Product Type: Carex Hand & Nail Care
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Carex Handwash Strawberry Laces
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Carex Handwash Strawberry Laces
Advantages: Easily dispensed, lathers nicely
Disadvantages: Smell a little artificial perhaps
I do a lot of cooking, so naturally I like to make sure that I begin with clean hands, as well as obviously washing my hands between handling raw and cooked items. I prefer not to use soap as I find it leaves soapy smears all over my stainless steel sink, so I tend to use pump action handwashes. I tend to just buy whatever brand happens to be on offer, or has an appealing scent, and when I saw this Carex Strawberry Laces, on sale in Tesco at just 90p for 250ml, named after a favourite childhood sweet, and a gorgeous vibrant pink in colour, I knew this was the product to grace my kitchen sink! The fact that the bottle claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria doesn't hurt either.
I'm not going to go into an awful lot of detail about the packaging, after all there is an excellent picture of the product above the review. However, I did find the pump action dispenser very handy, though, as usual, it took me a second to figure out how to turn it to open, as I never can read the writing embossed into the plastic. The pack also advises that there is also a chocolate orange hand wash in the same sweet treats range, but I can't say I noticed it on the shelves.
Pushing down the pump dispenses a small amount of the pretty pink gel into my palm. Personally, whilst I think one squirt might be enough for little hands, I like to use two for mine, just to make sure I'm getting properly clean. Having a quick sniff, you really can smell the strawberries, it's a bit of an artificial strawberry smell rather than smelling natural, but then I suppose it is based on the sweet so a good match really. The gel is quite thick, not really runny at all, and lathers up really nicely into a bit of a white froth, which rinses off easily leaving my hands clean and delicately scented. The scent lasts for perhaps half an hour (unless I chop something strong smelling) and I've never had an issue with it transferring to food I'm preparing. Best of all, no white soap marks around my sink.
A bottle of this lasts me around 3/4 weeks. Given that this is by the kitchen sink and is used easily 10 times a day by me, never mind everyone else in the house at mealtimes, or on coming in from outside, I think this is a fair amount of time. I don't know if I'll buy this particular one again - I did find it very pleasant, but it does depend on whats on offer at the time, and I also rather want to keep an eye out for the chocolate orange flavour!
Summary: Good value when purchased on offer
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