I love to use Cussons Imperial Leather liquid handwash. It suits my skin perfectly and it never dries out my skin, no matter how many times I wash my hands with it. LAst time I bought myself a bottle of this was about four months ago and it cost me just over one pound in Home Bargains. It lasts for ages because I only ever need to use the tiniest amount and it gives a really good thick and creamy lather. The fragrance is also beautiful and i love the way it manages to soften my hands and get them really clean at the same time. This comes in a pump dispenser bottle and I like the fact that the pump dispenser never gets jammed, as some of the other cheaper liquid dispensers are prone to. I think this is a liquid soap which can be used by the entire family. It is well priced and does a fantastic job and I totally recommend it.
Imperial Leather Hand wash ~ Softly Softly
As I have mentioned in a previous review I have very recently moved into a new house and a lot of cleaning needed to be done.
After the first couple of weeks of washing, scrubbing and cleaning my hands really began to suffer.
I bought 2 products to help combat the effects of my dry and sore hands. The first was my Dove Pro Age hand cream (please see my review) and the second one was this lovely hand wash from Imperial Leather.
Now this hand wash is called Softly Softly moisturising and it contains Jojoba Milk and Vitamin E. It comes packaged in a small, hand sized, white plastic bottle with the Imperial Leather familiar red logo across the top. It has a press down pump action nozzle at the top and when you press it down it dispenses the exact amount you need to wash with.
When the liquid is dispensed it is also white in colour, and of a good consistency, just runny enough to be dispensed easily. The one thing that is very noticeable about this hand wash is the fragrance. It is just so wonderful and is probably the nicest smelling hand wash I have ever used. It has a light, fresh almost sweet coconut smell and I love it. When poured into the palm of my hands it lathers up into a rich and creamy lather that even feels soft when it's wet. This hand wash is:-
~ Dermatalogically tested.
~ Skin friendly PH
~ Mild enough for the whole family
~ 100% soap free.
It contains Jojoba milk ~ Used for centuries as a natural moisturiser and
Vitamin E ~ Vital for happy, healthy skin.
What Imperial Leather say about this hand wash:-
"Do your hands need some love? Take special care of them with this moisturising blend of skin-quenching Jojoba milk and Vitamin E. Unlock the gentle cleansers and rich creamy lather to enjoy "hold-ably" soft and clean hands all day .... everyday!"
Would I buy it again? ~ Yes I most certainly would. It feels soft and silky on the hands when you are using it. Then when you have dried your hands it leaves them noticeably softer and more moisturised. It is reasonably priced at £1.49 in most supermarkets, as it goes a very long way, due to you only needing to use a very small amount. It leaves your hands smelling gorgeous too. I love it!!
For more information and products visit: www.imperialleather.co.uk
Thank you for reading my review!
When we did our bathroom up last year I bought one of those hand wash containers that you can get to go with your bathroom decor and I just used to buy the cheapest handwash i could find and use it refill the bottle. Unfortunately I have found that after a few uses the plungers on them tend to go wrong and the liquid leaks from the lid and you are left with a bit mess instead of something looking nice.
Hence I was on the lookout for something else to put on the bathroom sink that wouldnt look horrible but did the job it was intended to do.
I was in Wilkinsons the other day and spotted the Imperial Leather Softly Softly hand wash on special offer, it was buy one get one free and it was priced at 99p (I think, it might have been 89p) so thought I would give it a go.
The bottle is a white colour that is opaque but you can see how much liquid is left in the bottle. It has a nice shape to it and the lettering on the front isnt over the top so it looks nice on the sink to look at. The liquid inside is white and it contains jajoba milk and vitamin e.
The pump is very strong and sturdy, not flimsy like the one I used to have in the bathroom before. You can give it a good press and it doesnt move about or anything. You get a nice amount of handwash out with every press which is sufficient to clean your hands and it foams up well when you run your hands under the tap. The handwash is quite thick and smells lovely and after washing it leaves your hands feeling clean and smelling fresh.
