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Brand: Asda / Type: Hand Wash / Suitable for: Hand

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      08.03.2013 10:13
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      Not for me

      I always have liquid hand soap in my downstairs toilet but prefer bar soap upstairs, I still like to use liquid hand soap upstairs and as it's only me and my daughter who usually go up there, I don't really care what we use as long as it cleans hands. At the moment it's this Asda lemon hand wash.

      The hand wash is only available to purchase from Asda either in store or online if you do your shopping that way as it is obviously an Asda product. It currently costs 55p for a 500ml bottle.

      The packaging for the hand wash is nothing special. It comes inside an almost rectangular shape bottle with the product name on the front and the normal information on the back including an ingredient list. The bottle has a frosted effect so you can still see how much product is left inside, but it's not totally visible. At the top there is a push down dispenser, I'm not that keen on this one as the hole is quite small.

      The hand wash itself is quite thick and I've experienced it clogging up the pump a couple of times but it's simple to unclog so it's not too much of a problem. Once it's dispensed you can see it has a nice lemon yellow colour to it but the smell is where I'm put off. It does smell a little like lemons but I find it has too much of an artificial twist to it, almost like lemon washing up liquid. I wouldn't say the smell is a pleasant one.

      I don't need to use a lot of the hand wash to get a good lather on my hands and I find it does make them clean and soft. My hands don't feel soft for long though, and I find them drying out a while after I have washed them using this hand wash. There are certainly no moisturising contents in the hand wash and this does put me off a bit as I prefer a more luxurious feeling hand wash.

      All that being said, at 55 pence you can't really go wrong and if you are looking for a cheap liquid hand wash then this one might be for you. It does what is essentially meant to do and cleans hands. However I won't be buying it again as I prefer hand wash that keeps hands feeling soft and that feels like it's moisturising too.

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      08.10.2012 09:01
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      Cleans well.

      I use a lot of hand wash in my home because I have a lot of grandchildren who come to visit quite a lot. So I do have to buy hand wash more often because in my household we tend to like the hand washes rather than the soap kind. I saw this for a cheap price and so decided to buy it.

      It is housed in a plastic bottle which has a pump dispenser, it is a tall bottle and the liquid inside is a nice yellow colour. The pump is quite easy to press down and the liquid dispenses very well indeed.

      This liquid has a really faint smell of lemons and isn't a very strong smell. I don't mind it not having such a strong smell but I do think it would be much nicer if it did have a much strong smell. I do like soaps that have a nice smell to them but this one didn't deliver one.

      It does lather quite well and does have lots of bubbles. Just a couple of pumps is well enough to give the lather I like to wash my hands. It is fairly creamy in texture but not as creamy as I expected but a fine enough texture to wash the hands. When it comes to rinsing it from my hands, I do find it rinses very easily and in no time at all. Nice if I am in a rush and need to quickly rinse the soap from the hands.

      It cleans the hands very well indeed too and leaves them clean. my hands do smell refreshed after using this hand soap. I cannot smell any of the soap on my hands after I have dried them. I don't really mind so much about a lasting smell on my hands but my wife does, she prefers one that has a lasting smell. This one certainly doesn't give the lasting smell.

      It is a soap which I have found doesn't irritate the skin of my grandchildren. Their hands have softer skin and this one hasn't caused any rashes or dried their skin. It has left their hands feeling soft but not as soft as a branded wash.

      It has a lot of liquid in the bottle being 500ml and it only cost 55p, really cheap price and good value for money if you are struggling to make ends meet. The bottle lasts for around 10 days or so in my household because it is used quite a lot.

      I do recommend this wash if you want a wash that washes well but if you are looking for a wash with a lot of fragrance, this one may not be so suitable because it doesn't have much of a fragrance to it. I won't probably buy it again in the future because a nice smelling one is more what we like to wash our hands in my home.

      I rate it 4 stars, drop a star because of the amount of smell.

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        12.08.2012 17:53
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        I'm happy with it for the price I paid

        I had heard a lot of good things about the ASDA Essentials range of toiletries and recently made my first purchase in the form of their Zingy Lemon Handwash.

        The handwash comes in a rather plain looking frosted plastic bottle, which allows you to see how much of the bright yellow liquid is left. The pump dispenser is quite wide at the top, meaning it is easy to press down and the bottle doesn't tip when the pump is pressed. The pump also can be twisted to lock it into place.

        The bottle states that this product is suitable for all of the family and has added moisturisers to help leave hands clean and soft. It states that it is vegetarian friendly and is safe to use for up to 24 months after opening.

