Product Type: Palmolive Hand & Nail Care
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A luxurious hand wash from Palmolive
Palmolive Bergamot & Verbena Handwash
Member Name: alyson29
Palmolive Bergamot & Verbena Handwash
Date: 14/11/12, updated on 14/11/12 (99 review reads)
Advantages: Smells absolutely stunning and thoroughly cleanses the skin
Disadvantages: None for me
I adore using beautiful toiletries and am always open to the challenge of trying and testing something new. I believe it was just before Christmas last year when I noticed that Palmolive had introduced two rather luxurious looking hand washes to their range; one of which was Bergamot and Verbena with the other being Lavender. I made a purchase of both and placed them into my mother's Christmas pamper hamper. However, her highly positive comments resulted in me making a purchase of both with this review discussing Bergamot and Verbena.
If you are familiar with the long running range of Palmolive hand washes, you will be aware of the rather chunky appearance of the bottles. However, both of the new additions display eye-catching curvaceous transparent plastic bottles with the Bergamot and Verbena being of a calming sage green. In addition to the appearance of the packaging, it was the main text that captured my attention, particularly as it resembles that of an old fashioned typewriter. I like the inclusion of the image located on the centre of the bottle of a display of bergamot leaves, which further adds to the up market appeal of the packaging.
I cannot admit to ever having previously witnessed the fragrance of bergamot and on unscrewing the bottle to take a sniff, I was overwhelmed with the most stunning, uplifting and zesty aroma, which I would describe as similar to that of lemons. Being the inquisitive person that I am I carried out a little research and discovered that bergamot is a fragrant fruit similar in size to an orange. I wouldn't recognise the aroma of verbena if it smacked me in the nose, so a further google satisfied my curiosity where I learned that it is a flower and further sniffs of the bottle had me detecting its delicate floral aroma.
The bottle offers a good sized pump dispenser to enable a sufficient amount of the hand wash to be released with a single press. It offers a good consistency and I found that only a small amount was required to effectively cleanse my hands and remove any dirt and impurities. Unlike some brands of hand washes that I've previously used, the dispensing unit did not drip, so definitely a bonus in my book. The hand wash was effortlessly rinsed away with warm water without leaving any residue. I adore hand washes that leave a lasting aroma lingering on the surface of my skin and this product definitely achieved this, as my hands smelled absolutely stunning for a good while afterwards.
An important factor with hand washes for me is that I cannot afford for them to be drying, particularly as the skin on my hands is problematic where it is frequently dry and will split and subsequently bleed along my knuckles. However, despite the hand wash containing zest I cannot report of suffering from any dryness although I cannot admit to it offering any moisturising properties. Palmolive does not make any false claims in this area and simply advise that the product is refreshing and aromatic and I would wholeheartedly agree with this statement.
As with most hand washes, the dispensing unit does not quite reach to the bottom of the bottle, so in order to use the remaining drops I removed the unit and banged the underside of the bottle over my hands to release the last of the hand wash. For some reason I believed the hand wash would offer a herby fragrance, but I was over the moon when I discovered it to emit an extremely uplifting and refreshing scent and I have since made further purchases when I have been able to obtain it discounted from its normal price of £2. I would previously decant all of my hand washes into china bottles, but the bottle is very appealing and will not look out of place when situated next to the sink.
I can highly recommend Palmolive Bergamot and Verbena Hand Wash, which at the time of writing, is available in Asda for £1 a bottle, so of course, it has been necessary for me to stock up! I would love for Palmolive to introduce some more fragrances to this new range and also make them available in bathing products.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A luxurious hand wash from Palmolive
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