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      24.05.2014 22:32
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      • "Cleans hands to a high standard without the need for water"
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      Hygiene on the go

      With the fast paced nature of modern life it is ever more important to have products that can be used when you are on the go and that for me is non more so than when it comes to hygiene as it is so important.

      I have used a number of different hand gels, hand foams, hand sanitiser wipes and more to ensure that my hands are as clean as they can be and after trying loads of different products I spotted that Asda had their own brand one and after some apprehension (this was due to things relating to cleanliness and hygiene I have always gone with brand names that I trust) I decided to give this a try and have been very impressed with this product since trying it. With some of the hand gels available you can find these to be very slimy or leave your hands feeling sticky but this gel is one that absorbs in quickly and leaves no feeling of stickiness or anything and instead thanks to the added moisturiser actually leaves your hands feeling not just clean but also soft.

      The gel is quick drying which means that it is great for carrying when out and about as I regularly use this when out at restaurants where I am eating with my hands as I use this before hand and then also afterwards to leave my hands feeling clean and to also remove any smells left on my skin from the foods I have eaten. The gel kills 99.9% of bacteria much like the other gels on the market but for me I prefer this to those for the fact it leaves my skin feeling clean thanks to the added moisturiser.

      Overall for me this is a gel I always pick up when I am restocking my little supply of hygiene products and have one in my bag, one at my desk in my work and also one sat at my computer desk at home as it is a great value product that performs brilliantly well. I highly recommend trying this next time you are looking for a hand gel.

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      25.02.2014 11:18
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      great hand gel

      I am quite OCD about the cleanliness of my hands, antibacterial gel for me is a life saver and I always carry it around.

      Price/Availability/Packaging

      This hand gel is available in Asda only however there are other similar hand gels around but the Asda brand gel is one I tend to use most often. Its available in 50ml for 75p or 200ml for £1.50. I tend to buy the 50ml version as its ideal for keeping in my handbag however a 200ml would be ok if you hand a bigger bag or you use it at home. The packaging is slightly different to the above picture, it still comes in the clear tub with a flip lid however the labelling is different. A 50ml tub can last me several months depending on how often I use it.

      Use

      I apply about a pea sized about to my hands as and when needed and rub all over. The gel settles in well and within seconds my hands are as if nothing has been applied to them, it smells clean and fresh but not to over powering. I would advise if you have sensitive skin or broken skin not to use this as it can cause irritation and make the wounds sting, I learnt this for myself one day! Some gels Ive used tend to make food taste like it however this gel doesn't hence why I like it so much. My hands as fresh and clean as they can do without being washed.

      Overall

      For me hand gel is a hang bag must, I have been out on occasions and for whatever reason not had any and I do panic and have sometimes even gone into a shop to buy it. For me having clean hands, especially when eating is very important and using this gel is a good way of removing any bacteria that my hands may have picked up. Its often said public transport seats/hand rails etc have more bacteria on them than the inside of a toilet, this is a scary thought and whenever I have used public transport I use the gel straight away. The Asda gel is very good, my hands feel clean, they smell good and it doesn't leave a horrible residue. Price wise its cheaper to buy the 50ml Asda gel against a 50ml branded gel so for a good price to me its the best.

      I give this gel 5/5 because I cannot fault it

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      11.08.2011 10:27
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      For fresh hands on the go

      Why Asda's Dry Wash

      I'm sure that the majority of people who have either been in hospital or visited a patient in one will be familiar with the notices on wards asking visitors to clean their hands before entering. I know that when I recently paid a family member a visit in hospital I noticed the wall-mounted 'dry wash' dispenser and in recent years I have seen a variety of products introduced to the mass market all on this, the dry-wash theme.

      Asda's "Essential Care" range is, as its name suggests, the supermarket brand's own selection of health care products and their Dry Wash, the subject of this review, is something I have in the spare toilet at my caravan. There isn't a sink in this room and as you should always wash your hands after using the toilet I needed something to sit on the cistern which could be used in lieu of a sink and access to water and so this seemed like the ideal solution to my needs.

      What is it?

