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A child of the 70s, I grew up in a household where bars of hand and body soap were the norm. This household situation did not change when Softsoap and other liquid hand washes became available in the late 1980s.
I believed this to be a normal situation, until I started supporting myself at university by working in the food & catering industry. It was here that I discovered that bar soap was much feared due to the potential for contamination of bacteria and general dirt.
Thereafter, liquid hand soap became the norm in my world, at work and at home. I am not at all loyal to any specific brands, preferring to buy what is on offer.
This Radox Protect Handwash costs around £1 for a 300ml bottle. This product aims to preserve the hands' natural pH level whilst gently cleaning. This in turn reduces the chances of the hands being cracked and dry, which further decreases the chances of local infection. Hence the word "protect" in the name of this product.
The handwash is easily dispensed from the supplied pump-top. A small amount is dispensed. This volume is enough for the hands to be clean correctly. The product has a light scent of tea tree, and when in the bottle, a hint of light green.
The wash lathers nicely and does not irritate or dry out my hands. It rinses off easily. All in all, this Radox washes well.
It's hard to go wrong with a product from the Radox family.
I do have a thing about keeping my hands clean, so am always washing my hands and constantly buying gels and soaps to keep them clean. So when I was in Tesco's the other day I decided to purchase Rdox Protect Handwash for the princely sum of just £1 for a 300ml bottle.
The gel comes in a clear plastic bottle so you can see the contents. On the front is a splash of water with flowers in them, and on the back is all the information you need - ingredients, contact details etc. The white pump nozzle on top is a little tricky for me to get it started, but that's probably because I never know which way to turn it to undo it lol.
The gel is light blue in colour and is quite thick in texture. On washing your hands and squirting a bit of this onto your hands, (you don't need much), I find it lathers up quite well and is soft on the skin too. What I like about this gel is that it contains antibacterial ingredients and will clean and protect your hands. On the front of the bottle it states that it contains thyme and tea tree oil, and that it removes 99.9% of bacteria.
So, what does it smell like? Personally, I like the smell. It reminds me of the fresh aroma of the ocean and the sea air. It doesn't smell clinical at all, and isn't too strong either. The smell lasts on your hands a while and will leave them looking clean and smelling fresh. And it kills the bacteria too!
I did mainly buy this to kill the germs and bacteria, but as it has a nice smell and leaves my hands feeling soft, I think it's a good price coming in at just £1.
WHAT DO I THINK?
I think you can tell that I am happy with this hand gel. You only need a small squirt of this on your hands, so will last you a good while too. Definitely well worth the buy.
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=Radox Clean & Protect Antibacterial Handwash=
I do tend to stick to a few brands of hand wash as I do suffer with dry skin, and some cheaper brands of handwash can be harsher on the skin, but with the Radox being one of about six brands that I use.
The bottle is a 300ml bottle, it is a transparent bottle, this is an antibacterial handwash, and also has thyme and tea tree oil within the product. I have to confess that I have decanted some of this liquid into a small hand sanitizer container (clearly labelled it) for my handbag, and am never without it on holidays as I find that some toilets don't have any soap and with my daughter, I want to make sure at least our hands are clean. The bottle claims that it will remove 99.9% of Bacteria.
The hand wash liquid is a pale blue in colour, and when you dispense the liquid you get a measure dose from the container, the smell was mild, which I liked , it reminded me of the garden, I think that was down to the thyme that was used. I was glad that the tea-tree was not over powering.
I found that there was a good lather produced from the liquid when I run water, this was enough to freshen up as well as get rid of any smells or grime that I had on my hands. It was brilliant at removing acrylic paint from my hands. It rinsed away with no residue left.
The soap lathered up as well in cold water, as one of the cafe's that we visited on holiday the washbasin in the bathroom only had cold water, and there was residue of sticky patches on our hands.
Sorry couldn't think of a better description, but there was no after smell on our hands, so I was pleased with that.
=Price and Availability=
I purchased mine from Tesco it was around the £1 mark, but it is available from other supermarkets, discount stores, and chemist chains.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this hand wash, it is great value, lasts well and is not overpowering.
