“ Designed to treat excessive perspiration, Stiefel Driclor is effective, long lasting and good value for money. However, only use in extreme circumstances - can cause pain and irritation on the skin. „
Excessive sweating is a REALLY horrible problem to have, and it's not one which I talk about in 'real-life' so am taking a bit of a risk posting this review - oh, the things we do for money!
It is something which I have been affected by since the age of 14, and one which I have mostly been too embarrassed to say or do anything about.
I initially tried this Driclor deodorant back in 2002 when I was at University and my boyfriend at the time thought I should do something. However, all it did was make me itch to the extent that I simply had to wash it off. Dciilor is Aluminium chloride hexahydrate - aluminium based anti-perspirants are far more aggressive than the normal ones (and more expensive too - but the bottle lasts for AGES!)
I bought it again last year after a colleague commented on my problem (I was COMPLETELY mortified, it is NOT like I don't wash every day or don't wear normal deodorant every day). Again though the itching was too much to bear, although occasionally i did bear it, and found the sweating was a bit less the next day.
After childbirth I have given it another go, and apply it at night (as directed on the packaging) - it's a roll on - but not every night - just when I remember. Sometimes it itches, but sometimes it's not that bad. And I have to say I really am starting to see a difference in sweating less. It's not the miracle cure that most other people seem to say it is, but I think it is doing something at last. Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) REALLY destroys your self-confidence, so this is definitely worth a go, even if you have tried it before and didn't find it helped then.
I purchased Driclor after failing to find a deodorant that kept me truly dry all day. I've tried everything in the past but with no luck - until now.
At £3.94 for 20ml the price seemed a bit steep but as I only need to use it a couple of times a week it's lasting much longer than any other deodorant I've used before. Using deodorant only twice a week may sound gross but as this is a really strong formula designed to stop sweating you should remain feeling fresh and dry.
I was warned of irritation before I bought it and the packaging does state to make sure you're skin is completely dry before applying (also, the usual: don't apply on broken/recently shaved skin etc.). I did, unfortunately, suffer some irritation the first couple of times I used it, even though I'd been careful to ensure my underarms were dry - I think, perhaps, my skin needed to get used to it as it is a very strong product.
I applied it at night and on one occasion the stinging was so uncomfortable that I washed it off and applied sudocreme as it was burning - this did put me off using it again but after suffering excessive sweating again for a couple of weeks I went back to the Driclor. I applied a much smaller amount, made sure I didn't get any on my arm/pit crease and this seemed to do the trick for me.
I haven't looked back since and I've now been using it for over a year.
I would definitely recommend Driclor if you have a problem with excessive sweating - I'm much more confident now and my tops aren't ruined the minute I get dressed anymore.
Be careful with it - it's very strong, but it works. Use it sparingly and make sure you're completely dry. Be prepared for a bit of irritation at first but it is worth persevering with.
So, I've been sweating excessively ever since I was about 10 years old. I'm a teen now, so sweating in my armpits was A REAL problem. My family kept telling me it's "the hormones" and "I'll grow out of it". After doing some digging on Google, I found a stronger antiperspirant called Driclor. I thought "this is my way out of freaky sweating! No more sleeveless tops! Hello happy life!" for about five minutes until I read the reviews all over the net. Everyone wrote that it burned; it itched; it basically turned your life into hell until you get used to it. I was so afraid my armpits would literally catch on fire I didn't even want it. But then I thought about sweating for the rest of my life so I bought it at the local drugstore.
On the reviews it was written that people with sensitive skin in armpits and I know myself pretty well - every time I shaved I had gotten razor bumps. So before going to bed I washed my pits and the area all around it with soap and dried it with a towel. Some people suggested baby powder to completely dry it but I didn't have any so I just tried to dry it with a hairdryer for a minute or so with cold wind. Then I put on Driclor - not a lot, a little and went to bed - and waited for the burning. Waited for a long time. Then I woke up the next morning with no burning. As in the instruction, I washed Driclor off with a lot of soap. At first I thought I didn't put on any Driclor, maybe I didn't do it right, but then it WORKED!! I stopped sweating so much the very first day! Then I started using it frequently - first I put it on the next day, then half a week later, then one time a week. I've been using it for two months now, the only downside for me is when I put it on too frequently it dries out my armpits too much and it starts to itch a little. I know that I'm one of the few who didn't get the burning but if you are considering about using Driclor it doesn't necessarily mean you will get the burning.
