Dove versus Secret: the clinical strength battle

by Bionic Beauty on 15.Mar.2009 · 46 comments

Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant DeodorantSecret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant Deodorant

When it comes to women’s deodorants more and more companies are releasing Clinical Strength options. With dosage’s of active antiperspirant ingredients that you once could only get with a prescription, you can now buy them quickly and easily at your local drugstore.

Since I typically run pretty warm (hee!), I decided to test two of the major contenders: Dove Clinical Protection and Secret Clinical Strength.
Dove Clinical Protection deodorantDove Clinical Protection deodorant

Basically they are both very equal. Both provided excellent protection during hot, humid days spent outside. To chose one, I’d pick the Dove variety since I love the Cool Essentials scent, plus it feels a bit softer under my arms. Sometimes high aluminum deodorants can be “too dry” and cause itchiness. While I didn’t itch with the Secret, it didn’t feel as comfortable all day as the Dove did. Unfortunately, the Dove is a dollar more (boo!). But if you act quickly both are currently Buy One, Get One half off at Drugstore!

Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant Deodorant is $7.49 on drugstore.comSecret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant Deodorant and Dove’s Clinical Protection is $8.49 on drugstore.comDove Clinical Protection deodorant.

Ingredients listings below…


Secret Clinical Strength

Active Ingredients: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly (20%)
Inactive Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Tribehenin, Peterolatum, Cyclodextrin, C18 36 Acid Triglyceride, Fragrance, PPG 14 Butyl Ether

Dove Clinical Protection

Active Ingredients: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly (20%)
Inactive Ingredients: Cyclopentadecanolide, Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax, C18 36 Acid Triglyceride, Silica, Fragrance (Parfum), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, BHT