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Tesco Cornflower & Silk Handwash

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

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      14.10.2012 21:59
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      A cheap basic pleasant smelling effective handwash

      Tesco Cornflower and silk handwash
      This is a really great handwash if you are trying to keep costs down. Tesco sell a range of these silk handwashes and also others with aloe vera and anti bacterial ones too and they are all pretty good value. This one cost 55p for 500ml which is a bargain compared to the branded ones I feel. I also find it lasts well as you don't need to use more than a pump's worth to wash your hands.

      This is a very pale blue colour like the colour of a cornflower and is a pretty thick liquid soap. The smell is subtly floral, and quite a sweetsort of scent and I cannot really imagine it does contain silk but it does have a lovely silky feel to it when you use it. It also leaves my hands pleasantly moisturised and I don't feel like I have to go running for hand cream after I have washed my hands with this.

      I have sensitive skin and have had no adverse reaction, I also have had no comment from my step daughter who suffers from eczema and is often over here. I use it for my nearly three year old granddaughter too when she is over here at least twice a week often more. She always ask me what flavour the handwash is!

      This is one that I have just finished and it has been in our downstairs loo for about two month. We all use the downstairs loo during the day and so do visitors so it gets a lot of use. I also feed ancient and decrepit cat in there to keep her food away from the younger more voracious cats and after feeding her I always wash my hands, this is also the first port of call for hand washing when I have been in the garden. This little hand basin and the soap in here gets more use than any other in our house and so two months for 55p is pretty good value.

      It tells me on the front of the bottle that they have very kindly added moisturisers and natural extracts whatever they might be. Needless to say this does have sodium laureth sulphate as a surfactant and various other chemical sounding ingredients but about half way through the list 'hydrolyzed silk' is listed so it has indeed got silk there in amongst all the other more chemical sounding ones.

      This does not ever claim to be fair-trade or eco friendly and at that price it cannot really be expected. This is not a product you buy to proclaim your eco friendly efforts. The bottle is however fully recyclable through where ever you recycle your plastics. The bottle is clear plastic so you can easily see how much of the product is left and you can go and buy a replacement in time before the old one runs out which I find useful.

      The back of the bottle professes to be soap free and ph balanced so suitable for all to use. It will sting your eyes so if it does get in your eyes rinse thoroughly with lots of water.

      This is a pretty good very cheap but effective and moisturising hand wash which I buy regularly in either this flavour or one of the others for a change. This is not anti bacterial so I don't have this in my kitchen where I always chose an anti bacterial hand wash as I feel it is important when handling food.

      Once you have opened this you need to use this within 24months which is pretty likely even though it is a big bottle at 500ml I can't really see anyone using it for two years.

      This is not the most exciting product but for the price I feel it is excellent value for money. It cleans my hands even when I have been gardening and have really muddy hands but never leaves them feeling dried out at all.

      This is one product I buy regularly in the various scented options as I feel it is great value for money and smells good too.

      Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.
      ©Catsholiday

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      14.11.2009 19:50
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      Why pay more? This is great!

      We always have handwash on the go in our house, in the kitchen, the ensuite and the main bathroom, and I find some of the named brands really expensive so that's why I picked this up with my weekly shop in Tesco. It's only 47p for a generous 500ml bottle - less than half the price of others on the same shelf! It comes in several fragrances: this one, a white Magnolia one and a yellow one which is also floral (but I forget the name!) I chose this one as I had used the shower creme in the same scent and really liked it - as well as the fact it matched our bathroom wallpaper!

      It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. Once this is opened for the first time, it's very easy to use; however opening it initially is a bit of a challenge! You have to twist it - no, not that way - bit further... bit further... back a bit... etc. But eventually I got into it and managed to use it! The pump dispenses the product smoothly into your hand; however you don't really need as much as it dispenses, so I only push it halfway down.

      The liquid itself is a pleasant light blue colour, quite thick and creamy and has the most gorgeous scent: it's floral without being heavy, and sweet without being sickly. I love it! It lathers easily in wet hands, and feels silky and luxurious. It also rinses off quickly and leaves behind that lovely fragrance which makes me want to keep sniffing my hands. Other reviewers have commented that it leaves behind a soapy residue but I haven't noticed this - in fact I have quite dry hands and this leaves them as moisturised as any other handwash I've used. I certainly haven't noticed them becoming any dryer.

      In summary, this is an excellent product which looks attractive, smells great and does the job it's made for - for only 47p! You'd be mad to spend any more, in my opinion.

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        25.06.2009 11:27
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        a budget handwash ok for some

        I always like to keep a bottle of hand wash in each of the bathrooms, and one in the kitchen. This means I have to have three bottles on the go at the same time which can prove to be expensive unless there is an offer on somewhere.
        A couple of weeks ago we needed some more for the downstairs cloakroom, and there were no decent offers around to price match against the Tesco own bottle of hand wash, so I popped the blue cornflower one into my trolley.
        I chose the cornflower and silk wash because the colour in the bottle matches the colour scheme in my bathroom. I am quite a stickler for things to look nice against the paint work, so this was the only option unless I went for a neutral colour.