On the back of the bottle it says it has been dermatologically tested and that it is safe for all the family to use so I take it this means if you had young children it would be safe on their skins. It doesnt say anything about not using it if you have sensitive skin which is good as I often get sore hands and fingers when I have done the washing up.
The liquid in the bottle doesnt seem to be going down very fast so I can see this lasting our family (2 adults and one teenager) a good month and as it was on buy one get one free I have one for next month already.
I will definitely be looking out for it again next time we need some more.
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What is it?
A moisturising liquid cream hand wash.
What does it do?
It claims to contain a blend of jojoba and vitamin E to help moisturise and repair dry skin.
How do I use it?
To be used during hand washing. Just simply apply a small amount into the palm of your hands, work thoroughly around and between fingers and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
This is a gorgeous handwash. Creamy, smooth and silky, this luxurious hand wash left my hands feeling very pampered and relaxed. The smell is delicious too, it reminded me of marzipan and almonds, though it doesn't really state a flavour.
It's such a shame that such a lovely cream is used as just a soap hand wash. Although, it claims to moisturise dry hands, it is still a wash off product and there won't stay on the hands long enough to sink in or have much of the moisturising and hydrating benefits that it claims. However, I will say that my hands don't feel as dry as they would do with some of the other soaps.
Another thing worth mentioning is probably the lack of an anti-bacterial agent. As a handwash, it needs to function with a good all-round purpose. Unless, it decides to stay out of food kitchens and bathroom sinks - I feel the anti-bacterial element is a bot of a necessity.
More intended to indulge the senses than just a mere hand wash - I enjoyed using this so much that it makes you forget that you're using a cleaning agent, and hence, you almost lose the objective of assessing whether it is just as effective in terms of hygiene and cleanliness.
At around £1.39 for a 300ml bottle, it's very reasonable.
The handwash has been dermatologically tested and is skin pH friendly. It is 100% soap free and interestingly, has a recommended shelf life of 36 months - this is so nice I usually end up using this up within 2 weeks!
Thanks for reading xx
(also published on Ciao).
When we first got the keys to our cottage we needed to make sure the basics were in place whilst we did some work before we could move in. The obvious things to top the list were tea, sugar, coffee and the kettle but we also needed some soap and a towel too so I bought some Cussons Imperial Leather Moisture Hand Wash.
As I was using it yet again today I realised that I hadn't written a review about it so here it is.
It comes in white plastic bottle with a pump action dispenser, so it's all recycleable.
The label is pretty in pink telling us that the contents are made by Cussons Imperial Leather and that it is Moisture Hand Wash which has 'extra moisturisers for dry skin with jojoba and vitamin E'.
To use you just have to put one hand underneath the hole in the dispenser and press the dispenser down with the other hand. You then get a blob of moisture wash in the palm of your hand.
It is quite thick and creamy - much like a good shower gel really. It smells light and flowery but not sickly. It just smells fresh and clean!
As I put my hands under the running tap and rub them together I get lots of white, creamy lather with that same fresh smell.
The main thing that I wanted this product to do is to get my hands clean after I have been painting, gardening, cleaning etc. and it certainly does that! I just have to rub the lather over my hands and rinse off and there you are - nice and clean again!
The good thing is that as I dry my hands they may feel dry as opposed to wet but they don't feel dry as in not moisturised! This product does help to keep my skin moisturised even though I am doing things likely to make my skin dry such as gardening.
The hand wash costs about £1 for 300ml so it is certainly good value.
According to the back of the bottle the hand wash is 100% soap free, has been dermatologically tested and has a skin friendly PH value. There are of course the usual warnings about washing your eyes with clear water if you should get any of the hand wash in them, but that's pretty standard stuff.
Well this is a short review but, frankly, there isn't anything else to say about this product. It's cheap, it works, it smells nice and it helps to keep my skin nice and soft - end of!
