Product Review: Dermadry Total

Friday, June 28, 2019

     Living in a tropical country is awesome. They say that it has perks that everyone must be thankful for- the cool vibe, the beaches, the nice and warm weather (if you hate winter and frostbite), the food and the activities you can do all year round. But for some, this hot humid weather of ours is a no-no. Yes, it is for a person who sweats or perspires a lot. Perspiration or sweating is a normal thing for us. It’s our body’s natural way of regulating body temperature but if you sweat excessively, it’s already a problem. It’s a medical condition called Hyperhidrosis

     Excessive sweating of hands, feet, and underarms may be mild, moderate or severe. Those who have this may experience negative impacts on their social life, general well-being, and mental health but with the help of a portable device that you can use at home, there’s still hope in combating nasty excessive sweating. Presenting Dermadry- a tap water iontophoresis machine for single patient use designed for home use. Its intended use is to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the hands, feet, and underarms. User has to be 13 years old and above. More about this device after the jump!

Product Review: Dermadry Total


     This solution works by directing a small current through the skin, neutralizing the connections between the sweat nerves and sweat glands. The device treats different levels of hyperhidrosis, from mild to severe. Dermadry is suitable for most people over the age of 13. But before using this device, there are precautions, contraindication and side effects like with other treatments or devices. 

Product Review: Dermadry Total

     You should consult with your physician first if you suffer from health conditions that may interfere with the use of the device. Visit this LINK to know more information on this. But don't worry because Dermadry is dermatologist-recommended and has a Medical Device License from Health Canada. Dermadry's quality system is certified by Intertek for compliance with ISO 13485. 

When should you use Dermadry?

1. If your hands are VERY SWEATY! I have a classmate when I was in high school that has dripping hands. Sweat is literally dripping from his hands even if he is doing nothing. He avoids shaking hands and holding slippery objects.

2. Your feet sweat and stink! Using closed shoe every day requires you to wear socks and after 8 hours of work, you'll notice that it's wet and stinks even if you also applied foot powder. 

3. Your body odor is out of control. Your underarms sweat most of the time- after walking a short distance, when you're in a stressful situation, and when you wore a shirt or dress that didn't dry well. 

4. If you experience STRESS SWEAT. This is the reason why I decided to give this home device a shot. If you're a long-time follower of this blog, prolly you've read my updated on how stressful my life was last year and this year because of my father's condition. According to this article

Product Review: Dermadry Total
How is this sweat triggered?
Stress! Sweating stinks, but stress sweat literally stinks. Stress is one of the biggest triggers for excessive sweating, and unlike the clear sodium chloride solution secreted by the eccrine sweat glands, sweat that is triggered by an overreaction or stimuli to the sympathetic nervous system releases the foul-smelling sweat. Not all sweat is created equal, and stress sweat is chemically different from exercise or heat sweat. Once the body encounters a stressful situation, it sends a signal to the brain that activates the human “fight or flight” response. This is a response to a sudden and emotionally stimulating event. The brain then sends a signal to the nervous system, which floods the body with hormones such as adrenaline, cortisol, and norepinephrine (key stress hormones), which produce apocrine secretion. This sweat produces a strong odor when you’re nervous, anxious, or scared. This secretion is instant and spontaneous, so being proactive is key.
Dermadry Total Box Components

1. Controller/Device
2. Case
3. Cable (pair)
4. AC adapter and blade (plug adapter)
5. Hand and foot electrode (pair)
6. Towel (pair)
7. Underarm electrode (pair)
8. Underarm pocket (pair)
9. Instructions for use

Product Review: Dermadry Total

Dermadry for hands

     I have a semi-active lifestyle. I practice yoga 3-4 times a week and sweat a lot. Perspiring is normal because of this activity but there are parts of my body that perspire non-stop. When sweat started to drip from my hands, I'm having a hard time doing Yoga poses that requires hand support. It's not normal and I know it's mild hyperhidrosis.

Product Review: Dermadry Total

     I'm glad that I can use Dermadry Total to treat that excessive hand sweating. What I do is split the case and make it two trays. For hand treatment, I place the tray on the table then place the two electrode plates at the bottom and cover both with towels. Pour 500ml of water each tray, plug the cables and controller. Then there are three settings for Dermadry Total- underarms, hands, and feet. I choose the hand illustration in the device and that's it. For feet treatment, I place the tray on the floor, do the same process but this time I will select the feet part on the device and it's good to go. Since each session has been set automatically, I only need to relax and wait until the end of the treatment.

