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      18.03.2014 15:25
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      Worth paying a bit more for..!

      I regularly use sanitising hand gel products, as I am very prone to catching bugs due to having reduced immunity as a result of several health complaints. In addition, I buy such products when travelling as I am conscious that there may be bugs lurking on aeroplanes, trains and buses and am conscious of my hand hygiene as a result.

      This review will outline my experiences of trying a recent purchase from the "Carex" brand, namely the Carex Sensitive Hand Gel.

      I paid in the region of £1 for my small bottle of Carex Hand Gel from a local independent pharmacy. I thought this price reflected reasonable value for money, but it is worth noting that the bottle is very small, being a neat 50ml in size. This is actually one of the reasons that I purchased this item, however, as I find the smaller bottles are more convenient than larger ones when it comes to taking the product out and about with me; sure, larger bottles of sanitising hand gels are often more economical in terms of their size and purchase price, but this advantage is easily outweighed if the item becomes bulky or heavy for me to carry around.

      The packaging is pretty standard for a product like this one, comprising of a small, upright clear bottle made of robust plastic. I can see the clear-coloured gel inside the bottle, and there is a plastic, 'flip-up' lid on top of the bottle that allows it to be dispensed easily. It may be worth noting that I believe the bottle is available to purchase in a slightly larger size that contains a 'pump' dispenser contained within it, but my own bottle is without this feature.

      To use the Carex Sensitive Hand Gel, I simply need to tip the bottle upside down and squeeze a little of the clear Gel onto my hands. I find that the Gel comes out easily from the bottle, as it is not overly thick. The Gel is easily spread over my hands, coating my skin with a thin layer in just a few seconds. I do have to confess that I find that most Sanitising Hand Gel products that I use these days feel very 'cold' when applied to the skin, and the Carex Sensitive version is no exception to this; there is a definite 'cooling' sensation evident as the product is massaged into the hands, but I have to admit that I don't find that it feels uncomfortable or overly cold. In just a few moments, the cold sensation has dulled completely.

      Another point worth noting, I think, is that I find products like this one often leave a slight residue on the skin after use, but I have never noticed this issue being excessive when using the Carex Sensitive Hand Gel. True, there is a slight 'stickiness' present on the fingers and palm for a few moments as the product dries, but this quickly dies down and skin returns to normal quite quickly. Afterwards, there is no residue or 'tackiness' present at all.

      The Carex Sensitive Hand Gel does have quite a strong aroma, but I don't find that it is as 'harsh' as some of the other Gels that I've purchased recently. Whilst the product's scent is hard to miss, particularly in the early stages of application when it takes on a faintly 'heady' tone, I couldn't say that I found it to be particularly off-putting as I find the scent is vaguely reminiscent of a family soap product. Once the product has dried, I am aware of a fainter, lighter 'tone' of this scent wafting from the skin, but again, I don't feel that this is overly intrusive, and really I find that the scent's strength is on a par with most soap products that I use regularly. The scent is not overly feminine or 'girly' so the Hand Gel does feel suitable for use by the whole family.

      The product claims it has been "expertly developed to cleanse your hands when you are on the go" and I do have to agree with this statement. I have used the product when out and about, just as a follow up to a normal 'soap and water' routine and I do confess that I have felt more reassured about my resistance to bugs and bacteria as a result; there are some occasions where I feel more confident about my hand hygiene after using a Hand Sanitising Gel, particularly when using public restrooms and being in public places. The Carex Sensitive Hand Gel has been the ideal addition to use on such occasions, as it is so 'easygoing' in its approach; it is quick and easy to use, without it causing any interference to my outing or appointment.

      Furthermore, the packaging promises that the product "Kills 99.9% of bacteria in seconds" and this offers me great reassurance when travelling by air, particularly as in times gone by, it was an extremely rare occurrence for me to travel by plane and NOT develop a stinking cold or flu-type bug within a few days; a bit of a bummer (to say the least!) when it happened on my out-bound flights to various holiday destinations; who wants to be suffering from a head cold for the first four days of their holiday? I do confess that since developing my "Cleanliness First!" ritual when boarding aircraft these days that said occurrences are thankfully, much rarer. I believe that this change has come about by the use of using a bacteria-killing sanitising Hand Gel product, such as the one I am reviewing here.

