I always take a bottle of hand cleanse gel with me when I go out and this handy size bottle from the Body Shop is ideal for keeping hands clean and germ free with the lovely smell of fresh orange. I also own the Pink Grapefruit in this range and find that it also has a wonderful smell of grapefruit.
I like the juicy scent in the Satsuma hand gel and use it every day as it comes in a hand bag sized 60 ml bottle and is wonderful for cleaning ones hands without the need for water.
I like to use the Body Shop hand sanitisers as they have such amazing scents which are fruity and zingy but without being sickly and overbearing. I do not like the medicinal smell of some hand cleanse gels which remind me of hospitals so these fruity gels are ideal if you like the smell of fresh fruit.
The gel leaves my hands clean, fresh and smooth feeling and even though it is a small bottle and I use it a few times a day a bottle seems to last quite well. My most recent bottle cost two pounds and fifty pence from my local Body Shop and I don't think it is overpriced for such a good quality product which doesn't dry out my skin but leaves my hands in a good smooth and clean condition. The fragrance lasts for a considerable time after application and my hands feel protected from the daily germs one encounters when out and about.
The gel dries quickly and is not sticky and it smells really natural as do all of The Body Shop products.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes to keep their hands protected and clean with a really good natural product.
I love all the hand gels from the Body Shop because they all smell amazing and are great sizes for me to be able to carry about with me so that I can cleanse my hands whenever I want.
The Satsuma one is lovely and I love the fresh and zingy smell that it has. Satsuma actually works perfect in this hand gel because it is such a clean smell and it is quite highly fragranced for a hand gel which is nice because usually they smell so strongly of alcohol.
You rub the gel in between your hands and fingers so kill any germs that you might have touched whilst you have been out. It feels very refreshing on my hands and it actually leaves them feeling clean as well as killing the germs. Sometimes hand gels might kill the germs but they don’t make your hands feel clean but this one does.
It feels nice on my hands and it doesn’t feel like it is drying my skin out and it doesn’t irritate it. I have used hand gels before which have been so harsh but this one isn’t and can be used by people who normally get irritated with these sort of products.
It is quite an expensive hand gel at £2.50 for a small 60ml bottle but I do think it is nicer than a lot of hand gels thanks to the lovely smell and you also only need to use a tiny bit of the gel to fully clean your hands to even though the bottle is tiny it should last you for ages.
The reason I love this product is that I can just pop it in my bag and take it with me where ever I go. The body shop hand cleanse gel is available in different scents and I own the pink grapefruit and coconut, they smell so good. The smell is so strong but a good strong because they smell so good. Every time I apply this to my hands people ask me what that smell is and they always want to put some on. I only use a small amount and it covers the hand wells well and dries quickly unlike I've found with other sanitizers they can leave your hands feeling sticky. The bottle is small and plastic so I have no worries about if I drop it because it wouldn't smash. It retails at £2.50 but Body Shop tend to have it on a 3 for £5 deal quite allot and even sometimes us girls at work get the 3 and split the cost saving a few pennies. I love body shop products and this is one that I will definitely keep using and hopefully they won't discontinue.
One item I always keep in my handbag is a bottle of hand cleansing gel, I find it extremely useful if you are out and about and need to wash your hands but cannot find toilets anywhere, also I find it useful if you have to use public toilets when out and they turn out to be a bit dirty and smelly, I can use some of this gel once I am back outside again to ensure that my hands are clean. Another reason I use this is being diabetic and injecting 4 times a day I need to make sure my hands are really clean when I do so. .
I have tried different hand cleansing gels in the past and have found that a lot of them either tend to just smell very strongly of alcohol or the ones that attempt to add a fragrance just smell horrible like a really cheap and nasty vodka. My Mum also has a thing about keeping this gel with her in her handbag and she recently bought me a bottle of The Body Shop satsuma Hand Cleansing Gel to try, I really love The Body Shops fruity products that they sell so I was hoping that this was going to be of the same quality.
