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      17.11.2014 20:54
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      Decent hand wash on a budget

      Baylis and Harding is one of those companies that seemed to come to the fore a few years ago when most people were having to think about their budgets. Although the company has been around a lot longer than that, it seemed that suddenly their 'affordable luxury' products were everywhere, and I've seen all sorts of shops stocking Baylis and Harding gift sets in their Christmas ranges in the last few years, as well as the more day-to-day products they make, like this hand wash.

      Baylis and Harding products are attractively packaged and look very good for the price, and this is no exception. A 500ml bottle of hand wash can be bought for 2GBP in the supermarkets, a price which compares very well even with own-label brands. The Baylis and Harding bottle, with its mosaic design, looks very smart.

      I've tried a few of the fragrances of Baylis and Harding hand wash, and the Wild Rose and Raspberry Leaf is one of my favourites. It's neither a strong rose nor a strong fruity scent, but somewhere in between. The scent is not overpowering and it isn't one you'll detect on your hands for hours after using it, but it is very pleasant and fresh.

      I don't always get along with liquid hand washes and find they can be very drying on the skin, but this one doesn't particularly irritate my hands. As long as I keep applying hand cream every now and then, I find that Baylis and Harding hand wash is fairly gentle on my skin.

      This isn't what you'd call a natural product. Looking at the bottle, the ingredients list is mainly chemicals and the stated fragrance is 'parfum'. However, the ingredients haven't caused me any problems, and I have found this hand wash to be preferable to some that are marketed as being moisturising and good for the skin!

      As this hand wash comes in a 500ml bottle, it lasts a while, especially if you don't press the pump dispenser all the way down each time you use it - this lathers well enough with a small amount. All in all, this is a budget hand wash which sits very well alongside the other ranges you can find in Boots, Superdrug and the supermarkets. Baylis and Harding make other products, such as hand lotion and shower gel, so if you do particularly enjoy any of their fragrances, you can get other products to match.

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      14.09.2012 10:19
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      liquid hand wash

      I am a sucker when it comes to stylish packaging and this was the reason I decided to buy a bottle of Bayliss and Harding liquid hand wash from my local Waitrose. The other deciding factor was the offer price of £1.33 as opposed to the normal selling price of £2. I always use liquid hand soap as I think it is more hygienic than bars of soap that not only end up covered in mud but usually end up in the hand basin!

      Bayliss and Harding are a company based in Redditch making a range of hair care and body care products aimed at the higher end of the market. The liquid hand wash comes in several variants including Mandarin and grapefruit, lavender, black pepper and ginseng and wild rose and raspberry leaf. I opted for thee wild rose and raspberry leaf and rose in one of my favourite scents.

      I love the large 500 ml clear plastic bottle that allows the delicate pink colour of the liquid soap to show through. The top of the bottle has a silver collar with black pump action top. The bottle looks really pretty in my bathroom.

      Initially I found the pump action mechanism difficult to start. However after that first struggle it has worked well, dispensing just the right amount of soap without any dribbles, as with some other brands! The liquid is a little of the runny side but it lathers well. The scent is gorgeous! It is not too overpowering and both sons are happy to use it, even though it does look a bit girly!

      The company claims that using this soap will calm and sooth hands. I am not sure my hands feel calm! However after using the soap my hands feel soft and I can detect the rose scent. I have been using this soap for several days now and have experienced no dryness as with some cheaper brands I have used.

      Overall I really love this soap and will be stocking up whilst it is on offer!

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        17.08.2012 01:01
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        A lovely pink rise scented hand wash that looks more expensive than it is

        Baylis & Harding Rose & Raspberry leaf handwash

        I do rather like this brand as they are a sort of quality copy of Molton Brown things. They have a very similar posh looking bottle and the products look classy but are actually not a bad price at all. I paid about £2 for this bottle of 500ml of handwash which I feel is pretty good value. I have just bought a second bottle to replace the one that we have had in our ensuite bathroom which my husband and I use daily. The original bottle was there since about April I think.

        The bottle as I said looks very like Molton Brown's and the silver embossed tag around the neck near the pup dispenser is also very similar too. The pump itself is made of black plastic and the collar of the pump or neck of the bottle is shiny silver plastic embossed with Baylis & Harding. The handwash comes in a large clear bottle so that the lovely clear pink product is able to be seen in all its glory. It is a lovely true clear pink colour, not baby pink in fact quite a strong pink but far from fluorescent.

