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Cussons Imperial Leather Chamomile Care Handwash

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Brand: Cussons / Type: Hand Wash / Suitable for: Hand

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      30.01.2013 16:53
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      A great hand wash

      In our downstairs cloakroom we only have a small sink and it is easier for us to use hand wash rather than soap which keeps slipping off the edge of the basin and ending up resting on the plughole!

      We tend to try different hand washes depending what is on offer or what I have received as stocking fillers at Christmas. The one that we are using at the moment is Imperial Leather Chamomile Care Protecting Hand Wash which currently retails in the region of £1.60 for a bottle containing 300ml. there are often offers available on Imperial Leather products so it is worth keeping your eyes open.

      The bottle itself is slightly unusual in that it is a sort of curvy shape. It is made from clear plastic and through it you can see the pretty pale turquoise blue liquid. The picture on the front is a Cornflower and the writing tells us that this hand wash contains chamomile milk and cornflower extract.

      In the back of the bottle there is some information about Imperial Leather and this hand wash in particular. We are told that it is naturally anti-bacterial, with a skin friendly PH and it has been dermatologically tested.

      The hand wash is extricated from the bottle via a plastic pump action dispenser. One press would probably give you enough to wash your hands but I'm afraid I always press mine twice - habit I suppose but there it is. The hand wash lathers up nicely and the fragrance is lovely as it wafts around the cloakroom. It then rinses away easily leaving my hands clean with no stickiness.

      I don't find this one particularly moisturising but that doesn't really matter as I use hand cream after washing my hands anyway.

      I really like this one as the smell is very nice and the hand wash itself does the job asked of it at a good price. I shall certainly be looking out for the special offers and will be buying this one again.

      Recommended by me!

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        18.12.2012 18:29
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        A weird scented hand wash from Imperial Leather

        I have a real passion for beauty products and love the opportunity of trying and testing something new. Whenever I'm out shopping I always look out for bargains and if I see any products on special offer I will bulk buy, so it is very rare that I will pay full price. A brand that I always consider to be superior is Imperial Leather, as I find their products to be very luxurious as well as reasonably priced. Whilst my husband and I use their bars of soap for bathing I prefer hand washes for placing next to the basins in our home, particularly as they are far easier to use and do not cause any mess. Whilst spending far too long in the beauty aisle in Tesco a couple of months ago my eyes were drawn to one particular product in the Imperial Leather Protecting Hand Wash range, namely Chamomile Care and this review discusses my experience.

        We are presented with 300 ml of hand wash, which is contained within a unique shaped curvy transparent plastic bottle and it was the calming pale blue colour that captured my attention causing it to stand out from any of the other products in their hand wash range. In addition to the product containing chamomile milk, it was the cornflower extract that determined my purchase especially as I fell in love with the aroma when using a Boots product several years ago.

        Unfortunately, I suffer with problematic skin on my hands, which can become extremely dry during the colder weather where it will split along my knuckles and subsequently bleed. Whilst I regularly apply intensive hand creams I need to be very careful with the products that I use, as anything containing a high perfume concentrate will cause the skin to become uncomfortable and itchy. As chamomile and cornflower are both natural ingredients I had the distinct impression that the hand wash would be caring for my skin, particularly as chamomile is known for its antibacterial properties and cornflower for its cleansing properties.

        As with the majority of hand washes, the product is dispensed via a pump unit and I found that one press was sufficient to release enough for one hand wash. The wash offers a good consistency and a very mild floral aroma although on occasions I'm sure that I could smell dandelions, which give off a very distinct scent, which I can vividly recall from my childhood. However, my husband, whose sense of smell isn't particularly good, could only smell the delicate floral fragrance. The hand wash created a good lather when introduced to water and was effective at removing all traces of grease and grime. It was easily rinsed away without leaving any sticky residue and my hands felt thoroughly clean after using. However, I didn't particularly favour the aroma that lingered for a good while afterwards as I was still able to witness the strange scent of dandelions.

        On a positive note, the hand wash did not exacerbate my skin complaint and whilst I always apply hand cream directly after hand washing, I did not find the product to be drying. A problem I encounter with many brands of hand wash is that the dispenser likes to drip little blobs after using, but I cannot speak of any issues with this product. Despite not being particularly fond of the aroma I continued to use the hand wash, as I cannot abide waste, but I cannot see my making a further purchase of this particular fragrance.

        The hand wash generally retails at around £1.62, which is expensive for what it is, but at the time of writing, Tesco are offering a promotion on the entire Imperial Leather hand wash range where you can make a purchase for just £1. However, due to the reasons discussed above I will not be repurchasing Chamomile Care and due to the strange scent it receives only three stars from me with no recommendation.

        I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.

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          11.01.2012 16:03
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          Good value when bought on offer

          We picked this handwash up from our local Home Bargains store, it's not one I've seen before but it was £1 for 300ml and the colour is gorgeous so we gave it a try.

          I do like Imperial Leather handwashes, and they're a brand I trust to buy again and again. This handwash is turquoise-blue in colour, which actually doesn't fit in with our bathroom's colour scheme, but it's nice to look at nonetheless. The handwash is currently stocked at Home Bargains at a discount price, but looking on the Tesco website it's also retailing at £1 on offer at the moment (it's £1.62 at full price). Clearly Imperial Leather are having a bit of a push on this particular handwash at the moment.

          The handwash contains chamomile milk and cornflower extract. The chamomile milk is known for its antibacterial qualities, and the cornflower extract for its natural and gentle cleansing benefits.