      As the product's name would suggest, the Carex Sensitive Hand Gel is suitable for use on sensitive skin types, and I do have to admit that I have never encountered any irritation or aggravation to my sensitive skin during or after use of the product. Furthermore, I find that the Carex Gel's formulation seems to be slightly 'kinder' to my skin that some of the other Gels that I've purchased before; these can often feel slightly 'drying' on my skin, presumably as a result of the bug-killing chemicals contained within their make-up. The Carex Gel, on the other hand, feels 'milder' than some of these rivals, with the skin on my hands being much less prone to any ill-effects. Based on these results, I do recommend the product as being suitable for those consumers who, like me, suffer with dry and/or sensitive skin.

      Taking everything into account, I do feel that the Carex Sensitive Hand Gel is a worthwhile purchase; the packaging is neat and light, making it a convenient hand sanitizer product to take out and about with me. I do find that the product works well, and have no reason to dispute any of the claims made on the packaging. Taking into account too, the fact that the product works without fuss or inconvenience makes it something of a more 'premium' Hand Gel product, in my opinion.

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        18.07.2013 11:53
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        Works well, small enough to carry around and good value

        Item: Carex Hand Gel
        Size: 50ml
        Price: 99p
        Bought in: Savers

        I am not usually overly worried about germs in general and would be happy to just give my hands a quick wash but in certain places where sinks aren't readily available, I like to have a little bottle of this on me to give my hands a quick rub over. Mainly I use this when at music festivals, at work (where we sometimes have to hot desk) and when on holiday. I've tried a few different antibacterial hand gels now so will give you a review on this one so you can see if it suits you too.

        Design, size and overall look:
        This is a 50ml clear bottle that comes with a pump dispenser and has a lid that lifts off completely. The bottle overall is 11cm high, 2cm deep and 4cm wide. The pump inside actually screws out (not sure why as the pump straw actually goes right down to the bottom of the bottle so you don't really need to unscrew it) but it does so maybe you could refil from a larger bottle if you wanted to save money. The lid clips really securely on the top of the bottle and even when dropped in the bottom of my bag doesn't seem to come off. The lid is smooth but even with sticky or wet hands you can still open it with a little bit of a push. The liquid gel inside is also clear and you can see how much is left. The lable on the front is silver with blue and pink design. It has the "Carex" name across the front so you can see who makes it quite easily. Above and below it tells you that it is ""antibacterial protection, 2 hours, kills 99.9% of bacteria in seconds". This is plenty of info for the front of the bottle and you can quickly compare it against other bottles/brands on the shelf. The back is far more text heavy and I do have to strain to be able to read all of the info which isn't great, as one of the details is a warning to keep it away from your eyes and details on how to use it.

        Consistency, smell and cleaning abilities and use:
        When you have used a little bit of this gel and there is a gap in the bottle you can see it gloop from side to side roughly the same consistency as jelly that has only been left to set for a few mins. When you are ready to use this hand gel you push the lid off and in my opinion you need to press the pump twice to get an adequate amount of gel out to cover both hands. Once you have the right amount out, simply rub your hands together and cover over the whole of each. By the time you have wrung your hands out the gel has all dried in. It initially has a strong alcohol smell (so try not to sniff it at that stage as it is quite overpowering) then once rubbed in has a smell that combines air freshener and aftershave. Which I guess covers both bases for males and females to like it (although obviously neither want their hands to smell like that, I mean it's not too manly or womanly haha). Once the gel has dried it leaves a very slight powdery feel to your hands, no stickiness at all. Having used this recently while away at a music festival I felt confident that it was killing the germs so I could eat and drink without worry but unless you can actually wash your hands during the day they can be a little bit grubby. To get over that, on a couple of occasions I pumped out 6 or 7 times and got my hands fully covered in the gel then used a paper towel to wipe the gel off to get any excess dirt off too.

        This is a really handy little bottle of gel. The smell is not too strong once dried in and it does seem to kill off bacteria when properly washing your hands is not an option. The lid stays on well so you can pop it in a bag or packet until it is needed again. It lasts for a few weeks when being used a couple of times a day so is good value for money too.

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        06.06.2013 08:25
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        5 stars

        I often keep a little hand gel in my hand bag especially during the winter time when bugs are around all the time. I have used a variety and found this sensitive one to be the best for me.

        === Hand gels ===
        The idea of hand gels is that they can be used instead of using water and soap and it helps to kill bacteria so no matter where you are you can have clean hands so if there are no hand washing facilities available these will do. There are lots of these dotted around in hospitals and when my daughter worked in the NHS she said all staff had them on their desks or on their person to help deal with infection control. They are a very good idea.