        Anything you might need to know is printed on the bottle and the front is simply decorated with dark pink dots in a sort of circle pattern. It is all quite understated which is what makes it look classy I think.

        This is a very pretty colour and a very pretty scent too. The rose is very evident but the raspberry leaf not so much. It is a true natural rose scent not false and cheap at all. It is clear fresh and natural as though you have sniffed a real rose which is impressive as so many rose scents are old lady-ish and rather too sweet and powdery. This is strong enough to make your hands smell nice after washing and for some while afterwards I can smell the aroma on my hands.
        If you are the sort of person that likes your soap to match your towels and other decor then this one fits beautifully with a pink decor. That does not mean of course that you cannot use it in any bathroom as mine isn't pink, I was attracted by the scent as I love a natural rose smell.

        To use this just give the pump one or two pushes depending on the amount of handwash you need. I find it cleans my hands well even when I have been out in the garden and I am not good at wearing gardening gloves so my hands get very dirty.

        Obviously f you want a handwash with an antibacterial action then this is not for you. I always have an anti bacterial one in the kitchen but in the bathrooms I tend to go for ones with nice smells and vary them depending on what is on offer at the time. Sometimes these bottles can be on offer for two for £3 which is excellent value in my view.

        Some have commented that this is quite a girly looking bottle of handwash so it may not be one chosen by males but those in my house have not complained about the pinkness nor the smell so I would think it depends on personal taste.

        I have sensitive skin that reacts to certain ingredients in some toiletries so I do have to be a bit careful what I buy but I have had no adverse reaction from using this and must wash my hands up in this bathroom at least twice a day if not more.

        My hands fell perfectly normal and clean after using this handwash. They don't feel tight and dry at all but neither do they feel moisturised and fed so I do still use handcream especially if I have been out in the garden prior to washing my hands.

        The handwash is quite a good thickness in that is doesn't slip off your hands before you have time to rub it in to wash them. It feels nice and as you use the product you get that lovely English country rose garden smell which is something that I find quite uplifting on these rainy days we enjoyed recently.

        I would certainly recommend these bottles. This is a lovely, quite feminine aroma but one that is old fashioned and very English. They have other nice citrus scented handwashes too which might appeal to others so pop along and give them a sniff in your local shop. Tesco sell them and I am sure they are in other places too.

        This is one that I will and have bought again and again. Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.

        ©Catsholiday

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          25.06.2012 13:54
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          A lovely handwash with a gentle fragrance

          If you have read some of my reviews then you will have realised that I am quite OCD about various things. One of those things is that I like everything to match around my home. For instance my colour theme in my kitchen is red so my plates are red even my washing up liquid is red! In my en-suite I have a plum/fuchsia pink theme which co-ordinates with my plum themed master bedroom so in my en-suite the towels are co-ordinating colours as is my toothbrush, shower gels - you get the idea! One thing that has to match is the hand wash and after my poor findings with the Original Source hand wash (see earlier review) then I was on the hunt for another pink coloured hand wash - yes having everything match is a little over the top but for me it is an OCD thing and lets face it, it does look nice with everything matching!

          Whilst in Tesco a few weeks ago I was browsing around their toiletries section after needing shower gel etc. when I came across the shelves containing hand wash. I was pleased to notice immediately the Baylis & Harding selection which to me always looks far more superior to some of the other brands probably because their bottles look incredibly similar to Molton Brown products. Tesco were having an offer on the Baylis & Harding hand washes and I was pleasantly surprised to see the Baylis & Harding Wild Rose and Raspberry Leaf Cleansing Hand Wash - and why was I so pleasantly surprised I hear you ask?! Because it was pink! Yes, simple things and all that!

          I think we have all heard of Baylis & Harding or at least most women have. It is a widely recognised toiletry brand in the UK and is available in most supermarkets, pharmacies and discount stores. It does offer very similar products to Molton Brown (even down to similar packaging) but at a heavily reduced price which is nice. All of their products tend to come in collections so you tend to get the shower gel, hand wash, moisturising creams etc. which is quite nice. They also do a wide variety of gift sets and generally do themed sets dependant upon the time of year. Regardless of what they make and sell their prices seem to be incredibly reasonable which makes a nice change!