My purchases of hand washes for my household is quite random, as I cannot admit to being loyal to any particular brand with me stocking up on those that are on offer. A brand that frequently tends to be discounted in the supermarkets is Radox; a brand that I once considered quite superior although my recent experiences with their bubble baths leaves a lot to be desired. Much to my husband's dismay, my stash of hand washes probably totals around a dozen bottles with the one we've just finished being Radox Protect Hand Wash with this review discussing my experience with using.
The shape of the 300 ml transparent plastic bottle is identical to the image displayed above although the design on the label slightly differs. I favour using antibacterial hand washes in the kitchen and it was the description of the aroma that led me to choose this particular one with its inclusion of thyme and tea tree oil. I find the dispensing units of Radox hand washes to appear a little chunky and cumbersome, which is one of the reasons I am not particularly fond of displaying them in the bathroom.
The pale blue contents offer the illusion of clean and fresh in addition to the claim that the hand wash will remove 99.9% of bacteria, which I felt was well suited for using after handling raw meats. Whilst I have used a number of Radox hand washes, I found the dispensing unit on my bottle a little awkward, as it needed to be turned in a clockwise direction to open. However, it was clear I had purchased a faulty bottle, as it took some patience as I repeatedly turned it round and round when finally the dispensing unit released with the small aperture being located to the one side. Consequently, I had to unscrew it from the bottle and carefully replace it whilst manoeuvring the dispensing opening to the front.
I found that I only needed to partially press down in order to release a sufficient amount of the good consistency hand wash. Whilst I am a huge fan of the aroma of tea tree and regularly purchase The Body Shop products, I was disappointed with the scent, as it was very delicate with a slight hint of thyme. I had anticipated the tea tree to be fairly intense especially as it normally offers a rather powerful aroma. In relation to the abilities of the hand wash, I found that it created a sufficient lather following the introduction of water, which enabled me to easily and effectively remove any grease and grime. The product was rapidly rinsed away with warm water without leaving any sticky residue on the surface of my skin.
Exactly as I had anticipated, I was unable to witness any aroma lingering on the surface of my skin, which was a little disappointing. I am unfortunate to suffer with problematic skin, which can become extremely dry and sore, particularly in the colder weather and sometimes when using household cleaning products. When my condition is at its worst, the skin along my knuckles will split and bleed, so I have to be very careful with the products I choose and to ensure that I fully dry my hands after washing.
My right hand seems to be the worst these days and I experienced slight itching following my use of this product, so I needed to regularly apply hand cream. I must admit to being a little surprised that it caused me to suffer adverse effects, particularly as Radox claim this product is gentle and due to the fact that I do not experience any issues with using tea tree products from The Body Shop. As a result, I will not be making a further purchase, as the ingredients are too harsh for my skin although I cannot deny its effective cleaning abilities.
If you are interested in making a purchase, I would advise that Radox Protect Handwash generally retails at around 94p. However, due to the reasons discussed above, I am only able to award a two star rating.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
When shopping for soap, I prefer to have a hand wash as opposed to a bar of soap (unless it is expensive soap). I think a hand wash is a much nicer idea and more luxurious than a bar of soap as well as being much more hygienic; I hate when there is soap in public toilets and everyone uses the same bar of soap to wash their hands.
The hand wash contains naturally active tea tree oil which has been blended with sprigs of thyme; this is to clean, freshen and protect hands. Whilst it all sounds 'natural' however, judging by the long list of ingredients which include 'dipropylene glycol' and 'trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate', I'm guessing that the ingredients are not that good for you! I once read in a magazine that if you cannot pronounce an 'ingredient word' then take it that it is bad for you.
This hand wash comes in a medium sized, clear see through bottle. The hand wash is visible inside the packaging and is a blue colour. In order to get the hand wash out you have to press the pump (one press provides enough hand wash). The top on ours actually broke and wouldn't 'press down'. The only way to get the soap out was to unscrew the lid/pump off in order to squeeze the hand wash out. Every time I did this, too much soap would come out (around 2 or 3 times the amount of what should come out when you press the pump) which resulted in wasting it.
