A Not so Secret History
Secret is a deodorant brand that is produced by the multinational company Procter and Gamble. The brand has been in the market since 1956 making it more than half a century since their original deodorant stick was released.
They were researching products as early 1945 to be able to release the best products for women. It started as a cream-type antiperspirant and was marketed as such until 1958 where they introduced the roll-on antiperspirant.
My co-writer and good friend Oscar has succesfully managed hyperhidrosis. If you want to learn how to beat the sweat, read his story here.
I decided to make this Secret deodorant review because since the ’50s, they have always marketed their deodorants for women. Empowerment has always been their message in all their advertisements and I really think that makes this brand unique.
In the ’60s and ’70s, they launched one of the first aerosol antiperspirants for women in the market, and the slogan “strong enough for a man, but made for a woman” boosted sales so high and made Secret a household favorite.
It was only recently, in 2008, when they released their clinical strength line. At first, nobody quite paid attention to it. It was only until they released an ad campaign called “let her jump” which was a campaign to make women’s ski jumping an official Olympic sport.
This reminded people of the brand’s values and how they support strong women who want to do well in whatever field they’re in without the excessive sweating getting in their way.
To this date, any Secret review would always include the brand’s identity to being female-centered, sponsoring female athlete teams and being very vocal about equality.
Pros of Using Secret Deodorant
In this review, I wanted to share why I like their clinical strength line as I have already shared why I like the brand as a whole.
As one of their newer products, I admit I was a bit skeptical because the formulations might not be the same as their older products that I know and love using. So below are some things I like about Secret clinical strength deodorants.
1. 2x Protection
Secret clinical protection has twice the ingredients of the usual over-the-counter deodorants that you used to buy. It also means that it protects you from sweat and bad odor longer than your old antiperspirant.
Secret clinical antiperspirant/deodorant keeps you smelling fresh and sweat-free for up to 48 hours.
2. Has Skin Soothing Conditioners
Unlike other antiperspirant sticks, Secret has soothing conditioners added to the antiperspirant to reduce redness and itching. This may also be due to the fact that Secret has always been a brand focused on creating products for women.
They must have known that female skin tends to be a bit more sensitive and due to having stronger concentrations than their usual antiperspirants, this line might cause a reaction on the skin. Thus these conditioners.
3. It Makes You Smell Good
Unlike other antiperspirants, Secret not only acts as a sweat deterrent but also as a deodorant. A lot of people who have used this product have always commented on how good they smell when using this antiperspirant/deodorant.
4. Easy to Find
Secret has been a household favorite since the late ’50s till today. You can get all their products from different stores worldwide. This makes it so convenient compared to having to drive to a specific store to get your products.
Cons of Using Secret Deodorant
1. It Makes You Itch
Due to stronger concentrations of aluminum chloride, a lot of people with extra sensitive skin can complain of itching or rashes forming on their armpits. If this occurs, please don’t hesitate and go to your doctor immediately.
2. It Doesn’t Stop Excessive Sweating
After watching many videos, including the video above, I noticed that although most people love the product, they always say that they still sweat a little. This is okay if you’re a person who doesn’t have hyperhidrosis because if you do have this condition you’ll definitely sweat through this antiperspirant.
3. It Causes Yellow Stains
Because it doesn’t quite fully stop the sweating on your underarms, the sweat mixes with the product which forms yellow stains which are so hard to remove and may ruin your shirt.
4. It’s Too Thick
This Secret deodorant is a soft solid so it’s thicker than a cream but still very creamy. When applying, it tends to leave a lot of products on my clothes which can ruin them in the future especially if it forms stains.
How To Use Secret Antiperspirant/Deodorant
1. Make Sure Your Underarms are Dry
Always follow the instructions on the box. According to studies, it is best to apply antiperspirant at night as you don’t sweat as bad at nighttime.
Aside from applying it at night, make sure that you have freshly taken a bath and that you have dried the area on where you’ll apply the deodorant/antiperspirant.
2. Twist the Dial at the Bottom
Two clicks and you’re done. Make sure enough product is out so you can apply it to your underarms. Do not use too much product as this may be wasted and it may stick to your shirt.
3. Apply Evenly
This step is important as you cannot miss any part of your underarm because you might sweat on the areas with no antiperspirant/deodorant on it.
It can also mean that you’d have to go home, take a bath, and reapply your antiperspirant again. To avoid wasting time and antiperspirants, always apply Secret evenly.
4. Air Dry
Make sure that the product is fully absorbed by your underarms and that they are dry before wearing a shirt and going to bed. Never forget to apply this at night.
5. Enjoy a Sweat-Free Day
If you’ve followed instructions then you have a strong chance of having a sweat-free day. Now you are able to visit friends, hang out with more people, and socialize without being hindered by excessive underarm sweating.
I want to end this Secret deodorant stick review with their powerful tag line: “Strong enough for men but made for a woman”. Secret has successfully made an antiperspirant that women love and would want to buy again.
Despite the brand being very woman-centered and making the best quality products, sadly if you suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis this product might not work for you at all. As seen in the video above, Secret only reduces sweat.
After reading my review you are now more knowledgeable on what you need when looking for an antiperspirant/deodorant. Remember, it’s about finding the best match. It might not work for others, but it might work out perfectly for you.
Try Secret clinical strength out and let me know if it works for you. Leave a comment below if you have any comments or questions about Secret clinical strength antiperspirants.
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My name is Oscar and I am the founder and director of Stop-Sweating-Now.com and have been researching and writing about hyperhidrosis for many years.
I have been sweating excessively for the better part of my life. I looked for solutions for well over a decade, but I never found anything that lasted.
It all started when I was around 14 years of age, when I suddenly found out that I was sweating more in my armpits than I should. At first I thought it was something that would go away soon, but I was wrong.
I had given up hope and accepted to live the rest of my life being embarrassed with ugly sweat stains in my armpits.
However, after a few years of not searching for any solutions anymore, I gave it another shot. And I found what finally gave me the freedom I had longed for so many years.
After finding a solution to my problem, I decided it was important to shout out my message to those that are suffering from what I had lived with so many years.
My goal is to help people find their freedom from sweating by sharing my expertise because hyperhidrosis is an underdiagnosed condition.
People don’t know that it is a medical term and can be treated effectively.
That is why I am here: Sharing with you what I know, what works and what does not work.
Want to learn more about what I did? Click below!