So I tried this and it actually worked for me. I sweat due to medication I take. I sweat the most under my armpits and so this stuff was prescribed to me through my doctor. One thing I will say is do not under any circumstances put this on after you have shaved your armpits as it will sting and itch like crazy. One problem i did get with this is it dries out the skin a lot and so i got a rash which was so sore and kind of burned. If you can put up with this for the sake of not sweating then that's okay but in all honesty I stopped using it as it got to sore for me. You put Driclor on at night and it works over night but you can put an extra bit on in the morning just don't put deodorant on over it as again it will make you really sore. Do wash properly before you put it on as if you don't Driclor will make your underarm smell worse.
My partner was diagnosed with excessive sweating and was given this although, bless him this has not worked for him at all. My conclusion is that it will work for people who nervous sweat and are on medication etc but if you have an actual sweating disorder it may not work so keep that in mind.
Going through, puberty I had a lot of difficulties with underarm sweating. I worked out that at one stage, I could sweat through an entire t-shirt in eight minutes - even after applying antiperspirant. I tried everything to prevent my problem, and I mean everything from the leading antiperspirant deodorants to home remedies. My last resort was a visit to my local chemists, it seemed like I was the only teenager on the planet who seemed to be suffering from this - I was recommended Driclor.
It changed my life, and I say that because I went from wearing just black t-shirts to colourful vest tops and dresses again. I knew that I wouldn't have to be embarrassed or have to worry about developing sweat patches over the course of the day.
The product was very dull in appearance, but I was almost drawn to it because it looked medicated and at the time of purchase - I was convinced that I had a medical problem. The bottle is an average size for a roll on deodorant, but you can purchase Driclor in all different volumes now from when I first brought it about six years ago.
You are supposed to apply the product to your clean armpit before bed (the reason for this is explained in the leaflet that comes with the product.) I applied as directed and was at first sceptical about using this product because I had SO many failures with other products. I noticed the difference the very next day, I barely sweat for the first few days and after a week I didn't sweat at all!
You find that after using this product for a while, you use less and less to the point where I am now only using Driclor once a week, making this product great value for money. It's a miracle product and I've never seen anything quite like this product on the market, it's something that I'm happy to shout out about to friends who had/have a similar problem to me.
The only downside of using this product, is that if you use it too regularly, the product can burn your underarms making them very irritated, red and raw. If this is the case then you need to cut down on your usage.
Driclor is an anti-perspirant for excessive sweating, which I must absolutely rave about. I started using this a few weeks ago and when I say that this product has changed my life, I am by no means exaggerating.
Until I began using this product, I literally lived in clothes that would hide any embarrassing patches. At the weekends, I always had a hoodie over whatever t shirt I was wearing; and at work, I lived in a cardigan over whatever top I was wearing. I either wore baggy clothes or sleeveless clothes in the summer so that there wouldn't be any patches appearing! I have tried quite possibly every antiperspirant going, and have always ended up with patches on my clothes and a good deal of them discoloured my clothes. Even when I was feeling cold, for some reason I would end up with embarrassing patches. It was completely ruining my life, so I decided to do something about it! I was told by a doctor to try Driclor, so did a bit of research prior to purchasing. I saw a mixed bag of reviews. Some raved and raved about how it had changed their lives; yet some said that it caused unbearable pain!! I decided to give it a go (you don't know until you try!) and went of and purchased some from Boots.
This product costs £6.19, which made me think "good grief, that's a bit steep!" But then, I decided that if it worked, this could literally change my life. I purchased it and took it home. I didn't try it for a few days, as I'd felt a bit apprehensive about it, reading that a burning sensation is quite a common side effect. A few days later, I thought I'd give it a go.
It comes in a plain box, mostly white with blue lettering. Taking the bottle out of the box, the applicator comes separately. The antiperspirant is in a plastic pot with a screw top on it. I unscrewed the lid and attached the roll on applicator to it. The antiperspirant is a clear liquid, which is very runny, so be careful with attaching the applicator as mine was quite full when I first opened it.
