I have to say that I like most hand washes that I buy. I'm not interested in those that smell of sweets or chocolate and so really I do have a good idea of what I will like before making a purchase, however, some hand washes, like any toiletries don’t perform as well as you would hope they would.
I have had some disappointments. I thought I would like the Jasmine Touch hand wash as I like the smell of jasmine but I found it to have much too strong a perfume and therefore annoying to keep smelling on my hands.
I have decided that I will mainly try to buy hand washes that I have already tried and tested or, if I want to try something new then I will at least try to choose ingredients that I like.
Cussons Imperial Leather Cotton Soft Hand Wash is a tried and tested product by me and my family as I have purchased several bottles of this in the past and so clearly I have been pleased with it.
I find the texture of the hand wash to be lovely and creamy with a good lather to it. The cleansing aspect, which for me is the main want in a hand wash, is good.
Next I like the hand wash to smell nice and pleasant yet not to be too strong and cloying. I like a stronger aroma with a bath or shower gel but prefer it not to be too strong in a hand wash.
I find this one is just right for me; it smells lovely without being at all overpowering.
I find that it doesn't cause any sensitivity issues and my hands do feel soft and quite moisturised after using this. I will say though that I find if I use any hand wash too often then my hands become dry and need a ‘proper’ moisturiser to be applied.
Cussons Imperial Leather Cotton Soft hand wash is made from a blend of ingredients with jojoba and vitamin E. It has a delicate scent to it.
I would recommend it.
Recently my husband was shopping after work and when he asked me if I needed anything for our home I asked for hand wash. Despite giving him an idea of what I wanted to pay for a specific size he brought home a 300ml bottle of this handwash, which cost him £1 from B&M.
I personally tend to stick to a set amount of hand washes, usually available in Tesco, with 500ml bottles costing just under £1.00, which really offers fantastic value for money as far as I am concerned. I wasn't overly bothered about my husband spending £1 on a 300ml bottle of hand wash as Imperial Leather is a brand that I have used before and trust with my sensitive skin.
This hand wash, like many, comes in a clear plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. This is simple to use, after turning it about five times to try and get it to open the first time, and simple to keep clean. I like this type of bottle as I am able to give it a clean with a sponge or cloth and some sort of bathroom spray before rinsing it clean under the tap. The bottle looks quite nice, inoffensive really, and because the hand wash is a white colour it blends in well with my bathroom and probably would with most really.
This hand wash is white in colour, as I said, and contains cotton milk and oat extract. This hand wash is hypoallergenic, which makes it perfect for my sensitive skin, and it has moisturising properties with skin friendly pH. When pressing the pump dispenser just one press is enough to release a decent amount of the creamy white mixture. This hand wash feels smooth as soon as it hits my hands and with me applying it direct to wet hands I am able to create a generous amount of lather. The lather feels smooth, rich, luxurious and best of all it feels like it is really cleaning my hands, even if they didn't look dirty to begin with. When I have mud or food on my hands I can see this being cleaned off in seconds and there was not really anything on my hands that this hand wash couldn't shift during the first wash of my hands.
After I use this hand wash my hands feel soft and smooth. It took around 2 weeks for this 300ml bottle to be used up, with just my husband and I using it in the bathroom, and during this time my skin definitely felt softer and smoother than normal. I wasn't using any hand cream during this time, due to time constraints and lack of effort, so it was definitely down to this hand wash. The scent of this hand wash does remain on my hands for at least 30 minutes or so and it has a similar scent to the 'clean linen' air freshener that I often use. The scent is lovely, inoffensive, and isn't overpowering. The scent also doesn't have a nasty chemical smell like some products I have used before and this is really important for me as I seem to be very sensitive to chemical type smells.
Overall I have been really pleased with the quality of this hand wash. My hands are soft and supple after use, the scent is nice and it produces a generous amount of lather that really does clean my hands well. One pump is enough and it doesn't make a mess or leak from the bottle at all after I have dispensed some. I have nothing bad to say about this hand wash at all which is why I am rating it 5/5 stars. I will definitely buy this again and will stock up when I see it on offer as the full retail price in Tesco is £1.62 so half price this is quite reasonable really, especially as a little goes a long way and it works so well!
