In a few cases, I tend to be a very loyal consumer – what with my favorite lip balm products (though I will try others, I always have at least one of my favorites on hand) and deodorant / anti-perspirant products. I’m not gonna lie – I am a longtime user of Degree Women products, at least for the past four or five years since receiving my first stick to review. Before that, I relied on Suave women’s anti-perspirants for years and years. I feel like deodorant is a very personal product, and so it’s a relationship built on trust there.
I’ve recently enjoyed the new product lines from Dove, especially the Go Fresh lineup a few years ago. When I heard about the go sleeveless line, and received an opportunity to test it out for myself and give away a few sticks, I was excited. I knew I already liked their clever take on fragrances, and the product formulas themselves stood up to my standards for use with dark clothing, especially the little black dress. I received a stick of Dove® go sleeveless Beauty Finish for the purpose of this review.
On first use with the Dove go sleeveless Beauty Finish product, I fell in love. I noticed a familiar scent following me around throughout the day, but couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Hours later I suddenly remembered! It seemed as though the scent of Elizabeth Arden’s Sunflowers was everywhere I went. I realized it was a pleasant benefit of my new Dove go sleeveless product and couldn’t believe my good fortune to find something I liked so much and an effective, long-lasting deodorant at that!
I will also admit I noticed this product lasting a long time as I would get ready for bed or wake up the next morning. These Dove anti-perspirants really do last longer than you would expect, both in nice fragrance and effective wetness protection. Another nice perk is that use of these products did not leave white marks on my clothing, even a black top I wore one evening. If you aren’t sure of your attire for the evening and keep changing your outfit, you might get minimal marks just from the friction of putting on and taking off. In that case, for any deodorant product, you should have a product on hand like the Johnny on the Spot Deodorant Removing Sponge.
The Dove go sleeveless collection features added Vitamins E and F in addition to Dove moisturizers, intended to deliver smoother and softer underarms in a matter of five days, according to documentation. The product literature also claims Dove go sleeveless sticks can protect you from body odor and wetness protection for 48 hours—I don’t dispute it. I’ve noticed that same wonderful whiff even after waking up the next day. (Though, of course I still apply new deodorant every morning!)
Bottom line – I really like this product and plan to keep it in my rotation. In fact, Amazon currently has a deal where you can get it for 3.83 but they are offering a $1-off clip-free coupon, so you can try it for less than $3 and it ships free with your qualifying purchase. I’m not ready to walk away from Degree products just yet, but I do like this one enough to keep a stick on hand for some added variety in my life. I think Dove go sleeveless will be the perfect fit for my swim bag and my overnight bag.
The new Dove® go sleeveless product line is available in four varieties, including Dove® go sleeveless Beauty Finish, Soothing Chamomile, Nourished Beauty, and Fragrance Free. These products retail for between $3.97 and $6.25 online and at your favorite mass market retailers. For more information, check out http://www.dove.us/Products/Deodorant.