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Radox Clean & Refresh Handwash

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Brand: Radox / Type: Hand Wash / Suitable for: Hand / What it does: Refreshes,

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      26.09.2011 15:05
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      Another good handwash from Radox!

      I'll be honest from the start, I didn't pick up this product for any other reason that it was on offer in Tesco for 95p for a 300ml pump canister. I hardly ever use a normal bar of soap to wash my hands in the house anymore, as liquid soap is just so handy and so with three bathrooms in the house, I am always buying liquid handwash for each one, and therefore pick up any offers when I see them.

      I have wrote reviews before on Radox handwash products, however I had never tried this particular one: Clean and Refresh handwash with lime and coriander. I actually just picked this one because I liked the apple green colour that can be seen through the clear canister- silly I know, I didn't even look what it claimed to contain.

      This is a 'natural antibacterial' handwash which claims on the back of the product to be 'effective but gentle' which is obviously what you want from any handwash. I know that at work, there are sometimes cheap handwashes at the sinks in the toilets and I find that my hands get easily irritate by these cheaper soaps, however I have had no reaction whatsoever to any Radox handwash.

      As I said earlier, this handwash contains lime and coriander, the latter of which seemed a bit of an odd inclusion to me at the beginning. The lime is meant to have 'uplifting benefits' according to the product, and combined with the coriander this also gives it an 'uplifting fragrance'.

      When i have washed my hands in this product, there is a lasting scent on my hands, but no so much of the coriander, but rather the lime tends to linger, however not overly strongly, so don't be put off if your not a lime fan. If I hadn't seen the front of the product, to be honest I wouldn't even know that there was any coriander in it, which may or may not be a good thing, however if Radox is claiming that coriander helps give an uplifting fragrance, I certainly don't smell it from this item. My hands however do feel clean after washing with his product, which is all I am really after from a handwash, and therefore, I would happily buy this product again. That said, there are many handwashes I have tried and liked many of them, but I will only buy them when they are on offer and am not exactly loyal to any one brand, but should offers come again on this handwash I will certainly snap it up. It looks nice sitting on the bathroom sink and does what it is meant to do!

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      27.02.2011 23:41
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      A great value handwash that lasts

      As I have said in my other reviews for handwash I have tried several over the past few months. I suffer with really dry hands I find a lot of antibacterial handwashes make this worse. I always have a handwash by all of my sinks and I use it frequently throughout the day. I picked this one up in Tesco where it was on offer £1 for 300ml. The wash comes in a see through container with a pump dispenser. It has a pale green colour.

      The handwash contains active lime and corriander which Radox state will uplift your mind. I really like Radox handwashes as they all contain natural antibacterial ingredients rather than chemicals.

      The handwash itself is easy to use, you simply dispense a small amount into wet hands and massage in. The wash has a really refreshing citrusy smell. I keep this particular one in the kitchen as I find it is effective at removing odours from the hands when cooking, it gets rid of garlic and onion smells really well! It gives a good lather only using a small amount and rinses off cleanly.

      I would give this handwash 4 out of 5 I would take a star off as I didn't think it was as moisturising as other washes in the Radox range. It is however great for making your hands smell nice and killing germs.

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      08.02.2011 09:50

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      Freshest handwash I have tried

      I stocked up on a few of the Radox Clean and Refresh handwashes a couple of months back as they were on offer for 80 pence in Asda at the time. Wow was this great value! This is a liquid handwash in a pump bottle and I have one in the bathroom all the time. The scent is lime and coriander and the title of this handwash certainly is apt as the smell is really refreshing. I love a nice fresh smell in my cosmetics and this one is the freshest of all! It also makes my hands feel squeaky clean after I have used it. I usually like to 'lather, rinse, repeat' when I wash my hands and have to admit I can be a bit obsessive about it and don't feel that my hands are properly clean unless I have done so. However, I find with this particular handwash, there is no need to wash my hands twice (even for me!) as it lathers up so well and leaves my hands feeling spotless.