This is a lovely hand wash which really does do what it says it will do. It's meant for dry skin and it has jojoba and vitamin E to moisturise while it cleanses.
It comes in a white bottle with the usual pump action top. It gives you a nice amount when you press it down, and you only have to press it once. The hand wash is white and has a nice smooth texture. It smells quite flowery, which is a nice enough scent but nothing special.
It makes a nice thick lather and feels like it's washing your hands really well. It feels creamy when you use it and it does feel moisturising on your skin. It rinses off easily and you don't get that horrible sticky feeling that some soaps and hand washes can give you.
After using it my hands feel fresh and clean, and the scent does stay on them for quite a while. My skin feels soft and smooth and I really do believe that it has moisturised my skin as it feels much nicer.
This hand wash sells for around £1.50 for a 300ml bottle, which lasts me about a month using it every day.
- Price and Packaging -
This was priced at my local Morrisons for £1.49 for a 300ml bottle and since there was a BOGOF offer on, I couldn't resist trying a different range of hand wash.
I have since seen Imperial Leather Hand washes in Asda for just £1 so not that much of a bargain for me!!
The bottle is transparent plastic so that you can see how much is left and when to replenish.
It looks acceptable on the sink, no need to purchase a soap dispenser which I have used when I have opted for much cheaper products to pretend that I haven't! It doesn't however look as good as the Japanese Spa hand wash which I bought with this one in the offer.
The packaging is very simple but I'm not overly keen on the shades of pink on the front.
The top of the bottle has a white opaque liquid dispenser which doesn't need to be plunged right down to the bottom as a little goes a long way.
What I have found is that unlike other liquid soaps I have used I don't need to wipe my hand along the point of exit as this liquid soap doesn't leave a very fine trail so that's a plus point!
The nozzle doesn't have an open and closed option which many now have, however this isn't a big problem for me as I never use this option, once it's open it stays that way.
Since it doesn't have this option, the nozzle is pushed right down when new and has to be turned to get it in to the dispense mode. / position.
- What do the manufacturer's say about this product? -
~ Dermatologically tested
~ Skin friendly pH
~ 100% soap free
~ Blend of jojoba and vitamin E to moisturise your skin
~ Gently cleanses
~ Leaves your hands feeling moisturised.
- My Experience -
Appearance ~ This is an off-white liquid which has a rich texture to it.
Does it lather up? ~ Yes it does, a little goes a long way so no need to go mad with the plunger!
Smell ~ I can't criticise the smell of this hand wash at all. I really like the fresh, ever so light floral scent so they have certainly got this bit right!
How do my hands feel after using it?
This liquid soap thoroughly cleans my hands and given the fact that the other Imperial Leather hand wash I have been using tends to dry out my hands, I was hoping that the claims of moisturising my hands would be correct.
Not so......... Although it doesn't dry out my already dry hands as much as the other one, for me, it doesn't do the trick as I still feel that I need to use a hand cream afterwards to give that much needed bit of moisture.
Like all of the other dispenser style hand washes that I have used, when you get to the bottom of the container you can't get it all out so there is quite a bit of waste, unless like me you turn it upside down and pour the remains into your next supply, if you have one!
- Imperial Leather hand washes -
~ Kind and caring gentle
~ Japanese Spa
~Hand and face gentle wash
~ Vanilla orchid and rice milk
~ Green tea and kaffir lime
- Final Thoughts -
~ A lovely smell
~ Good lather
~ Much more attractive than a bar of soap on your sink, cleaner & tidier
~ Reasonable price with the BOGOF offer!
~ Level of waste at the bottom of the bottle
~ Doesn't moisturise my skin despite it's claims.
Given that this is branded as containing extra moisturisers for dry skin, overall I am slightly disappointed with the fact that it doesn't do the trick for my mildly dry hands.
Imperial Leather Moisture Hand Wash is part of a range of 5 different hand washes which are available in a 300ml size, from most major supermarkets, and health & beauty stores like Boots and Superdrug.
