I use a lot of different types of hand wash in my house as I much prefer it to using bars of soap as I find it far more hygienic. One of the ones in the Cussons range I bought a little while ago (which I won’t be buying again) is the Citrus Burst hand gel. This comes in the standard plastic pump dispenser bottle and cost me only just over £1 from Tesco when I bought it at the time.
The packaging is fine and it’s not so awful that I felt I had to transfer it into one of my own dispenser bottles and I was happy to leave this on the side of my bathroom sink. The gel is light green in colour and has a very strong citrus smell to it, which is what I was expecting, though I didn’t think it was going to be quite as strong smelling as it actually is. It lathers okay but not brilliantly, if I am completely honest and I found that I had to use slightly more of this liquid gel that I usually do.
It rinses off fine and leaves no sticky residue on my hands but I don’t like the fact that this gel soap is so very drying on my hands. My little girl was unable to use it as it really did affect the eczema she has on her hands and fingers and it seemed to irritate it quite a bit. My knuckles suffered a lot when I used this and I was forced to have to always use an intensive hand cream after I had used it. It is for these reasons that I chose not to buy another bottle.
Overall, nice smell and cleans well but just far too harsh on our skin.
I purchased the Citrus Burst handwash at the same time as I got the matching shower gel, otherwise, after using the shower gel I wouldnt have bothered.
The Imperial Leather handwashes are, like the shower gels sold in transparent coloured bottles. The colour of the bottles is matched to the name. So the Citrus Burst is in a lime green tone, with a clear pump action dispenser on the top. The bottles are strong and easy to use with the dispenser.
The Citrus Burst has lime oil and kiwi extract which is designed to be deep cleaning and fresh smelling. As with the shower gels these are supposed to be conditioning to skin and PH neutral
The handwash is a nice texture and consistency, it is smooth and quite thick. The fragrance is lovely and you can smell the kiwi and lime extracts. When you wash your hands the fragrance is strong and lasts for ages afterwards on your skin.
Again, as with the shower gel, there is little, or no lather, so I find I use quote a lot. The lack of lather always makes me feel as though it's not really cleaning my hands. After use I always need to apply a good handcream as it makes my skin feel dry and tight, and if I dont use the handcream I notice instantly how drying the soap is!
As mentioned I only purchased this as at the time the Imperial Leather range was on a £1 offer at Tesco. I would try another one, but not the Citrus Burst, it is simply too drying for my skin, and the lack of lather is dissapointing
I am a bit fussy about the liquid soap hand wash that I use in my kitchen. I like it to be effective of course but I also like it to have a scent that does not interfere when you are preparing food. Exotic floral bouquets have their place but not when you are taking a little taste of a dish to check the seasoning and a great waft hits your nose when you are expecting a savoury, meaty smell. So florals are out but I did spot Imperial Leather Citrus Burst the other day in Morrisons and as it was on special offer and promised a citrus scent, I decided to give it a try. The packaging is pleasant, a clear plastic bottle cleverly shaped to male it easy to hold, through which the pale green liquid shows with the Cussons Imperial leather crest on the front along with a small drawing of limes and kiwi fruit to show that it contains lime oils and kiwi extracts. It also states the it is naturally antibacterial which is a plus for something that will be used in a kitchen. On the reverse we are promised ?rich, fragrant and creamy lather? which will leave our hands supple and soft. The pump action is easy to use and dispenses about a 50 pence size of the pale green clear liquid onto the palm of your wet hand. It is not too runny and once the hands are rubbed together it does foam up a little but not very much. I then give my hands a good rub together and then rinse off. My Opinion. There is a smell of lime, which I like left, on your hands but I find this agreeable when used in the kitchen and not intrusive. It does get rid of fish, garlic and curry smells and leave my hands feeling clean but I cannot notice any improvement in my skin, maybe that is a little too much to expect. I would recommend this for use by the whole family as it dermatologically tested and pH skin friendly and I think men would like the fresh lime smell. I would certainly buy this again for use in the kitchen. I paid 1.00 ponds for 300 mL on special offer at Morrisons. Thanks for reading my review.
