. Applying it at night and showering in the morning would be ideal to prevent shirt staining.

    Hmmm, this is interesting new news to me. I'm going to give it a whirl...


    Update: To my surprise, this worked out very well.

    My general regimen is a shower in the mornings but, since I run and/or work out in the evenings, I also take a shower every night. I usually put on deodorant only in the morning, but I tried this regimen of putting it on only at night, sleeping with it, and then skipping it in the morning (and not really scrubbing my pits in the morning shower). I was surprised to see that it still worked just as well the following day and I didn't have a bunch of gunk under my arms that immediately went into my morning shirt.

    fyi: as I've said in other threads, I'm somebody who perspires a lot and lives in humid central Florida, so I'm a decent critic in this area. Also, I don't use any special high end deod - just Degree bought in a 5-pack from Costco. Hope this helps somebody!
     

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