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WHAT IS IT?
Hand wash that is made by Neals Yard. It has got a citrus fragrance and is made of natural ingredients.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You wet your hands and apply some of the hand wash using the pump that is on the top of the bottle. Rub your hands together and then rinse the hand wash off thorough. You must rinse it properly because I have seen that it makes the skin on my hands quite sore and itchy if I do not do this properly and rinse with alot of plain water.
WHAT I THINK
I like the smell of this hand wash very much but it does not smell as strong as I thought it was going to. The smell stays on my hands after I have washed them but not for very long and the smell is faint so I do not think other people would be able to smell it.
My hands feel very clean after I have used this hand wash and I like that it removes dirt you can see and makes my hands feel so clean that I know it has removed dirt that you can not see also.
I am a beautician and when I get home after work my hands have stains of make up and dye on them and this hand wash removes all of it. I put some onto my nail brush also because I think it is very good at cleaning dirt that has got under my nails.
You have to use only a small amount to clean your hands so the bottle of handwash lasts for a long time. It is only me that uses it because my children have got their own bottles of handwash.
This makes my hands feel soft but if it is not rinsed properly it makes the skin very dry and I do not like that because it feels like it takes longer to rinse my hands than wash them.
A bottle of this hand wash costs about £9 and I think that is expensive but value also because this is a very nice product that I like using very much.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
Up until this Christmas I hadn't even heard of Neal's Yard Remedies. Then, I received quite a few of their products as gifts and now am a fan of the company and its products.
Neal's Yard Remedies is a British chain of cosmetics stores. Its main aim or focus should I say is on natural remedies and getting away from the synthetic chemical approach to beauty and skincare that most other companies out there seem to have. They say on their website that their vision was to bring the expertise of the apothecary and a holistic approach to health and beauty to local people and their communities.
They actually have the following statement on their website, "What matters to us are people, their health and their happiness. We're obsessed with discovering and delivering natural ways to improve health and well-being and delivering outstanding natural and organic skin and body care products. We also believe passionately that our environment is of vital importance, both in its own right, and as the source of many of the plants and herbs vital to our wellbeing. That's why we actively support and promote organic,"
The first Neal's Yard Remedies shop actually opened as far back as 1981. It was opened in a corner of Neal's Yard in Covent Garden, London, hence the name. The founder, Romy Fraser. was interested in alternative medicine and wanted to bring together all the varying natural remedies available in one shop.
Going into one of their shops your met with a interesting smell of lots of weird and wonderful fragrances, it's a bit like stepping back in time into a proper chemist store with lots of lotions and potions. It has such a great look to it and to me, the packaging and the bottles are part of the product as well. The store actually attest to this as well. They say that way back in 1617 when apothecaries were the fountain of all knowledge when it came to herbal products, the distinctive features of their trade were the blue bottles filled with herbs and potions. They wanted to bring that kind of look back into their stores which is why now, a lot of their products are sold in gorgeous looking blue bottles.
The Citrus Hand wash itself comes in a gorgeous dark blue glass bottle. It has a black plastic pump action at the top in order to get out the hand wash. The wash is said to cleanse and freshen all skin types but is especially good to keep in the kitchen due to the fact that it can combat food smells such as garlic and onion on the hands. I have mine in the kitchen because I do hate it when I smell like onions the day after I have cut them and I have to say that this hand wash does take away the lingering smell.
The smell of the lotion to me is very lemony. However, it does have other citrus ingredients in it. Essential oil of anti-sceptic lemon is combined with conditioning extract of ho leaf, sweet orange and grapefruit oils. It definitely lingers on your hands after you have used the wash. The hand wash itself is clear and almost has a serum type consistency to it. It lathers up well and what's nice is that you only need a little bit in order to wash your hands.
You can buy the products in a dedicated Neal's Yard Remedies shop as well as department stores like John Lewis. A 200ml bottle of the Citrus Hand wash costs £9.30.
I recently bouight this Neal's Yard Remedies Citrus Hand Wash as a break from buying Carex which although very good looks a bit boring package wise and I wanted something a bit trendier. Neal's Yard Products are based on natural ingredients and this Citrus Handwash has esential oils of lemon and grapefruit plus ho leaf in it. I use one in the kitchen for after cooking and also in the bathroom and it cuts through grease and residue and leaves hands smelling fresh and feeling clean without being dry. The packaging is obviously a strong point and it comes in a cobalt blue 200ml glass bottle with a pump action top. It is more expensive than the brands you can buy in Boots or your local supermarket but it feels more of a luxury and looks a whole lot nicer too and it also lasts for about 3 months when using it daily.
A refreshing liquid soap containing essential oils of antiseptic lemon, cleansing orange plus grapefruit and ho leaf, with mild vegetable derived detergents and foaming agents /