TAKE 5: Pit Sticks


We all want to stay dry and fresh whether it is during a regular work day, playing nine holes of golf or working out. To avoid constantly checking to see if your deodorant or anti-perspirant is working, you have to find the right brand for you.

Choose between deodorants – that prevent odor with fragrance and by reducing bacteria – or anti-perspirants – that reduce and control sweating and odor.

1 – Lackluster
2 – Not the worst of the bunch
3 – Getting there …
4 – Almost perfect
5 – Knock-your-socks-off good

Kiss My Face Active Enzyme Deodorant in Lavender
The Claim: Baking soda and clay help neutralize and eliminate odors. It contains no artificial fragrance or colour.
The Truth: We love that this deodorant is aluminum free and long lasting. It has a slightly sticky texture when first applied.
Residue: 5 out of 5
Scent: 4.5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 3.5 out of 5

Kiss My Face
Available online at www.kissmyfacewebstore.com

Dove Ultimate Clear Go Fresh Anti-Perspirant in Burst
The Claim: The crisp scent and clean feeling last all day.
The Truth: This powerhouse will have you feeling fresh and confident until bedtime. It really works at stopping odor and wetness.
Residue: 4 out of 5
Scent: 4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 4.5 out of 5

www.dove.ca www.dove.com
Available at select drug and grocery stores across North America

Origins Totally Pure Deodorant
The Claim: An organic alternative to traditional deodorants. Vinegar purifies and essential oils help keep you fresh.
The Truth: The spray pump distributes product evenly and quickly. With a quick drying time you will be ready to walk out the door in seconds. Do not apply to freshly shaven skin.
Residue: 5 out of 5
Scent: 3.5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 3.5 out of 5

Available at Origins stores across North America

Secret Flawless Clear Antiperspirant/Deodorant in Refreshingly Floral
The Claim: Strong odor and wetness protection partnered with a clean and lightweight formula that dries quickly.
The Truth: The gel formula goes on clear and dries quickly without leaving residue on your clothes. Do not apply to freshly shaven skin.
Residue: 5 out of 5
Scent: 4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 4.5 out of 5

Available at drug and grocery stores across North America

Degree Clinical in Sheer Powder
The Claim: One coat before bed will protect and last throughout the following day. It works even after taking a shower.
The Truth: The TRIsolid formula adjusts to the body and blocks sweat glands for a high level of protection. It’s great for those who believe they sweat more than others.
Residue: 3 out of 5
Scent: 4.5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 4.5 out of 5

www.degreewomen.ca www.degreedeodorant.com
Available at drug and grocery stores across North America

And the winner is: Secret Flawless Clear Antiperspirant/Deodorant!

4 Responses to "TAKE 5: Pit Sticks"

  1. Arielle  Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 4:08 pm


    I have a huge job interview next week and would love to wear a great new silk blouse but was afraid my ‘pit stick’ might not cut it.

    For this situation would you use the Secret Flawless or a different one?

  2. Stephanie  Friday, July 10, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Hi Arielle!

    The Secret Flawless Clear kept me dry all day, and won’t get all over the blouse. But you might want to try Degree Clinical if you feel like you sweat quite a bit. Just be sure to apply it before bed.


  3. Arielle  Monday, July 13, 2009 at 6:19 pm


    I went with the Secret Flawless (your review and the ‘stay dry’ comment gave me confidence)

    At the end of a stressful presentation in front of a bunch of execs I was bone dry and smelling fresh. Oh, and the blouse was spotless!!



  4. Michelle  Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Have you tried Weleda deodorant? It’s a spray and it seriously works. Believe me, I’ve tried all the natural brands and this is the only one I like.) KMF is way too sticky and stinky, in my opinion. The Origins one is ok but it doesn’t last as long as Weleda.

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