Why I Bought It
I'm allergic to soap, but as long as I avoid any plain antibacterial varieties I'm usually ok with hand washes, so this is what I tend to buy. When it comes to choosing a hand wash I'm really not fussy as I've never found any that claim extra benefits to actually deliver on their promises, so I tend to just go for whatever's on offer. When looking for a hand wash on my last trip to Tesco, there was a half price offer across the Imperial Leather range, so I picked up 2 different coloured bottles of the stuff and off I went.
The hand wash comes in a white plastic bottle with a pump-action dispenser. Before using it for the first time, the top needs to be twisted until it pops up, and then you'll need to press it a few times to get the product flowing. The shape of the bottle seems to have been designed ergonomically to work with the shape of your hands, having a chunk out of each side where your fingers and thumb would rest when you pick it up. This is a nice idea, but it does seem kind of pointless given that it has a pump-action dispenser so that you don't have to pick it up. Though I suppose it does give it a distinctive look. The top of the dispenser is large enough so that you can use it easily, even with wet hands, and the action of the dispenser is smooth and efficient.
The front of the bottle has a pink swirly design on which the Imperial Leather logo sits, along with the name of the product and the word 'NEW' prominently placed at the top. The back of the bottle has a little more information about the product, ingredients and contact information.
This hand wash contains 'a blend of Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E, known to moisturise dry skin, combined with a delicate fragrance and rich creamy lather to gently cleanse your hands', and it claims to leave your hands feeling moisturised.
Suitability and Warnings
This product is dermatologically tested, has a skin friendly pH, and is 100% soap free, so it should be suitable for sensitive skins.
It is stated on the Imperial Leather website that they do not test their final products on animals, which to me instantly screams, "but the ingredients are tested on animals", so whether or not these products are suitable for people with strong views on the subject of animal testing is debateable.
As with most similar products, there is a warning on the bottle to rinse well with water if the product gets in your eyes.
There are no directions on the bottle (which frankly is quite refreshing, as it does seem rather patronising that most companies think we need to be told how to wash our hands!), so it's just a case of wash and go.
The hand wash is a silky, creamy white liquid with a slight pearlescence to it. It's very runny compared to many hand washes I've used, but still not so runny that it would slip through your fingers before you got a chance to use it. When water is added, a smooth, soft lather is created, which feels really nice on the skin, and it does feel as though it's moisturising my hands. One press of the dispenser gives you just the right amount to wash your hands, and it does feel like they're getting a good thorough clean. The only problem I have when using this product is the scent. It's described on the bottle as having a delicate fragrance, but I find it quite overpowering. It's a very strong, perfumey, floral scent, of the kind which gets right in the back of your throat, and I really don't like it at all.
I was quite impressed with the moisturising effect this had on my hands. As I mentioned before, I've never found any other hand washes to live up to their claims of any extra benefits they're supposed to give you, but this one really does make a difference. My hands feel very soft and smooth immediately after use, and the moisturised feeling lasts a good few hours. My hands also feel very clean and fresh, but that awful scent lingers on my skin for ages and after a while it starts to give me a headache.
Overall I was quite pleased with this product. It lived up to it's claims and kept my hands feeling clean, fresh and moisturised. However, I cannot say I would buy this again, as the scent was just too much for me.
Having a toddler means a lot of hand washing. Having a toddler also means that I don't have time to faff - moisturizing my hands, heck, even managing to rinse all the soap off can, at times, be next to impossible. I therefore try to seek out products that will not dry my hands too much and will be easy to use. I'm also not terribly brand loyal and so will buy a variety of things, depending what's on offer at the time, although, if I don't like something I won't buy it again (as long as I remember that I don't like it!).
I quickly found that pump soaps were easier to use than bar soaps when you've got someone trying to prise you from the sink! Liquid soaps also seem to be more moisturizing, particularly if they are soap-free washes. [Why do I always giggle at the thought of a soap-free soap?]