Every week I go round to visit my ninety-two year old grandma. One of the things I always hate about being there is washing my hands, my her kitchen sink she has a worn out piece of soap that looks like it's almost as old as she is. This soap has been in use since I was a child, or certainly other very similar versions of it has, to be honest I'm not sure what kind of soap it is or where she gets it from, but it smells like dying flowers to me. So I decided at a young age when I grew up and had to buy my own soap, I would always buy nice smelling soap that didn't look ninety years old.
So now I'm all grown up and stuff I do actually buy my own soap. I've tried a few different ones and have decided I prefer the little hand wash bottles you can buy. Although these are more expensive they are more hygienic and I do like using them. The one I currently have and will be reviewing today is the Imperial Leather Cotton Soft Hand Wash.
I don't really know what made me choose this one, it look pretty much like the others on sale at Tesco, I just fancied a change. I picked up a bottle of this for around the £2 mark although I imagine sometimes it does come on offer and you can get it cheaper. The bottle is fairly standard, it looks white and of average size. The little squirty thing is easy to unlock and then it squirts no problem when using.
When using the hand wash there are a few things that you notice. One is the smell. The smell of this is quite light and not overpowering, it's called Cotton Soft and is said to contain cotton milk and oat extract. To be honest I don't know what cotton milk and oat extract smell like and they don't sound overly appealing. The smell though is inoffensive while not being overly exciting either. I would certainly say there are other hand washes I have used where I prefer the smell.
I have a bottle of this in the kitchen, so I tend to use it when I want to give my hands a quick wash if I've been touching something not overly nice such as raw meat or bin rubbish. So it's important that this stuff is hygienic. It's really hard to say if something is hygienic or not as you don't really know how well the stuff is working. I haven't caught the plague since I started using this though so that must be a good sign. One thing I am not to keen on though is the fact that the hand wash does not really bubble up when you use it. Sometimes if I have no hand wash a squirt some fairy liquid on my hands and that lathers up well and makes you feel clean, but this hand wash is more silky and doesn't really lather very well, not something I like.
So overall this hand wash is a mixed bag. It's not one I would rush out and buy every time but if it was on offer I probably would buy it again. The smell is nothing overly exciting and there is nothing that makes me fall in love with the hand wash. But it seems to do the job fairly well so it's not all that bad really.
Cussons Imperial Leather Cotton Soft is a white coloured, hand wash that is dispensed from a hand pump with a simple press down action.
Last time I bought this I paid £1 for it in Tesco.
The transparent, plastic, bottle contains 300ml of liquid soap. This comes in at a reasonable price on the lower budget end of the market. Don't be misled into assuming that a low price means that the will be a poor product. On the contrary, the hand wash does what I expect of it.
The product is hypoallergenic and I've never had any signs of irritations caused by this wash. There are days when I can't be bothered to go looking for facial scrub products and have used this to wash my face, as well as hands, with no negative results.
The dispenser works as it should do and releases soap only according to the amount of times I push it down. There is no runny mess because of the thick consistency. Buying liquid soap dispenses with the need to have a bar of soap which can be grubby and leave bits of soap on the sink.
This cotton soft hand wash cleanses well. It leaves a light perfume on my hands for a long time after use, I don't make a habit of sniffing my hands but, for the purpose of this review, I can tell you that they have a clean scent over an hour later. It is not a smell that would be offensive to men as it is not feminine floral, it's too mild for that.
During application my hands do feel soft. It doesn't remove the smell of garlic after I've been chopping and crushing. It does get rid of the earth from my fingers after gardening. I use ink to write with and usually the stains come off. However, the stubborn bits on my thumb and finger, where I've held the pen, can require a second or third wash. I usually just wait for the ink to disappear during the course of the day because I'm bound to wash my hands a few times. I will not take away a star in my rating as it is not sold for the stubborn stains and smells but as a quick and refreshing hand wash.
In summary, I prefer, for hand washing, a soap dispenser on the sink rather than have the messy bar of soap which inevitable falls in and has to be chased around the basin before it can be retrieved.
