Product Type: Original Source Hand & Nail Care
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Not raspberry enough for me!
Original Source Vanilla Milk & Raspberry Hand Wash
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Original Source Vanilla Milk & Raspberry Hand Wash
Advantages: Moisturises the skin
Disadvantages: The smell
In my house the en-suite is my territory, my other half has sole use of the main bathroom unless of course I want a bath. Therefore, my en-suite is quite girly! The décor in the master bedroom is a plum colour which I wanted to keep into the en-suite but I decided to add in pink tones just to make it feel girly. But of course with my OCD it meant that the products I use such as hand wash, mouth wash even my tooth brush have to be pink! I can't have any mis-matching products in terms of colour so when I recently needed a new hand wash a month or so ago I was obviously on the look out for something pink!
So much search led me to the Original Source Vanilla Milk & Raspberry Hand Wash. Now I am not a lover of anything vanilla but I bought it regardless as I love raspberries and of course the colour of the hand wash fitted in with my bathroom - blame the OCD! I am quite familiar with the brand Original Source having used their products on and off for over 10 years. I still remember their first shower gel I tried which was lemon based and have been consistently pleased with their products ever since having expanded through the years Original Source seem to have kept grounded. Hopefully this hand wash would be as I would have expected and would be a permanent fixture in my en suite (after all I couldn't find another pink hand wash!).
What Original Source have to say:-
"This fantastic hand wash smells delicious, feels delicious and tastes disgusting. So keep it strictly on your hands, and give them the well-deserved indulgent wash they've been waiting for. Your paws will feel soft and smelling sweet, just wait for the compliments to roll in."
The hand wash itself is contained within a slightly mis-shaped square sized bottle which features a pump top for easy dispensing. The bottle itself is plastic but is slightly opaque but it still allows you to see the product itself but isn't a standard clear bottle. On the front in typical Original Source style is the product's name in pink, red and black tones and in the normal Original Source font type. The packaging is perfectly fitting for the hand wash and does differ in style stakes from other hand washes available. On the back of the bottle is all the usual information you would expect such as the ingredients list and contact information for Original Source should you need to contact them.
The hand wash itself is a lovely shade of pale pink which if not looked at properly could be mistaken as white and does have quite a creamy look to it. The consistency is ideal for a hand wash because as soon as you pump it out onto your hand it doesn't run off down the plug hole so there is no wastage. You don't need a lot of the hand wash as it lathers up quite easily. Don't expect frothy white bubbles as some hand washes give as this gives more of a creamy lather instead which is easily rinsed away. Because you don't actually need to use a lot at each go the bottle will last for quite some time so you don't need to be too heavy handed when using it!
I don't know what I was expecting with the smell of the Original Source Vanilla Milk & Raspberry hand wash. I did worry that the vanilla aroma would over take everything and make it into quite a sickly fragrance rather than something subtley sweet. However, I have to say that I really don't like the fragrance of this hand wash and as soon as I finish the bottle the better. Instead of having a sweet but gentle aroma I find that it has got quite a synthetic sweetness about it which I find really off putting. According to a review on the Original Source website they said the product had been re-vamped and instead of a raspberry sherbert type scent it has been replaced with a raspberry milkshake type scent. Now although I didn't know the product had been re-vamped the latter of the scents actually sums it up. I don't like the aroma at all, I find it quite sickly although it isn't overpowering in anyway I do use the hand wash quite sparingly.
The aim of the hand wash was to keep your hands moisturised and I have to say my hands are still lovely and smooth and despite suffering occasionally from eczema on my wrists it has perfectly gentle on my skin and no irritation has occurred whatsoever. So on this point I cannot complain whatsoever as it has done its job which I am pleased with. But despite Original Source's product description (see above) offering a hand wash that smells delicious this is something I just cannot agree with but what I do agree with is that it manages to keep the skin soft so to rate this hand wash I would give 3 stars.
Overall, 3 stars sums up review, knocking off 2 for the scent which I think is fair in my opinion. Unfortunately I won't be buying it again and I will be pleased when I've finished the bottle. I'd recommend to those that like those sweet body care products as it may be quite suitable but for me I just don't like it which is a shame as it does a great job at keeping your hands smooth but no doubt I will find another more suitable hand wash! But on another note if you know of a pink hand wash please let me know!!
~ Useful Info ~
Brand: Original Source
Price: From £2.00
Availability: Supermarkets, pharmacies and discount stores
Misc: Vegan friendly
Summary: A hand wash with a synthetic scent
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