“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Hand Wash / Suitable for: Hand „
I buy a fair few beauty products from Tesco's as I always feel they are good value for money and a good quality product at the same time. Hand washes are essential in our house and we all like to use the Magnolia scented one made by Tescos. This comes in a super large sized plastic bottle (500ml) and has a useful pump type dispenser on top. Last time I bought one of these was ages ago and it cost me less than 60p for a bottle of this size. The reason I bought it so long ago and haven't replaced it in so long is that it actually lasts us such a long time. I put liquid soap always in a hand dispenser type container in our downstairs loo so obviously this product is used a lot, but it lasts and lasts.
Our little girl uses this hand wash herself after using the bathroom and she has a fairly sensitive skin which is prone to eczema. This hand wash doesn't dry out her skin and she loves to use it. The smell is really nice, very fresh and natural and smells just like fresh cut flowers.
The consistency of this hand wash is surprisingly thick, I expected it to be a little on the runny side due to the cheap price, so I was pleasantly surprised the first time I used it. It's a pale colour and the smell is very strong. It lathers up very quickly in the hands and rinses away well when have finished washing. Afterwards I love the smell it leaves on my hands and the aroma of the magnolia seems to hang around for ages afterwards.
It's also got a great moisturising feel to it for hydrating my skin. It's not drying and it appears to make my skin very soft and smooth. It has a really good luxurious feel to it and it actually feels like it probably cost more than it did. The only give away is the design of the bottle, really. The bottle is very plain, very simple and is cream in colour and just states that it is from Tesco and is a magnolia hand wash. That's all you need really, though.
It's well worth the money and a good quality product.
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This hand wash is a bargain at 55p for a fairly large 500 ml bottle from Tesco, making it a mere 11p per 100 ml, so I thought it was worth a buy at that price especially as I have used the honeysuckle variety before and I was happy with that one so I knew the quality would be okay. I have a bottle of this in my kitchen at the moment as I don't want to buy expensive stuff for communal use after washing up or to use to wash hands before cooking and so on.
It does not stand out as looking particularly cheap and nasty although the packaging is simple and does not look luxurious in the slightest. The current bottle is slightly different to the Dooyoo picture as it has been updated. It now says creamy hand wash in large letters, with magnolia and silk written underneath. It also informs that it contains added moisturisers and natural extracts, although I think natural extracts is a bit vague as that could mean anything! Anyway this is not something I am embarrassed to have out in my kitchen as it looks fine. The bottle has a standard pump top dispenser, which is easy and convenient. It dispenses a good amount of hand wash - it is not such a stingy amount that you feel you want to press twice, but neither do they give loads and waste it!
The hand wash lathers up a decent amount in my wet hands. I wouldn't say it is the most generously lathering hand wash I have ever used, but it is perfectly adequate. The hand wash itself does have a creamy texture as the packaging suggests, and it is also a creamy colour. The lather it creates feels quite moisturising, more so than most of the hand washes which are more of a gel than a cream style. It does not leave my hands feeling really stripped and dried out. However, I do still feel like I want to use a hand cream after washing my hands with this, but then I am someone who generally likes to use a lot of hand creams. A lot of people using this in the house have been happy to just wash their hands and go, with no complaints of hands feeling rough or needing a hand cream or anything. I have not had any kind of irritation from it.
The scent is pleasant, lightly sweet and floral, but certainly not too strong and overwhelming at all. It lingers a while on my skin but don't find it stays on my hands for ages or anything. I think I prefer this magnolia scent to the other honeysuckle one as it seems fresher and cleaner in my opinion. My hands are left perfectly clean after washing.
Overall it's not a product to rave about as it's quite standard and nothing too special, but it is quite nice and does the job and is a great bargain. For the price, I do think it is worth recommending and for 55p I would be happy to buy this again.
