Zahra’s Antiperspirant Will Get Her Through A Heat Wave!
It’s the season of sweaty Bettys, y’all. And it isn’t pretty. Summer is here and there’s no escaping Mumbai’s blazing hot days and sultry evenings. Just stepping out in this weather makes you feel like you’ve finished a mile-long run, no? And no matter what you do, there’s no respite from sweaty armpits and stained clothing.
Of course, pretty much all of us use antiperspirants and deodorants from our favourite drugstore brands (mine’s been Dove for a reaaaally long time) to keep sweat and odour at bay, and they do the job well. For the most part, anyway. But I’ve always wondered if there was something better out there, that is gentler on the skin and won’t stain my white tops. So while I was shopping for my favourite face cream at Kiehl’s recently, I happened to spot its antiperspirant cream on the aisle and I knew I had to try it out. For one, I love Kiehl’s products — they’re super effective — and two, I was intrigued by the fact that this is cream-based unlike the runny versions available at drugstores.
My daily post-shower routine includes first using an antiperspirant to prevent sweating and then layer a deodorant on top to keep underarm odour in check. So I liked the fact that this product claimed to do both effectively — after all, who doesn’t like a 2-for-the-price-of-1 product, really? First things first, the cream is unscented, which means it won’t interfere with your usual perfume, which is great. Kiehl’s claims that it reduces underarm sweat thanks to advanced micro-sized drying molecules and gives 24-hour protection against wetness and odour. The blend of lemon, orange and linseed extracts provides anti-irritant benefits for a fresh feeling all day long.
And I have to say this actually works really well. It’s a thick cream but you won’t really feel it after application. And like all Kiehl’s products, a little goes a long way. The roller top works well to spread the cream evenly and it leaves the delicate skin soft and conditioned. It keeps sweat under control significantly and does not sting, even if I put it on immediately after shaving. And of course, it does a great job of keeping odour in check as well.
But the best part for me is that it does not stain your clothes — like AT ALL. So no more worrying about wearing an expensive silk blouse and staining the pits with either sweat or cream. #Win!