        === Carex sensitive ===
        I have bought several Carex products before and found them to be very good. I have also bought several hand gels before but found them to be not so good, they often leave my hands feeling dry and as though I need to wash them which obviously is beside the point so when I saw that Carex had a sensitive variety I decided to buy it and see whether it worked better.

        === Bottle ===
        This comes in a small plastic bottle about 6inches high so it's an ideal size for popping in your handbag and taking out and about with you without it taking up too much room. It's plastic so it's not going to get crushed or smashed in your bag either. It is see through which I think is important so you can see if it's starting to run out. It has a picture of a little leaf on the front and a little bit of writing along with the Carex logo but other than that it's very minimal. The bottle has a pump action application which is covered by a clear plastic lid which I am always very careful to put on again after using it so as to make sure we have no little spillages in my bag and to keep the nozzle as clean as possible.

        === Using it ===
        It's very easy to use, because it's small you can hold it in one hand whilst you pump it into the other hand. I find that usually one pump, occasionally two, is enough to get a sufficient amount of gel out. You then simply rub it into your hands, making sure you go between the fingers and slightly up your wrists and it feels a bit cold and froths a little bit. At first I was dubious about how long it would take to absorb but it absorbs rather quickly, usually within 30 seconds which is just perfect especially as you are likely to be using this whilst on the go so you may not have time to stand around waiting for your hands to dry!

        === Result ===
        As I said previously sometimes my hands felt dry after using these types of products and leave me wanting to wash my hands but this one is the only one I've come across which has a much better result to it. My hands don't feel dry, thy don't feel moisturised or anything but they certainly feel no different to how they felt before I used it. I don't know how clean this makes my hands but it does feel as though the gel goes a long way and it's nice to think that it has washed my hands well without the need for water.

        === Conclusion ===
        Sometimes we cannot find a place to wash our hands and even if we do it may not kill germs so these hand gels are a great idea. This one claims to kill 99.9% of germs which is very reassuring to know. I think it must be quite easy to get hung up on these and use them religiously. I use it mainly after changing my little grandchildren's nappies when we are away from the house or during the winter time regularly when out and about to help reduce my risk of catching anything. This particular bottle is great because it helps your hands to not feel dried out and it is a good size. It's 50ml so perfect for putting in your bag and taking it around with you. I'm very pleased that I bought this and will continue to buy this particular product in future.

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          23.05.2013 14:36
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          Carex Sensitive Hand Gel

          The Product
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          Carex is the UK's no.1 brand for hand hygiene and their products include hand washes, hand gel, bath and shower products and handy wipes for on the go. Carex products get to work fast killing bacteria and other germs that are on our hands. Although Carex do a range of different products the products I am reviewing is from their Hand Gel range and is an antibacterial hand gel which can be used at any time, anywhere and kills 99.9% of the bacteria than can gather on your hands during the day. Although there are currently 3 different products in the hand gel range I am reviewing the sensitive version as I have sensitive skin. Hand gels can help free your hands form bacteria and germs throughout the day when you are unable to wash your hands. The gel helps to stop spreading cold and flu viruses from person to person. Although this product is not a replacement for washing your hands you can get extra protection during the day by using the hand gel to help keep bacteria away as well as using their range of hand washes. I have heard of Carex before and have used some of their hand washes before. I haven't had a very good experience with their hand washes as I find that they leave my skin feeling dry and slightly tight, how-ever I wanted to try this product to see how it affected my hands.

          I actually purchased this product to keep in my bag as it's handy to use if I am out with my nephews and we go for something to eat and are unable to find anywhere to wash out hands as we can use this on our hands instead to kill any bacteria and get rid of dirt that may be lurking on our hands. This particular hand gel is suitable for people with sensitive skin like me. The hand gel claims to be quick drying and kills 99.9% of bacteria that you come across on a daily basis. The hand gel comes in a small plastic bottle which can easily fit into a bag or pocket meaning you can carry it with you all the time and just use it when you need to. The bottle is clear and you can see that the gel inside the bottle is also clear. On the front of the bottle it states that this is for sensitive skin and that it kills 99.9% of bacteria. On the back of the bottle it gives you a list of ingredients and also tells you how to you the product. This little bottle holds 50ml of the hand gel. The lid to the hand gel is clear and pulls off easily to reveal a pump top which you press down to dispense the product.

