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      12.03.2013 04:12
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      A great handwash suitable for any bathroom

      Palmolive Liquid H/wash Antibacterial Hygiene Plus Reviews
      =The Soap=
      Palmolive seems to be a household name and a leader in the field of hand washes, with literally a choice or fragrance for all tastes, budgets, and needs. The one I am reviewing is the Palmolive Liquid Hand wash Antibacterial Hygiene Plus. That is a mouthful in itself, according to Palmolive this has a maximum of bacterial protection than other soaps, and in my opinion making it the ideal hand wash for the bathroom.

      =The Bottle=
      The bottle is a clear plastic bottle, a slightly rounded shape, and the lid is a pump action in white plastic. The gel itself is blue in colour. On the front of the bottle is a see through plastic label with the description of the Soap and the name Palmolive, on the rear is another clear label giving the details of the ingredients of the soap.

      =Size/Price=
      The bottles are a 300ml size and are priced around £2 although they can be picked up on offers.

      =To Use=
      Once you have twisted the dispenser, you are ready for use, one squeeze and you get a good amount of hand wash, I would say that of the size of about a 10p piece, run under water, lather up and give your hands a good rub. The smell is pleasant, not over bearing, but you do get a smell of lavender.
      Palmolive states that the soap cleans and removes bacteria without making hands dry and rough.
      I find that after use my hands smell pleasant, and I do feel that they are clean, and with the antibacterial I feel confident that I'm doing my bit in not spreading germs.

      =Lasting=
      With a household of four, I find that a bottle lasts anything between a week and a week and a half.

      =Would I recommend=
      I would highly recommend this product, as it worth the extra pennies.

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      20.12.2012 23:47
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      A nice hand wash

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      One for the grown ups
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      This is the handwash I currently have in our bathroom, alongside the chocolate orange one I have also reviewed. My daughter has laid claim to the latter, and has told my husband and I that this blue soap "is for the grown ups".

      And in a way it is quite a grown up soap! It is a lovely deep blue colour. It is dermatalogically tested and promises to remove 99.9% of bacteria while refreshing hands.

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      Unusual scent
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      I think this handwash has a slightly odd fragrance. It is quite fresh and slightly fruity, but it is hard to describe exactly what this smells of. It is a bit unusual to be honest, but it is subtle enough to be inoffensive. It lathers nicely enough and just one squirt is enough to thoroughly wash my hands I find.

      After washing my hands, they do feel really fresh and clean, and not too dry either which is an added bonus, as I do find quite a lot of hand soaps can make my hands feel really dry after use. And the soap leaves behind a fresh and clean fragrance on the hands - this fades quickly though.

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      The verdict
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      I like this handwash as it does seem to thoroughly clean hands, and it is reassuring to know that it kills bacteria. However I would prefer a slightly stronger and more pleasant fragrance - the smell of this is a bit underwhelming and for that reason I will take off one star.

      This is widely available from the usual places and although it costs £2, you will always find it on offer for around £1 or as part of an offer alongside another product.

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      10.03.2012 15:18
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      Good kitchen hand wash from Palmolive.

      Two or three weeks ago I needed to replace the liquid handwash in the kitchen of the house that I work in. I was looking for something that would please everyone in the house. Mainly it is full of golf or rugby playing men who do a bit of their own cooking or, if they are not eating out, bring in a take away. I opted for Palmolive liquid hand wash as it has only a light fragrance and I could be confident that everyone who used it, including me would have clean hands after use. It is one of my fears that a guest will become ill whilst on holiday so I try to keep everything as clean as I can in the bathrooms and the kitchen which everyone has access too.

      Palmolive hygiene-plus has worked very well as I can tell from the amount that is now left in the clear bottle that it has been well used. The liquid is an attractive turquoise blue with a white pump action top. On the bottle, written above a lot of nice blue bubbles, is" refreshing with natural anti-bacterial agent. Antibacterial Handwash Removes 99.9% of Bacteria" On the reverse the same information more or less is stated but it also states that it is dermatologically tested.

      Into The Blue.