          Baylis & Harding Wild Rose and Raspberry Leaf Hand Wash is part of a collection and I have seen it in gift sets before now but I bought the hand wash a separately. The hand wash itself comes in a transparent plastic bottle which is quite impressive compared to the other square bottles it sits next to on the shelf especially as it seems larger and has a domed shape to it. The bottle is complete with a black pump action top which just needs twisting round to allow the hand wash to be dispensed. On the front of the bottle there is the Baylis & Harding logo together with the product name and on the other side of the bottle it features the ingredients list together with any other information you may need. The packaging it comes in is lovely and does seem well suited to the product and no doubt it looks a lot nicer sitting on your sink in the bathroom than other hand wash bottles!

          What Baylis & Harding say about this product:

          "Our Wild Rose and Raspberry Leaf Hand wash will sooth and calm your skin whilst cleansing with a fragrance reminiscing of an English country Garden."

          The hand wash itself is transparent but pink in colour and it is a lovely shade of pink, nothing garish nor is it too pale but perfectly fitting considering what the main ingredients are. The consistency is not like some thin hand washes but it isn't too thick that you can't pump it out of the bottle, it has almost a gel like consistency which means it won't slip straight through your fingers once you've got it out of the bottle. You don't need to use a lot as I have found out quite quickly that you only need to pump the bottle once and you do get quite a decent amount of hand wash so you don't need to be too heavy handed or go overboard apart from wasting the product (and effectively wasting your money) you are after all only washing your hands!

          My first encounter with the hand wash was slightly problematic as I couldn't get the hand wash out, no matter how many times I tried to twist the little collar I couldn't get anything. It did however work for my dad when he came round to do a few DIY jobs around the house and I asked him to sort it for me. As expected he managed to get the hand wash free flowing - either there is a knack to it or I was doing something wrong! But as there are no instructions I did wonder whether I was doing something wrong but we got there in the end!

          The hand wash does have a lovely fragrant aroma which is quite floral but doesn't remind me of an English country garden but then I wasn't expecting it to despite what Baylis & Harding claim so I'm not disappointed. It has a lovely floral fragrance but with an added sweetness which just rounds it off nicely without being too overpowering it subtly lingers for a short time before disappearing altogether and again with a hand wash I don't expect the aroma to stay around for hours but it certainly is nice to have something so noticeable without it being quite an intense smell.

          The hand wash is lovely to use as it provides a decent white lather which is very gentle and it washes off within seconds and doesn't leave a residue behind on your skin. As for its soothing and cleansing properties that it is supposed to have I can't say my hands are more smooth but I do know that it is gentle as I can suffer with dry skin on my hands which can flare up when I use perfumed products but this hasn't aggravated it all which can only be a good thing. As for cleansing, well my hands are clean after using it so I'm not too bothered! It is a lovely hand wash to use and it is gentle enough for my skin so I can't complain at all. It has a lovely aroma and is gentle enough for me which is really all that matters and as I paid £1.00 I feel that I have definitely found a great item which I will be purchasing again.

          Overall, a lovely hand wash which will last for quite sometime (if you don't use too much at any one time) which is cost effective. It is made by a reputable company who clearly like to make the more luxurious of products available at a budget friendly price. A gorgeous, light aroma teamed with the gentleness for sensitive skin. I would highly recommend it and will be buying it again once my bottle runs out! 5 stars from me.

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          Brand: Baylis & Harding
          Volume: 500ml
          Price: RRP £2.00
          Availability: Supermarkets, discount stores, pharmacies and via Baylis & Harding direct.
          Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzophenone-4, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Magnesium Nitrate, Hexyl Cinnamal, CI 17200 (Red 33)

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            08.05.2012 10:15
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            love the handwash itself, not a huge fan of the rose fragrance though

            I really like the Baylis & Harding range, I think that it looks very sleek and classy, and that it's very good quality for the price. The products are normally £2.00 each, but more often than not you will find them on offer for 2 for £3.00 in one of the major supermarkets. I do always wait and buy them on offer. The bottles are a huge 500ml size, so 2 for £3.00 is an absolute bargain I think.

            The Baylis & Harding range is styled on the Molton Brown bottles, it's a pretty exact replica, even down to the pump and the silver bottle neck with the raised lettering company name on. From a distance you can easily be tricked into thinking that they are Molton Brown products.

            I normally buy the sweet mandarin and grapefruit fragrance, which I love. However this time I bought the wild rose and raspberry leaf handwash. I chose this fragrance as it's pink, and I've just redecorated the downstairs loo and I've bought brand new cerise pink towels to go in there, and so I wanted a pink handwash!

