Today, I have two deodorants/antiperspirants that I would like to share. Both of these deodorants are amazing and great for people who think their armpits are smelly. Each of these deodorants can withstand stress sweat, a day at the gym, a day of chores at home, a day at work, playtime with loved ones or animals, etc. I’m on the heavier side, body-wise, so I sweat quite a bit doing normal things. I’m also trying to be active to lose weight which causes me to sweat even more. I’m the perfect candidate for sweaty, smelly armpits. If a deodorant can impress me, it’s definitely a must-buy.
The first deodorant is Secret Outlast Clear Gel Completely Clear Deodorant. As the name suggests, this deodorant comes in the form of a gel. It claims to have 48 hour odor protection and to stop odor before it starts. I’ve found both of those claims to be true. If I shower every other day, this deodorant will protect me both days. If I have to work, go to the gym, and go to school, this deodorant will keep me protected. I’d be able to transition between tasks without worrying about my armpits being smelly, even if I sweat a lot. This smells like a youthful version of “fresh” and that’s where I would consider this to be better than Mitchum. However, Secret Outlast is a gel to powder type of deodorant so it doesn’t feel like it conditions, and that’s where Mitchum wins. Moisturized armpits feel GREAT. The only real downside to Secret Outlast is the fact that it’s a gel. I use 1.5-2 twists for each armpit. I feel like I run out of the gel deodorant much quicker than a stick deodorant.
Speaking of Mitchum, that’s the second deodorant that I would like to talk about. The one I’ve been using is Mitchum For Women Smart Solid Clinical Performance Invisible Stick. Whew, that’s a long name! This one claims to be skin conditioning, water-based for fast absorbency, maximum wetness protection, and it eliminates bacteria that causes odor. I’d have to say that these claims are true! Unlike Secret Outast, this deodorant comes in the form of a solid stick. It says it’s water-based but when I first applied it, it felt oily. When it was brand new, it looked similar to a freshly peeled boiled egg. However, it doesn’t feel oily when applied but it does feel incredibly moisturizing and conditioning. My armpits have never felt so soothed using a deodorant before. It feels better than Dove Deodorant. It’s hard to say if it eliminates bacteria since I can’t see the bacteria, but my armpits do feel clean at the beginning of each day when this deodorant is applied all the way through the end of the day. Throughout the duration of the day, I’m odor free. So I’m just going to assume that claim is true. The only downfall this deodorant has is its fragrance. It smells like an “old lady” type of powder. The fragrance goes away shortly after application, but still. It’s not the best smell for a deodorant, so Secret Outlast wins in this department.
Overall, both deodorants are great and are worth the price. Both are found at Walgreens so you can easily find them on sale and use coupons on them to bring the price down even further. I’d recommend buying both because they both perform equally well. If I had to choose one, I’d actually go with Mitchum. I personally love how soothed my armpits feel when I’m applying the Mitchum deodorant, and that’s why it wins. However, you can’t go wrong choosing either of them. Just go for the one that’s cheaper. Either one will be satisfactory.