If you’ve experienced excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, you’ve probably heard of SweatBlock.

SweatBlock, a popular clinical strength antiperspirant, claims to control sweat for up to 7-days. (ya right…) After years of research and countless customer interviews we’ve put together a list of reasons you should avoid using SweatBlock.

1) Excessive Sweat Is Awesome

Who doesn’t love sweaty armpits? The wetness, sogginess and stench of ripe armpit stains is unmistakable… and for some… irresistible. SweatBlock will, without a doubt, ruin your excessive sweat experience. It will turn a once-sweat-soaked lifestyle to a dry oasis of comfort and confidence. Countless SweatBlock customers can attest to the devastating, sweat stopping side effects of SweatBlock. If you love your excessive sweat, stay away from SweatBlock.

2) Confidence is Overrated

Why would anyone really want to be confident? There’s hardly a good thing about being confident… success, money, fame, friends… who needs any of it? That’s why we’re warning you about SweatBlock. Complaints of increased confidence are all too common among SweatBlock customers. We tracked down a few customers and here’s what they had to say… John from Washington lamented of “walking into all presentations and meetings with total confidence,” Leslie from New York states that “SweatBlock has restored [her] self-confidence,” and finally Adam M. claims that he can “now wear any color shirts and go out with confidence.” Wow… enough said. So, If you really value embarrassing moments, fear, and your awkward insecurities, don’t touch SweatBlock.

3) Dark Clothing is all the Rage

Dark clothes, baggy clothes… they bring out your true colors. There’s nothing more attractive than dark, baggy, bulky clothes AND they do wonders when it comes to preserving that excessive sweat we all love so much. Dark clothing makes the man or woman. Darth Vader, the Phantom, the Grim Reaper, and Voldemort are just a few examples that come to mind. If you want to maintain your dark wardrobe, you should reach for a drug store antiperspirant- NOT SweatBlock. Listen to this horror story from somebody that tried SweatBlock… “I sweat so bad I had to wear dark color clothes. Today I went and bought pink, lime green, yellow, and light blue shirts. I’m so excited!” and another… “after I tried SweatBlock, I can wear colors without worrying.” Don’t let SweatBlock turn your wardrobe of darks, darkers and baggy darks into a drab, depressing rainbow of colors.

4) Nothing Beats an Awkward Hug

Excessive sweating is fun and one of the best parts of sweaty underarms is frequent awkward sweaty hugs (dry underarms are so 1990’s). If I go a day without that awkward embrace my life feels incomplete. Imagine hugging someone without leaving that soggy surprise or embracing your crush and not feeling the sting of sweaty embarrassment. Let’s not beat around the bush here… SweatBlock will deprive you of those awkward hugs. Don’t let SweatBlock steal the awkward moments in life, stick with that cheap stuff from Walmart.

5) No More Anti-Social Life

Do you enjoy hiding in the shadows, avoiding social events, and living like a hermit? Do you love that anti-social life-style? SweatBlock has some serious side effects when it comes to social life. It effectively ruins any Anti-social life you had. If you apply SweatBlock you may find yourself going to concerts, parties, clubs and being a serial extrovert. Kelly, a SweatBlock user found that she could “go out and be social and not worry about being around the opposite sex,” even more shocking another anonymous user claims that SweatBlock “saved my social life, my shirts and my confidence.” Do we really need to go on? Don’t sabotage your anti-social life with SweatBlock.

6) Curse of Clean Shirts

One of the many benefits of drug store antiperspirants and deodorants is how they leave those stylish stains on your shirts. Add a little perspiration to that and you have a masterpiece. Now when you go out… you won’t be ignored. Nobody can ignore a glorious sweat stain. At school, at work, during the football game and the club. You and your stains are truly unmistakable. But there’s something out there that threatens your sweat-stained shirts. You guessed it… SweatBlock. SweatBlock stops the sweat and doesn’t mark its territory like other antiperspirants. What do you have left? A plain old clean, unmarked, unstained shirt. You’re cursed with a clean shirt. Avoid SweatBlock and you’ll avoid the curse.

7) Your Daily Antiperspirant Ritual… Destroyed

The daily ritual of rolling and rubbing your armpits with itchy, irritating antiperspirant is sacred. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, this ritual can happen 2, 3 or more times a day… which only adds to the irritation. Why give that up for SweatBlock? SweatBlock only allows you to take part in this application ritual once every 7 days. Laureen from Michigan lamented that after applying SweatBlock one night “the next day I was AMAZED to have been sweat free!! It was a miracle!! I lasted a little over a week without needing another application!”

In conclusion… if you like hyperhidrosis, sweaty underarms, awkward hugs and living like a hermit, please avoid using SweatBlock. You’ve been warned.

SweatBlock Clinical Strength Antiperspirant Wipes

Potent-smelling food sticks with you. If you suffer from excessive sweat, that cheddar-and-onion-burger-on-a-garlic-and-jalapeno-bun will rise again, in the form of dangerously potent body odor. While you might not smell exactly like the pungent food you enjoyed a few hours ago, the powerful aroma molecules which made your meal so smelly in the first place will happily do the same for you.

