I first tried one of these anti-bacterial hand gels a good few years back and the really strong scent of alcohol put me off. In the huge hamper of goodies my sister made up for me at Christmas I received this Soap and Glory Hand Maid antibacterial hand cleansing gel. ~ Packaging ~ It comes in a small, rather cute clear bottle. The gel itself is a light pink colour. The front of the bottle has a clear sticker on it with, 'Hand Maid Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel' on the front. The Soap and Glory logo is in the bottom right hand corner. The bottle describes it as fresh, fruity, floral scented and recommends the product for tube, air travel and computer use. The bottle holds 50mls of gel. ~ Price and availability ~ This Soap and Glory Hand Maid antibacterial hand cleansing gel is available from Boots or online at boots.com for £2.50, which I think is very reasonable. ~ In use ~ The hand gel has a flip cap lid and comes out of the bottle easily when the bottle is turned upside down. The gel looks quite runny in the bottle. When it is tipped out onto my hand it looks quite watery, but has a slight gel like texture. When I then rub my hands together it feels very watery and rubs into my hands and dries very quickly. It smells just like the other products in the Soap and Glory range. It is a pleasant fruity-floral scent. This hides the strong scent of alcohol in this product well. I was impressed with the scent as the strong smell of alcohol in other hand gels I have used really put me off and I was surprised that it could be masked so well. The Soap and Glory fruity-floral remains on my hands for a while after using this gel, which is way better than the poisonous scent of alcohol lingering on my hands. I don't feel that the gel makes my hands feel dry at all, which was one of my concerns before trying it. It just leaves my hands feeling clean and me feeling confident that they are clean. The bottle is ideal to put in your handbag and use on the go for times when washing your hands is not an option, such as on public transport or before having a picnic or before eating on the go. I don't use this all of the time and I don't carry it around with me all of the time, but I like to carry it on the odd occasion I have to use public transport or when I expect to be eating on the go. It is a really pleasant hand gel to use. It has a lovely scent, masking the horrible strong alcohol scent. It is quick to absorb and leaves no residue or stickiness on my hands. I would recommend this hand gel and would definitely buy it again.
One lunchtime recently I went out to get a bar of chocolate. Somehow when I got back to the office I had bought the bar of chocolate, toothpaste and three Soap & Glory products. In my defence, they were on a 3 for 2 offer and I only bought the little products so I didn't spend loads - mini versions of shower cream and body butter, and Hand Maid cleansing gel. I was only going to buy the hand gel, but it seemed silly to pass up a 3 for 2 offer... I've been using hand cleansing gel for several years, and although I've tried various brands, I usually stick with Carex. Having discovered the joys of the Soap & Glory range in the last several months though, I just had to try their Hand Maid gel. Priced slightly higher than most hand gels at £2.50, it is a pink tinted clear gel, and claims to be anti-bacterial. Although one of the reasons I use hand gel is because it refreshes grubby or dry hands, I also like that it is usually anti-bacterial, so knowing that this prettier hand gel also had this quality was a plus for me. I was delighted to discover that the Hand Maid is scented with what I think of as the typical Soap & Glory fragrance, which I've recently learned is called Original Pink. This fragrance is what initially caused me to love the Soap & Glory range, and it is addictively floral with a hint of fruitiness. However as is to be expected with a hand gel, this fragrance fights with a rather alcohol-like smell, which is typical of many hand gels - I suppose that is the anti-bacterial/disinfectant side of the product. I find that this smell is what you notice from the gel itself, but that once rubbed into the skin, it is the Soap & Glory fragrance which lingers. As a refreshing hand gel, the Soap & Glory Hand Maid is excellent. It is very easily absorbed into my skin, much better than the various own brand products that I have tried, and on a par with Carex. It cools my skin, which is perfect after travelling on public transport now that summer seems to have decided to put in an appearance. I use the hand gel after reading the paper, and it does a very good job of cleaning newsprint off my fingers. It also removes sticky marks after eating an orange or spilling Diet Coke. I also find that while it isn't a substitute for hand cream on very dry skin, if my hands are feeling just a little dry or rough, a dollop of Hand Maid helps. The anti-bacterial qualities of the hand gel are difficult to test, as it's almost impossible to know if it actually helps kill bacteria. I haven't caught any bugs since I started using it, but then I might not have caught anything without it. After several weeks of regular use, I've used about a quarter of the little bottle, so it seems that it will last for a while. I only need to use a little bit at any time, and if I use it twice in succession, it's only because I like the smell, and not because it is ineffective. Soap & Glory Hand Maid may be more expensive than other brands, but it's not ridiculously so - and as it allows me a pick-me-up sniff of my new favourite fragrance while sitting at my desk, as well as being an effective hand gel, I'm happy to pay that bit extra.