The Body Shop Satsuma Hand Cleansing Gel comes in a clear plastic bottle allowing you to see the gel inside, which is handy so you can see exactly how much of the product is left. Wrapped around the middle of the bottle is a white label, on the front of this is The Body Shop logo with the name Satsuma Hand Cleansing Gel written underneath in dark green writing, this is then repeated in a second language just underneath.
The majority of the label is taken up with a picture of a hand which is coloured in different shades of orange, just beneath this are 4 symbols that indicate the situations where this product can be used.
The back of the bottle contains all of the product information, this includes directions for use, warnings and the ingredients, all of this information is written in dark green writing so that it stands out against the white background, however it is written so small that it is quite difficult to read. On the top of the bottle is a clear plastic lid which flips open and clicks shut to ensure that the gel does not leak out of the bottle.
The Satsuma Hand Cleansing Gel is totally clear and is of quite a thick consistency, you actually have to squeeze the bottle in order get the product out, but this is pretty standard for this type of product. What struck me first about this particular cleansing gel was the fragrance, I was expecting something that smelt of pure alcohol or a nasty fruit alcohol, however I was surprised to find that this smelt just like fresh Satsuma's, there was a very faint hint of alcohol behind this, but it was hardly detectable at all, the fragrance was very strong but not in a bad way, it had a lovely clean and fresh smell to it and after using the gel I found that this strong satsuma smell lingered on my hands for a long while afterwards.
The Body Shop Satsuma Hand Cleansing Gel can be used in pretty much any situation where you feel you want to wash your hands or freshen them up a bit, on the front of the bottle there are logos suggesting that the gel can be used for travel, for all the family, for meal times and also when you have been dealing with pets but there are so many other times when this gel comes in handy.
When it comes to using The Body Shop Satsuma Hand Cleansing Gel it is very simple, you just squeeze a small amount into your hands and then rub it in as though you are rubbing in hand cream, your hands do feel a little bit wet after using the gel but I find this dries extremely quickly. With this gel there is no need for water or a towel to dry your hands on afterwards.
As I mentioned earlier there are a few warnings on the back of the bottle these state
* Avoid contact with eyes
* Avoid contact with broken skin
* Keep out of reach of children
* The product is flammable
These are standard for this type of product but worth adhering to in order to prevent discomfort when using the gel.
Obviously the Satsuma Hand Cleansing Gel is only available from The Body Shop as it is one of their own brand products. The gel comes in a 60ml bottle which costs £2.50 Personally I feel this is a reasonable price for this product, whilst you can buy cheaper ones I find they are not of such a good quality and do not smell very nice. I also find that you only need a small amount of the gel at a time so the bottle will last you a long time making it very economical and long lasting.
I have been using The Body Shop Satsuma Hand Cleansing Gel for a little while now and I have been extremely pleased with it, the bottle is small and compact so it is easy to keep in my handbag with me at all time, I love the fragrance of this gel it actually smells of Satsuma's rather than just a horrible fruity alcohol smell that you often get with this type of product.
Once I have used this gel my hands feel clean and smell lovely and fresh, the fragrance lingers for a long while after using the gel so the freshness lasts. I feel confident in using this product when I am out and about and know that it is going to keep my hands clean and germ free throughout the day which is important with a young baby.
Overall I have been very pleased with The Body Shop Satsuma Hand Cleansing Gel, I will definitely be buying this product again when mine runs out and I would recommend it to anyone.
As I'm a fan of The Body Shop's Satsuma range, I was delighted to open a beautifully wrapped package at Christmas where I discovered a number of gorgeous goodies; one of which was the Hand Cleanse Gel with this review discussing my experience with using.
We are presented with 60ml of hand cleanse gel, which is contained within a transparent plastic bottle with a flip top lid. In keeping with the Satsuma range and to provide some appeal to what otherwise would have been a plain looking bottle, there are images of the refreshing zesty fruit provided in an outline of a human hand and arm. For those consumers who are against the use of the ingredient triclosan, particularly as there are some issues surrounding its use, I would advise that The Body Shop advises on the front of the bottle that it is not contained within the hand gel.