        On dispensing the hand wash, it comes out of the bottle as an almost pearly yellow liquid and has a sharp lemon scent which is immediately evident. I love lemon scents so this really suits me and I like that it doesn't smell like a cleaning product as some lemon scented beauty products can.

        The hand wash lathers up nicely and feels quite creamy in consistency for such a cheap product. I find one pump is usually enough to clean my hands thoroughly. It rinses away really easily and doesn't leave any residue behind on my hands.

        After use, I find that my hands feel clean and soft, however on occasion I have found that I have experienced some slight dryness. This particularly seems to happen when I have used more than one pump of the product, or washed my hands with the product twice in a short space of time. I do have dry skin anyway and the dryness is not so bad as to warrant hand cream, so I am not marking it down too much for that. Unfortunately the lovely lemon smell seems to disappear quite quickly, which is a bit of a shame.

        A very generous 500ml bottle of this product costs just 55p from ASDA which I think is great value given that the branded ones can cost double or more and tend to be around 300ml in size.

        Overall I am pleased with this product - it smells nice, does the job and is good value for money, so would buy it again and be happy to recommend it

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          06.08.2012 12:25
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          Cleans well

          This is a hand wash I bought to use in my kitchen as I do quite a lot of gardening work and then come indoors and wash my hands in the kitchen sink. I quite often purchase the cheapest hand washes I can get simply because they can be quite costly and when shopping recently found this Asda's 'Essentials' Zingy Lemon hand wash which I thought would do nicely.

          This is a large bottle of hand wash, about double the size of many other hand washes available. It's a 500ml sized bottle and the semi-opaque plastic bottle is fully recyclable. The bottle is designed like most hand washes with a pump action button on the top. The button is rather large and flat so it's easy to press down with either fingertips or your palm. You can also fully unscrew the top and the plastic tube which is attached. I find this particularly useful when you get to the end of the bottle and the liquid isn't coming out as easily - you can just add a little bit of water and get the most out of those soapy remnants.

          A label on the back of the bottle provides information including full ingredients and contact information for the Asda brand. The product is marked as being suitable for vegetarians and Asda state they are against animal testing and helps fund research into alternatives. Each Asda product is also always marked with their guarantee that if you aren't "100% happy" then you can claim a refund. Asda state this hand wash is suitable for the whole family and contains "added moisturisers" which will help leave hands "feeling clean and soft".

          The liquid is a sunshine yellow colour which is pleasing to the eye. I therefore don't mind having this out on display and keeping it out by the sink. The pump action button doesn't require much effort and it's easy to control how much liquid you pump out by tempering your efforts.

          The liquid is a rather watery gel which is not as dense as a shampoo or dish washing agent. It can be quite runny so I suggest applying to hands first rather than wetting hands and then applying as otherwise the gel can slide off your hands.

          The gel feels cool and refreshing as I use it and it feels like it gives a good, thorough clean. Whatever I've had on my hands the hand wash has been able to cope with cleaning! The gel has a sharp lemon scent which is fresh and bright but which is slightly reminiscent of household cleaning products. The fragrance needs to be just slightly sweeter and more sugary to overcome this.

          When I've dried my hands they feel clean and smell good. The moisturising qualities of the hand wash certainly aren't as good as other hand washes I've used recently, such as the Pears hand wash. I'd say this Asda Essentials Zingy Lemon is about average in leaving hands soft and your skin looking healthy. A more intense skin conditioning quality would improve the product.

          Overall this is a decent hand wash if all you need is something quite basic. The only thing that encourages me to buy alternative and more expensive hand washes is the fact that other products can leave my skin softer and smoother than this Asda Essentials product can. This product cleans really well though and it is definitely value for money since you get double the amount for half the price of the average bigger brand named hand wash products (this cost me about 80p). I will almost certainly buy this again but it's probably a product that I'd not purchase during the colder winter months when my skin is a little drier.

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          05.08.2012 11:20
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          An ok handwash but not one I'd go out of my way to buy again!

          One thing I do like in my home is a handwash gel sort of product. I bought this one for my kitchen as the bottle looked plain enough and I didn't want anything that stood out like a sore thumb and I thought that it sounded a fresh sort of fragrance!

          I paid 80p for my 500ml frosted white see-through bottle and to the top of it it has a push button arm lever style dispenser and then on the front of the bottle we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and then on the back of it other information is listed including the ingredients, size and contact details for the manufacturer (Asda) are given. This is a very basic, unisex bottle to look at, its robust and informative enough but nothing special to look at really.

