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Brand: Superdrug / Type: Hand Care

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      31.05.2004 16:18
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      A short while ago I read a very good review about a product called ?Clean and dry? I was very impressed with what I read and so went out to buy it. I have since found it very useful for another purposes and so decided I should write this review and tell you all about it. As I have said the product is called ?Clean and dry? and is a hand wash that needs no water or towels to dry your hands after use. It comes in a small clear plastic bottle approximately 12cm tall with a flip lip on the top and can fit nicely in most hand bags making it very portable and also would take up little room in the glove compartment of a car. The contents are a clear blue gel (although there is also a yellow, lemon scented one) which has a smell a little like shampoo but a very mild smell and contains Alcohol denat, Glycereth, Triehanolamine and Benzophenone. It is antibacterial and will also leave your hands almost germ free as well as clean. To use you simply squeeze out a small amount a little larger than a pea, then rub it all over your hands, within only a few seconds it just evaporates to nothing taking with it all signs of dirt, germs and stickiness leaving your hands clean smooth and very soft. The mild smell also goes within a minute or two and leaves no nasty taste or anything on your hands. I always carry this in my hand bag, I often find my hands feel dirty after doing my shopping from the trolleys at the super markets, the times I?ve picked one up and someone?s child has been sitting in it eating sweets or chocolate and got it all over the handle is awful but I just wash my hands with a little of this stuff and they are clean, soft and fresh again. You may be wondering what I?m on about in the title, a kitchen sink in my hand bag? Well about three weeks ago I was out shopping with my mother quite early and had to wait a fe w minutes for a shoe shop to open, we decided to sit on a nearby seat and wait rather than come back la
      ter. While we were inside the shop trying on shoes my mother asked me what I thought of a pair she was modelling, as I looked I notice as she turned around, a large patch of something messy at the back of her knee on her pale beige trousers, It was quite large and mostly black and had obviously come from the seat we had sat on. Mum got a bit upset as she takes quite a pride in her appearance, she tried spitting on a tissue and rubbing it but it would not shift and as I looked in my hand bag for another tissue I found my hand cleaner so we put a little of this on the marks, rubbed gently and within seconds it just disappeared leaving absolutely no mark, no wetness and not even a water mark, I swear to god it left no sign at all that there ever was a mark there in the first place. Disclaimer I have since used this a number of times on many fabrics and even wallpaper, each time with great results, mostly the fabric was Polyester and cotton but I would like to take a moment to say the gel is not meant for this and although I have not found it to harm the fabric, I can?t say that it won?t and the choice must be yours but please be careful. The price of the small 100 ml bottle is 89p and is a Superdrug own label product. All in all, I always carry a bottle of this in my hand bag and car, it?s just like having a kitchen sink in the bottom of my handbag, it is just such amazing stuff. If only I knew of this when my son was small, it would have been a god send. Highly recommended. Thanks for reading. Kim.

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        06.02.2004 14:01
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        Superdrug Clean + dry antibacterial hand gel. Can’t believe no one else has written an opinion on this yet!! Thought I had better get in there quick! Clean and dry hand gel is liquid soap, however this one does not require any water!! What!! I hear you say! Yes no water and no need for any towels or paper towels either! Clean + dry is really handy for those situations were you can’t get to the toilet or a sink or something to wash your hands, like when you are travelling or in the middle of a field or something! All you need to do is squeeze a small amount of the liquid onto your hands and rub them together like you usually would when washing your hands, then you allow them to dry in the air, this only takes a few seconds. The gel is tested on some odours such as onions and fish and is supposed to help eliminate these. There are also added moisturisers to help leave your hands soft. The gel comes in, as far as I am aware, two fragrances; citrus, and another that does not have a name, I assume this is actually supposed to be unscented. The smell of the gels is rather like opening a bottle of vodka and taking in a lung full of the vapour, the citrus one has a lemony smell too, but it’s not overly strong. The gel of the citrus one is yellow and the other is blue. The bottles are 100ml and are made of clear plastic. The gel is made of mostly alcohol. This is antibacterial in nature and reportedly kills 99% of ‘germs’ within 15 seconds. Ethanol is used in labs to kill bacteria, so this claim is probably fairly accurate. Rather than forming a lathered that is then washed off with water, the gel is more like a moisturiser and is rubbed on, the alcohol evaporates fairly quickly, leaving a slight odour of alcohol on your hands, and a slight taste of it too, so its best not to put your hands in your mouth straight after! As the gel contains alcohol it is best not used or kept near any source
        of heat or flames, and shouldn’t be used on broken, sore or sensitive skin or on the face. I really love carrying this in my bag, as it’s so handy! I always need to wash my hands when I’m not able to get to a sink! I have sensitive skin and thought that it might leave my hands feeling dry but surprisingly it doesn’t! The taste left on your hands is sometimes a little annoying as I forget about it and put my fingers in my mouth for example when eating, and it really doesn’t taste nice! Also the gel is handy for people who can’t use soap for whatever reason, as it doesn’t contain soap or lanolin. As you only need a little each time it does last for quite sometime. I had a bottle I brought about a year ago, and it only recently ran out. As to if this product would clean yourhands if they were really muddy or dirty I could not say from experience, but I would imagine that it probably wouldnt quite stand up to that test as you wouldnt have any way of getting off the actual dirt, I guess if used with a paper towel or something then maybe it would work. Clean + dry is only sold in Superdrug as its an own brand (Superdrug stores PLC, Admail 838, Croydon, UK, CR9 4WZ) and is reasonably priced at 89p a bottle.

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          13.04.2001 20:27
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          When I was in hospital, someone brought me some Superdrug Clean & Dry. In effect, it washes your hands with the need for water or towels. There is now a wider range on the market. They also vary from small to larger bottles. It is ideal for people who are confined to bed, or with restricted mobility, people in hospital, picnics etc. It is a sort of gel, which you simply rub into your hands until they are dry. Your hands are now 99% germ free. I was really grateful for this product in hospital, and even now I have restricted mobility and use it from time to time. However, it will never replace water, soap and towels. Admittedly, it gets your hands almost germ free, but it doesn't clean your hands, if they are dirty. So not a miracle cure if your just too lazy to wash your hands after visiting the loo or similar. It certainly does have a place in our busy world.

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            16.07.2000 23:20
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            Clean and dry is an anitbacterial hand cleanser that diesn't need water or towels. My sister in law got me some in a small travel pack when I had my first daughter to use in her nappy back when changing, and since then I've bought more of it for using at home. All you do is squirt a small amount onto your hand and rub it in. It dries on its own and very quickly. Also, you only need to use a small amount, so it lasts quite a while. The thing I like about this is that it's antibacterial, so you can use it after emptying the bin, changing nappies etc and know that your hands are germ free.

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          Disinfecting hand gel