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At Christmas time when asked what I would like, I told my mother in law that I am partial to items in the soap and glory range, so she couldn't go far wrong with getting me something from there to unwrap. When it came to opening my Christmas presents, she had got me a little set comprising of this hand wash, alongside a pump bottle of the soap and glory hand cream which I love, and this was displayed in a little metal holder which is really handy for standing at the side of my sink looking nice.
The bottle I have is available in Boots for a cost of £5.00 for 250ml of product, which is a lot more expensive than what I would normally buy for general hand washing. I put it by the kitchen sink thinking it would be mainly me who would use this so it wouldn't get used too quickly, but my sons have both taken a liking to it and been using it as well.
The bottle is plastic, and unlike other products in the range, it is within a clear bottle so you can see the product inside. The label on the bottle is in keeping with the rest of the range, and has the familiar retro look I love about this range, and the product itself is pink in colour. The pump dispenser bottle is very effective for a handwash allowing you to dispense a reasonable amount of product for handwashing with just one squirt.
The liquid has a lovely fruity scent to it which is very different to the sweet scent from the hand food hand cream that is also in the set. It is said to contain pomnegranate juice, and is also supposed to be non drying to your skin. I suffer terribly from dry hands that crack and bleed if I am not careful, particularly around my fingers and knuckles. This wash foams really nicely, and is good at cleaning my hands. I am left with the scent of the wash on my hands for a while after using, but unfortunately this product does not live up to its claims of being non drying as I find that my skin feels tight and has dry patches between my fingers after using this product. Not the end of the world as my hand cream is there right next to it so I will remember to put some on, but I do find it a little disappointing as the product claims on the bottle it won't do this.
Overall, it is not a bad handwash, as it leaves your hands clean and with a pleasant fragrance, but it is expensive for what it is and there are cheaper washes available that smell just as good and don't have this drying effect.
Therefore, this is not a product I would re-purchase for myself, but if someone were to buy me this again then I would have no problems using it up. If you don't have problems with dry skin you might get away with this one, but I would not recommend it to anyone whose skin is sensitive like my own is when it comes to hand washes leaving them dry.
I was given this hand wash last Christmas as a small stocking filler gift but as I already had several bottles of hand wash open I decided to use those up before opening this one so it is only within the past couple of weeks that I've been using it.
I keep it in the kitchen near my sink so that I can wash my hands after preparing food or when they're a bit mucky from gardening/cleaning etc and it looks fine in my kitchen as the design of it isn't really bathroom-y like some hand wash bottles can be, if that makes sense! The design is versatile and I like that the bottle is transparent as I can easily see how much of the hand wash is left.
The hand wash comes packaged in a compact 250ml pump bottle which sits neatly near my sink, taking up no room at all. The pump means that getting the hand wash out of the bottle is really quick and fuss free. It is obvious that this is a soap and glory product just by glancing at it as the bottle is clear with the bright pink hand wash easily visible and there is the soap and glory logo on it along with a black & white vintage picture of a woman.
The hand wash has a different texture to it than I was expecting (I had expected it to be a thick, rich creamy lotion) but it lathers up really quickly and easily so I don't need to use much of it, and it washes off of my skin very easily with no effort at all - there's never any stickiness or residue after using it. My hands always feel very clean as well as smooth and soft after using the hand wash.
I find that most hand washes leave my hands feeling very dry however this one leaves them feeling silky soft and moisturised which is probably thanks to the coconut oil, castor oil and vitamin b5 in the ingredients. It isn't often that my hands get dry but when they are on the dry side I notice a difference after I use this as it is very moisturising for a hand wash and I don't need to use loads of it to notice a difference either.
The smell of this is lovely. It smells very sweet and girly and it has the same scent as the soap and glory hand food. Although I really love the smell, it is a teeny tiny disadvantage because it means my fiancé doesn't like using it as it is a very feminine smell (in my opinion and my fiancés opinion anyway), so he has to just wash his hands without using hand wash unless he goes upstairs and uses the more boring, much less sweet smelling hand wash that we have upstairs!