          Price/Availability
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          This is available to purchase from Boots and Superdrug from £1.45, how-ever boots currently have this on offer along with some of the other Carex hand gels for just £1.00 or alternatively you can you 100 advantage card points on your boots card to get this product. I think the price of the product is very reasonable.

          Using the Product
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          Simply remove the lid from the bottle and press down on the pump. I had to do this 1-2 times when using it for the first time in order to get any of the hand gel out. One pump of hand gel is more than enough for your hands, especially children's hands. The gel was clear and seemed a little watery and it also had a distinct alcohol smell to it that a lot of hand gels have. I rubbed the hand gel all over my hands and was surprised at how quick the hand gel dried. I wouldn't smell the alcohol scent now either but instead a fresh scent which was pleasant and stayed on my hands. I often suffer from quite dry skin on my hands and I found the hand gel to be gentle on my hands and didn't cause any irritation or itchiness. Another good thing about the hand gel is that it didn't make my hands feel dry or tight either which is what I normally experience when using their hand washes. My older nephew is very fussy about smells and has a very good sense of smell. Although he wasn't too keen on using this product and disliked the smell when smelling the gel that I dispensed into his hands to clean them, he smelt them after rubbing the gel into his hands and decided that the smell was quite nice. As the hand gel comes in a small bottle it's perfect for carrying in a small bag or even a pocket which means it can be taken wherever you go. I always keep mine in my handbag just in case it's needed when we are out. The small bottle should last for 100 applications which I thought was really good.

          Overall Opinion
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          I think this is a great product, and the small bottle means its perfect for taking everywhere you go. As the bottle is made from plastic it means that it's also very light to carry and it is also less likely to break as well. The hand gel is really easy to use and leaves hands feeling clean and fresh. It's also a great relief to know that the hand gel kills 99.9% of bacteria which helps to prevent colds and viruses from spreading. I would definitely recommend this product to others as its kind to your skin and does a great job of keeping them clean and bacteria free. In terms of value I think the product is very reasonable, especially as it's currently on offer for just £1.00. I personally think this is a must have for any handbag.



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            23.04.2013 18:54

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            Carex hand gel works

            I first decided to buy Carex hand gel, because i have a high pressured job and i absolutely cannot afford to take time of work because of getting sick, and as i commute to work, its the perfect place to catch a nasty germ.
            Perfect because its really small and can fit in bag and takes up no room whatsoever, Also the product doesn't seem to dry out my hands like every other hand gel.

            You simply squeeze a little bit of this onto your hands, rub your hands together and in seconds you have killed 99.9% of bacteria on your hands.

            Overall i cant live without this now, its Small, smells great, it's efficient and great and cheap, i would definitely recommend this product to anyone that commutes a lot, or just hates the thought of being sick again. There are no negatives in my opinion

            Overall i would give it 5/5 stars

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            23.02.2013 23:50
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            Great cheap gel

            What Carex promises, their hand gel kills 99.9% of bacteria as well as being sensitive to your hands.

            Carex's intent.....
            Whilst your on the go to clean hands thoroughly. It has proven protection as well at treating sensitive hands.
            Kills 99.9% of bacteria in seconds.

            Why I wanted it....
            I wanted it because I work in the care sector and having germs free hands is a really big thing, and other gels dry my skin out.

            Packaging.....
            The packaging is simple, it's just a little plastic bottle with a pump lid. It has 2 stickers, one on the front to advertise what it is and one on the back with the instructions.

            The ingredients...
            Alcohol denat,
            Glycerin,
            Aqua,
            Carbomer,
            Aminomethyl propanol,
            Benzophenone-1,
            Parfum.

            The senses.......
            The hand gel has a really strong smell of alcohol but this goes away after it has absorbed and just smells clean.
            Looks just like gel, that is see through.
            Feels quite watery, but easy to rub in.

            How to apply,
            Squirt 2-3 pumps of gel onto your hands, rub in to the palms and back if the hands thoroughly.
            Wait until dry.

            Availability......
            You can get this from big supermarkets and most shops, not too sure about online.

            Price...
            The price ranges from at least £1 up.

            My story....
            Working in the care sector I need to clean my hands often and quickly, this is perfect for me, it's compact enough to put in my pocket and quick enough to use when I don't have much time or enough time to fully wash my hands. I have found with a lot of gels, they strip my skin of hydration andthey get dried out and crack, carex is by far the best sensitive gel I have used.

            Advantages....
            This gel last me a while and I disinfect my hands quit a lot.
            It's a very cheap hand gel.
            I like the fact that you can carry it around with you and use when needed.
            The after smell smells lovely!