This product is applied at night and washed off in the morning. It advises to apply it to clean, dry and un-irritated skin. Apply it in the same way as you would with any other antiperspirant and leave it to dry. I applied the product and waited for the burning that I was expecting! It didn't come which I was thrilled about, as I was aware that this was a common side effect. It dried within minutes, which surprised me. I think I was surprised about this because I'm used to using loads of antiperspirant in an aim to actually make it work. I didn't apply a lot of this, as I thought I would start with a little and experiment with how much I would need to make it work. So after a few minutes when it dried, I put my pajama top on and went to bed. In the morning, I washed it off in the shower, which didn't make it sting or itch or anything. The next day, I added a cardigan to my work top as usual and headed off to work. All day, my top stayed bone dry, which I was absolutely over the moon about. Even after walking down the hill to Sainsburys and back up to the office again!! That night, I didn't apply it again, as I wanted to see how long it would last, and the very next day, the same happened again! I was even feeling confident enough to take my cardigan off!! I applied it again the following night, and I did actually feel some itching as a result of the antiperspirant. However, it was only a tiny amount and it didn't particularly bother me. I put it down to having shaved that night, so maybe my skin was a bit irritated. One thing I have noticed, is that it has dried my skin out a tiny bit, which is such a minor downside in comparison to actually having my life back! The dry skin goes away with the regular moisturising and it wasn't long lasting. I'm going a week between applications now, which I am totally over the moon about. You need to apply less and less and it stays effective.
Overall, this is an absolute gem of a product. It has literally given me my confidence back and the price is totally reasonable for such an amazing product. If you find that regular antiperspirants don't work, you must must must try Driclor!
Suddenly as a teenager I was suffering from excess sweating, especially underneath my arms. No amount of anti-antiperspirant would help, and inevitably, as an embarrassed thirteen year old I wouldn't seek out any help. I wouldn't wear light coloured tops or anything that showed sweat-marks for years and it literally dictated how I dressed.
When I was about 15 or 16 I finally discovered Driclor, and after just one application It was gone. I can't tell you how liberating it was to finally be able to wear white tops again and not be conscious of lifting my arms. It's one of those things lots of people suffer from and think they can't do anything about it. Luckily with this product things changed and I feel the need to review it to encourage others like myself to be free of something which, although a small problem on paper, can be very embarrassing and debilitating.
Now in my twenties, I hardly ever have to use it (once every few months). It really is a great product and I;m not sure where I'd be without it!
Just remember, it is for use over night, not for in the day. (my aunt did this, having not read the instructions, and she came to me asking why it wasn't working. Que laughing and eye rolling). Read the instructions and don't put it on broken/just shaved skin (it hurts like...well it hurts, trust me).
All in all, brilliant product. Don't wait around and suffer, buy this product and you won't regret it.
For about three years, I used to suffer from excessive sweating. I used to go through about six shirts a day, even when i was at home just sitting reading a book, I would sweat so much. It was really a problem for me: I was always conscious at school or when I went out and I used to sweat through all my shirts, even in winter. When I went shopping I licked the shirts to see if dampness would be visible one them, and never bought brightly coloured shirts. However, a few days ago i decided to try yet another strong antiperspirant, and I stumbled upon Driclor and decided to buy it as loads of reviews stated that the product works, and IT DOES. It arrived yesterday and I put on a bit before I went to bed and all throughout the day I didn't sweat at all. I mean literally NONE. It stung a bit at first, however I thought the stinging was going to be worse. I didn't mind it at all, although I think it depends on the type of skin you have. Driclor is soo great I would recommend it to anyone who suffers from excessive perspiration. I know this situation is such a pain, and now you too can put a stop to it :)
P.S Read instructions carefully before using, as it might not be effective if you don't do so.
~~~Introduction and reason for buying~~~
Since I came off the contraceptive pill, my hormones have been over the place, as a result I started to flush and sweat excessively. I found that my standard female deodorant was lasting less than a few hours and I was starting to smell. I tried EVERYTHING, stronger female antipersipirants, mens' deodorants and some other products similar to Driclor, but NOTHING was working and I started to get down.
I happened to try this product when I was pretty much working my way through the products for excessive sweating! It cost me around £6 for 20ml - which is fairly typical for this type of product.
****I have to mention here, that sudden, excessive perspiration should be checked by the GP as in some cases, it can be indicative of a more serious condition****
When new, the container with the solution in and roller ball need to be connected up so you can use the solution - there are instructions in the packet. Once everything is connected, it creates a standard looking anti-persipirant bottle. You need to ensure the roller ball is securely in place to prevent any leakage when you apply it to the skin.