      The bottle is simply presented, 200ml in size and shown in my picture, it's made from transparent plastic with a flip-top lid and a clearly-worded label on the front. It's an 'anti-bacterial' hand gel which kills 99.9% of bacteria, it's non-sticky formulation dries in seconds and leaves hands clean and fresh according to the printed information given. The directions for use advise that a small amount of the gel be squeezed onto dry hands and massaged in until dry and Asda claim that this is a fast and effective alternative to cleaning hands without soap and water. There is added moisturiser which leaves hands feeling fresh and clean and its formulation has a gentle aroma which isn't too strong to be off-putting.

      In Use

      In all honesty I think all of these Dry Washes are a great idea not only for killing germs and bacteria but for giving your hands a quick freshen up. My wife always carries a small bottle of this around in her handbag and it's a simple yet effective product to use. I do find that a little of the gel absorbs easily into my skin and does dry within a few seconds, the added moisturiser stops my hands from feeling too dried out - something that earlier versions of these Hand Gels seemed to be problematic with and overall I think this is a safe and hygienic product to own and use. It cleans well, removing any trace of grubbiness or dirt although I wouldn't use the gel if my hands were particularly dirty (say after gardening) but its not really intended for that anyway.

      The smell of the gel when being applied is light and gentle, it has a fresh aroma which avoids being soapy and once it has dried into my skin my hands feel and smell clean. The only slight negative with this and any other Dry Wash gel I have used in the past is that they can sting if you have any cuts or nicks on either your fingers or hands, this is down to the Alcohol content in the product I presume and whilst it doesn't hurt as such you do know about it if you have a little cut and the gel goes into it. This wouldn't be a reason not to buy or use it though as I do think the benefits far outweigh any negative points, just be aware that is probably best used on unbroken skin.

      My 200ml bottle cost £2.00 from Asda but smaller bottles are available at a cheaper price. Because I bought mine specifically for use in the spare toilet at my caravan it stays indoors and wouldn't be as portable to carry around as one of the smaller, more handbag-friendly sized bottles but for family use this size is ideal. You don't need much of an application to clean your hands and a bottle this size tends to last me for a good few months, the shelf life of the product once opened is 24 months so even if you don't use it very often you have the reassurance that it's not going to go off any time in the immediate future. It does have a non-sticky formulation which lives up to its claims and is a handy and convenient alternative to soap and water and it's on that basis that I fully recommend this product from Asda.

      Conclusion

      Five stars as a rating from me, the Dry Wash anti-bacterial hand gel does exactly what it claims and is a must-have for any family home. It's quick, effective and convenient and it works so you can't say fairer than that...

      Overall: Recommended.

      Thanks for reading my review, please note that this also appears on ciao under my username.

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        16.05.2011 14:38
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        A handbag must have

        In my opinion alcohol gel has become an essential everyday product and I carry one with me everywhere. Its such a useful thing to carry and I use it religiously when out and about as does my family. I think I started using it with the swine flu epidemic and as a busy mum I have continued to use it ever since. This product is an absolute bargain at the price of just 47p for 50 ml or £1.44 for 200ml an promises to kill 99.9% of bacteria. I normally buy the 50ml as this is an ideal size to carry around with me.


        It comes in a simple plastic bottle with a flip top lid. The lid is very easy to flip open unlike others I have used which can be a bit stiff to begin with. Its very simple to use just flip open the lid and squeeze a small amount onto the palms of dry hands. You really don't need to squeeze very much as the product comes out easily. The label advises that you then need to massage into your hands until dry. This will leave you with clean hands without the need to wash with water.

        This gel has a very fresh smell which remains on your hands for some time afterwards. In my opinion it is a lovely clean smell which makes me feel refreshed after using it. This product does claims to be moisturising and non- sticky. To be honest I have found it to be a little sticky at times however, I think this is because sometimes I have used too much. Its a bit annoying when it is sticky as I have found the only way to get rid of the sticky feel is to rinse in water. This completely defeats the object of the product as I could have washed my hands. I have not found any obvious moisturising benefits to this product although it has not had any drying effect on my hands which could mean it is working I suppose.

        This is a great handy product for anyone and I would recommend it to everyone.

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          30.06.2010 22:44
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          A good anti bacterial gel for the price!

          Although you try and be hygienic most of the time it's not always easy to just wash your hands. Have you ever sat and thought about money for instance, how many hands it's been in before you've got hold of it, how many dirty, germ infested hands, yuck! yet you can't have your hands constantly stuck in a sink with a bar of soap so dry wash bottles of anti bacterial gel are convenient and hygienic to.

