I am reviewing a product I have not tried before, at least not in this particular guise. It is an antiperspirant, made by the famous Right Guard people. This is called 3-D, although I am not quite sure why. The only thing I can think of, is that it does three jobs - "fights perspiration, prevents odour, and gives time released freshness".
Typically in a review on this subject, there is always mention of it leaving white stains although personally I have never had a problem with this happening. I would describe this as a "unisex variety", although I stand to be corrected. I would probably describe the smell as subtle, or possibly just nothing special. The price varies of course, but I paid £2.50 (probably £2.49) for two cans on special offer.
The producers are Schwarzcopf and Henkel, the people who make shampoos and conditioners. They also do medicated soaps, mouthwash, skin cream, toothpaste, and hair colouring products. I do like this product, it keeps me dry, even in really hot weather, and keeps odours at bay. I am happy with the price, it is also convenient. I am recommending it, even at this early stage in the review.
TheRight Guard container holds 250 ml, which is fairly tall for a can of antiperspirants, but this does seem to last for a very long time. The full name of this product is "Right Guard 3-D protection Sport 48H." This is a bit of a mouthful, but most of the text on the can is silver on dark colours, so it is easy to read. The 48H on the can stands for 48 hours, quite a claim, and to be quite honest I have not tested this to that extent. As for the drying time, I would say it was about the same as any other product of this type.
OK, now for the container itself, this is the usual aluminium can, with a plastic top, Pressing down the top, produces a very fine spray, typical for an aerosol. Now I have nothing against aerosols as such, but with all the modern materials about, most products of this type can be sold in trigger bottles. This would be much more environmentally friendly. As it would not be pressurised, the container could be made from re-cycled materials too, instead of the aluminium used. The can itself, is made and filled in Dusseldorf in Germany, and then shipped to the UK. The transport of materials, especially aerosols, is expensive, and also costly to the planet. It is also carried out under strict rules and regulations, so when you read the following warnings on the can, you begin to understand why.
The first warning you see on the can, is the flame symbol, meaning that this product is flammable, actually the contents may not be, but the propellant is Liquified Petroleum Gas, which is very highly flammable indeed! There are also warnings about the pressurised container itself, and that you must not expose it to temperatures exceeding 50 degrees C, or even direct sunlight! You can not pierce or burn the can, even when it's empty. Keep it away from naked flame etc. No smoking, and keep out of the reach of children. Other warnings include not using on irritated skin, and if a rash develops, discontinue use! Also avoid using it near you eyes, (actually the wording says "do not spray INTO eyes" now you have been warned!.
The Right Guard can carries the usual re-cycle symbol, so can go into the recycle bin. Given that even if most of these cans get recycled, remember the process required to recycle metals, then allow for the fact that is is shipped across the seas, Oh and before then, it is a very energy wasting process filling the cans in the first place. If you want to be really green, you are probably better off using a "roll-on" type with a rotating ball.