      To use it simple depress the white top of the pump handle and a 10p size blob of the almost gel like blue handwash will appear in the palm of your hand. Add a little water and rub away those germs and dirt. It is hardly frothy at all and rinses off your hands easily leaving a fresh, very light scent which will not offend the most macho of sportsmen! I have now used it frequently and have found it to be kind to my hard working hands and I also like that it does not leave a scent that conflicts with any cooking I am doing. If you lift a spoonful of a dish to your nose to smell it you don't want a noseful of tropical sunburst morning flowers or such!

      What's the Secret Palmolive.

      I would like to know what is the natural antibacterial ingredient that it contains but I cannot discover what it is even on their web site, www. Palmolive.eu.com. Another little mystery is that it advises to avoid contact with marble, limestone and stainless steel which seems to me a strange combination, you should also keep it out of direct sunlight. I keep this bottle in a neat little plastic tray next to the sink but it is something to bear in mind.

      My Opinion.

      It has found favour with my sporty guests and with myself and I will buy it again for use in the kitchen but choose something a little more exciting for the bathrooms. I paid 1.99pounds for 300ml in Morrisons, which is a little more expensive than some but it is an attractive shaped bottle and colour and a very light fragrance.

      I am going to give it 4 stars because of the materials which you have to avoid it coming into contact with.

      Readily available in supermarkets. The bottle is recyclable. Has 12months life after opening.

      Thanks for reading my review which may also be posted on Ciao under splishsplash

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      20.01.2012 08:41
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      A good quality hand wash product that I will buy again!

      I am not loyal to any one particular brand when it comes to buying hand wash and hand soap products for my house hold. I often buy whatever product is on offer or whatever one catches my eye when I am in the drugstore or supermarket. I knew I was running low on my supply at home recently and so took the opportunity to buy some liquid hand soap when I was shopping in a local (independent) pharmacy store. The product that I bought is from the well-known "Palmolive" brand and is called "Hygiene-Plus Antibacterial Handwash". I paid only £1 for the bottle of liquid hand wash which is 300ml in size.

      The packaging for the product is fairly average I have to admit. There is nothing that stands out to me as being unique or even particularly eye-catching. This is not a huge problem for me however, as I always decant my hand soap products into my own dispenser. The bottle for the Palmolive hand wash is made of clear plastic and there is a white plastic 'pump' nozzle on top of the bottle which allows the hand wash liquid to be dispensed with ease.

      The hand wash liquid is a bright turquoise blue colour and so I can see it clearly through the plastic bottle. The liquid is not particularly thick or gloopy, so I have not experienced any difficulty in dispensing it from the bottle. In saying that though, the liquid is not overly thin so that it makes a huge mess when I am dispensing it into my open palm. In actual fact, the consistency and thickness of the liquid soap seems to be perfect.

      I find that the Palmolive Hygiene-Plus Handwash lathers up quite easily when it is applied to my wet hands. I find too that I do not need to use a large amount to achieve the necessary lather, and one press on the 'pump' dispenser gives more than enough hand wash liquid to wash my hands effectively. As a result, I have found that the bottle has lasted me quite a long time which makes the small £1 price tag appear to be quite good value.

      The Palmolive Handwash foams lightly to form a pleasant lather on my hands. This is not difficult to rinse off and afterwards I feel as though my hands feel quite refreshed. The hand wash has a pleasant aroma too although I have to admit that again, there is nothing particularly innovative or unique about it, and I actually think the smell reminds me of a rather budget 'supermarket-own' branded liquid hand wash that I buy quite regularly. In saying that, the aroma is pleasant enough and I find it really just smells like soap - there is nothing sweet or floral about it, and I find that the smell is unisex, making the product suitable for use by the whole family.

      I find too that the light soapy fragrance lasts for quite a long time on my hands after I have used the product, although it is not at all over-powering or intense.

      I will admit to feeling quite reassured that the product contains an antibacterial agent within its formula, particularly as both my husband and myself have had a variety of colds and bugs since the festive season and it made me more conscious of germs being passed about. This is of particular relevance for yours truly as I have a compromised immune system due to illness and prescribed medications, so I like the benefit of using anti-bacterial products in the home.

      I have noticed no ill-effects from using this product and it has caused no aggravation to my sensitive skin, so I think it has quite a gentle formulation.

      There is nothing on the product's packaging to indicate whether the product has been tested on animals.

