Dry Idea

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Dry Idea
Product typeAntiperspirant/Deodorant
CountryUnited States
MarketsUnited States, Canada
Previous ownersGillette

Dry Idea antiperspirant is part of the Dial Corporation's family of products. Formerly a Gillette brand, Dry Idea was sold to the Dial Corporation along with the Soft & Dri and Right Guard) brands in 2006 for $420 million as a condition set forth by anti-trust authorities for Procter & Gamble's $57 billion Gillette acquisition.[1]

Dry Idea antiperspirant deodorants, traditionally unisex, have been around for over three decades.

  • Roll-ons (the first product introduced) – 1978
  • Aerosols and solids – 1985
  • Dry Idea for Men – 1988 (discontinued by the early 90’s)

In the 1980s, Dry Idea was known for its famous commercials starring various celebrities giving advice including the tag line "Never let them see you sweat". Some of these celebrities included NFL Coach Dan Reeves, fashion designer Donna Karan, Comedian Elayne Boosler and Miss America 1987 Kellye Cash. An additional commercial included non-celebrity, Miami resident Bob Ozer, who spoke of Dry Idea helping him avoid being "sopping wet" despite his car being recently stolen and work being tough.


Product Type Description Available Scents
Roll-on This formulation puts the “Dry” in Dry Idea antiperspirants. It contains no water – for a drier application. It’s also time-released for longer-lasting odor protection and fragrance. Unscented (Hypo-Allergenic), Powder Fresh, Regular
Clear Gel This extra effective no residue formula goes on clear leaving you with the confidence you want to get through your day. Powder Fresh, Unscented (Hypo-Allergenic), Fresh Clean
Clinical Invisible Solid / Roll-on Dry Idea Clinical Complete gives you maximum wetness protection and over 24-Hour Odor Protection without a prescription. Add in skin-conditioning Vitamin E to create a non-irritating, hypoallergenic product that’s kind to skin. Unscented(Hypo-Allergenic)


  1. ^ "Wherrity, Constance". Dial Agrees to Buy P&G Deodorant Brands. Retrieved 2006-09-06.

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