Thursday, June 6, 2013

Review: Secret Outlast Clear Gel Deodorant

Hey, friends! Today I'd just like to give you a more in-depth review of the Secret Outlast Clear Gel Deodorant I received in my Influenster Spring Fever VoxBox last month.

I had never tried a gel deodorant before, but if it claimed to make "white marks fail," I was all for it. I currently use Secret's pH Balanced Unscented Invisible Solid, only it's definitely not invisible. Sick and tired of cleaning off white marks from the underarms of all of my shirts, I thought this would be a good product to test out.  

Just a quick note: This is the unscented version. I don't really care what my deodorant smells like, since I'll be putting on some sort of fragrance over it, but if you're into scented deodorants I believe they have scented clear gels as well. 

Let me just say that the "white marks fail" claim is 100% true! I was pleasantly surprised, but I guess I can understand why: a clear gel really can't magically put white marks on your shirt. White solid sticks can reasonably rub off on your clothes, but this clear gel never did! I was in awe, just a little.

However, one thing I did not like (though this is probably consistent with all gel deodorants) that there was some waiting time involved. After immediately applying the gel deodorant, that area became a little wet (because of the gel). Thus, I couldn't immediately put on my bra and shirt for the day. This isn't that big of a deal, because by the time I dressed my bottom half, my underarm area was basically dry to the touch. It's still an odd feeling to get used to (no, it's not insane sweat, it's just gel deodorant), but I think I can easily get used to it. 

However, what I don't think I could get used to is the fact that, even hours after applying the deodorant, my underarm area is sticky from the gel. If you're wearing a t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt it's no problem, but i found it quite annoying when wearing a tank top. That is probably my main complaint about this deodorant. 

I thought this worked well in the deodorant/antisperspirant department, but I do not have a big problem with sweating. It prevented any odors or wet stains, and it prevented me from doing this (don't tell me you haven't done it at least once!). If you sweat out of nervousness or if you have a major problem with underarm sweating, this might not work as well for you at controlling that. If you're just average in that department with no huge problems, then this should work just fine.

I'm glad I had the chance to try this! I'll definitely be trying more gel deodorants in the future for comparison. You can find Secret deodorants at any drugstore near you for $4.59.

Have you found any skincare products you like recently?

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are honest and 100% my own. 

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