Product Type: Marks & Spencer Hand & Nail Care
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slightly too sweet coconut
M &'s Coconut Milk Hand Wash
Member Name: europe-chick
M &'s Coconut Milk Hand Wash
Advantages: cheap, on offer at the moment as well, gorgeous fragrance
Disadvantages: the pump on the bottle is a bit stiff, smells a bit too sweet for my liking
I've just recently bought this Coconut Milk hand wash from Marks & Spencer, it's part of their 'essential extracts' toiletries collection, and there's an offer on at the moment whereby you can 'buy one get one half price' over the entire range. The range includes hand washes, shower gels, bath foams, bath creams, hand & body lotions, hand & nail lotions, talcs and antiperspirant roll-ons. Each item in the range is just £1, and so under the offer you get two items for just £1.50 - bargain! I bought the Coconut Milk hand wash and the Cocoa Butter & Vanilla hand wash. I did have a little sniff of a few of the other products in the range and all of the ones that I smelt were lovely. This is the first time that I've used any of the products in the M&S essential extracts toiletries collection, but it definitely won't be the last.
The hand wash comes in a 300ml bottle. The hand wash is a luxurious fairly thick consistency, and it's a transparent clear colour. This smells really rich and coconutty, it smells of suntan oil and summer, however I do find the fragrance to be slightly too sweet for my liking, bordering on sickly sweet to a certain extent. The hand wash leaves my hands feeling lovely and soft, and smelling very coconutty, and the sweet coconut fragrance lingers on my hands for a little while after washing them.
The pump on this hand wash has been a little bit stiff, (and so has the pump on the cocoa butter & vanilla hand wash - maybe there's a design flaw in the pumps) and I have found that it is easy to knock the bottle over as the pump doesn't always depress properly. This is my only gripe with it though as the quality of the hand wash itself is fine. One pump of the hand wash is plenty to adequately wash my hands, it lathers up really well on my hands with just a small amount of water. It is really quite gentle and really kind to my skin, and it doesn't dry out my hands like some hand washes can, even with constant daily use. This leaves my hands perfectly clean.
I would recommend this hand wash, purely for quality alone, and certainly for the low price. I wouldn't however buy this particular fragrance again as I personally found it to be too sweet. I will try other hand washes in the range though as they do sound lovely.
The other hand washes available were; Passion Flower, Grapefruit, Peach & Almond, Wild Berry, and Aloe Vera. Along with the two that I purchased; the Coconut Milk hand wash, and the Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Milk hand wash.
Summary: slightly too sweet coconut
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