The hand wash smells very clean and fresh. The hand wash has a not too thin and not too thick consistency. The soap lathers up really well and is very gentle on the skin. It doesn't irritate my hands. My hands feel soft, clean and moisturised.
So all in all, I would recommend this hand wash - the only thing that I didn't like about it was the lid/pump breaking! Overall, a good hand wash which is suitable for the whole family.
We found that between three of us, the bottle lasted around a week. The hand wash is regularly on offer in supermarkets for around £1 and so it is worth keeping your eye out on a bargain and stocking up when an offer comes around.
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I really do like to use liquid hand wash in preference to soap bars as I feel they are more hygienic and also my daughter finds them easier to use after she has used the toilet. I quite like to use a hand wash by Radox called Clean and Protect. This is an antibacterial handwash.
This particular hand wash is available all over the place and I buy mine from the supermarket alongside my weekly shop. I pay about £1.89 for a 300ml sized plastic bottle, which has a pump action dispenser on the top. The dispenser is easy to use and I like this particular one, as I never have any problems in getting the last remnants out of this bottle.
This hand wash smells great. It's light and floral and the fragrance lingers on the skin for a while after I've used it. It also contains tea tree and thyme though to be honest I cannot really detect a smell of tea tree when I use it - but I can detect the thyme. It's also pH balanced and is really very kind and gentle on the skin.
It's really a perfect hand wash for use by the entire family and my daughter loves to use it.
I also love the fact that it's an antibacterial formula so I know that it's getting rid of all those nasty germs that can linger on the skin. It lathers really very well and rinses off great afterwards without leaving any stickiness behind. It's also not the sort of handwash that dries out my skin. In fact, I think after using this a few times it seems to have actually added some moisture to my skin as I quite often suffer from dry knuckles and I have to use hand creams to help erradicate this. Some handwashes I have found can actually make my knuckle area even drier, but Radox Clean and protect definitely seems to make them softer and less dry and coarse. It's a fantastic product, very reasonably priced and I like the delicate soft blue colour.
I highly recommend this handwash.
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I always keep a bottle of handwash at the kitchen sink as I find it useful and convenient, especially as I have a dog who tends to get wet and muddy at this time of year.
I don't really mind what I buy when it comes to handwash but I bought this as I figure you can't really go wrong with a brand name like Radox.
This handwash comes in a clear 300ml plastic bottle. There is a pump action nozzle at the top, meaning that if you have dirty hands, you can pump this into your palm using the heel of your hand without having to touch the bottle. It's sturdy and reasonably short so it won't take up much room in your kitchen.
The front features the Radox logo and a picture of a sprig of thyme. Inside, the handwash itself is a pale clear turquoise colour.
This contains thyme and tea tree oil, so the over-riding smell is tea tree. It smells very clean; medicated almost. I am not sure those who prefer softer, more floral scents would like this very much but it doesn't bother me what it smells like as long as it works.
The consistency of this handwash is fairly thick so it won't run off your hands and down the plughole before you have a chance to wash your hands properly. This lathers up well and I find only a small blob is needed to give your hands a thorough washing.
This has been dermatologically tested and promises to be gentle on the hands. I have found that my hands still feel soft after using this. I thought that they may end up on the dry side, or feel 'tight' like soap can leave your face sometimes, but this wasn't the case at all.
My hands feel extremely clean after using this which is great for peace of mind when it comes to germs, or, if you're like me, you're a neat freak who can't bear the thought of any lack of cleanliness.
Prices for this vary according to where you buy it, however you will find this in supermarkets for less than £2. From memory I think I got this in a local shop for £1. Either way, you will not break the bank buying this. I have had my bottle for at least 3 months now and it's still only half empty (or full, for the optimists) so it's very cost effective.
WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
Yes, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again. I have zero complaints with it. Some may not like the anti-bacterial smell or scent of tea tree, but personally the strong scent just makes me feel like it's working better!
We always have soap in every bathroom of our house and also the kitchen! This means we have let's of different handwash products at the go at one time. My favourite is this one by Radox, it's simple and works the best. A 300ml bottle costs us a pound from savers in town. Its good value and lasts a long time. I will now go into more detail on the product.
