Product Type: The Body Shop Hand & Nail Care
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sweet and juicy satsuma gel
The Body Shop Satusma Hand Cleanse Gel
Member Name: europe-chick
The Body Shop Satusma Hand Cleanse Gel
Advantages: no chemically fragrance to it
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.
Summary: sweet and juicy satsuma gel
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