          The Hand Wash Itself:

          The handwash is thickish but still dispenses out of the small hole in the lever arm easily and it has a 'zingy' sort of lemon scent to it, a bit like washing up liquid to my nasal passages and although it isn't awful it is a bit fake smelling and doesn't do a lot for me and I expected something a bit more natural in the lemon stakes to be honest with you.

          A little of this though does go a very long way indeed and it smells ok in use and lathers up rather well. It leaves my hands smelling fresh for a while though the fragrance doesn't stick about all that long really and my hands are left feeling soft enough and certainly cleaner and fresher than they did prior to washing them though this doesn't get of rid of nasty odours from the skin such as onions and garlic and really is just an everyday sort of handwash that cleans the skin well enough.

          Personally I didn't find this an awful product but for about 20p more in the likes of Poundland and so on I can find kinder and better fragranced handwash and this Asda 'Essential' range isn't doing it for me thus far sadly and I bought rather a few of them recently!

          Only available from Asda stores and from www.Asda.com

          This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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          26.06.2012 01:51
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          I'd buy it again and think it is an economical purchase..

          I have tried out several of Asda's own-branded liquid hand washes recently, and this review discusses my experience of the "Zingy Lemon" variety, which costs only 55 pence per bottle.

          We tend to go through quite a lot of liquid hand wash products in our household, so I ordered two bottles of the hand wash when I was doing an online shop from Asda (at www.asda.com) recently.

          Each of the bottles is a fairly generous 500ml in size which makes the 55 pence price tag seem fantastic value, particularly when I consider that I regularly pay around £1 for much smaller-sized bottles of hand wash - usually being only 300ml - from a variety of different brands.

          The packaging of the Asda product is fairly attractive, consisting of a slightly oval-shaped plastic bottle which has a lightly 'frosted' appearance to it, through which I can see the yellow colour of the liquid hand wash shining through. The branding and product name have all been printed onto the bottle in orange and yellow tones which correspond perfectly with the colour of the liquid hand wash itself and gives the product an extremely attractive, bright appearance.

          The packaging is fairly robust, and I find that the pump dispenser used on the bottle is of a fairly high quality, being able to dispense just the right amount of liquid soap into my open palm each time that I press down on the top. The plastic bottle can be recycled after use.

          The Zingy Lemon Hand Wash has a fairly thick consistency which was a bit of a surprise to me as I think I had been expecting the product to be fairly runny and slightly thinner than I would like it to be, but I needn't have worried. Being of a fairly thick gel-like consistency, this liquid soap actually reminds me of a shower gel product or something similar. It is certainly a lot thinner than some of the thick 'cream' hand wash products that I have used before, but I don't find it runs all over the place or is excessively messy or anything. As soon as the product is dispensed into my open palm, I can detect the strong lemon aroma.

          I do quite like the scent of the Lemon hand wash but find it is quite 'sharp' at first which is where I suppose the 'zing' in the product's name comes from. This is not necessarily a criticism but an observation, and after the soap has been allowed to reach a gentle lather, I find the fragrance subsides a little. The smell is quite refreshing and I think it is perfectly suited to the summer months as a result. The fragrance doesn't last for a particularly long time on my skin after use, but this is not something that would deter me from repurchasing a particular brand of liquid hand soap.

          Whilst I am using it to wash my hands, I find the soap lathers quite nicely, creating a gentle foam which can be achieved very easily with just a little water being added to the gel-like soap. I find that the foamy lather is quite soft and feels pleasant when I am massaging it into my hands. I find too that the product works well at removing grease and dirt from my hands, and there is no trace of sticky residue left behind after I have washed my hands with this product.

          The Asda Zingy Lemon Hand Wash is a rather unisex product, as it is in no way floral or overly feminine which makes it ideal for use in my household. My other half isn't too keen on overly-perfumed soaps or products so in this instance there has been no grumbles from him about the soap on display.

          Asda do not allow any of their own-branded products to be tested on animals, and actually fund research into finding alternatives. The product is suitable for vegetarians.

          I would buy the Asda Zingy Lemon soap again as I think it is a good product that is of a reasonable quality and I really like the fact that the larger-than-average bottle is an economical purchase, lasting for several weeks in my household before running out. For only 55 pence, I feel the product offers excellent value for money and is a good household staple.

          It may be of interest to note that Asda have several 'matching' products in the same range such as a "Zingy Lemon Shampoo" which costs only 80p for 500mls and a "Zingy Lemon Shower Gel" which is around the same price. (Info correct as @ June 2012).