Imperial Leather is a really good brand and one which has been around for a very long time. I find this brand to be really reliable and I find the products are cheap to buy too and don't cost the earth to buy like some other brands around. This wash is one I hadn't bought before so I thought I would give it a go.
It comes in a transparent plastic bottle with the name very clearly on the front and so can easily be spotted on the shelf. It has a pump dispenser which I find very easy to press down to release the liquid onto my hands.
The liquid is fairly thick and rich and it has a smooth, soft texture. It has a really nice fragrance to it being a lime scent and a slight scent of kiwi. I think the lime scent is the dominant scent and the lime is the one which is more apparent. The kiwi is only very subtle but both fragrances I think work very well together to give a really pleasant smell.
I find I don't need much of the liquid to adequately wash my hands. Just one or two pumps at the most is well enough to create a lot of bubbles on the hands. This one is more of a gel feel than a creamy feel while washing the hands. It kind of just creates the bubbles and foam but I think it does lather up quite well for my liking.
It cleans the hands really well, it removes grease well, my hubby arrives home with greasy hands and finds this wash cuts well into the grease and removes it perfectly without having to wash the hands more than once. It just simply removes all traces of dirt from his dirty hands.
It contains lime and kiwi extracts and claims to include natural and gentle antibacterial ingredients.
I think it does a good job of cleaning the skin in the best way a wash can and we never really know if a product removes all bacterial and we have to trust the product that it is doing the job it claims to do. I think this one does a good job of removing bacteria in my opinion and I trust its claims.
I think it is a nice mild wash and not a harsh one. I find it hasn't irritated my sensitive skin or caused any rashes etc. it has also not caused any irritations to my grandchildren's delicate skins.
This wash smells really fresh and I can smell the fragrance on my hands a good while after washing them and so I think it also has a staying power smell on the skin for a good while after washing the hands.
I really like this hand wash. It does a really good job of cleaning the skin and it also leaves my hands feeling fairly soft too. It doesn't leave my skin feeling any drier than normal after washing with this wash so all good for my skin.
For a 300ml bottle it cost just £1 and I think for this price it is very good value for the money and well worth the price in my opinion. Is cheap enough and affordable for any budget and because you only need a small amount, a little does go a very long way.
I highly do recommend this hand wash if you are looking to buying a nice smelling wash which washes the hands really well and a gentle wash. I don't think you will be disappointed with the results from this one.
I will buy it again in the future and it is one I like the smell of and also the price of it.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I like to buy hand wash for both my kitchen and bathroom as having bars of soap around is quite annoying as they tend to leave scummy marks all over the place as it's hard these days to find a decent soap dish. So when I came across Cusson's Imperial Leather Citrus Burst Refreshing Hand Wash for just £1 I thought I'd give it a go and I haven't been disappointed.
The bottle is clear plastic and has a rather odd shape, it looks like one of the top corners has been amputated, but don't let that put you off, and the picture is that of a lime slice morphed into a kiwi slice with the tradtional Imperial Leather logo at the top. The reverse label has all the usual information about the ingredients and warnings about it coming in to contact with your eyes. The pump action dispenser is very good, you only have to press it a little bit for it to give you a generous amount of thick, intensely lime smelling gel, which when added to water produces a good lather which washes away quite easily. Once dried your hands are left with a lovely lime fresh smell on them, plus it doesn't seem to dry them out as much as some other hand washes do, perhaps that's due to the lime oil that it's made with. The kiwi extract also adds natural antibacterial elements to this handwash.
My only gripe about this proctuct, as with all pump dispensers, you have to remove the pump to get to use all the product. But that's just a minor flaw.
Overall a good pleasent smelling cheap product.
