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Old 01-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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A serious question about Secret

deodorant/antiperspirant that is...

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At the Local Wal-Mart:

Secret PH Balanced powder fresh 2.6 oz:
Active Ingredient: 19% Aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex Gly (anhydrous)
$2.63

Secret Clinical Strength 1.6 oz:
Active Ingredient: 20% Aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex Gly (anhydrous)
$7.99

My sister swears that the clinical strength is "much" better. What am I missing?
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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Plus $5 or so... LOL

but seriously, anything else??
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What difference does it make? Unless there is an unusual odor problem, someone should be able to smell sweet for less than $1/month.

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Secret Clinical Strength Review: Does it Really Work? - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

It seems to say if regular doesn't work for you, clinical strength may (and therefore be worth it).
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Your sister is experiencing the placebo effect.

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I use it on my feet in the summer when I wear sandals a lot, so they don't sweat. I use ordinary stuff under my arms. Some medical person told me that the clinical stuff would work better on my feet, and so it would seem.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #9
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DH uses "clinical strength". I'm frugal but it's worth it . Nuff said.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:06 PM   #10
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What difference does it make? Unless there is an unusual odor problem, someone should be able to smell sweet for less than $1/month.

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I am sure I spend way more than $1 a month on trying to? smell sweet...


I am a bit fanatical about showering and using deodorant... I shower at least twice a day and use deodorant after each. I also may add a bit when I go into the bathroom during the day. I also am a perfume-a-holic... I like the niche stuff and if you go into my drawers you might think I have some type of lab going on with all my decanting supplies!!
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Sounds like a rounding issue, based on packaging methods.
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I am sure I spend way more than $1 a month on trying to? smell sweet...


I am a bit fanatical about showering and using deodorant... I shower at least twice a day and use deodorant after each. I also may add a bit when I go into the bathroom during the day. I also am a perfume-a-holic... I like the niche stuff and if you go into my drawers you might think I have some type of lab going on with all my decanting supplies!!
I can understand showering twice a day if you live in Washington, DC....at least in the summer! I shower once daily unless I have been doing something sweaty or dirty, in which case of course I shower afterwards. I don't use deodorant. I do enjoy wearing perfume and have some exotics that I have picked up on my travels. One of the things I like about ER is the ability to wear perfume whenever I want to. It was not acceptable in my w*rk environment. I do avoid perfume when, for example, visiting the dental hygienist or hairdresser. These people would have an occupational hazard of developing allergies to all the chemicals they are exposed to, and I think it's only fair to do what I can to protect them. At one of my j*bs, there was a person who insisted on dousing himself in gallons of smelly cologne. I used to have a sneezing fit whenever I came close to him. He somehow managed to get away with flouting the rules.
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Sounds like marketing hype, "new and improved". Paying twice as much for half the product.

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Marketing and advertising. That's a pretty shrewd!

After I retire...you can forget about me wearing antiperspirant anymore. I plan to be outside all the time...sweating. And it won't matter.
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I use it on my feet in the summer when I wear sandals a lot, so they don't sweat. I use ordinary stuff under my arms. Some medical person told me that the clinical stuff would work better on my feet, and so it would seem.

Do you use the same deodorant stick for your feet and under arms?
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To let everyone breathe easy, deodorant can serve a purpose, but antiperspirant is one of the more unnecessary things IMO. What's the point? Plug up a natural process so one can say, "Look at me, I'm the only human on the planet who doesn't sweat!" as if the rest of us are gonna believe it?
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To let everyone breathe easy, deodorant can serve a purpose, but antiperspirant is one of the more unnecessary things IMO. What's the point? Plug up a natural process so one can say, "Look at me, I'm the only human on the planet who doesn't sweat!" as if the rest of us are gonna believe it?
For me, deodorant and antiperspirant go together like my morning coffee and newspaper. Every once in a great while I don't pay attention to what I buy and then notice something doesn't feel right. Then I realize I bought just deodorant. It goes straight to the trash can and I go back to the store.
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Do you use the same deodorant stick for your feet and under arms?
No, I use the ordinary stuff under my arms. Only do the fancy $$ on my feet in the summer when I don't wear socks.

And apparently there are all kinds of people who don't use deodorant because of the aluminum or something. I rode with a very hippie crowd to a hooping event last summer and was astonished to learn there was such an anti-deodorant crowd. They only use anti-perspirant. I never even noticed you could buy one without the other.
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