When you have children at home it is important to keep things as clean and cleansed as possible, which is where this product comes in, Dettol Healthy Touch Antibacterial Hand Wash. As me and my girlfriend use hand washes regularly, and encourage our children to wash hands each time they come in from outside, or before going out in the morning, you wouldn''t believe the amount of hand washes we actually go through. We used to use this particular hand wash a lot, but as there are so many different kinds of hand soaps these days, we have now started to try the newer more modern products available. A great thing about this hand wash, is that it is very easy for kids to use, so upon sending them up to wash there hands, you can rest assured that they can work it easily and wash there hands correctly. I feel that these kinds of hand washes are much better than the older styled soap bars, especially if you have kids, as they seem much more fun but are also much more hyigenic as well. To use this soap is simple, one gentle touch on the dispenser, and enough soap drops into the hands for a good clean, and after rinsing it away with warm water your hands are left feeling fresh and extremely clean. I actually love this hand wash, Dettol seems to me to be a reliable cleaning brand and one that I have now been familiar with for most of my life. Which is why although I may buy and try newer stuff, I can pretty much be certain when I say that I will no doubt be buying this brand of hand wash again in the future. I think it costs about 2.20 pounds for this item in store, which in my opinion is pretty good going, it won''t break the bank balance but will certainly do the job.
Dettol (1930 - )
Born in the UK
When the subject of dispensers gets introduced into conversations, after complaining about the public house toilet facilities to comrades - I find I'm in my comfort zone. The world of dispensers is a subject area I have the tendency to exhaust. To the point that a pint of a frosty 'Becks Vier' may get left long enough to leave ring of condensation on the table surface. Bewildering looks of; 'why I never!' eclipses the faces of my audience - well tempered and remarkably patient usually as well. Albeit, on several occasions during a ten minute, one way conversation they'll disguise a yawn or three - I suppose it takes a big coincidence to meet a like-minded person like myself, who appreciates the nostalgia that lies within the history of the Dettol brand. Generations have survived thanks to Dettol's ability to wipe out germs - well, only 99.9 percent of them. Of course, you can bet it'll be the 0.1 percent Goliath germ that'll launch itself onto your finger just when you've opened a packet of Doritos, seeking out somewhere warm and moist on a quest to multiply.
That unforgettable scent you use to dab on infections and pray profusely for the stinging to stop. 'No pain, no gain'. I was told. The problem was it smelt vile, so it required a generation to pass for me to compute that Dettol was viable as a hand wash. Not because I didn't trust Dettol's cleansing capabilities, but due to the basic impression that any form of fragrant Dettol used would be notoriously medicated and heavy on the nose. Nevertheless, I was pleasantly surprised - the bathroom reeked of air freshener rather than of anything profoundly medicated. The pump action dispenser scent portrayed understated decadence. Yes, I could smell the sweet odour of grapefruit accompanied by a soft floral scent. It flirted with my nasal hairs and then dispersed like a lady of the night, floating into obscurity. A refreshingly quick dalliance - Perfect for a hand wash fragrant, after fifteen minutes the residue of the scent barely lifts its head to the nostril. Obviously tired out after killing 99.9 per cent of germs - One irritation that stands out like a sore thumb, I'm uncertain whether this Dettol hand wash continues to kill germs up until a certain timeframe; say up to half an hour after use; or it is a 'wham bang thank you mam' sort of germ killing.
The safe green Dettol logo still has that pin type of sword stabbed through the middle 't' of Dettol. Reassuringly the icon does illustrate germ killing - helped by a cartoon sparkle at the tip of the 'posh spice' sword, illustrating that germ killing is in fact, a fun occupation. If it really came down to it, I probably would prefer a robust, masculine scent, when it came to eliminating bacteria. At least with the repugnant stench of the yesteryear product, I could believe all germs may perish if not by the ingredients then definitely via the orange dye and stench. The Healthy Touch range, boasts that the 250ml dispenser contains sea minerals and aloe vera, to aid in the healing of lacerations or cuts. Thoughtful yes, but is it necessary? I doubt it, considering it is a hand wash. This is where I feel the brand ethics can override a products initial purpose, in this case it may work efficiently, albeit, I've no way of telling. Unless, I use the hand wash predominantly when a paper cut arises and see the results. Overall, there is no means of knowing whether the sea mineral - aloe vera addition makes a significant difference. Yes, on it's own I believe it does - I'm not so sure in a hand wash.
