“ Brand: Cussons / Type: Hand Wash / Suitable for: Hand / What it does: Refreshes, „
I like to try different hand washes at home and I'm gradually getting through the Imperial Leather range as this is my favourite soap brand. I tried this Freshen up hand wash for the first time a couple of weeks ago and, as usual with Imperial Leather, I was very pleased with it.
The soap is a pale minty green colour and it's the sort of soap that I think looks quite good in the kitchen or bathroom as it has a clean and fresh look about it. It's supposed to be a refreshing soap containing garden mint, sage and rosemary. The garden mint makes it fresh, cool, sweet and stimulating. The sage provides an uplifting and refreshing fragrance. And the rosemary is a gentle anti-bacterial ingredient.
It's a very smooth liquid soap like a gel and not at all creamy so it lathers up excellently as soon as you put some in your hands and it feels very soft. It does smell and feel like it's a very cleansing and refreshing soap and it makes my hands feel very clean after using it.
The only thing that I'm not so keen on with this soap is the smell. There's nothing particularly wrong with the smell but to me it smells a bit manly, similar to my husband's shower gels which are for men. It's not a too overpoweringly man smell as I don't think my hands smell like a man after using it, but to me it does generally smell more like a man's soap than a woman's or unisex soap.
Despite the smell I still think this is a great hand wash. It's not my favourite of the Imperial Leather hand washes but I certainly wouldn't hesitate to use it again.