You’ll notice that with this quick assembly (and removal), the traditional screw-style mechanism found in most deodorant tubes has been removed, “as it’s often those smaller components that can be most prone to damage over time,” says Garzon.
The case’s ergonomic design also gives the user (me, in this case) a closer grip in hand, allowing you to get up close and personal with your underarms. But even with the close proximity, I found there’s no real mess during application; the white formula dries down quickly and is essentially cast-free seconds after the first swipe.
Although the Dove Refillable Deodorant is the only, well, refillable product in the Dove lineup at the moment, Garzon says to expect more sustainable shopping options — across all product categories — by 2025. “As part of our continuing commitment to plastic reduction, we will look to expand refillables into other Dove product lines in the future — so as many people as possible can find the kind-to-skin product they want in a format that is also kind to the planet,” he says.
As for the rest of the industry, we’ve already predicted an upswing in refillable packaging to make its mark on 2021. For now, though, you can shop the Dove Refillable Deodorant Starter Kit (case and deodorant) and Refill Kit (two deodorant refills) for $15 and $10, respectively, beginning January 6, at target.com and walmart.com.
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