Dermadry for feet

Product Review: Dermadry Total
     I used the device for more than six weeks and I'm impressed with the results. Hand sweat decreased after three weeks of using the device. Now, I can go to Yoga class with only one towel for my face unlike before that I bring one for my hands and one for my feet too. I like that I can still use this for maintenance treatment. Hyperhidrosis treatment is not an overnight process that's why I'm thanking heavens that this kit can be used anytime, anywhere. I don't need to go to a dermatologist and spend hundreds or thousands of pesos for every session.

What I like:
  • The device is portable and very handy. I can take it anywhere I go. 
  • The Dermadry Total can be used for hands, feet, and underarms. Talk about convenience in one little yet powerful device.
  • It's a non-invasive treatment, no drug or needle that I can use at the comfort of our home.
  • This is an iontophoresis machine that is safe and effective with minimal side effects.
  • I like that treatment only lasts for 20 minutes. 
  • It's very easy to use. The settings for all treatments are already set. I just need to plug the charger, sit back and relax during the duration of my chosen profile. 
  • It made my hands dry for up to 6 weeks. Since I have the freedom to use the device at home, I can also do maintenance once a month. Yay!
  • No breakout, irritations, or whatsoever after using this device for a month.
  • I was impressed that it reduced the sweating of my hands during Yoga class. I  usually bring extra towels and place it on the mat where I do hand poses. 
  • Dermadry is dermatology tested and safe to use.
  • Free-shipping worldwide, 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee, and 24 months guarantee.

What I don't like:
  • I have thin skin and there were times that I can really feel the electric current on my hands. 

Will I repurchase? Yes for a friend or family member who has mild, moderate, or severe Hyperhidrosis. I'm glad that there is also a device that's right for every individual's need. It can be the hands and feet or the underarms kit.

      I give this a 4.75/5 rating. I highly recommend this device to those who have hyperhidrosis because it's safe, effective, and you only need to spend one time for the kit. You can save a lot and no need to go to a dermatologist for the treatment. Dermadry Total is P17,815 (International and Free shipping are available).

     There are also two models available on the website that target specific areas like hands and feet or underarms that have lower prices. Don't let sweaty hands prevent you from handshakes, sweaty feet from wearing your favorite pair of shoes, and sweaty underarms from making you feel uncomfortable and embarrassed because of stains and smelly odor. Let Dermadry treat excessive sweating in the simplest, safest, and most cost-effective treatment for hyperhidrosis. 

For more information about Dermadry,
visit their website: https://www.dermadry.com/
Like them on Facebook: Dermadry
Follow them on Instagram: @dermadry

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Product Review: VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant

Friday, August 10, 2012

     Hi Manila, Mr. Golden sun is rising up in the sky again. I'm sure new things will come our way. New hope and a brighter day awaits us. Smile everyone, we can make it! So now this post is super long overdue. Actually I want to say finally after sixteen months, that's almost a year and a half I will reveal what keeps me from the yucky icky feel. Prolly you know what I mean because the title of this post says it all. Yes, I'm going to share my thoughts about the best among the bestest underarm care that I've used so far. But before you make any reactions and raise your eyebrows or cover your nose ha ha ha! I will tell you that being sweaty runs in the family. It's in our genes. My father sweats a lot but this is not considered excessive. I guess it's because he drink lots of water and a little move specially during summer makes him sweat faster than others.  This goes same with my brothers and sisters including me. It's the same reason why sometimes I hate summer. Since we sweat a lot, we need extra protection not only in our face because sweat also leads to pimple infection but with our underarms too. 

     Sweaty underarms? No way! I had some embarrassing moments during my high school days where I'm very active with school activities. I'm also a volleyball player so it's really normal for me that I sweat a lot during and after the game. I hate it when the arms of my clothes feels wet. There were also times that you can really see that it's wet specially with colored blouses and shirts. So there comes awkward and embarrassing moment. Let me also emphasize that sweaty underarms doesn't mean there's an unpleasant smell. But if you ignored it, doesn't have proper hygiene (e.g. takes bath every other day) and just use an antiperspirant then I guess worse things will happen. 

