A Mom’s Switch from Secret Solid Deodorant to Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

by on December 20th, 2010
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I have used Secret Solid Deodorant exclusively for the past fifteen years so I was very excited to be given the opportunity to try the new Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant for Sensitive Skin. As a mom, I work hard and sweat just as hard. Secret Deodorant has always been my go-to brand because it keeps my underarms dry and odor-free. I normally apply it twice a day, once in the morning and again in late afternoon, for added protection.

In order to write this review I had to first evaluate how my normal deodorant was working. I use Secret Shower Fresh Scent Solid Deodorant because I like the scent and do not normally notice any offensive odors. I put my deodorant on after I put on my clothes so I don’t get white marks on my shirts when I pull them over my head. I also estimated my underarm dryness and odor.

How to Use Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

The directions stated that Secret Clinical Deodorant should be applied at night before bed in order to “take advantage of your body’s natural temperature variations”. I had to check online to determine if showering in the morning made a difference in how the deodorant worked. Secret’s website stated “it will continue to protect you throughout your next day even if you bathe or shower the next morning”.

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant is more of a cream than a solid. The box states it’s an ‘advanced solid’. The deodorant is applied by clicking the bottom and a thick cream comes out four holes in the top. Two clicks are about what it takes to get enough of the solid for each underarm.

Day One

My day started at 6:15 am. I got my kids up for school, fed them breakfast, and took them to the bus stop. I wasn’t going to shower that morning because I planned on painting my son’s bedroom that day but I wanted to test the new deodorant after a shower and before a sweaty day. I did have to stop myself from re-applying Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant after I got out of the shower that morning.

I spent the next five hours painting a bedroom, climbing up and down a step stool, and moving furniture. Then I spent the next hour cleaning up my paint supplies and putting back the bed, dresser, and book shelf. I normally reapply my deodorant right before the kids get home from school because once they are home our schedule is homework then whatever activities go on that evening. Again, I stopped myself from reapplying the deodorant. This evening we went to Taekwondo, came home and ate dinner, then we had a Cub Scout den meeting at our local recycling center.

I took a shower that evening and applied Secret Clinical Deodorant right before bedtime.

Day 1 Results: I must admit that my underarms felt dryer with Secret Clinical Strength than they normally did with Secret Solid Deodorant. There was no odor at all, not even the light scent that’s supposed to be there, even though I was warm throughout the day. There were no white marks on my clothes or underarms.

Day Two

As a school treat the PTU was putting on a winter fun day for the school. I volunteered to help with Cosmic Bingo that morning. If you don’t know what Cosmic Bingo is you really need to experience it. The kids play bingo in black lights and everything white or neon glows. I was in charge of helping first, second, and third graders play bingo in the dark. The last twenty minutes of the fun day was a dance party. The morning was loud and hot. And yes, I did sweat in my glowing white shirt.

Day Two Results: I am now getting used to the dry feeling under my arms. I guess there was always a bit of moisture there that is now almost completely gone. Again, there was no odor. I applied Secret Clinical Strength before going to bed that night.

Day Three

My day began the same as day one with getting my kids up and ready for school. I then went to the grocery store and did normal mom running around. I got home at two in the afternoon and reapplied Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant because I had to take a nap before going into work. I slept for almost three hours before going into my twelve hour night shift as a nurse. It was a pretty routine night where I did some running around and did begin sweating a few times. I noticed the deodorant’s scent when I was sweating.

Day Three Results: Again my underarms were drier than when I use my normal Secret Deodorant. There was also no odor or white residue the next morning. I reapplied Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant before going to bed that morning.

Overall Results

Secret Clinical Strength for Sensitive Skin does exactly what it claims it does. It keeps underarms drier than regular deodorant solids. There was no white residue left on my skin or clothes. I only noticed the deodorant’s scent when I was really sweating. Another quick check of the website explained that the odor fighting capsules will work when perspiration is present by absorbing the odor and releasing the scent as needed. It was my experience that this product does what it says it does.

I received the product for free and was compensated for the article.

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