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            28.03.2012 19:07
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            Cheapest isn't always best

            I spotted this handwash in Asda last time I was doing a top up shop and just searching for items I'd run out of to keep us going till payday. I was basically after the cheapest one I could find, and I've never noticed Asda's own label handwashes before. They were tucked away on the bottom shelf, but they caught my eye because they were a decent size, and only cost 55p for a 500ml bottle.

            The Asda Essentials handwash comes in a few different fragrances (not flavours as I nearly typed!), and I chose the lemon one because myself and my other half are big fans of anything citrus or lemon smelling. I tend to find when it comes to handwash, bleach and cleaning products in general, lemon smelling ones smell the freshest and most pleasant without being overwhelming or too chemical-smelling. As you can see from the picture, the handwash is bright yellow in colour.

            The handwash claims to moisturise as well as clean your hands, and is described as "Zingy Lemon". The first issue I had was with opening the pump dispenser bit, it didn't seem to want to open in the direction it said on the top, so in the end I just ended up turning it round randomly until soap came out. Once I'd got it working, I gave this soap a trial run because I'm a bit sad and couldn't wait until I needed to wash my hands!

            The first thing I noticed about this handwash, was that the smell of lemon wasn't very strong. In fact, I couldn't smell anything at first, and it was only when I sniffed my hands that I could detect a faint whiff of lemon. Once I'd washed and dried my hands, I wasn't aware of the aroma at all. This was a bit disappointing because I do like the smell of handwash to linger after my hands have been cleaned, and like most people, I don't tend to go round sniffing my hands.

            I think because I couldn't really smell this handwash, it didn't feel like my hands were being properly cleaned. This was purely psychological though, because on the occasions I've had spills or stains on my hands, it has got rid of them fairly easily. I'm a bit paranoid about raw meat, and often find myself obsessively washing my hands after touching it, and with this handwash I just felt I kept having to wash my hands to convince myself they were clean.

            I didn't really notice any difference in the condition of my skin after using this handwash. I wouldn't say it's particularly thick or creamy, so it doesn't seem as moisturising as other handwashes. Having said that, I haven't noticed my hands being any drier since using this.

            Overall, I think this is a good value handwash, and is one I will probably buy again when I'm trying to make the monthly grocery budget stretch. That said, there are some good offers on branded handwashes these days, which makes it more worthwhile to get a bit more luxury for your money.

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            17.01.2012 08:19
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            A high quality hand wash from Asda

            We tend to go through quite a lot of hand washes in our household and I'm always on the lookout for new products. Out of all of the supermarkets I believe that Asda provides the best range of toiletries and when visiting a few months ago I picked up a few of their own brand hand washes from the Essentials range and this review discusses Zingy Lemon.

            We are provided with 500 ml of hand wash in an opaque sturdy plastic container, which is fairly eye-catching in appearance, as the fresh looking bright yellow contents can be witnessed. This is the largest bottle of hand wash that I have ever used and whilst I often decant hand washes into a china container I decided to leave this one due to the appealing bottle.

            The bottle offers a large pump dispensing unit and a sufficient amount of hand wash is released with one press. The consistency is of a high quality and the texture is similar to that of a gel. I have to admit that my expectations of the hand wash weren't that high, particularly as it cost me only 55p, but I was extremely pleased with the results. The aroma perfectly matches the product name as the lemon is extremely refreshing, zesty and very natural. The hand wash provided a good lather and thoroughly cleansed my hands whilst effectively removing all traces of dirt and cutting through grease. What I absolutely adored is that a delicate lemon aroma remained on my skin for a short while after use.

            I am always wary when trying out new hand washes, particularly as my hands are susceptible to splitting and bleeding, particularly during the colder months. However, I found the hand wash considerably mild and gentle on my skin and it was easily rinsed away without causing any adverse affects. Whilst my hands were soft and did not feel dry after using I felt they needed hydration, so I applied a hand cream or lotion directly after use.

            I do not believe in copying lengthy lists of ingredients into my reviews, but would advise that the hand wash is suitable for vegetarians. The contents should be used within 24 months of opening and the bottle can be recycled once empty. Asda are so confident that you will love this hand wash and they are offering a refund and replacement if you are not happy.

            Asda Essentials Zingy Lemon Hand Wash is available in a 500 ml and will cost just 55p, which is excellent value for money for such a high quality product. I finished using my bottle just before Christmas, but I will definitely be making a further purchase the next time I visit Asda. Consequently, it receives 5 stars from me together with my recommendation.

            I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.

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