I was looking around online at some Soap and Glory products and I came across this hand cleansing gel. I decided to add it into my shopping bag as I am a huge fan of quick and easy to use hand gels, I take them with me wherever I go and most of the ones I use don't live up to expectations and I find quite a few of them dry out my hands. But since I am a big fan of Soap and Glory I thought I would give it a whirl. The Hand Maid gel retails at £2.50 for 50ml which is a little pricier than most but considering the product comes from a luxurious brand like Soap and Glory its not really surprising. Hand Maid comes in a small plastic bottle which is filled with a translucent pale pink gel. The bottle is very attractive and pretty looking, its small and dainty and you can instantly tell this is aimed at women and is a little different from the norm. Soap and Glory tells me that the the hand gel is "A fresh, fruity floral scented antibacterial gel with natural grapefruit extract and XBAC-99". I will be honest with you, I have no idea what XBAC-99 is, but I am familiar with grapefruit and floral scents and I can tell you that when using this product there is definitely a smell of grapefruit with a floral undertone, it smells really good and its quite a strong scent without being overpowering. The gel has a good texture, its very thick and holds its shape when dispensed. It glides over skin evenly and dries very quickly so you're not left with sticky, wet hands. After use my hands feel very fresh and clean and I have found that the gel leaves my hands feeling quite soft and I haven't noticed any dryness on my hands during the 3 months I have been using this. They actually look a lot healthier and I find this hand gel is very gentle and caring on my skin. I would really recommend this product, I have had it for around 3 months and I am only just coming to the end of the bottle even though I have been using it every day. It is the perfect size to carry around with you no matter where you're going and you only need to use a tiny pea sized amount each time it is used, a little of it goes a long way! Also the smell is just divine and so different to most others which are in stores, it is feminine and fruity and doesn't have that 'alcohol' scent you tend to get with most hand sanitizers. I hope you found my review helpful and you may see a similar one on my Boots account BeautyAdoration or on my blog BeautyAdoration.wordpress.com.
I have a few hero products in my handbag which I can't live without and hand gel is one of them. Having young children I need to keep myself well as well as not passing on any unwanted germs to them. Soap and Glory make my favourite hand cream so when I found they were also making hand gel I was keen to try it. What is it? This is an antibacterial hand cleansing gel from Soap & Glory. IT is fresh, fruity and floral scented and will clean your hands if you are unable to get to a sink with hot soapy water. The gel contains natural grapefruit extract and XBAC-99 (not sure what that is though!). In use A generous splodge should be deployed (says the back of the bottle) and then rub it all around the hands and between fingers until it absorbs. You can re use it as often as you like. My thoughts This does quickly dry on your hands but as it is an alcohol based product, it soon finds any little cuts and stings for a moment! We use this all the time, with our little daughter too especially if we are out on a picnic or day out and she is eating finger foods. The gel is light pink in colour and has a subtle fragrance which is a bit nicer than the other hand gels I have used which smell a little medical or of nothing at all once dry. I do prefer the fragrance of this to the other hand gels I have tried. Price I picked up the hand gel for £2.50 which is slightly more than I usually pay for this product but I didn't mind as it was on a 3 for 2 offer so I picked up a couple of other mini items to go with it. Final word I think this is the best hand gel I have ever tried. I also like its light fragrance and feel it fits in well with the other offerings from the S&G range. This gel is a bit more expensive than the other ones though and essentially it is performing the same role so it is a considered purchase but probably one I will choose again when on offer. These are great 50ml travel sized bottles which fit well in my handbag and I find them handy to use throughout the day. I am happy to recommend this product and use it many times a day myself. I keep bottles of hand gel all over the house, car, handbag etc so another bottle is always found a home. I must add though that nothing beats proper hand washing so this gel has its place but should not be used over proper hand washing.