      Would recommend to anyone who likes clean, fresh, crisp or fruity smells in their bathroom. Wish they did a whole range with this scent as I would definitely like to have a matching shower gel if it was available!

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      26.06.2010 21:42
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      Not thier best

      I've tried three of the other Radox handwashes in the range and liked them very much. I have previously tried the white, cream and purple varieties and also tried some of their body washes which I found satisfactory. I was more please with the hand wahses I had tried so far, all three bing ones that I would buy again over other brands such as Carex.

      This is the Clean and Refresh variant of the product and costs £1.63 at Sainsbury's. The bottle is identical in design to the other variants, it is see-through with a white push pump at the top. The colour of this product, which reflects its scent, lime and coriander, is a very very pale greeen and makes the product look very watery. Also it seems much more fluid than the others and if you tip it, it moves as though it were very thin and not at all creamy. Acutally, this product reminds me of Garnier products in its appearance, which is not quite the same as the picture above.

      Because it is so pale, if makes if harder to see how much you have pumped out at any one time though the pumping system normally does give you the right amount, it's just not very reassuring if you can't see it. I am also not too keen on the smell which is lime and coriander. I really prefer my scents more soft and soothing, whereas this is supposed to be revitalising I think.

      My hands do feel clean after using this, but no more or less refreshed than using other handwashes and they smell slightly odd too.

      There is nothing wrong with this per se but I will avoid this one and pick others from the Radox range.

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      26.10.2009 18:50
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      Does what it says on the tin, although not that naturally

      My former housemate is the one who chose this handwash for the household. I wouldn't have picked it myself because I usually choose handwashes that are meant to be moisturising and this one doesn't mention anything about moisturising on the label. However, I have been converted to using this handwash in the kitchen, if not in the bathroom.

      The scent in this handwash is meant to be coriander and lime. I do feel these scents go nicely in the kitchen because they are flavourings that I use often in my cooking.

      The handwash comes in a clear plastic pump container with the brand name on the front and the words "Natural Antibacterial Handwash." There are also little drawings of limes and some green stuff fuzzy stuff that I think is meant to represent coriander.

      Now, I didn't understand why this was supposed to be naturally antibacterial so I read the back of the dispenser to find out more. All it says is that naturally active lime, known for its uplifting benefits is blended with coriander, giving an uplifting fragrance. Sounds....uplifting? Maybe (but just because they say it twice doesn't make it so). Enlightening? Not at all!

      Then I read the ingredients list and there is indeed a listing for extract of coriandrum sativum and another for citrus aurantifolia extract. I take it these are the lime and coriander. But this is certainly not an all natural product as there are plenty of other chemial-sounding ingredients including sodium laureth sulfate, sodium benzoate, with these and more coming higher in the list of ingredients than the lime or the coriander.

      That said, even if I don't really believe their marketing speak I do have to admit that I like this product. I find the scent very subtle and not at all overpowering (some handwashes are so strongly scented that they make my sensitive eyes sting - but not this one). I also find it washes my hands squeaky clean but doesn't dry them out.

      This handwash costs £1.66 and is available at Boots.

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      22.09.2009 19:22
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      Very strange smelling handwash

      What Is It?
      It is an antibacterial hand wash in a 300ml clear bottle with pump on top from Radox.

      What Does it Do?
      According to the label Radox have used their know-how in blending active natural ingredients to make this natural antibacterial hand wash which is effective yet gentle. Naturally active lime, known for its uplifting benefits, is blended with coriander, giving an uplifting fragrance. Just what is needed to freshen up your hands.

      It helps maintain skins natural pH balance
      Effective and caring for all the family
      Dermatologically tested
      100 years of Radox know how

      What does it cost?
      £1.60 but prices vary so shop around.

      My Experience?
      The pump works well and delivers a good dose of soap. The soap is a good thickness, not too thick but not too runny. The soap lathers up well and does leave the hands soft. The only fault is that the smell is not too my liking, it smells a bit like a cheap washing up liquid!! I usually like lime scented shower gels so it surprised me that I didn't like this; perhaps it is the coriander, which changes the smell. I won't be using this one again.