          I've tried many of these bottles and one I've used quite regularly is Asda's essential care Dry Wash Moisturising, Anti Bacterial Hand Gel. This hand gel comes in a small, compact, see through plastic 50ml bottle with a flip up plastic lid for just over 50p. The gel inside is transparent, and looks almost like water when you flip it out, yet it has a thicker gel like consistency. Despite it having a thicker consistency than water I would say it is one of the thinnest anti bacterial gels I have used and does run slightly down my hands when I squirt it out meaning I have to have my hand dead underneath the bottle rather than angled at all otherwise it drips down my wrist slightly.

          It has a very strong, sort of alcoholic, anti bacterial scent - one of those smells which lets you know this is a product that is definitely going to clean you and remove some germs, 99.9% of them it tells us on the bottle.

          Once you squirt this on your hands you simply rub them together ensuring it reaches all the right places, not your arms, but instead your palms, fingers and nails. It dries almost instantly, without leaving any stickyness or wetness to your hands and your hands certainly feel clean and hygienic after using it.

          Thanks to the size of the bottle it is very convenient, you can keep it in handbags or pockets if need be and just pop it out when your hands need a quick, or perhaps subtle clean. The 'thinner' consistency of this particular gel isn't such a problem, it just means you can't squeeze too much out of the bottle at once, luckily it dries almost instantly so it isn't something that's going to soak you in the process of using it. I'd definitely reccomend using it if you like anti bacterial gels, I tend to keep one handy in my cutlery drawer, has become a habit now, for the price it lasts for ages despite me using it quite often to!

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            12.05.2010 20:32
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            Great addition to your bag

            I've carried around liquid handwash for years now. I wash my hands quite a bit especially before I eat if I'm out. Asda do a great little bottle of hand gel that is perfect to fit into your bag when you are out and about.

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            This is a clear gel hand wash in a small plastic bottle. You don't need water or something to dry your hand with when using this You squeeze some of the gel onto your hand and rub your hands together until it dries in. You can buy a 50ml bottle for £0.47 or a 200ml bottle for £1.44.

            This is great to take with you if you are out and about for the day or even for use if toilets don't have soap which really annoys me! The bottle comes with a flip top which makes it easy when you are applying as you don't have to try and put a lid back on to the bottle whilst you have the gel in your hands!

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            This is a really great hand gel. I have found that some other brands can leave my hands feeling really sticky after I have supposedly rubbed it in, but there is no such feeling with Asda's gel. It is a thick gel so it rubs in really easily. There is no fragrance to this either which is really nice as some can have an odd cucumber fragrance! And I don't want any fragrance on my hands if I'm going to be eating with my hands!

            The size of this bottle is perfect for carrying around with you. I think this is as good as the branded gels that you can buy. And this bottle is 50% cheaper than those brands. To me there is no real difference in them.

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              26.04.2010 00:28
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              Wonderful invention of modern age after all

              When I was in Asda I could not resist their own brand of dry wash liquid mainly due to the fact that one bottle was £99p for 200ml. That is dead cheap compare with others that would cost at least tipple for the same amount.
              Due to the price I did not expected it to be that great quality but it actually turned out to be highly efficient, my hands wore never left feeling sticky at all, it completely evaporates quickly.

              I carry dry wash with me all the time in my purse but the problem is that this bottle is too big, however I have found some older small empty bottles from other brands around the house so I decanted it into them, so problem solved with me so I don't feel like I carry a brick with me anymore in my purse.

              Asda dry wash finds itself particularly useful and indispensable to me when I travel or go out to town and eat. No matter how much I clean the hands in the restaurant sink I find that when I got out I have to touch door handles which everyone else has touched and therefore are full of all sort of bacteria's so before I eat I squeeze a small amount of dray wash and rub it onto my hands.

              What is particularly interesting about this dry hand wash is the scent, it smells like old fashioned perfumed cologne.

              On the bottle this is advertised as being moisturising which does feel so to begin with but is a rather fake feeling as it will also dry my hands in the same time, in the end the dryness catches up with me.
              however there are some serious benefits to consider regarding health so I can put up with it drying my hands once in a while. Definitely this is not something to be used regularly.