I regularly use hand cleansing gels, as my job frequently takes me to places where I feel the need to wash my hands afterwards and as this isn't always possible, the next best thing for me is hand gels. The only difference between this product and others that I've used is that it does not offer antibacterial properties, which is something I generally opt for.
The plastic lid is effortlessly flipped open with one hand whilst receiving the product with the other where the gel is easily dispensed with only a tiny blob being sufficient for both hands. The consistency is similar to that of other hand gels that I've used where it is initially fairly thick until it makes contact with the skin when it rapidly begins to melt. The transparent gel is initially extremely pungent and took my breath away with its overpowering alcohol aroma. Consequently, the fact that the gel isn't anti-bacterial isn't an issue, as the alcohol is enough to kill any germs and bugs. However, after easily spreading the rubbing the gel into my skin, the strong pong is transformed into the familiar Satsuma fragrance, which I've grown to adore over the years.
The gel is extremely rapid in drying and despite my hands being fairly wet one minute the product is fully absorbed within around thirty seconds with my hands feeling fully dry. I had been a little worried that the gel would offer a burning sensation, particularly as I suffer with problematic skin, which is often dry and itchy. Fortunately, I suffered no issues other than a little tightness once the gel had soaked in, so it's always necessary for me to apply some hand cream following each use. However, I would make no attempt to apply this gel if I had any broken skin on my hands. I love the fact that the Satsuma fragrance lingers on the skin and despite applying hand cream, I am still able to witness its authentic zesty aroma.
I only began using hand cleansing gels around two years ago as I was a little sceptical about using them, as I anticipated they would be sticky, which is not the case. Whilst I would prefer to wash my hands with soap and water, Satsuma Hand Cleanse Gel is an excellent substitute for those times when I am unable and I can definitely make a recommendation. The bottle can easily be slipped into a handbag or pocket and I cannot report of any issues with the flip top lid ever coming loose.
The price is the only deterrent, as at £2.50 for a 60ml bottle, I think it's far too expensive and for that reason it loses a star from me. However, The Body Shop website frequently offers discount codes up to 40% and it is during these promotions that I will stock up on my favourite products rather than pay full price in a high street store.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
I don't often shop at the Body Shop, as there isn't one nearby, but when I get the chance, I like to pop in and pick up a few of their smaller items. One of the items I picked up was this hand cleansing gel, which I thought would be handy for work.
The gel comes in a 60ml bottle and smells really strongly of satsumas. I think that this is a great cleansing gel. It is a little more expensive than some other brands of hand cleansing gel, although when I bought it it was on a 3 for 2 offer, so I got this item free. I do think that this is worth it though because with some of the other brands I find that a bottle of a similar size runs out a lot quicker than this bottle has. I bought this bottle in February of last year, and I still have enough for another month of use, after using it most days for the past year.
The bottle has a 12 months usage date on it, which is good because I have found that my bottle lasts me about a year- I have used it most days at the beginning and end of my shift. I have found that you only need a tiny bit in the middle of one of your palms and that is enough to cover both hands. It also dries really quickly, which is better than other similar products- I have found that the product that my employer provides takes twice as long to dry as this product.
The satsuma scent is very strong and lasts a long time on my hands. I have used this product then used cleaning products straight afterwards, yet the satsuma scent has overpowered the smell of the cleaning products. I think that this is a good thing because some cleaning products aren't the sweetest smelling of things. However, if you're not keen on the scent lingering, this product is not for you.
Overall, I think that this product is superior to many others on the market, even if it is more difficult for me to pick up.
I've got a bit of a hygiene obsession (or OCD as my husband calls it!) and I'm always either washing my hands, or using an anti-bacterial cleansing gel on my hands if no soap and water are available. I normally buy the Carex anti-bacterial hand gels, which usually cost around £1.50, but more often than not you can pick them up on offer for around £1 in Boots or Superdrug or one of the supermarkets. My main gripe with the Carex hand gels however is their fairly 'chemically' fragrance, I've tried all of the fragrances in the range and they all have that 'chemically' undertone to them.
