Product Review: Sweat Block

Recently, I was given the opportunity to try SweatBlock. Now, before we begin, let me inform you all that I do not sweat. I glisten. But, for the sake of this review, I’ll pretend that I sweat.

According to its website, SweatBlock is clinical antiperspirant soaked on a soft towelette. By the way, it does look like one of those moist towelettes you’d receive with your order of hot wings. That makes it easy for you to throw in your purse or even slip into your wallet. Try concealing a container of deodorant in your pocket! SweatBlock promises to eliminate sweat and decrease odor if used once a work, or as needed throughout the day.

I decided to put SweatBlock to the test. To judge its effectiveness, I wore it to the place I work out the hardest—my favorite pole fitness studio! Could SweatBlock withstand one of the most rigorous (and what I consider one of the hottest…both literally and figuratively, of course) workouts ever? I was ready to find out.

As directed, I swiped the SweatBlock towelette under my arms the night before class. And I applied a little more about an hour before my class began. A typical session is 55 minutes long, but I also stayed afterwards and practiced for another 30 minutes. Yes, we girls go HARD!

My results? My shirt was a little damp, but no one at the pole studio said I was funky. There was a reduction in odor. I felt like I could go on about my day in that same shirt with no problem, although that would never happen because that’s just gross.

Overall, I’d say that SweatBlock is not exactly the pits. It did decrease odor like it assured, but I did still sweat a bit—like I experience with any other antiperspirant. So I’d use it as an alternative to my usual product, or keep it in my gym bag since it’s so portable. Or, it can be used in conjunction with your favorite deodorant for added protection. Keep SweatBlock in mind as you’re working out to get summertime fine!

–Candyce Nicole

SweatBlock Antiperspirant Wipes instructions

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Julian R. Lark is a distinguished entrepreneur and award-winning stylist, sought after for his take on classic glamour. Having over a decade of experience coupled with a degree in Fashion, Lark has made himself an integral part in creating breathtaking moments for countless Hollywood celebrities. As a tastemaker in fashion, he has launched an online boutique and showroom in Atlanta to make breathtaking moments accessible to his growing audience. Julian forged his own path by creating the nationally published Kontrol Magazine as Editor-in-chief and lead stylist. He has crafted memorable moments for Hollywood icons like Anita Baker, Lynn Whitefield, Toni Braxton and Lil’ Kim. He’s been called upon to work on projects for numerous studios and networks including FX, Netflix, Bravo, OWN, WeTV and VH1. Press features of his work include Huffington Post, People, US Weekly, E! News, The View, and The Wendy Williams Show. In addition to his work as a stylist, in 2014 Julian launched his first stylist class, which is designed to help aspiring stylist learn how to build a successful career in the industry. Continuing to leverage his audience he has launched his own cosmetics line, and agency for stylist. Julian has proven himself to be a creative visionary and industry zealot. His drive, coupled with his uncanny ability to empower through fashion and style will undoubtedly ensure constant growth, both personally and professionally, in fashion and beyond.