Product Type: Soap & Glory Hand & Nail Care
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Wash your hands of dry skin
Soap & Glory Wash Your Hands Of It
Member Name: missy0303
Soap & Glory Wash Your Hands Of It
Advantages: retro design bottle, Lovely aroma, skin softening.
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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Summary: A gorgeous retro handwash that will look great in your guestroom/bathroom.
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