My sister recommended this Satsuma Hand Cleanse Gel from The Body Shop, she said that it doesn't leave that 'chemically' aroma behind. I picked one up from The Body Shop a few weeks ago, and I'm definitely a convert. This costs £2.50 for a 60ml bottle, which is very expensive when you compare it to the Carmex hand gels (which are £1 when on offer for a 50ml bottle), but I much prefer this one and I'm going to continue to buy it. The Body Shop hand cleanse gels are available in a number of different fragrances, I bought a Satsuma gel - which is the one that I'm working my way through, and a Pink Grapefruit gel - which I haven't tried as yet, they also had Sweet Lemon, Coconut, Strawberry and Mango gels available.
This smells absolutely divine, just like sweet and juicy satsumas. The satsuma fragrance is really quite strong, both in the bottle and on my hands, and the sweet satsuma fragrance lingers on my hands and lasts for absolutely ages after I've applied this. This doesn't have a 'chemically' scent at all, just a very natural and fruity satsuma scent. The gel itself in the bottle is a clear gel, and the bottle is clear too so that you can see when you are running low on the cleansing gel. The bottle itself is fairly small and so it very easily fit into a handbag.
This works like all of the hand cleansing gels on the market, it cleanses and freshens your hands on the go without the need for soap and water, or when soap and water isn't available. Just flip up the top and squeeze a small blob of the gel onto your palm, then rub the gel into your hands and allow to dry, it dries in seconds. This doesn't dry my hands out at all, and it doesn't sting or irritate my hands at all. It doesn't moisturise my hands at all, but then again it doesn't claim to. You only need a very small blob of this to adequately cleanse your hands, so it does last for quite a while.
I'm definitely going to continue to buy and use this hand gel, and I'd definitely recommend it. It's pricey, but for me the lack of that 'chemically' undertone is worth the extra money.
I just love The Body Shop and am often visiting their store or website spending too much money on their products. Recently I saw a box set of different Body Shop items at a discounted price and just couldn't resist buying it as it contained a few products I had been wanting to try for ages, one of which was the Satsuma Hand Cleanse Gel, which I am reviewing today.
The product comes in a 60ml clear plastic bottle, the bottle is quite small making it ideal for travel or popping in a handbag. There is a white label around the bottle which shows the brand logo and the name of the product along with a hand and arm print with pictures of juicy satsumas within it. Four pictures at the bottom of the label give examples of when this product would be particularly useful, these include whilst travelling, before eating, after handling animals or just when out and about with the family. The back of the label gives some general information including warnings such as "Avoid contact with eyes" and "Flammable" , it is also advised to keep the bottle away from young children. Directions for use suggest applying a small amount to hands and allowing to dry. Ingredients and the use by date of 12 months are also given. All this information is also given in various different languages. The flip top lid is also clear, it is strong and I have not experienced the product leaking. The gel is dispensed by turning the bottle upside down and giving the plastic a little squeeze. The gel is clear and of a sticky thick consistency. The smell is absolutely divine and I love it, it is a strong fruity smell. Some hand gels have a strong chemical or alcohol smell, but this one actually smells quite natural. The product dries quickly and leaves the hands feeling clean with no sticky after residue. Once dried the strong smell fades a bit and we are left with a nice fresh orangy scent.
The label states that this hand gel does not contain Triclosan, if I am completely honest I had no idea what this was when I bought the product. A quick search online shows that Triclosan is a synthetic chemical used for its anti bacterial qualities. Although Tricosan is used in a wide variety of consumer products many believe it is not altogether safe to use, although this is yet to be proven. So, its no shock that The Body Shop do not add Triclosan to this product. It is worth noting though that nowhere on the bottle does it suggest that the hand gel has any antibacterial qualities, and so I can only assume this is to be used for simply cleansing the hands rather than killing any germs or bacteria.
As with all Body Shop products this has not been tested on animals.
