Product Type: Asda Hand & Nail Care
Newest Review: ... the hand wash is great value and even on offers the branded versions are much more expensive. The bottle for the product is made of s... more
Banish that bacteria!
Asda Original Antibacterial Handwash
Member Name: Larrabee
Asda Original Antibacterial Handwash
Advantages: Cheap, works, not too stinky
Disadvantages: Dries skin out a bit, blue colour is not to everyone's taste!
I'm not quite sure when the transition happened, but it seems that nobody just keeps a bar of soap by their bathroom sink anymore, these days we all have a bottle of handwash! I'm not much of an individual here, I've followed the pack and also have one, albeit the cheapest I could find in Asda that wasn't the unfortunately unattractive SmartPrice style!
This handwash comes in a pretty standard bottle, square shaped with a pump action dispenser on top. When you buy the handwash the pump is sort of depressed into the bottle and you need to twist it so that it pops up and you can use it, on this one it was a bit stiff and it took a few goes and a bit of force to get it open, that could just be the specific bottle I bought though and it wasn't really any great hardship.
The handwash gel is itself is a translucent blue in colour which does make it seem very sanitary and hygienic for some reason! It doesn't have much of a smell at all that I've noticed, just a hint of a soapy smell rather than the nasty alcohol/disinfectant smell of some I've tried. The pump generally dispenses about the right amount to clean your hands well, but you can adjust the amount by applying different degrees of pressure to the pump-action top. The handwash creates a decent lather and does leave your hands feeling clean and fresh, if you have any dirt or grime on your hands you can see it coming off and staining the lather/water which is a bit gross but its good to see it working!
The only issue I really have with these kind of handwashes is that they can dry out the skin on your hands if you use them frequently as they generally don't have any moisturising ingredients unless you buy specific moisturising brands, which don't seem to clean your hands as well. I recommend using a tiny blob of decent moisturiser or hand cream after washing your hands with this.
The bottle is pretty standard really apart from its bright blue colour which will look really great if your bathroom decor theme is blue, and really awful if its not! However, for the low price (I think this was under £1 from memory) and the fact that this lasts months before it needs to be replaced rather than a bar of soap which disintegrates within weeks and makes your sink all slimy, I can live with the blue colour!
Summary: A good basic handwash, does the job just as well as the more expensive ones and better than soap
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