Friday, 24 November 2017

Nivea Whitening Smooth Skin Roll On : Review

I do not remember the last time I used a deodorant spray. For about 2 years now, I have shifted to roll ons. I somehow find them more gentle on the delicate underarm area. Plus roll ons are more discreet and travel friendly. 

Sure roll on was my absolute favourite for the longest time (full review here), but then I have stopped seeing them in the market now. I believe Rexona has taken it over..correct me if I am wrong. While that wasn't a big deal for me as a consumer, the problem is that if you look at the new Rexona packaging now, you will find Alcohol in the ingredient list - which completely negates the purpose of me buying Sure - It was alcohol free earlier. 

Anyway, so I went ahead and got the Nivea Whitening Smooth Skin.

Packed in a glass bottle doesn't make it too travel friendly, but the bottle is nice overall. The product is a thin milky liquid.

The fragrance is a mild unobtrusive floral one. It isn't very strong, which is how I like deodorants to be..then I can layer my favourite perfume/body spray over easily.

It keeps you fresh all day long (for information - I do not perspire a lot and I live in Bangalore, which stays a lot cooler than the rest of the country).

Drying time is a bit longer compared to the Sure Roll on I was using earlier. It takes a minute approximately, which takes a while to get used to. I honestly do not have that much patience and I let it semi dry most days...However, it does not leave any white streaks/marks on clothes.

It hasn't irritated me over the past few months and it is alcohol free!

Coming to the whitening claim, I have found that it did lighten my underarms to an extent. A couple of shades lighter but that's about it. Not that I am complaining. I do suffer from darker underarms (courtesy hair removal creams and lack of knowledge when I was younger), so even a little bit helps.
If any of you have some tips for underarm care, let me know in the comments below :)

Price : 185 INR for 25 ml (can be found on discount a lot of times).

Overall a good one! If you are on the lookout for an affordable alcohol free deodorant, you could check this one out. I would be repurchasing this definitely, unless I come across another alcohol free one sometime.

Which do you prefer? Spray deodorants or Roll ons?