Product Type: Cuticura Hand & Nail Care
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An effective product for the whole family
Cuticura Cucumber Hand Hygeine Gel
Member Name: carlz2001uk
Cuticura Cucumber Hand Hygeine Gel
Advantages: Kills bacteria, nice scent, handy size
Disadvantages: A children's version would be excellent
With two little girls, one of whom seems to live with her fingers in her mouth, I always have little bottles of hand sanitizer with me everywhere I go. I favour some brands over others, despite them all doing the same job. Although the differences would be difficult to compare as the results are obviously not something that we can visibly see.
I do make the girls use hand wash at home, but I find that hand sanitizer comes into its own specifically when we are away from the home. Often in public areas I seem to get a little funny about the quality of their hand cleaning products, often which look not much better than watered down cheap soap. My eldest daughter was born with severe reflux and as a result had an operation before she was 4 months old and has always been tiny playing catch up with her height and weight (so much so that at 7 she is in 4 - 5 year olds clothes!), so I feel my obsession with hand sanitising is justified given that she cannot afford to lose weight through the many sickness bugs that seem to go around school.
The 'Kills 99.99% of bacteria fast' is a bold claim and one I can only take at face value as I cannot prove otherwise, however I have noticed differences between when we started using hand sanitizer as a whole and before when we would just use hand wash. We all seem to suffer less from common colds, sniffles, etc. While the girls didn't seem to pick up everything that went round at school, there was the odd occasion when they would and it would really hit them hard, however after using hand sanitizer at least twice a day for the last year or so, I can't remember one occasion when they have been ill during this period.
The quick drying lotion means it dries without fuss, and most importantly without the need for using a hand towel, something which I really don't like unless I'm at home. I often cringe at using cotton towels when disposable paper towels are not available, as if someone before you hasn't done a very good job of hand washing, you are just putting all the germs back on your hands that you've just washed off! Maybe I overthink these things! I have found some of the cheaper brands to dry with a slightly sticky residue however the Cuticura brand doesn't have any such issues and dries quickly and without residue, leaving a subtle, but clean and refreshing scent.
With simple packaging, the 50ml bottle is perfect for handbags. I paid £1 for this bottle, however I have recently seen it cheaper in Home Bargains, where I stocked up on a few. I have recently been to America and after falling in love with the Bath and Body Works store where they have funky little bottles of hand sanitizer that have latex holders with jewels and all kinds of girly stuff on them, this simple little bottle seems extremely boring in comparison and for this reason the girls refuse to use it now! It would be excellent if Cuticura could make a children friendly bottle to make it more appealing to them. I think this would be quite a successful product even if they did make one just for children as it would appeal to mums to buy it in the first place.
Scent wise this one is nice, a very refreshing and cool scent, perfect for spring / summer, although I do prefer the passion flower and mango version but I don't see this as much. There is also a garden mint one, but I haven't tried this one.
The availability of 3 different sizes is good. The 50ml is perfect for a handbag and the 100ml ones are great for the car or the home. The 250ml seems a little big, and I have one of these on my desk at work which seems to have lasted me for ages. I work in HR in a large Teaching Hospital and given the nature of the workplace (all be it not in my immediate surroundings), I constantly feel the need to sanitize my hands at work.
A good product from a reputable brand which is perfect for all the family.
Summary: 4 stars