As the hand wash products are evolving so is the ingredients and it is worth a note that Tetrasodium EDTA is evident in Dettol's 'Healthy Touch' - the ingredient on the 'Cosmetics Database' - portrays 'Tetrasodium' as a mild hazard. This is duly because the ingredient is absorbed quickly via the epidermis directly into the blood stream, leaving a small question mark when it comes down to stimulating cell division abnormalities if absorbed incessantly. The risks are minor but evidently there - so be infrequent when it comes to buying products stipulating 'Tetrasodium EDTA' as an ingredient. Sometimes trying to live a 'natural' lifestyle can do the opposite. Sadly, and regrettably Linda McCartney is a good example. Those who go down the route of not choosing products that are loaded with chemically enhanced paraben preservatives - get trapped into Dettol's 'Health Circus' and opt for Tetrasodium EDTA. Not a healthier move, than the alternative. So, alternate on the household hand washes, although the good old fashioned soap bar in some ways is far better. What is worth a note, is that when the soap bar was apparent in all homes the cancer rates were far less than they are at present.
And the juggly...
Dettol's 'Healthy Touch' hand wash shouldn't be orally ingested; plus avoid the eyes. The product has the 'eco-home' stamp of 'our world' approval on it; therefore it can be recycled. Worth a purchase occasionally - nevertheless, consider 'juggling' hand wash purchases with unscented soap from time to time. Soap lather kills germs too. Naturally, I cannot verify this - just like I can't verify Dettol's 'Healthy Touch' kills 99.9 per cent of bacteria.
At the end of the day, it comes down to trust, and brand wise, Dettol is better than most.
A while ago on a trip to sainsburys I found this Dettol Healthy Touch moisture handwash on offer for 99p. Not one to refuse a good little bargain, I bought this 250ml pump dispenser handwash in the "aloe vera and milk protein" variety (basically the clear version with the white lid if you're looking in the picture) and decided when I got home it would stay in my kitchen as I like to wash my hands frequently before I start cooking and often during (I don't have OCD or anything just when touching raw meats then onto something else, who else doesn't wash their hands?!) Anyway, lets proceed....
*** About the Product ***
Dettol like to make their bold claims that it kills 99.9% of bacteria. I can only assume this to be true as I cannot see the little bacteria buggers swarming around before or after using this handwash as my eyes aren't trained to see something so miniscule so you know, innocent until proven guilty and all that!
Dettol also claim handwashing is best way to prevent spread of illness-causing bacteria and help your family stay healthy...so any illness any of us get in future I will assume some little bugger in our household did not wash his/her hands!
This handwash is also advertised (in small font I may add) as providing the skin with delicate care and has a fresh fragrance of sea minerals. Containing aloe vera and milk protein it is to leave hands soft, moisturiaed and protected from bacteria. It is also dermatologically tested.
*** My Opinion ***
With all the hype on the packaging I am actually quite disappointed with this product! Heres why...
1. It is a clear liquid that is EXTREMELY runny. Pressing down on the pump it excretes a large quantity onto my hands which just seems to seep everywhere and create a bit of a mess.
2. Rubbing the handwash into my hands and and simultaenously under the tap of running water it doesn't even lather. Like no bubbles whatsoever. I am not all frills etc but from a handwash I do expect some kinds of soapy effect to ease my mind in that I am actually washing my hands and making them clean! It just seems to mix with the water and slide around my palm and the back of my hands until I wash my hands enough so it has all rinsed off.
4. It leaves my hands annoyingly dry and they just feel ashy and unmoisturised. So much for all the goodness with the aloe vera and milk protein malarky! I then have to moisturise my hands afterwards as this handwash just seems to absorb any moisture my hands ever owned!
