There’s not really a dignified way of discussing perspiration, so let’s just get on with it, shall we?
Ladies and gentlemen, I sweat. You do too, but I’m on the higher end of the sweat spectrum which is why Shield Clinical Protection immediately appealed to me when I first heard about it; and I was very keen to give it a go.
The instructions recommend applying it before bed since it’s more effective at night because you perspire less. They then promise that you’ll be protected the next day even if you shower again in the morning. Application-wise, the cream formula is housed in twist-out antiperspirant roll on. It makes clicky noises when you twist it and two clicks is the recommended amount of product for one underarm. The Man vocalised that it’s an annoying sound on the first night when I had to turn it three million times to get the product out, but he hasn’t mentioned anything since about the 2-3 clicks per night.
Yesterday was the BEST test for this. It was seriously hot (low to mid 30’s I guess) and we had ourselves a little impromptu crisis. The Man phoned me at about midday to get a doctor’s phone number because he wasn’t feeling well & suspected a urinary infection. When he arrived home 15 minutes later I calmly put my shoes on and told him I’ll drive him, because he was looking WEIRD. Even the rims of his eyes were the wrong colour.
We drove to the GP who announced that he had kidney stones very quickly, and sent him to the Urologist at the hospital. All the while The Man alternated between looking like he wanted to vomit, faint or wet himself. And I kept feeling bad for hitting every bump in the road, and hoping that he won’t vomit in the car, because who’ll drive if we’re both puking?
I can report that he reserved vomiting for the first bathroom he encountered at the hospital, and that he’s resting up at home now.
As for my armpits? I was wiping sweat from my face at one stage, but my underarms remained pretty dry. Does Shield Clinical Protection completely eliminate sweating and odour? I’d say it’s reduced by about 80% in my case, which I’m very happy with.
I do still sometimes give myself a blitz of Dove deo in the mornings when I know I’m going to be out and about; but that’s more to have some form of a scent there if my armpits should I be in close proximity to someone’s nostrils. So it’s mostly me being weird.
Get Shield Clinical Protection from supermarkets and pharmacies for around R60, I got mine from Spar.
PS – You can also use it during the day, but the cream formula left hectic crumbly white marks on my black top so I decided to stick to night time use instead.