Lotrimin AF Deodorant Powder Spray Review
This is a review of Lotrimin AF Deodorant Powder Spray. The manufacturer claims that this product will provide effective relief from athlete’s foot and combat unwanted symptoms. We have analyzed the product’s formula, instructions, cost, potential side effects and manufacturer guarantee to determine if this is the ideal product for you.
The product’s formula contains one active ingredient, Miconazole Nitrate (2%). Miconazole Nitrate is an antifungal agent that works to stop the growth of infection. In doing so, it provides relief from symptoms associated with athlete’s foot. It also works to prevent future spread of infection that can cause the uncomfortable skin condition. While the ingredient is found in several similar products, it has been known to cause negative side effects. Many competitor products contain safer ingredients, such as Undecylenic Acid, for reduced risk of side effects. These products often also include additional ingredients that soothe and hydrate the skin and, thus, may prove more beneficial. We did not find information to support that Lotrimin AF Deodorant Powder Spray is manufactured under cGMP guidelines. This is a major concern as these guidelines ensure that production is ethical and of a quality standard. Furthermore, the manufacturer does not stipulate if this product is vegan-friendly or animal cruelty-free.
There is ample information, provided by the manufacturer, on how to use this product for optimal results. Users are advised to wash and dry the affected area before applying the cream. Users should shake the can before spraying a thin layer over the affected area twice daily, in the morning and evening. Users should pay specific attention to areas between the toes. Well-ventilated shoes or open sandals should be worn after application. Users are advised to continue the application for up to four (4) weeks, even once symptoms have cleared. Each application of this product supplies a concentration of 2% Miconazole Nitrate. This is common among other Miconazole Nitrate-based products and, therefore, the dosage is sufficient.
The product cannot be purchased from the manufacturer. It is sold through third-party sites. A 136ml spray bottle can be purchased through Walmart’s online store for $6.44. This price is somewhat affordable, however, there are no discounts to further entice a purchase. Furthermore, there are no bulk-buy deals to encourage long-term use. This could become a costly venture.
Possible Side Effects
While the manufacturer provides no warning of potential side effects, many have argued that Miconazole Nitrate causes itching, burning, and irritation. These negative side effects are counterproductive to the goal of the product and, thus, hinder its ability to provide effective results. We recommend discontinuing use if you experience any of these side effects.
Despite research, we were unable to locate a manufacturer guarantee. Guarantees are entirely dependent on third-party stockists, however, these vary extensively. Many return policies only cater to unopened products and, therefore, product efficacy can only be tested after purchase. The fact that the manufacturer offers no guarantee is a major concern as it indicates a lack of confidence in the product’s ability to deliver results. We have also noted several negative customer reviews that report that the product failed to provide relief from symptoms of athlete’s foot.
Lotrimin AF Deodorant Powder Spray Review – The Bottom Line
There are a few appealing selling points about this product. It contains a correct concentration of its main ingredient which is argued to provide relief from athlete’s foot and it is fairly affordable. These factors aside, there are many disadvantages to this product. Manufacturing processes are not supported by a cGMP certification. The product lacks several safe and beneficial ingredients found in competitor formulas. There is no guarantee to support product efficacy. And, there are negative customer reviews which suggest the product is ineffective. In saying so, we do not recommend Lotrimin AF Deodorant Powder Spray.