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Brand: Cussons / Type: Hand Wash / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Suitable for: Hand / What it does: Moisturizes,

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      24.12.2013 16:20
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      A good antibacterial handwash

      I have bought Carex handwashes in the past but I myself did not purchase this. My boyfriend happened to have it when I moved in. It is the first time I've used this particular hand wash.

      ** Carex **
      Carex are a hand wash brand popular in the UK. They have a wide range of hand washes for all types of situations and skin. Plus some interesting flavours (I have a chocolate orange one waiting to be used in the bathroom). They also provide hand sanitisers which I have also used in the past.

      ** The handwash **
      The hand wash is a lovely blue. You don't need to use too much to wash your hands as it lathers up rather nicely and covers your hands. That was the first thing I noticed, the second is the smell. It isn't unpleasant but I've smelled better. I can't say what it smells like. Though once my hands are dry I can't really smell anything other than cleanness - so I guess it isn't all bad.

      My hands don't feel much softer than before but the wash definitely hasn't dried out my hands like some others have in the past. They do feel quite soft after washing and look and smell clean. I can't say much for how anti-bacterial the product is but I haven't had any indication that it doesn't work.

      ** Price and Availability **
      This hand wash (and all other Carex hand washes) are widely available. You can find them in health and beauty stores such as Boots and Superdrug and supermarkets too. Generally they can be found for around £1 which is good for such a good quality product.

      ** Overall **
      I would definitely recommend this product. It has left my hands feeling soft and smelling clean. It may not be the most 'exciting' hand wash out there but it does the job. And at only £1 you can't really complain!

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      09.10.2013 10:31
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      I now prefer liquid type soaps to bar soaps and this is one of my absolute favourites

      I never used to use the liquid types of soaps until I moved into my own flat and now I use them all the time. I like to use the anti bacterial ones mostly but then sometimes I can also find that these are quite harsh on my skin and can be drying. Carex make a really nice moisturising one which his also anti bacterial and only costs 79p for a 250ml bottle.

      They also make refills for this one and the refills are great value for money and it's very simple and easy to just take the pump dispenser off the top of the original bottle and empty the refill onto the bottle.

      I like this Carex Moisturising hand wash because it doesn't dry out the skin on my hands and it really makes them soft as well as clean at the same time. This is a double bonus for me and I like to know that my hands are super clean and that I have no germs on them. The bottle has a pump action dispenser on the top which just needs one gentle push down to dispense the right amount of soap and then when it's rubbed together on wet hands it turns into a nice foamy lather. I don't have to use a lot of this because it foams with just a small amount and it leaves a great clean fresh on my skin.

      It rinses off quickly and effectively and doesn't leave any tacky or glue-like feeling on the skin afterwards. It just leaves my hands feeling fresh and very clean, smelling nice and also moisturised into the bargain. I can't ask for anything more than that really for such a small price and the fat that they also make the refill bottles is an added bonus because it means I can save even more money.

      Carex is a well known brand and it has to be said it's a brand which is trusted by millions. This is a great family type of cleaning product and I'd think it would be kind and gentle enough to use on even little children's skin because it is really so gentle to use.

      I hope this review is of some help.

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        03.06.2013 09:16
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        5 stars

        I have this Carex antibaacterial hand washing gel by my kitchen sink. I use it several times a day and find it to be very good.

        I own various animals as well as grandchildren so throughout the course of a day I'm often needing to wash my hands properly whether it's because I've changed a dirty nappy or been cleaning out rabbit hutches and so always use this whilst washing my hands after such an activity.

        It comes in a square plastic bottle which is pale blue and has blue detail on the label and also the nozzle. It is a pump action to get the gel out which is best as it means if you have dirty hands it's easier to dispense the liquid. One little pump is usually enough, that dispenses about a pea sized amount and once you mix that with having damp hands it lathers up nicely and covers your hands and wrists in a soapy froth.

        It has a mild smell to it, it reminds me a bit of original fairy liquid. I find that it is very gentle on skin and cleans really well. I don't know how much bacteria it removes but I always feel as though I have really nicely cleaned hands after using this which is what I need to have after I've been handling animals and/or dirty nappies!

