Product Type: Tesco Hand & Nail Care
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Tesco Antibacterial Hand Gel
Member Name: alyson29
Tesco Antibacterial Hand Gel
Advantages: Reasonably priced and carries out the same job as the more expensive ones
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.
Summary: A quality hand gel for banishing those germs and bugs
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