The strong smell of this hand wash is a particular advantage when I have been touching/chopping strong smelling food such as onions or garlic or de-boning/cutting up fish etc, and it gets rid of the strong smell from my hands & fingers which is brilliant and it means that I don't feel unclean and am not self conscious about having whiffy fingers after preparing a meal! When washing my hands after preparing meat/fish etc then moving onto vegetables I haven't had any problem with the hand wash transferring onto the food or anything as it washes off very easily and as I said before absolutely no residue is left behind.
The smell although it is strong does not linger in my kitchen after I have used it, though if I have my hands close to my face after I have used it. I often get a slight whiff of sweetness which is pleasant. The hand wash is very good value at £5 for a 250ml bottle and Boots often have it on offer too so it is not too pricy. I only need a small amount each time I use it and after around two and a half weeks of pretty much daily use (washing my hands after cooking etc) the bottle is still well over three quarters full.
I highly recommend this hand wash as it smells lovely, leaves my skin feeling clean & is very moisturising and softening.
Five out of five stars.
When Jayden was born I received a lot of gifts from friends and family including things for both myself and for Jayden, I received a large hamper full of toiletries from a group of friends which contained both baby items and items for myself, the items which were for me included a lot of Soap and Glory products one of which was Soap and Glory Wash Your Hands of It. I have tried several Soap and Glory products in the past and have always been pleased with them so I was sure I would like the hand wash as well.
The Soap and Glory Wash Your Hands of It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a whitish coloured plastic pump on top of it which can actually be screwed on and off of the bottle should you wish. There is a pink label wrapped around the whole bottle, this has the name of the product written at the top in large cream and white letters outlined in silver. The majority of the front of the bottle is taken up with a black and white pictures of a lady washing her hands, the picture has an old fashioned look about it. The Soap and Glory logo appears in the bottom right hand corner and there is a small amount of information about the handwash which appears in various boxes and ovals.
On the back of the bottle is all of the relevant product information, a large amount of this area is taken up with the ingredients, but the top part of this area does contain directions of use and warnings, all of this information is clearly written and easy to read, it is short and to the point without any unnecessary waffle.
The packaging is nothing overly fancy, however with Soap and Glory's trade mark labelling it does stand out and look a bit different to other brands of handwash you can buy.
This particular handwash is a transparent pink colour fitting in with the general colour scheme of Soap and Glory, it is described as being a fruity fresh non drying handwash, when I first smelt this product it did have a definite fruity smell to it, I always think Soap and Glory products have a distinctive fragrance and this fitted in with that, I couldn't really tell what sort of fruit the handwash smelt of but there was certainly a fruity fragrance when I smelt it.
The information as I have already mentioned states that the handwash will not dry your skin out, I do suffer with dry skin on my hands particularly in the winter, but whilst I was using this particular handwash I did notice that when I washed my hands the skin did not dry out as quickly as it does with some other brands.
The soap is of a reasonable thickness, not too runny so it runs straight off of your hands when water is added, however it is not so thick that it is hard to pump out of the bottle, in my opinion the consistency of this handwash is just right.
Directions for Use
How to use the Soap and Glory Wash Your Hand of It really is simple and personally I do not really feel that your need instructions, however they do appear on the back of the bottle and state that you should dispense a pump or two of the handwash into your hands and then lather it up with water and then rinse. This sections also states that so that your hands are extra soft you should add Soap and Glory hand Food Hand Cream.
The warnings on the back of the packaging simply state that should you get the hand wash in your eyes then all you need to do is rinse with clean water.
Price and Availability
As I have said I did not buy this bottle of hand wash as it was part of a present, however I have seen this product being sold in places such as Boots and the 250ml bottle costs around £5.00. Personally I do think this is quite expensive for a handwash especially where some other brands are a lot cheaper, however this is within keeping of the Soap and Glory range and the product is also of an excellent quality.
I have now used all of the bottle of Soap and Glory Wash Your Hands of It and was very pleased with it. I liked the fragrance of this product, it left my hands smelling clean and fresh, also the fragrance lingered for some time afterwards.
After using the handwash my skin did not feel dry or rough which I was pleased about so it did live up to its promise of being non drying.
If I had anything negative to say it would be about the price, I do think that £5.00 is a little pricey for a handwash, however saying that it is a good quality item as are most of the Soap and Glory products, but I do still think you are paying for the Soap and Glory name here. Overall I have been pleased with this product, it makes a lovely handwash for all of the family and is one I would recommend as an excellent quality product.