This is a good value for money hand wash with a mild yet refreshing scent. It lathers up well enough and cleans well. Upon application the wash does give the hands a cotton soft sensation. After a while my hands do feel a little dry but I put that down to living in a hard water area and moisturising cream takes care of that. This is a decent soap to suit males and females alike. It last for a few weeks and is perfectly satisfactory as a small squirt is adequate per hand wash.
There are other scents which I have also enjoyed from their range of hand washes. They are called Jasmine Touch, Citrus Burst, Japanese Spa, Chamomile Care and, this version, Cotton Soft. They are all dermatologically tested and all very good. No complaints from me.
I have always preferred hand wash liquid to a bar of soap. It also helps that the liquid stuff is more hygienic than sharing a bar of soap with numerous people, even just using it on your own I guess will have tons of germs on them!
I usually purchase what's on offer for toiletries, however, I do have my favorites and the 'Imperial hand wash cotton soft' is one of my favorites as well as the 'Carex hand wash liquid soap. '
The imperial liquid soaps come in numerous types depending on the smell and colour you are wanting. Believe it or not I am picking with the colour hand wash I use and tend to opt for white or cream. This seems strange but I know a few people who do this too, my auntie has purple towels in her bathroom so goes for purple soaps etc. Matching gone mad!
Imperial leather has been around since 1768! Something I really didn't know till I did my research for this review! Pretty long time be around and staying strong! I remember as a child the iconic imperial leather bar of soap with the red and gold sticker. I am kind of glad they have evolved to the liquid stuff, like I said previously, much more hygienic for OCD Sarah!
If you have read my reviews previously, you will know I do like a clear plastic bottle so I know exactly how much I have left, so I can run to the shop to buy more! So thankfully the imperial leather hand wash comes in a plastic bottle, which holds 300ml.
The soap has a pump action lid, which is virtually used in most hand washes now a days because it's the easiest way to use it. The consistency of the hand wash is quite thick, but not too thick, a nice thick. Without babbling on about the thickness of the liquid, it's just the right thickness that would leave you knowing it would moisturize your hands because it's nice and creamy. The liquid soap has a really fresh smell to it, which I would expect with the name. With some soaps they can come across too heavily perfumed, in this case it is not like that at all, which I think is definitely a good thing. It is very unisex and just leaves a nice clean smell on your hands.
The main ingredients that imperial leather mention on the packaging of the hand wash is: Cotton milk and Oat extract. Both are supposed to be great for soothing and moisturizing your mitts!
The imperial hand wash is £1 for the 300ml bottle; this is really the kind of price I would expect to pay if not maybe a little more. As much as you can get the cheaper brands for a little bit less, I do think you get what you pay for. I have purchased the supermarket own brand hand washes before and they are usually a bit of an eye sore as well as the fact they don't usually leave my hands smelling and feeling as soft as this.
I would definitely rate the hand wash 5/5 because the price is reasonable, the smell is exactly the kind of smell I'm looking for in a hand wash, my hands feel extremely soft after using the product and I love the clear plastic bottle packaging, which is recyclable too!
In our 3 bathrooms, we always have a liquid soap as its nice to be able to wash your hands quickly. I don't use soap at all In the house. Recently the time came when I needed to invest in some new handwash. I normally invest in the cheapest option at the time and I am not very brand loyal at all. I was shopping in tesco when I noticed this for £1 on offer. I picked up 2 and thought it would be worth a try as I have used imperial leather products before around the house.
It comes In a lovely looking bottle wich looks well designed. There is a picture of a cotton plant on the front and we are told that It is a moisturising hand wash. It is also described as hypoallergenic which means it will be good for nearly every skin type. It is a pump action bottle which you just press with one hand and old the other under the nozzle. When pressed a nice amount is distributed which is enough to clean the hands. The bottle also has a shiny sticker which says how it has been family kind for over 60 years. The bottle you get has 300ml of liquid which is rather generous and more than enough to last a long time.
What does it feel like?:
It lathers up in your hands really nicely and you can feel it becoming smooth on your skin. A small amount is enough to lather up both hands and you definately don't need a lot. After you have washed it off you will feel really clean and your hands will be very soft to touch. Guests who have used this have commented on how nice it is. My girlfriend also says it is very good for your hands! I don't usually mind what I use... But this is definately the best hand wash I have tried In my home.