5. The smell isn't aloe vera or milk at all. Smells more like grapes somehow?! Green grapes to be specific. Not that I don't like the smell of grapes just not sure why this handwash smells that way!
*** Would I recommend? ***
No way. Not a good thing to say about this handwash really. I actually think a supermarket basic own brand would probably do a much better job! I am literally using this until it runs out and in which case I most certainly won't be buying it again. Very disappointed by Dettol.
I like to use liquid soap around my house in the bathrooms and the kitchens for hand washing and one of my favourites is this hand wash from Dettol. Now, when I hear the word Dettol I think of disinfecting capabilities and that's exactly what this hand wash possesses. Dettol hand wash is said to kill 99.9% of germs and leaves hands feeling soft, moisturised and protected from bacteria.
I love the fact that this soap is not just a nice pretty smelling soap but actually something that will kill germs when you wash your hands instead of just perfuming them. With a dog, cat, two children, one of which I am still sterilising things for, I need to make sure that I have safe clean hands whenever I am touching them, preparing food, after cleaning and after playing with the animals etc and by washing with this Dettol soap I can ensure that.
The soap comes in a plastic bottle with a pump action at the top so it's very easy to get the soap out. It's fairly thick and creamy and lathers up well. What I like about it is that it actually has a nice scent and does not smell of disinfectant like you would expect Dettol to do. The hand wash includes extract of cotton milk and camomile so it has that lovely creamy fresh clean smell.
A 250ml bottle costs £2.09 and is something that I recommend.
I always have handwash in our bathroom as if I leave a bar of soap for my daughter to use she ends up with it jumping out of her hands and bouncing all over the bathroom! She enjoys picking her own handwash wehn we gfo shopping which I allow as it encourages her to wash her hands after using the toilet.
I bought this handwash in Tesco with a couple of others when they were on offer, these handwashes usually cost about £2 each but I bought them on offer at half price which i think was a really good price for a decent handwash.
The handwash comes packaged in a pump action plastic bottle and you can see the dark cream coloured liquid inside. The bottle displays the Dettol logo and the statement that the handwash will killl 99.9% of bacteria. On the back of the bottle it states "extract of cotton milk and camomile kills 99.9% of germs and leaves hands feeling soft, moisturised and protected from bacteria. Dermatologically tested ensuring it is kind to your skin."
The pump needs to be turned to open the first time you use it but then I leave it open so that my daughter can manage to use it herself, the liquid is pretty thick but dispenses easily and it lathers up really well. You only need one squirt for each hand wash and this gives ample soap to give your hands a good clean although getting my daughter to understand only one squirt is needed wash a nightmare to begin with. The soap smells fresh and slightly floral although the smell doesn't really stay on your hands for very long.
I am confident that this handwash gives our hands a good clean and hope that it does kill the amount of bacteria it promises, we have a bottle situated in the bathroom and the kitchen and would buy it again just hope I find it on offer again.
Keeping your hands clean is one of the biggest things you can do to help yourself in the fight against bacteria and colds & flu so having a good quality handwash is very important but is this one that fits the bill?
- The handwash comes in an easy to use pump action bottle which sits nicely on the edge of your sink or basin without toppling over. The pump also ensures that you can easily use the handwash whenever needed without worrying about knocking it over and spilling it everywhere.
- Great quality handwash can cost quite a lot but this is a real value for money product with a bottle costing around £1 for a 250ml bottle which will last for a number of handwashes.
- A strong anti-bacterial handwash which kills 99.9% of bacteria ensures that you are doing your bit to help stop the spread of germs and illnesses caused by them.
- Having used a couple of different varieties of this handwash I have found that the moisturising option is my favourite as it leaves your hands feeling very soft and fresh whilst still keeping that excellent anti-bacterial cleaning power you want.
- Handwash that leaves your hands smelling fresh as well as being and feeling clean is something I really look for whenever I buy any handwash and I have found that these handwashes smell great. As I have already said I am a fan of the moisturising version and this contains Aloe Vera and Milk protein which gives a truly great scent.