I have been using various hand sanitisers for many years and usually have a bottle in my handbag and in the car. I find them very useful and convenient, especially with having two small children. My usual hand sanitiser costs 19p whilst The Body Shop gel is priced at £2.50, so its fair to say it is expensive. That being said The Body Shop gel is clearly a more luxury quality gel and its fragrance, quality and brand is what gives it its expensive price tag.
After using The Body Shops Satsuma Hand Cleansing Gel not only do my hands smell yummy but they do also feel clean and smooth. My yougest daughter often gets sticky hands and the gel has cleaned her hands well and with no fuss. I have had no adverse reactions whilst using this products, nor do I feel it dries out my skin like some other gels have done in the past.
I really do like this product but I feel its a little expensive to replace my current hand sanitiser. I would probably buy it again, especially if was on offer. I do love the smell and I am interested in trying the other fragrances that are available including Strawberry, Coconut, Lemon, Mango and Pink Grapefruit, as they all sound divine. I would recommend giving this product a try.
The Body Shop Satsuma Hand Cleanse Gel (60ml) is priced at £2.50, it is available in most stores and online. If ordering from their website delivery charges apply from around £2.99 for standard delivery.
I love the satsuma range from The Body Shop and so when I came across the new hand cleanse gels I intended to buy one for myself to carry around with me. However, last week I got it for my birthday as one of my little presents!
The hand cleanse gel is designed to keep hands clean while on the go. No water is required to use it and you just squeeze a small amount on your hands, rub it in, and it dries within seconds. The bonus is the lovely juicy satsuma scent! If you are a fan of the satsuma range from The Body Shop like I am then you will definitely like this as the scent is strong just as the other products in the satsuma range are.
I carry this around in my bag with me and as it is only a 60ml bottle it is small enough to do so. I first used it at work and after applying it everyone around me said they could smell something fruity and nice and then others (including men!) started using the gel too. It really is strong but because the scent is so lovely I really don't mind! I could also still smell the scent on my hands still a couple hours after applying.
My only worry was that as a result of using this gel it might make my hands feel dry like they do after I have just washed them with any other soap or handwash. Therefore, I would want to apply hand cream after which may then overpower the satsuma scent. However, this hand cleanse gel also makes my hands feel moisturised too and so I don't need to apply hand cream after. I am quite addicted to hand cream too and constantly applying it throughout the day as I can't stand my hands feeling the slightest bit dry!
The gel itself does a really good job at cleaning my hands. Obviously it was hard to tell at first until I recently had my car bonnet up and got my hands a bit mucky. I used the gel after and it got rid of all the dirt on my hands easily and quickly, and not too much of the gel was required to do so. I thought I would also add that I actually applied it whilst sitting in my car... when I next got in my car I got a whiff of satsuma, which my boyfriend noticed too?! I'm not sure how it made the car smell of satsuma too!
The Body Shop hand cleanse gel is available in six different scents: satsuma, strawberry, coconut, mango, pink grapefruit and sweet lemon. I haven't tried any of the other scents but I will definitely be trying them after I have ran out of this. A 60ml bottle is priced at £2.50 which may be quite expensive when compared to other brands of hand cleanse gels, but I think it is reasonable for The Body Shop price tags! I don't mind paying that bit extra for the strong scents of these.
I definitely recommend this product... I keep applying it even when I don't think I necessarily need to just because I love the scent so much!
* * * Simple and clean is the way that you're making me feel * * *
For my birthday my housemates surprised me with a backpacking survival kit including heaps of useful things such as sun cream, a pad lock and a small carrier bag. On the other hand there were a few things that I would have never considered buying, things like after sun hair mask and hand sanitizer. Hygiene is important but I grew up with slightly hippie parents that wanted me to play in the dirt as much as possible to get a feel for real nature. Nowadays people seem to be much to scared of dirt and perfectly harmless bacteria, thus creating a society of fear if you cannot wash your hands every few minutes. So Hand sanitizer has never been something that I carried round in my handbag - and trust me, I carry everything imaginable around in my handbag. But there you go, just before leaving to Cuba I was the proud owner of a tiny bottle of Body Shop Satsuma Hand Cleanse gel.