I can't really put a finger on the smell! It is really nice and is so fresh. It's not too girly so men can use it and not worry about smelly too pretty! It's such a clean smell and you can smell it on your hands for a long time after use. The smell also lingers nicely in the bathroom after use. You will really like the smell, you have to smell it to understand :)
This is a fantastic hand wash that I am very happy with. If I see it on offer again I will definately stock up as it is the nicest one I have tried. The smell is great and the bottle has lasted a while. The bottle is also stylish and looks good in the bathroom, it's easy to use. I haven't really got a bad word to say about this product. I would recommend this to anyone who prefers hand wash to soap. You will like it lot!
Thanks for reading my review :) josh
I have a bit of a thing for hand washes and like to have a nice liquid hand wash in the bathroom and the kitchen. I much prefer this type of liquid hand wash to a plain bar of soap as I find soap can make such a mess especially if it is left in a pool of water in the soap dish and turns all gooey! I wash my hands a bit too much I think, I have dry skin but also a bit of an OCD train of though where if I haven't washed my hands in a little while I think about all the things I've touched that have germs on them!
My favorite hand wash is this one, Imperial Leather Cotton Soft liquid hand wash. Now we all know Imperial Leather are a well know company that have been going for over 60 years, I remember liking their bars of soap when I was a kid as they had the little paper gold foil logo on the top of their bars of soap and I used to think it was really special!
The hand wash comes in a clear plastic 300ml bottle which is good as it doesn't leave you guessing how much is left like some non transparent coloured bottles. The liquid hand wash itself is a white cream resembling more of a hand lotion than a soap wash. The consistency is nice and smooth without being too thick or thin and one squirt of the pump on top of the bottle dispenses enough to cover all over your hands. The soap lathers up nicely and has a lovely scent to it. It contains cotton milk and oat extract which gives it a lovely floral scent without being sickly. I also think this is a nice scent on a man as it isn't exactly feminine... If hand washes could be unisex this would be it! My boyfriend likes this scent too, he commented on it the first time he used it so it must be nice as he usually wouldn't notice something like that!
I mentioned earlier that I had dry skin, dry skin and washing your hands frequently doesn't normally mix but I find this soap to be very moisturising and leaves my hands soft and smooth. It's hypoallergenic so it's kind to sensitive skin so children can use this also. Apparently the cotton milk is known for it's skin soothing benefits and the oat extract for it's moisturising properties.
The plastic bottle is also recycleable which is a big benefit to me as I like to recycle whatever I can and hate when plastics are sent to land fill as they do not biodegrade.
I'd recommend this hand wash for it's lovely scent, moisturising benefits and family kindness. A 300ml bottle is usually around the £1.80 mark but you can often get these on 3 for 2's and £1 a bottle which is what I normally go for. A brilliant liquid hand wash.
Thank you for reading.
As I have mentioned in previous reviews I do enjoy Imperial Leather products and feel like they are a brand I can trust. They are also updating their bottles which is great.
This particular hand wash is simply gorgeous! The bottle is shaped very nice, with a curve at the top of the bottle. The cream is white, not too thick and is very soft on the skin. It smells lovely and is very kind to skin as well. It is quite a modern looking bottle, with a pump dispenser. The text is lovely and soft too, which represents the product entirely. It contains cotton milk and oat extract, which simply makes the product smell amazing! I love it, and my hands always smell and feel nice after.
The handwash can be used by all of the family as it is hypo-allergenic. Cotton milk also helps to soften skin and well as keeping it soothed. The bottle can also be recycled after! This particular bottle is 300ml, which lasts a few weeks, possibly a few more depending on where it is and how many people use it. But it is great value for a brand you can trust.
I don't usually pay above a £1 for this product although I have seen it for between £1.50-£1.80 at places. I would recommend shopping around and looking at a range of places like supermarkets (tesco/asda) as well as boots (which sometimes have some brilliant offers on for 75p or less) and superdrug. Poundland and home bargains often sell these as well for good prices. I like to buy a few when I find a good offer, just to keep stacked up!
Imperial Leather have come a long way since that soap they used to make with the paper bit in the middle which used to outlive the soap! I bought this handwash from Home Bargains because it was the best value for money out of the options they had. It cost me 99p for a 300ml bottle, and I've noticed they're only £1 in Tesco at the moment so it's a good time to keep an eye out for this one.
