My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I’ve got stubble. And forget about skipping days…unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I go through a lot of razors) – it’s also tedious and annoying. There are many days that I make certain clothing choices so I don’t have to go through the trouble of shaving.
So when I heard that one of my favorite skincare brands, DERMAdoctor, has a hair-minimizing antiperspirant, I emailed them with a quickness to ask for a sample I could review for Spoiled Pretty.
Here’s how DERMAdoctor describes Gorilla Warfare:
No need to go ape over jungle-like hair growth and rain forest-level wetness. Stop monkeying around with the ordinary and make peace with two decidedly indelicate concerns with a solution uniquely camouflaged as a daily antiperspirant. It contains fourteen highly evolved botanicals that help turn underarm hair into an endangered species.
To use it, you shake the bottle, apply to underarms and allow to dry before dressing. It dries pretty quick, so don’t worry about this adding extra time to your morning routine. It goes on white, but dries completely clear – which is a huge plus for someone with darker skin, like me.
I’ve been using it for about three weeks and I am absolutely amazed at the results. First of all, it’s a wonderful antiperspirant. Gorilla Warfare really keeps wetness to a minimum – even on a steamy summer day. It’s unscented, so it’s not really going to add a scent. But if you want, you can do what I’ve done and layer your favorite deodorant over it once it’s dry. In terms of hair-inhibiting benefits, this magical elixir is off of the charts. After just 1 week, I started noticing my underarm hair growth was slowing. At 1.5-2 weeks, I started to be able to skip a day of shaving. Now, at 3 weeks, I can get away with shaving every 3rd day!
DERMAdoctor also makes a Gorilla Warfare Hair Minimizing Facial Moisturizer. More on that in an upcoming post…
I am so impressed with Gorilla Warfare that I am partnering with DERMAdoctor for a giveaway! One lucky reader will win a bottle (retail value: $29) and be on her way to hairless pits. Enter the contest below. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Contest ends on Monday, August 4 at midnight. I’ll announce the winner later that day. Good luck!