Product Type: Carex Hand & Nail Care
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The handwash for the inner child whatever the age
Carex Strawberry Laces Hand Wash
Member Name: timetoshine
Carex Strawberry Laces Hand Wash
Advantages: Great smell and colour, very family friendly
Disadvantages: Sticky, but once washed off less of a problem
This Carex hand wash is part of their family favourite fragrance range, a fun alliterated title to say in itself. That is what this range is all about though, having fun, and turning something as humdrum as handwash into a memorable moment. The Strawberry Laces flavour is a delightful product to use for many reasons and this is why I would recommend it. I first tried it around a friend's house and visibly enjoyed it so much that they bought me one of my own!
1) The smell - strawberry laces is the perfect flavour to remind you of your childhood. It really appeals to the senses and is strong enough to enjoy. Also, it stays around for quite a long time, which gives you the chance to enjoy it over and over again. Importantly, it does not overly smell artificial or of chemicals, like many synthetic fruit products. This means that it is a welcome change from the pretentious flavours of many bathroom products such as aloe vera and buttermilk. You will be transported back to sweetshop memories, believe it or not, because it might not seem like much, but I have been motivated to review it after all. However, I should say that they cheekily put a picture of a strawberry on the front of the packaging alongside a stream of laces. Now, from the ingredients list I cannot see any actual fruit content (unsurprisingly), and I thought this was against fair description rules. But I will let it go for now because it tastes like strawberry laces.
2) The colour - This is a beautiful pinky purple colour, which is in many shades under the contours of the bottle. This makes it a bright and cheerful addition to your bathroom.
3) Family-friendly - Whilst this may not be the use that I (or possibly you) might use the hand wash, it would be great for families. I have already mentioned the smell and the colour, which would definitely appeal. Indeed, this is supported by the background of the product. Carex wanted to develop a child-friendly range and so collaborated with fragrance experts and children from the Manchester East Didsbury School. The strawberry laces flavour came second in a poll of kids, beaten only by chocolate orange. That is another great flavour that I would definitely recommend. Their research is elaborated more fully on their website at http://www.carex.co.uk if you go to their /news-events/2010/nov/choco-orange-could-make-life -sweeter-kids-hygiene-0 section. It showed showed that of the children they surveyed '8 out of 10 said they would like a handwash which smelled of their favourite scent'. Just make sure they do not drink it because the cap is loosened easily and it even tempted me!
4) Everything you would expect from a handwash - I find that soaps dry my skin far too much so I use these types of hand washes regularly for my hands. It is anti-bacterial and kills 99% of bacteria, though nobody seems to ever deal with the other one percent. It has added moisturisers for your hands, though it was unexpectedly sticky rather than the smooth hand washes to which I am accustomed.
Summary: You will be smelling your hands for a long time after washing them
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