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        20.08.2009 19:52
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        A lime and coriander handwash which lacks any zest.

        I wouldn't normally have chosen to buy this liquid soap mainly because I don't like coriander however the soap was in the bathroom of the holiday cottage I stayed in recently so I thought I wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to write a review!

        The handwash is made by Radox and is from their "Clean & Refresh" range and has lime and coriander. The handwash is a blend of active natural ingredients which gives natural antibacterial properties. The lime is chosen for its "uplifting benefits" and the coriander for its "uplifting fragrance." As I don't actually like coriander I wasn't sure whether this was a handwash I would like using.


        It comes in the standard Radox liquid handwash bottle, a clear curved bottle with a white plastic pump dispenser at the top. The bottle contains 300ml and retails for £1.60 currently at Tesco although they often have special offers where you can get it cheaper.

        The handwash is a clear handwash with a pale green colour to it. It is of thin to moderate consistency, thinner than the creamier handwashes that Radox do. It is easy to dispense a small amount into your hand and it foams up easily in wet hands.

        The smell is of lime although I found it hard to distinguish whether there was actually any scent of coriander. What I did find though is that it wasn't the fresh citrusy smell of lime I was expecting. It wasn't unpleasant but it certainly wasn't a smell that I particularly liked.

        After using it my hands felt clean but I didn't like the scent left on them. My hands didn't feel any softer although they didn't feel dried out either.

        To be honest I thought this was a slightly disappointing handwash from Radox. I didn't like the smell of it and I like handwashes which leave your hands feeling moisturised and this one didn't do it. If you pay full price for it I would say it was a bit of a waste of money and certainly not worth it. Even if it was on offer I wouldn't be tempted. This is one Radox product I wont be buying in the future.

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          11.06.2008 14:01
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          Nice coloured, nice scent, and reasonable price

          Radox are a company that produce handwashes, bath foams, and shower gels at a relatively affordable price. Whilst they arent in your luxury tolietries league, their no-nonsense, unfussy products peform well and are pleasant to use. For this reason, I often try the different detergents for personal use that they have on offer.



          ~What is Radox Clean and Refresh Handwash?~
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          Radox Clean and Refresh handwash is a fairly priced, and pleasant smelling product. It is made by Sara Lee Ltd. The scent of this handwash is Peppermint and Lime, which sounds a bit perculiar, but is nevertheless very refreshing and uplifting. I cant honestly smell much peppermint, but the cool, clean fragrance of lime is quite potent. If this were available as a bath foam or a shower gel, I would happily bathe in it or lather over me, because the scent is so invigourating and fresh- I believe that mint and lime are both stimulant scents, so this isnt suprising.


          ~What Does the Packaging Look Like~
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          This product comes in 300ml plastic dispensers, with a white 'nozzle' attached for squirting out the contents. This particularly handwash can be seen through the packaging, as its a brilliant lime green, and the dispenser is transparent.

          The nozzle action is very good and economical, as it dispenses a reasonable sized 'blob' of soap at each application, without wastage or squirting contents half a mile across the room!!!


          ~Tips For Making the Most of the Product~
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          When I get to the bottom of my dispenser, I usually rinse it with water, shake up the contents til all bubbly, and then pour the mixture either down the toilet to make it smell nice, or else swish it around the bathroom or kitchen sinks to again leave a fresh fragrance and make the sink clean.

          I also use this handwash as an occasional surface cleaner, just to make the kitchen worktops or coffee table smell nice and fresh. I just squirt a small amount onto a jay cloth and wipe across the surface. The fragrance is beautiful and spring-like.


          ~Where can it be Purchased? Cost?~
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          This product is pretty widely available at large supermarkets, and perhaps even chemists. It retails for about £1.63 at Sainsburys currently. I imagine this is an average price.



          I love this handwash, as its never aggrivated my senstive skin on my hands, and is very pleasant fragrance wise. Give it a sniff, you'll love it.

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