Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth Antiperspirant: Product Review

What: Angela attempts to get smooth – and dry – with Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth Antiperspirant

The Lowdown: All I’ve ever really wanted in an antiperspirant is for it to keep me as dry as possible, for as long as possible (there’s nothing worse than a mid-afternoon summer meltdown in your favorite silky blouse – yuk). But this Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth gives a little extra incentive to try it, claiming that long-term use will result (through a combination of a “Pro-Epil Complex” with natural extracts and Dove moisturizers) in smoother underarms and less noticeable stubble with regular use. Honestly, I never really thought much about that, but okay, I’m game—but I’m not holding my breath.

I love Dove beauty products in general, so I had pretty high hopes that the antiperspirant part of the deal would be effective—and I was right. But, to tell the truth, it worked even better than I expected. I’m not a particularly sweaty girl but I’ve found that most antiperspirants, even under the best of circumstances, don’t keep you completely dry, all day long. But this one? It actually did—even through an office air-conditioning malfunction on an 85 degree day. Nice. As for the stubble—I haven’t figured out any scientific way to actually measure the effect, but my underarms are definitely more smooth to the touch than in the past and it’s quite possible the stubble is slightly less noticeable. But honestly, just for the effectiveness of the antiperspirant, I’d buy it. In fact, I’m switching from my old brand. Sold.

The Verdict. Yea. Dove puts out quality products at affordable prices, and the Ultimate Visibly Smooth Antiperspirant is no exception.

Buy It: Drugstore, Wal-Mart, Target, for around $4.

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