Product Type: Cussons Hand & Nail Care
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Smells like you're having a bath!
Imperial Leather Jasmine Touch Handwash
Member Name: Holland1
Imperial Leather Jasmine Touch Handwash
Advantages: Gorgeous smell which lingers, matches our colour scheme (!), good value for money
Disadvantages: Doesn't always remove all make-up from hands, purple might put some people off
I bought this handwash for two reasons. Firstly, the colour matched the colour scheme in our bathroom, and secondly, it cost £1 for 300ml from Morrisons. Most £1 handwashes only contain 250ml so I felt a bit smug that I got a bit extra for my money. Every little helps, and as my mother says, if you look after the pennies the pounds look after themselves.
The handwash is packaged in the usual plastic pump dispensing bottle, and the pump seems to work fine on this one. For general purposes, one pump's worth of handwash is adequate, but I'll pump it twice if my hands are particularly dirty for whatever reason. It lathers really well, although I've noticed since getting married and wearing rings on my finger, I don't go to as much effort to lather soap as I hate the feeling of anything getting underneath my jewellery, although this one creates a good lather with minimal effort.
The best thing about this handwash is the smell. I wasn't sure what to expect from the fragrance "Jasmine touch", as I couldn't really pick out the smell of jasmine, but the best way to describe it would be by saying it smells like you've run a bath with Radox. In fact, the first time I used it, my husband walked past the bathroom afterwards and thought I had had a sneaky bath whilst upstairs! The smell is herbal, but with a hint of floral about it so it doesn't smell like it belongs in the kitchen. Looking at the description online, this must be the "sweet violet" which adds to the pleasant smell. It also lingers in the room for a little while after using it, which is nice especially in the bathroom.
The cleaning powers of the product are on a par with most. I do find sometimes when I've applied make-up, that it doesn't manage to get all of it off my hands. I know this because when I dry my hands I sometimes notice make-up coloured stains being left on the towel. I find this is true of most handwashes, so maybe I'm not lathering up enough. Either way, I'm deducting a star for this reason.
I can't really say I've noticed any moisturising properties to this handwash, although it doesn't claim to moisturise so I can't judge it for this. My hands are exceptionally dry now the colder weather is here, so I'll always make sure I'm topping up with hand cream throughout the day. For this reason, it's only an added bonus if handwash moisturises my hands, rather than something I've come to expect.
I would definitely buy this handwash again. It's as effective as most rival products, and you get a bit more for your money with the 300ml container. It is one of the nicest smelling handwashes I've tried, although I guess the purple colour won't fit in with many people's colour schemes. Four stars from me.
(Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
Summary: One I will buy again
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