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I never go anywhere without a bottle of hand sanitizer in my bag, I'm not particularly paranoid but I think we touch so many germs these days especially with keyboards, mobiles, public loos, handling animals and their litter trays, and that makes it an essential handbag item, also being diabetic means I have to test my blood and inject myself several times a day, obviously this requires clean hands. I was recently in my local Homebase where they had a huge bin of bits and pieces for £1.00, it was the scented candles that drew me to the bin but they also had some twin packs of hand sanitizers in wild berry fragrance so I bought a pack.
The sanitizer comes attached to a card with a plastic cover over the bottles and is made by Handy, I've not heard of this make before. The card is mainly purple and yellow and had Wild Berry hand sanitizers written across the top, the pack also informs the customer that this is a twin pack and the sanitizer will help to kill germs without water or towels. The card behind the gel is covered in various berries.
The back of the pack gives the usual information you would expect to find on this type of product, the instructions for use and the ingredients. It also gives a small warning about the product being flammable and it must be kept away from your eyes.
The directions for use state a thumbnail size blob of gel should be put in your palm and the hands then rubbed together, it also advises that children under 6 years should be supervised when using this but I personally feel this would be too harsh for young skin and wouldn't use it on a young child.
The gel bottle is made from clear plastic, has a bright pink flip top lid, and contains 2fl oz of sanitizer. The labels on the front and back of the bottle basically repeats everything that's written on the card but its very hard to read on the back of the bottle so if you are interested in reading the ingredients etc I would suggest reading the packaging before you throw it away.
The gel itself looks bright pink in the bottle but when you use it its much paler, its quite a runny gel and you need to rub it in straight away other wise it may slide straight off, having said that the gel quickly rubs in and dries quickly leaving absolutely no stickiness on my skin in fact it actually leaves my hands feeling really soft which I was surprised about.
I've been using this wild berry gel for a few weeks now and have had no reaction to it, it hasn't made my skin sore or itchy and it leaves my hands feeling really clean. I paid just £1.00 for two bottles which in my opinion is a good price however I wont be buying it again. While it does the job its meant to do perfectly it smells horrible, admittedly the smell is faint and soon fades away completely but it actually smells like a very bad fruit vodka. There is a slight fruit smell mingled with alcohol but its certainly not berries.
This is a shame really because apart from the smell the sanitizer gel is fine, it rubs in quickly, leaves no stickiness and doesn't leak in my handbag, however I wont be buying again and I cant give it my full recommendation.