Although people prone to heavy sweating may be better off with a stronger formula like Gillette Clinical Strength Advanced Solid Anti-Perspirant, Mitchum Power Gel still offers outstanding performance for protection against odor and wetness. Users and experts alike agree that the gel formula doesn't leave any white residue behind on clothing, and most say the product has a mild, pleasant fragrance.
Solid protection without the white marks. Reviewers say Mitchum's clear formula doesn't leave the telltale white residue commonly seen with solid deodorants. Though some complain that it takes a while to dry, many insist that it's a small sacrifice to pay for the results. Most reviewers at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com say they were pleased with the product's performance and that it staved off odor and wetness all day long. Some users say they were odor-free for up to 24 hours.
Non-irritating and pleasant-smelling. Mitchum Power Gel is available in the following scents: Fresh Wave, Mountain Air, Rainstorm, Scented, Sensitive Skin (Fragrance Free), Sport, and Unscented. Reviewers didn't say much about the scents, but there were only a few complaints. The rest say the fragrances are mild and don't interfere with cologne. Nearly all user-contributors say the deodorant is non-irritating; one user at Amazon.com says the Unscented version worked well on her husband's sensitive skin.
GoodGuide.com provides in-depth information about the health, environmental and social performance of products and companies. Although this review doesn't say much about Mitchum Power Gel's performance as a deodorant/antiperspirant, it still sheds some light on the health of the product's ingredients. GoodGuide.com gives the product a perfect score of 10 in the health category, saying it is chemically safe for human consumption, but the overall score is a low 5.9.
Review: Mitchum Power Gel Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, Unscented, Editors of GoodGuide.com, Not Dated
2. Men's Fitness
Men's Fitness recommends six deodorant/antiperspirants for different types of men. It suggests Mitchum Power Gel for "the Businessman," saying, "This clear-drying gel provides all-day protection, so there's no need to worry about ruining suit jackets or button-downs." It is unclear whether the authors have subjected the products to any formal testing.
Review: Pit Stop, Editors of Men's Fitness magazine, Not Dated
For this guide to the best deodorants for men, Ana Mantica consulted a number of dermatologists for tips on trying and buying deodorant, though it is unclear whether the doctors actually recommended the products listed. Mantica recommends Mitchum Power Gel for everyday use, saying it doesn't leave any residue and offers long-lasting protection.
Review: Don't Sweat It -- Guide to Men's Deodorant, Ana Mantica, Not Dated
Bestcovery.com provides "best of" lists and reviews of a wide range of products recommended by "experts" in a given category or niche. In this brief review, Eve Frost calls Mitchum Power Gel a great choice for men with sensitive skin, noting that it doesn't leave marks on clothing.
Review: Mitchum for Men Clear Gel Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, Eve Frost, Not Dated
This article recommends seven regular deodorant/antiperspirants and three natural deodorants. The author says Mitchum Power Gel dries quickly and doesn't leave white marks on clothing, but he does not appear to have personally tested any of the products.
Review: Best Deodorant for Men, Torque Earnest, Jan. 12, 2011
Mitchum Power Gel receives excellent reviews, earning 4.6 out of 5 stars based on feedback from about 40 customer reviews. Users say the product is effective and lasts all day. Only a few expressed dissatisfaction with it, saying the supposedly "unscented" gel didn't smell good.
Review: Mitchum Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, Power Gel, Unscented, 2.25 oz (63 g) (Pack of 6), Contributors to Amazon.com, As of October 2013
The majority of respondents were pleased with the results of Mitchum Power Gel. The product garnered 4 out of 5 stars based on about 13 reviews, and 67 percent of respondents said they would recommend it to a friend. Most praise the mild scent and long-lasting protection of Mitchum Power Gel, but one user says the product bleached his shirt.
Review: Mitchum Power Gel Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, Sport, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of October 2013