no sweat

OK, so, I’ve been wondering whether or not to post about this thing which has changed my life.  Because this thing?  It’s a deodorant, and how lame is that to blog about?  But the thing is, every time I discover something life-changingly awesome, it tends to get discontinued.  SO.  I’m going to tell you, the Interwebz, about it in hopes that if more people buy this amazing thing, the company won’t stop making it.

This amazing, life-changing deodorant is Adidas Cotton-Tech.  Now, about a year ago, I went on a major hunt for an aluminum free deodorant.  I know the aluminum-breast cancer/Alzheimer’s link is unproven, but my thought was, if I can ditch the aluminum and not suffer a loss of quality of life, then it’s worth the peace of mind.  Well, about a week into my experiment with Alba Organics and Tom’s of Maine deodorants, my loving husband informed me that I smelled like a dirty hippie.  So.  That experiment ended abruptly.  After all, I don’t want to smell repellant to the one person I want to snuggle close (this was also the reason a lovely “orange blossom” fragrance did not work out).

On a recent trip to the grocery store (Harris Teeter), I noticed the Adidas Cotton-Tech and thought I’d give it a try.  I was fed up with the Secret I was using, because it was making white marks on all my clothes.  Adidas Cotton-Tech is aluminum free and apparently somehow absorbs the sweat like cotton, while killing bacteria that cause smells.  Dear readers, I had low expectations, but I can now report that the AC has been out in my office all day, and my underarms are not sweating.  Meanwhile my legs, which I habitually cross, keep sticking together.  The Adidas deodorant is also more of a clear-gel type, so it’s not going to make white marks on your clothes.  And I rather like the “green floral” smell.  It’s not baby powdery (though you can get a baby powder variety), which I enjoy, but also not overwhelmingly flowery.  It just smells clean, but not in some sort of Old Spice way, and doesn’t conflict with my other fragrances be they lotion or perfume.  So, please, help me make sure they don’t discontinue this product.  It’s only $3.99 at my local grocery store!

(P.S. If you ever need to guarnatee that you won’t sweat, say, wearing a silk top or something, CertainDri WORKS.)

4 Replies to “no sweat”

  1. You have done me a great service with this post, as I have armpits that have yet to be tamed by Mere Mortal Deodorant. I will be buying this on my lunch break!


  2. Yes. They better have this at Target tonight, my super pits (TM) have yet to be tamed completely by anything other than CertainDri. Though I WILL give the Arm & Hammer Men’s Ultra Max some props, it works better than anything else I’ve tried, it’s just not good enough. And white and chalky. I’ll report back on my findings by the end of the week.


    1. Glad this was useful to you guys. I’ve been using the stuff for about a week, and already went back to Harris Teeter and bought 2 more sticks for fear I will never find it again. The CVS right next to my office doesn’t have it.


  3. I use the aluminum-full version of this! I’ve been meaning to try the version you’ve got – but for the super sweaty among us, the antiperspirant version is also pretty rocking. Secret gives me weird colored armpits. No joke. They get kind of a permanent brownish, which is not flattering.

    Adidas = awesome.


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