I buy this hand wash simply because it is cheap, a decent sized bottle, and functional. We tend to buy any once of the three scents they offer in these hand washes at Tesco, but, for the purpose of my review I am focusing on the 'magnolia and silk' scent which I have in my bathroom at the moment.
Firstly, the bottle:
I have to admit, it is not very pleasing to look at, and different to the photograph on here. It is made of a cheap plastic, with a bright blue colour for all the writing. There is no impressive font or picture. It simply states "Tesco", "creamy hand wash", and that the scent is magnolia and silk with added moisturisers and natural extracts. Now, as I said, I do buy this simply because of cost, and stood next to my sink, it does look very cheap. But it is! I buy it because of that. Though to be honest, when I am earning more money I will probably buy a more aesthetically pleasing soap (or possibly a nice bottle to decant it into) but at 89p for a 500ml bottle, who am I to complain? I get what I have paid for. The shape is easy to grab with the wavy sides that allow grip even with wet hands, and the pump is perfectly functional. I have had no issues dispensing the soap.
The back has the usual blurb, and there are no issues reading any of this. All clear, all concise.
It is a white colour and thick enough to coat the hands. The pump does dispense enough for a good wash, and the liquid doesn't slip of the hands before you have had chance to use it! The Magnolia and Silk scent is very pleasant, and it stays on the skin for a while after washing. I personally think it creates a lovely fresh and clean smell. There is nothing too remarkable about this product - it isn't a dreamy scent, or mouth-watering, but it is nice. I do find, however, that my hands can feel quite dry following use of this product, but I must point out that I do suffer from chronically dry skin on my hands anyway, so others may not have this issue with the soap.
Overall, if you are on a tight budget, this is perfectly nice as bathroom soap and it does the job it is required to do! Give it a shot before dismissing it.
Seeing as I have an excitable Springer Spaniel at home it's probably hardly surprising to learn that I wash my hands a lot of times throughout the day. I feel like I'm always buying bottles of handwash for the house! Generally I buy whatever is on offer at the time as I don't want to spend a fortune on them and I'm not particular about which I buy. I'm using this one at the moment as it was the cheapest one in Tesco's at the time of shopping.
The plastic container that it comes in is quite sturdy and strong and doesn't give the impression that it would split if it got knocked over or anything like that. You can see the handwash through the plastic which I always like so that you know how much is left in it and when you need to buy another.
The top swivels round very easily and the instructions are clear about how to turn it initially in order to open the valve on top. Once 'opened' the lotion will come out very easily. It comes out via a pump dispenser and it depresses easily and releases the lotion easily. The handwash is the same consistency as a gel like substance and is a very bright solid white colour. It lathers very easily on your hands once you rub them together.
As soon as I start rubbing my hands with the handwash the strong floral scent hits me. I can't distinguish that it is magnolia but it's certainly a strong flowery smell and is lovely. I do feel the smell is quite feminine but I've had no complaints from the other half yet so won't draw this to his attention!
I can smell the handwash on my hands for quite a while afterwards but I don't think it has a moisturising effect on my hands. They don't feel rough after washing them with this, but I also can't notice they are softer at all. I wouldn't have thought it was particularly 'moisturising' but that might just be me.
It only costs 55p for 500ml (from Tescos) which is a brilliant price for it and well worth the money.
I always like to buy quality products but obviously within a more reasonable price range and I love a lot of the Tesco own range products at the minute. My latest find in their store, has been this Magnolia handwash that has been lowered to a bargain price. It is not Value or anything but it is just a Tesco own handwash. I just wanted a handwash with a bit of a different smell and that's what this one offered as well as it looking like quite a nice bottle on the shelf.
The packaging is nothing too exciting to look at but is very simplistic which I like. It comes in a square shaped plastic bottle with a white dispenser head and in pastel coloured type it says Magnolia and has the Tesco logo on the front. It has a picture of a flower on the front and says that it has 'Added moisture and natural extracts'. On the reverse of the bottle, it has a list of all of the ingredients and it also has a sentence about the product and directions of use and it comes in a 500ml amount.