Soap & Glory Hand Maid Hand Cleansing Gel I love Soap and Glory Products, and I have to say one of my favourite Christmas presents is the Soap and Glory gift sets I drop enough hints! =Wonder round Soap and Glory section= I like nothing better than wondering around the soap and glory section, seeing what new products are on the shelves, and what I can add to my I want list. =Hand Sanitizer= I did need to get some hand sanitizer, i was planning to visit £1 shop on the same retail park, bit I then saw "hand maid" a hand cleansing gel from the Soap and Glory range. It os described as being a floral scented antibacterial. =Using Sanitizer= I am never without a bottle of Sanitizer in my handbag, I use it regularly, fr4om handling money to opening a door, not from a compulsive element, but it shocks me the number of times that you go to a public toilet, especially at a service station and the amount of people that walk out without washing there hands just shocks me. Even on holiday, literally everything the hand gel comes out. =The Ingredients= The ingredients include natural grapefruit extract and XNAC-99 (on the bottle, guessing it does the technical stuff). =The Gel= The Gel is light pink in colour, and it water based. =To Use= Just squeeze a small amount of gel onto to your hands rub in and very quickly it dries and I am met by the most wonderful smell of grapefruit, only mild but lovely. It does not irritate mine or my daughters hands. =Size= I brought mine as a 50ml bottle, and this was £2.50, it is small enough to fit into my handbag and again small enough to be taken onto an aeroplane as a liquid, (provided you have followed the regulations, - which are currently 100ml bottles (maximum size) and a maximum of 1 litre. =My daughters thoughts= My daughter absolutely loves this Soap and Glory hand wash, and she thinks it smells so much better than the cheaper bottles I buy. To tell how good it was she was reminding me that she needed to have some cleanser. =Good value= The 50ml bottle lasted us two weeks, whilst to some that may not seem much this was a two week holiday and whether it was touching a cat, a door, some money out came the gel, so on that basis, I was impressed. =Would I buy again= I would buy again, but not as an everyday hand gel, as unfortunately it is not cost effective, why are the nicest things expensive. =Availability= This is available as part of the Soap and Glory range from Boots, both as in-store purchase and online. It's the smell of this gel that really made my purchase decision for me. The gel has the same lovely Soap and Glory fruity fragrance that most of its other products do so its like washing your hands with their gorgeous fruity fragrance instead of that normal horrible clinical smell you get with other hand antibacterial gels. It makes it so much nicer to use this gel and the smell then stays on my hands for quite a while afterwards which is nice too. A 50ml bottle costs just £2.50 and like I've mentioned above I bought mine in Boots. Its well worth this price tag as the bottle is small enough to fit in my bag but will last for ages, even with the whole family using it.
