REVIEW – Secret Fresh Collection Deodorant in Cool Waterlily

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For this blog post, I received a sample size Secret Fresh Collection Deodorant in Cool Waterlily from Crowdtap in exchange for my honest opinion.

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To be honest, I’ve only learned of Secret last summer when I was visiting from Australia and a friend who used to live in US asked me to buy a couple Secret deordorants for her. That was when I first tried their Oh So Summerberry scent.

Secret has 11 scents in their Fresh collection and they come in both invisible solid and clear gel. Even though the deordorant was a small 0.5oz sample, I like that it’s small and easy to travel with. I could easily bring it to the gym with me. They sell the full size 2.6oz deordorant for $4.97 in stores.

So I’ve tried the deodorant out for a full day yesterday, here are my thoughts:

  • It is invisible upon application, that’s always good!
  • It smells wonderful – fresh and floral, but not overwhelming. The smell is way lighter than a perfume.
  • It kept me smelling good all day! After a day in the sun, the scent was no longer strong, but there was still a very subtle hint of Cool Waterlily (yes, I smelled my underarms).
  • I can’t say if it’s a antiperspirant – I still sweated, but it did feel like it reduced the wetness.

I compared it to Lady Speed Stick, which I’ve used since I was a teenager. Both brands are very similar, and Lady Speed Stick is available in many countries. After trying two different Secret deordorants, I honestly think I like Secret better now.  I can’t remember a time when the scent of a Lady Speed Stick actually stuck with me till the end of the day.

For those wanting to try the Secret new Fresh Collection, please do! I’ve only received a sample size of the Cool Waterlily in invisible solid to review, I do wish they sent both a invisible solid and a clear gel so I could compare them.

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NEW Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion Sunscreen Review

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Got my Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen lotion on as I went for a run!

From my previous post, you know that I am new to Crowdtap and Crowdtap sends you free product samples to try and review.

The new Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion SPF 30, 1.7 Ounce was the very first sample I received just three days ago! To be honest, I wasn’t really expecting much, I assumed that most brands would send you samples that come in tiny foil packets that look like this:

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You could tell how pleasantly surprised I was when Crowdtap and Hawaiian Tropic sent me a box with a full size sample, like that:

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Yay to full size samples!

Before I go into my review, I need to say that this product is extremely relevant to me. I go through bottles and bottles of sunscreen because I use them every single day. I preach about the importance of sunscreen use to friends and family too. To me, the three main reasons why I use sunscreens are:

  1. It prevents premature ageing of skin, i.e. wrinkles.
  2. It helps prevent the development of skin cancer.
  3. It prevents freckles and early age spots.

I have used many brands of sunscreens. Currently, I only have these with me. I have also tried a few brands which I didn’t like and had to give them away.

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Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion SPF 30, 1.7 Ounce comes in a pump bottle and it is small enough to travel with. My first impressions were that I love the packaging and the keywords (“weightless”, “feels as if it’s barely on”, “won’t clog pores”) are exactly things I look for in a sunscreen for daily use. SPF 30 is also just right for daily use too, I wouldn’t use a sunscreen under SPF 30.

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Heading out with my Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen on!

I have tried Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen for my usual all-day use under my foundation and on its own when I went for a run. Here is what I think –

After three days of use, I absolutely love it! It smells amazing – like shea butter or coconut milk, and it gives me the summery feels. The lotion is cream-colored and the texture felt really silky. It did feel a little oily at first, but it absorbed really well into my skin and left a matte finishing after a while. I even felt like it evened my skintone out.

As advertised, it felt weightless – I hardly knew it was there (other than the lovely scent). My skin is sometimes prone to breakouts, but I would say this sunscreen doesn’t irritate my skin. My face is still clear after three days of use.

On the product, it says that the sunscreen is a “luxurious, oil free and hypoallergenic formula” that “has an ultra-lightweight texture that feels lighter and smooth on skin leaving a weightless matte finish so your skin can breath”.

I would totally agree with that statement. I can absolutely see myself purchasing this product in the future and would definitely recommend it to others! 🙂

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