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Boots Essentials Cream Handwash

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Brand: Boots / Type: Hand Wash / Subcategory: Hand Cream / Suitable for: Hand

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      29.05.2013 18:25
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      An affordable hand wash from Boots

      I consider Boots to be the store where I generally purchase the majority of my toiletries and I am in my element as I aimlessly wander around all of the different aisles. However, the bulk of my shopping is now carried out online, particularly as their products are frequently discounted, so I now choose to bulk buy and have the heavy items delivered to my door. Whilst carrying out one of my regular shops I needed to spend an additional 57p to qualify for free postage and packaging, so I opted for their Cream Hand Wash with this review discussing my thoughts.

      I would firstly point out that whilst the hand wash previously carried the familiar Boots Essentials name, this has now been changed and it is simply known as Cream Hand Wash. Despite the packaging being fairly basic, I find it rather appealing to the eye with its minimal clutter and calming appearance of pure white with touches of dark and pale blue text. The sturdy plastic bottle provides us with 350 ml of hand wash, which we are informed is soap free and suitable for daily use.

      The bottle looks in keeping with the colour scheme in my bathroom of black, white and chrome, so doesn't look at all out of place when situated next to the wash hand basin. I have frequently found that stores' own hand wash brands generally offer a rather chunky and ugly dispensing unit, but this isn't the case with this product with its appearance being rather neat and tidy.

      The pump is easy to operate with the small aperture enabling a sufficient amount of hand wash to be dispensed with a single press. The pure white hand wash offers a good creamy consistency with a considerably delicate aroma, which I would describe as clean and fresh although I cannot pinpoint any particular scent. However, I found that I didn't need much to create a good lather, which was effective enough at cleansing my skin of any dirt, grease and grime. The hand wash was effortlessly rinsed away with water without leaving any residue on the surface of my skin. Unlike all of the other brands that I've tried, the dispensing unit reaches to the bottom of the container, so I was able to use every last drop.

      As I suffer with problematic skin on my hands, which is prone to dryness and often splits and bleeds, particularly along my knuckles, I am very careful with the products that I use. As this hand wash was fairly cheap I had not anticipated it to be moisturising although the ingredients list displays glycerine. Whilst I cannot admit to it being harsh and causing any adverse effects such as dryness or itching, I felt it necessary to apply hand cream directly after use.

      As I had anticipated, there was no aroma lingering on my skin following use, which in all honestly, I had not expected due to the fragrance being so delicate. However, as the 350 ml bottle cost me only 59p I feel the hand wash represents excellent value for money and it serves its purpose well. Whilst it wouldn't be my first choice, I certainly wouldn't dismiss making a future purchase and due to the reasons discussed above, Boots Cream Hand Wash receives four stars from me.

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

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        12.07.2012 11:03
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        Lovely creamy hand wash

        In our downstairs toilet I like to use liquid soap, whereas in the upstairs bathroom I prefer using bar soap, don't ask me why! I'm not loyal to any brand of liquid soap and often buy different varieties when the previous has run out. One soap I've been using recently is this Boots essentials cream hand wash.

        As the product is from the Boots essentials range, the packaging isn't all that attractive. The hand wash comes inside a transparent bottle with the product information printed on the front and back of the bottle. The soap is dispensed through a hand pump, this pump is easy to operate a simple push down will release the soap.

        There isn't any kind of scent to this hand wash, with other hand washes as soon as you press the pump you can smell the scent but that isn't the case with this one, it just smells of nothing. The hand wash is really creamy in consistency and a few dollops will be sufficient to create a nice lather after rubbing your hands together. The hand wash has a very rich sort of feeling to it, almost like it's a luxury hand wash! Once the hand wash has been rubbed in and your hands washed it washes off with water very quickly and leaves hands feeling clean and soft.

        My mum has very sensitive hands, but she can use this hand wash and not experience any itching like she does if it irritates her sensitive hands. This is good to know as I can keep it in the downstairs loo without worrying I'm affecting any people with sensitive skin when they visit.

        The best thing about this hand wash is the price, it costs around 60 pence for a 350ml bottle. As it's from Boots essentials range it can obviously, only be bought from Boots.

        I'd definitely recommend buying this hand wash if you are looking for an unscented but luxury feeling hand wash, it cleans hands effectively and the price is amazing.

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        11.07.2012 12:13
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        A fantastic hand wash from the Boots Essentials range.

