OK, I didn’t really get one, nor did I need one.
But this is what happens when you send your husband to buy you some deoderant. He gets you the wrong kind. Oh sure, he got the right brand, but he bought me Dove’s brand new Ultimate Stay Smooth Antiperspirant and Deodorant. Dove claims that this stuff:
Minimizes the visual appearance of hair over time.
This unique anti-perspirant formula contains Pro-Epil Complex with natural extracts and Dove 1/4 translucent moisturizers.
From first use, it smoothes and conditions your underarm skin.
Within weeks, you’ll start to notice that your underarm hair feels soft, fine, and easy to remove.
Over time, your underarm hair will look and feel less noticeable.
I have seen mutterings around the internets about this deodorant, actually, and most of them were outraged. How dare Dove put out a product designed to make women feel like their armpits are ugly! Just what the world needs, a deodorant that makes your underarms pretty! Armageddon!
While I didn’t really feel one way or the other about the deodorant, I could see where Dove was coming from. Apparently they designed the product because a majority of women felt that their armpits didn’t look all that great, and were self-conscious about them, especially when sleeveless shirts.
Is this some sort of self-esteem epidemic?
I don’t know, it might be. Then again, maybe not.
I figure that for this particular product, the consumer will speak with their dollars and if nobody really cares about what their armpits look like, then this product will slowly fade away.
I had zero expectations about this deodorant, but darn it all if I wasn’t completely taken aback by the reduction of my armpit stubble. Listen, we know each other well enough by now that I can discuss my armpit stubble with you, right? Where there was once sharp, dark, and spiky suddenly became wispy and barely noticeable. It is up for debate as to the smoothness of my underarms as I’m not the type of person to regularly check, but I suppose it looks better simply by way of the hairs being less noticeable.
Now, I don’t know exactly what is in this “Pro-Epil Complex” and I probably don’t want to, but I have to admit, this product does what it says it does.