Overall these handwashes are extremely strong yet gentle and enable you to have clean and fresh hands with the pressing of the pump action bottle. Killing 99.9% of bacteria I feel assured that my hands are truly clean and helping in the fight against the spread of germs and bacteria that spread illnesses, colds and flu. Great value for money and long lasting cleaning from each and every bottle so I highly recommend having this in your kitchen or bathroom to do your bit in that fight against illness causing germs and bacteria.
I love purchasing new handwashes for my home and am particularly fussy with the products I use in my kitchen, as in my opinion they must be antibacterial. Unfortunately if I see anything new whilst out shopping it will generally end up in my supermarket trolley to be taken home for the Alyson product test! I have to say that I wasn't surprised that my latest purchase was not listed in Dooyoo's extensive catalogue, particularly as prior to me buying it I was not even aware that this product existed. Consequently, I made a product suggestion to inform you of my experience of using Dettol Healthy Touch Refresh Handwash, which is brought to us by Reckitt Benckiser.
Appearance of the product
The handwash is presented to us in a curved 250ml transparent plastic container with an easy to operate large white pump dispenser. The familiar logo of Dettol and the sword trademark are located in the upper left hand side and underneath we are advised that this product will kill 99.9% of bacteria. What I absolutely adore about this product is that it contains grapefruit extract and in the upper right hand corner we are provided with an image of two mouth-watering segments.
Using the handwash
Only one press of the dispenser is required to dispense a sufficient amount for a good hand wash and it is then that we witness the gorgeous refreshing aroma. Its' appearance reminds me of golden runny honey, as it is a beautiful rusty orange and the consistency is fairly thick and very luxurious. As soon as I rub my hands together under the running tap the wash transforms into a plentiful lather and thoroughly cleanses my hands whilst allowing me to experience the delightfully fresh fragrance. Rinsing is extremely easy and leaves a delicate trace of grapefruit, which is extremely favourable, particularly whilst in the kitchen when preparing food.
I feel that although this handwash is antibacterial it is very gentle and caring for my skin and I have the reassurance that almost all bacteria is eradicated. I do not suffer any adverse reaction whilst using, which is a real positive, particularly as I tend to suffer major problems with my hands during the cold winter months, as they tend to split and subsequently bleed across my knuckes. Consequently, some hand washes can sting and cause considerable redness.
Unfortunately, I am not in a position to state if this product is moisturising, as I always apply a good quality hand cream after every hand wash. I say this because in the past I have been prescribed steroid creams for my extremely poor hands, which would frequently become infected. However, my husband used the product alongside me and as someone who does not generally suffer with problems with his hands he found the wash to be extremely kind to his skin. My hubby's hands are in a much better condition than mine and always seem to be soft and smooth, so I am of the opinion that this product contains a fairly high element of moisturising properties due to the fact that his hands continued to remain silky smooth.
A real positive with this product is that the pump dispenser does not drip, unlike many other brands, which leave messy blobs all over your sink! Another positive is that the dispenser reaches to the base of the bottle, but as the centre of this area is slightly raised I find that it is impossible to dispense the small amount of wash that gathers either side. Saying that though, I have yet to find a soap dispenser that actually allows you to remove all of the product. The container is a sturdy plastic, so does not mishape the more the product is used.
I do not agree with copying long lists of ingredients into reviews, particularly as this product contains over 30, so if you are interested in purchasing this product and are prone to allergies I would recommend you check out the reverse of the bottle prior to purchase.
We are provided with the usual information whereby we are informed to keep the product out of our eyes and to rinse with warm water if contact occurs and we are also advised that the bottle is recyclable once empty.
Price and Availability
You should be able to purchase Dettol Healthy Touch Refresh Handwash in all good supermarkets and chemists and I would advise that until 7 December 2010 Tesco are currently selling this product on a "buy one get one free" offer for £1.98.
As this is such a luxurious and effective handwash it receives 5 stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.