        I am fortunate enough, I live near a town, I work near a town and I have lots of free time. This means that I have time for seeing friends and family, also, for shopping. I like to do most of my shopping in my long breaks from work and Boots is a place that I frequent. I have had quite a few items from Boots in recent years and one item that I have been buying frequently is their 'Essentials Cream Handwash'. This is just 59p and is often on 3 for 2. I usually buy either 3 or 6 at a time and keep them under my sink in my kitchen because we go through a bottle about every 2 weeks in my home, one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom and I like to always have a stock at home.

        This hand wash comes in quite a simple bottle and the liquid within is white, this means it is inoffensive in my white and blue themed bathroom, however I don't specifically look for hand wash that is going to blend in so it wouldn't be a problem if it didn't fit in! We don't discriminate against colours in our household! This bottle holds 350ml of hand wash and so is pretty darn good value for the price. It is simple to use as you just press down the pump and some hand wash is released. Now to open this initially a weird twist and press is required and it usually takes me about 5 minutes to do, regardless of how many times I've done this before, that's not a flaw in the product though and more a flaw in the user!

        This hand wash is quite thick and creamy and there is a generous amount released when you press down on the pump. I only need to press the pump down once to get enough to hand wash to wash my hands. This lathers up quite well and the scent is a light one that is just a generic clean kind of scent and nothing overpowering. My hands are cleaned quickly and efficiently with this hand wash and any dirt is removed with ease. My hands feel soft and clean afterwards and this hand wash does not upset my sensitive skin either.

        After using this soap my hands feel nice for quite some time and I have no harsh scent on them, just a light clean one that is quite nice. My husband has no problems using this because it doesn't smell too feminine or like flowers!

        When I want a hand wash for generally washing, and one that will look after my skin, this one is ideal. I use plenty of hot water when rinsing my hands to kill off germs but I also have an anti-bacterial hand wash in my kitchen at all times particularly for when I have been handling meat and other items that can contain high levels of bacteria or lead to food poisoning.

        In all I will give this a 5 out of 5. The price is good, the packaging is recyclable, the pump works for the duration of the liquid use, the liquid is creamy, leaves my hands soft and is not offensively fragranced. I am pleased with this and will definitely continue to use this.

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          13.02.2012 08:52
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          Nice soap.

          I buy a lot of hand washes. I like to try and buy ones that I have not bought before or ones that I like a lot or are on offer. This one is from Boots own brand and one that I had not bought before so thought it was worth a try. I go through a lot of hand washes because I have a large family that visit a lot and I find liquid washes more convenient.

          It comes housed in a clear plastic bottle which has a pump dispenser. The dispenser presses down well too. The bottle is just a plain looking one with no fancy picture on the front of it. It also sits well on the side of my sink in my bathroom. The liquid wash is a white colour. The pump is easy to press to release the liquid onto the hands. I find this one does not have much of smell to it and one that is quite a mild one with a slight fragrance.

          It is quite a rich liquid for the cheap price of just 59p. The amount in the bottle is quite a lot too for the money and the bottle size is 350ml. It has a nice soft texture and it does not drip from the bottle, which is good because it does not tend to make a mess of the sink while using it. I like the feel of this one for my hands because it is soft while washing them. It is also very easy to rinse too in no time at all and just leaves them nice and clean.

          It lathers really well indeed, it creates lots of bubbles to clean the dirt from the hands and it is very good quality, excellent value for money. It cleans the hands well and leaves them in a fairly soft condition.

          This soap is not a bad one and only a small amount is needed to create the lather. I find it is good for anyone on a budget and looking for a cheap brand of liquid hand soap. I think for the money it is a good one.

          Just one or 2 pumps of the soap is all that is needed to clean the hands. I have found this one has not irritated my grandchildren's more sensitive skin or my own hands. It has not dried my hands or left them feeling too dry after using it. It has left my grandchildren's skin in a good condition considering the price of it. It removes all food and the mess from my grandchildren's hands in no time at all.

          I highly recommend this soap for anyone looking for a cheap brand of liquid soap. I will certainly buy this one again in the future. A nice hand wash with a nice price for this one.

          The bottle is also recyclable too.

          I rate it 5 stars.

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            23.11.2011 12:45
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            GOOD BOOTS HAND WASH

            I have recently tried out the Boots Essentials Cream Handwash and this is my review.

