Tuesday, 7 October 2014

MONDSS: Underarm Wear Review

I've been trying out these Underarm pads from MONDSS* for the last few weeks but unfortunately this review isn't going to be the most positive. MONDSS Underarm Wear is a new product to the market that is natural and adheres to the skin under your arms. They claim to provide a secure solution to underarm perspiration. No need to wear deodorant while wearing these and you can only get one use out of each piece.
MONDSS Underarm Wear claim that there product:
  • Adheres to your skin under your arm
  • Absorbs and prevents perspiration marks from getting onto your clothes
  • Locks in odour
  • Is comfortable to wear

So off I went and I applied these one morning. There are 10 'pieces' in the box and the RRP is €9.99. When I opened the box I discovered that they looked very like plasters!! But that didn't phase me at all, I had a quick look at the instructions (quick being the operative word) and peeled off the back and applied them. 

Now, on my first encounter I did find it pretty tricky to apply them, it definitely takes practice. After I got it in place after a few attempts I was happy to leave it as it was. I suppose it's quite a strange thing to have under your arms and it does take some getting used to. It definitely feels 'strange' at the beginning, very strange. It feels like your have a thick 'plaster like patch' under your arm!! But after an hour or so I did forget I had them on.

Reflecting on what MONDSS claim about their product, I personally wouldn't go as far as saying they were very comfortable, and it does take some time to get used to them but I suppose with regular use you may get used to the feeling.

They also do adhere to your skin quite well. Once you place it down it's actually kind of tricky to move it about or fix it at all. I definitely recommend reading the instructions, much more than I did, i.e. much more than a quick glance! You need to practice how to put them on; which way they're best to go etc. I did find it easier the second time I applied them, so practice makes perfect. 

I would definitely agree that it locks in odour, the whole day I had them on there was no odour escaping at all. 
They also did prevent perspiration marks from getting on to my clothes too, and they recommend wearing them to an interview etc. No more sweat patches on your clothes! They do however kind of feel like a little nappy under your arm if that makes sense! When I actually showed a friend them on, she did say how they looked rather odd!

Unfortunately it was all going okay until I decided to remove them at the end of the day. It is advised to either peel them off yourself or use some baby oil in the shower to remove the small pieces. I decided to just peel them off myself but found this very hard to do. I didn't find them easy to peel off at all, and I ended up tugging my skin quite a bit. The skin is quite thin under your arms so it's wasn't the nicest feeling ever. After I got it off I was left with a red little rash on the outer liner where the patch was sticking to my skin. I think due to my sensitive skin, I reacted a little bit to the pulling off of the patch.

In the name of blogging, I decided to battle through and apply them again, a few days later. The application process wasn't too bad, as I said reading the instructions in great detail helps a lot! I had gotten used to the sensation of them being on but again when I tried to remove them, it wasn't the nicest experience ever. This time I tried removing them in the shower with water and eventually got them off. Not an easier task at all!! I was then left with some sticky pieces of where it was stuck to my arm and I had to go and remove it with baby oil. It took until the next day till all the tiny sticky bits came off my underarm area. Not a pleasant feeling, to be honest!

Overall I don't think after my reaction to the product that I'll be using these again but I have heard other people who've gotten on well with them. I think a lot of it could be to do with my highly-sensitive skin but to be honest they are not the most attractive looking either. I found myself conscious of lifting my arms in case people saw them through my shirt. I actually found that I couldn't wear strapless tops or t-shirts while wearing these as they are very obvious! Especially if you lift up your arms at all! Would you ever pick these up?

Let me know what you all think! Have you seen then in you nearest pharmacy yet?

Sarah

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16 comments:

  1. I find the name of the product really odd, like they just took some letters out of a scrabble bag!

    They seem pretty expensive and the removal doesn't sound appealing!

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  2. I really wondered if these were all they are cracked up to be! I think they would annoy the hell out of me, bit of a weird invention if you ask me! lol

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    1. Thanks Leanne for reading this. It's interesting to hear other people's comments. But I agree it's a weird but attention-grabbing invention!
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  3. Glad to read a balanced review, these did not appeal to me at all. I can't imagine no matter what anyone says that these would be comfy. And its bad enough peeling off lashes etc at the end of the night without having to peel stuff from your armpits if you ask me! Sorry to hear you got a reaction from them, but thanks for the honest review x www.allthebuzz.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Samantha for your nice comments!
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  4. I had seen a version of these ages ago on ebay from Japan or China I think! Though it was odd then alright, I guess they could be a great thing for people who suffer badly from sweating, but not something I'd be interested in!

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    1. That's it exactly! I was thinking along those lines too, if you suffered severely!
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  5. I have used these and found them a little stubborn to remove but definitely not as much as an ordeal as you went through!! :( Hope your armpits are all cured now xx

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    1. That's interesting to hear Aisling! Yes they are hahaha
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  6. I'm yet to try these (but I do have a box waiting for me) and while I am all for innovation, these do seem a little odd. I can understand the principle behind them at least, but will have to wait and see how I get on with them.

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    1. It'll be interesting Robyn to see how you get on! Let me know, keep us updated!!
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  7. I've just reviewed these I thought they were a great idea for special occasion wear I found them comfy on and certainly didn't have the distressing ordeal you had taking them off that sounds awful. It just shows everyone has such diff reactions to things my review is here if you want a read sparkleblossombeauty.blogspot.ie

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    1. Absolutely, so true Clare.
      Your post is very good, glad to hear you had a better experience!
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  8. Like the concept, its just so weird to put them on. Maybe ill try them properly next summer.

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    1. Yeah you should try them Andreea if you've access to them!
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