To look at the handwash is a white liquid colour and it is just your usual consistency, quite thick with a runnyness to it. The smell of this is of course a magnolia scent but it is also quite neutral and has floral scent it almost reminds me a bit of chamomile. There are warnings on the back of the bottle e.g. if the product comes into contact with eyes then rinse with clean warm water immediately. There isn't too much that it warns other than that.
The handwash is created to leave hands feeling soft and clean and it is soap free and pH balanced. When using this soap, I haven't ever found that my hands are irritated as it is soap free so is good to skin. To use this soap you are meant to push down the pump to dispense the handwash onto hands and then massage them and rinse them thoroughly. You literally only need to use a pumpful of the handwash and you won't need much more than that.
After washing my hands, my skin felt really clean and it also felt soft and had a really nice smell. A whole bottle of this handwash should last you a really good amount of time and it is definitely a good quality handwash. I like the natural like idea around it and it is pleasant and the fact you don't need too much is good. It really does smell nice and having used this for a couple of months, now I'd buy it again as I like the way my hands feel after using this.
I'd recommend this handwash to anyone looking to pay nothing too expensive for a handwash and who wants a nice looking bottle that does what it says. It is good for those who have sensitive skin as it is soap free and it is kind to skin so is ideal for use for all age groups. The handwash can go in any room just fine being a white colour and it is an unbeatable price. There is nothing more I could really need from a handwash that this doesn't provide.
This handwash can be purchased from all Tesco stores and it can also be purchased online too, if you are doing a shop. A 500ml bottle will cost you just 55p.
For more information on Tesco and their products go to http://www.tesco.com
I bought this handwash recently from Tesco for just 60p for a 500ml bottle which is very good value considering many handwashes are well over the £1.00 mark.
The handwash comes in a clear plastic bottle with a standard pump action dispenser, the liquid inside is white and is lovely and thick.
The handwash is called Magnolia and silk and it has a light floral fragrance which is not overpowering at all, the texture of the wash is quite thick and is very creamy and does indeed feel silky on the skin.
The liquid foams to a lovely soft lather easily and your hands feel really clean and soft after use.
One pump is more than enough for handwashing and leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised.
The handwash is soap free which I like because I find soap is very drying on my skin.
I keep one of these at the kitchen sink to use on my hands after washing up.
This is one of my favourite handwashes due to it's lovely soft silky feel and the fact that I feel like my hands are moisturised after using it.
I would recommend this handwash highly.
I came across this handwash when I was shopping in Tesco and noticed it because it was the cheapest on the shelf. It was so cheap in fact that I could buy two of the Tesco bottles for one more expensive handwash that I was originally intending to buy. I purchased one of the white coloured Magnolia and Silk handwashes which to me seemed like the 'original' or least perfumed of the Tesco handwash range. I also bought one of their yellow coloured Honeysuckle and Silk handwashes. I was very happy about the price (they were just over 50p) as to be honest I don't want to spend a lot of cash on a handwash product. I only want something that will clean my hands and leave them feeling soft.
I use a handwash in my kitchen as I'm often doing gardening, dealing with pets and doing dirty jobs that require me to wash up afterwards. I like to access my handwash with ease and be able to wash and go as swiftly as possible. All I really want in a handwash is a pump action dispenser and a liquid that squirts out into my hand rather than down the side of the bottle!
The Tesco handwash comes in a large 500ml sized bottle. It is about the same size or bigger than similar handwashes on the market so I was pleased with the amount of liquid I was getting. The bottle is a clear recyclable plastic bottle and you can see the handwash liquid through it. It is a pearly white colour and overall the bottle and colours look very pretty. The bottle features a pretty white Magnolia flower on the front and classy cornflower blue text. I know some people like their handwashes to look good for guests and this bottle really looks lovely.