* * * Let the rain fall down - Let it wash away * * *
With 2.50 Pounds for a tiny 60ml bottle it does seem a bit pricy but with it being from Body Shop I did not expect it to cost any less. Several scents are available including Mango, Strawberry and the one that I have - Satsuma. It is not an antibacterial gel but instead used to clean your hands throughout the day when washing is simply not an option. The bottle is tiny and fits nicely into any handbag or toiletries bag. Even during my six weeks in Cuba did I not manage to finish the bottle so I guess you do get your money's worth.
The scent is incredibly fruity and for my taste much too chemical. People tend to use hand sanitizers before eating finger food but the horrible faked scent would put me off eating anything. The scent would mask any flavor of the thing that you are actually trying to enjoy. I guess if you were to eat satsumas it would enhance the flavor a bit but honestly, how often do you eat satsumas? Body Shop is usually great with producing a variety of products with gorgeous and intricate flavours, why they opted to make the hand cleanse gels so overly fruity is beyond me. Definitely not a winner when it comes to scent.
Function wise I got to admit that it is quite useful. To be honest, I only took it with me because it was a present and my housemates meant well. Never really intending to use it I was incredibly happy to have it with me when I discovered the mangoes in Cuba have nothing to do with the rock solid, tasteless things you can buy in Europe. Cuban mangos are incredibly tasty and incredibly juicy; there is no way to stay clean while eating one of them. The sticky juice is particularly annoying when you are stuck on a boat without water. The cleanse gel got rid of all the stickiness - unfortunately it also got rid of the amazing natural mango scent. But well, if I have to choose between mango scent and non-sticky hands I will opt for the later.
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My biggest niggle would be that the gel stings like hell! While in Cuba I went caving and got completely mucky. Before we had a picnic I used the cleanse gel which left me in agony for a short while. Ok, not quite agony but the tiny cuts I got when climbing up a few rocks did sting quite a bit. At work I have to use industrial hand sanitizer and not even that stuff stings as badly. Combined with the horrid smell this would be my biggest minus point of the Body Shop Satsuma Hand Cleanse gel. Apart from that it is decent value for money as the tiny bottle seems to last for ages and it is indeed a useful little thing to carry around with you. I don`t think I will buy another one though as I much prefer perfume-free products for my hands.
I adore this gorgeous Satsuma Hand Gel from The Body Shop. I first found out about this when I was given a small gift pack of Satsuma Products at Christmas. I had a whole range of miniature Satsuma products and I immediately fell head over heels in love with this absolutely fantastically fruity scent. It smells just like the real thing - a whole bag of satsumas! As soon as I had finished the tiny little bottle, I just had to go out and buy the standard sized one.
I paid £2.95 from the Body Shop store for the 'normal' sized 60ml bottle but I had a 20% discount voucher, which I had torn out of a magazine, so I got about 60p off. I love the little flip top lid on this bottle because it makes it so simple and easy to dispense just how much you need, without any going to waste.
This hand gel is designed to keep your hands fresh and clean when you can't always make it to washroom facilities. It is a fantastic product to use, simply because I love the smell and I find it so refreshing. All you need is a tiny amount on the palm of one hand. I gently rub my hands together and the gel instantly releases the most fantastic smell of fresh satsumas. The gel feels a little 'cool' (this is the best way to describe it) when it first goes onto your skin. However, this soon disappears, leaving my hands feeling clean and fresh and not at all tacky.
This gel dries incredibly quickly and there is no tacky residue left over at all. With the bottle being a 60ml in size, it is the ideal shape and size to pop into my bag and take with me to work. The bottle lasts and lasts even though I use it every day - sometimes several times a day! It is well worth the money.
I have recommended this product to loads of friends and family members. I think it is so much nicer than the usual medicated hand gels you can buy, which all seem to smell very medicinal to me. This one from the Body Shop, on the other hand, is so much nicer and makes a great change from the norm.
I simply love it and now I can't do without it!