I decided to try out some new liquid handwash just because I was impressed with how many nice scents seemed to be available for the bargain price of £1 in Poundland. I usually buy a Carex one, just because I can usually find one that everyone in my family will like. I have some anti-bacterial products around the home, but on this occasion I was just looking for something that offers the normal sort of protection you get from washing your hands with any soap. I therefore chose the Imperial Leather Cirrus burst hand wash mainly because of it's lime and kiwi scent although it does claim to be made from naturally anti bacterial ingredients. It just doesn't carry the claim that it kills 99% of all germs that some products do.
The soap comes in a a bottle with a slightly unusual shape. It has one curved side and one that isn't except for a lip at the bottom. I suppose the idea is to make the bottle seem more elegant, but it doesn't really work that way for me. It is still made of plastic, with a pump dispenser on top so it doesn't look that much different from any other bottle apart from being lop sided. If I really wanted to make it look better I would have to pour the hand wash into one of the refillable soap bottles that I have, but to be honest this is usually a messy job and I can't be bothered! Most importantly the pump works well, and it doesn't dispense an avalanche of soap onto your hands which is sometimes the case with other products. The wash looks green in the bottle but it has only a hint of colour once on your hands.
Imperial Leather say that the hand wash will provide "a rich, fragrant and creamy lather" to gently gleanse my hands. This will leave them "healthy, supple and soft." The wash is supposed to be suitable for the whole family, and it has "a skin friendly pH rating."
I don't agree that the lather is actually rich or creamy. To me, while the soap does lather easily, the result is thin more than anything. I don't necessarily want to be sinking my hands in bubbles everytime I wash them but I didn't expect more from the product description. I would agree that it is fragrant though. I like the scent which is definitely fruity. It is more sweet than I expected, and reminds me of lime jelly at first. I would have liked it to be a bit more zesty because to me that would have made it a more refreshing aroma. The kiwi comes through later, and seems to be the dominant scent that I can detect once I have dried my hands. I like the combination of the two fruits in general and the fact the aroma is clean and fresh. It is perfect for a hand wash even if I would have prefered a bit less sweetness to the scent overall.
My skin does feel and look clean once I have used the handwash. A small blob is enough to deal even with garden dirt which seems to just melt away without much scrubbing required. I have not noticed that my hands are any softer - in fact I found that my skin seemed drier and tighter than normal after I had used this for a few days in a row. I don't normally find hand wash or soap at all drying to my skin, but when I stopped using this, the dryness quickly faded too so I do feel the two are connected. No one else in my family noticed the effect though, even my sister who has sensitive skin. None of them actually felt that their skin condition was improved by using the handwash, so even if it doesn't dry your skin out, I wouldn't recommend it for those who especialluy want a moisturising skin softening hand wash. Otherwise, I would recommend it as it costs only £1 if you buy it in a discount shop so it wouldn't break the bank to see if it suits your skin. The scent is fresh and pleasant and the addition of kiwi makes it a bit unusual. It cleans the skin perfectly too, which is the main thing! If you can't find it in a poundshop, you will pay around £1.60 for 300ml in the supermarkets.
[This review is also under my user name on Ciao.]
A hand wash product I've tried recently is this Imperial Leather Citrus Burst which I discovered after visiting a family member who had this in her kitchen. I thought the fragrance of the hand wash was so pleasing that I went and bought some for myself.
The product comes in a clear plastic bottle. This is an odd shape and it looks like one corner of the bottle has been bashed. I'm not certain what the brand are aiming for in the design but I find it rather pointless. The bottle is quite small and discreet and it holds 300mls of product. There is a pump dispenser button on top of the bottle and you can also unscrew this section after use so you can recycle the bottle.
The labelling on the product is rather pretty and shows a artistic painting of a lime. The label on the back of the product is very informative. Full ingredients are listed in an easy to read format whilst every benefit of the product's formula is explained with intelligence. The PZ Cussons brand Imperial Leather gently remind customers of their long-standing place in the retail market by calling themselves "family friendly for over 60 years". They also point out that the product contains lime oil for it's refreshing qualities and fruity fragrance as well as kiwi extract which has anti-oxidant qualities. Furthermore the hand wash is dermatologically tested and has "skin friendly Ph" whilst also being "naturally antibacterial" but mild enough for the whole family to use.