     I've tried so many antiperspirants and deodorants in the market before. From cheap to cost-effective ones. I also got tired of trying and testing new brands but a couple of years ago I decided to buy something pricier, something heavy duty to avoid irritation and darkening of my underarms and sometimes chicken skin. I've tried Godiva underarm whitening antiperspirant, Jao Ming underarm all in one underarm cream and Flawless Deo Whitening Antiperspirant. I can say they're all effective but the effect plateaud after I emptied two or three bottles. I searched through different forums and I'm glad that I've found VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin Saving Antiperspirant that I really looooooveeeeeee! This is my second bottle and up to now I say it's ahh-mazing after every spray :D

VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Anti-Perspirant

 VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant
NOTE: I replaced the original spray because it's always plug up. But it's not a big problem for me :D

  • Skin-safe, all-day dryness and odor prevention for sensitive skin. 
  • Strong enough even for hyperhydrotic skin (can be sprayed onto palms and soles of the feet, too).

  • Prevents itching, redness, ingrown hair, granulomas (bumps) and underarm darkening.

  • Keeps you fresh and dry all day.

  • Aluminum chlorhydrate aggressively inhibits perspiration.

  • Glycerin soothes.
  • Skin-safe silicones ensure excellent adhesion.
  • No aluminum zirconium, fragrances, dyes or other irritating ingredients that can cause underarm darkening, granulomas, redness and itching.
  • Will not stain or affect fabrics.
 VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant
Effective yet gentle all-day dryness for sensitive skin. Helps prevent itching, redness and underarm darkening. Validated Hypoallergenic:
VH -76/76. 100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free. 100% Dye-Phthalate-Paraben + Preservative-Free. Usage, Patch + Clinically-Tested. For Men, Women, Children ages 9+.
size: 150ml (5.07 Fl.oz.)

price: 380 php (Around $9.00+)

place bought: VMV Counter, Sm Fairview Health and Beauty Section

instructions for use: Spray about 6 inches away from underarm skin. Let dry (it takes just a few seconds). Can also be used on palms, the soles of the feet, and other sweaty areas.TIP: Applying before bedtime increases efficacy. For very sweaty skin, apply before bedtime and reapply in the morning. Do not use on broken or irritated skin.

ingredients: Active Ingredients: Aluminum Chlorhydrate.
Other Ingredients: Alcohol, Aqua/Water/Eau, Glyceryl Laurate, Glycerin, PEG-12 Dimethicone

What I like:
  • Hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested.
  • Safe for sensitive skin.
  • Doesn't cause darkening of underarms.
  • Spray type bottle that is very convenient to use.
  • One or two sprays is enough for both underarms.
  • It's very affordable- do the math, the entire bottle lasted me a year with everyday use!
  • Unscented.
  • Keeps sweat under control. Makes my pits dry all day.
  • Prevents chicken skin.
  • Multipurpose- can be used to treat hyperhidrosis (hands and feet).
  • Has batch, manufacturing and expiry date.
What I don't like:
  • NONE
Will I repurchase? Yes, yes yes!!! I actually bought my second bottle last month and planning to buy another even though it will last me a year (I think) based on my experience. 

     I give this a 5/5 rating. Can I give 6/5? =P Super love this product. Hubby likes it too! 
I highly recommend this product!!!
NOTES fr VMV website:  Due to high concentration of drying crystals, spray may plug up- remove + rinse under warm running water. Before using any product, test a tiny amount of it on skin (we omit allergens, but you may be sensitive to an ingredient that isn't an allergen). Introduce new products one at a time, with at least 3 days in between to make sure you are not allergic. Do not store in extreme temperatures, or in direct sunlight. Do not (re)introduce removed portions of product, water or other substances into product. As with all things skin, consult your dermatologist.Important: Ask a doctor before use if you have a kidney disease. For external use only on specified areas as directed. Stop use + consult your doctor in the unlikely event of discomfort or sensitivity. If contact with eyes occurs, flush out with plenty of water. Keep out of reach of children. While safe for its intended use, ingesting large amounts of this product - as unattended children may do - is potentially harmful. If this happens, get medical help right away.
     What's your HG Antiperspirant?Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend loves!

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