Drive-By Review: Soft & Dri — and How

I think this blog might be changed to Sweat Solutions or something in the future, since the scientist in me is fascinated by how to stay dainty and fresh while conquering the world. Or functioning in it.

If you are also interested in this concept, here are two products I’ve tried that will help you in this quest.

Soft & Dri Aerosol Antiperspirant Deodorant Long name, no? I’ve never used an aerosol antiperspirant in my life, and clearly didn’t know what I was missing. This product is for big-gun days, where you’ll be sweating up a storm but don’t want to have it show in any way, shape or form.

The mist is light, so you can dress then spray it on without any chalky whiteness happening on your fabric. That is nice. It’s also fast and convenient. The scent is Soft Scent which is something like a light baby powder aroma. Unobtrusive. It’s a 24-hour formula. The longest I tested it for was 16 hours and it passed with flying colors.

Price: approximately $4 for a 6-ounce can


review soft & dri deoderant antiperspirant

New products in the Practical Glamour Testing Lab, aka my office. Left, Soft & Dri Aluminum Free Deodorant ($2.50) | Right, Soft & Dri Aerosol Antiperspirant Deodorant ($4.00)


Soft & Dri Aluminum Free Deodorant. I was instructed once to never bury the headline, but apparently I haven’t learned very well in that regard. This is the real “Holla” of the two products: A no-aluminum deodorant that does a wonderful job of keeping the underarm area very nice.

Many, nearly all, antiperspirants are so damn effective at fight wetness because they essentially block the sweat pores under the arm with aluminum-based chemicals. This is a problem for those who react unpleasantly to aluminum or don’t want to plug up their pores.

Side bar: Sweat under the arms is typically stress sweat, which is different and more challenging to deal with than plain old exertion sweat. Learn the difference between the type types of sweat here.

Soft & Dri Aluminum Free Deodorant claims to offer odor protection only, since it does not have any aluminum in it. However, I found that it oddly seemed to diminish any wetness, and worked as effectively as a standard antiperspirant. It’s clear, leaving no trace on clothes, and the Sweet Bliss is light and clean in scent.

Bottom Line: This is a great product if you do not like chemical-laden antiperspirants, but find natural alternatives like crystal rock deodorants, fresh lemon or vinegar (two of my favorites) to have their limits on intense days.

Price: approximately $2.50 for a 2.3-ounce stick.




Price: approximately $4 for a 6-ounce can


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