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: cornishchic
Carex Hand Gel with Aloe Vera
Advantages: Cleans hands, easy to transport
Disadvantages: Strong smell to begin with
When my daughter was younger, one thing I always took around in her changing bag was hand gel so we could clean our hands whenever we need too, after changing her bum for example. It's something that I like to keep in my handbag now, you can never wash your hands too much to keep germs at bay. The hand gel I'm using at the moment is this Carex one.
Carex hand gel with aloe vera can be purchased from places such as Asda, Tesco and Boots and usually costs around the £1 mark.
The plastic see through bottle contains 50ml of the hand gel, it has all the relevant information and claims that it kills 99.9% of bacteria. There is a handy pump on the top of the bottle that is covered by a plastic lid to stop it 'going off' in your bag and covering the contents in gel (very handy!). The bottle being small means it is ideal to use on the move and would fit in most hand bags or even jeans pockets and such.
To use the hand gel you simply push on the pump and it dispenses the gel, the pump is easy to push and I find one squirt is adequate to get a good clean of both hands. When it comes out, the gel does have the normal strong alcohol smell to it, it is cold to the touch and has a gel like consistency. It doesn't stay like this for long, once you start working it over your hands the gel turns runny and the strong alcohol smell does start to disappear. It doesn't take much rubbing over your hands before it disappears entirely and leaves a fresh, clean scent on your hands. I find that it doesn't leave my hands dry like some other hand gels have done in the past, they feel nice and clean.
As for Carex claiming that the hand gel kills 99.9% of germs, I can't tell you if that is true or not, I don't have special germ seeing abilities! But it is reassuring to know that they do and you don't have to worry about carrying germs around after touching different surfaces.
I'd definitely recommend this aloe vera hand gel from Carex, although it's a small bottle, it lasts months as you only need to use one pump at a time. It cleans hands well and doesn't dry them out. The hand gel is well worth the £1 spent.
Summary: Lovely hand gel for handbags
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