      The Palmolive Hygiene Plus Antibacterial Handwash can be purchased from a variety of stockists including supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda. The normal price for the 300ml bottle is £1.28 (Asda) and £1.73 (Tesco), although there is currently a promotion on in Tesco where you can buy the product for 86 pence so it might be worth using this to your advantage and stocking up! (Info and prices as @ January 2012).

      All in all I am quite impressed with the results achieved from using the Palmolive Hygiene Plus Antibacterial Handwash, and it is a product that I would not hesitate to buy again in the future. I feel it therefore deserves full marks and it comes with a high recommendation from me!

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        21.10.2010 20:38
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        Harsh handwash

        I get through a bucket load of handwash. Dealing with my three unruly children means my hands need washing an awful lot. I like to use an anti-bacterial handwash to try an ensure that I have banished all the nasties and that my hands are really clean when I pick up my scrummy 5 month old little baby boy.

        I generally buy whichever handwash is on special offer as most of the brands offer a anti-bacterial version but until last week I had never tried this Palmolive Handwash Hygiene Plus. There were no special offers that grabbed me so I decided to give this one a go. It cost £1.64 for a 300ml bottle which seemed quite expensive but I have tried some of the cheap handwashes in the past and I had found them quite harsh on my skin so I decided to see whether this brand was worth the extra pennies.

        The handwash comes in a clear bottle and has a pump style dispenser to release the soap. The colour of the handwash is a vivid blue and this shows through the clear plastic bottle. It is a clever choice of blue as this does conjur up the idea of cleanliness and hygiene.

        I have used this soap in my kitchen for the last week and and have probably used it up to 10 times a day. From this usage I have to say that I am really disappointed with the product. I have found it really harsh on my skin and though using it my hands have been feeling really dry and tight. I struggled to make the soap lather up and it seemed to slip over my skin rather than really wash them.

        I found this handwash hugely disappointing and on a par with some of the budget soaps I have tried in the past only much more expensive. I certainly won't bother with this one again.

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        05.08.2010 09:25
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        Palmolive Liquid H/wash Antibacterial Hygiene Plus

        Palmolive Liquid H/wash Antibacterial Hygiene Plus

        Brand: Palmolive
        Price: around 2 pounds
        Contents: 300ml

        I think Palmolive is one of the better known brands when it comes to hand soap. At least I see the Palmolive hand soap a lot at other people houses. Palmolive is not only known for it hand soap but is also known for products like shower gel and hair care, available at supermarkets and drugstores.

        Palmolive Hygiene Plus is a hand soap that, accordingly to Palmolive, has an maximum hygienically bacterial protection then other soaps. I often wonder what does make this product better and don't other products protect me enough? Unfortunately I don't have the answer but this hand soap contains different ingredients that should protect you better.

        Using the Palmolive Hygiene Plus couldn't be any easier and the bottle works perfect for me and it does give me the right amount of soap. I like the Palmolive because it smells so nice and fresh. It contains lavender, which is a little bit sweet and the same also fresh. It's nice and pleasant and it certainly makes me feel that my hands are clean.

        Palmolive itself indicates that the soap cleans and removes bacteria without making hands dry and rough. I find the soap indeed make my hands feel soft after using it. Sometimes with other brands you can tell you hands feel dry and rough.. The soap is very easy to use with the pump on the bottle itself and you can clearly see when it's running low since the bottle is see trough.

        I am happy with this soap, because it smells very nice and it's very easy to use and my hands are not dry after use. Also the bottle looks ok so you don't have to hide it from your quests! I don't think the Palmolive is cheap compared to other brands but it's worth it.

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          03.07.2010 23:27
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          Not bad...but not great either!

          When it comes to liquid hand-washes it's something I buy alot of. I don't like soaps melting and creating scum on my hand-basins and things but of course I need to, and other people need to be able to wash their hands whilst visiting my home which is why when I spotted this in Asda the other week costing £1.00 (on offer but usually closer to £2.00 in price at all good supermarkets etc) I snapped one up and planted on my sink in my bathroom!

