Product Type: Carex Hand & Nail Care
Newest Review: ... by far my favourite. The Product: The gel I am reviewing is a 50ml version of Carex Aloe Vera hand gel. I picked mine up in Boots at an i... more
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Carex Hand Gel with Aloe Vera
Member Name: xxlucexx
Carex Hand Gel with Aloe Vera
Advantages: perfectly sized, instantly dries, great smell.
Clean hands, No water.
I find these gels extremely useful and I rarely go out without one in my handbag. This is mainly thanks to an article which I read in the New York Times a while ago about the amount of harmful bacteria that lies on public door handles, railings, ticket machines etc. I am not overly paranoid about germs however if I am gong to eat or if I know I have touched something which didn't look sparkling then I have to wash my hands. Gels like these are perfect for my lifestyle, on the go they are just what I need to rid my hands of germs without having to find a bathroom.
I have tried many of these gels before and before this one I had never found one which I genuinely liked using. In the past I have only found gels that smell really bad after use, like chemically bad. I tried a strawberry scented one to try and avoid this however it just did not smell like strawberries at all.
I first came across this gel when I was in Boots at Heathrow Airport. I needed some for my travels and got some thinking that the Aloe Vera smell could not be worse than anything I had tried before so I thought I would give Carex a go. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised, the gel was a LOT nicer than anything I had ever smelt before.
The gel came in a 50ml bottle which is the perfect handbag size. The gel is a pale green colour and is the perfect consistency. The bottle has a pump applicator which gives you the perfect amount of gel in one pump. I really like this applicator as even though it has a protector, without this it would still be very difficult to accidentally waste some of the gel. The bottle is the perfect size to fit in the palm of your hand.
The gel itself dries instantly and leaves no sticky residue which is great. The gel leaves hands feeling soft also. The scent is what really sells this product to me. It has a very natural Aloe Vera smell which is in no way overpowering. It genuinely makes your hands smell nice and it lasts for quite a while. It is the only hand gel which I have found that I genuinely like smell of which for me is the main reason I will be buying it again.
Overall I really like this product and would definitely recommend it. It is ideal for kids too as it gentle to the skin and doesn't smell harsh at all. The gel kills 99.9% of bacteria which I think is reassuring as in today's society there are a lot of germs flying about. I took this gel to New York City with me and literally used it every 2 minutes (especially on the subway!). I love how quick the gel dries and how refreshed your hands feel afterwards.
According to the bottle there are 100 applications per bottle which I think is good value. I seem to have been using mine all summer and it still hasn't run out! You can buy the Carex Hand Gel Aloe Vera from most supermarkets and pharmacies for about £2-£3. I think that it is definitely a worthwhile buy for anyone, any age!
Thank you for reading!
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Summary: A pleasant smelling hand gel.
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