“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Hand Gel / Suitable for: Hand „
After a bout of tummy bugs I became obsessed with carrying anti-bac hand gels around with me wherever I go. This 50ml bottle is ideal for popping into a pocket or handbag. I actually refill mine from a 200ml bottle as and when needed as it's cheaper than buying the 50ml bottles (which are ridiculously cheap anyway), and you throw less plastic into the environment. Having a clear bottle means that you can easily see when you're getting low. Information / instructions are a little hard to read; small text on a clear, green background, but the product itself is great. The gel contains aloe vera extract which gives it a cold feeling to the touch. Unlike other hand gels I've tried, this one doesn't smell of disinfectant, not does the odour linger around. The gel is a refreshing, clear green colour and the scent reminds me of cucumbers. As the scent isn't 'girlie' it's ideal for men to use too. A small squirt goes a long way and it dries within a few seconds, so you can literally rub & go. There's no nasty / tacky / sticky residue. The flip-up lid means you don't end up dropping / losing the cap. Obviously, if there's a sink and soap available that's a far better way to kill germs on your hands. However, I suspect that most of us don't spend all day within a few yards of hot running water so in the absence of proper hand washing materials, these little bottles are ideal. I certainly wouldn't want to leave the house without having my little green bottle close at hand.
Item: Tesco Kids Antibacterial Hand Gel Size: 50ml Price: 99p Bought in: Tesco Why do I have kids hand gel (when I don't have kids)? Haha Our friends kids are often round to visit and if they have been out in the garden, but not visibly filthy I will get them to quickly wipe their hands over when they come in before they eat or drink anything. So when our "grown ups" hand gel ran out I picked up this little pot so they would have a more fun version to use. Packaging: The gel comes in a clear plastic bottle with a lid that fully screws off but also had a flip top lid to use on a daily basis. The lid is made of thick plastic and has a good hinge and far so hasn't snapped off in little hands and it also takes a nice forceful push to click open so is unlikely to open by accident. The bottle overall is 10 x 3.5 x 2cm. This is more of a travel size hand gel but as the kids don't need to use it every day that size is plenty big enough for us. The gel inside the bottle is green so is appealing to the kids (but actually looks clear when you use it) and has a picture of a dolphin on the front. The front of the bottle tells you that it is "Tesco Kids Antibacterial Hand Gel. Kills 99% of germs and cleans little hands without soap and water". All useful and helped us pick what one to get. Use, smell and results (do the little hands like it??): The gel is thick but SLIPPERY. You need to make sure that the kids have their hands cupped to catch a little 5 pence piece sized dollop, otherwise it will slip off their hands and all over the floor. The gel rubs in easy and dries in quick, so no making them hang about with their hands held out. It is usually dried by the time you tell them to stop rubbing their hands together and it doesn't leave any reside or after taste (if they pop their fingers in their mouths - I tried this in my own hands). Their hands are clean and they can then eat and drink after using it. So one last thing to tell you about....the smell. Oh my goodness, I was wretching when I used it the first time, it smells so strongly of Vermouth/alcohol and it went right to the back of my nose. The little people do not have any negative reaction to the smell though so I can only assume that as they haven't had any alcohol related hangovers/incidents that the smell is not going to trigger such a strong reaction in them haha. The smell is gone by the time it dries in so when I use this now I just don't sniff it. But I would strongly recommend you DO NOT use this on a hangover!!! Haha Overall for 99p it does the job well, the packaging is sturdy and looks bright and appealing and the kids liked it. Will buy again.
