Clinical Protection, Original Clean
Product works well -- packaging is a failure
The product works really well -- I'm a guy and this is the ONLY deodorant/antiperspirant I've ever found that works well enough for me but doesn't strip the skin off my underarms and make them really chapped and painful.
My problem is with the packaging. It takes forever to get the product to come out of a new bottle. The bottle leaks all over the place, no matter if it's hot or cold or room-temperature -- ruined the MDF board of my medicine cabinet. Now I have to wipe the bottle down with a paper towel every time I use it so that my hands aren't all oily with the stuff the leaks out. And forget putting this in your suitcase -- on a plane, the thing leaks EVERYWHERE and gets an oily mess all over everything.
So, it's a great product but I hope they can figure out how to fix the packaging WITHOUT changing the product.
May 7, 2013
Literally takes minutes for product to come out of container and then clothes smell anyways...
I bought this product because I love Dove products and I have been unhappy with other brands of antiperspirant. First of all, I hate that all clinical strength products are this oozy cream stuff. Second, after opening it, it took literally MINUTES of turning before enough product comes out to put on. This is day 3, and I am still having to turn it for minutes to apply and I am finding that my underarms are wet within a few hours and my clothes smell like sweat by the end of the day (which is not normal for me). Very disappointed.
March 19, 2013
I don't sweat- but the product does!
OK, I love this stuff with how it works on me, but let me tell you a little story.. I finally broke down and bought the clinical protection (visible hair? version) when I moved back to Florida. I sweat like a guy, and it was getting ridiculous here. Men's products didn't even work and I was tired of looking like I just ran when I have just arrived! Anyway, with that first purchase I was very happy with the results, no sweat!, no odor, no wet clothes, no stained clothes- perfection! Then this funny thing happened, I kept finding oil marks in random places on my shirts or jeans. I just chalked it up to me being a klutz. Then one day i pulled something out from behind my deodorant to find it wet and oily, ok- maybe something leaked, maybe that's why I had marks on my clothes. No biggie. Then one day I noticed my perfectly clean shirt had an oily mark on it- AFTER i had thoroughly cleaned the medicine cabinet. OK, so- I put my deodorant on after my shirt is on by going under and up, right? Then it hit me- the Dove antiperspirant was SWEATING! And the oily whatever it is, was coming out of the bottom of the container when I turned the dial, dripping on my clothes or pooling in the cabinet. Upon closer inspectton, yep, it was true, it was leakng something. My house isn't hot and neither is my cabinet, so I tossed that one and bought this- the original, hoping it was just a fluke that first time. Nope, about 3 weeks into owning this new one, I found an oily puddle in the cabinet again. So, If I put a paper towel under it and remember to be VERY careful applying and making sure I wipe the deoderant, It won't happen and I can still stay dry. But, this is silly! Am I the only on experiencing this phenomenon? Because, I love this stuff and don't want to switch, but only the dry cleaners have been able to get that oily stain out of my shirts, it's getting pricey, its that, or I have to remember to get undressed to use my antipersperant, which is annoying.
January 4, 2013
Love this! My problem is the packaging. Why does it come in the crank up type? For the price, I'm not happy about the amount. Solid would give more!
Love the clinical strength! My problem is the packaging. Why can't it be in a solid, instead of the crank up style? The amount doesn't fit the price. Mine always seem to be about half full.
February 27, 2013
What a mess
I have had problems with deoderant causing dark brown marks and caking under my arms for years. So I am constantly trying new types. Nothing seems to work. Also, I find these products to be a really greasy, and the bottle leaks greasy liquid which makes a mess. this has happend with every bottle of Dove deoderant i have ever bought, not just this type.
October 24, 2012
I sweat alot... like alot. And since last year I was so embarassed with the way I would sweat through every shirt I wore. It was terrible! I decided to try Dove Clinical Protection... on the first day I could already feel the difference! Throughout school I didn't sweat at all. It was 90 degrees outside and I didn't sweat! I am buying this deodorant despite the price!
August 29, 2012
More money for the less protection.
I recently moved to CA and was having trouble with my regular Dove deodorant. I was getting wet shirts every day. I thought that spending extra on the clinical protection would help.
I followed the instructions to apply at night, and then started also applying in the morning. I have the same amount of wetness, and I can smell myself after about an hour into my day.
I was better off using the original because at least it would protect against odor.
November 3, 2012
This product did not work for me
I usually use secret deoderant and never really noticed BO on my clothing or myself. I have been noticing it often since I switched to dove clinical protection. Although I see many good reviews it did not work for me.
November 15, 2012