As a mum, I'm a bit of an obsessive when it comes to hygiene when out and about with my kids. This stems from experiences such as visiting a soft play area and being horrified to find my toddler with a sticking plaster in his mouth (ugh!) and the inevitable sickness and runny tummy that follows visits to these places. And don't get me started on buses, trains, public play areas and the like. The world is a germy place and my little boy who has autism doesn't know the difference between things that are safe to touch and things that aren't.
I now make it a habit to always have a bottle of hand sanitiser in my bag when out and about. I find it useful when we use public loos or when we want to stop off for something to eat. I mean, washing hands in a cafe or restaurant inevitably means going into the loos, but once your hands are lovely and clean, you still have to touch the door handle to get out again, right? This is where a nice handy bottle of hand gel comes in!
I absolutely love the Body Shop range of hand gels. The offer something a little different to the general range of gels on sale in supermarkets. This is because the Body Shop gels are seriously FRUITY! They smell divine and a single squirt of hand gel fills the room/bus/car with heavenly scent.
The gel comes in a chunky little bottle, which I find is perfect for slipping into my bag. it doesn't take up a lot of space and I usually tuck it into the inner pouch of my bag so I can grab it easily. I have never had an incident of the gel leaking into my bag, as the lid is pretty secure.
The gel is clear in colour and as the bottle is also transparent, it is easy to see the level of gel left in the bottle. You only need to use a small amount and a bottle lasts ages, even with a big family. You simply flip the lid open and squeeze a small amount into the palm before rubbing over the whole hand. My kids love using this stuff because of the nice fruity scent, which makes it enjoyable for them to use without moaning.
The only slight gripe I have with this gel is that if you have any kind of broken or rough skin, this stuff will STING!!! Both me and my hubby have a bit of hand eczema, so a blob of this gel can be quite excruciating! The same goes for any cuts on the hand- ouch!!!
I found the gel really useful the other day when we went bowling as a family. Obviously, we were touching the bowling balls that other people were using, and using the shoes, which are always a bit dubious. The kids also played on the arcade machines, driving games and air hockey, before using the loo and then getting into the car. As we planned to go straight to McDonalds for some food, I was glad to have my bottle of hand gel in my bag to ensure everyone had clean hands before touching their food.
The gel costs £2.50, which is a little more pricey that the average bottle of supermarket hand gel, which usually retails at about £1. You can often buy the gel on offer or half price. it is worth keeping an eye out for promotions. As I say, this gel is a cut above the cometition, due to the sheer gorgeousness of the crisp, fresh fruity fragrance, which will appeal to both men and women.
The gel also gets rid of sticky residue on fingers. My daughter had a kiwi fruit when out the other day, and her fingers were sticky. I put some gel on her hands and her hands were clean.
The gel is community fair trade, which means that farmers get a fair price for their crops. The gel is Triclosan free and the bottle recycleable. I will be buying this again when my current bottle runs out, although it still has pleanty of gel left inside after about 5 weeks use. The gel also comes in lemon, strawberry and mango varieties.
I bought this hand gel with a £3 gift card that I received free in a magazine.
The hand gel comes presented in a 60ml plastic bottle with a flip top lid. The hand gel is made with an extract of satsuma that gives it it's lovely fruity scent. The scent is very uplifting and citrusy. It smells miles better than the usual hand gels that you buy from supermarkets. They usually have awful medicinal scents but this one smells of oranges!
I find that you only need a small amount of this as a little goes a long way. The hand gel is really easy to use. Simply squeeze out a small amount and rub the gel between your palms ensuring that the gel covers your hands (and fingers) completely. Within seconds the gel dries, leaving you to get on with what you were doing before using the gel. As the gel is fast drying it can be used pretty much anywhere and everywhere. The small bottle is easy enough to take out and about with you. I always carry a bottle around with me and use it during travelling (or when i've been to KFC!). The gel tackles grease and germs. It leaves your hands feeling (and smelling!) fresh and clean.
The gel doesn't leave your hands feeling tacky after use and one application lasts until you need to wash your hands again. As you only need a small amount one 60ml bottle will last you a while.
A great hand gel with a gorgeous fruity scent!