            Although I do love the quality of this handwash, I'm not too sure that I love the fragrance.
            The predominent scent in this is the rose, I can't smell the raspberry at all, as a result it's a very floral flowery fragrance. It's not horrible it's just that it's not not really my thing. My mum absolutely loves it though! The fragrance does linger on your hands for quite a while after washing them.
            As I said though I do love the quality, one pump of the hand wash is plenty to adequately wash your hands, the hand wash is a fairly thick consistency, and it lathers up really well on your hands with just a small amount of water. It is quite gentle and it doesn't dry out your hands like some hand washes can, even with constant daily use.

            Even though I'm not a huge fan of the fragrance I'd probably buy it again as I can't fault the quality. And also because I love the bottle and the packaging, it looks very sleek and classy and sophisticated, it looks like a very expensive bottle of handwash, and it's the perfect compliment to my cerise towels!

            I would recommend it, but I would just say to have a little sniff in the store before you buy it, I didn't do this as I'd had Baylis & Harding products before. I'm only giving it 4 stars as I'm not in love with the fragrance.

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            17.09.2011 00:17
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            Scent your hands with roses!

            I love handwashes I easily use 1+ bottles a week. On a recent trip to Tesco I saw these handwashes 2 for £3 so I picked up two bottles. Normally the handwash is £2 and a bottle contains 500ml of wash.

            The bottle this handwash comes in is transparent so you can see the pink liquid through it. It also lets you know how much handwash is left. It has a pump action dispenser.

            The handwash is described as sophisticated and a blend of raspberry and rose which will leave your hands cleansed, smoothed and revitalised after use. The scent is described as that of an English country garden.

            My hands normally get dry as I wash them frequently and some handwashes I have tried leave my skin tight and uncomfortable.

            To use the handwash you simply wet hands, dispense a small amount, lather and rinse. The handwash has a really feminine smell, it is floral and smells exactly like roses. My partner didn't like it for this reason he thought it was too girly! The handwash lathers up really well, it gives a good foam from a small amount. It leaves my hands feeling soft and conditioned after use. The smell does linger for a little while. I can't comment on it's dirt removing properties as my hands don't really get dirty, but it does leave them feeling clean after use.

            I would give this 4 out of 5 stars, it looks good in the bathroom and leaves my hands feeling conditioned and clean. The only downside is that it doesn't have any antibacterial properties which I do like in a handwash particularly in the bathroom.

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            I would use this again

            For Christmas I received a hamper of various pink bathroom accessories including various soaps and shower gels, one of these products which I have only just got around to using is the Baylis & Harding Wild Rose and Raspberry Leaf Cleansing Hand wash. This is a brand that I had never heard of before now, but its certainly a brand that I would purchase and use in the future.

            Packaging
            The hand wash comes in a large dome shaped clear plastic bottle allowing you to see the transparent pink gel inside, there is no actual label in this bottle, instead all of the information is printed direct onto the bottle itself. On the front of the bottle in large black writing are the words Baylis & Harding, England", this is written in the centre of the bottle so that it stands out from the rest of the information/ Right at the bottom of the bottle is the fragrance of the hand wash, in this case "Wild Rose & Raspberry Leaf Cleansing Hand Wash" again this is written in black which really stands out against the pale pink background of the gel inside the bottle. Other than the volume of the bottle there is no other information on the front of the bottle. Usually on the back of a products packaging you find a list of ingredients and warnings, however with this product this is not the case, all that is on the back of the bottle is a large pink circle made up of small pink squares which personally I thought was a bit random. The information about the product is written on the side of the bottle in very small white writing. The white writing does not stand out very well against the pink background Making it a little hard to read, however it does consist of the usual ingredients, directions of use and warnings. On the top of the bottle is a pump style lid this consists of a shiny silver ring with the words "Baylis & Harding" written on it in such a way that they are raised, the pump itself is made from black plastic and looks like any other pump found on hand wash bottles.

            The Hand wash
            The hand wash itself is a very pale transparent pink gel, the consistency is not overly thick but this makes pumping it out of the bottle easier, however it is not so runny that is washes straight off of your hands when you add water to it. The fragrance of the hand wash is Wild Rose and Raspberry Leaf, I wasn't too sure what to expect from this particular fragrance, I guessed it was going to be slightly floral but I also expected to detect the fragrance of Raspberries as well.
            Directions of Use
            Pretty self explanatory I thought but on the side of the bottle it suggests you apply to damp skin, lather and rinse well. This is exactly what I did when using it, I have also used this product in the shower due to running out of my current shower gel and I have to say it work just as well applied to a sponge and used as a shower gel, it was surprisingly gentle on my skin.