The hand wash is coloured translucent green and with the pretty labelling this product looks great standing out by the sink basin. The pump action button has a smooth motion although it tends to dispense slightly more product than I need as the pump action is fairly powerful.
The liquid gel is thick without being sticky and it's enjoyable to work into the hands. It forms a rather flat and fuzzy foam which I feel I need to rub quite hard to get my hands clean. When water is applied this lather rinses away easily.
The liquid gel has a fabulous fragrance and seems like a blend of citrus fruit and candy sweets. This wonderfully fresh and clean scent is left on the hands after they are dry. However when fully dry the softness of my hands doesn't quite match up to the promises of Impreial Leather who state that the hand wash will leave skin "supple and soft". If anything my skin feels a little tight although well cleansed and smelling beautiful. The skin softening qualities of this hand wash equal those of cheaper products such as the Asda Essentials range.
I do enjoy using this hand wash as it smells so wonderful and I trust the fact that it cleans well and has strong antibacterial properties. I would like the hand wash to be a little kinder to my skin though, then this product would be closer to being perfect. I would definitely buy this again though as it's reasonably cheap at about £1.
I always like to have a bottle of liquid handwash by my bathroom sink, as I find it much more hygienic than a bar of soap. Given that it is for use in the bathroom I also usually opt for a handwash that has antibacterial properties. I am not particularly loyal to any one brand of handwash. I like to try out new products but often just opt for whatever is on offer. On a trip to Tesco a few months ago I spotted the Imperial Leather range of handwashes on offer at just £1 for a 300ml bottle. This ordinarily retails at around £1.60, so the offer represented a decent saving on the original price. Needless to say I stocked up and am currently using the Citrus burst variety.
The handwash comes in a clear plastic bottle with a pump dispenser on top. The bottle has an attractive, curved shaped body and the liquid itself is a lime green colour. On the front of the bottle is a picture of a lime segment. The label states that this is a refreshing handwash with lime oil and kiwi extract and is naturally antibacterial. Kiwi extract has rich antioxidant properties whilst lime oil is added for its naturally refreshing benefits and zesty fragrance.
The first time this product is used the pump dispenser has to be unlocked by pressing it down and twisting it around. Simple as this sounds I usually find this quite tricky and have on a number of occasions managed to break the pump before even starting to use the product! However I am pleased to report that that there were no such problems here! Pressing the pump down releases a 1p sized blob of a fairly thick, green coloured liquid. I usually apply this to wet hands and then rub to produce a lather. As soon as the soap is dispensed I was hit by a deliciously zingy scent of lime which made my mouth water. It is a really authentic smell and not synthetic or chemical like in any way. The smell is really quite strong and lingers around the bathroom for a while after use.
Once I started to rub I was pleased to note that the product produced a decent amount of bubbles. Once rubbed I rinsed the soap off with warm water. The soap came away easily without leaving a residue of any kind. My hands felt clean but I have to say not particularly soft. I would go as far as saying it left them feeling a bit dry. When it comes to antibacterial handwashes I generally find that they clean really well but often aren't particularly moisturising. The label on the bottle states that the soap will leave hands feeling healthy, supple and soft. Healthy - yes, supple and soft - no, not really. Once I'd dried my hands off I felt the need to slap on the moisturiser to rehydrate the skin on my hands. At this point I should mention that the skin on my hands is quite dry, though not sensitive, so if you have more 'normal' skin the handwash may actually live up to its claim.
Overall I am quite pleased with the citrus burst handwash. It cleans my hands well and smells amazing. However it doesn't live up to its claims of leaving hands feeling soft - in fact in my experience the opposite is true and it actually dries them out. This hasn't put me off buying the handwash again, although I would probably wait until its on offer again. 3 stars.