Come on – we all sweat. Not everyone sweats equally, granted – but we all sweat. It’s only natural, baby.
You’re going to think I have a sweat problem because I keep reviewing deodorants…but I don’t! I swear! I do get very hot though and I hate feeling uncomfortable because of it. I am also not a big fan of high street deodorant as it gives me rashes and itch patches under my arms.
Then I found QB.
They say: QB Medicinal Deodorant Cream contains O-Cymen-5-OL compounds, which are the active ingredients with a high sterilizing power and disinfect the bacteria which cause BO. Zinc Oxide, the other active ingredient present, reduces sweat, therefore enduring a high deodorant effect by decreasing the sweating process.
QB Deodorant Cream will reduce sweat and odour for up to 7 days. It doesn’t leave a residue on your skin or feel sticky.
Anyway, what are the causes of BO anyway?:
BO is caused by the sweat from the Apocrine glands, which includes ingredients such as albumin, fat and ammonia. It becomes pungent when it connects with bacteria on the surface of the skin, even though the sweat itself is odorless.
This product is supposed to be quite popular in Japan. It comes in full size and this mini travel size which is 5g (the one I have here). I paid £9 for this tiny tiny tiny tiny tub so needless to say, I knew I’d be pretty miffed if it didn’t work. I mean..I’ve tried stuff like those crystal deodorants before. They ‘kinda’ work, like how £2.99 non stick pans ‘kinda’ work.
It is also free of dyes, perfume, parabens and aluminum. Does this really work? Well read on and I’ll tell ya!
How to use:
Have a shower and dry the skin. Apply around 5mm of product to the underarm or feet area and spread until it becomes clear. Yse once a week.
If you result is not optimal at first, you can use the product more regularly and spread the cream over a wider area.
This product comes in 5g, 15g and 30g – there is also a soap and deodorant stick from the range.
Anyway so I tried this out – you do only need a tiny amount and it has a very thick solid texture. It reminds of Sudocreme (just a bit) in texture. I applied some and forgot about it. I didn’t use deodorant for a week and just sprayed some perfume around my neck.
Did this stuff work!?
Yes! YES! YES! It works. I think it works extremely well for 5 days as opposed to 7. Although you may still sweat (in terms of actual sweat) there’s no smell there. It’s one of those things that is quite handy even if you still want to use some deodorant because its extra stink-security.
Using this cream and nothing else (and I was sweating quite a lot as I had quite a physical week at work moving things because of a office change) I have to say it worked a REAL treat. There was no stench, no hint of BO or anything. It’s also a very gentle deodorant I didn’t experience any itching or irritation which I do with sprays so this, plus a spritz of my favourite girly scent is perfect. It means I don’t have the perfume and deodorant fighting each other too!
I bought this from eBay – this tiny tube will last a while but if I get a chance to buy the bigger tub I will do.
What kind of deodorant do you use?