        The last bottle of this I bought from a pound shop for just £1 which is brilliant value for money because I use it regularly but it lasts a long time, a bottle lasts me about 2 months that is with being used about 3 or 4 times a day and sometimes my grandchildren use it too.

        I think having an antibacterial hand wash is really important and think this one works really well, it's never dried out my skin or caused any problems with me or the grandchildren so I think I will be sticking to this still. Highly recommended.

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        29.03.2013 16:55
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        Our experiment could be a fluke - but it has worried me.

        I recently started a science project that involved growing bacteria in petri dishes. I used a science kit , but the process is quite simple you set up several samples with a growing medium ( gelatin or agar) and use a wide variety of contaminants to see which grow the most bacteria. We've done this a number of times, and one of the things I always include is having the children spit on a sample before and after brushing their teeth, and touch two more samples, before and after washing hands. So far the the brushed and unbrushed teeth samples have always shown a clear difference, as have the washed and unwashed hands and I use these a reminder as to why good hygiene is so important. The results were spectacular this time - but not at all what I had expected.

        I can't say that I have any brand loyalty to hand soaps. As far as I know they all they do the same thing. My husband bought Carex for one reason - it was cheap. I'm pretty sure he bought it in the pound shop. We've been using this all winter ( we bought a few bottles), with no problems. It lathers nicely, the smell is a bit strong, but not too bad if you rinse well, and it is a nice blue colour ( not that the colour really matters). The scent is not girly, so it suits both sexes. The pump works well enough - I haven't found any leakage underneath the one in the kitchen unless my boys have washed in the kitchen sink. I put down any mess beneath the one in the bathroom to them just squirting out to much. The pump is easy to use and one quick press gives enough soap to lather well - although the children often use more.

        I used to just insist on hand washing after the loo, when handling messy things or before eating a meal. However, I noticed all too often the children would get a wee snack without hand washing and I've made a new rule - which I follow as well. We wash hands as soon as we get in the door whenever we go out now. I've found that we have been sick far less this year, and put it down to the new hand washing routine, assuming this soap was very effective. Now - it may be very effective - our experiments may be a fluke - or it may very well be that just the act of washing the hands has removed most of the bacteria - or maybe we have just have better luck this year. You can't place too much weight on a single experiment but here is what happened:

        We prepared two identical petri dishes with gelatin as a medium on which to grow bacteria. I slightly dampened my sons hand and pressed it to the dish, and then sealed it up. Then I had him wash his hands with soap. As usual he used too much and I do not think he rinsed very well - but cheat that I am - I thought a good residue of soap would make sure nothing grew in that dish - and further convince them of the importance of hand washing. A week later we took out the dishes to compare. The one with the washed hands had far more bacteria than unwashed hands - or unbrushed teeth or anything else. I've read bacteria can grow on bars of soap so could the soap be providing a breeding ground? Not a nice thought. Or could the soap have killed off one type of bacteria - only to allow another more virulent to spread? Finally could my son have picked up enough bacteria on the dispenser head to have affected the results? Finally - we are not working in a sterile lab - other factors may have affected results. Whatever the cause - my faith in anti bacterial soaps has been shaken.

        But up until our science project - I was quite happy with this soap other than thinking the scent was a bit strong - and I am overly sensitive to smells. I won't mark down to heavily for one single experiment - but I am taking two stars off. I don't think more bacteria should have grown on a sample with residues of soap than one without. We have done this several times before with other brands and always had much less bacteria on the soapy sample.

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          27.01.2013 11:59
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          One of the betetr brands

          Hand wash, or liquid soap of some description is an absolute necessity in my house. I usually have two bottles on the go, both in the upstairs and downstairs loos and then I'll also have a spare bottle or two underneath my kitchen cupboard. I've used all sorts of different types of hand washes and I'm not loyal to any one brand in particular, but over time, I've discovered that some of them are a lot better than others. A lot of the cheaper ones I've used can feel very drying on the skin and they seem to strip out oils, so from time to time I take care to buy what I consider to be a 'better brand' and I opt for Carex Moisturising Hand wash. Sometimes these can be found on special offer in the supermarkets, and that's when I'll stock up.

