Secret Smooth Effects deodorant works just as well as other anti-perspirants/deodorants I've tried. Maybe even better than some. I used to really like the Secret Platinum soft solid, so when I saw that this deodorant had the same ingredients as the one I liked that had been discontinued, I was excited to try it. However, for me, it works fairly well, but not really great. The clicker that you turn in order to get the deodorant to come up is really hard to turn. It gets greasy and I have to use a towel to really get a good grip to turn the clicker. You also need to be careful not to get too much or it builds up and doesn't all get absorbed and leaves a white residue. I also haven't found their claim that you don't need to shave as much to be true. I still have to shave just as often as I ever did. So I don't really hate this product, but I don't love it--and I have yet to find an anti-perspirant that I love that works really well.