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Carex Splash Hand wash is a liquid soap I buy now and again for my daughter really, as it is to encourage her to wash her hands more often. She is taken in by the fact that this is her “special” hand wash (her’s alone) as it has a happy picture on the front of a little smiling penguin (she loves penguins). The last bottle I bought though had a picture of a dolphin and I thought there might have been complaints but she liked that one just as much as the others.
This costs me 89p from Home Bargains and it is aimed at children though me and her dad both use it too. I have been buying this now for over a year and a half though I have noticed that it is getting harder to find it in the shops these days.
The hand wash comes with a pump dispenser and it is a clear gel like substance which lathers up well on damp hands. It rinses off well and leaves no sticky residue and it has a very delicate lemon fresh smell to it.
My daughter suffer from eczema, though she is able to use this as it is suitable for even the most sensitive of skins. It is very child friendly and I have one little girl who absolutely loves this! I suggest that if you have a little one who is not partial to washing their hands as often as they should, to try this out!
This product is one that I've always seen at primary school and places like that and such and I'm not going to lie and say that I don't like it because it is very good and get's the job done very good.
The packing is great and reminds me a lot of my childhood because again like I said I used this product mostly in primary school. I think the packing so good because it represent that it is safe and is doing good things. By having a loveable penguin at the front makes the product look very friendly and able to clearly see that it is okay to use and such.
The product is meant to be able to wash off the grime and bacteria of your hand well which off course that's it's main purpose considering it is a hand wash and I feel as though it does the job well and whenever I use this product my hands feel instantly clean and clear again. The product become soapy really quickly which is great because some hand wash's that I have used in the past doesn't become soapy at all which makes you question whether it is actually doing something to your hands or not. In addition to this it has a scent to it but it is not an overpowering one and it just smells really clean. I think this is great considering it is promoted to children because scented soaps can often make children even try to eat the product.
I like to have anti bacterial handwash in the downstairs loo and the kitchen. the downstairs loo because that is where the grandkids wash their hands and the kitchen because of food preparation.
This is a nice one as it is for sensitive skins and one of my grandchildren has a tendency to eczema so we do have to be careful with her.
It has a nice picture of an animal on the front sometimes a dolphin and sometimes a penguin , not seen any others but there may be others and the kids like that.
This is a clear gel and smells freshly pleasant and slightly citrus like.You don't get a huge amount of lather from one pump push but enough to clean my hands well.
I don't know why but I have had issues sourcing this recently and so not sure if it is still around - Amazon say it is out of stock.
A good hand wash for kids and sensitive hands although it isn't moisturising and I find I need to apply hand cream after washing my hands to keep them from drying out.
As a Mum, my main aim in life is protect my family any way I can. One way I can safeguard their well-being and protect them from germs and the like, is to use antibacterial products wherever possible. I'm not fussy which ones as a rule, as long as they do the job. My review discusses my thoughts about Carex Splash, from Cussons, of which I have several bottles currently stashed away under my sink.
Cussons was a household name when I was growing up, but we didn't have antibac' products then and it never did me any harm (gosh, I sound like my Mother). We were lucky enough to use Pears soap (if Mum was particularly flush that week) or Imperial Leather (the one with the sticker), from the aforementioned Cussons. The problem with those was they weren't particularly hygienic and always turned to mush if you didn't let them dry between uses. Cue today, where we have hand wash gels with emollient, sensitive and antibacterial properties; my poor old Granddad would be turning in his grave calling us all Namby Pamby's, bless him.
The picture above is for the 300ml bottle, but mine is a 250ml size. The shape of the bottle on mine is the familiar square shape with softened edges that we all will instantly recognise. Whereas the bottle above is transparent, mine is a semi opaque white, but it still enables you to see the product inside, and when it's about to run out. The Carex branding is situated right in the middle of the front, with the Splash name underneath. As you may have gathered from the Splash name, this product is aimed at children, and there are two fun designs in the range, we have both. The first has a cute little penguin fishing, and the other features a dolphin or a rather friendly looking shark, depending on your opinion, the jury is out for deliberation :) Either way, the cute packaging appeals to me (43) as much as it does to my youngest (10).
The clear hand wash is as you would expect; gel like and quite viscous. The pump dispenses the correct amount for adult hands, although you could just press the pump lightly for a smaller quantity for little hands. The lather is quite sparse but I feel it cleanses our hands well. The fragrance is gentle and not too perfumed; it reminds me of lemons and a herb, possibly thyme, but it's a clean and fresh scent nonetheless. The hand wash is classed as being suitable for sensitive skin as one would expect from a children's product, but it does leave my hands feeling a little dry, there's certainly no emollient properties in this one. It's not a problem though, as you could use another product in the Carex range if you needed that specifically. I keep a bottle of this beside my kitchen sink, especially for use when handling raw meats etc., and general day to day use, and another in the bathroom, for obvious reasons. The semi opaque white bottle, with the translucent blue pump doesn't look out of place in either setting, and certainly looks quite appealing with the fun design on the front.
The main downfall to this product is that it's not more widely available in supermarkets and chemists like it used to be. This hand wash was the exclusive hand wash of choice when my youngest daughter was smaller; I tend now to use what's on the best promotion at the time. This is how I came to find this little gem again, I happened to see it an Amazon.co.uk of all places at a bargain price. It's quite expensive today (6.6.13), but keep an eye out as I purchased a package containing 6 units of this hand wash for a little over the price of one, and that included delivery; hence my reason for stocking up with a dozen of them, they should last us a while.
I highly recommend this Carex Splash hand wash; it's colour free, it's suitable for sensitive skins, it's antibacterial, it has cute packaging, and protects your family from bugs and germs. What more could you ask for?