=Tesco Antibacterial Hand Gel= I have to confess that I never leave home without an Antibacterial Gel in my handbag, without sounding awful, it amazes me the number of people that come out of a toilet cubicle and don't wash their hands, this is not just young kids, this is ladies of all ages, and I'm thinking I've got to open that door after you have gone through it. =Bargain Hunting= I had popped into Tesco and whilst was I was wondering around I saw these hand gel on offer at 15p, being reduced from 75p, whether it was a new design or discountined product, I was buying it. =Checked the date= The use by date had about 18 months on it, so I purchased the 20 bottles off the shelf. =Size= These were 50ml bottle, the ideal size for handbags, leave in the glove compartment, in my daughters school bag. =Packaging= The product comes in a 50ml clear plastic bottle, with a lid where the liquid comes out from. The label on the front of the product has the "tesco" logo, and the name of the product there - "Protecting Antibacterial Hand gel", it also states that it kills 99.9% of bacteria. On the reverse it tells you about the product, how to use it, the ingredients used and the contact details for the company. =In case anyone is interested this is the list of the ingredients=  Alcohol Denat,Aqua  Polysorbate 20  Glycerin  Propylene Glycol  Carbomer  Parfum  Aminomethyl Propanol  Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice  Hexyl Cinnamel  Citronellol, Citral  Potassium Sorbate  Sodium Benzoate  CI 191140  CI 42090. =To Use= Just squeeze a small amount into your hands and rub together until the gel has dried. =My Verdict= I like the small size of the bottle, as it just can be slipped into a bag or a pocket, and not take up too much room, it is easy to use, one little squeeze and you get the gel easily from the bottle. =The Gel= The gel is a pale green in colour, it reminds me of the Golden Delicious apples in colour. The Gel has Aloe Vera in it, and this gives the gel a less scientific smell and a more friendly smell, but once you have rubbed the gel in the smell is no longer apparent. =My Hands= It did not dry out my hands, and it did not leave them sticky, or smelling odd, and a little does go a long way. =Holidays= We have been back about 10 days and I took 4 bottles of the gel with me, as well as a large bottle that I left in the hotel bathroom, so if that one of the bottles became empty I could top up. My daughter would laugh at me as literally once she had handled money or touched door handles then out came the gel, by the end of the 1st week, she was even carrying her own bottle around. =Soap and water= I know that nothing is as good as the good old soap and water, but as I said to my daughter, that it may seem like mum is obsessed with the gel, but yes while we wash our hands there others that don't and we don't want pick up any bugs, as neither of us do being sick very well. =Would I buy again.= Yes I would buy again, not at the full price as you can get a multi pack for £1, but at 15p they were a bargain of the century. =Give You a laugh= My daughter has put her request in for her next holiday - British toilet roll and I can then store the gel down the middle of the toilet rolls.
While visiting a newish Tesco store and having alittle look at the different departments and layout, I noticed this product, Tescos Antibacterial Hand gel was on offer and had gone down from 75p to 15p each! I have used antibacterial gels before and find them very handy, so thought I would buy this one as I have never used Tescos own brand. Why did I buy it? I have a small antibacterial hand spray in one of my bags, but realised I just had the one and could do with having afew similar type products dotted in different coats, bags etc so I don't have to remember to take it out and put it in whatever Im wearing that day. When I saw the price, I thought they were a real bargain considering this was from a Tesco store! I like to use these when out and about and my hands need to be clean, but not always near a bathroom where I can wash my hands. Having children who generally have sticky, dirty, food stained fingers means you tend to get them as well. How is it packaged? The product comes in a 50ml clear plastic bottle with a lid that dispenses the product by pushing the top down revealing a small hole that the product pushes out of. The label on the front has the ' Tesco 'logo at the top with the actual product name beneath, ' Protecting Antibacterial Hand Gel '.On the front it also states it kills 99.9% of bacteria. On the back it tells you what the product does, how to use, ingredients and company contact details. Ingredients Alcohol Denat,Aqua, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Parfum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hexyl Cinnamel, Citronellol, Citral, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, CI 191140, CI 42090. How to use Apply a small amount in your hands, rub together until dry. What do I think? I love the size of the product as its perfect to slip into my pocket or bag. Its easy to dispense the product out of its packaging so easy to use. The gel is a pale green colour and comes out in a decent thick consistency. When rubbed into the hands, its not sticky and dries very quickly. The smell isn't too overpowering and not the typical antibacterial/medicinal smell Im used to. It has a fresh smell to it, slightly plant based which I can only assume is the aloe vera extract. After use, the smell is slightly there on the hands but doesn't linger. Also doesn't sting on the hands which is always a bonus! Didnt feel as if my hands dried out all, felt very normal in feel. Despite the small size, I cant see this product running out anytime soon, as you only need a small amount to use. Would I buy again? Yes I would but only at the reduced price I paid. Personally, I don't feel this is a substitute for washing your hands the old fashioned way with soap and water but great when travelling and you simply need to keep hands fresh when you cant get to water. I wouldn't use this product on my hands if they were very dirty as I don't feel its designed for that. Good product at an even better price.
