“ Brand: Palmolive / Type: Hand Wash / Subcategory: Splash / Suitable for: Hand „
I bought Palmolive Splish Splash Splosh as a means of encouraging my two year old to be better at washing his hands. Like many toddlers, he has great enthusiasm for standing at the sink and splashing in the water, but slightly less enthusiasm for actually using soap - given his tendency to play in the mud, carry sticks and pick up handfuls of small stones every time we're out for a walk, anything that gets his hands clean has got to be worth a try.
We spotted this product while browsing in Boots for some basic liquid hand-wash for the kitchen. My son noticed the penguin design on the bottle and started shouting 'Penguin' at it, so I picked it up for a closer look and ended up buying it.
The 200ml bottle has a funky penguin design. Our penguin is wearing a green woolly hat and scarf and holding a fishing rod with a worn dangling from the end. The bottle is curvy like the shape of the penguin and has a dispensing pump at the top. The graphics on the bottle are colourful and clearly designed to appeal to children.
The fragrance we have is 'Berry Cherry' and it has a lovely fruity smell which lingers for a while on the hands but is not over-powering. The smell is of cherries and a mixture of other berries and I really like it. It's just a fresh, fun smell that works well for children of both sexes.
When you squeeze the dispenser, you get a pink foamy soap on your hands - this appeals greatly to my little boy as it is very light and bubbly, not like normal liquid soap. It is easy for him to wash his hands thoroughly with this and it rinses off very easily, without leaving any sticky residue behind. I think the bubbly foam encourages him to wash his hands more often - I quite often catch him squeezing out a bit more and playing with it, but as long as he's getting clean then I'm not really bothered.
I also use it occasionally and I find that it leaves my hands in a good condition. It's not an overly moisturising hand wash but it doesn't seem to dry my hands out either. I'm not sure it would be great for sensitive skin though - my sister suffers from eczema and she tries to avoid fragranced products, so maybe don't buy it if your little ones have any skin issues.
This isn't a budget hand-wash product - it costs £2.59 per bottle so not too expensive, but not cheap either. It is available at Boots and in the supermarkets. Our bottle has almost run out now but we've had it since just before Christmas so it's lasted for a reasonable length of time.
Overall, I think I would recommend this product but it isn't the best handwash that I've tried. There are no anti-bacterial elements in it, and I don't think it's really suitable for sensitive skin. However, it smells lovely and has a great texture - and, most importantly, my son enjoys using it so I know that if I ask him to wash his hands before dinner he will cooperate! I will probably buy another bottle once this one runs out, just because I know it works for us.
I originally purchased this penguin shaped hand wash as a joke for my boyfriend as he is obsessed with penguins, and we needed some handwash! The handwash was a big hit though, and so I make sure I buy it every now and then, as well as any time I need a stocking filler etc!
Where can I get this from?
I usually get this handwash from Boots, but you can also get it from supermarkets and chemists - anywhere that usually sells handwash. If you're trying to track this product down, it's very easy to find - just look for the friendly looking penguin nestles amongst the other blander looking products! There are several different varieties, but the Berry Cherry flavour features a smiling penguin wearing a backwards baseball cap, headphones and trainers! The bottle is mainly purple, with the push down top a bright white colour.
Is this product any good?
This product is clearly aimed at children, as the container is a funky penguin, and the push down top of the bottle is very chunky and easy to use. The handwash itself is also fun foam that smells of berries, so I think this product is perfect for children as it makes handwashing fun! I am quite childlike myself and I also really enjoy using this product because it's fun to see a penguin sitting on my sink, and it makes me smile.
The container is easy to hold in the hand, and easy to grip. The press down top acts as a pump, and by pressing down on it once, I'm able to get enough foam into my hands to wash them, without having to get any more foam. The foam itself is light in texture, but when I rub it into my hands it becomes quite creamy in its consistency. As with other handwashes, I had to add a little bit of water to my hands, and it was easy to cover my hands completely with the resulting mix, and give my hands a really good clean.
The scent is another thing I like about this product - as soon as I squeeze it out of the pump, the berry fragrance hits me and it just smells incredibly fruity and delicious. After I've washed and dried my hands, I can smell the scent on my hands for about an hour after I have washed them (but only if I sniff my hands, which probably looks a bit strange)!
Despite all these plus points however, there is one downside of buying this product, which is the price, which is around £2.50, depending on offers, etc. As this is just something I'm going to use to wash my hands with, I don't see it as a vital product, and I really do think that charging this much for the product means I'm not going to buy it regularly, as I just can't afford it. I think it is unique and I love everything about it though, so I do still buy it as a silly joke present for my boyfriend, but otherwise I use cheaper brands.The product lasts a fair amount of time, similar to other handwashes, but it still doesn't last as long as a bar of soap, which is what I will be sticking to instead.