            Disadvantages.....
            I don't think it has any.

            Summary....
            All round great sensitive cheap hand gel.

            Would I recommend?
            Without a doubt as its quick and simple to use.

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              14.12.2012 16:34
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              Handy travel size to pop into your handbag/bag.

              Product: Carex Hand Gel Sensitive

              From: Boots

              Size: 50ml

              Price: £1.00


              I always have a bottle of Carex Hand Gel Sensitive in my Handbag, I use public transport to travel in and out to work so this comes in very handy. I work in a hospital so making sure my hands are clean and I ensure good hand hygiene is extremely impoortant to me.

              I chose the Carex Hand Gel Sensitive as I have sensitive skin, this works a treat on my sensitive skin and suits it perfectly without any irritations whatsoever.

              Carex Hand Gel Sensitive gives you clean hands without the need to use water and kills 99.9% of bacteria. It's perfect for use on the go when you're unable to wash your hands properly with soap and water.

              I bought the Hand Gel for £1.00 from my local Boots store. I feel that the price is reasonable and is just the same price as many other branded hand gels out there from other stores. The product lasts me at least a few months or so which makes it purse friendly.

              The hand gel is packaged in a small travel sized plastic bottle which is see through so you can clearly see the gel inside. The Logo is on a small sticker at the front of the bottle and all other relevant information is placed on a small sticker at the back of the bottle. There is a lid on top of the bottle which when pulled off reveals a dispenser which you simply push down to release the product.

              I feel that the gel cleans my skin really well, the smell is pleasant and the gel drys extremely quickly.

              A 5/5 star rating for me and definitely a product which I will be buying time and time again.

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              An essential for any handbag.

              I have had a bottle of carex sensitive hand gel in my handbag for as long as I can remember. It is a really useful product that I like to carry round, especially because I work with children and you never know what kind of mess they might get into.

              I first bought the gel a while ago on a shopping trip to Wilkinsons, I picked it up from a barrier by the till thinking it might prove useful. I put it in my handbag and forgot about it for a while until I poured a cup of coffee all over my car and myself. I had enough tissues to wipe up the majority of the mess but nothing to clean my hands with and so found the anti-bacterial gel which did the job nicely. I've been using it regularly ever since.

              The gel comes in a small, clear plastic bottle which contains 50ml of the product. It has the brand name and a little information on the front and back. It also has a clear plastic lid and push down applicator through which you can release the product. The design is functional, not especially exciting for it doesn't really need to be for this kind of product. My only real issue is that the lid is not totally secure, comes off a lot in my bag and either wets the lining or gets fluff inside the bottle. This isn't great and has meant that I now store it inside a smaller bag and then inside my handbag - not the most practical thing for quick hand cleaning.

              The product looks and feels like a wet hair gel, it is very light and clear. It is quite wet and slips about your hand if you move too much before rubbing it in, this can be a slight problem (especially with children) though once you've got the hang of it you're fine. Once you've rubbed the gel in it dries really quickly and leaves your hands feeling and smelling clean and fresh. I do think, although it is sensitive, that it dries my hands out a little bit and I often need to apply moisturiser a little later to get them feeling smooth and soft again. That said, this is an invaluable product when out and about so I can put up with slightly dry skin.

              This little bottle cost me roughly 90p and it has lasted me for absolutely ages (I'm still only half way through). I don't tend to use it that regularly, probably 1 to 2 times a week depending on how messy I am. It's nice to know I have it in my handbag for emergencies (and public toilets!) and is really useful on a flight (handily under 100ml).

              Overall, I love this product and find it is an invaluable part of my handbag kit with which I tackle daily life.

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              09.04.2012 14:30
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              Handy item

              When my children were born I was always very careful about the spread of germs and kept bottles of this all around the house. Our house also has a lot of animals and I believe you should sanitise your hands after stroking and handling animal I mean dogs roll around outside in the muck and it's not asd if they get a wash everyday like we do.

              The carex website states "This Sensitive Hand Gel uses the historic antibacterial effect of alcohol to powerfully fight germs that come into contact with your hands, whilst still treating your sensitive skin as gently as possible. Thankfully, our Experts have created an answer that works wonders. Perfect for little, inquisitive fingers, and just as good for more mature skin in need of a little sensitivity, this is a quick drying must-have for all trips away from home. It kills 99.9% of all bacteria you might come across, all in harmony with your skin's natural defences, and in an easy to carry size."