I keep a bottle of this handgel in the glovebox of my Skoda Fabia. Yesterday I left my car out in the sun [unusual to see it in Scotland,I know] for about four hours.On my return I opened the bottle not realising that it had pressurised due to the heat and some of the gel went into my eyes. My wife took me to the Minor Injuries Unit at Stirling Community Hospital where a nurse cleansed my eyes with saline and water and thereafter examined them.She told me that I had sustained minor chemical burns to both cornea and referred me to the Eye Clinic at Falkirk Community Hospital the following day. I was examined by a doctor at this clinic who agreed with the nurse that the damage was minor and that my eyes would heal within a few days.He gave me eye drops and sent me on my way. ALWAYS POINT THE BOTTLE AWAY FROM YOU IN HOT CONDITIONS
===Why I Got This=== When my husband was in hospital a while ago and we were visiting and also later on attending outpatients appointments I bought many little bottles of antibacterial gel. Not being too well myself either I was afraid of picking up some bug and although they have bottles of gel on the wards in hospital which I also used I liked to clean my hands thoroughly after getting back to the car as well. ===The Product=== Kills 99.9% of bacteria. Thick transparent gel with a tinge of green. 3 x 1.5 x 1 inch plastic curved bottle. Has 1 inch round flip top lid. Contains Aloe Vera and is fast drying. Cleans hands with no water. Made in UK and use within 24 months. With Aloe and moisturisers. Warnings to avoid your eyes, do not use on broken skin and to beware as it is flammable. Among other things it contains alcohol denat, Aloe leaf juice, citronellol and glycerine. ===Cost=== I am not quite sure how much I paid as they are shown as unavailable on the Tesco Grocery website at present. However I am sure I bought them on a two for one offer for around 75p. Compare this with the same size Carex which currently costs £1.38 and is in an identical bottle. ===My Opinion=== As far as I can see apart form the brand name this bottle is exactly the same as the Carex version - apart from a different design to the tops - the Tesco one has a flip/lift up lid while the Carex one has a more aerosol spray sort of pump action dispenser top. This bottle is very slim and lightweight and just right for popping into your handbag, pocket or just keeping in the glove box of the car. These days there are so many bugs around that this gel is good to use at home when people have infections as well as being useful when you have been visiting the hospital, doctors or dentists. I like having a few of these little bottles around the place so you always have one to hand. You only need a small amount of the gel - roughly the size of a pea - so you can see even a small bottle will last a really long time. You just squeeze it out onto dry hands and rub it over your hands and between your fingers - it will dry very quickly. It does have quite a strong smell when first rubbed into your dry hands but as it dries quickly the smell soon seems to disperse as well. I know my son does not like the smell very much as he likens it to a sort of cucumber smell but to me it is more of a chemically smell. However we use it for its antibacterial action - not the smell - which is no more unpleasant than others I have used. I do not find this drying at all but I am not using it numerous times a day either. The ingredients state that it contains glycerine which would be the moisturising component. As with other gels its only states that it will kill 99.9% of bacteria - I believe this is because with bugs mutating all the time no antibacterial can guarantee that is is 100% effective. However I am assuming that it will kill most bacteria on my hands which is much better than not bothering at all. Nothing is foolproof but I do try ad protect myself and other family members as best I can. For the price these little bottles are a good safety measure which you can carry around with you quite easily. ===Star Rating=== 5 stars. ===Would I Recommend?=== Yes. ===Website=== www.tesco.com
Please note that this Tesco product now carries the new name of Protecting Antibacterial Hand Gel. Unfortunately, I have a weakened immune system due to an underlying medical condition and as a result, I pick up every virus and germ that's doing the rounds. Working in a large office doesn't help especially as it constantly resembles a Dr's surgery where there's always someone coughing and sputtering. In addition, my job regularly involves me visiting people in their homes and whilst the majority are respectable, there are a few that can be rather undesirable where I cannot wait to make a rapid exit. For those occasions I always have several anti-bacterial hand washes on the go with one in the car, one of my desk and another in my handbag. The 50 ml of pale green hand wash is contained within a transparent plastic container, which is considerably robust, so it is able to withstand bumps and knocks when stored in my handbag. The claim is that it will kill 99.9% of bacteria and whilst I cannot evidence this fact, the high percentage of alcohol content gives me the impression that it would kill almost anything. The lid is contained on the upper section and needs to be firmly pushed down on the one side to enable the other side to flip up and reveal the small