The bottle has a peelable label on the back which is printed with product information. The brand tell you a little bit about the product such as the fact that the product is "soap free" and "Ph balanced". They say the liquid has been infused with moisturising agents and "natural extracts" which will leave your skin soft. There are some directions for use - these aren't really needed as the pump dispenser operation is really easy. There are also ingredients and warnings printed on the label. The warnings are simply to avoid contact with the eyes.
The pump on the bottle is compressed before use and you need to simply twist it one way to activate. You can then twist it open or shut. It has a large flat top which can be pressed down with ease with your fingers or the palm of your hand. You can control how much liquid comes out by pressing gently or more firmly. I personally find that a soft pump dispenses a small one penny sized dollop and that this is enough to wash my hands with.
The liquid is quite gelatinous and clings to whatever surface it hits. It doesn't drip into the bottle but falls straight down into your hand.
The handwash has a lovely scent. It's very floral though so men may not appreciate this as much as the ladies. The handwash is very easy to smear across the palms and it turns into a foamy lather. It rinses off easily with warm or cold water. It's effective at cleaning my hands even when they are extremely muddy.
After drying my hands I can feel the difference from if I'd just washed with a bar of soap - they feel soft and as if my skin can breathe more.
Overall I think this economy priced product can totally compete with more expensive handwashes in terms of bottle design, perfume, effectiveness and added moisturising benefits. A great bargain buy and I would reccommend trying these if you are using anything more expensive.
You can find out more about the handwash range at the Tesco website:
I recently brought this hand wash because it was 55p in my local tesco, and I needed to buy one as an extra!
The product --> This hand wash is Tesco only, and comes in a plastic bottle with a pump. The hand wash itself is cream and quite thick, and smells quite strong. But this is nice, and is refreshing. The packaging is very plain and simple, but looks great in my bathroom! It is 500ml.
This hand wash is great for me and I do have quite sensitive skin. However, it has been formulated for delicate skin and is hypo-allergenic. It is safe for all the family too, as it is PH balanced and is soap free. It cleans and moisturises too and I have found this to be nourishing for hands.
The cost --> Compared to some hand washes around, this is a brilliant bargain. It costs 55p and most others are around £1.
I do recommend this hand wash as a cheaper alternative, but I will be sticking with the Carex ones too as I enjoy the fact they have kills 99.9 per cent of bacteria on, and I also prefer the design of the bottles.
I do not mind buying cheaper hand washes because it saves me money because I usually like to buy them on offer because I have a lot of grandchildren and it is not worth paying too much money on a hand wash as a cheaper one does the same job. I do prefer a hand wash because it is more convenient to use.
This wash is housed in a clear plastic bottle with a pump dispenser, it is a basic looking bottle, it is a 500ml bottle for a cheap price of just 55p from Tesco. The wash inside is a white creamy liquid, it is a nice soft texture with a really nice smell. It smells of fresh flowers and has a really nice scent to it, this is only the way I can describe this one. It is a nice fresh smell and lasts for some time on the hands after use. The pump is easy to activate and just a simple twist to first activate the pump. The bottle is quite tall and slim, it is not a bulky bottle and sits on the sink just fine.
It lathers really well, only a small amount is needed to wash the hands. It feels nice on the skin and it suits my family very well. Because it is a rich liquid it does not drip from the pump as some other cheaper brands I have used. This one is just a quick press of the pump onto the hands and the job is done. It has not caused my grandchildren any problems on their skins. It has not dried the skin too much because it is such a creamy liquid.
It cleans dirt from the hands very well, it also rinses well too, it suits my little grandchildren's skin as their skin is more delicate. It is also a good quality wash, it is good value for the cheap price. The bottle can be recycled after use too. Although it is a very basic looking bottle it still looks fine in the bathroom and it is cheap enough to buy if you have more than one toilet in the home. The liquid does flow from the pump nicely with this one without coming out of the bottle in those kind of blobs, it flows really well for my liking and so makes less mess on the sink surface.