I was originally purchased this hand wash by my best friend because of my love of penguins (as a jokey present!), and keep it by my sink. The container is very appealing for young children, and my niece absolutely loves it!
The container is shaped like a penguin, and comes in some really attractive colours. The pump nozzle is really easy to use, and my friends' and relatives' children find it so simple. It comes out of the container as foam and lathers up really well when hands are wet. It smells really strongly of berries, and the children I know who have used it have loved that! It gets their hands really clean as well.
I think that in the current climate of bugs and viruses going around, it is really great to have a product that encourages children to wash their hands every time they go to the toilet. It smells really nice, and cleans hands really well, and only costs around £2-3 depending on the retailer.
Definitely worth buying if you have young children, especially if they are reluctant to wash their hands. One word of warning though, I have eczema and it has irritated my hands a bit, so might not be good for those with very sensitive skin.
As with most of my reviews, the products that I end up reviewing were purchased solely for use of my darling children, this product is no different!
The product I am reviewing was purchased as a novelty type of product to encourage my children to wash their hands.
This unfortunately is due to the fact that there seems to be an epidemic of sorts going around my daughters school, and according to the chemist whom I purchased the threadworm tablets from, around a few schools due to the fact she had sold out twice that week alone of the afore mentioned tablets! Anyway I digress.
This product was recommended by the chemist as a way of encouraging my children, and any others that may visit my house, to wash their hands after visiting the toilet, before eating....etc.
The product I will now review is "Palmolive splish splash splosh, berry cherry, instant foam hand wash"
The packaging is the first eye catcher, children wise. The bottle is in the shape of a penguin, with a very cute looking penguin painted on the front.
The penguin is wearing a pair of red goggles with a snorkle, seemingly to reiterate the "splish, splash, splosh" part of the name.
At the top is the pump, very simple in design and white in colour, it is chunky and flat at the top of the pump, perfect for little hands to work. It has a very smooth pump action and doesn't take much force to work, again with a child in mind I feel.
As you may have gathered from the title, the "instant foam" action is also a big plus for children. My kids were initially amazed at this fact!
The instructions for use are simple, as with all hand washes first moisten the hands with water, even though this is a pre foaming hand wash the water helps emulsify the foam enough to spread over the entire hand surface with a very small amount needed.
Once the hands have been moistened with water, one pump of hand wash is needed, the foam comes out nice and bubbly and doesn't dissolve straight away.
Another point worth mentioning is, that even though there is no grip marks on the top of the pump, the pump is non slip when used with wet hands!
You rub your hands together, rubbing the foam over the entire area of your hands, I also encourage my children to rub the hands In a circular motion incorporating the backs of the hands and if possible the thumbs and in between the fingers.
I am incredibly anal when it comes to hand washing, I am a sterilisation assistant by trade, handling instruments for use in operations, so have been actually trained in hand washing techniques. Of course it is quite hard to drum it into a child, but we are getting there!
Once the hands have been suitably washed you simply rinse in water and dry, again drying is very important as drying is the most important part of hand washing!
The hands are left feeling very clean, moisturised and in no way dry as some hand washes can do. The hands are also left smelling absolutely delicious, the hands ,as the name suggests are left smelling of cherries and blackcurrants, and the smell remains on the hands for a good hour afterwards.
The only warnings on the bottle is to make sure you avoid your eyes, although it would be wise to avoid ingestion also!
The hand wash has a 12 month shelf life, and the bottle contains 200ml, this doesn't last as long as the conventional liquid hand wash, but I am yet to decipher whether this due to the foam content or more likely due to the fact that my kids use it like it's going out of fashion! (Which may I add I don't mind!)
The cost was a bit of a bone of contention, when I first purchased it, the chemist had recommended it as a novelty item to encourage hand washing.
When buying it I realised it cost £2.59 a bottle which even for the reason it was bought was extortionate in my view, on a visit to my local Poundland........ Yes you guessed it I found the same hand washes for sale there, in two different designed bottles as well may I add, so I promptly bought a couple of bottles!
Would I recommend this product... yes! It does exactly as it should, it encourages hand washing and smells divine. It is sensitive and easy to use, ideal for the child user. The only thing that I would say is that if you can possibly get it from Poundland it really is a bargain, I,m not sure I would pay full price for it again.
These are available from Asda, Poundland and most stores that sell hand washing products.
For more information visit either - www.asda.co.uk or www.palmolive.eu.com
Thanks for reading x
Making hand washing fun and entertaining for the little ones encourages better hygiene /