3 Stand-Out Deodorants That Really Work

We review three deodorants: Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response, Dove Go Fresh Cool Essentials Deodorant, and Mitchum for Women SmartSolid Clinical Performance Deodorant.

This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you purchase through our links. Please read our full disclosure here.

Three best deodorants

Every girl, whether or not she wants to admit it, is always looking for a better deodorant. It’s an essential part of everyday life, and I’m always testing out new kinds in order to try and find the best one.

After years of extensive research (seriously!) I think I’ve finally found the three best deodorants out there. Read on to find out what they are!

Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response

Secret clinical strength stress response deodorant

$7.92 at Walmart

This Secret deodorant was a 2012 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, and it really is a winner. Not only does this clinical strength deodorant last all day, but it smells amazing. This is easily the best-smelling deodorant I’ve ever tried – no joke! The scent is a tropical mix between mango and citrus, and smells really fresh and clean.

Because it’s clinical strength and has that “stress response,” this deodorant will keep you fresh throughout even the sweatiest of days. It almost feels like it “kicks in” when you’re about to sweat. Honestly, I could go on for a long time about how amazing this deodorant is, but that would be weird. Take my word for it and try this one out!

Dove Go Fresh Cool Essentials Deodorant

Dove Go Fresh deodorant

$4.99 at Drugstore.com

I love this deodorant for casual days. It’s cheaper than the Secret Clinical Strength and doesn’t have to dry for a bit like that one does. It’s just a typical stick deodorant. However, Dove makes some of the best-smelling products, and this deodorant is no exception.

So you know, it doesn’t last 24 hours, like the packaging claims. I find that I have to reapply it after about 10 hours because it has rubbed off on my clothes. This deodorant does dry clear though, so it doesn’t leave any white marks, which is a plus! Definitely consider this one if you don’t need a clinical strength deodorant.

Mitchum for Women SmartSolid Clinical Performance Deodorant

Mitchum smartsolid

$4.49 at Walgreens

This deodorant, by Mitchum, is an under-appreciated option. I only say that because every time I use this, someone says “I’ve never heard of that brand! Is it good?” The answer is yes, it’s good! Though it’s staying power is similar to Secret’s Clinical Strength, this one is different because it’s water-based and goes on clear.

It feels “wet” when you first put it on, so it definitely needs a few minutes to dry or else your clothes will stick to it. However, this deodorant is perfect for black dresses or dark clothing in general – since it’s clear, it never leaves a mark. The baby powder scent isn’t my favorite, but it does do the trick!

What do you think?

Have you tried any of these deodorants? What’s your holy grail deodorant? Would you like to see more posts like this? Remember to tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment!

9 thoughts on “3 Stand-Out Deodorants That Really Work”

  1. I started using secret clinical when I was cheering in high school. (I’m now in graduate school and still use secret clinical) I used to get these sweat marks on my shirts (even when I wasn’t cheering). As soon as I started using secret clinical I had No sweat marks and it lasted me all day, Through classes and 3 hour practices without having to reapply awesome stuff! Dove nutrium moisture deodorant with Shea butter is good for dark marks as well

  2. I’m allergic to antiperspirants, and each item you featured is technically an antiperspirant (stops you sweating) / deodorant (stops you smelling). The ingredient in antiperspirant that stops you from sweating is aluminium, and it does this by clogging your pores.

    Unfortunately, I have sensitive skin and anything from the aluminium in antiperspirants to the nickel in costume jewelry will make me break out in an itchy rash. Having itchy, rashy, painful armpits is not fun. After probably a decade of searching, I still haven’t found anything that works as well as an antiperspirant. But for the last year or so I’ve been using men’s deodorant. It smells fine to me and is a lot stronger than women’s deodorant. Unfortunately it still doesn’t do anything to stop wetness in my pits!

    Anyone else have this problem?

  3. I have always been on the lookout for a good deodorant and have even tried tried the ones you listed, but they didn’t’ work 🙁
    But!!!! For those girls like me, I would recommend using men’s deodorant. It sounds crazy, I know, but there are scents that don’t smell so ‘manly’ and they really work!

  4. They also carry that Mitchum one in an unscented variety (marketed toward men) that works very well and doesn’t have the baby-powder smell.

  5. I’m a big fan of Thomas of Maine deodorants, have been using them straight for a couple of years. They’re all-natural, so less chance of irritation, and since they don’t use aluminum salts, don’t cause pit stains if/when you sweat through (I have ruined many a t-shirt due to this). And though they aren’t antiperspirants, I’ve found they’ve worked better on controlling sweat than some actual antiperspirants I’ve used. Also, they’re clear, so wear with anything!

  6. Hey Shannon you could try to find a spray deodorant that doesn’t have aluminum I used it for a while and noticed it was more effective than a regular solid. And Old Spice makes some good deodorants I don’t know about stopping the wetness but it could be worth a try pick up a travel size


Leave a Comment