I was looking for a new hand sanitizer when I came across this bottle in Boots and immediately I was sold as it is from one of my favourite beauty ranges. Hand Maid is a hand cleansing gel from the Soap and Glory range. It is described as a fresh, fruity, floral scented antibacterial and if you're feeling grubby, summon your Hand Maid. I use antibacterial hand gel a lot. I have a dog and also two young children so I always keep a couple of bottles in different bags to use when we can't get access to water, for example when we are on a picnic, walking the dog in the woods or having ice creams/sweets at the playground. I always like to make sure their hands are clean and one way of doing this is by giving them a squirt of mummy's special gel as they always want to use what is mine and play at being adults. This gel is made with natural grapefruit extract and XBAC-99 (whatever that is, it just says that on the front of the bottle!!) The gel is light pink and is quite water based as when you squeeze a little out onto your hands it rubs in really well and quickly and my hands are dry very quickly and then feel clean and I'm ready to eat with them. The gel does not irritate my hands or dry them out which is nice although if you do have a cut on your hands it may sting a little when first applied. It's the smell of this gel that really made my purchase decision for me. The gel has the same lovely Soap and Glory fruity fragrance that most of its other products do so its like washing your hands with their gorgeous fruity fragrance instead of that normal horrible clinical smell you get with other hand antibacterial gels. It makes it so much nicer to use this gel and the smell then stays on my hands for quite a while afterwards which is nice too. A 50ml bottle costs just £2.50 and like I've mentioned above I bought mine in Boots. Its well worth this price tag as the bottle is small enough to fit in my bag but will last for ages, even with the whole family using it. Another great Soap and Glory product!
When I spotted that Soap and Glory made a hand sanitizer I couldn't help but purchase it. I really enjoy using the Soap and Glory bath and shower products, mainly because they have such a sweet, girly fragrance to them and I really liked the idea of a hand gel with this same scent. Hand Maid is a hand cleansing gel, which can be applied when you are out and about to kill germs on the hands with no need for rinsing. Hand Maid comes in a clear bottle, through which you can see the baby pink coloured gel. The bottle itself is rather plain really, but the pink and cream label stands out as being Soap and Glory for anyone who is in the know with these things. I keep this in my handbag and find the 50ml bottle is perfect for carrying around and doesn't take up too much space. The gel itself is thicker than others I have used. In the past I have bought cheap packs from the pound shop and they are literally like water and run through your fingers, but this one is slightly thicker and does have more of a gel-like consistency. I apply a small amount and rub over my hands and I find that not only does a small amount cover a large area of skin, but it rubs in easily and leaves no sticky residue. The smell of this gel is really nice as hand gels go. It contains grapefruit extract and there is a distinct grapefruit scent when in use. It is not sickly and as long as you don't apply too much there is no overpowering alcohol scent when applied either. The smell lingers for around ten minutes or so after application. I have dry skin on my hands and have not found this drying to my skin at all. I am not obsessive about germs and I'm not the sort of person who continually cleans their hands, but I do find hand gel very handy to have.I had a cold on and off for about two months and during this time I got a new PC at work. As I share a desk with someone else I didn't want to be coughing all over my hands then touching my shiny new keyboard and basically spreading my germs about, so this provided some reassurance. Frankly though, whether it works at killing germs or not is not really possible for me to tell unless someone can give me a microscope. A 50ml bottle of this costs £2.50 from Boots which I do feel is expensive for this sort of product. There are other gels available on the market which cost much less, but I think you are very much paying for the branding here. On the whole I am very pleased with this product. I like the scent, I like the bottle and I like the reassurance that this gives me, that I am killing any germs. I would buy this again and I would recommend it.
I am quite fussy about hand gel - i find most smell gross like cucumbers and leave a sticky residue on my hands. However, the hand maid leaves my hands feeling clean, soft and refreshed. I find that this product goes a long way, you only need a little bit for each use. I really like the packaging and appearance of the product. The bottle is very cute and retro,and it has a flip top which means there is easy access to the product. The gel is pink, so it makes it all the more special and girly. My favourite thing about this hand gel is the gorgeous scent - it is fruity and floral, and basically smells like summer in a bottle. It smells just like the hand food (also by soap&glory). I honestly don't have a bad word to say against this product, i suppose it is a bit pricey (2.50 a bottle!) but i honestly think it is worth it, and i urge you all to buy this - i know when my bottle finishes, i'll repurchase!
