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Dry Up: Secret Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant Sport

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Do I have hyperhydrosis issues? Maybe. Actually I think I'm just an extra-strength kind of girl. I shun regular-strength Advil or Tylenol, and I won't even consider taking just one, even if it is extra strength. I like to know my solution is going to stomp. out. the problem. So Secret Clinical Strength anti-perspirant has been my go-to since it debuted.

Now there's a Sport-version Clinical Strength ($9.99), launched by four-time Olympic medalist and five-time World Champion athlete Jennifer Botterill, the forward for the Hockey Canada National Women's Team. I'm no athlete, but I'll take the association. Plus I like the fresh scent -- I'm not a baby-powder type. Clinical Sport contains the max amount of aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex GLY you can get without a prescription, as well as skin-conditioning ingredients.

My sister-in-law, Pam, mom to my two young energetic nieces, recently discovered Secret Clinical Strength. In fact she raved about it when I saw her. Not because I'd given her a sample, no -- a) what message does it send to give someone an extra-strength anti-perspirant? and b) hello, I'd stockpile these for myself. Pam had spotted it on sale, thought what the heck, and after trying it was so impressed that she had to tell me about it. And she doesn't mind at all that I'm sharing our convo -- she said I could.

By the way, a tip for heavy-sweat types is application before bedtime, when underarms are entirely dry. That comes from Toronto-based dermatologist Dr. Nowell Solish, who happens to specialize in hyperhydrosis. The skin absorbs anti-perspirant a bit; that's what makes it effective. It doesn't do as well when a layer of moisture is in the way, as it usually is after a shower.

Now I know some folks are on what seems like an eternal hunt for an effective natural alternative. According to green-beauty expert Lesa Hannah, beauty editor at FASHION Magazine and an excessive sweater (she says so!), there may be at last a solution for you in Origins Organics Totally Pure Deodorant.

Secret Clinical Strength is available at drug and grocery stores, mass retailers and