          The Carex Moisturising Hand wash looks much the same as any other bog standard bottle of liquid soap. It's in a square shaped plastic container with the usual pump type dispenser on the top. You have to fiddles about with it at first to get the dispenser nozzle in the right place to be able to depress it. The container holds 250ml of liquid soap and it looks light blue in colour and this can be seen through the semi-transparent bottle. It's a size which can be placed neatly at the side of the bathroom sinks without looking too large or bulky. Last time I bought these they were on a two for one offer at Tescos and were selling at 89p each.

          Using Carex Moisturising Hand wash is the same as using any other liquid soap. I went my hands slightly first and then press down lightly on the pump dispenser. The soap is very gel-like and blue in colour. It isn't runny but if you held your hand upside down then I dare say it would fall off!

          It lathers really well, that's the first thing I noticed about this soap. It has a great fresh clean smell and I only need to use the tiniest amount to achieve nice clean hands. It rinses off well under hot running water and the best thing by far about this liquid soap is that it most certainly will not dry out my hands, no matter how many times I use it.

          It's so much more convenient to use after using the bathroom than it is to use a bar of soap and I also think it's probably more hygienic and less messy. My daughter can use the dispenser herself really well without any problems and as I only need to use a tiny amount then a 250ml-sized bottle will stretch on and on and last simply ages.

          It kills up to 99.9% of all sorts of nasty germs and bacteria and I feel sure that it's doing a brilliant job at killing nasty bugs as well as keeping my hands nice and soft and well moisturised. I don't use this particular brand all of the time, I tend to buy whatever is on offer at the time. However, I do find that I keep on reverting back to Carex Moisturising Hand wash for the simple fact that it does not strip may hands of moisture and keeps them nice and soft, smooth and supple.

          Highly recommended.

          Also posted on Ciao! as basketofbuttons

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            05.01.2013 20:24

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            If you are careful, it is great. If not, you will waste most of it

            I have to wash my hands very often, in general I was them about 15 times a day so have lots of experience with all sorts of soaps. My most used brand is Carex.

            Although I use Carex most often, this particular "moisturising" hand wash could not be further than the truth. I suffer from incredibly dry hands because of this soap and if I use it, I must use a separate intensive moisturiser to make up for how it dries them up.

            This hand wash also appears to not want to stay on hands. When it comes out of the dispenser, it is more like jelly than cream and therefore it generally just slides off and gets wasted. This also makes it very difficult to lather up in your hands and requires you to add more to your hands. Is this a marketing strategy to get you to buy more often?

            If you are careful with not letting the hand wash slide off your hands, this hand wash is very good. Eventually it will lather up well and leaves your hands feeling fresh. The latest revisions of the formula advertise anti-bacterial action within seconds which is far more convenient than soaps which do not have this, especially if you are in the middle of cooking a meat dish.

            Carex hand washes tend to be on offer very frequently which takes it from a premium priced brand to an everyday priced brand. I have seen it as low as £1 for 300ml and sometimes it even comes with 200ml extra fro free - making it 500ml.

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            12.12.2012 21:47
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            An antibacterial handwash from the Carex range

            I have always used hand washes in my kitchen and bathroom and over the years a couple of brands have become my favourites. One of these brands is Carex who do a large range of hand washes. In the kitchen where I am regularly washing my hands whilst preparing food for my family I like to have one that kills bacteria as well as helping to moisturise my hands. I do tend to suffer from dry skin on my hands, particularly in the winter months so anything that helps prevent this is good. This review is of the original Carex hand wash made by the familiar Cussons brand.

