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Superdrug Indulgence Handwash

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Brand: Superdrug / Type: Hand Wash / Suitable for: Hand

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      15.05.2011 18:14
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      It does the job well

      Bottles of liquid hand wash soap used to be considered a luxury but now they are affordable to all. Liquid soap in pump dispenser bottles is a great idea and I regularly buy them for use in the kitchen and the bathroom. Trying out different brands with new and interesting fragrances is good and a bottle of the Superdrug Indulgence hand wash slipped into my shopping basket. I do have to say that I didn't think that the 300ml bottle of liquid soap was particularly cheap at just over £1 but the product does last quite a time.

      Most of us are pretty obsessed with washing our hands, especially after we have been to the loo. So a container of liquid soap in the bathroom is an asset. I keep a bottle of hand wash beside the kitchen sink and it is used frequently after gardening sessions or when hubby comes in from working in the shed. The pump dispensers are easy to use and unlike bar soap they can be wiped off and made to look clean again. Bars of soap tend to go gooey and stick to the soap dish ( although I do like the bars of Dettol soap) but the clear plastic containers that house the hand wash can be wiped over with a cloth and they come up as clean as a whistle.

      The Superdrug Indulgence hand wash contains extracts of cashmere and almond blossom. I have no idea what cashmere is supposed to smell like but I do like the smell of almonds. As usual the top of the pump dispenser opens with a twist and the soap is released by depressing the top of the pump. The liquid soap is creamy and pearlescent and it has a light and pretty fragrance. I am not too sure if I can smell the cashmere but I can pick up a mild scent of almonds. The pump works well and one single press gives enough liquid to wash your hands. Rub a little of the hand wash between your fingers and it feels smooth and silky.

      The product comes in a clean clear plastic bottle that has the minimal look, the only adornment is a fairly simple paper label that sits around the middle of the bottle. I would say that the packaging looks extremely fresh and clean and that is reflected when you pump some of the creamy liquid into the palm of your hand. Run a little water over the surface of the hand wash and a light lather starts to appear. The lather is minimal but there is plenty to wash your hands with. The pearly liquid feels mild and gentle and Superdrug states that it contains moisturisers.

      The liquid soap washes well and it is easy to rinse off. Once rinsed off it leaves no sticky residue and the skin feels fine and smells mildly scented. Although the fragrance could be interpreted as being feminine it can easily be used by either sex, the scent is not strong enough to deter man or boy. On the whole the hand wash is as good as any and it does the job admirably. If I had to find any negative it could be the price, at the moment some of the large supermarkets have bottles of hand wash on offer at two for the price of one.

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        14.09.2010 11:43
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        It Might Be Cheap But That Doesn't Make It A Bargain!

        I'm a bit of a handwashing freak and I always have been, my dad jokes about me being a bit OCD about it and I think he might have a bit of a point! Because I wash my hands shedloads of times a day I get through mega amounts of hand wash, looking round in Tesco yesterday I think I've used most of the different brands they sell!

        This one came from Superdrug, I think the normal price is about 89p but I remember I brought 2 when they was on some sort of special offer.

        The hand wash looks lovely, it's a creamy white colour and even though it said the smell of it was going to be cashmere and almond blossom I was still majorly disappointed that it didn't smell of coconut because that's what it looks like! The smell isn't all that nice actually, it's a bit of a musty floral smell that doesn't seem cleansing or anything to me. They should have stuck a bit of coconut perfume in it because that would have been better..... anyway, isn't cashmere a type of wool and not a fragrance???

        The name of this hand wash is Indulgence but that's BS, there's nothing indulging about it and it's actually a proper boring hand wash to use. The texture is quite creamy when you first pump it out of the bottle but I think that's more that it LOOKS creamy because when I start washing my hands with it I always remember that it's definately not as creamy as it looks and doesn't even feel like it's cleaning my hands all that well either.

        You don't get much of a lather and the hand wash seems to slip off my wet hands, that means that I usually have to pump some more into my hands halfway through washing because it doesn't feel like my skin is getting very clean.

        I won't bother buying this again, actually I'm only using it up because I hate wasting anything so I'm using a bit more than I need to each time now just to get the bottle finished so that I can start on something else. Yesterday I did a bit of painting with my little sisters and when I come to wash my hands with this hand wash I noticed it didn't even get kids paint off properly and I had to go over my hands again using the bar of soap in the bathroom.

        Another bad thing is that it took me for AGES to even get into this hand wash in the first place. You have to twist the top round so that the pump bit will pop up to be used, the trouble is that I must have spent 15 mins twisting the top from one degree to another and in the finish I had to actually pull the pump up with force and risk breaking it. That's a problem with both of these hand washes from Superdrug that I've tried and it done my head in because how hard is it to make a hand wash bottle that will work properly???

        Not recommended..... rubbish!!!

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