Product Type: Carex Hand & Nail Care
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Carex Handwash Strawberry Laces
Member Name: angelboouk
Carex Handwash Strawberry Laces
Advantages: smell, fun, packaging, lasts well
Disadvantages: not very moisturising
~Carex Hand Wash~
Carex is a range of hand washes offered by Cussons. They recently released a range of hand washes which are aimed at families. As well as the Chocolate Orange release, there is also a hand wash which replicates the scent of Strawberry Laces!
The Strawberry Laces hand wash contains an advanced formula which rids your hands of 99.9% of bacteria in seconds. This hand wash is enriched with added moisturisers and is dermatologically tested. It is said to support the skin's natural antibacterial defenses and be family friendly.
This hand wash is presented in a clear, curved edge bottle with a pump dispenser. To compliment the Strawberry Laces title, there is a picture of strawberry laces and the actual hand washing liquid is pink! After you are finished with this hand wash, the bottle can be recycled. This product has a 18 month shelf life.
~Price and Availability~
Strawberry Laces hand wash can be bought in supermarkets and other highstreet stores. A 250ml bottle retails around £1.80 and is currently on a '2 for £2.00' offer at Tesco.
We go through a lot of hand wash in our home due to me having a slight OCD about dirty hands or sticky hands. Luckily my boy is a clean boy and always has been but a good stock of hand wash is needed to keep me happy and also for anyone using after going to the toilet or handling food. I don't normally buy Carex as I haven't been overly impressed with any of their other offerings.
I couldn't resist trying this hand wash though as I love the smell of strawberry laces. I believe I paid £1.00 for my bottle a few weeks ago at the supermarket and it has resided in our bathroom since I brought it home. The packaging is nothing special but perfectly functional. We haven't had any issues with the pump dispenser and even our four year old son can use it without any help.
I can see how this would appeal to both children and adults and it is definitely a good way of encouraging children to wash their hands. The hand wash itself has a gloopy, liquidy consistency and only one or two pumps is required per use which makes this a long lasting hand wash. It states on the bottle to wash your hands with this hand wash and warm water for at least 15 seconds - I don't time but do give my hands a right good wash each time!
This hand wash lathers up well and when mixed with warm water it offers a soft, creamy lather. The scent of strawberry laces isn't overpowering or sickly but smells absoutely gorgeous and decadently sweet. It brings back memories for me and my son is fan of the scent despite not liking fruity sweets in general. It is a fun scent which is much more pleasant than some of the other scents that Carex offer.
The lather rinses well and my hands are left clean and refreshed. A subtle, sweet aroma lingers on my hands for a short while. I am no scientist but I will take the promise of 99.9% bacteria being removed as being correct. I can rest assured that my hands are left in a hygenic state after each wash. I have quite dry, sensitive hands and whilst I haven't experienced any reaction to using this hand wash, my hands are not left feeling moisturised. I still need to apply some hand lotion or hand cream after each wash or my hands feel a tad on the tight side. My sons hands remain soft though.
Overall I like this hand wash. My son finds it fun to use and that is important for me as it encourages and reminds him to clean his hands after going to the toilet. It definitely lacks moisturising agents in my opinion so this claim isn't satisfied. Our bottle is lasting well and it has worked out good value for money.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a treat for the family
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