Are Unicorns real? Maybe.
Do aliens exist? Probably.
Is there an antiperspirant that can keep you dry for an entire week? I thought we were having a serious conversation here. Of course there isn’t … or is there? (cue creepy music)
Lucky for us, Cheryl Wischhover at FASHIONISTA decided to put this crazy antiperspirant theory to the test.
The Test: Pit SweatBlock (a clinical strength antiperspirant) against daily workouts, showers, sweltering subways and sunny soccer games for an entire week.
The results are shocking. We’ve provided some highlights below…
“Here’s what happened when I used SweatBlock for a week, through multiple hot subway rides, workouts and showers”
DAY 1: “I worked on my computer most of the morning, then I went for a three-mile run in the hot sun. While I could feel myself sweating elsewhere, my pits stayed dry. I took a shower then walked to and from my kids’ school to pick them up. Dry the whole day.”
DAY 2: “I did an hourlong high intensity interval training class. My pits were sweat and stink-free during and after the class. I showered and ran errands on foot around NYC for the rest of the day. Dry!“
DAY 3: “I went for a 2.5 mile run in the sun, then sat in the sun for an hour watching a soccer game. I felt mildly sticky but not swampy. Bottom line? Pits still dry.”
3 days of dry. It’s a good start. But still a long way from 7 days! Let’s see how this antiperspirant performed the other 4 days…
DAY 4: “I did a morning workout at Tone House after a sticky commute on the subway there and back. I was afraid that it was starting to fail, because there was a bit of stickiness intermittently throughout the day. After a shower, though, I was dry the rest of the day.
DAY 5: “I cleaned out my closet in my stuffy apartment and was definitely getting a bit sticky and ripe, though nowhere near my usual level of disgustingness. To prevent any sort of odor, I used a swipe of Soapwalla’s lovely natural deodorant cream for some freshness (it doesn’t contain any aluminum — I wanted to see this through for the whole seven days, but this was a small cheat).”
How about day 6 and 7?
DAY 6: “I ran around to appointments, went to the office and took multiple trips on the subway. I showered twice this day (morning and evening), but was still mostly weirdly dry.
DAY 7: “I went to SoulCycle and after that decided it was time to reapply my Secret. But I think I could have stretched it out one more day.”
So, is there an antiperspirant that can last a week? Is that antiperspirant SweatBlock?
The results are in…
After 7 days, SweatBlock kept Cheryl dry. She finishes by saying she’s not ready to ditch her daily-use deodorant/antiperspirant for SweatBlock, but that she’ll definitely use it when she is on stage on an expert panel discussion for her upcoming conference.
Some people sweat enough that they need SweatBlock to keep them confident through the normal daily routine. Some people use SweatBlock on stage, on camera, or when they are in the spotlight.
Some people use it because it is literally the only thing that will help them eliminate embarrassing sweaty armpits.