The handwash is white in colour and is really thick in consistency. It contains cotton milk which is known for its skin smoothing properties, and oat extract which is good for moisturisation. The handwash is hypoallergenic so is suitable for all skin types.
I do like Imperial Leather handwashes in general, as I find them good value for money and the pump action never fails on the bottle. This one is no exception, and one press of the pump is usually sufficient for my needs. The handwash is thick and creamy when you dispense it, and it feels like it's doing a good job of moisturising due to its consistency. In terms of cleaning the hands, it coats them really well so my mind is put at ease that it's doing a good job of getting them clean.
The best thing about this handwash is the smell. It's difficult to describe as it doesn't smell like flowers or anything I could describe. It's sweet smelling but not girly, so is suitable for everyone in the household to use. It's also quite uplifting and I usually find myself sniffing my hands for a few minutes after using it (probably shouldn't admit to that!).
In terms of moisturisation, it's difficult to say whether this does actively moisturise my hands because I apply hand cream frequently anyway to stop my hands from getting dry, but I personally believe this handwash helps because it's so thick and creamy I'm convinced it has moisturising properties. This makes it ideal for kids and people who forget to apply hand cream.
I'd definitely recommend this handwash, especially as it provides such good value for money for a quality product.
I've just started using a lovely smelling hand wash and thought I would share. I love bottles of hand wash in my bathrooms instead of soap as I think they are a lot easier to use and don't make as much mess on your sink as a bar of soap would. They always come with a pump action top so you can just easily pump out the soap instead of having to pick up the bar to wash your hands with.
One of my favourite brands is Imperial leather as I think they do a wonderful range of smells and fragrances and this one is no different. The Imperial leather cotton soft moisturising hand wash is made with cotton milk and oat extracts. It has a wonderful soft fresh smell and I find the fragrance really stays on your hands. I first used this one at my mother in laws house and kept smelling my hands afterwards wondering what that lovely smell on my hands was. Then I got a couple of bottles for my house as I liked it so much.
Imperial leather say that their hand washes have been created with that extra special touch. This one they say will make you feel the rich fragrant and creamy lather gently cleanse your hands leaving them feeling healthy supple and soft. This hand wash is also hypoallergenic so it's suitable for even very sensitive skin. For soft cared for skin every day. THe lotion itself is a lovely creamy white colour and is quite thick. To be honest, it's more like a hand lotion cream than a wash and that's why it does leave your hands really nice afterwards.
The ingredients in it are also known to be good to skin. Apparently cotton milk is known for it's skin soothing benefits and oat extract is famed for it's natural moisturising properties. I do like products that have oat extracts in them as they always work well for my skin and this lotion has been really nice in my bathrooms. The soap is also hypoallergenic so it's safe for a lot of skin types.
Like I said the bottle itself has a pump action top so you can just squeeze the liquid out onto your hands and then wash them nicely afterwards. The bottle itself looks nice too, a plain white bottle with a bit of a pattern on it so it will match any bathroom decor you have. I buy my bottles in 300ml sizes and they cost in the £2 region which I think is a really good price for a good product.
I'm rather partial to pump dispenser hand washes, I can't be doing with the mess bars of soap leave behind and it would be far too sensible and organised to buy a soap dish! Plus they're so quick and easy to use with wet hands and I detest soggy bars of soap that have been in other people's hands, yuk. I tend to buy Morrisons own brand ones unless one of the big brand names is on offer and when I first purchased this 300ml Imperial Leather handwash it was on offer for £1. I've bought it several times since but only when it's on offer again.
This particular soap is a nice thick white affair, it's called Cotton Soft and claims to have cotton milk and oat extract but I really couldn't tell you what cotton milk is! It has a logo on the front that declares it "family kind for over 60 years". The soap is hypoallergenic, skin friendly ph, dermatologically tested and mild enough for the whole family. It is also in fully recyclable packaging which is a bonus. Cotton milk apparently is known for its skin soothing benefits which makes me feel a bit like I'm the only person who hasn't heard of it and oats are famed for their moisturising properties.