            The Boots Essentials Handwash is a white colour and looks like a thick white cream when I squirt it from the bottle. I am not sure if the Boots Essentials Handwash comes in a variety or a range of colours or fragrances and if it does then I did not see them in Boots. I bought the white coloured Handwash which is called the "Pure White" Handwash. It suits this name well cos of the bright white colour of the cream.

            The Boots Handwash comes in a plastic bottle which can be recycled which is good for me cos I like to do my bit for the environment. The bottle is 350ml and I only paid 60 pence for the bottle which I thought was a very good price. The image of the Boots Essentials Handwash is quite good but it looks a bit basic but not as basic and plain as some of the supermarket budget bottles of hand wash do. There is blue writing running up the length of the bottle and there is a plastic pump on top of the bottle so I can squirt the hand wash out from the bottle.

            The white cream hand wash is quite thick and it does not run off my hands when I am using it. It soaps up easily and I can not really smell much from the hand wash when I am using it to wash my hands. It leaves my hands nice and clean and they feel quite soft to and do not dry my hands out or make them itch.

            After I have used the soap I can smell the perfume from it and I think the smell just really smells like soap or bath foam or something but it is quite faint and I can only smell the perfume of the soap if I sniff my hands. The smell does not last very long but it is a nice smell and is not flowery or anything but I think the smell is quite basic. I think the Boots Essentials Handwash would suit all the family as well as male family members as the smell is just like a plain soapy smell.

            The Boots Handwash is not anti bacterial or anything and I know that some people prefer there hand soap to help kill germs and bacteria so the Boots Essentials Handwash might not be the right hand soap for some people but I think it does a good job at cleaning my hands.

            I have not used the Boots Essentials Handwash on my face or any where other than on my hands so I am not sure if it would work well if used on my face but I am not keen to try it out as I think soap can dry the skin on my face.

            I only need to use one squirt of the Boots Handwash to wash my hands cos the cream is so thick and it soaps up easily so the bottle has lasted quite a long time which means it has worked out to be very good value for money.

            I would suggest giving the Boots Essentials Cream Handwash a try out cos I thought it was a very good price and I thought the hand soap was good at cleaning my hands and it did not dry out my skin. It is good for all of the family to use and it is a bit basic but a lot better than some of the supermarket basic hand soaps.

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            16.07.2011 12:18
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            A god handwash from the Boots essentials range

            My husband is always out in the garden and when he comes in, he obviously has to wash his hands, so he asked me to pick up a handwash that he could keep for that purpose. He wasn't terribly worried about how it would leave his skin, he was more concerned with just having a handwash that would clean the dirt away, as he usually takes a shower away coming in from the garden anyway. So when in boots a month or so ago, I noticed they had their own range of Boots Essential handwashes, with this particular one, a cream handwash, costing only 59p for a 350ml pump, which I thought was very good value.

            This essentials handwash is 'pure white' in name and colour. Obviously the fact that it is from the Boots essentials range, there is nothing fancy about the packaging of the product, however it does look classier than some of the supermarket value ranges.

            On the back of this pump, it states that this cream handwash will 'cleanse your skin' with the gentle 'soap free handwash'. This handwash has a 'creamy formulation' which is supposed to leave the skin feeling 'soft and smooth', so although my husband wasn't terribly worried about the moisturising of his skin, it is an added bonus that this handwash helps with this element as well. It also says that it is ideal for 'all the family'.

            My husband has been using this handwash since I bought it to him a month or so ago, and he hasn't even went through half the bottle as yet. I have used it the odd time as well, if I have had to go out to the garden to pick some herbs or lettuce for example, and I do find that it does leave my skin feeling smooth and soft. There isn't a strong scent off it, and it certainly has not irritated my hands nor my husband's hands, and both of us would have fairly sensitive skin. There may be no strong scent, but there is a fresh, clean fragrance that lightly lingers on the skin if you smell it closely. We have both found, that although this product may be soap free, there is no problem in removing dirt from the hands, and does what it is meant to do.

            All in all, for 59p, I would certainly buy this product again. As I said, it looks classier at the sink than supermarkets value brands, but at the same time cleans hands and leaves them smooth and soft, so it is ideal for what we bought it for. For our main bathroom, which would be used for visitors, I would probably still invest in a slightly better handwash though, more for visual reasons, but I would have no hesitation in buying this for bathrooms or sinks that are not used so much.

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