I love soap and glory products and own so many of them! I usually buy cheap hand washes though for the bathroom as we go through them so quickly, I don't usually spend more than £1.50 on one from the supermarket, but as I had not tried this hand wash before, I decided to try it as I was buying a few other soap and glory products and needed another to get the three for two offer. This hand wash costs £5, expensive for a hand wash but you do get 250ml.
This looks great out on my bathroom sink, I love the soap and glory design. It's so different to other brands, and really stands out. The actual bottle is clear in colour, the product inside is a nice soft pink colour which is very feminine and girly. My bathroom accessories are pink and red so this fits in really well. The bottom has a pump dispenser on the top to get the product out. The pump is really easy to push down, even with just one hand to get the product out, I usually use two pumps to wash my hands, and this is more than enough.
It creates a lovely lather, the gel is not very thick, and feels really smooth and soft when cleaning your hands with it. It smells beautiful too, just like all soap and glory products! This is one thing I love about them! It is a light smell, not overpowering, and you can smell it on your hands after you have rinsed it off. It glides over your skin really easily without being sticky or greasy, and rinses off easily too, with no feeling of the product left on your skin.
This hand wash has lasted a month so far, and still a quarter of the bottle left, so even though more expensive than others I have used, if I could get it in the three for two offers if I were to buy any other soap and glory products I would definitely buy this hand wash again. I suffer from eczema on my hands, so this hand wash is great for me, as it does not dry my skin out at all. Even after a few uses my hands were not dry, they actually felt a little better than they normally do. They do still need to be moisturised afterwards, but it does not make my hands any worse. This product is actually specifically designed to be non drying, and it definitely lives up to this.
Despite the price, more than I would normally pay for a hand wash, I am impressed with this product, it washes your hands well, leaves your hands soft, not dried out, smells absolutely gorgeous, and looks lovely in my bathroom. Even my boyfriend commented on how nice it was! I have no reason not to recommend this!
I have been addicted to Soap and Glory for quite a few years now, the wonderful range of bath and beauty products available in Boots. It is a fun, whimsical old fashioned brand with quirky packaging and beautiful smelling products that work really well on my skin.
I have used their Clean on me shower gel for years now in my bath and shower and love the way I smell afterwards so I was really excited when I found this hand wash in Boots recently and just had to buy a bottle for my home. I have a downstairs toilet that we use all the time and guests use as well so I always like to have a nice soap in their for people to use and this fits the bill perfectly. I much prefer liquid handsoap in my bathrooms as I find it a lot easier to use than a bar of soap and I also think its a bit more hygienic too and it doesn't leave a mess on the side of the sink like a bar of soap would.
The bottle is wonderfully designed and packaged and looks great as a statement soap in my bathroom. The bottle has an old fashioned picture of a 50's girl washing her hands in her bathroom and I love this picture. The bottle has a pump action at the top so its easy to get the soap out and wash your hands with.
Soap & Glory say that their, "WASH YOUR HANDS OF IT liquid soap is so soft-on-your skin and fabulously fragrant you may find yourself looking for any opportunity to get your hands dirty.!"
I find the liquid foams up really easily and you only need one squirt in order to wash and clean your hands properly. The smell is amazing and just like the smell of all the other Soap and Glory products, that wonderfully sweet smelling fragrance that is different than other smells on the market. It is described as a gorgeous rose & bergamot, jasmine and musk fragrance. I find it fruity but not overly sickly which is nice. It doesn't just smell nice, this soap also protects and cleanses your hands too. It has barrier protecting provitamin B5 and special cationic conditioners and antioxidant pomegranate juice and my hands always feel really clean and refreshed after I have used this soap.
A 250ml bottle only costs £5 which I think is a really good price as you would pay that for a nice soap anyway and this is one I definitely recommend!
I'm forever washing my hands, whether it's due to general hygiene or because I've got into a bit of a messy cafuffle with my twin boys and I am always trying new soap products.
Last Christmas a friend of mine bought me Soap & Glory's wash your hands of it Hand Wash, alongside it's Hand Food (hand cream).