            Packaging
            I really like the shape of the Carex bottle it is a slightly curved rectangular shape with a decent base area. The size of the base means that it doesn't easily get knocked over when there isn't much left which often happens with other bottles.
            The hand wash is dispensed from a plunger which is really easy to use, it has a large enough to press down on and I never have any problems controlling the amount of hand wash I want to get out.
            The bottle is clear with a mainly clear label on the front, this easily allows you to see how much of the turquoise in colour hand wash is left.
            As the bottle is plastic it is widely recycled which is always good to see.

            What's the hand wash like?
            It claims to leave your hands feeling 'soft, smooth and hygienically clean' I can't see whether the antibacterial formula has killed all the germs on my hands in seconds but hopefully it does. They don't feel particularly soft after I've used it during these winter months although I don't have any problems most of the year.
            I always find a get a good enough lather from a small amount of this hand wash although you wont find that it covers your hands in bubbles like a soap lather would.
            This product has been dermatologically tested but as I only suffer from dryness I can't comment on how this hand wash would be on any skin conditions.

            Price and availability
            I purchased mine in Tesco when it was on offer for 90p it is currently (December 2012) available at this price which is a brilliant price for this hand wash and I'll be stocking up.

            Would I recommend?
            Yes, this is a great antibacterial hand wash it comes in an easy to use bottle which also looks nice.

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            11.07.2012 15:20
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            A good hand wash

            I've been lucky enough to get a decently well paid job for over the summer, so am happy to say that I have fewer financial worries at the moment than I used to. I'm still trying to be frugal, however, so that I can save up as much as possible for me (hopefully) moving to Germany in September. I therefore still try to get household essentials such as hand wash and washing up liquid on offer when possible. Over the past couple of months, there have been a couple of occasions in which Carex and other brand hand washes have been on some sort of offer, and I took advantage of these by buying a couple for the bathroom and the kitchen. Because of this, I've got to try quite a few different ones in the Carex range as I try to go for something a bit different each time.

            == Carex Antibacterial Moisturising Hand Wash ==

            Despite my preamble, this hand wash is actually one that I have been using at my parents' house rather than at my flat in Edinburgh. I don't know why my parents bought it, but I imagine their reasoning was along similar lines as mine when I buy Carex hand washes: they're reasonably priced, from a brand that we recognise and haven't been disappointed by in the past, as well as the 250ml containers lasting a decent length of time.

            == What I Thought ==

            I have to say that I like this hand wash. While I can't comment on how much bacteria on my hands was killed by using this hand wash, as I have no way of knowing this without using a microscope, my hands certainly felt cleaner after having used it. Also, while not as effective as using a good hand cream, the moisturising effect was also a nice bonus that made my hands feel softer and nicer after use. It also lathered up pretty well and rinsed away with ease, with no noticeable residue left on my hands afterwards. Considering that many hand washes actually tend to try out the skin on your hands, having one that does the opposite is certainly a good thing. This hand wash also lasts a long time: I've visited my parents a few times in the past month or two and they've been on the same one each time, which is pretty impressive considering that there are three or four people living in the house and using it on a regular basis.

            == Conclusion ==

            This is a good hand wash that I am happy to recommend. As well as it cleaning your hands, it doesn't dry them out and leaves them feeling nice after use. As far as liquid soap goes, it's also very reasonably priced: Tesco currently have it on offer at 75p for 250ml (according to mysupermarket.co.uk) and Boots have it on 3 for 2 at £1.69 each. I'd not hesitate to buy this myself and might even look out for it the next time my flat's hand washes need replacing.

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            05.03.2012 11:00
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            A nice moisturising hand wash.

            Carex is a very well known brand. I have bought quite a lot of hand washes in this range and found them to be very reliable and really good value for the price. They are not expensive hand washes and cheap enough to buy. I bought this one from my local shop a while ago and have been using this one recently.

            This one comes housed in a clear plastic bottle which has a pump dispenser. It is easy to press it down to release the soap. The liquid is a nice blue colour and looks refreshing inside the bottle. The liquid is extremely smooth with a very nice soft texture. It is a rich soap and so it does not drip from the bottle.