It comes In a 300ml bottle which looks rather nice, you have the push down the pump to get the soap onto your hands. It very easy to use and one push will give you plenty to use for that wash. The whole Idea of this handwash is that it is natural and gentle on your skin. There is not meant to be any added rubbish. Overall the bottle looks posh and is plastic! You can recycle the bottle as they promote this heavily on the back. It will look nice in your house for when you have guests round.
The handwash has got a lovely smell too it. It's made from tea tree oil and thyme which are also very good for your skin. When you lather it up you can feel it clean your hands and is very easy to clean off. Your hands do feel very soft and smell nice after use for a long time. I love cleaning my hands and this makes you want to do it more often, it's also antibacterial which means it will kill germs on your hands so you are less at risk of catching illness or passing your germs on around the house. This is just a lovely and pleasent handwash which works. The bottle will also last a long time as you only need a small amount to get a good lather up! Really pleased with this product.
I have used many Radox products in the past and have found them all to be to a really good standard. I will continue to use their products in the future too. I really like this particular handwash. They have others which I have yet to try myself, but my friends have them at there houses and they smell great too. Overall I'm ver happy and it was worth using this. I would recommend it to any home because it is cheap and also very good for your hands and will not dry them out :)
I am going to be giving this a 5 star rating - quality product
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Radox clean and protect hand wash is something that we are using in our house at the minute. We are big fans of hand washes and like to try out different ones to see which is the best. We like Radox bath products and we decided to buy two of these as they were on offer in the cheap shop for buy one get one free and it only cost 99p anyway so it was a real good bargain.
Radox clean and protect hand wash says it is a blend of pure and natural ingredients and my other half sais this was good. The skin has a natural pH balance and Radox clean and protect hand wash says it does not alter it. It is also said to protect hands and its been tested by dermatologists and will not irritate even sensitive skins.
The hand wash is in a pump dispenser and the little lad loves to use these kind of gadgets and it does encourage him to keep his hands clean as he won't use soap. We like the colour which is a blue / green but we cannot decide. It is good for our sensitive skin and does not leave any sticky residue and it rinses off very well after you have used it.
It has a pleasant fresh smell to the nose and the smell is not too feminine or flowery, which I really like. It moisturises and gets rid of all germs and bacteria and that gives us as parents, peace of mind.
It is widley available, we got ours cheap but depending on where you shop it may be more expensive and offers are not always available. It is a brand we know and trust and Radox have been around for donkey's years. There are other scents in the range, apart from this one but we like this one best at the moment though no doubt my other half will be trying the other colours too.
I use alot of different handwashes in pump bottles especially in the kitchen as they're easy to use, don't leave any mess and fit nicely at the back of my sink. Recently Morrisons have been selling the Radox ones for £1 each so I've stocked up on different types and this Radox Clean and Protect is the one I'm currently using in the kitchen.
The bottle is 300ml so it should last me a while and the soap is a lovely bright blue colour which looks very fetching. It contains Tea Tree and Thyme and is naturally antibacterial. A logo on the front tells us this is "naturally caring for hands" and on the back the claims are it helps maintain the skin's ph, effective and caring for all the family, dermatologically tested and has 100 years of Radox know-how behind it.
The pump on the bottle is a nice wide one which makes it easier not to slip off it with wet hands, it also doesn't drip like some other brands so none is wasted and there's zero mess. I was a bit concerned it would smell strongly of Tea Tree but happily it doesn't it smells fresh and mildly medicinal so neither herb can be smelt once it's on your hands. I like the fact it's naturally antibacterial as it's not as harsh as adding antibacterial to it.
When using this I find it dispenses rather a lot which most pump bottles do so I only press it halfway down to use a bit less. I still get a good blob of soap which lathers up well and rinses off leaving no residue behind. It does tend to leave my hands a bit dry though although I can't really complain about this as it doesn't have moisturising as one of its claims. It does leave hands feeling very clean and fresh though which is essential the amount of times I wash my hands daily between medications, kitchen tasks, touching bin lids, touching things outside before going back into the kitchen etc so my hands being very clean is incredibly important to me.