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              02.03.2010 17:55
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              Just as good, if not better then the expensive brands

              What can't Asda produce ?? A fantastic, cheap product from Asda that won't send you back to those expensive brands! For me, i love a bargain and i don't see why you have to pay a few pound for hand gel when this handy, small bottle for just 47p is so worth every penny! If thats not enough, go for the larger size for just under a £1!

              Asda for me is a very reliable brand, and i do alot of the shopping there so coming across this was so handy with the amount of germs out there! Its handy size fits in any pocket or handbag for whenever you need it. The packaging is great, a see-through bottle so you can see what your getting with clear, informative instructions and a tight lid that won't leak! The brand 'ASDA' isn't plastered all of it, so its great for the consicious ones who only like to be seen with more expensive brands.

              When you open the bottle you are greeted with such a clean, refreshing smell that really wakes you up. Just by smelling it makes you feel clean, honestly. This smell lasts a long time after application which is fantastic too. The hand gel itself is very smooth and light, just a small squirt massages your hands and covers them completely, not missing abit. It does leave your hands very smooth, but not sticky at all like most hand gels do. It absorbs amazingly quick into your hands so its great for those quick moments on the bus! The gel isn't too wet so doesnt drip all over your clothes either which is always a bonus.

              The mini size i have of 50ml lasts along time, i use it constantly every day and its lasted me a good month so its great value for money. I can't get enough of it with its smooth properties too. It kills 99.9% of bacteria so what more could you want. Its extremely good for the winter months when you know alot more colds are around, so get on down to ASDA now and get yours!

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              26.01.2010 17:30
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              The best 47p you will spend this year.

              I'm a very fussy person when it comes to having my hands clean. I don't like mess, sticky substances or just the feel of some things touching them and when it comes to working in an office with 300 people coming and going and touching everything I like to make sure my hands are constantly clean.

              Looking for a hand wash that needed water wasn't convenient, as you needed water to wash your hands so I started looking for a dry wash. Most dry washes were over £1 in price for a tiny bottle but I saw this in Asda for 47p for 50ml.

              The bottle is plain and simple, it's a clear translucent bottle with a label stuck on it, which is half translucent and half blue. A simple logo of a hand catching stars and nice lettered title sit on the label. Nothing fancy but a simple good-looking product.

              When you open the bottle you are hit with a smell reminiscent of baby lotions. It's quite mild and sweet. The gel itself comes out of the bottle easy, is watery enough to glide around yours hands when you move it but not too watery to go running off of your hands without warning. The littlest dollop of gel is enough to cover both of your hands without much effort and dries in a manner of 2 to 3 seconds leaving your hands clean, smooth, soft and moisturised. Your hands do feel good after using the product.

              The gel itself is advertised as Dry Wash moisturising anti-bacterial hand gel. It states on the bottle that it kills 99.9% of bacteria, is non-sticky, dries in seconds and leaves hands clean and fresh. Other than the bacteria killing percentage, which I cant prove, it certainly lives up to the rest of its claims. You do wonder how it only costs 47p.

              When you buy a product for 47p you expect to have to replace it often but I have been using my bottle everyday for 2 weeks so far, washing my hands frequently and I still have half a bottle left. So its value for money and will last a long time.

              What I also enjoy is the ease of which you can carry this due to its small size, it will fit in any pocket and has virtually no weight to it at all. It's a product that I couldn't recommend highly enough, it's a great product and at 47p you just cant beat it.

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              06.01.2010 13:01
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              Does a fantastic job and worth paying that little bit more for!

              I work in a school and we have to wash our hands every time we handle food, go the toilet & have any contact with bodily fluids (even blowing our noses!) and the anti-bacterial liquid soap/handgels that was supplied dried my hands out something awful. I was itchy, my hands were extremely dry and started cracking until I spotted this in the local Asda and my problems are solved!

              I have 2 full sized bottles in my house - one by the kitchen sink which I use whenever I handle raw meats or empty the bin. I also have one in the bathroom which we use instead of soap to wash our hands after the going the toilet. I have one which I keep in work which I use every time I have to clean my hands. I even carry a small bottle (which I refill from the larger bottles) in my bag for when I'm out and about, especially when out with my daughter.