One thing I need from a handwash is a nice fragrance and this really has that. It smells very floral and perfumed and you could easily mistake the scent for a bubble bath or even a perfume it's so nice. That's one of the reasons I buy this if it's on offer. Another reason is because it doesn't set off my dermatitis I get on my hands. As for moisturising I don't really think it's very moisturising as I still have very dry skin on areas of my hands whether I use this or some other soap but it isn't drying either and won't actually produce dry patches if there aren't any already there.
I find the pump dispenses a bit more than you need really, I swear all companies set them this way to make you get through it and buy more quicker! It's easily remedied by not pressing the pump all the way down but it's a bit of an irritant for me that they do this in the first place. Still on the subject of the pump I've also had several bottles of this where soap has leaked from around the neck of the bottle and also dripped from the end of the pump and I don't find this with all different brands of hand wash, just the Imperial Leather one so I'm less than impressed with that aspect too.
Overall though it smells heavenly, is a good buy if it's on offer and doesn't irritate my skin. I have to deduct one star for the leaky bottles I've encountered several times as it's fine for it to be just the odd one but not great if it's a regular occurence. A 4 star rating though and if you like very fragrant handwash this is one worth trying when it's on offer.
I love products that are on special offer and when I spotted this one it landed in my trolley because it is a branded hand wash and one that I had not tried or bought before so I thought it was well worth a try.
It comes housed in a clear plastic bottle with a pump dispenser, it has the name clearly on the front of the bottle. It is a strong plastic bottle and the pump is very easy to press to release the wash.
It is a white liquid and one that is very thick, it has an extremely soft and smooth texture to it with this soap. It smells really nice and it does have a nice smell to it and one that I think smells of just perfume. It claims to have oat extract and cotton milk but I cannot smell any of these ingredients in this wash, all I can smell is a fragrance of perfume. It is however a nice smell and very pleasant.
Only a tiny amount is enough to give a nice lather for the hands and only a couple of pumps is enough on the hands to wash them well. It is extremely soft on the hands and cleans them very well. The colour is white and it is a rich consistency and one that I find is not a messy liquid when it is pumped from the dispenser and so it does not make a mess on the sink and none is wasted.
On offer it cost just £1 for a 300ml bottle and so a good price for a good brand. This one feels nice while washing the hands and feels soft while washing them. I find that my grandchildren pump a lot more than they should because they tend to think a few more pumps are needed to wash their hands but I keep telling them that just a couple is enough and they are getting the message because with this branded one too many pumps is far too much to wash the hands because it then takes a little longer to rinse them. With just 2 pumps it rinses quickly from the hands.
It has left no irritations on mine or my families skin, it has left them all nice and soft. I think this is a good family wash and suitable for all family members. It is extremely good value for money and good quality.
The bottle lasts for a long time even when a lot of people are using it constantly as it is at my home, especially at the weekend when most of my grandchildren come to visit. The richness of the wash is super and I have used it when I have been gardening and my hands are a little more dirty and it has removed soil and grit from my hands really well and left them nice and clean.
I think this is one that I highly recommend for a £1 and I will buy it again in the future.
I rate this wash 5 stars.
We use lots of liquid hand wash in our house, which we prefer to bar soap, and various bottles can be found in the toilet and kitchen. As we use a lot of hand wash I tend to buy whatever is on offer at the time. I have tried very cheap Bathroom, Downstairs products in the past but found that most do not clean the hands very well and/or do not smell very nice. So, although I try to get the best value I also try to keep to quality products.
The Imperial Leather Cotton Soft Hand Wash comes in a clear plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. The plastic bottle is made using recyclable packaging. On the front it states that it is a moisturising hand wash, which is why I went for this particular one at the time, as many hand washes leave my hands feeling very dry after using. The liquid contains Cotton Milk - Known for its skin soothing benefits and Oat Extract - famed for its natural moisturising properties and is hypoallergenic so is suitable for sensitive skin. The White liquid is of a creamy texture with a medium consistency. One pump is sufficient to work up enough lather to give the hands a good wash. The lather itself feels very soft and smooth. The fragrance is very fresh and lingers on the skin for quite a while after use. Hands do feel very fresh and soft and do not feel particularly dry at first but for me, after about 30 minutes my hands do start to feel slightly dry and taut but not in any way itchy or irritated.