dispensing opening. I've previously encountered a couple of issues with other brands during opening where a small amount of the hand gel would shoot out of the dispenser. However, no problems were experienced whilst using this product. Only a very small amount of the gel is required where it initially offers a fairly thick consistency and is easily dispensed from the container. I found that as soon as it made contact with the surface of my skin it began to melt, so spreading it over my hands is effortless. When initially applying, the gel offers an extremely strong aroma of alcohol that almost blows my breath away, but this soon transforms into a refreshing and very favourable scent. I discovered this to be due to the aloe barbadensis leaf juice, which I learned is the purest form of aloe vera, which is well known for its soothing and medicinal properties. I am unfortunate to suffer with problematic skin on my hands, which often splits and bleeds, but thankfully, my condition has been under control for a good period of time due to me regularly applying creams. Whilst I have not experiencing any stinging or burning whilst using this hand gel, I would definitely not apply to cracked skin, as the air would most certainly be very blue indeed! A must for me when using hand gels is that they need to be fast drying and this product did not disappoint, as my skin was fully dried within a matter of seconds after I had gently rubbed in over my skin. Whilst the surface of my skin offered a slight tightness as the gel was drying, this wasn't an issue for me as the sensation vanished in less than a minute. This is an effective product and as a result, I always feel assured that any harmful bacteria have been killed whilst leaving my hands feeling thoroughly cleansed without feeling dry and itchy. Tesco Protecting Antibacterial Hand Gel is competitively priced at just 75p per bottle, so is far more affordable than the brand news and offers identical results and I have since repurchased on a number of occasions.
I like to have some antibacterial hand gel with me in the car in case I ever need it when I can't go and wash my hands. The size of this bottle makes it perfect for this situation as it fits in my door compartment perfectly without taking it up or moving about too much during driving. The bottle design itself is fairly standard; a plastic rounded rectangle with a cap on top. The gel itself is very much like many other sanitising gels. It comes out of the bottle usually in blobs and is then very runny on your hand - so you'd better be careful with it else it will go all over you. It has a strong smell so if it gets on your clothes, you will smell of it all day - it isn't a bad smell but I wouldn't recommend an aftershave be made from it. As I said, it is very runny but this does aid in getting it to cover your hands, if you do not spill it then you will be finished covering your hands in a matter of seconds and then it is just as waiting game for it to dry. It will dry in about 10 seconds so fro 15 seconds worth of work you will have sanitised hands! I have found that rubbing it too much into your skin will make it go a little bubbly. This isn't really a problem as it will dry but I think it does take a little longer if this happens.
I am not a compulsive clean freak in any sort of way, but often when out and about before eating it is ideal to ensure my hands are nice and clean, especially due to all the kinds of germs floating about in the air, and on places like public transport bleurgh! When in Tesco recently I saw a 50ml bottle of Tesco antibacterial hand gel for about £1 - an offer I just couldn't refuse. I actually bought 2, one comes as shown in the picture and I have one where the gel is green and contains aloe vera extract; of course for softer skill and all that jazz. The bottle is a small, plastic one which is transparent so it is clear and visible how much of the gel remains. Using the gel is easy enough, just flick the lid and it pops up a small hole through which the gel can be squeezed through, it is ideal as huge amounts don't come pouring out as really a small dollop is all you need! It is a simple gel, it doesn't lather or make hands all wet and foamy, but more soaks into the skin in a moisturiser type of way. It is fast drying which is ideal as I can use this in a matter of seconds and my hands will be clean ready for me to eat! It is advertised to kill 99.9% of bacteria and in fairness I cannot judge the credibility of this claim as I am unable to see the little bacteria buggers but I feel better inside knowing I have acted to clean my hands! It does leave my hands feeling slightly clammy afterwards which I do not like but I know this cannot be helped as it is a gel and so not designed to be used with water. The smell of the gel is the only thing which is mainly off putting. It smells very strongly of harsh chemicals and definitely reminds me of a hospital as the first thing my partner kept doing when I was in labour with our daughter was sanitising his hands! (Only God knows why!) But genuinely it does smell of hospital sanitiser which is a very sterile and pungent smell which I am not too fond of. Overall I would recommend this product for all the family, especially when little ones get in a bit of a sticky mess! I always have a handy bottle in my handbag and for £1 it does the job great.