The Body Shop satsuma smell is one of my favourite fragrances from their store. It's sweet and juicy and reminds me of Christmas, putting out satsumas for Santa Claus and then just the peel being left in the morning. This scent smells just like the real thing, it's very sharp and tangy but also very inviting too.
I recently received a gift box of satsuma items for my birthday as my friend knows I like it and she also gets the Body Shop family discount as her sister works there so I always get Body Shop items for presents. In the gift box was this new cleanse hand gel.
The gel comes in a little 60ml bottle and has a flip cap lid making it easy to open and close. It has a tight fit so will stay shut well in your bag and will not leak. According to the Body Shop the cleanse hand gel is intended to keep hands clean while on the go. I love this as with two small children I always like to keep my hands fresh and clean and this is a convenient way of achieving that without any water.
The gel is clear and comes out a little bit watery. You rub it into your hands and after a few seconds it is completely dry. My hands do feel clean after using this and it's nice to have a nice scent on them rather than a chemical one which you can get with other hand gels. The gel doesn't dry out my hands either which is nice.
The Body Shop use fair trade ingredients in this product. It includes fair trade camomile water which is made with freshly cut flowers grown without harmful pesticides in Norfolk. The Body Shop say that this trade provides the farmers with a reliable income and had helped revitalise local businesses.
So not only do you get a nice hand gel if you are buying this, you are also doing something good for the community. A bottle costs £2.99 from The Body Shop.
~*~*~*~ Stocking filler *~*~*~*~
I recently popped into the Body Shop just to have a little look around, without any real intention to buy anything. But I was tempted by the 3 for 2 offer on Christmas stocking fillers as I thought it would be a nice cheap fix! Along with a couple of Born Lippy lip balm, this also caught my eye.
~*~*~*~ New addition for the new addition! *~*~*~*~
This is a completely new product which I hadn't seen either in-store or online before, and I was quite keen to try it out. I am not obsessive about hygiene and germs, but travelling on public transport in London every day and with a young child - and number 2 on the way - I think this is something that's handy to have around, and I know when Baby 2 is born I will be using more anti-bacterial hand gels as I did with Baby 1!
The reason I was intrigued by this product is that the smell of anti-bacterial hand gels is usually a bit revolting! They have a high alcohol content and they often tend to smell of alcohol too. This can be a little embarrassing when dropping my daughter off at nursery in the morning, as smelling of booze isn't really ideal! So I was interested to see if this would actually smell of Body Shop Satsuma products which I happen to love. To be honest, I didn't hold out much hope!
~*~*~*~* Test it out ~*~*~*~
Luckily there was a tester in store for me to try out. Sniffing the contents they did smell faintly of the familiar Satsuma smell which seemed promising. I applied a dollop to my hands. This is a clear, non-sticky gel and rubbing this into my hands I immediately noticed two things. One was that it had an instant cooling effect to the skin - it felt really cold! The second was that horrible, strong alcohol smell which wafted up straight away. So I prepared to pop the product back into the little basket it came from. But a few seconds later, the cold sensation subsided and, smelling my hands, I was pretty amazed to find that the scent of alcohol had gone and it left my hands really smelling of the sweet Satsuma fragrance that I like so much! I was really pleased with this and decided there and then to make the purchase!
I have found this little bottle to be the ideal size to pop into a bag when out and about, and it's so easy and convenient to use - and best of all I don't mind using it because of the lovely fragrance!
~*~*~* Instant cleansing ~*~*~*~*
I am really happy with this product. It offers instant cleansing with no water, and it also ticks the important box for me which is that it doesn't leave me smelling of booze!
All in all, for £2.50 I have no complaints about this product - although I should mention that you can probably get cheaper gels from your local supermarket or chemist. But for me the fact that it smells nice makes it worth the extra pennies, and as I won't be using it daily I think this will last me a long time.
~*~*~*~* Other varieties ~*~*~*~* The product costs £2.50 for a 60ml bottle. It also comes in sweet lemon, mango, strawberry, grapefruit and coconut varieties.