Imperial Leather was a brand of my childhood, my mother seeing to love the small, beige coloured bars or soap with their foil labels. It has therefore become a brand I trust and so trying their hand washes was a natural step. Moisture Hand Wash is one of a range of handwashes produced under the Imperial Leather brand but it seems to be one of the most widely available.
The hand wash dispenses from a pump action bottle which is slightly opaque. Personally I prefer totally clear bottles as I find it easier to see at a glance when I am running out of wash but you can see the level through the plastic without too much difficulty.
This is one of those soap-free hand washes and it contains jojoba and Vitamin E, both used for their moisturizing properties.
The soap it fairly thick and creamy, certainly thicker than Palmolive liquid soaps, and it feels rather like a hand cream when you first dispense it. A small amount will produce a good level of foam and it rinses well. I have found that you have to lather it quite well to rinse it all off - if there is any wash on your hands that hasn't lathered particularly well then it won't just rinse off quickly. This means that I'm happy to use it but I won't let my son as he tends to want to "do it himself" and I end up with unrinsed wash all over the towels!
The wash is slightly scented with a scent that reminds me of a cross between fading roses and baby powder. It is floral but not so much so that men might object. It's a fresh enough smell but it doesn't linger after rinsing which to my mind is good. It won't interfere with any other scents that you might be wearing throughout the day.
After rinsing my hands do feel clean and they are not taut through dryness. I don't hold much to the overall moisturizing ability of the soap though as I still find that my skin gets very dry and I have to find time to use a moisturizer on my hands. I certainly have used worse though!
The wash doesn't deal with grease too well, so, if for example, I've been chopping raw bacon (or other meat) then I have to use something else (this tends to be the washing up liquid which I KNOW doesn't do my skin any good). The wash is also not good at getting food smells off, such as fish, onion or garlic. Again you'll need something stronger (I can recommend steel soaps for this!).
Overall, this is a handwash I'm happy to have in my bathroom and cloakrooms but it's not one that stands up to the wash needs of the kitchen.
I would recommend it though.
The Imperial Leather Moisture Hand Wash comes from a range of hand washes by Imperial Leather each with different properties. Imperial Leather although famed for their bars of soap now have a growing range of liquid hand washes.
The hand wash comes in an opaque white plastic bottle with a curvy figure so it is easy to hold if you want to pick it up. The label has pink swirls so its quite feminine looking. Although the bottle is opaque it is still easy to see when the hand wash is beginning to run low. There is a push down dispenser on the top which easily dispenses a small amount of the hand wash for you to use. The bottle holds 300ml and costs around £ 1.48 in most supermarkets. I think I bought 2 for £2 in Tesco a few weeks ago when they were on offer.
The hand wash itself is 100% soap free with a skin friendly pH. It is made from a blend of jojoba and Vitamin E and is therefore ideal for dry skin as these things have moisturising properties. The hand wash is white in colour, has a moderately thick consistency and has a light fresh almost floral fragrance.
It foams up well on wet hands and you can feel it beginning to work and soften your hands as you wash. The scent smells lovely and fresh and clean. After rinsing and drying your hands they still smell lightly fragranced and my skin feels softer. Not soft enough that I would not still use a hand moisturiser, but I suffer from eczema and dry skin anyway so would use moisturiser regardless of how softening the hand wash was.
It is a nice hand wash which moisturises as it cleanses and is ideal for wintertime when the harsher colder weather tends to dry your skin more. This is one hand wash that I would recommend and would buy again.
How many times a day do you wash your hands?
I keep meaning to count! Sad isnt it, but depending on what you do, if you have young children or work with food it must amount to a great deal of occasions. Probably most people will wash their hands over 20 times a day and some many more. It depends on your work and circumstances. My daughter has got a puppy and he loves attention but I find I have to wash my hands so much more often when he comes to see us!