I'm very happy with this soap, when on offer it's very cheap, it smells nice, cleans my hands well and makes no mess. I would say if you have dry skin on your hands like I do then moisturise often if you use this soap or it will dry them out badly. I'm giving it a full 5 star rating for being very effective and recommending it highly.
We like to try out different products, usually depending on what we can find on special offer or buy one get one free in the shops at the time. The latest thing we bought to try out is the Radox Clean and Protect Natural Antibacterial Handwash.
The wash comes in a clear plastic bottle with a white pump on the top. The wash itself is a pretty blue colour. The bottle says it contains Thyme and Tea Tree oil which sound as if they would go really nicely together.
The pump on the bottle seems quite firm to touch, not wobbly or as if its going to break when you push it down. When you do push it down it keeps the bottle upright, not tipping over, and it dispenses a nice small amount onto your hands. One pump is usually enough to get your hands clean unless you have been doing something like gardening or may be painting or some other messy craft work, or baking or something where you need to really get the dirt off.
The liquid that comes out of the bottle does not feel gooey or soapy, it is a nice feeling on your hands, cold and the liquid is easy to spread over your hands like the stuff you get in hospitals when you go in. Your hands really do feel nice and clean after using this product.
The smell of the liquid is just divine, it is really a lovely heady scent when you first pump it out onto your hands and once you have finished cleaning them you can still smell the clean smell on your hands afterwards.
The bottle lasts quite a long time, we have three in our family using it day to day and we find one of these will last a month easily.
The normal price of these hand washes are £1.88 for 100ml but you can often find them on buy one get one free offers if you shop around. I think we bought ours in Wilkinsons a few weeks ago but it might have been Tesco.
I would recommend this hand wash as it is very good at the job and being antibacterial you know you are getting your hands really clean of not just dirt but germs as well.
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In our house we have a downstairs loo which is at the end of a small utility room and so the hand basin is quite tiny. There are no ridges on the hand basin on which to put soap so if we use soap in there it just slides off the edge of the basin into the sink. What we do use is a pump action liquid hand wash and we always keep our eyes open for good ones at special offer prices!
The one that we are currently using is Radox Clean and Protect Natural Antibacterial Handwash with Tea Tree and Thyme. It is supposedly £1.99 for the container with 300ml of handwash in Boots but it has been on offer for just £1 for ages.
The translucent, plastic container looks smart, and you can see the pretty blue liquid inside. It has a wide, but not too large base making it stable when it stands on the edge of the sink even when pressing down the nozzle.
To use you just have to press the pump down whilst holding your free hand under the nozzle. The pump dispenses enough handwash for you to be able to wash your hands effectively.
By the way - excuse me if I digress - why would you need to pay a fortune for a handwash dispenser where you don't have to touch it to dispense the liquid? Surely by definition if you are getting handwash you are about to wash your hands anyway so getting any germs from the pump wouldn't be an issue?
The Radox handwash smells lovely with a sweet flowery sort of fragrance. It lathers up very well and my hands always end up clean and fragrant and the lovely smell lingers for a while too.
The blurb on the back of the container tells us that this has been dermatologically tested and will help to maintain the skin's Ph balance. There is also the usual warning that, if you do get any in your eyes, you should just wash it out with clear water immediately.
I regularly chop and stack wood for our log burner, do gardening and empty RNLI collecting boxes all of which get my hands very dirty in various ways but this handwash always gets them clean. If they are very dirty I just use two squirts to make sure I get them nice and clean!
When the container is empty it just goes into the plastic recycling bag so that's great as well.
In conclusion I would definitely recommend this handwash for £1! It smells lovely, it works well and it looks good too.
There are a few different fragrances within this range and at this price I think I will try them all!
We have several different hand washes dotted about the house, a more luxurious one in the guest loo downstairs and in our bathroom and antibacterial ones (like this one) in the kitchen and in the children's bathroom.
