Product Type: Enliven Hand & Nail Care
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Over 99.9% dead in 15 seconds!
Enliven Active Care Hand Sanitizer
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Enliven Active Care Hand Sanitizer
Advantages: Kills germs, easy to use
Disadvantages: None apart from the fact that I can't see the germs to measure effectiveness
I am not a neurotic mother, and can honestly say that I donít worry about every germ children may inadvertently pick up. However, sometimes, especially when we are out and about for the day, and having a picnic, I do like to think that hands are at least half way clean. Sometimes, itís not possible to get to a sink with soap and water, so in our cool bag, I always carry some of this; in fact, I carry a little bottle in the car as well, so in good Girl Guide style, I stay prepared for any eventuality!
~~SoÖwhat is it?~~
The product is, no unsurprisingly, since thatís its name, a hand sanitizer. It claims to kill over 99.99% (is this possible?) of bacteria within 15 seconds
~~Product and Packaging~~
This is an easy little bottle to carry around.
The product comes in a 100ml plastic bottle- clear so you can see how much is left. The bottle itself is slightly squezy, presumably so you can squeeze the gel out. It has a flip up, press down lid, so as long as the lid is pressed down firmly, there is little chance of spillages.
The sanitizer itself is a clear gel with a very faint and subtle kind of antiseptic smell.
This is very simple. You simply wet your (or anotherís ) hands with the gel and rub over the hands until dry. There is a warning in capitals, that you must not wash it off; I assume so that the product has the necessary 15 seconds to kill the bacteria.
~~Price and Availability~~
I bought several bottles of this for £1 a bottle, which I think is excellent value. I canít find the RRP, but assume it will be slightly more.
The sanitizer is also available in lemon, and the company produces several other hand washes.
~~Other bits of information~~
Made by: enliven ltd., UK
The product does contain alcohol, so is flammable- no lighted matches close to it, obviously!
~~What I think of it~~
I like this product, most especially for the peace of mind it gives me if small folk are about to tuck into a packet of crisps, whilst in a field in the middle of nowhere and no chance to wash hands. I do tend to insist on hands washed before eating, so would feel a bit of a hypocrite if this rule was forgotten when they were especially grubby.
There is the argument that I canít see the germs, so how do I know the product is killing them? I donít, but I assume it does, because it says so on the bottle.
The product is very easy to use. Once applied to the hands, it rubs in easily, and is very quickly absorbed by the skin. Surprisingly, it leaves no noticeable after smell, and we certainly notice no taste after the sanitiser is rubbed inÖgood news if you are about to tuck into your picnic. Since itís so easy to use, children will make use of it, and because there is no nasty sticky residue, there are generally no grumblings.
Itís easy to carry round, and because the bottle is plastic and takes up very little space, it makes sense to pop one in your bag when travelling.
A no fuss product which has certainly done us no harm; at the price it is, I will certainly be using this again, and would recommend it as a useful hand cleanser/ germ killer.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: Handy hand sanitiser
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