Dry spray antiperspirants have sprung better than Spring itself this year, claiming to go on instantly dry with up to 48 hours of protection. I jumped on the chance to test out 2 bottles, as my curiosity was definitely high
This first one is Dove dry spray in Revive (pomegranate and lemon verbena), supposed to have Dove’s unique ¼ moisturizers for softer, smoother underarms.
This dry spray does give off a soft and invisible feeling. It keeps the underarm areas dry with regular sweating through minimum to low impact workouts. I would layer up or resort to a deodorant for activities that involve lots of sweat though.
Revive smells fruity fresh, but a hint of citrus, and lasts for a few hours. I like to get a whiff of it here and there like that. There are also Original, Beauty Finish, Sensitive Skin, Nourished Beauty, Cool Essentials and Clear Tone Skin Renew, and men’s versions (unscented, Extra Fresh, Clean Comfort).
Ingredients: Butane, Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isobutane, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, PPG-14 Butyl Ether, Fragrance, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed oil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, C12-15 Alkyl Benxoate, Propane, BHT, Octyldodecanol, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethiconol, Tocopheryl Acetate.
The can has 3.8oz/ 107g of product (said to last 8 weeks), retails around $5.97.
Then, there is Degree dry spray in Sheer Powder (freesia, jasmine and vanilla). The MOTIONSENSE technology claims to respond to your body movement to release extra odour protection when needed, but since it is an antiperspirant (to keep you dry) instead of a deodorant (to minimize odour), I am not sure if this claim actually works.
Either way, I would say it works similarly to the Dove version above with regular activities, can’t testify in heavily sweaty situations, lol.
This Sheer Powder scent, however, is not as exciting as Revive. Maybe it is the freesia note that I don’t like, or maybe I prefer fruity than floral scents. But again, scents are personal, you might like it Also available in Fresh Energy, Shower Clean and men’s versions (Everest, Adventure and Sport Defense).
Ingredients: Butane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, Isobutane, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, PPG-14 Butyl Ether, Fragrance, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propane, BHT, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglycerite, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Maltodextrin, Hydrated Silica, Hydrolized Cornstarch, Gelatin Crosspolymer, Silica, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Benxoate.
The can is the same size as that of Dove above, retails around $4.97.
Product design wise, Dove (left) has a cap that covers the nozzle and you push on the pink pad to discharge the spray through the little opening on the white part underneath it.
Degree (right) has a locking mechanisms where you push the pink pad in the direction of the arrows, then spray, and slide it back to lock. No cap to worry about.
Note that, as expected with aerosols, the spray feels cool in contact, which would be refreshing in the summer but a tad chilly when the temp hangs slightly above 0 Don’t forget to shake the can before spraying.
Overall, I am saving these dry sprays for the Summer and reapply when need to. Pick the design and scent you like with your next antiperspirant and have fun, unless you prefer non-aluminum products.