CVS Deodorant vs Secret Clinical Strength

 We recommend sticking with Secret in this case because the CVS Clinical Strength did not work as well and became gritty with wear. 

We recommend sticking with Secret in this case because the CVS Clinical Strength did not work as well and became gritty with wear. 

We tried both the CVS Version of the Secret Clinical Strength Light and Fresh Deodorant and the real thing, and this is a case where we recommend sticking with the name brand. While the active ingredients are the same, few of the active ingredients are the same. For instance, the Secret clinical strength formula includes talc, which may explain why our reviewers thought that it dried faster and actually worked better than the CVS copycat. In addition, we felt that the CVS Clinical strength deodorant became clumpy and gritty while wearing it, while the secret formula did not.

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Other differences are that the CVS version smells slightly more chemical than the Secret version, and that the deodorant output on the CVS Clinical strength was harder to control due to the difference in packaging. We rated the CVS version a no-go, and suggest sticking with the brand in this case!

 Preferred the brand name packaging (left) over the CVS version because the output was easier to control. 

Preferred the brand name packaging (left) over the CVS version because the output was easier to control. 

 While active ingredients are the same, few of the inactive ingredients are the same and we this this creates a significant difference between the store brand and name brand. 

While active ingredients are the same, few of the inactive ingredients are the same and we this this creates a significant difference between the store brand and name brand. 

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