I always thought tales of deodorants leaving white marks on clothes was a myth. Iíd seen the ads, where claims were made that a particular deodorant was unusual because it didnít leave marks (I particularly remember ones with designers like Wayne Cooper), but as I had never actually encountered a deodorant that did, I thought the claims made in these ads weren't anything special.
Rexona for Women Classic Deodorant
However, Rexonaís Classic deodorant for Women has taught me that deodorants can leave white marks on dark clothes. Unfortunately I was wearing a black t-shirt when I made this discovery (or perhaps it was a good thing, since it was impossible not to notice and subsequently do something about).
The deodorant seems to go on as a powder. It's worst when you spray it too close to your skin, as it goes on very thickly then either falls off in flakes or won't come off at all (I had to use water to get it off my shirt). If you hold the can further away when you spray, the powder is less of an issue, but I feel like a lot gets wasted this way.
A clean black shirt
The results of a short blast of the deodorant from about 15 centimetres away
According to the bottle, the anti-perspirant deodorant offers 48 hour, long-lasting dryness protection. I can't say I've tested whether it indeed lasts 48 hours, but I was impressed with its effects on an average day. It also smells pretty nice too - feminine, but not too overpowering - and it's a scent that stays with you for hours. I've also applied it after shaving (it couldn't be helped) with no issues, so it seems to be good for sensitive skin.
A feature of the deodorant which I haven't seen elsewhere is the lock on the back of the can. Sliding it to the right enables you to spray, while sliding it to the left will stop anything coming out. This feature would probably be useful around kids, as it can stop them spraying it in their eyes or anywhere else.
The lock on the back
I bought this deodorant after purchasing the Rexona for Women Clear Aqua roll-on deodorant when I saw it was on sale. I was happy with the roll-on (which explicitly claimed that it didn't leave white marks), but I usually prefer sprays, so I decided to try a Rexona aerosol.
This Rexona roll-on doesn't leave white marks
I won't be doing that again. However, I will keep using the spray until I have finished the can (which contains 150g/254mL). I think I'll just have to remember to apply it before I get dressed. After that, I'll be returning to my usual deodorant, which works fine and doesn't leave white marks.