It came in a see through plastic 250ml bottle with a press down lid/dispenser so I could see the pinky substance within. The front of the bottle tells me this is 'shea butter and silk soft liquid handwash with dry skin soothing lime tree blossom and built in conditioners'. It certainly sounded promising and I can't say I''ve used many soap & glory products before to really judge the brand by so just had to hope it was as good as it sounds.
Dispensing the hand wash out of the bottle the pinky transparent soap remains the same colour and is not too thick nor too runny. I immediately noticed the refreshingly feminine scent of the soap and how sweet yet 'clean' it smelled too. The scent although very feminine and floral is not overpowering and it soon mellows into a gentle sweetness onto your hands after use.
Just a small bit of this hand wash lathers impressively hence mine lasting me now for just over 8 months. My hands are left feeling smooth and soft after using this too and despite me suffering most summers with a terrible dry, heat rash which seems to cover my hands this doesn't irritate it in the slightest. In fact I find the appearance of these ugly spots are a lot less angry and much smoother while using this particular wash - I feel this is because the hand wash does give my hands moisture and nourishes them rather than drying them out making the itching and irritation worse. Although I don't know how much this particular hand wash costs, as it is a Soap & Glory product I can see this being one of your more expensive hand washes to buy, but I would say it is definitely worth the price and I will be buying more no matter the price tag as it has been a pleasure to use and beneficial for my hands too.
My son's Dad took him shopping at Christmas to choose a gift for me which is something we both do despite the fact that we are separated as my son does like us to get a surprise from him at Christmas and this seems to be the best way to do it. My son was only six when he chose my gift but he is very aware how much I love soap and glory products and so he chose me a gift set which contained a bottle of hand food and a bottle of wash your hands of it hand wash. My review today will focus on the hand wash.
I love the quirkiness of the names of the soap and glory products as a rule and so I was pleased to see that this hand wash had a suitable name! Wash your hands of it comes in a clear plastic bottle which has a pump dispenser at the top to make it easy to use when washing your hands. I like how the bottle is clear because I am able to see how much I have left in the bottle and will be able to replace it when it is close to running out. The bottle has a label on the front with the product name and a black and white picture of a lady looking suitably impressed by her hand washing experience! As always the soap and glory logo is present as well as plenty of pink so it does fit in very well with the soap and glory brand in my opinion.
We are told on the bottle that this shea butter and silk soft liquid hand wash has dry skin soothing line tree blossom and built in skin conditioners which I was hoping would be the case because I do seem to spend a lot of time washing up and cleaning and whilst my hands aren't dry to the point where they are sore and cracking they do sometimes feel like they could be looked after better.
I keep my wash your hands of it and hand food in the bathroom on the sink so that they can be used together and this is one of the only times I do remember to actually apply hand cream so it works well for me to be honest. The wash your hands of it hand wash is a pink coloured liquid and I was pleased to note that when I used it for the first time it had the same fragrance as the original pink range which I love so much as it is sweet and girly. You only need a small amount when washing your hands with this product as it lathers well and when I rinse the lather off my hands my hands automatically feel quite nice and certainly softer even without applying the hand food straight afterwards. My hands feel clean and cared for after using this product and I love how the fragrance seems to linger on my hands for quite some time as I do love the scent and in a way it feels quite extravagant to have my hands washed with the soap and glory scent!
My 250ml bottle has around half left since I put it in my bathroom a little while after Christmas and so I think this is testament to how little of the product you do need each time you wash your hands. My son also uses this product to wash his hands after he has been to the toilet and whilst it isn't a masculine smell he is too young to really be bothered about that yet. It is gentle on his hands too and he has suffered no reaction at all from using it.
You can purchase this product from Boot's for £5.00 which I appreciate isn't cheap for a hand wash when you can buy them for around a pound or so but I do really like this product. I like how it can be used alongside hand food and that they compliment each other and so I do feel I will purchase this product again when it runs out because it has lasted me well and I do love it. I will try to wait for a promotion such as three for two before I purchase to slightly lower the price though.
Thank you for reading my review!
Now it's almost christmas Boots have the Soap & Glory 'Peace Hand Love' handcare kit back in stock. The item consists of a metal rack which has a bottle of this handwash and the handfood handcream. I have been buying this for a number of years, it makes an excellent christmas gift but it also looks stylish in the bathroom. The set costs £10, but is on the 3 for 2 offer so with other gifts it's a bargain.