            It has a really nice perfume smell to it and one that I quite like a lot with this one. It is an anti bacterial hand wash and so it kills germs on the hands. It claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria on the hands. It is always nice to know a hand wash kills this amount of bacteria on the hands, especially when you have a lot of children because they are always touching things and then putting their hands into their mouths a lot.

            Because this one is so rich, only a little amount is needed on the hands to wash them. I find that one or 2 pumps is enough to wash my hands and my grandchildren only need one pump and so a little does go a very long way with this soap. It means that the bottle can last for a good couple of weeks with regular usage in my household. Because the pump is easy to press, it also means my grandchildren do not have to keep on pressing it to release the liquid as I have often found they have to with some other brands.

            Also because it is a moisturising hand wash it means it does not dry the hands and leaves them nice and soft. This one is a good one for children because their skin is much softer than an adults and so it keeps their skin in a good condition. Myself and my family have not had any irritations on the skin since using this soap. It just leaves the hands feeling soft and clean.

            It is extremely good value for the money and I paid only £1 for it as I said earlier in my review from my local shop. It is very good quality too and worth the money.

            This soap cleans really well, it kills germs on the hands and also leaves them nice and soft, what more could I possibly ask for when a soap washes to include all these at once.

            I would definitely buy this one again and I highly do recommend it for anyone to buy it.

            Once used the bottle can be recycled.

            I rate this soap 5 stars.

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              29.10.2011 12:53
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              A hand wash that does the job

              Everyone knows the importance of keeping your hands clean and germ free which is why whenever I buy hand wash I always make sure it is antibacterial. I do not tend to be brand loyal towards these products so when I saw that the carex products were on offer I decided to give them a go.


              ABOUT THE PRODUCT

              The carex antibacterial hand wash has been developed to kill 99.9% of bacterial and 3 times faster. As someone who gets a bit paranoid about germs especially when I'm cooking this sounded perfect.

              The product also claims to have added moisturisers and to support skins natural antibacterial defences.


              PACKAGING

              The curved plastic bottle sits perfectly on the sink and is very sturdy. I much prefer having see through plastic bottles as it allows you to see exactly how much product you have left.

              In order to open the soap for the first time you just twist the pump, this is very easy as the pump pops up quite smoothly.

              The pump itself I think has been made perfectly. It is not too stiff or too easy to press. I have used some products in the past where the pump could be pressed down too easily and soap has gone everywhere and been wasted.

              The pump allows just the right amount of product to be released in order to wash your hands effectively.


              USING THE PRODUCT

              As the soap is released you immediately notice its gel like texture and vivid blue appearance. Personally I think that the soap looks quite slimy so I was a bit worried about how it would affect my hands.

              However I need not have worried. As I began to massage the soap into my skin a light lather was created and the scent of the soap hit me. It is quite a difficult smell to describe as it doesn't particularly smell like anything other than the smell of cleanliness. It is quite fresh and doesn't linger on your skin for too long afterwards.

              The lather created was just enough to ensure that my hands were clean and was not over the top.

              I did notice that the lather itself was not really moisturising as the packaging had promised. My hands did not feel any softer and the lather didn't feel smooth like some other moisturising hand washes do. Despite not being moisturising the product did not leave my hands feeling irritated or dried out.

              I do not really get very dirty hands but do have a habit when I'm at work of writing stuff on my hands. I have found that this soap is very effective and can wash away such dirt very easily and effectively.


              PRICE

              Having looked online for the price of this product I have seen that it is priced at around the £2.10 mark in most supermarkets. However, when I purchased this product it was only £1 so it's best to look out for these offers.

              CONCLUSION

              I do like this product and it does a good job however I do prefer products that are a bit more moisturising. I would purchase this again if it was on offer but I would not pay the full price for it.


              --also on ciao--

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                21.10.2011 19:47
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                A caring hand wash from Cussons

                I love purchasing hand washes and will always pick up a few bottles for my stock pile when I see them on offer. I cannot state that I am particularly loyal to any brand, but there are a few that I will always buy when I see them at half price and this review discusses my experience with Carex Original Protecting Antibacterial Hand Wash, which is a brand belonging to Cussons.