The solution is clear and smells chemically - what you expect from this type of product. This smell lingers for a few minutes once initially applied, then there is no evident fragrance.
~~~Application~~~ and warnings!~~~
This is to be applied at night. If everything has been connected correctly, aplying this solution is simple and is no different from using a roll-on deodorant.
**I would recommend reading and following the enclosed instructions! As I have found deviating from them can be painful!**
You only need one to apply one application of this under your arms, so the product will last for a very long time. If you apply an excessive amount it will sting and the pain can get quite intense, as this product is so strong. Likewise, if your underarms are not completely dry or you have just shaved when you apply it, it will sting to high heaven!
When I first used it, I applied it 2 nights in a row - this made my underarms quite sore and was actually unnecessary, as the solution only needs to be applied every few days (depending on the individual circumstances)
I have to state that I now do not experience any discomfort with this, as after you have used it a couple of times, you quickly learn how and when you need to use apply it.
I have mentioned the words painful and stinging a lot here - therefore you probably have guessed, I do not recommend this product for those with sensitive skin!
Despite the initial discomfort I experienced with this, I have found this product to be a life changer!
Initially, for the first week, I was really worried about how effective this would be and I was unsure when I would next need to apply it. So I spent a lot of the time with my nose pressed to my underarm trying to detect any musky whiffs!
I have found this to last at least 5 days between applications - obviously this will vary between individuals. As I said, there is now no pain or irritation when I use this either.
I would definately recommmend this to individuals who are finding that their standard deodorant is not cutting the mustard.
It is easy to apply, and I do not have to worry about embarrassing smells or even white marks from standard deodorant on clothes.
5 stars from me!
Thanks for reading x
I've reviewed a few anti-perspirants of late because my trusty Sure, which I've used for years, seemed to stop working. Unfortunately, nothing else seemed to work for me either, so I decided to bring out the big guns. Although this product had a downside or two well noted, the reviews suggested it would be powerful and effective; this has actually worked so well for me that I'm over the moon with it and would highly recommend it if other anti-perspirants are failing you.
I bought mine as a 75ml roll-on, which came boxed with instructions. Inside is the bottle itself, which is very basic and minimalist in its white design with blue lettering. It looks fairly professional but it's not a modern, trendy anti-perspirant; I actually prefer knowing in this case that I'm paying for an effective product rather than just fancy packaging and a fashionable brand name.
This is designed for 'the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration)' and is produced by Stiefel, which doesn't really mean anything to me. The product is made from aluminuim chloride hexahydrate, though it also contains ethanol and purified water. The hexahydrate is an anti-perspirant that stops you sweating by blocking the sweat glands. These remain blocked during the day and gradually unblock during the process of natural dead skin cell shedding, which sounds delicious. This makes intuitive sense, but I wasn't entirely convinced until I tried it for myself.
This is used a little differently to a normal anti-perspirant because it lasts for days rather than hours. As per the instructions, it should be applied at night before going to bed so it has enough time to work, though you should give it a little while to dry naturally before putting your pajama top back on (not ideal when it's cold weather admittedly!). Make sure that you apply to dry skin, so if you often shower in the evening, make sure it's well in advance of using this as it needs dry, unbroken skill to work well. In the morning, you can shower as normal as it is suggested that you wash it off, and simple soap and water will do the trick just fine. After this, even if it may be tempting, do not reapply.
Because Driclor is quite powerful to combat excessive sweating, the frequency of use is a little different too. At first, apply this every night until you find daytime sweating to be under control and then reduce the frequency of application. I think I used this every day for about a week, then reduced it to every other day for a week, and now I use it maybe 2 times a week. It will vary across individuals as to how often you need to use it, so go by how well this controls your sweating.
Driclor isn't fragranced, so you may still want to use a deodorant if you want a pretty scent as opposed to being fragrance-free. Having said that, make sure it's a simple deodorant, not an anti-perspirant you're using.