              I bought a few bottles of this just before my second baby was born and I think they cost about 69p each at the time which I don't think is a bad price and it stops you needing to go to the kitchen or bathroom and having to wash your hands all the time. The gel comes in a small soft plastic bottle which is see through, the lid is the dispenser and you simply push down on the pump to administer the product.

              The gel is easy to get out of the bottle and the bottle doesn't over dispense the product which is good as you really don't need more than one squirt to cover your whole hands. The gel contains "cohol denat, aqua, glycerin, carbomer, parfum, aminomethyl propanol" The only issue I have with this gel is the smell as it really does smell of alcohol although the smell does go after a minute or two so you can oput up with it. My hands feel clean after using this and it is a great little size to have discretekly around your house or even in your pocket or handbag.

              I have contact dermatitus and I am quite surprised that the alcohol in this gel doesn't really dry my hands oput although that could also be to do with the amount of times I moisturise my hands. I am now a carer as a profession and I now carry a bottle of this around with me at all times, I think it is a great product as if I finish with one resident and another wants help I have a way of cleaning on my hands on my persons rather than having to go and wash them before dealing with the next person. I give this product 4 stars and it is only the smell which lets it down.

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              A good brand of gel.

              When I go fishing I like to take a hand gel with me so that my hands are cleaner and to make sure that when I eat food, I don't pass germs into my mouth while eating. I find the gels are a good price for the length of time they last for me to use for fishing and for at home.

              This gel is a good brand, the bottle is plastic and the bottle is quite small and only 50ml. it usually costs around £1.50, depending where it is bought. Supermarkets stock this gel and most good chemists. It is a pump dispenser and a clear gel. it is easy to just press the pump to pump the gel from the bottle.

              The gel has a clinical smell to it, one that I do find not a bad smell at all. Only a couple of pumps onto the hands is enough to clean the hands. It feels wet once applied but it does dry in a couple of seconds. Means I don't have to wait too long to carry on doing what I need to do after applying it.

              I just rub it between my fingers to make sure they are clean, the couple of pumps is enough to fully cover my hands. I have big hands and so for someone with smaller hands, maybe just one pump may be enough to cleanse them but for myself I need at least 2.

              The gel kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria on the skin. It is for sensitive skin. So if you have sensitive skin this one would be more suitable than the other gels of Carex hand gels. I haven't got sensitive skin and so can't comment if it is good for this kind of skin or not. The gel is soft but not runny. It is a smooth gel and easy to massage into the hands. It isn't a sticky or tacky gel once it has dried. My hands just feel the same as before I used the gel with no residue on my hands.

              The size of the bottle is good because it means I can keep it in my pocket while fishing. Means it doesn't weigh nothing and not bulky. It works to kills germs and give me peace of mind that my hands are perfectly clean before I eat my food.

              You never know when you may need to use a gel to clean your hands if you are a person who may be ill and catch germs a little more than a healthy person. This gel is a good quality. It dries in a fast time and most of all it keeps my hands as germ free as they possible could be before eating. It hasn't dried my skin or caused any rashes etc.

              I will keep on buying this gel because I like the fast drying time and the price and the size of the bottle. The bottle is a good handy size for travelling. I never go fishing without a bottle of hand gel.

              I rate it 5 stars.

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                I've been using a Hand Gel for a couple of years now. I'm not brand specific and just pick up a bottle of whatever is on offer. I usually went for a scented Gel, but I

                This comes in a 50ml bottle so an ok size to pop into your bag - or pocket perhaps. I carry a bottle of this around in my work bag.

                Just squeeze this bottle to get a bit of this out. This seems to come out in a quite runny Gel but it doesn't seem to be too runny and you can rub this in quickly and easy enough. Once this has been rubbed in then it dries quick enough and although at first this seems to be a little bit sticky feeling this goes away quickly.

                The good thing about this Gel is that you can use it to clean your hands without needing any Water and it is designed to kill over 99% of Bacteria so these Gels are a convenient and easy way to freshen up while out and about. You only need a tiny little blob of this to cover your hands from back and front.

                I was expecting this to be unscented with it being sensitive but there is a slight chemical smell to this. It isn't a bad scent but it smells clean and just a fresh sort of scent.

                I paid £1.19 for this bottle and I got this one out of my local branch of Savers. I know this is a bit more expensive than other makes but it is a brand make.

                A good Hand Gel and I that I will continue to use.

