Degree Clinically proven is different from regular Degree antiperspirant and other regular deodorants on the market because of its prescription strength protection. It contains 20% of the active ingredient Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex GLY. It’s some fierce competition for other excessive sweating cures such as Certain Dri and Drysol. Degree’s advertising touts that is has odor-fighting technology and skin moisturizing ingredients that are proven to reduce skin irritation. I’ve used this antiperspirant and here is my review.
It’s true that Degree Clinically Proven ranks right up there with the strongest of antiperspirants such as Certain Dri. I have used that deodorant as well. However, Degree Clinically Proven contains a greater percentage of the active aluminum ingredient. You’re supposed to put the deodorant on at night and if you want to, you can apply it again in the day time.
After using Degree Clinically proven over a long period of time, several months, I found it to be quite effective in decreasing excessive underarm sweat. It helped immensely and caused me to have to throw out a lot less white shirts damaged from yellowing or underarm odors. There were times when I forgot to apply the deodorant at night, and I only applied it in the day time. That was less effective. The product worked a lot better when I applied it at night. When I went for a period of time without using the deodorant, I started sweating again, so the prescription strength deodorant did not “cure” my problems. It merely hid the symptoms while I was using it. Which is I guess what you can expect for a product that costs between $7 to $10.00 depending on where you buy it.
Overall, I would say this product helped me to get through the day without worrying about people seeing large sweat stains when I lifted my arms. However, I’m a little leery about using this product over the long term and here is why.
I’m a very health conscious person and it bothers me a little to use a product every day for the rest of my life with such a high aluminum concentration. Studies have shown that elevated levels of aluminum have been linked to dementia. However, there is no definitive proof that aluminum absorbed from antiperspirants could pose a problem. Some websites also claim there’s a link between high levels of aluminum and breast cancer. Since there is no definitive proof that deodorant causes these ailments, I still occasionally use Degree Clinically Proven on days when I’m wearing white shirts or feel especially inclined to raising my arms a lot. Otherwise, I would rather remain safe and use something on a daily basis with a lower aluminum concentration.
Overall though, Degree Clinically proven is an effective excessive sweating solution.