                ~~ APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT ~~

                The brand have considerably updated their packaging from the image shown above, as previously I wouldn't have considered it to be particularly eye-catching with its' unoriginal oblong shape. The sturdy plastic bottles are now rather appealing due to being transparent as opposed to opaque and contain 250 ml of vivid blue hand wash. The packaging offers a tranquil appearance with a combination of blue tones together with an image of a wave of water and a few water droplets. I tend to consider Carex as a kitchen product, particularly as it offers antibacterial properties and I favour a more luxurious creamy hand wash in my bathroom and downstairs cloakroom.

                ~~ USING THE HAND WASH ~~

                The bottle offers a reasonable sized pump dispensing unit, which delivers a sufficient amount of good consistency hand wash. Whilst I would normally consider myself proficient in describing an aroma, I'm struggling a little with this and the words that would best illustrate the fragrance are clean and fresh with a slight hint of floral. However, the hand wash is suited for use by both sexes. The hand wash creates a good lather and enables me to thoroughly cleanse my greasy hands, which is often the case when I'm preparing food, particularly as I get so messy!

                As the hand wash is antibacterial I have the assurance that any germs are instantly eradicated after I have been handling raw meat. The product is easily rinsed away and does not leave any sticky residue. Due to the combination of moisturisers contained within the wash my hands are left feeling soft and smooth and I cannot advise of suffering from any adverse affects such as dryness or itching. The only grumble I have with this product is that the spout section of the pump tends to drip tiny blobs of hand wash onto my kitchen work surface and for this reason it loses one star from me. However, this hand wash comes with my full recommendation and to obtain maximum usage I often decant the product into a china dispenser.

                ~~ INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION ~~

                There is a lengthy list of ingredients contained on the reverse of the bottle, but I would advise that this hand wash does not contain alcohol. We are advised that the product has been dermatologically tested and that the wash supports the skin's natural antibacterial defences. The product should be used within 18 months of opening and the bottle can be recycled once empty.

                ~~ PRICE AND AVAILABILITY ~~

                I would never pay full price for this product, particularly as it can frequently been found on offer. I have checked online for supermarket prices and would advise that a 250 ml bottle will cost £1.60 at Tesco and until 25 October 2011 you can purchase two for the price of one.

                I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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                  02.10.2011 16:51
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                  Does the job

                  My four year old daughter has an obsession with her hands being clean so much so that as a baby she wouldn't eat finger foods as she hated her hands being messy add to this this husband that has permanent black hands no matter what he is doing and we end up using a fair amount of hand wash in our house. I like to buy a good make of hand wash as I just don't like to trust the cheaper brands with something so important and so I watch out for it when it is on offer, this hand wash usually costs £1.60 for 250mls although you can buy a refill for £1.10 but I managed to get it on offer at £1.

                  The hand wash is housed in a sort of rounded square bottle with a pump dispenser on the top, the liquid inside is an aqua blue in colour and is bright so stands out from the supermarket shelves and looks nice against my white bathroom. On the front of the bottle there is a label with the Carex logo on it and the information that it is an antibacterial hand wash that cleans and protects, claiming to kill germs 3x faster.

                  The product is easy to dispense once you turn the pump to the on position and a squirt on the pump delivers enough soap to wash your hands fully although try telling my daughter you only need one squirt. The pump works well even when coming to the end of the bottle and it doesn't seem to get clogged up very easily which is great as I have had them before where you can't get the last of the product because the pump is so badly clogged.

                  The liquid doesn't really have a smell as such just soapy but it does smell fresh, the liquid lathers up well and leaves my skin feeling nice and soft. I have particularly dry hands and this doesn't irritate them at all which is a huge plus for me, the smell doesn't really linger on your hands long after washing which is fine by me as I wouldn't want it to be too strong on my hands. I feel that my hands are clean when have used this and it makes me confident when I have been chopping up raw meat. I would recommend this hand wash as it leaves your hands clean and feeling moisturised and there are also other fragrances in the Carex range if you prefer a nice smell to boot.

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                  Makes me feel clean and healthy!

