“ Brand: Cussons / Type: Hand Wash / Suitable for: Hand / What it does: Refreshes, „
If there is one thing every house needs for hygiene reasons it is hand wash. I am someone who has sensitive skin being an eczema sufferer, so I have to be extra fussy about the one I buy. I do like to look at the more trusted brands and the one I opted for was Imperial Leather. I can't use they shower gels or anything as they are too scented and irritate me but for the hand wash I thought I'd give it a try and if it irritated me I would just throw it out, no big loss.
The packaging is very simple and it isn't difficult to spot due to the bold and distinct Imperial leather logo. The bottle is quite slime line, curving in the middle and has a dispenser head. The plastic is clouded but you can see the green liquid through it to know how much is left in the bottle. The hand wash is a 300ml bottle and claims to be skin friendly pH, dermatologically tested, mild enough for the whole family and 100% soap free.
The scent of this hand wash is garden mint, sage and rosemary which is very unusual as it sounds more edible than a scent. It has one warning on the bottle which is if the product gets into the eyes to rinse well with water. The scent is said to be an uplifting herbal blend of stimulating scents to give tired hands a real boost. It is a lightly scented, lather that gently and effectively cleans hands leaving them feeling fresh and healthy. The mint is fresh, cool and stimulating, the sage is an uplifting and refreshing fragrance and lastly, the rosemary is a gentle anti-bacterial ingredient.
The Family Kind product range is made from recyclable plastic to be kind to the planet. So, I had been doing the house work and had dusty and dirty hands and obviously needed to wash my hand. The soap is easy to dispense, you just need to push the head down and the clearish green liquid will come out. You only need a small almost 1 pence sized amount.
I then ran the tap and started to rub my hands together to create lather, it has a strong smell of the ingredients rise up and it does smell quite nice but reminds me a bit of a surgical smell. It does lather up very well and creates a lot of bubbles and makes hands easy to really clean well. The soap rinses off quickly under the tap still smelling quite strong. I then touch my hands after rubbing them dry with a towel and they do feel soft.
I have been using this soap for a good month or so now and have to say it hasn't really irritated my hands at all. It is easy to use, I will continue using it until I finish the bottle but whether I buy it again, I don't know. I think it is good but there is the odd time my skin tingles after using it and I'd rather get something a little bit less scented or with a sweeter smell. This only comes with one scent though, so the odds of that happening are not likely.
If you do like to try a different hand wash and think the ingredients listed in this are something you might like then you can buy this in all supermarkets. I purchased my Freshen Up for £1 which isn't really that expensive at all. It depends on how big your household is but it has lasted me a good few months and for that price seems really good.
There is a website for Imperial Leather if you want to find out more information on the brand and products. There isn't really any further information on this exact product but you may want to visit http://www.imperialleather.co.uk/.
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.