I've always been a invisible solid kinda gal. Recently BzzAgent mailed me a package with a full sized tube of Secret Scent Expressions, clear gel antiperspirant/deodorant in Ooh-La-La-Lavender to use and Bzz about!
Okay, so here's the deal. I sweat, but never enough under my arms to ever soak through a shirt. Sure I'll go on shopping rampages on wintery days, thick sweater on my back. And yes, I usually end up feeling like I'm on fire and I'm probably kind of gross and sweaty there...but luckily body odor/sopping wet underarms is not something I have to deal with. Phew.
Regardless of stink or perspiration, one thing I do apply every morning anyways, despite everything i just told you, is antiperspirant/deodorant. Why? Because it was what I was taught and it keeps me feeling fresh and clean all day. I also enjoy applying different scents to my pits, duh. I have a whole stash of different (deliciously) smelling pit sticks! A WHOLE COLLECTION and I use each and every one of them.
Okay okay, so on to the product I'm here to review. The fact that it's scented "Ohh-La-La Lavender" had me a bit worried. My underarms nor my nose like the smell of lavender very much. It reminds me of old lady soap. But truth be told, I've been trying to make myself enjoy it a little more, even attempting to grow the plant in my garden (which didn't happened, 'cause it died). Either way, I opened up the top and peeled off the safety seal to take a sniff. The verdict? Not horrible at all. It actually smelled fresh and clean! Soapy with just a little bit of lavender, not overwhelmingly so. I kind of like it. Each time I take a sniff, it grows on me.
As the product label describes, the gel is well, clear. One click/turn of the wheel at the bottom dispenses just the right amount for each pit. I turned it like, 4 times in the photo above for viewing purposes. I wouldn't suggest you do the same unless you...have a...really...really...large underarm?
It glides on just fine, doesn't irritate my skin and leaves them fairly smooth once the gel dries. Which brings me to the whole gel drying issue. The main reason as to why I avoid gel antiperspirants/deodorants to begin with, is because they take forever to dry. While the Secret clear gel I'm reviewing today, is faster drying than the others I've previously tried, it still requires a few minutes to really become silky and not at all tacky.
I got to run around shopping and doing errands all day, while wearing Ohh-La-La Lavender. By the end of the day, I was still smelling clean and fresh which was really nice.
Would I recommend? Yes, only if you can deal with the drying time. But I'll personally stick with my good old invisible solids. I like instant dryness!
*As noted above, I was given this complimentary product to review as part of a BzzAgent promotion. All opinions are my own.