Product Type: Carex Hand & Nail Care
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Carex Hand Gel with Aloe Vera
Member Name: stebiz
Carex Hand Gel with Aloe Vera
Date: 04/04/12, updated on 04/04/12 (76 review reads)
Advantages: Feel Clean, Kills Bacteria
Disadvantages: Smells strong
If I'm totally honest I do suffer a bit from OCD. In fact I'm actually seeing a pysychotherapist about it. I think it's only fair to say so. before writing the review.
For this reason I do use an awful lot of hand gel. Many different makes and probably go through a couple of containers a week. I have also noticed in recent years, a lot more colours and scents coming onto the market.
This particular gel is an ethanol-based hand rub with high alcohol content. Ethanol is known to be effective against most bacteria such as S.aureus, E.coli. It is also boasts to kill some viruses. One of its most proudest claims is that it kills 99.9% of bacteria with 15 seconds.
This appears to be mainly due to the high alcohol content. The higher the alcohol the more effective it is, at killing bacteria. This is why it is used in hospitals. However scientists are also keen to point out, that although this is the case, the ethanol dries out so fast, that within seconds your hands are 'prone to re-infection' although feeling cool and fresh. Carex hand gels also contain glycerin, a widely used skin conditioner, which is meant to keep the skin feel soft & moisturised.
Through my experience I think the smell is quite strong. The alcohol being quite strong, is overpowering, and I even had one guy ask when I was in a group 'who'd been to the pub'. So certainly one to put on away from company or disguise by putting a bit of aftershave/perfume on.
Does it kill bacteria/virus's? I can only say that I am very seldom sick (thank God). Never had the runs for years and had only a couple of colds. Is this down to the gel. and keeping the germs at bay. Who knows? This is exactly the reason that people like myself become slightly 'addicted' to cleaning their hands. You kind of convince yourself that it is the hygeine that is keeping the bugs at bay, when in fact it may just be down to fortune.
I can say it is good to my hands. Bearing in mind how much I use, they do not get too cracked or rough. But at 99p a container, and with the help of my counsellor I'm hoping I'll becom less reliant on it.
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Summary: Nice for reassurance
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