This can also be used on your hands and feet in addition to your underarms, though it shouldn't be applied elsewhere because sweating is still an important function for your body. Still, it's good to know this could be multifunctional if needed. It should be noted that you should try to avoid shaving or using hair removal creams 12 hours before or after applying Driclor; this isn't as bad as it sounds because when you reduce the usage, there are plenty of days in the week you can defuzz. Obviously, you should avoid the eye and delicate areas but it's also advised that contact with clothing, jewellery, metal and polished services should be avoided as it may discolour them. Driclor is flammable so try to store at a reasonable temp (under 25°C) and don't go lighting up a cigarette next to it. Driclor doesn't seem to have any known harmful effects when other medications are used, when pregnant or when breastfeeding, which is good to know. It's a well-tested and reputable product, so I trust that it's safe and good quality.
On to the effects of the anti-perspirant... This is where the negatives were noted in the reviews I read. Due to the aggressive nature of this on excessive sweating, it's quite powerful and can cause skin irritation. The first night I used this I didn't really notice anything, the second night and thereafter I did. It was very itchy and because I'd inevitably end up scratching and such my underarm skin became quite red. After washing it off in the morning I'd apply some E45 and it would feel a lot better. What I've found is that you really don't need to use much of this; treat it as a scarce resource and only roll on your skin once or twice to cover the underarm area, don't be tempted to overdo it thinking that more will work better. Irritation for me has reduced significantly, but if I use it more often during the week, or use more of it than necessary, it starts to itch more and redden my skin. It's a good way of knowing to reduce the amount/frequency, but admittedly it isn't all too pleasant to be trying to sleep only to have super itchy skin!
The itchy side-effect, however, was definitely not enough to put me off this. As I've said, it gets better when you figure out what works for you and realise you don't need to be using very much of it to get good results. After just a couple of days, even the first day actually, I noticed that I was dry during the day. It was like a miracle, as cheesy as that sounds. I've never had a sweat problem before and I'm not entirely convinced I sweat profusely now, but no other anti-perspirants worked. I thought that maybe that had just stopped absorbing in to my skin and that was what caused wetness. Either way, it was embarrassing and limiting to have that problem, because 2 minutes after leaving the house I'd want to change my top and be embarrassed to take off my jumper for fear of wet marks.
When used sparingly and over time, the negatives reduce and for me, I would put up with them anyway because I am so happy to know I can wear whatever I want now without worrying about it! At first I thought it was quite pricey for such a little bottle, but having gone through so many that don't work, including a Sure Max protection spray for a similar price that was useless, this has been a fantastic investment. Not needing much each time also means it lasts a long time, and reducing applications to one or twice a week, maybe less even, gives me a peace of mind and so much less hassle.
I couldn't recommend this highly enough if you're struggling with wetness and anti-perspirants just aren't doing the job any more. Don't be too put off by the itchy/red after effects - use it as per the instructions, don't use too much, and try it for yourself because hopefully you'll be as thrilled by it as I am!
Sells for £6.19 (Boots)
I have tried pretty much every product for excess sweating and hyperhydrosis on the market and some on prescription, each to varying successes.
Driclor is the product I use most regularly as I find it works very well, I also tend to use perspirex if unable to find Driclor. I have to say that much as Driclor works, it isn't without its faults (which are not pleasant )
I suffer from hyperhydrosis and also compensatory sweating, a side effect after having a partly successful operation, endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy to try to stop me sweating on my palms.
My compensatory sweating is a huge issue in my life, problem areas are on my back and legs, knees and often is excessive and I am hugely self conscious about wet patches occurring. I also still suffer with hyperhydrosis on my right hand (I am right handed) and also my feet.
Corny as it sounds, for me Driclor is the difference between leaving the house or becoming housebound, I can dare to wear a colour other than just black clothing, the ability to use a touch screen device and not blow up the laptop from the sweat dripping into the keyboard off my hand.
* Firstly, .... I advise you to follow the driclor instructions and advice on the box to get maximum effect and minimise the pain, yes that's right, it hurts and stings like you've been whipped and then stung by 100 bee's!! *
I use it on all of my problem spots, back of legs, torso, underarms back of neck, feet and also.
The product instructions state usage is meant for just armpits, hands and feet, I'm not advising you should use it elsewhere like me, Its my personal choice.
Driclor is priced around £5-£7 for 20ml and available at most larger supermarkets, high street drug store, some local chemists and online pharmacy's, Ive also seen it on amazon and eBay.
... It is more expensive than your regular roll on's, however as its not intended for daily use and once built up over a couple of application it will work for at least a week or more before you need to top it up with application and its far more effective than a regular roll-on.