        The hand wash is a large 500ml for only 48p which is a bargain compared to any brand named hand wash you can buy. This even works out good value when you can get offers on other brands, so I was pleased with the price I paid for the amount I got.
        It's packaged in a tall bottle with a pump action lid on the top. You can see straight through the clear plastic bottle which means you can see when you're running out and know when to buy more. This is a feature I always look for when buying products like this.

        To use the wash for the first time you have to twist open the pump lid, and when it pops up it's ready to use by pushing down to release the wash from the bottle.
        I found almost straight away that you don't need to dispense as much as a full push down on the lid, it really does only need half the amount otherwise you are left with too much wash to rinse off.
        The hand wash doesn't really smell of anything amazing, but I wouldn't expect it to for the price I paid. It's a fairly neutral smell with not a lot of after effects left on your hands.

        When I use the hand wash to wash my hands, I find that it lathers up fairly well, but despite not giving me loads and loads of bubbles I always find I am left with residue on my hands that makes it feel like I have soapy hands. This is a really horrible feeling for anyone who doesn't like the soapy feeling being left on their hands, such as when you use too much washing up liquid.
        This is my main gripe for the hand wash, as compared to the other brands I have in the house, this is the worst culprit for it despite having added moisturisers in the wash to leave hand feeling soft.

        I don't find the hand wash does anything for my hands except the main reason for using it which is to clean my hands. There is no anti bacterial action included in this wash which isn't a must for my house but it is a bonus when we get one that's included.
        My hands don't feel any different after using this than they would like from when I do the washing up. I always have to find if I use this too much I'll have to apply some hand cream afterwards to get my hands to feel nice again which is a shame.

        Overall this is a good budget wash for people who don't get affected by soap hands, but for me I prefer to use something a bit more expensive that makes my hands feel nicer after using it. You can't go wrong with the price however you do get what you pay for.

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          21.06.2009 16:09
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          Does the job for a great price!

          *** Tesco Cornflower and Silk Handwash***

          I am not an expert on handwashes nor have I tried that many, but I recently bought this one and was really happy with the results. Now I have to say that the main reason for buying this one, was because it fitted in with my decor!


          ***What is it like?***


          Well it comes in a pump dispenser and that is my only complaint. I think that it needs someone with Krypton Factor skills to get into it! In the end my 12 year old daughter was the one who managed it!! So beware you do have to really twist around and around to get the dispenser started.

          It is a blue soap and is of a creamy consistency, you do not need much to get a good lather. It comes in a 500ml bottle so in comparison to some of the other well known brands, you do get quite a lot of soap for your money. This one will last us for ages.

          When you rinse away there is no residue and it does not feel sticky at all.

          It left my hands feeling soft and more importantly they did not feel dry or as if I needed to use a separate moisturiser.

          ***Opinion***

          There are three main things that I liked about this handwash. The first is the price. As the Tesco website helpfully states, it costs around 10p per 100ml. Some of the branded ranges cost three times as much.

          I suppose with some you are paying extra for anti-bacterial qualities, but I don't like to rely on these as I think in the long term these products my lower our natural defences.

          The second thing that I liked was the fragrance. After someone used it for the first time, I went into the bathroom and thought that they must have been wearing nice perfume. It was only when I washed my hands that I realised the smell came from the handwash. Whether it really smells like cornflowers I can't say - but it does smell very floral and pleasant.

          The last thing I noticed was that it didn't leave my hands feeling dry. This is important to as some handwashes I have used in the past leave my hands feeling tight and dry. I am not sure what ingredient they have added to prevent this, but it does work. The website does state that it is soap free and pH balanced.

          ***Availability***

          Of course only from Tesco and only 48p for a massive 500ml. I will be buying this again but not for ages as this will last a long time. Next time I will perhaps try the Magnolia version.

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            15.05.2009 18:33
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            A bargain

            I recently wrote a glowing review for Tesco Honeysuckle and Silk Handwash, which I really enjoyed using, so I decided to try another handwash from the same range, Tesco Cornflower and Silk Handwash. There is also a third in the range, Magnolia, which I am sure I will also soon get round to trying!

            The handwash costs 48 pence for 500 ml. I think this is a huge bargain, as most other handwashes are at least a pound, and sometimes two or three times that, and you generally only get between 200 and 350 ml!

            The handwash comes in a clear plastic container with a flat bottom and a rounded top. The fact that it is clear allows you to see when you are running low on handwash and so lets you have advance warning to stock up on some more! At the top of the container is a plastic pump which releases the handwash into your hands when you press down on it. The pump is easy to use and dispenses just the right amount of handwash.

            I don't think the bottle is as attractive as the Honeysuckle variety as it has heavy blue writing and a dark blue cornflower picture on it, which makes it a bit more obtrusive than the gentle yellow tones on the Honeysuckle bottle, but it is not really unattractive and certainly not embarrassing to have in your bathroom.

            The handwash itself is a light blue colour. It has a normal consistency, not too runny but not really thick or gooey. It lathers up nicely when you rub your hands together and it feels nice and soft as you are using it. You can detect a faint scent of cornflowers but it is not very strong.

            After using the handwash my hands feel fine. They don't feel dried out or tight as they do after some soaps or handwashes.

            I think this handwash is brilliant value for money. It does what it's supposed to do, it is pleasant to use and it doesn't irritate my skin. I will definitely buy from this range again, though I will probably go for the Honeysuckle again next time.

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