Wash your hands of it comes in a pump action dispenser which contains 250ml of the wash. The bottle is designed like other S&G products in the retro pink packaging. The bottle is transparent and through it you can see the pale pink handwash.
The wash is designed to clean and moisturise your hands. It contains shea butter which is well known for it's moisturising properties.
To use the wash you simply pump a small amount onto wet hands massage into a lather and rinse hands until clean. The wash has a jelly like consistency. It is rather thick and feels really luxurious. It has the classic pink S&G scent which is really girly and floral and used in other products in the range. The handwash lathers really well and you only need a small amount.
After using this my hands felt really soft and smooth. I ocassionally suffer from dry hands normally due to overwashing so I try to use a handwash that is really moisturising and gentle to my hands while cleaning them and leaving them smelling fresh. This handwash delivers all of that and is definately worth paying extra for. It works really well in conjunction with the hand lotion which is another favourite of mine it leaves you hands soft and smooth and well moisturised in the winter weather.
5 out of 5 from me!
I'm fanatical about new beauty products so was delighted to discover the Soap and Glory range several years ago, which was when I tried both their Hand Food and Hair Supply. My experience of their products then turned a little sour as almost everything I tried disappointed me in one way or the other. However, a couple of months ago I received as a gift their Peace Hand Love Hand Care Kit, which contained a bottle of Hand Food and Wash Your Hands Of It in a shiny chrome rack and this review discusses my experience with using Wash Your Hands Of It.
~~APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT~~
If you are familiar with Soap and Glory you will be aware of the retro black and white images contained on the girlie pink packaging, which in my eyes is often far too cluttered due to an overload of marketing information. The brand can be described as quirky, as there is always something intended to be comical contained on the packaging. We are provided with 250 ml of product in a sturdy transparent plastic container, which enables us to witness the pink contents that give an extremely feminine appearance. We are informed that the liquid hand wash is specifically designed for those with dry skin, so the product is ideal for me, particularly as I often experience problems with dryness and cracking on my knuckles. Consequently, I have to be extremely careful when choosing certain products, as many can exacerbate my condition resulting in my knuckles splitting and bleeding.
~~USING THE HANDWASH~~
The container offers a pump dispenser and one press draws a sufficient amount of the good consistency gel type hand wash that offers the signature Soap and Glory fragrance, which is identical to that of both the Hair Supply and Hand Food. The soft floral aroma is simply delightful and whilst I would describe it as a very feminine scent my husband tends to use whatever hand wash I place in the bathroom. The wash creates a good lather and effectively removes any dirt, grease and grime from my hands. It is easily rinsed away without leaving any sticky residue and my hands are left feeling smooth and soft with a beautiful aroma that lingers for a short while afterwards.
I cannot state that the hand wash has affected my skin condition, as it is very gentle to use and did not sting when making contact with a small cut I had on my finger. In addition to the softness and smoothness delivered to my skin, my hands also feel moisturised due to the shea butter and built in conditioners specifically designed for those who suffer with dry skin. When using cheaper brands of liquid soaps, such as those in public conveniences, I need to immediately apply hand cream, as my skin normally beings to feel dry and tight and subsequently itch, but this is not something I have ever experienced when using this product.
~~INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION~~
The list of ingredients is extremely lengthy and for obvious reasons I do not intend copying them into this review. I have discussed the one that I believe to be key with that being the shea butter and I would advise that the hand wash contains alcohol. The product should be used within 24 months of opening with the bottle being recyclable once empty.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
Wash Your Hands Of It is available in Boots for £8 and there is currently a three for two offer on the entire Soap and Glory range. For an additional £2 you can choose to purchase the Peace and Hand Love Hand Care gift set and obtain a 250 ml bottle of Hand Food with all gift sets in Boots being available on a three for two promotion until Christmas. Whilst this is a pricey hand wash it is perfect for a treat and therefore, comes with my full recommendation and receives 5 stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
As one of my presents for Christmas 2009 my sister bought me a lovely Soap and Glory set of hand wash and hand cream in a smart, classy chrome holder which I put on my kitchen window sill and duly used to great effect. So when it came to last Christmas and hubby was looking for stocking filler ideas I suggested a new one of these as the old one was all but finished.