I bought the Tesco Antibacterial Hand Gel when my daughter was born as she was born early and it was flu season. The gel proved indispensable whenever strangers touched her, which they often did, even though I always carried her in a sling against my body when out and about. Then I just carried on using it because we'd stocked up on them a lot at home and they do only cost 75p for 50ml plus there are Tescos everywhere nowadays so easy enough to pick up. When I finally ran out of the stuff I decided to stop using it altogether because it really smells horrible, and also baby was getting big enough to get it out my bag and open the lid!! Also, the lid did sometimes leak, and gel would get into my bag. Also, using it most days was really started to dry out my hands, so I became concerned about using that tiny bit on my daughter's hands when we were out and about. So I started using baby wipes instead. But then, as my little girl started toddling about, a new can of germs was opened and she would often get covered in sticky stuff or stuff she'd pick off the floor and so on. I noticed some antibacterial gels in Boots and picked up a spray for twice the price of the Tesco gel, but to my immense surprise the stuff did not smell at all! It is also not sticky and it feels nice on my hands when I use it. So I don't know why the Tesco stuff is so horrid, but that's no doubt why it is so cheap in price. A little disconcerting if you ask me. I wish I had discovered the Boots spray when my baby was born, but at least I'll know for next time. I won't buy the Tesco gel again. Also, in retrospect, I will be less zealous about using the stuff anyway as I've decided that I don't agree with all the 'kills germs' nonsense actually.. After all they toughen us up in the long term, and the only way my daughter will build her immunity is through exposure to these things. There's some concern now that killing germs too much is what's causing allergies in children, and because allergies run in my family I am now hyper-aware of this possibility. I think I'll stick to baby wipes in future.
Hand gel is a product that I always like to have in my handbag. I'm not a fan of using tissues as it's often inconvenient to dispose of them quickly and I don't like carrying dirty ones around with me, and so if I ever have to sneeze, I much prefer to do so into my hand. Often the need to sneeze strikes me when washing my hands isn't possible (such as when I'm on the bus) and so, rather than leaving my hands dirty, I use a hand gel to get rid of the bacteria on my hands quickly and without needing to use water. I have bought several different brands of hand gel over the years, but Tesco's own brand is the one that I am currently using. == Tesco Antibacterial Hand Gel == The idea behind Tesco's Antibacterial Hand Gel is the same as with all other hand gels: to allow you to rid your hands of bacteria when washing them with soap and water isn't a viable option. There have been a few adverts showing how much bacteria you leave on hand rails just by touching them and how much can be found on posts on buses and in other public areas and, while I believe that this is largely scaremongering and exaggerated to try to get you to buy products such as this, it is true that there is a lot of invisible bacteria out there that has the potential to make us ill without us realising it. It's therefore good to carry around a hand gel and use it to stop yourself transferring too many germs onto surfaces for other people to pick up, as well a to clean your own hands of other people's germs after you've been touching things in public places. == What I Thought == I like this hand gel and use it on a relatively regular basis. It's handy to be able to use it when I sneeze or if I'm going to eat without being able to properly wash my hands. This specific Tesco variety also has the benefit of not leaving a strong residue on your hands after using it, as a couple of other ones do, which means that it's fine to use before eating without the scent of it transferring to whatever you're eating. Getting an adequate amount of gel out of the container is also easy as the small hole you can make appear in the lid only lets a small amount through at a time, so there is little wastage. The small 50ml container is also handy, as it fits easily into a handbag or even pocket without taking up too much space, while still being enough to last a good length of time. The gel dries quickly and I feel confident that my hands are cleaner for having used it. == Conclusion == I couldn't hesitate to recommend this hand gel, as it's a convenient way to keep your hands pretty clean while out and about. At 75p for 50ml it's also good value, being noticeably cheaper than its Carex counterparts, which cost £1 - £1.50 each. I'd definitely buy this again when it runs out and would probably choose it over the plain Carex version, only being tempted to go for a brand name if there was a moisturising effect.