          The Packaging:

          See-though plastic round shaped bottle with a flat bottom and it has a white plastic push button dispenser to the top of it that you can twist on/off and it looks functional rather than pretty. On the front of the bottle I am told that it is Palmolive Hygiene-Plus 'Fresh' Refreshing Liquid Hand-wash 'With natural antibacterial agent' and some information is given in foreign languages). On the back of the bottle other information given includes being told a little bit about the product, the size is stated (which is 300ml in this case) and contact details for Colgate-Palmolive are stated (as well as plenty of information again given in foreign languages). Easy to use bottle this bottle is and as I have already stated its functional rather than something you would be proud of to display but its pleasant enough in its appearance!

          A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Bottle:

          Palmolive Liquid Hand-wash Hygiene Plus Fresh contains a natural antibacterial ingredient and effectively but gently removes bacteria as you wash. Dermatologically tested, its mild formulation is enriched with moisturisers. it will respect your skin leaving it feeling supple and refreshed day after day.

          Using It:

          Well all you need of this is one pump per hand wash really. It dispenses out a light blue but transparent gel that is rather runny and away you go!

          It has a light sort of floral aroma to it really, but it is a light fragrance and very subtle thus making it suitable for men and women alike to use.

          It doesn't lather up very much, though you get a tiny amount of suds and it rinses off with incredible ease. It feels comfortable enough to use but not mega moisturising or anything like that and thats it...job done your free to dry your hands and get on with your life and forget all about the hand washing experience lol.

          Hands are left soft enough. Not overly moisturised but its not a skin drying formulation either and this leaves hands smelling lightly fragrant and feeling clean for a good hour really. I find it cleans my hands though whether its antibacterial..well I simply can't comment as I don't know.

          All in all its a nice enough hand-wash with a nice fragrance and yes I trust it however there is nothing all that special about it really. It doesn't mega hydrate the hands or anything and for me its just a straightforward hand-wash with no bells and whistles to it at all! Not bad but I' not all that impressed by it either and have used a lot better hand-washes before this!

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            31.05.2010 12:31
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            A PERFECT HANDWASH THAT MEETS MY REQUIREMENTS

            Palmolive is a brand joined with the Colgate company. They produce various bath, deodorant and handwashes at low prices.

            *Product*

            Here we have the Palmolive Hygiene-Plus Liquid Handwash.

            This handwash has a built in antibacterial agent which removes bacteria but is not harsh on the skin of your hands. The handwash has been enriched with moisturisers to leave hands soft and has been dermatologically tested. It is safe for all the family to use.

            *Packaging*

            Like other liquid handwashes, the Palmolive one comes in a plastic bottle with a pump applicator. The bottle is tall and rounded and the pump is quite large. The bottle is clear so you can see how much liquid handwash is remaining.

            The information is basic. The front of the bottle has a clear sticker with the Palmolive logo, product name and size. The back has some blurb about the handwash in different languages, the ingredients and how to contact Palmolive.

            The bottle can be recycled after use and is safe to use for 12 months from opening.

            *The Handwash*

            The handwash is a medium consistency and is an aqua blue shade.

            To use simply pump a small amount on your hands, rub them together to create a lather and rinse under warm water. Dry after rinsing.

            *Ingredients*

            Aqua , Sodium C12-13 Pareth Sulfate , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Lactic Acid , Sodium Chloride , Cocamide MEA , Sodium Benzoate , Parfum , Sodium Salicylate , Glycerin , Tetrasodium EDTA , Sodium Hydroxide , Sodium Lactate , Polaxamer 124 , Benzyl Salicylate , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Hexyl Cinnamal , CI 42090 .

            *Availability and Price*

            The size I have is 500ml though the standard 300ml size can be bought in Asda for £1. Other supermarkets will charge roughly the same price. It can also be bought in the likes of Boots and Wilkinsons.

            *My Opinion*

            I am a bit obsessive when it comes to washing my hands. I think it stems for childhood when I was obsessed with visiting every toilet where ever I went. I don't personally like bars of soap as I feel they are unhygenic and make my bathroom sink sticky and messy. I therefore regularly stock up on liquid handwashes as they are more convenient.

            I bought the 500ml bottle of Palmolive Hygiene Plus in Asda a few months ago for £2. I keep this one in my kitchen and alternate between this and my Dove one depending on how I feel.

            I clean my hands before touching food, after cleaning and doing dishes and on lots of other occasions. I need a handwash that will clean effectively and not leave my hands dry or smelling weird. This one fits the bill perfectly.