I do like using a good antibacterial hand gel to clean my hands before I eat, or after touching a dirty door handle. The trouble is that many of the brands I use have a very strong, very alcoholic sort of smell with a tendency to linger. I actually wasn't aware that Soap and Glory made one, Hand Maid, until my mother gave me a bottle of it. The bottle itself was very much in Soap and Glorys usual style - clear plastic through which you could see the attractively coloured pale pink gel, and writing in tones of pink, cream, and white.The bottle itself is 50ml, and is easily small enough to fit in a handbag or coat pocket. The bottle informs us that this is a 'fresh, fruity,floral scented antibacterial hand cleansing gel,with natural grapefruit extract and XBAC-99' And open opening the flip top lid, grapefruit is definitely the first scent that I can detect, although it's not too sharp or tangy. A rather muted grapefruit, if you will. There is also something very delicately floral just underneath, something similar to a geranium. Really though, it's just a subtle, rather fruity scent. A tiny blob of this is all you need, and that little blob will easily cover both hands. Its spreads easily, rubs in and absorbs well, and dries quickly. Unlike many hand sanitisers there is no horrible strong alcohol smell left lingering on my skin, and although the fruitiness of the grapefruit does hang around a bit, it's not unpleasant in the slightest. My hands smell clean, and look clean, and if the antibacterial side has done it's job (unfortunately not something I can test) are, to all intents and purposes, clean. I've been using this a few weeks now, and I've had no irritation of the skin, though I'm not a particularly sensitive sort. I've been using it perhaps two or three times a day, and there are still 2/3rds of the bottle left. At £2.50 a bottle, it is a little expensive given that my local pound shop sells two bottles of hand gel for £1, however I do feel I can justify the expense as an affordable little bit of luxury for myself! It's been jolted around in my handbag a lot and never come open in there, so the cap design seems secure. Overall, I would recommend this highly. I do think the price is a tad high when compared with other similar products, but I don't mind paying that little bit more for a fresh and appetising scent.
I love using antibacterial gels and always have several, usually one in my kitchen, one in my handbag and you can often find my others stocked in my bedroom ready for use. I find them handy, excuse the pun and convenient to use especially when out and about. I'm not loyal to one particular brand however and will buy different ones when on offer or if I just like the look of them which is why I picked up Soap and Glory's Hand Maid Hand Cleansing Gel the other day. The dinky 50ml bottle of this hand cleansing gel costs a whopping £2.50, but I have to admit I love it. The bottle itself is basic, just a see through plastic bottle with a flip up lid. It clearly says Soap and Glory Hand Maid 'Fresh, Fruity, Floral Scented Antibacterial' Hand Cleansing Gel on the front - with natural grape fruit extract. The back of this dinky bottle tells us to deploy a generous splodge of hand maid onto our palms and then rub tt all around until it absorbs. You can see the transparent pink hand gel within the bottle, very feminine and girly, perfect! So this hand gel works just the same as any others I've bought, so why do I love it so much. The main reason is that fruity, fresh and feminine scent which I associate with most soap and glory products. On top of this it doesn't seem so 'chemically strong' smell wise unlike some you can buy yet it still makes my hands feel clean and fresh after using it - as well as leaving it's beautiful scent on my hands. It's a pink transparaent 'gel' which is quite thin and squirts out of the bottle quite quickly but I find you don't have to use much to feel the benefits, or smell them. I wouldn't buy this on a regular basis purely because of price but as a treat this is one of my favourite antibacterial gels and would certainly reccomend it.