Avoid These Stinky Foods to Avoid Smelly Sweat:

stinky garlic

GARLIC

A bundle of garlic may wart of vampires… Unfortunately, it won’t do your breath or sweaty pits any favors. Avoid garlic to lesson the stink of your body odor. If you can’t keep yourself from the garlic, substitute dry garlic for fresh to lessen the impact.

stinky onions

ONIONS

Raw onions, though tasty, pack quite the punch. Go for the cooked variety when possible and choose white onions over yellow and purple onions when shopping. The darker the onion, the stronger the scent.

stinky fried food

FATTY & FRIED FOODS

Odors bind to fats and oils. When these are expelled through your apocrine glands, the odors bind to you. So, unless you want to smell like the local burger barn, keep away from the fried and fatty.

stinky cheese

STRONG (STINKY) CHEESES

Brevibacterium linens, a bacteria found on human skin which produces foot odor, is used to ferment Limburger and Munster cheese. The odor it lends to the cheese isn’t one you want more of on your body.

stinky cabbage

CABBAGE

We all love stinky cabbage soup… no, wait… no one really likes eating cabbage. Avoiding this stinky food should be quite simple.

cured meat

CURED MEAT

Whether or not science will ever prove the existence of the legendary “meat sweats”, all the salt and nitrates in bacon, salami, and jerky will certainly prove themselves strong via your sweat glands.

stinky curry

CURRY

A double threat! Not only will spicier curries induce thermoregulatory sweating, they’ll stink it up too.

You don’t have to give up everything on the list–some of the foods listed may not even affect you! Everyone’s body chemistry is different, so it’s important to be mindful of any correlation between what you’re eating and how you’re smelling.

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.”

The Results:

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.

It’s no secret that sweating is somewhat synonymous with big stage appearances, but there are some performers that go above and beyond the norm. Below is a list of 9 perspiring performers and sweaty singers that have multiple talents; entertaining the masses and sweating profusely while doing so.

Robin Williams

Considering he always has a hoard of water bottles within arms reach, it’s safe to say that Robin Williams is well aware of his notorious problems with perspiration. While there aren’t any PG-rated videos of Robin Williams’ standup act to be found, a quick look at this reel of the spastic sounds and movements that he makes during his act is all the proof you’d need to be a believer – you might even start sweating yourself!

James Brown Excessive Sweating

James Brown

Speaking of spastic sounds and movements, James Brown is famous for two things: gyrating around the stage and dripping sweat while doings so. As one of the greatest funk singers of all time (if not THE greatest), Brown is a true entertainer.

Chris Farley

The pattern here would be spastic movement, however, famed comedian Chris Farley has a little extra weight that might add to his tendency to break a sweat. As a cast member of SNL, whether he’s a motivational speaker or a Chippendale’s dancer, we’ve all seen Chris Farley strut his sweaty stuff.

Louis Armstrong

The first step to recovery is recognizing that you have a problem. That said, notice in the very first moments of this video that Louis Armstrong already has a hanky in his hand and is prepared for the inevitable worst. Even though Armstrong will go down in history as a world-class trumpeter, singer and performer, you can safely put him on the list of sweaty stars.

Whitney Houston

Most women would argue that women don’t sweat, they glow. Well, despite all of those popular beliefs, we would argue that there is one woman that sweats profusely – Whitney Houston. A glamorous diva or not, because she’s visibly sweating before the song even starts, it’s clear that she’s equipped with both vocal pipes and water pipes.

Dave Matthews

Sure, it’s always hot under the lights of a stadium concert stage but Dave Matthews and his toe-tapping ditties tend to drum up a whole new level of perspiration. Heck, he even admits it himself! Check out the video below … if it’s difficult to hear, Dave says, “… have a good time … at least I know that I will sweat a lot this evening.”

Garth Brooks Heavy Sweating

Garth Brooks

Having made a living off of his high-energy performances, sprinting back and forth in his jeans and colored cowboy shirts, under the blast of pyrotechnics, Garth Brooks is a sweaty mess just about 10 minutes into his performances. Although he doesn’t allow live footage to be posted online, anyone who has seen a live show can tell you that A) it was the greatest live show they’ve ever seen and B) the man drips sweat like no other – but can you blame him?

Tom Wilson

Combining the talents of all of the above, Tom Wilson is a comedian that plays guitar and, more famously, played Biff on the Back to the Future series. In addition to his many other talents, Wilson has also been known to write haikus and break a sweat on stage – join the club Biff!

Lee Evans Sweating

Lee Evans

Best known as Tucker on the hit Ben Stiller film, There’s Something About Mary, Lee Evans is a British comedian that has made his mark as a shameless sweater. Although he wears a rather dapper suit, he works up a raging sweat as he paces the floor, crashes to the ground and flails his limbs all over the place.

Well, it depends if you are wearing SweatBlock or not.

One of our newly converted customers (Mourad S.) wanted to see just how far he could push SweatBlock before it gave out on him. After running SweatBlock through the proverbial wringer and even sitting in a sauna, he wasn’t able to get SweatBlock to give out on him.

Here’s his exact statement:

“This is an amazing product. At first I didn’t think that it would work, yet after numerous tests of physical activity and even sitting in a sauna with a shirt and a pair of jeans on, it kept my under arms cool, and dry. I highly recommend this product. I am also considering investing into this product because of how well this works. This NEEDS to be seen and used Nation Wide, maybe even World Wide.”

We are always excited to hear about customers getting the results they are looking for. And, although SweatBlock was never intended to stop a fully clothed man from sweating in a sauna, we’re not surprised.

Thanks Mourad!