            My Opinion
            Well as you can see from above I have used the Baylis & Harding Hand wash as both a hand wash and as a shower gel and in both instances I have been impressed with it. When I first used the hand wash I was keen to see what it smelt like, it was nothing like I imagined it to be, the fragrance was quite floral I took this to be the smell of Wild Rose, however I detected no Raspberry fragrance at all, however I'm not even sure what Raspberry Leaf smells like, so my opinion of the fragrance was that this was definitely a floral product, which was not a problem I actually really liked the smell it had a fresh and summery feel to it. I first used the hand wash as it was meant to be, I added water to a couple of squirts of the hand wash and lathered it up, just a couple of small pumps produced a lot of lather which was creamy and soft on my skin, after rinsing I could still smell the light floral fragrance on my skin which lasted for quite some time, after using the product my hands really did feel clean and fresh and the hand wash was gentle on my skin leaving it feeling soft and in no way dry. After I decided to try it as a shower gel again I was impressed with the results, obviously it is not designed as a shower gel but after washing with it my skin had a lovely delicate floral fragrance to it which again stayed with me for some time afterwards, my skin also felt clean and fresh, the gel was gentle on my skin, it was not harsh and did not irritate me at all. I was very impressed with the way in which this hand wash worked and the fact that you only need a few squirts at a times means it is very long lasting and economical.
            Warnings
            These are pretty standard for all these types of products and include
            *Avoid contact with eyes, rinse well with clean water if this happens
            *Keep out of reach of children
            Price
            As I have said I did not actually buy this product however I do know that it was purchased from Tesco and cost round about the £2.00 mark, I haven't actually seen this in my local Tesco recently but the Baylis and Harding products can also be brought online from sites such as Fragrance Direct. I feel that it is worth the money as it is long lasting, a little amount really does go a long way.
            Overall I would definitely recommend the Baylis & Harding Wild Rose and Raspberry Leaf hand wash, it is of an excellent quality, you only need a small amount at a time making it long lasting. The hand wash leaves your skin feels clean and fresh and the delicate floral fragrance lasts on your skin for quite some time after using it. The product is gentle on your skin, I had no problems with it drying my skin out or irritating it at all. This is definitely a product I would recommend and one I will use in the future.

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              21.04.2011 15:27
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              Baylis & Harding Wild Rose & Raspberry Leaf Hand Wash:

              I needed some hand wash the other day and I'm not a huge fan of all this anti-bacterial stuff as I think it's all just too much and we really don't need it. I wanted something that smelt nice, looked pretty and wasn't too expensive; after sniffing a few different hand washes I chose some Baylis & Harding Wild Rose & Raspberry Leaf Hand Wash. {Snappy name huh}?

              What first attracted me to this particular hand wash was it's lovely pink colour and quite glamorous looks. It comes in a reasonably large 500ml bottle made of clear plastic allowing you not only to see the translucent pink liquid soap inside but also a rather nifty design on the back of the bottle which is magnified by the soap and looks really cool.

              There is a large pump on the top of the bottle which dispenses pretty much the right amount to thoroughly wash your wash hands, which is good as I hate wasting stuff like this. The pump is made of black plastic and the collar of the pump/bottle is shiny silver plastic embossed with Baylis & Harding, it looks nice and adds a classy touch to the bottle overall. It's quite a plain looking bottle other than what I have described which I like and all the important information is displayed down the sides in a very discreet way.

              The soap is syrupy and reasonably thin but not so thin that it runs straight off of your hands and down the plug hole when you use it. It is easy to get a really good lather up when using this and I feel confident that it is cleansing my hands sufficiently. The smell is quite gorgeous it smells of roses and not that artificial scent you get with a lot of cosmetics but instead smells natural and quite authentic. It's just like the scent of a garden full of pretty roses and I find it quite an evocative scent. When my Mum used it she got emotional as the scent reminded her of her Dad's garden and yet normally she hates rose scented things! For some the smell of roses is old fashioned but I love it and this is so summery and light I just adore it and love the way it lingers on my hands till next time I wash them.

              I paid just £2.00 for this hand wash which makes it the same price as most of the branded hand washes, (like Carex, Dettol etc.), on the market but it feels more luxurious and is definitely nicer to have on display in the bathroom for guests. You can also buy this from the Baylis & Harding website, (baylisandharding.com), for the same price. Matching hand cream is also available for those who like to layer scents, I will definitely be treating myself to some soon.

              I can't fault this at all, it really covers all the bases; it's a good price, it looks goods, works well and smells great. Recommended!

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