            The bottle is huge and chunky but as it is kept in the one place, this is not an issue. The pump is a lot bigger than most. To use, I only pump the applicator once. Anymore and you will be rinsing your hands for several minutes. The handwash is a good consistency, not too thick and not too runny. It smells clean and fresh and is cooling on my hands.

            It is easy to work up a lather and the gel like handwash soon turns creamy the more you rub. It transforms from an aqua blue to a creamy blue and smells pleasant but not overpowering. I run my hands under warm water (best to turn the tap on before lathering to avoid mess) and the handwash rinses off quickly.

            After drying, my hands feel soft and do not have the same stickiness that other handwashes leave. The most important aspect is that they feel clean and the scent left on them is delicate and fresh.

            This handwash has lasted me ages! I use it a few times a day and so does my partner and we haven't even hit the half way mark yet so it is really good value for money.

            I would buy this again if I spotted it on offer.


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              26.11.2009 14:55
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              One that I will use again as long as I have a mosturiser handy.

              I am not really fussed now on what hand wash I have by the sink. As long as it gets my hands clean and has Anti-Bacterial for after all the nappy changing, picking up after the dog and general cleaning I do then I am happy. I usually go for the Morrisons offers and this one is no different.

              Last week on my slow trek around Morrisons because it was so busy, I thought the offers were amazing. I even picked up 3 crates of beer for £18.00 ready for the festive season of partying (or not in my case because I can't take the hangover the next day).

              On the toiliteries aisle I came across Palmolive Hygiene-Plus Liquid Handwash for 80p. Palmolive is a well known company that has been around for decades. I have previously used their Shower Gel and Bubble Bath so I know I already like the products they supply. I couldn't wait to try this Hand Gel as I knew it would be good.

              This partuicular hand gel is the Hygiene-Plus with light moisturisers. The gel comes in a clear plastic bottle with the hand pump at the top of the bottle in white. The liquid on the inside is a turquise colour and looks just lovely against my green worktops. I know that shouldn't matter but to me it is a funky match. I am strange though so this might explain alot.

              On the front of the bottle is the Palmolive logo over a light green strip with the Hygiene-Plus and liquid handwash written in white. I can also see a little picture of an Aloe Vera plant aswell. The back of the bottle explains that it contains a natural antibacterial ingredient which effectively but gently removes bacteria as you wash.

              It also advises that it is dermatologically tested with a mild formulation enriched in mosturisers to respect your skin, leaving it soft and supple. To me that is an added bonus as Mr Kimbles and Baby Scarlet will also be able to use it.

              I have looked everywhere to find the added natural mosturisers on this item, including on the internet but I am still looking. All I can think of is that it uses Aloe Vera which would explain the plant on the front of the bottle. I just think it is strange it doesn't advise you what they use. Even on the ingredients list it just doesn't advise me.

              To start using the bottle it was so simple. All I had to do was twist the top to the left and off I went. The first few presses on the top of the bottle I found really stiff but the more I have used it the easier it has become. I generally squit three or four squirts on to my hand and find that is enough. The gel is quite thick and can take a bit of rubbing in but it feels so lovely between your fingers.

              The gel is real easy to wash off also. Even though there is quite a few bubbles it doesn't take at all long to remove. And the smell, I find it quite refreshing. It smells like the Thermal Spa shower gel they provide. It reminds me of outside, fresh rainwater. Which in my opinion is a nice smell. I have used bleach around my kitchen sink this morning and after using this hand gel I can no longer smell bleach at all (thank goodness as this is one smell I hate).

              Unfortunately though it doesn't actually mosturise my hands at all. My knuckles and the back of my fringers are really dry after use so I always ensure I have a hand lotion at the ready for straight after use of the gel.

              After a weeks constant use I already know this bottle will last a long time as I have not even made a dent in the liquid, it just doesn't seem to have moved from when I bought it. So to me the 80p price tag is certainly a bargain.

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                18.08.2009 11:06
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                Antibacterial handwash

                My young man is nearly six, he has been toilet trained for quite a few years now, but 'toilet trained' does not necessarily mean 'bathroom trained'! To encourage him to wash his hands after using the toilet we have been buying all manner of overpriced handwashes geared towards kids, mainly Kandoo, of which we find more of the froth squirted down the side of the bath than what he could possibly have got on his little hands.