Ever since hand gel was introduced to my workplace during the swine flu scare I have long been a fan. I like to have it with me on the go. I find it particularly useful where you can't get decent hand washing facilities, I am a bit of a clean freak and I hate not having any soap to wash my hands. I normally use Sainsbury's own brand as I like the smell. Some of these gels are a little clinical for my liking! I saw this was new in Boots and as a big Soap & Glory fan I thought I would give it a go. It costs £2.50 for 50ml. The bottle is really feminine looking, the gel inside the bottle is a pale pink in colour and the packaging is the traditional S&G pink packaging. The bottle states that it contains a natural antibacterial grapefruit extract and XBAC-99 which is a proven antimicrobial active that kills 99% of known bacteria. The gel is also said to be moisturising to your hands and contain a special ingredient to give your hands a silky finish. To use the gel you simply apply a small amount and rub all over your hands until it is absorbed. The main ingredient of this hand gel is alcohol suprisingly it doesn't smell too strongly of alcohol but of S&G Hand Food cream. The packaging states there is also a hint of citrus in there, I can't say I noticed this though. The gel absorbed really quickly without leaving any greasy residue. After using this my hands not only felt clean but also fresh. It didn't dry out my hands as other gels have done, however I didn't notice that it was particularly moisturising either. All in all this is a good buy, it is a little more expensive than others out there but the smell is so much nicer. I use the gel a few times a day and have been for about a month, I have still only used a 1/4 of the bottle so it is long lasting and worth the extra pennies. This is now an essential in my handbag.
We all know the importance of washing our hands and we have been told this since being little children. We come into contact with bacteria and harmful micro organisms all day long as they are lurking on everything that we touch. We need to wash our hands frequently so as to ensure that infections are not spread and to keep ourselves and others healthy. That being said, throughout the day you will encounter situations in which it will be impractical or impossible to wash your hands. And that's where this product can help. Hand Maid is an antibacterial cleansing gel by Soap & Glory which leaves your hands fresh and clean and smelling deliciously fruity. It is designed to allow you to clean your hands when you don't have access to water or soap and promises to kill 99% of all known bacteria. The product comes in a gorgeous clear bottle with a screw top lid. The liquid inside has a pink tinge which makes this a more fun and attractive product to use when compared to other similar products. In fact, it will probably encourage your little girl to wash her hands more often because it looks so pretty but we need a blue version to be created in order to encourage the little boys! The size makes it perfect for carrying around with you and it will fit perfectly in your handbag. Because the bottle contains 50ml of liquid, it can also be carried in your hand luggage when travelling on an aeroplane which is a perfect example of a situation where it may not be practical to wash your hands. Another time when mine came in handy is when I was on the beach on holidays, How do you use the product? Whenever you feel the need to clean your hands, you take a pea sized amount of this light gel and rub it thoroughly into the skin on your hands. This product dries incredibly quickly and seems to melt into the skin. It can be used as often as you need to throughout the day. It has a natural antibacterial element which is actually created using grapefruit extract. It kills the bacteria on your hands and although the solution also contains Alcohol to further clean the skin, it doesn't leave your hands feeling dry, tight or uncomfortable. It has conditioning and moisturising elements which means that this product not only makes your hands fresh and clean but also makes them soft and smooth as well. My hands feel velvety smooth after use rather than encountering the dryness that I've have experience with similar sanitising products. My favourite thing about this product is that it comes with the delicious fruity scent that so often accompanies the products created by Soap and Glory. Similar hand wash products can smell medicinal on the skin, but this leaves your hands feeling citrus fresh and beautifully clean. It only costs £2.50 for the bottle so it won't break the bank and it will be fairly long lasting as you only need to use a pea sized amount each time but that depends on how many times a day you feel like you need to wash your hands. You can buy the product from most department stores including Boots and also from many online websites. All in all, this is a product which breaks the mould of hand sanitising products. It looks good, smells good and feels good on the hands and leaves your hands fresh and clean. Ingredients Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Parfum, Methyl Gluceth-20, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Benzophenone-4, PEG-14, PEG-33, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Betaine, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Citrus Grandis Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Absorbic Acid, Cl 14700 (Red 4), Cl 17200 (Red 33)