Product Type: Carex Hand & Nail Care
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A fruity foamy festive fragrance
Carex Chocolate Orange Hand Wash
Member Name: MrsD76
Carex Chocolate Orange Hand Wash
Advantages: Smells lovely, encourages my daughter to wash her hands
Disadvantages: May be tricky to find
I was browsing the beauty products in Tesco recently when I spotted a Strawberry Laces hand soap from Carex. I was instantly intrigued, but as I went to take a closer look, this version caught my eye. I had actually read a review of this handwash just a few days ago, and I knew instantly that I would love it so I decided to take advantage of the fact that it was half price and cost only 90p.
I was also hoping my four year old daughter would like it too. She is not always keen to wash her hands so I hoped this may help persuade her!
This comes in a clear plastic bottle with a pump dispenser at the top. Inside the handwash is a very deep orange colour.
As soon as I dispensed one small pump of this soap into my palm, I could smell the lovely fragrance! It really does smell exactly like the two key ingredients, and if you have ever eaten any orange flavoured chocolate then this is what it will remind you of! It is a bit of an unusual smell for a handwash and although I really liked it straight away, I was a bit unsure of it. But it lathered up really nicely, and as I lathered it between my hands I found that the orange scent was really zingy and pleasant.
After washing this off my hands I was keen to smell my hands to see if the chocolate orange scent lingered. I would say it does - just! It is definitely not as overpowering as when you are washing your hands, and I am glad that it isn't at all strong or sickly. The slightly unusual nature of the scent seems to dissipate once you have washed the soap off and dried your hands, and instead you are left with a nice fresh fragrance. It is definitely an orangey scent, but with a very slight undertone of the chocolate. This for me is just perfect as I wouldn't personally want my hands to smell chocolatey - instead this seems to offer the right balance of both scents, and is fresh and clean smelling rather than cloying or sickly.
The verdict from MissD
So what did my daughter think? I got her to try this out and asked her to see if she could guess what the fragrance was. I put some of the soap into her palm and straight away she said: "It smells of chocolate. I want to eat it!". Luckily I discouraged her from tasting it and got her to wash her hands with it instead. When it was done she kept smelling her hands and saying "I love it!". I think this is a good sign - and proves that it really does smell chocolatey! And although I have only had this for two days now, every time I have asked her to wash her hands she has done so without complaint. This alone gives this hand wash five stars!
I have just had a look online to see where this soap is available and for how much, and it looks as though it may be a bit tricky to find as I couldn't see it anywhere! But I bought this in Tescos for just 90p, so keep your eyes peeled (no pun intended)!
Summary: A gorgeous hand wash for chocolate fans!
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