                  After a spate of colds and flu in my household which we couldn't seem to shake off, we upgraded our normal every day soap for this, carex handwash, the antibacterial version. We do tend to wash our hands a lot, but I was watching day break and they said the single most important factor at fighting off colds was hand washing. This made me think I could try and step it up a gear!

                  The antibacterial hand wash was slightly more expensive than the standard carex wash, which made it £1.19 from Tesco. It was on the end of the aisle, so I don't know if this was a special offer price, or if it is the standard price. It comes in a 200ml plastic bottle with a push top pump dispenser.

                  The hand wash is blue and smells rather like hospitals and clean work surfaces, rather then the floraly smell these sometimes have. It smells like it might be doing you some good rather than a luxury, treat yourself product!

                  The soap is quite sticky, and my recommendation to save making a mess is to keep your hand close to the dispenser when you push it down and only pull it away when every last bit of soap has dispensed. Otherwise you leave yourself with stringy sticky bits all round your sink.

                  The soap is quite easy to rub into your hands, especially if you add a bit of water to lather it up a bit. One pump is enough to generously cover both hands.

                  I then wahs it off with warm water. It takes quite a bit fo water, and if I don't wash it off thoroughly I end up feeling like sticky bits are stuck under my rings and in the corners of my fingers. My hands definitely feel clean afterwards, but the problem for me, when judging this product is that I really don't know how many germs it is killing as I just can't see them!

                  I guess as I feel like I am doing something to improve my health, psychologically, and my hands come out clean, for a reasonable price, this really can't be a bad product!!

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                  21.08.2010 13:33
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                  I'm not sure if its better than other handwashes, but its better than a bar of soap!

                  I used to keep bars of soap by my sinks, until someone bought me a bottle of this Carex handwash and I've never looked back!

                  The handwash is antibacterial, and although I don't really bother too much about being over-zealous with cleaning (I think a few germs here and there actually do us good!) it is good to have this in the kitchen for washing hands after touching raw chicken etc. as although soap and hot water does kill most germs, this gives you a little extra peace of mind, especially if you're cooking for a family.

                  The handwash is also moisturising apparently, but I have to be honest and say that I haven't noticed any particularly dramatic effects on my skin. It does feel gentler than a bar of soap or a squirt of washing up liquid but unless you have ongoing problems with dry skin on your hands, I wouldn't make the moisturising claim your main reason for buying this product.

                  What has converted me to this product, is how much easier and more pleasant it is to use than a slippery bar of soap! It doesn't stick to your sink, it doesn't leave nasty residue or get hairs and fluff stuck to it, it doesn't fall out of your hands and land in the pasta and most of all it doesn't get tiny and irritating to handle when it starts to run out. There's nothing worse than trying to wash your hands with a tiny sliver of soap that you can't keep hold of!

                  The handwash doesn't have a strong smell and is really easy to use by just pressing the pump on top of the bottle. It lasts months and months as one squirt is plenty to clean both hands and arms thanks to the lather it produces.

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                    27.06.2010 16:04
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                    I love it!

                    This handwash is really nice and cleans your hands really well. It has a nice fresh scent too and gives your hands moisture.

                    We currently have this handwash in our bathroom and I think that is the perfect place to have it. This wash does an excellent job at cleaning my hands and they look visabley whiter. It's great for grubby nails to in young children and adults. The genle forumla is kind on skin but tough on germs!

                    The bottle is quite attractive and the handwash colour is nice too. The liquid is quite runny and thick but this is a good thing! More of the product to clean your hands! The wash is easy to apply there is no complicated twisting of the lid all you have to do is press down gently on the top and a reasonable amount of wash will come out.

                    After using this wash I my hands smell really fresh and smooth. Lots of us have dry skin on our hands so using this wash really helps on those dry patches

                    1 problem I have is the bottle doesn't give out enough handwash so I usually have to press it down 2 or 3 times. Everyone's opinions are different but prefer it when lots of it comes out. This is probably to conserve it

                    Overall I would recommend this handwash to anyone who wants clean soft hands :)

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