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                22.03.2012 11:39
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                A great hand product for on the go

                With 3 children I always find we pick up any bug and then just as one of us is finally getting rid of it the next person seems to catch it so I like to try anything I can to prevent us picking these illnesses up. Also I like to use this after changing their nappies on both our hands just to be safe.

                **The product**
                This gel is designed to kill 99.9 % of bacteria which keeps your hands nice and clean.
                It works with a pump action so you simply press the top to dispense the liquid inside no fuss and no mess which is great. This is very easy to do as my children can do it by themselves although I do not tend to let them as they always squeeze too much out. When I use the product I find you only have to press gently and the product comes out slowly meaning no waste and just the right amount of product.

                **Using the gel **
                When it hits your hands it is not quite liquid rather jelly feeling but as you start to rub it around your hands it makes them damp and you can feel it beginning to clean you need to make sure you cover all of your hands especially between your fingers. You only need a small amount of this for it to cover all of your hands as a 10p size really stretches and rubs in well.

                Once applied to your hands it dries extremely quickly meaning no need for you to go out your way to dry your hands maybe a minute at the most and there is no sign of the product on your hands apart from them being clean of course so it is really practical for being out and about as it requires no water and no drying.
                There is a smell to it which is rather chemically or clinical but to be honest this is not over bearing and actually I really like the smell. Also I often use this just before we eat in a restaurant and there is no taste when I use it and then eat a sandwich or anything with my hands straight away yet because I used the gel it gives me peace of mind that all of our hands are clean.

                Another good thing about this is that although it is fast drying on your hands it does not dry your hands out it actually helps moisturise them which I think is fantastic another bonus of using this gel. It is extra sensitive to your hands as the name suggests and makes sure they are well looked after as well as well cleaned.

                **Summary**
                It only costs around £1.40 for a 50ml bottle which lasts me quite a while even with 5 of us using it and you can always pick it up on special offer so do shop around and stock up when you can. The bottle is transparent so you can see how much is remaining and it is a great product to carry around in your hand bag so always accessible and because the bottle is so small you can easily carry it around without it taking up too much room. Overall this is fantastic although it does not stop us getting the cold flu etc it sure helps give me peace of mind and I am sure it does have some effect in helping keep them away. It is always nice to know with young children as you never know what germs are around.

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                08.02.2012 20:08
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                A decent hand gel, but it left my hands feeling even more dry than before.

                I do sometimes use the underground a lot, and have constantly cringed at the amount of germs going around...you touch a pole that everyone has touched, sneezed on, and wipe goodness knows what onto...then you use your mobile phone for instance to give your friend a call or you decide to apply some foundation with your fingers... I own a few hand sanitisers, but not long ago I lost mine and when I was shopping in a medium sized Boots, I decided to just pick up a new one before I forgot. The range wasn't very big, and but I opted for the sensitive hand gel by Carex since my hands are a little dry in the winter.

                ~~Product Description~~
                (carex.co.uk) This Sensitive Hand Gel uses the historic antibacterial effect of alcohol to powerfully fight germs that come into contact with your hands, whilst still treating your sensitive skin as gently as possible.
                Gentle on sensitive skin: Thankfully, our Experts have created an answer that works wonders. Perfect for little, inquisitive fingers, and just as good for more mature skin in need of a little sensitivity, this is a quick drying must-have for all trips away from home. It kills 99.9% of all bacteria you might come across, all in harmony with your skin's natural defences, and in an easy to carry size.

                ~~Current Price & Additional Information~~
                I bought this for over a pound, but Boots are actually selling this at £0.70 right now - Half the price of the original 50ml squirt bottle.

                ~~Ingredients~~
                Alcohol denat, aqua, glycerin, carbomer, parfum, aminomethyl propanol.

                ~~Packaging~~
                It comes in a 11-12cm tall see-through bottle with a nice, handy dispenser that you just press down to pump the gel out.

                ~~My Thoughts~~
                When choosing this, I was a bit scared about how drying the alcohol would be, but I liked the ingredients better and that it was more gentle than the other sanitisers from the same brand.

                I really liked the dispenser and found one pump was enough to cover both my hands nicely. The size was great for carrying and very simple looking. It made my hands feel pretty clean afterwards.

                What I really didn't like was that it was pretty drying for my skin. I'd tried sanitisers that had the same abilities as this Carex one, but didn't use alcohol before and I guess I was a little spoilt. My other sanitisers are comparably harder to find and aren't stocked by Boots/supermarkets either; these have never dried out my hands at all. The alcoholic smell is really strong when you first put this on and since alcohol is a prime ingredient, it disappears very quickly once you rub it into the skin. You can smell the perfume once the alcoholic smell has faded.