I do recommend this one for anyone to buy because it is worth the money, it cleans the skin well and leaves them feeling nice and soft. It is one I would buy again because it is worth 55p.
I rate it 5 stars.
I bought this about 4 months ago when the handwash ran out in our bathroom and it was my turn to buy it. As I couldn't be bothered to go far, I popped to the Tesco Express at the bottom of my road and got the cheapest I could find. That happened to be this wash.
As I live in a house with two other students, I didn't want to spend much as I expected it would run out very quickly and would need replacing. I was completely wrong, 4 months later and we are still using the same bottle. For the 60p that I paid for it, it has lasted exceptionally well.
It comes in a 500ml plastic bottle with a plastic pump on top for easy dispense. On the front is a very inconspicuous label with all the basics and a nice picture of a flower. On the rear all the usual details can be found. For the price I paid, I would expect it to be a cheap looking bottle but it definitely is not that, it looks a lot more expensive than it actually is and would fit in any bathroom quite easily.
It claims on the front that is a "Magnolia & Silk" handwash, so I would of expected some scent to it. I have never actually noticed a scent to it, however its pearl colour suggests to me that this is more what they are referring to. As a handwash it works very well. You only need to dispense a small amount of the runny handwash onto you hand for it to work up a good lather and clean your hands. A lot of cheaper handwashes can have a tendency to leave your hands feeling dry but this does not at all. Coincidentally, it leaves them feeling silky soft!
As a handwash, it does exactly what it says on the bottle for what is an exceptional price. I expected a cheap and nasty handwash that would only last a few weeks, instead I got a great handwash that is just as good as some of the leading brands, for a fraction of the price.
When you are shopping in Tesco's next and are on the lookout for a new handwash, give this one a try, it's worth it!
A quick look on Tesco's website today shows that it now costs 61p, which is still very cheap!
In the summer we had a new bathroom fitted, and i was keen to have accesories to match that did not cost the Earth. A very simple and effective way of doing this for me was buying a bottle of handwash that matched the bathroom.
I am the main person in my house who uses handwash as my hands dry out terribly from using soap all the time. I also wash my hands a lot as i am changing nappies, and helping my kids to toilet properly.
I used to mainly use the basic antibacterial wash at 38p which is an effective wash, but in my endeavour to find an attractive product i picked up the Magnolia and silk handwash, which priced at 60p was hardly breaking my budget.
The bottle is clear plastic with a white coloured pump dispenser which was very easy to activate. There is a small picture of a white flower on the bottle (which i assume is a magnolia flower) and the writing on the front of the bottle is in a barely noticeable and very discreet light blue, telling me it is tesco handwash magnolia and silk with added moisturisers and natural extracts. The product is visible, and it is a white colour. It is not that viscous compared to some washes, but it is thick enough for me, and i feel it looks quite classy and worth more than 60p.
The back of the bottle is cheaper looking with a white sticky label covering over half of the bottle listing the ingredients, a bit of a description of the product, bar code and recycling information.
Using the product is quite pleasant. A small amount foams well, so the bottle i have been using myself has lasted since July so far and is still about half full. As i said earlier though, it is mainly me who uses it as the kids and the husband tend to use a bar of soap. I am pleased with how long it has lasted as i thought that it would go quite quickly, but it seems to distribute a reasonable amount onto your hand so there is not any wastage. I guess it helps the kids are not tall enough to reach it on their own.
It has a light texture that foams easily, and a slight smell to it that is slightly floral but reminds me a lot of moisturiser. And most importantly for me, it does seem to have a slight moisturising quality to it. Although my hands are still dry (i have very dry skin and eczsma) they are less dry than when i use soap, and they don't get itchy.
Overall, it is pleasant to use and is at a fantastic price compared to branded products. It is tasteful in my lovely new bathroom, and i am happy to purchase this product.