I always have a hand gel of some sort in my daughters changing bag, changing a dirty nappy isn't the cleanest of tasks so I like to know I've got something there to give my hands a clean afterwards. I usually use Carex, but since trying to save a little bit of money I've down branded to Tesco's stores own antibacterial hand gel. --- The hand gel --- The hand gel comes in a see-through plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. The gel inside the bottle is clear. The bottle proclaims that the antibacterial hand gel kills 99.9% of germs. The gel itself has quite a runny consistency, I find one pump of the bottle is more than enough to clean my hands. It feels cold once it comes out of the bottle but after rubbing your hands around it does warm up and disappears after a short space of time, leaving no evidence of a sticky residue or anything. The hand gel contain aloe vera extract although you couldn't really tell just by smelling the gel. It has a soft fresh scent to it, but nothing overpowering and you really have to sniff to smell any faint scent. As for the claim that it kills 99.9% of germs, I'm not sure, I'm not some magical scientist that can see the germs and if they die off. But it does give you peace of mind that it leaves your hands clean and fresh again. The size of the bottle means it is easy to transport. Like I said before, I keep one in my daughters changing bag and it fits in easily, it is also small enough to fit in a hand bag too. Perfect for clean hands on the move. --- Overall --- At 75p for a 50ml bottle, it is a lot cheaper than Carex and does the same job, although the consistency is a little more runnier than Carex it still cleans my hands well and I will probably continue to buy Tesco's stores own brand antibacterial hand gel.
When I go to visit my niece I have to travel by tube, as you know the tube is super dirty and full of horrible germs. As Im on the tube every day I dont want to have to keep washing my hands all day as they would get really dry. This hand gel is a good way to keep my hands clean so I can pick up my niece, eat my lunch and generally use my hands as I would if I hadnt been out of the house. I use this tesco gel as its a small bottle, fits in my handbag and works well. You only need a small amount, rub it into your hands without any water and although it feels slimey at first it soon sinks in and leaves a clinical smell which to me means clean hands. The gel is very thick and quite gloopy, try not to get it on your clothes as it would leave a mark. The bottle is see through and the gel appears bubbly, its not got any fancy packaging and the top of the bottle is a flip top and then you have to turn it upside down and squeeze. It costs less than £2 Sometimes if Im going clubbing I might decant some into a really small tub and then when Im out I dont have to use the skanky toilet taps. It has also proved useful when out on country walks or camping as you dont always have easy access to clean water. Always keep some with you so you have clean hands in every situation.
Tesco Antibacterial Hand Gel is well worth the mere 47p price tag in my personal opinion. This little bottle with pump dispenser comes in a clear plastic bottle and it comes out in your hand in just the right amount. The gel is clear and very strong smelling and when you rub it into your hands and fingers it disperses very well and soon absorbs and does not leave any sticky nasty residue behind as some of these gel like hand cleaners can do. The bottle is clear plastic so you can see celarly exactly how much is inside and how much you have left and it lasts a long time as you only need a little bit for it to be effective. It gives peace of mind knowing that it will kill up to 99.% of germs and is great if you are out with the kids and they have been touching things and you are just about to eat as a family and want to make sure they have clean hands. Our little lad loves to use this stuff and we let him use it on his own as he seems to think it's great fun. The only trouble with this bottle is that as it gets towards the end it can be a little dificult to get the final bits out as the pump does not seem to reach to right down to the bottom of the bottle but at only 47p I am not going to complain about this. I have personally found a way around this by removing the pump (which is easy to do) and just using the dregs that you will find left at the bottom of the bottle. I usually buy a couple at a time as we go through a lot as we all use it as a family. It is so handy to just keep in the glove compartment of the car for those little emergencies we often have as a family. Great stuff and thoroughly recommended. Review may also be posted on Ciao as sorehead.
Hand gels can be an expense therefore the 47p price tag of this product was the reason I was enticed to give it a try. I found that like other hand gels it did smell quite strongly of something (i'm assuming it was the alcohol). However, the product dries very quickly (in around a few seconds) and does not leave a sticky residue. It is worth mentioning that if you have any small cuts on your hands when you apply the product, it is likely that it will cause a stinging sensation therefore you might want to watch out for that. However the pain quickly subsides! To express the product, you have to squeeze the bottle (Rather than press down on a little nozzle like on some liquid soaps) therefore you do end up sometimes squeezing a little too much of the product onto your hands rather than being able to control a measure dose. However for 47p, you don't feel like you're really wasting any money as the product is such a bargain in the first place. I completely trust this product and I believe it is just as effective in killing bacteria as its more expensive competitors. I use this product after using public transport and in and around the home and since having used the hand gel I have noticed a reduction in the number of colds I have actually experienced. I do think that this correlates with using hand gel but obviously the amount of colds and infections you may pick up is subjective to the individual. The packaging is plain and transparent. A no frills product that does what it says on the bottle. Taken from my ciao account of the same username :)