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Radox Eastern Spirit Handwash
Member Name: Dryad
Radox Eastern Spirit Handwash
Advantages: Cheap at the moment for what is a very nice product
Disadvantages: will go back up to nearly £2.00 at some point, and is limited edition
We almost always use liquid soap these days as the liquid soap keeps housework down because my sinks don't get that seemingly rock hard build up that appears over night in our house.
On our most recent shop I spotted this Radox Limited Edition Eastern Spirit liquid soap in Tesco at 94p for 300mls (half price from £1.88) and being fed up with our usual cheapest of the cheap value brands I put it in the basket. Radox is a brand I haven't used since I was a teenager and was sucked in by the adverts claiming the bright blue strong bath crystals were the height of luxury. I quickly found that although the water felt and smelt nice it couldn't half make your bits itch. So I was slightly dubious about this purchase, but the reasonable price and lovely scent that I could detect even through the packaging tempted me.
As this says it is a limited edition I'm not sure how much longer this scent will be available, but there did seem to be a decent amount of choice in the selection of perfume in this hand wash. So if you like the wash then there will probably be something nice to fall back on.
The bottle is a nice solid shape with attractively rounded shoulders and you can see the soft pink liquid quite clearly through the translucent bottle, which is great for knowing when you're about to run out. It's a sturdy bottle and sits quite nicely on my sink. The pump seems to dispense a decent amount of liquid with one press, though it can be a little too much for smaller hands.
The smell is a little sweeter than I was expecting but lovely none the less with a satisfying floral component which does have a slightly exotic edge to it. The bottle says it is 'oriental lotus flower and orange blossom'; it contains oil of orange blossom which is meant to be softening on the skin. The scent does linger on the skin for a little while afterwards and I like this, it makes me smile when I get a hint of it as I go about my chores etc.
My niece loves the scent of this too, I found her in the bathroom recently with the sink full of bubbles and a few of her 'Bratz' dolls having a spa break using my liquid soap. I can't say it did dollies hair any favours, but they did smell nice for a while afterwards.
The wash feels like a rich gel when dispensed and works up into a nice soft lather. This gets your hands sparkling clean removing stubborn muck quite easily. I love gardening and am also like a three year old when I get my hands on a biro and get more ink on myself than the paper. This removes it all gently and effectively, and washes away well leaving no residue on the skin.
I haven't noticed any excess dryness to my skin while using this, nor has the rest of the family who all seem to like this a lot. The bottle states that this is dermatologically tested, and helps to maintain the ph balance of the skin.
The plastic container is recyclable.
I really like this liquid soap and when mine runs out if this edition is still available I will buy it again, in fact I may buy a few so I get the pleasure of using it for a little while even if it does disappear from the shelves.
Summary: A pleasant surprise for me returning to the Radox brand. Will buy again
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