              This product claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria and is good to use for upto 24 months after opening. Plus its so much cheaper than the other handgels of brands I know and trust that I'm happy to pay a little bit more to have one that I know works while being kind to my hands.

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                23.10.2009 17:40
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                Handy little hand sanatiser that can help

                My review of this product does not come from having a baby lately, or the over parent worry of uber scrubbing everything spotless in case my little darlings get a germ that could make them sick.

                However the reason I did buy this product came rather simply out of a necessity most people wont have... a step daughter with fragile skin from years of excema and steroid cream use.

                At the height of her latest outbreak the poor child was literally ripping her skin at the slightest such, which was frightening to say the least. The biggest worry for us was that she kept her hands and nails clean to prevent cross contamination into the newly torn skin. This came with issues too, as my step daughter began 'over washing' her hands over and over causing her hands not to be effected so much from the excema, but all horribly crocodile skin like from the excessive washing.

                So we were idly doing the shopping one week when we came accross a triple pack of 50ml bottles of Asda Handwash.

                carefully reading the label it struck us that it could be the answer. The drywash antibacterial hand gel was also moisturising, which may actually, as well as artially take over for the exessive washing, also help repair some of the bad work the over washing had done.

                The bottle is small enough for her to fit into a little bag she carries everywhere which is absolutely ace. We taught her that if its just a quick clean (ie not after using the toilet or if theres actually visible 'dirt') to use the lotion.

                It starts out as a gel, which quickly turns into a watery substance on touch, making it easy to swirl round the hands, drying off feeling a lovely cool sensation which my step daughter loves a lot. It has a pleasant 'clean' smell, I cant say its perfumed in anyway which is great!

                I can say her hands are now lovely and soft, and with the addition to multivimins and minerals and a dose of cod liver oil everyday we have (touch wood) been completely clear of excema for about a month now, but we still buy her the hand wash just incase anxiety sets in and the over washing comes back....

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                  11.10.2009 11:33
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                  protection against unwanted germs in a small handy bottle for cheap

                  When all the information about e-coli and mrsa came about I got very worried about protecting my children from the germs that were being spread. I had noticed that when visiting a hospital they had alot of dry hand wash that you had to use to ensure patients safety.

                  One day my mother in law bought back several bottles of this because it was on a special deal. I had recently had a new baby at the time and I think she was as worried as what we were. We are all smokers, although we do not smoke around the children the harmfulness is still on our skin and clothes so this dry wash was handy after having a cigerette.

                  I still wash my hands before I use this just to make sure their are less germs that I can have to pass on. I use it after changing my babies nappies, emptying the bins and going to the toilet. When I am out I use it before I eat and every so many hours due to touching handles of shop doors and products that other people may have touched and transferred germs too.

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                  This is a 50ml bottle which doesn't seem alot but you only have to use two small drops at any time, this means the gel lasts for quite some time. It has an easy open lid that is securly clipped down when not in use so the product doesn't leak everywhere. The handwash is a clear gel that seems very thick, when this is put on the hands and rubbed in it is like water on your hands and feels like it has evaporated. It has a lovely smell which makes it feel like your hands are clean and fresh. Because the bottle is so small they have a easy peal label on the back that allows them to give you all the information that you require.

                  This dry wash kills upton 99.9% of bacteria. This is handy because you do not realise how often you use your hands and the things that you touch that have germs all over them. It is a fast alternative to washing your hands and your families hands too especally when you are out and about. It has an added moisturiser that means when you use it it will keep your skin in good condition. It elimiates strong odors on your hands, when I have cut onions the smell is usually held in my skin but after using this I noticed that the smell did not stay on my hands which is great. It is in a handy sized bottle that makes it easy to carry around with you. As all products it has a warning, you must avoid contact with your eyes and if this does happen to wash immediately. Children are prime targets for rubbing it in their eyes so it is best to apply it to your hands then rub it into theirs to be safe. You must also ensure that you rub it in until it is dry so you know you have full coverage.

                  Each bottle has a 24 month date on it. My bottle usually lasts about 6 months and I have always got 3, one in the bathroom, one in the kitchen and one in my bag. This is an asda product but you can buy similar products from other stores but are usually more money, this one cost me 79p when I first purchased it, it is now apporoximately £1.49 a bottle but for how long they last it is worth it.