I have never been a big fan of the bar of soap that you will find next to your bathroom or kitchen sink. This may be just me, but, I feel as time goes on and more and more hands use the soap then surely it must be collecting germs and also the look of the dirty, tired looking bar after it has sat for a few weeks just puts me off. Enough is enough, we all need to clean our hands, so the search began for a new idea.
The simple solution for us was to start using a bottle of liquid soap with a pump handle. Now before I go onto any detail about the product, here are a few reasons why I think bottle beats bar
- No mess - the bottle does not leave little parts of itself all over the sink for you to be continually cleaning
- Much nicer to look at
- Much more hygienic (In my eyes)
- Gives you enough soap with one or two pumps rather than continually rubbing the bar between your hands
This may sound like a rant, but, a recent product was brought to market using soap in the bottle where you don't have to pump the soap yourself, all you have to do is put your hands underneath the spout and the machine will pump the soap into your hands. The thought behind this is that the handle, you use to pump the soap, is dirty and will carry a lot of germs. Point taken, but what do you do after you have pumped the soap into your hand using the simple hand pump bottle, quite simply you wash your hands thus removing all the germs and dirt so why spend a lot of money on a pointless over priced contraption when a simple bottle will do all you need at a fraction of the price. Rant over - I promise
We have tried a few different brands of bottled soap, which being honest, have never found a bad one, however, as many shoppers (Me included) are looking to cut costs just now we decided to look for a cheaper option. This when we first gave the Tesco own brand hand wash a go. It comes in a lovely small clear bottle in a 500ml size and we find lasts very well as one or two pumps always does the job. Also as the bottle is clear it is easy to see when you need to buy a new bottle.
The liquid itself is a little watery compared to some of the more luxury brands we have used but in my opinion this does not affect its cleaning ability as it leaves your hands feeling nice, clean and smelling good from the magnolia and silk flavour/aroma.
The bottle is very easy to open (Not like a Rubik's cube as I have found with some bottles), a simple twist and the nozzle pops up and allows you to start dispensing the soap, if you want to seal it again, press down and twist it again.
If I had to pick a criticism of the bottle, I find it really annoying when you are nearing the bottom of the bottle that the pump will not pump up the last few millimetres or so of soap, this seems to happen with all bottles as I come across the same problem every time, however, as you can see this does not put us off continually buying this product.
All in all, this is a nice cheap bottle of soap from Tesco and is currently priced at 60 pence a bottle (24/09/2010). It keeps your hands clean and also the area around your sink, a solid 4 star rating in my books!
I am always looking for ways to cut my weekly shopping bill, but without compromising on quality. I have tried numerous products from the supermarkets basic ranges with varying results! However there is one product that I am very pleased with, Tesco magnolia hand wash.
I like to use liquid hand wash in my bathroom and cloakroom, as I find it a lot less messy and more hygienic than bars of soap. Tesco magnolia hand wash comes in a clear, pump action plastic bottle. I don't much like the bottle with Tesco emblazoned on the outside, but for the price and quality of the hand wash itself I can live with it! There is also a picture of what I assume to be a rather faded and unappealing looking magnolia flower.
Once activated (simply turn the nozzle clockwise) the pump action dispenser works well and doesn't drip as some other brands have done. I like the fact that the dispenser gives you just the right amount of liquid .This is a soap free hand wash and contains added moisturisers and natural extracts to help keep you hands soft and hydrated. I suffer from dry skin on my hands and have found this hand wash excellent at keeping my hands from drying out. My youngest son has slight eczema on his hands and again this hand wash has not aggravated his skin. I stress he has slight eczema, as it may not be suitable for anyone with severe skin conditions.