          The handwash comes in the usual plastic bottle with a press-down dispenser on the top. I find Imperial Leather dispensers to be amongst the best, because you only need one firm press of the dispenser to get an adequate amount of handwash, and the dispenser rarely fails or breaks unlike some brands. The handwash is nice and thick, and feels lovely and creamy when you rub it into your hands. It also creates a considerable froth which is reassuring as it feels like your hands are being cleaned of all germs. It smells divine, although I couldn't put my finger on what it smells of, it's just lovely and clean smelling and has me sniffing my hands after using it!

          I do feel that this handwash is doing a good job of looking after my hands, as you can tell by the creaminess of the product that it has some good moisturising properties. My hands feel nourished after using it and I don't worry about how often I'm washing my hands because they're not being stripped of moisture like some harsher products can. You do have to rinse your hands thoroughly after using this product, because the handwash is quite thick and can stay in a sticky layer on your hands if you don't rinse thoroughly.

          This is a handwash I would definitely buy again, next time I see it on offer I might stock up.

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          03.06.2011 14:59
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          Give it a go

          I have to admit when it comes to buying hand soap I'm a bit of a sucker for the words "natural" and "antibacterial" and anything that has a herb mentioned on the front is bound to catch my eye too so when I spotted this Imperial Leather Chamomile Care protecting hand wash for £1 in Morrisons I had to give in and buy one. I normally buy Morrisons own antibacterial hand wash for 70p so truth be told for me this wasn't really a bargain!

          The hand wash is in a 300ml bottle with a pump dispenser on the top. The actual soap is a light blue and on the front it informs us it contains chamomile milk and cornflower extract. I have to admit chamomile milk is a new one on me so I've no idea how they milked chamomiles but the words chamomile and cornflower worked their magic on me as usual. This hand wash is naturally antibacterial, skin friendly ph, dermatologically tested and mild enough for the whole family. The bottle can be recycled and the only warning is if you get it in your eyes rinse immediately. This claims to cleanse hands and leave them feeling "healthy, supple and soft".

          The fragrance of this is mildly floral with an undertone of herbs so it gets my vote on the scent front. I actually bought it for the bathroom, the bar of soap I'd been using had gone soggy and I can't bear mushy soap, not to mention the mess it made on the sink, so that got binned and I decided to get a liquid soap instead.

          The soap dispenses very easily with one press of the dispenser, there was no messing around pressing it over and over to get the soap going it just dispensed right from the first press. I actually think it dispenses too much though, one pump will give you an almost grape size amount of soap and that's alot to wash off, it also means this won't last as long as other brands I've tried. I've taken to half depressing the pump on top for less soap and that gives plenty for basic handwashing, if I've been painting or wallpapering though I'll use the full amount.

          I wouldn't go as far as saying this leaves my hands "supple" but it doesn't dry them out and does leave a slight silky feeling on my skin. I get alot of dermatitis on my hands and this hasn't set that off so I can believe the ph friendly claim. I don't know if it's effective as an antibacterial soap, there's just no way of knowing but it does leave a very subtle fragrance on my hands that's nice if I catch a whiff of it. I'm actually quite pleased with this soap and it even looks nice on the sink in the bathroom but I wouldn't pay over £1 for it, I'm not sure what the normal price is as I forgot to look but at £1 it's worth a try.

          Overall it smells lovely, has those magic words on the bottle that made me buy it so well done to the advertising team! It looks nice with its pale blue colour and doesn't irritate my easily irritated hands either so I'm giving it 4 stars. I've deducted one purely because I feel it dispenses too much soap in one go and because it's obviously going to be more than £1 when not on offer but otherwise I'm very pleased with it.

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          29.03.2011 17:58
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          An okay handwash, but there are better out there

          Although I do love Dove products, when I see offers on the likes of shampoo's or handwashes, I am not particularly loyal to brands, and will take what is on offer first. A while ago in my local Tesco, they had an offer on their Imperial Leather range of handwashes and this particular one 'Chamomile Care' grabbed my attention due to its pretty light blue colour (fickle I know!) and the fact that I liked the shape of the bottle which I thought would look nice sitting in my bathroom.

          I can't remember the price I paid at the time, but the product retails full price around a £1 for a 300ml bottle in most supermarkets. On the front of the bottle there is a drawing of a blue flower, which I presume is cornflower, since it states that this product is made of 'chamomile milk and cornflower extract' Both of these ingredients are supposedly known for their anti bacterial properties. The cornflower offers 'gentle cleansing' on top of that.

          At the back of the bottle, more claims are made - that this handwash has a 'skin friendly pH', has been 'dermatologically tested' and is 'mild enough for the whole family'. Now I do have fairly sensitive skin, which would flair up if I were to use any kind of perfumed product continually, not so much if it is used in conjunction with other products. So, I was pleased to see this claim about its mildness and suitability. It also states that you will be able to feel the 'rich, fragrant and creamy lather' that will cleanse your hands and will levae them feeling 'healthy, supple and soft'.

          Although I am well aware of the brand of Imperial Leather, it is not one that I frequently purchase in any range, but I was pleased overall with this particularl product. I do think it does look nice in my bathroom, since I like the light blue colour of the soap through the bottle. In terms of being rich and fragrant, I wouldn't say I wholeheartedly agree, as I only smell a clean smell off my hands, which of course is a good thing, but I don;t think it can honestly say that it is fragrant. After use however, my hands do feel soft and clean, and the skin on my hands does feel healthy.

          To be honest, I think this is a rather average product. Yes, it is nice to look at, and it cleans effectively, which is what a handwash is bought for, but I wouldn't get overly excited about it, as there are better handwashes on the market, around the same price. I was happy to buy this when on offer, but I would opt for other choices such as dove, if I needed to buy a handwash at full price.

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