Effective with getting dirty hands clean without drying your skin. As a healthcare worker I am constantly washing my hands a lot which, can be very harsh on the skin. Softsoap Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap is very mild and gentle on skin, even with multiple handwashing throughout the day. It leaves a pleasant smell after washes. There are different scents to choose from but my personal favorite is the Crisp Cucumber and Melon. Such a refreshing scent!