As it happens it is even better now as we have had our kitchen revamped and the chrome holder matches the appliances and handles in my new kitchen - well, almost, it would be better if it was a brushed effect but you can't have everything can you?
I have been happily using it assuming that the two items were the same as the two from last year for which I had of course already done reviews until today when I was washing my hands and noticed that the name of the hand wash didn't look familiar. On checking I find that this year's two items are both different from last year's although I have already used the Hand Food and written a glowing review on that!
The hand wash this year is a special dry skin formula called Wash Your Hands Of It and that is what I intend to tell you about now.
I was actually with hubby when he bought this so I know that the set cost £8. It was part of the offer that Boots do each year where you can buy any three items with the little green parcel sticker on the front and pay only for the two dearest ones getting the third one free.
The set this year comprises Wash Your Hands Of It and Hand Food which stand side by side in an attractive chrome stand about three inches high. It is ideal to be able to wash my hands and then moisturise them straight away as it means that I can look after them even when I am gardening, painting or (heaven forbid) doing housework!
Wash Your Hands Of It
The hand wash comes in a clear plastic container with a pump action dispenser. The liquid inside is pink in colour and the whole thing looks very attractive.
The writing on the front of the container states 'Special Dry Skin Hand Cleansing Formula - Wash Your Hands Of It - shea butter and silk soft liquid hand wash with soothing lime tree blossom and built in skin conditioners'.
On the back of the container there is a long list of ingredients together with instructions for use. The instructions are - pump, lather up and rinse and they suggest that you follow that with the hand cream. Phew it's a good job the instructions were there - I would never have been able to work that out for myself!
There is the usual warning not to get this in your eyes but to wash it out with cold water if you do.
The other thing is a note about the trials of this product which reads ' Wash Your Hands Of It was safety/efficacy tested in the UK on people who had an overwhelming urge to take matters into their own hands'
I have found that the hand wash is really lovely to use. It produces nice, fresh smelling thick lather and really cleans my hands well. I don't always use the hand cream straight away but, even when I don't, I find that this hand wash does not dry my skin so the added moisturisers must be doing their job!
As I said earlier I have put the chrome stand containing these two products on the window sill in my kitchen. I find that the pump action dispensers make both the products easy to use and it doesn't matter how dirty I get - I end up covered in paint when I am supposed to be painting the walls - the hand wash always gets my hands clean.
I would recommend this product both as an individual product and as part of a very attractive set which, incidentally, only appears to be available at Christmas. It does make a really special present though!
I received Soap and Glory Wash Your Hands of it as part of a set along with Hand Food in a presentation holder. The bottles are 250ml each and it cost £8 from Boots. The hand wash contains shea butter which means it is very gentle and moisturising on your hands and is suitable to be used as often as you need it. It smells really good and works well with other products in the Soap and Glory range. I think this hand wash is good value for money as a little goes a long way and it's higher quality than some more expensive brands. Mine lives by the kitchen sink and gets used by everyone (much to my annoyance) all the time. It doesn't make your hands feel dry after use and leave them soft and smelling really good. I tend to follow with Hand Food as the two products work well together. The retro packaging makes it perfect for gifts too.
I bought this at Christmas time intended as a back up gift if i managed to forget anyone. As it turned out i did not and got to keep this product for myself.
I have used Soap & Glory product for the pervious year and love them. The smell of this hand wash is amazing! And the moisturiser that came with it was a bonus.
My hands where soft and in better condition only after a few days of use. Usually i would have to pay a lot more for a hand soap that showed such brilliant results in such a short period of time.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants luxury on a budget - everything from the packaging to the quality makes you think it should have a much high price tag. You can buy just the Soap for about £5 for a 250ml bottle or the set of Soap and Hand cream in a stainless steal holder (the one I bought at Christmas) for about £8.00/8.50.
The only down side I can think of is they don't seem to sell refill packs. Meaning I have to recycle the pump container every time. Also the smell and pink colour might put any males or male visitors off! But both I am willing to put up with because this product is such good value for money! I will continue to use!