                  I have found this is a very easy way to make sure you are protected and so is the rest of the family. It has a lovely smell to it and really does keep your hands soft but still not as good as a hand moisturiser so I wouldn't advise to use it for that purpose. It is not sticky and will leave your hands clean and fresh. I am confident that it does what it says and kills all those unwanted germs. It is easy to use and safe for the use with your children. It is a long lasting product and is well priced and I would advise everybody should have a bottle of this in their pocket for those unexpected moments.

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                  06.10.2009 19:37
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                  Overall a good hand sanitiser, 4/5.

                  I purchased this before a trip to China as I had been warned that toilets rarely had toilet paper and where rarely ever cleaned. When I was looking for a hand sanitiser
                  it was hard to pick one out as being superior to others. All had bold claims of killing of killing and destroying practically everything bar the skin on your hands. So this was at a reduced price and was also the cheapest.

                  I bought the 200ml bottle, however it comes in a smaller 100ml bottle. This is here where my girlfriend would say 200ml is too big for her handbag. However, as I do not have a hand bag I do not have this worry. The bottle is made of plastic and is recyclable and it has a lid which is resealable. It does not have a pump action as so many others in the market have nowadays. However, this can be seen as a benefit as I find with the pumps it is hard to get the last few drops out. Also they claim to dispense just the right amount for an application. I would not say I have overly large hands, however, I find this is never enough to get the feeling that you have fully cleaned you hands.

                  It does claim that is non sticky and dries in seconds. It may dry in seconds, although I often feel my hands are left feeling ever so slightly sticky. Whether this is something you have to except for clean hands is up to the individual.

                  On application, I find the smell of the gel quite pleasant. It reminds me a bit of baby wipes. I do understand that this is not everybody's ideal odour and they prefer the pricier more perfumed branded gels.

                  The gel contains the following ingredents:
                  Alcohol Denat, Aqua, Glycerin, Carbomer, Parfum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methlpropional, Amyl Cinnamal, Gerainol, Hydroxycitronellal.

                  It is suitable for vegetarians and has a long shelf life of 24 months.

                  In summary, I would say this is a great gel sanitiser to try and if you decide you do not like it, you have not broken the bank. It is also handy to have about with winter coming in and bugs flying about. It loses a star for the slight stickiness it leaves on the hands.

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                    09.09.2009 11:59
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                    Excellent value for money

                    There's lot of attention in the media about the importance of good hygiene, especially surrounding Swine Flu and hand washing is an important part of this. It's not always practical to wash your hands with soap and water as they're not always available so that's where dry wash antibacterial hand gel comes in.

                    When I'm out and about I always have hand wipes, tissues and a bottle of dry wash hand gel - you can never be too organised, especially when I'm looking after my sister's children!! I've tried Carex hand gel and it works well but when I saw this was only 47p from Asda I decided to give it a go. I managed to lose my first bottle of this 2 days after purchase when I'd been using it at the park when I was looking after my niece. I lost the second bottle when I was on a night out so the next time I went to Asda I bought 2 bottles, one for my handbag and a spare one and I'm happy to say that over a week later I still have them both!

                    ~ What is it and how does it work? ~

                    Asda Essential Care dry wash moisturising anti-bacterial hand gel is an alcohol based gel which claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria. There is no need for water and it dries instantly. It comes in 2 sizes, and I bought the smaller bottle (50ml bottle for 47p) which is an ideal size for carrying in my handbag. The other bottle is 100ml and costs £1.45.

                    The bottle is clear plastic and you can see the clear gel inside the bottle. There's a blue label on the front of the bottle which makes it quite easy to notice on the shelf. My local Asda has a large display of both bottle sizes in the aisle with the shampoo etc in and it's really hard to miss.

                    The bottle has a flip top and you squeeze the bottle once to get a small amount of gel onto your hands. Then massage into your hands until dry. The gel dries almost immediately and it doesn't leave my hands feeling dried out. The bottle states that it is moisturising gel and I find it does moisturise my hands quite well. I think this is better than the Carex hand gel for moisturising properties. I wouldn't use this to replace hand cream though as it doesn't keep my hands feeling moisturised for as long.

                    This hand gel reminds me of the alcohol gel that's in hospitals for cleaning your hands and I assume it works in the same way. It smells more pleasant than the alcohol gel in hospitals but I think it still smells a bit like alcohol gel. However as long as I don't put my hands too close to my nose, it just smells quite floral. The smell lingers for a while.