                When baby Logan arrived I, as I think most mums do, went a bit beserk on cleanliness. Yes, I have a slight OCD about germ warfare and my perfume is now being overidden by the wonderful aroma of bleach and dettol lingering on my hands. It soon became apparent that Oakley loves his little brother very much and loves to play with him and his toys. That kiddy handwash needed to be replaced with an antibacterial alternative!

                Palmolive Hygiene plus is a pump dispensed liquid handwash with natural antibacterial properties. The liquid is blue in colour, which I've noticed seems to be the 'in' colour for any antibacterial product. The bottle is rounded with a flat base for stability. The pump dispenser is white with a flat head which looks a little flimsy, but we've had no problems with any of the four bottles we've used. It dispenses a blob of gel like liquid about the size of a ten pence piece which is ample for adult hand. The liquid spreads well and covers the palm, back of hand and all fingers easily - as long as you use it BEFORE adding water. If water is added first it tends to make the gel slip off down the drain bfore you get a chance to rub in. If you've managed to spread it, it does wash off easily after a few bubbles, but if you are after a luxurious lather, this isn't the handwash for you.

                The bottle also states it has natural light moisturising properties and 'will respect your skin leaving it feeling supple and touchably soft day after day'. I have to disagree with that statement. I was using an antibacterial washing up liquid whenever I washed my hands in our kitchen and it dried my hands out terribly and they became very chapped. Since replacing with this, I have noticed a difference, no more chaps, but they are definitely still dry and not 'touchably soft'. However, I do wash my hands very regularly, my son and husbands skin is fine.

                The fragrance is difficult to describe, but suffice to say, it is neither nice or horrible - quite non-descript! It is quite a clean, fresh smell, but not very strong or at all 'fragrant'.

                I bought ours from Asda, thay retail at £1 each, but are on offer at the moment, 4 for £3 - hence why we have so many! I find they last well, but it's a bit difficult to say as we have them dotted all over the house. I would guestimate that each would last up to four weeks if used one pump at a time.

                All in all, it's not a bad handwash and I feel better knowing it is antibacterial. Next time I shop however I will be trying one of the other many choices in the hope it will be softer on my skin.

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                05.05.2009 18:57
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                Not for me

                One of my favourite soaps or handwashes is Palmolive Milk and Honey Liquid Handwash. I previously reviewed it on Dooyoo and gave it five stars due to its yummy smell, lovely texture and good moisturising effects. I foolishly assumed that therefore other Palmolive products were likely to be just as good! Unfortunately this does not appear to be the case.

                I purchased this Palmolive Hygiene Plus Antibacterial Handwash in a double pack with a Milk and Honey Handwash, and it cost me £2 overall, which meant that each handwash was a bargain at £1 each. However to buy this handwash by itself you would currently need to pay £1.64 at Sainsbury's for a normal 300 ml bottle, or £1.99 for a large 500 ml bottle. This handwash is also available from most other supermarkets and many pharmacies.

                The handwash comes in a clear plastic bottle which has a flat bottom and rounded sides. There is a pump on the top that dispenses the handwash. The handwash is a deep blue, transparent colour that looks very fresh and clean.

                The bottle states that this handwash 'contains a natural antibacterial ingredient and effectively but gently removes bacteria as you wash'. It is also apparently 'dermatologically tested' and 'its mild formulation is enriched with moisturisers'. The handwash promises to 'respect your skin leaving it feeling supple and touchably soft day after day.'

                When I used the handwash I found that the texture was a little sticky and that it didn't lather up as well as many other soaps I have used. It seemed to take a while to fully wash off as well. Afterwards my hands didn't feel moisturised at all, in fact they seemed a bit tight and dry. After using this handwash for a few weeks until the bottle ran out, I found that my hands were drier than normal and I had started to develop white scaly bits in between my fingers. A week after switching to the Milk and Honey variety the scaly patches are reduced although still there.

                I wouldn't recommend this handwash. It isn't very pleasant to use, it doesn't feel luxurious or have any smell to speak of, and it didn't have a great effect on my skin so I shall be avoiding it in future.

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