Whilst out doing some last minute Christmas shopping at Boots, with the intention of buying a gift for a friend who I'd almost forgotten about, and an extra little thing for my mum...whom I always get a little something for her bathroom. And being the thrifty person I am, decided upon getting a few things from the 3 for 2 gifts range. One of my work colleagues has been using Soap & Glory products for some time and had been going on about them just the day before, so I spotted this hand wash and hand cream(previously reviewed) gift set for just £8 - having just purchased a No7 make up set for £10 and a lovely toiletry set for my mum for £8.50...this looked like the ideal freebie for me.
Now you may think that £4 each is pretty expensive for a hand wash and hand cream, but it really looks very posh sitting on your bathroom shelf. Now Boots usually sell these items separately and I couldn't see it online at all...so am assuming it was only available as a gift set because of Christmas. You may still find it in some stores as a gift set but as it available separately I am going to review each one on its own.
~~~Wash your hands of it~~~
The hand wash aptly named "Wash your hands of it" can be purchased in a 250ml (8.4 fl oz) pump action bottle, made of recyclable plastic. The bottle itself is clear so you can see exactly how much is left and also the lovely transparent pale pink liquid gel wash inside.
Normally labels don't hold much interest for me but I really love the label on this as it just makes you want to pick it up and have a closer inspection. There is a black and white photograph of a woman, Very retro!
Statement on the back - "At Soap & Glory, we believe that one should, whenever necessary, lend someone a helping hand cream. After all, there's a lot of dry skin out there, just begging for some relief."
I love this statement...definitely none of your usual "will work wonders" droll
"Wash your hands of it" was safety/efficacy tested in the UK on people who had an overwhelming urge to take matters into their own hands - before rinsing well and applying a little moisture lotion. - Again superb!
Now I know you probably all know how to use hand wash so I won't bore you with a lecture on how to wash your hands...needless to say you pump the bottle add water and lather up....no more no less! Easy as pie.
One pump of the bottle gives enough hand wash each time, the smell is very light and floral so perhaps not one for the boys. The floral smell comes from the lime tree blossom which it contains - apparently quite a soothing ingredient, couple that together with shea butter and you get the idea of a very softening wash. It also has built in skin conditioners. The actual ingredients list is very difficult to read and I had to use a bright light to see them. I'm definitely not going to list them here as it would take forever and to be honest I don't see the point of giving a complete ingredient listing, as the information can be found if the product appeals to you...it does however contain glycerine which I know some people may have problems with.
After rinsing the wash from my hands I am left with soft feeling hands, no tightness at all, and definitely no residue. My hands smell fresh and clean and the smell lingers a little while too...but not too much so that it interferes with my perfume. It does recommend that you follow it up with a hand cream (obviously preferably their own) but I have washed my hands countless times without using the hand cream and not noticed any dry skin (My job involves washing my hands about a hundred times a day - well that may be a slight exaggeration but you get the picture) I do occasionally suffer as a result from dry chapped skin on my hands and especially around the knuckle area...and even at its worst this wash doesn't irritate it in any way. In fact it does go some way to soothing it, and that in itself does aid the healing process.
Using the handwash is simple too, simply twist the top of the pump action quarter way and pump a couple of times initiall to enable the liquid to flow, then it usually only takes one pump each time to administer enough to wash hands with. You can lock it again to prevent little ones accidentally spilling it. One thing I usually hate with some pump action dispensers is that once you have finished they sometimes leak a little, with the gel rolling down the side and making the bottle sticky, this doesn't happen with this bottle.
It's available from Boots priced at £4.40 for the bottle it may be quite a lot more than you'd normally pay for a hand wash. But I would say it is worth it, I fully intend on buying another when mines runs out. My kids have a bottle of cheaper hand wash set aside for them to use so that only mummy and guests use this one. At the moment Boots have all their Soap & Glory range reduced by 1/3rd.
I have been using mine regularly and still have loads left so it should last some time. I don't use it at work as we have to use an antibacterial hand wash there, which is also quite drying - Hence my need for something a little more luxurious when I come home.
All in all a really nice product and one I can wholly recommend to anyone who suffers from dry skin, or likes light floral fragrances. Ideal as guest soap too...your guests will be most impressed!
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Contains shea butter & silk soft liquid to condition your hands while washing /