The product is packaged in a box, inside is a plastic roll-on type bottle, containing a clear liquid a lot like water, It doesn't smell particularly nice its a very chemical smell, not a perfumed or un-perfumed scent you would expect from a normal use roll antipersperant and you wont want to leave the house smelling like it.
Application should be at night at bed time and only ever on 100% dry skin, use a hair dryer if needed (trust me when I say you don't want to even go there and use on even damp skin!)
Most hyperhydrosis suffers weirdly only sweat in the day and not at night in there sleep, so its likely to be the only sweat free time for these people. just remember 'wet skin + driclor = pain
I find due to the watery consistency of driclor it can come out quite fast, you really don't want to saturate your self in it if you can help it, its quite harsh on the skin and can irritate skin.
When I apply it I put some on the area I want and then use my hand to spread out the coverage as much as possible and then on my right hand i apply heavily.
Some people prefer to apply it directly onto a cotton wool ball rather than directly and dab it on areas that are more sensitive. Personally I'm to lazy to be bothered to do this and just chuck it on in the least amount of effort or time as I can.
It drys quickly and doesn't leave any oily or heavy residue, sometimes you find it dries to a very fine white powder on the skin, other than that the smell is probably the only thing you will notice.
5 Minuets later ........ you may find you start to feel a few itchy, tingly sensations starting... soon increasing to stinging and burning sensation that makes you yelp and swear. This can go on for quite a few minuets and I find a good airflow, removing bedding and clothing round the stingy parts helps a lot in a faster end to the pain.
In the morning I have a shower as usual to wash of any residue and any smell leftover.
The driclor instructions state you shouldn't use your daily antiperspirant the morning after application.
It can stop sweating after one application without needing to use again for a week or more. I tend to re-apply in hotter weather and on my hand around 2 /3 times over the next few days to get best results, ideally I will re-apply leaving at least 1 night between applications, this is far kinder to the skin. I have quite often applied 2-3 nights consecutively, Its a quicker route but it is painful and my skin is left sore and chapped, by the 3rd night Ive been known to even cry.
In comparison to other similar products its certainly not the most painful and harsh to use, unbelivably there are some far more painful, I would also add that I find driclor to be one of the most effective to.
The stinging may out way the pros's for some people but if your sweating effects your everyday life, then you will find the benefits are worth the pain, and you will just grit your teeth.
When i first saw this product i was wary. Having a problem with sweat even in cold weather id tried every kind of deodorant on the market! And i mean every single one!
Driclor comes in a little roll on bottle that makes it easy to apply and mess free.
The first time you use it it can feel a little odd....as it tends to kind of sting lightly but its not overly painful, rather its just a strange sensation. Use it before bedtime and in the morning was as usual. it can take a couple of days to really take affect but when it does its amazing!.
The only downfall is that it doesn't really smell all that great itself so a quick spray of body spray to give you that extra boost of scent is required. In regards to stopping sweat i've found nothing better. even my husband uses it now!
I bought Driclor, a treatment for excess sweating when I realised I couldn't get through the day without feeling hot and sticky. It wasn't a constant problem but I felt that long sleeved shirts were no longer an option in the mildest of weather.
I ordered it from Amazon as it was cheaper than the retail prices on the high-street. Boots retail this product at £6.19; Amazon had it for £1 cheaper.
The 75ml bottle comes in a blue and white box with minimal information on it. However, it does state that the main active ingredient is Aluminium chloride hexahydrate and that the product should not be used on broken or irritated skin. The box contains a small instruction sheet which I recommend is read before use.
The idea is to use this before bed, just roll on and go to sleep. Use for 7 nights and then twice a week thereafter. It can also be used in conjunction with your day-to-day deodorant, but you must wash it off in the morning after use. Eventually the effects of this roll on should be possible to maintain by using just once a week.
It works by effectively blocking the sweat glands eventually stopping sweat from forming. What you would normally sweat out is absorbed back into the skin. I read a lot of reviews before purchasing Driclor as the idea of blocking my sweat glands didn't feel very healthy or good for the body. But at the end of the day, it stopped the problem of sweating.
The first time I used this product my armpits itched and itched. It was an uncomfortable night, but I had expected some minor irritation from the reviews I had read. After that the product didn't cause me a problem at all, until I forgot I had shaved one morning. That evening I used Driclor and was in agony. My armpits felt like they were on fire and the itch was unbearable. My skin was irritated and felt pimply. The effects lasted 2 days. I couldn't shave under my arms for fear of causing more pain and whilst I could use my normal deodorant I steered clear of Driclor.