I confess my favourite hand wash has to be Dove as I love the scent! However this hand wash has a lovely subtle floral scent. My husband isn't to keen on floral scents but says he actually likes this one! The main reason for my purchase was the price. A 250 ml bottle of Dove hand wash costs £1.00,whilst a 500 ml bottle of Tesco Magnolia hand wash costs just 60p. So you get twice as much for less!
Overall I can highly recommend this hand wash. It is a real bargain!
I do not particularly stick to one brand when it comes to buying handwash but one of my favourites has to be Tesco Magnolia handwash. It comes in a 500ml bottle and is a bargain at only 60p. It has a lovely delicate floral scent, not overpowering like some soap can be!!!!!!
It comes in a clear bottle allowing you to see the creamy coloured soap inside. On the front it has a clear label with the words "Tesco Handwash Magnolia & Silk with added moisturisers and natural extracts" written in lilac lettering, beneath this is a picture of a white flower. The bottle has a white pump on the top, it can be a little tricky to actually get this going, the label on the back says that you simply need to twist the pump to release it, however I find that you need to do this several times inorder to get it going. The packaging in simple but quite attractive and would fit in he colour scheme of any bathroom or kitchen. On the back of the bottle are the ingredients (written in small back letters) The main ingredient is aqua (water) suggesting that it is gentle and kind to your hands. Also on the back of the label is a little bit about the soap itself which says -
"Tesco Magnolia and Silk handwash has been specially created with added moisturisers and natural extracts to leave you hands feeling clean and soft. The formulation is soap free, pH balanced and suitable for all the famly"
This suggests that Tesco Magnolia handwash is very gentle, I suffer from quite dry skin on my hands and after using this handwash my hands feel lovely and soft and being soap free does not dry out my skin even more. As the quote says it is suitable for the whole family therefore suggesting that it is even suitable and gentle enough for children.
Tesco Magnolia Handwash would be suitable for either the bathroom or the kitchen. I find this handwash very economical, all you need is one or two squirts and it lathers up really well leaving you hands feeling clean, soft and smelling fresh.
I would certainly recommend this handwash to anyone, being suitable for all the family, gentle and with added moisturisers it is ideal for any household.
Cheap at only 60p for a 500ml bottle
Added moisturisers and natural extracts - leaves the skin feeling soft
Lovely delicate floral smell
Attractive packaging suitable for any kitchen or bathroom
Suitable for all the family
It is one to give a go!!!!!
When it comes to handwashing, I don't see anything wrong with using a good old slab of soap. I was raised on Imperial Leather, and still use it from time to time, but when my hands are dry, I prefer to wash them with something more moisturising, and kill two birds with one stone.
At just 60p per 500ml bottle, this handwash is considerably cheaper than its branded equivalents, and for your money you get a product that's relatively simple in appearance and scent. The cream, clearly visible through the plastic bottle is white- there's nothing eye catching about it, but it does look more natural than some of the gaudy coloured handwashes you can get. Decoration on the bottle consists of a solitary white flower- a magnolia, I'm guessing. The pump mechanism works effectively and ensures that you can easily dispense your handwash with one push.
The smell of the handwash is also likewise simple and subtle. It's a delicate, fresh floral scent which is pleasantly mild, but lingers on your hands for a while after washing. I like the subtly of it- while some handwashes may create a few more aromatic fireworks, I think that the purpose of washing your hands is to clean them, rather than to give them a fragrance which is going to waft around you all day. There are perfumes for that!
As for its moisturising properties, this certainly helps prevent dry hands, and I haven't had to resort to smothering my hands in handcream after washing them with this. Its thick, creamy consistency ensures that your hands will retain some of that moisture after washing, and stay soft and smooth. It also provides a satisfying lather that will effectively remove dirt and grime, despite its gentle appearance.
I would definitely recommend this handwash as a reliable bathroom basic for everyday use. True, there's nothing particularly special about it, but it is only a substitute for soap after all! It cleanses and moisturises well, and that's all you really need it to do. I won't be splashing out on the more expensive brands now I've discovered this.