The bottle is 300ml. I recently purchased this from Tesco for £1.00 and the normal price is £1.62.
This hand wash gives a clean fresh feel with a lasting fresh fragrance. It is kind to skin and is a pleasure to use but for me not quite moisturising enough. As it is often on offer it is also very good value for money.
I tend to prefer hand wash as opposed to bar soap to wash my hands simply because I find it more hygienic and less messy. I am not loyal to one particular brand and so have to admit that I tend to pick whichever hand wash is on offer - although this still tends to mean that there are one of about seven brands which I end up with because these are the ones that tend to be on offer. Most recently I bought 3 x 300ml bottles on a 3 for 2 offer from Tescos. The standard price was £1.62 but I managed to get 3 bottles for just £3.24 - making it just £1.08 for each bottle. This, in my opinion, is very good value.
One I have tried recently is Cussons Imperial Leather Cotton Soft Hand Wash - a brand which I remember from my childhood when I used to visit my grandmothers house. Although it is a traditional brand, the packaging doesn't look old fashioned.....and it certainly doesn't look out of place in a contemporary home. It comes in a clear plastic bottle which has assymetrical curved sides which makes the bottle easy to hold if you wish to hold it when dispensing. As the bottle is clear, it is possible to see the handwash lotion inside the bottle (which is white with a tinge of pink) and so it's possible to see when the hand wash is starting to run out (I prefer products with transparent bottles for this reason). The bottle itself is plastic and is suitable for recycling. On top of the bottle is a white dispenser which you have to press in order for the hand was to be dispensed. The dispenser works well and I generally find that I need two pumps of the dispenser to give me enough of the solution to wash my hands. The dispenser can get a bit gunky after a while (a bit like a toothpaste pump dispenser!) and so I clean it under the tap once in a while.
The hand wash lathers up nicely with water - and rinses well afterwards. It does have quite a strong floral smell to it which is pleasant but tends not to last long once it has been washed off. Once it has been washed off I find that the smell is mostly just that of soap - which may sound a little non-descript but that's the only way I can think of describing it. Importantly, it does make my hands feel and smell clean and fresh. I don't like the drying effect that some soaps tend to have on my skin and I haven't found this with Cussons Imperial Leather Cotton Soft Hand Wash, infact, to the contrary, I have found that the hand wash is quite hydrating and moisturising. My skin is left feeling soft afterwards. I do have sensitive skin and harsh products will bring me our in a rash, but this product is hypoallergenic and is indeed gentle on my hands and causes no ill effects.
Overall, I can recommend this hand wash and think it is of a high quality. I don't think it stands out as the best of all the handwash products I have tried, but it is certainly among the best.
In our house we usually opt for hand wash as appose to using a bar of soap when it comes to hand washing. We do tend to use quite a variety and one of the soaps we've used more recently is Cussons Imperial Leather Cotton Soft Hand Wash. When we first bought this about a month ago from Asda it was on special offer at £1, I've just looked on the website and it seems this is now the standard price not a sale price. In my opinion I think this is a very good price to pay for a 300ml bottle of hand wash.
The soap comes in a simplistic, clear plastic bottle with just a few slight touches of light purple; it's very soft and gentle packaging. The clear plastic allows the white of the hand wash to show through, the hand wash wouldn't look out of place in any bathroom as it's very clean, modern and simple. The lid is a pump cap which allows you to dispense just the right amount of soap, no wastage here.
When dispensing the soap it's thick, creamy and feels like a luxury item, the soap lathers really well so you feel like your hands are having a really good wash. The scent is really subtle but cotton soft is definitely a good description it is really like the smell when your clothes have just come out of the washing machine, very soft and gentle.
The soap contains cotton milk, known to soothe and oat extract which is known for its moisturising properties. Imperial Leather certainly haven't let the consumer down on these claims after washing my hands feel so lovely and soft, like I've used a really good quality body lotion or moisturiser. My hands feel really moisturised for longer than other soaps, Cotton Soft is also suitable for those with sensitive skin.
I would definitely recommend Cotton Soft to anyone who uses hand wash as appose to soap, it's a really lovely scent and leaves hands feeling great. We've since bought quite a few of the different Imperial Leather hand washes and I look forward to trying even more in the range.