Does This Work? Mitchum Advanced Control Deodorant

Angie Romero, our deputy editor, is an encyclopedia of deodorants—and therefore a very discerning tester.  When we passed her the solid deo that recently came to our office, she immediately asked what the level of Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly was—yup, that’s how well she knows her deodorants! Here’s what she thought of this one:

What it is: Mitchum Advanced Control invisible solid deodorant for women

The Claim: Fights wetness for 48 straight hours, fights odor for 24 hours

My Results: I get bored with deodorants pretty often so I’m constantly experimenting with new ones. I think I’ve found ‘the One!’ Well, at least this is the closest thing to it. Though there are varying degrees of the antiperspirant ingredient Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly out there on the market, the maximum (without being prescription-level) is 20 percent, which is what this product offers. I’ve tried 18.5 percent in the past and it just doesn’t seem to cut it, especially when there’s extreme heat or I’m on the run. Today, I gave the Mitchum Advanced Control stick (I like the Pure Fresh scent, though it also comes in Powder Fresh) the ultimate test by working out with celebrity trainer Ary Nuñez at a Nike event. Judging by how dry I stayed throughout the entire workout, I can honestly say this is a good, strong deodorant—one that can handle the toughest of circumstances. And it’s as invisible as an ‘invisible solid’ deodorant can be. 

Rating (out of 5 stars): 5