The rollerball on this bottle is very effective. It doesn't allow for excess product to stick around the ball and it is fluid in movement. The liquid applies to the skin smoothly and dries immediately. No stickiness. However, it does smell quite chemically, though this fragrance is not transferred onto the skin and is not noticeable once applied.
When using for the first time you are required to remove the lid of the bottle and attach the rollerball yourself. Be careful to make sure that it is properly secured. I struggled to get the ball attached to the bottle and had to ask my partner to do this for me. You don't have to do this with your average deodorant so I am unsure why this particular product requires an additional lid whilst on the shop shelves.
The information included in the box says that the product is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It can also be used on other areas of the body in addition to the underarm, such as your feet.
I use this once or twice a week now, on days I know I am not going to be shaving my under-arms. I will 100% recommend this product to anybody embarrassed about excess perspiration. I don't have this problem anymore and know that if it reoccurs I can use Driclor to treat it. I have had breaks from the product and found the problem has come back to a lesser extent. The 75ml is extremely long lasting and I don't envisage having to buy another bottle for a long time.
If you experience itching, stinging or a tingly sensation this is normal and widely reported, however if the product causes further problems such as burning you must wash it off immediately.
I have been suffering from excess sweating for a couple of years now, and now that summer's here I can no longer hide my sweat patches under my cardigans, so I decided to do something about it. I spent a long time researching various products and I noticed that 'Driclor' was very well recommended. It was fairly pricey at £6 for 20ml and I only found it in Boots stores, but boy was it worth it!
I exercise a lot, as I'm part of many sports teams, and I found that even after the first day my sweat patches had been greatly reduced. By day two, there was no evidence of sweat AT ALL. EUREKA! I had read that many people thought this product was a little irritating on the skin, but I did not find this. I found a mild tingling sensation at first, but this soon disappeared.
As Driclor had worked so well on my underarms, I decided to test it out on other areas of my body. At first I tried my back and found excellent results. I also tried my general neck area and chest and found it very effective there too. I have yet to try it on my face as I have sensitive skin, but I have no doubt that it will reduce sweating there too.
I tried Driclor on my palms with slightly less successful results as I still get that clammy feeling sometimes; however, it is greatly reduced.
This product is so great, you can use it on literally every area of the body to stop excess perspiration, and as far as I can see there are no drawbacks. In addition there's no odor, and you use your normal deoderant in the mornings. You apply this product at night, so there's no hassle added to that early morning rush.
I highly, highly, highly (!) recommend this product!
I have always felt like I sweat more than most other people, and all through high school I was very conscious of it, never wanting to take off my school jumper in case there were sweat marks on my shirt. After trying every deodorant and antiperspirant available I eventually came to give Driclor a go, and I've stuck to it ever since. I had used other strong antiperspirants like PerspireX and a prescription one but I found them to be unbearably itchy and not completely effective, they helped but the amount it irritated my skin drove me crazy and was impossible to fall asleep with it on, until Driclor.
You apply Driclor once a day at night before you go to bed to COMPLETY dry skin that hasn't been shaved recently or it will STING badly (24hrs I've found to be a safe waiting time haha). It rolls on like a normal deodorant. I apply it before I go to sleep and lye down with my arms above my head to let it dry properly. Then you just wash it off in the morning and apply your normal everyday deodorant (don't bother reapplying Driclor in the morning it will only irritate the skin).
When I began using Driclor I was very sceptical after my previous experiences, it didn't seem to really kick in for about a week and then with regular application gradually became more and more effective. I personally apply it every other day or so which keep me very dry which is fantastic, I'm no longer worried if I smell or if I've ruined another top and can hug my friends properly! I have been using it regularly for about 2 years now and I'm so glad I came across this great product as I was starting to seriously consider getting botox injections into my armpits to stop the sweating, which is mad I know (and expensive) but apparently works very well, and I was getting a bit desperate.
I now have no problem with excessive perspiring, but I still use Driclor now and then as its better than any normal antiperspirant and keeps me dry for a ages. It's a bit expensive generally around £7 but it's so worth it if you're having any excessive sweating. Highly recommend!
A clear, colourless solution which is aimed at the treatment of excessive perspiration of the underarms, the hands and the feet / Prescription only