                ~~Overall~~
                I don't mind putting extra moisturiser onto my hands after using this gel, but I wouldn't repurchase it. I think it's a pretty decent hand gel for most people, but even though my skin isn't irritated or broken, it does leaves my hands feeling rather dry from the alcohol! I'll most likely try and look for more gentle alternatives even if it means paying more. I'd give this 3.5 stars! :)

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                great for sensitive skin!

                I like to keep an antibacterial hand gel in my handbag for any little emergencies where I need to wash my hands and can't get to a sink to wash them, and also when we are camping in summer it comes in really handy. I have used lots of different hand gels, but because I have sensitive skin some of them dried my hands up and some others even gave my hands a burning sensation that was really annoying and uncomfortable.

                I decided to buy Carex Hand Gel- Sensitive as it was the first hand gel I had ever seen that was made for sensitive skin, I picked up a little bottle in Superdrug for around £1.50 for 50ml, this is quite a lot to pay for such a small little bottle, it advertises that it lasts 100 applications, but mine lasted about 70 or so I would guess, it definitely wasn't 100, however in my opinion 70 applications for £1.50 is quite a good price for me.

                Carex Hand Gel- Sensitive comes in a small 50ml bottle and is really easy to carry about and store as it is compact.

                The best thing about Carex Hand Gel- Sensitive is that it actually is mild enough to use on sensitive skin, I have not had any reaction to it since I started using it, and it has also not dried out my skin yet and I have been using this for about 4 months, this is a great result for me as some other hand gels have left me with dry, stingy hands.

                Also Carex Hand Gel -Sensitive is applied really easily, you just squirt a little bit onto your hand from the bottle and rub it in thoroughly. It isn't too wet or messy and it dries quicker than most of the other hand gels that I have used.

                I think that this is a fantastic hand gel and really handy to have in my handbag and to bring on camping trips. It is gentle to sensitive skin and it quick drying and also good value for money. Overall I would give Carex Hand Gel- Sensitive 5 out of 5 stars.

                This hand gel claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria.

                *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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                  20.12.2011 11:21
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                  a must have

                  To be honest I was never one for hand sanitisers, didnt really know what they were, until my daughter was born. Then I turned into the most germ-phobic person around lol. Because my daughter was early and tiny, I wanted to protect her from all germs. I saw the carex hand sanitiser on offer at Asda for £1 (it usually retails for approx £1.80) and thought it was a fab idea.

                  There are a few versions of this gel - sensitive, aloe vera, moisturising etc. They are usually on offer at £1 in most supermarkets, so I tend to stock up on a few.

                  The bottle is small, easily fits into your hand, so it is very easy to carry in a pocket, handbag or glovebox of your car. It has a plastic lid which you remove to use the gel, and has a pump lid underneath so you can be sure that unless you're pumping it out, it isn't going to come out or leak. The bottle is transparent which is handy as you know how much you have left. The bottle is 50ml, plain packaging just really a small picture and the logo. It claims to have 100 applications per bottle and be fast drying It also claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria without the need for water.

                  I am a huge Dettol fan which also kills 99.9% of bacteria, so when I heard that the hand sanitiser did the same, I was overjoyed. It meant I could disinfect on the go! The hand gel is suitable for use by everyone, but it does give warnings to not get into contact with broken or irritated skin, or eyes and that if irritation occurs you should stop using it immediately. I have quite sensitive skin, particularly my hands, which is why I chose the sensitive one. It is also ideal for my daughter's delicate skin (she's now 2).

                  To use, you simply pump out the required amount and rub through your hands thoroughly. It has a strong scent at first, which is not unpleasant but very strong. As soon as it is rubbed in though, the scent disappears. If you smell your hands there will be a pleasant subtle scent, but nothing like the initial smell. It dries almost immediately which is perfect for when you're on the move.

                  I find this product exceptionally useful. I tend to use it a lot - whenever me or my daughter use a public bathroom for example, or when we are eating out. As we all know, toddlers like to touch everything, so I keep a bottle in my handbag, her backpack and the car just in case!

                  5/5 from me!

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                  Based on the gels used in hospitals to help prevent the spread of superbugs Carex Hand Gels kill 99 / 9% of bacteria, are instant drying and also contain moisturisers to help keep your hands soft / Used without the need for water they are ideal products to use when you are out and about /