Product Type: Sanex Hand & Nail Care
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Sanex Dermo Moisturising Hand Wash
Member Name: redhead78
Sanex Dermo Moisturising Hand Wash
Advantages: Smells lovely, good price, cleans well
Disadvantages: Pump dispenses too much soap, really dries my skin out
Like many people I'm not brand loyal when it comes to handwashes or soaps and will tend to buy whichever one is on offer at the time I happen to be looking for a new one. Alternatively if I see one that I like on special offer then I'll stock up on that, but I very rarely pay more than £1 for a 250ml bottle of handwash (although I don't object when lovely people buy me a Molton Brown one as a gift!). I bought a few bottles of Sanex handwash in Home Bargains a few months ago when I saw it on offer for just 99p for a 300ml bottle and have been slowly replacing the handwashes by our sinks with it as they've run out.
Sanex products are usually readily available in mosdt supermarkets and drugstore type places and, now so it would seem, also in bargain shops. They usually have quite simple packaging and this handwash is no different. It comes in a plain looking bottle through which you can see the soap clearly and has a white pump action lid. The packaging on handwashes means nothing to me as I always dispense it into ceramic soap dispensers anyway, although if I didn't have these I wouldn't object to having this bottle stood by my sink.
Sanex base their products on "healthy skin" and so this isalways a part of their branding. Other information on this bottle states that it helps control bacteria whilst maintaining the skins natural balance, gives contact details for the manufacturer (Sara Lee, bizarrely!) and gives a list of ingredients. The bottle is also recycleable when it's empty, which gets a big thumbs up from me.
To begin using this handwash you simply have to twist the part of the pump through which the soap is dispensed around to the left and it's then ready to use but, as I said, I tend to pour it into my own dispensers. I did use the pump action on this the first time I used it (for the sake of this review!) and it's easy to push down, although if you press it down all the way quite a lot of soap comes out which I thought was actually too much.
The soap itself is nice and thick and quite creamy feeling and when you rub your damp hands together it lathers up really nicely, creating lots of bubbles which makes it feel like your hands are getting a really good clean. It's a good consistency for a handwash and is neither so think that it runs off your hands before you get chance to rub it in nor too thick that it's difficult to use.
One of the things that I love about the Sanex range of products is the smell of them. Their fragrances are always so fresh and clean smelling and this one is no different. It smells really refreshing and zingy and definitely leaves you feeling like your hands are clean after use.
Where this handwash disappoints me, however, is how my hands are left feeling after use. Yes, they feel clean and refreshed but, unfortunately, I find it quite drying to my skin. Even after the very first time of using it I could tell that my skin felt drier and I always feel the need to apply a handcream after washing my hands with this soap which is very annoying as I don't have the time to apply a hand cream and wait for it to dry again EVERY time I wash my hands.
So, despite the fact that I usually love Sanex products and usually buy them for their fragrance alone, I'm afraid I won't be repurchasing this handwash and am really quite annoyed that I bought 3 bottles of it! I don't like waste so will no doubt use them all up but I'll probably save them for the kitchen as I tend to use a handcream after washing up anyway, rather than using them in the bathrooms. It's rare that I notice an apparent difference between all the main brands when it comes to things like this and, as Sanex has always been a trusted brand for me in the past, I really wasn't expecting to find anything negative about this one, but unfortunately I don't think I can recommend it. Sorry Sanex :(
Summary: A disappointment for me and not one that I'll purchase again in future
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