This natural antibacterial hand wash from Radox contains thyme & tea tree oil (a well known natural antibacterial agent) and the thyme helps to clean and refresh your hands. It also maintains the skin's natural pH balance and is effective and caring for the whole family as it has been dermatologically tested so I trust this product for my children to use.
The product is light blue in colour and comes in a 300ml plastic recyclable bottle with a pump dispenser with all pertinent info on the back of the bottle such as ingredients and contact information.
One pump is enough to ensure a thorough hand wash. This hand wash smells quite pleasant and the odour of thyme comes through the more astringent smell of the tea tree oil which is preferable as I prefer the smell of herbs to medicinal smells!
It lathers well and rinses off easily and leaves your hands feeling clean and refreshed without feeling dried out. The fact that his protects against germs is a plus especially when you have young children in the house.
This costs around £1.69 for a 300ml bottle and is one of those products that is often on offer - buy one get one free or two for etc. offers.
I do trust Radox products and although they are not he cheapest out there, only a little amount is necessary for each use so the bottle does last a long time and I do feel that this hand wash does protect the skin of the hands and the fact that it is naturally antibacterial is something that appeals to me.
I would recommend this product for the whole family.
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Before I bought Radox Antibacterial Handwash I didn't really stick to just one handwash product, I just kinds bought whatever was on special! My husband always used the Radox shower or bath products so when I saw this on special (3 bottles for £2) I got it as we go through alot of handwash in our house! This product smells great and doesn't dry out your hands! I always make sure there is a bottle in my bathroom and kitchen! I find this especially effective after cooking (which I do alot) as it takes away any strong smells left on your hands like garlic, onion and spices! It smells good too, very clean and fresh and suitable for all the family (sometimes I find handwashes are all quite feminine smelling). My husbands hands are always grubby looking after work and even though he washes his hands before he leaves work the first thing he does when he comes in is rinse his hands with the handwash as he says it takes away the metal factory smell he always has when he had been at work! This is a good buy and not expensive! X
I am a huge fan of the Radox range of shower gels, but I had surprisingly not tried any of their handwashes. When I spotted these on offer in my local Superdrug, at £1.00 each, I popped a couple in my basket. One of these was the clean and protect natural liquid antibacterial handwash. I must admit that I was drawn to this purely by its gorgeous turquoise colour, which I associate with the colour of the sea off a tropical island, and as such didn't really read the bottle until I'd got it home!
The handwash comes in a 300ml plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. According to the front label the handwash is infused with thyme and tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and has antibacterial properties. I have found with tea tree products I have used in the past that it does tend to have quite a potent smell so didn't really know what to expect with this. Radox state that the tea tree oil combined with the thyme will clean, freshen and protect hardwearing hands, giving them a proper clean.
I don't tend to have a lot of luck with pump dispensers in general. I always struggle to get them to start working initially and this case was no exception. I found myself twisting the pump in the direction stated on it but it went around in circles for quite a while before eventually giving way and starting to work. This experience is not just limited to Radox products but since liquid handwashes are mainly found with such a dispenser this is something I'll just have to live with!
When I eventually got this working I rinsed my hands with warm water before dispensing a small, pea -sized amount onto my hands. As I rubbed I noticed that it lathered up quite well but didn't produce a huge amount of bubbles. I wasn't too impressed with the smell though! It smelt quite strong and had quite a masculine smell - it reminded me of cheap aftershave!
The handwash rinsed off easily but left my hands feeling a little dry, and I felt the need to immediately slap on some moisturiser. I tend to have dry skin on my hands anyway so I don't need to use a product that dries them out further! To be fair the handwash doesn't state that it is moisturising nor do any of the ingredients used have any moisturising properties. However this didn't leave my hands feeling particularly pleasant and the smell lingered on my hands for quite a while too, which I wasn't best pleased with. It did leave my hands feeling clean though.
I have been using this wash for around a month now and am thankfully coming to the end of the bottle. Overall I was not too impressed with this handwash and doubt that I shall be buying again. However this hasn't put me off the range and I shall be sampling and no doubt reviewing another Radox handwash once this one finally runs out.
Radox helps to look after your hands, with thyme and tea tree oil /