                    The bottle states that it's non-sticky and dries in seconds and I found both of these points to be true. It also says that it leaves hands clean and fresh, again I have found this to be true.

                    ~ My opinion ~

                    I really like this hand gel as it's convenient and easy to use. I nearly always have it in my handbag and I find it's useful when using public toilets, as they often don't have soap. I also take it with me on a night out as the pubs and clubs don't always have soap so although I wouldn't use this to replace soap and water, I think it's better to use this than just water.

                    If my hands are sticky (e.g. after eating fruit) and I'm out and about this takes the stickiness away and leaves my hands feeling clean. I have found that I can reapply it quite often, if necessary and it doesn't dry my hands out.

                    This hand gel doesn't taste as foul as the carex one, I unintentionally tasted them both after eating a packet of crisps. This isn't a pleasant experience but this one does taste less awful that the Carex hand gel.

                    I think this hand gel is really useful, it leaves my hands feeling clean and it's less fuss than soap and water when I'm out and about. I can't prove that it kills 99.9% of bacteria but I believe this to be true as it is an alcohol gel.

                    ~ Advantages ~

                    * Easy to use
                    * Kills 99.9% of bacteria
                    * Convenient
                    * 47p for 50ml is cheap
                    * Kind to hands
                    * Small bottle so ideal for carrying around

                    ~Disadvantages ~
                    * It's small so I've managed to lose 2...
                    *Only available in Asda stores


                    ~Other Information ~

                    * Avoid contact with eyes (I can imagine this would sting!!!) but if this does happen rinse well with clean water.
                    * Do not use on broken or irritated skin
                    * Flammable, keep away from heat and flame
                    *Keep out of reach of children


                    Overall, a very useful product that is excellent value! I will continue to use this hand gel. Thanks for reading!

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                      02.06.2009 16:46
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                      Nice to use!

                      Lately we're all being bombarded with watch out you may get swine flu leaflets through our front doors and many of us are aware of MRSA (My Father died in hospital due to it) and one thing I'm incredibly fussy about due to this fact is hand hygiene...I really know how important it is. We all have germs that pass about and make each-other ill....that's life but me, well I have bad health anyway and if I can minimise the risk of catching anything from flu to salmonella (door handles) well I'll use it!

                      I always carry around anti-bacterial gel with me and if I'm out say in a pub or nightclub I feel really weird if I forget to take one and it spoils my night for real! I wouldn't say I'm a pain or hypochondriac I just like to protect myself particularly from colds and flu's because as I have an eating disorder I'm really susceptible to catching stuff I really rather wouldn't if I can at all help it lol.

                      The Packaging....

                      50ml clear plastic bottle (you can see the clear gel with slight bubbles in it through) with an opaque flip top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front in white, light and dark blue writing I'm told it's Asda 'Essential Care' Dry Wash Moisturising Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel and that it cleans without water and kills 99.9% bacteria and is none sticky, dries in seconds and leaves hands clean and fresh. On the back of the bottle I'm told how to use it, ingredients and warnings are listed, size is stated, contact details for Asda are given and finally there is a bar-code on there. At 69p a bottle this was the only size I saw on sale though a little of a product such as this goes a very long way and its a handy size to carry about with you too!

                      How To Use It....

                      Squeeze a small amount onto dry hands. Massage into hands until dry.

                      Me Using It....

                      The gel is very simple to use indeed. All you need is a small squirt and it's quite runny in consistency so you have to be careful squirting it. It smells slightly of natural flowers which is entirely pleasant to the nostrils (fades after an hour or so) and deodorises natural smells on the hands (such as tobacco). It's easy to blend into the skin and actually takes seconds to absorb, is as promised none sticky and leaves hands feeling revitalised and naturally smooth however don't eat or put fingers to the lips after using this as it doesn't taste nice at all and you need to withhold doing that type of thing for about half an hour into all the residue is gone.

                      I have no idea if this works of course as I have no evidence to that fact or to the contrary! However I do feel it's kind to my hands and feels very nice and I do feel confident using it and that it's fuss free to slap on at any time! A great product, if like me your fussy!

                      Only available in Asda stores.

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