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Shaving or waxing under arms annoys you? Have you ever thought to get rid of all that armpit hair, but were too shy to ask? The last was a joke.)))))
OK, I thought of it, but somehow wanted to find something for legs and not underarms. About two months ago I noticed that my all times fave Nivea deo runs out, no question – the new one should be. I’ve been using Nivea deo for many years and am very pleased with it, though I’m not Nivea fan, but this deo is somehow my love since I’ve come to Germany. This time I said: what about to try something new and started looking for one suitable and suddenly stumbled over Deciem’s deo that was in SALE at that time. The promise of reducing hair regrowth in big letters attracted my attention. Why not? Said and bought.
The deo belongs to one of Deciem’s daughter brands – The Chemistry Brand. Seems to be that it’s a new version of an old product. Somehow it should be new, on the package they say it is with more advanced formula.
Anyway, and I’m not going to write novels about Deciem’s creation story, it’s a well known brand, but let’s come back to the product itself.
First it’s a roller in a minimalistic, laboratory style plastic container (like Deciem’s products usually look). Amount: 50 ml or 1.75oz
Price: about 10 €. for Germany. Too high for mass market, but for a well known brand a bargain. (Remark: Have I heard something about Deciem wants to offer cheaper cosmetics???)
Where to buy: on Deciem’s official website
The solution seems to be colourless, but not sure.
Has very fresh menthol scent I know not everyone likes such scents, but I found it quite OK. It isn’t disturbing.
Aqua (Water), Isoceteth-20, Parfum (Fragrance), Saccharomyces Ferment, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Subtilisin, Dihydromyricetin, Citronellyl Methylcrotonate, Dimethyl Phenylbutanol, Polyquaternium-37, Menthol, Menthyl Lactate, Sodium Bisulfite, Disodium EDTA, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citral, Linalool, Limonene.
For those who care about it, pay attention: siliconesfree, parabens-free, sulfates-free, but contains PEG.
The promise ( from Deciem’s official website )
Contains high concentrations of multiple actives to minimise the need for hair removal under the arms whilst fighting odour. With daily use, the need to shave or wax will be reduced dramatically.
- Visibly minimizes hair regrowth
- Plant-based active molecules
- Fights odour
- Visible results from 2 weeks
- Reduces irritation & redness
- Targets ingrown hairs
- Suitable for all skin types
I’ve been using this since a month or so, let’s say 4 weeks. Before writing this post I read many reviews to give me a better picture of the product and how others judge about it. What I read was a bit irritating. This little piece has its lovers and its haters. The lovers are full of praise, the haters do the opposite.
The main points of haters opinion or better, their experience:
- leaves yellow or orange spots/stains on clothes and even on skin,
- smells aweful,
- doesn’t reduce the hair regrowth,
- feels sticky after applying,
- doesn’t fight odour and is not working as deo and so on.
According to the lovers, it’s the best deodorant ever and of course works 24/7.
Visibly minimizes hair regrowth – I haven’t noticed that. The hair grew like it grew before, but I’ve noticed a significant decrease of hair density.
Plant-based active molecules – Unfortunately the brand dind’t give any details, so I can only guess from the ingredients what it could really be.
Fights odour – Not really. If you spend the whole day sitting in the office for example, you’ll be the freshness itself. If you do much physical work or sport, then you’ll stink.
Visible results from 2 weeks – I’ve noticed only the decreasing of hair density.
Reduces irritation & redness – I hadn’t any at that time, so cannot judge this. But though it contains menthol I haven’t any irritation through this.
Targets ingrown hairs – I’ve usually got ingrown hair through waxing and not shaving. But I do not wax under arms, only shave, so cannot judge this point too.
Yellow/orange stains – No I haven’t any. I wonder what’s the reason for it.
Feels sticky and smells bad – Not at all. Nice menthol candy scent. Feels really nice on skin and exactly after applying gives enormous refreshing feeling which lasts for a couple of minutes.
Prohibit of sweating – Not really. The same like by odour. If you’re an office mouse – you’ll stay dry. If you plan to become an olympia champion – be ready for waterfalls.
For me it is an average deodorant, not even better than some from the cheaper mass market deos. And in my opinion too expensive for its performance. Will use till it runs out, but I don’t think I’ll buy it again. Maybe only in urgent case, if there won’t be any others by the hand.