I attended a food hygiene course a few years ago and now I am stricter than previously with attention to washing hands, particularly if I am preparing food. It annoys me to see people blowing their noses and then picking up plates to serve food in a restaurant, or pushing back their hair but I digress slightly!
I prefer liquid soap as it is more hygienic, a bar of soap gets covered in germs from other people so cross infection can take place. I usually buy Carex when it is on offer but the last time I needed soap, Imperial Leather was the one on offer at 2 for £2.00 instead of £1.28 for a 300mls bottle.
Pearly white in colour with a pink top and dispenser, it has the well known Imperial Leather sign is on the front of a pink label and the words moisture plus hand wash completes the front. It has a nice shape that is easy to hold if you do need to pick it up.
On the back is a list of ingredients, quite immense for a bottle of hand wash and names I cant pronounce let alone spell! In stylish writing in pink it says, Enjoy the rich and creamy lather, as it gently cleans and cares for all the family. Contains moisturisers and a delicate fragrance.
The bottle can be recycled and there is the Cussons address for comments or information. It is Made in England.
After twisting the dispenser and pumping a couple of times I released the creamy soap onto my hand. Probably one squirt would cover a 5p coin. It was pearly white in colour, quite runny and silly me sniffed it for the fragrance! I sneezed vigorously, not good with wet hands covered in soap! It has a synthetic floral smell, not unpleasant, but a bit too strong for my nose. I added water and rubbed my hands together etc I will add a little about how to wash your hands at the end of this review! Singing Happy Birthday twice over and Ill explain that too! I continued to wash my hands, the soap was OK, but not rich and creamy as it said on the bottle, in fact trying the blow a bubble test between thumb and first finger it didnt work and I always could blow bubbles with the original Imperial Leather block of soap! It quickly rinsed off and I dried my hands, using a towel which I know can harbour germs but I dont have paper towels in the house and it is washed regularly!
Well my hands looked clean, the fragrance was fainter, but still lingered, but within 10 minutes my hands felt a bit tingly and quite dry. I needed to apply some hand lotion.
The men folk in my family arent too keen as it is perfumed and Pink, so even if it is on offer again I will not be buying it as it doesnt do everything it says.
I was quite disappointed as Imperial leather has always been popular in our home.
For further information and general interest I will add the following:-
*The Latest Campaign*
A £2.5 million national awareness campaign on hand hygiene was launched last week (January 12th 2007) with the message: 'Germs - wash your hands of them'.
I quote from an article from the Scottish Executive :-
The campaign will include television adverts, motion-sensored talking posters in public toilets and prompts for customers using some cash machines.
Health Minister Andy Kerr said:
"It is a simple fact that hand washing is one of the single most important things you can do to help to reduce the spread of infections and is the key to preventing ill health. Just wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water and you and your family are more likely to stay healthy.
"We can all play a part in reducing the spread of infection by washing our hands more thoroughly and more regularly.
"Our campaign aims to achieve a widespread and long-term change in attitudes and behaviour, to improve hand hygiene practice and reduce avoidable illness.
Hand hygiene campaign "The key message of the campaign is 'germs - wash your hands of them.' It's a simple message, but washing our hands is something that we don't always do perhaps because our hands don't look dirty, we don't have time, or we don't believe it makes any difference.
"But it does make a difference. The most common way germs are spread is by people's hands and they can carry a range of bugs, including food poisoning and diarrhoea, viruses like flu and more serious germs like MRSA and E-coli.
An associated website has been launched- www.washyourhandsofthem.com, which is worth taking a look at, as it gives very full details on how to wash your hands properly. It states that it should take about 15-20 seconds to wash your hands
properly - this is about how long it takes to sing 'Happy Birthday to You' twice through!
So if you hear lots of people singing in the bathroom or Public loos then you know why!
A blend of jojoba and vitamin E, known to moisturise dry skin, combined with a delicate fragrance and rich creamy lather to gently cleanse you hands / Leaves your hands feeling moisturised /