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      20.01.2013 15:13
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      A pretty good value for money general not anti bacterial handwash

      Tesco Honeysuckle 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 creamy yellow colour with a slight pearly quality and is a pretty thick liquid soap. The smell is floral, a bit like a honeysuckle not surprisingly with a sort of vanilla creaminess. I thought it couldn't actually 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.

      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 55/60p 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 'Lonicera Caprifolium 'Extract which is Japanese Honeysuckle as well as 'hydrolyzed silk' is listed so it has indeed got both ingredients from the name of the product 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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        05.07.2012 02:27
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        If you are watching your pennies, this is a great bargain and does the job nicely

        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 try at that price!

        It does not stand out as looking particularly cheap although the packaging is simple. 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 honeysuckle 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 bathroom 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. I don't find it lingers very long on my hands. 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. For the price, I do think it is worth recommending and for 55p I would be happy to buy this again.

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          04.01.2011 16:40
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          We all need to wash our hands after using the toilet and it is important to have nice clean hands and remove those nasty germs that lurk on the hands after using the toilet, YUK, I always was my hands after using the toilet and I also wash them on a regular basis throughout the day to make sure I do not have any bacteria as I have a not so good immune system and the less germs on my hands the better my health will be.

          This one comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a pump dispenser, it is a nice pale yellow colour, the liquid is a really nice texture, it is quite a rich one it is very smooth and soft, only a little is needed on the hands to lather well and it feels nice and soft on my hands while washing them. It is so soft that it is like rubbing in a thin moisturiser into the hands when it is first placed onto the hands before adding water, after the water is added it then lathers well. It has added moisturisers and natural extracts and so it conditions the hands after and while using. It is easy to rinse from the hands in no time at all and it has left my hands feeling nice and soft and moisturised and my hands have been fine and not too dry after use.

          This one only cost me only 55p at the time when I was on a budget and a 500ml bottle from Tesco, it is their own brand but not the value one, it is their more middle range of products. It does look nice and attractive in the bathroom and I think it would be nice even if placed in the kitchen, although I do not leave mine in my kitchen as I live in a bungalow and it is just as easy for me to go into my bathroom when I need to wash my hands.

          This one tells me on the bottle that it is soap free and it has a really nice soft fragrance, the pump at the top of the bottle is easy to twist and open, it can be locked if needed but I always usually leave mine on open but I think as my grandson gets a little older I may have to close it because he is at the moment always wanting to wash his hands lol but this is good because he is learning to wash them and be hygienic too and so I have to allow him to wash them all the time when he wishes to do so lol, cannot argue with that can I lol.

          This hand wash has been used so much over the Christmas holidays as I have guests almost everyday as I entertain quite a lot as I love guests over to stay at my home too and this has been just perfect for my guests and family.

          It is suitable for all the family and my grandson has very delicate skin as all the little ones do and I have myself and his hands have been fine after using this hand wash and it has not left his or mine with any irritation at all.

          This is highly recommend as I think it is a super one and very affordable and it is excellent value for the very cheap price and I will buy it again in the future as I really love this one and it has served me well when I was on a lower budget. A lovely one for any budget in my opinion.

          I give this one 5 stars.

          Thank you for reading my review.

          Happy new year to everyone xxx.

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            08.07.2010 19:39
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            Fantastic affordable hand wash

            I have been working in a large format printers for a number of years now and every day I have to handle graphics printed on to material which could easily pick up dirty marks or finger prints if my hands were unclean and so I have to wash them several times a day to make sure I don't ruin anything.

            Recently at work I have been using a Honeysuckle and Silk Hand wash from Tesco which is currently 55 pence on their website for 500ml which compared to some really well known brands is amazing value. As you would expect it is stored in a bottle with a pump action top to apply the liquid to your hands. When you use the pump especially when the bottle is still quite full you need to be careful as the hand wash can really fly out quickly and if your hands are not positioned correctly it can get on to your clothes by mistake.

            The liquid is fairly thick and the colour of it is kind of cream or magnolia in appearance, to be honest both the consistency and the colour remind me of a pale custard but I love custard so this is ok. It smells quite pleasant which I assume is the honeysuckle and you can still smell the fragrance on your hands for some time afterwards. The label states that the formulation of this product is soap free, pH balanced and suitable for all family members. As I said before I often have to wash my hands during the course of my day but using this hand wash has never left them dry or irritated, this must be a lot to do with the fact that it has added moisturisers and natural extracts. We are all being encouraged to dispose of our refuse correctly and create less waste and in the spirit of this the empty bottle can be recycled. This has left my hands feeling clean, soft and smelling lovely without being overpowering and for the price that it costs it is an extremely reliable and brilliant hand wash to have in your bathroom or kitchen.

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            05.07.2010 10:20
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            Worth trying!

            I think it would be fair enough to admit that most of us are trying to save the pennies. I tend to find that one of the places I don't cut back on enough, through habit more than anything else is the health and beauty isle in Tesco. However, I am becoming more conscious of the amount of money I can spend down that isle and have now started opting for cheaper alternatives where I can. One item that has now started appearing in my trolley is the Tesco Honeysuckle and Silk hand wash.

            A 500ml bottle will set you back a massive 55p! This is very cheap when you compare it to the likes of Carex which will cost you over double that price for half as much liquid. This is one of those products where you will have to use your knees and bend down to find as it's never on an obvious shelf. The bottle itself is clear so you can see the creamy looking hand wash inside. I think the picture on DooYoo somehow makes the bottle look a bit cheap and not too nice. However, I think it would look fine sat on either your bathroom or kitchen side, without being poured in to a different container. The bottle claims the hand wash has 'added moisturisers and natural extracts ' and is 'soap free, pH balanced and suitable for all the family.'

            The hand wash does smell really nice. It's very floral because of the honeysuckle but it does also smell slightly rich and creamy. I am yet to have any complaints from any men about it smelling too floral! The smell also stays on your hands for quite a while after washing which is quite pleasant. When it comes to using the hand wash the pump works well (your not pumping it for hours to get a tiny little blob of hand wash) and the product when it comes out is not too runny. Whilst using the hand wash it foams up nicely but is also easy to wash off meaning you aren't left with any sticky residue on your hands. I think what is most surprising about this hand wash is that it doesn't dry out your hands. This really shocked me as I wasn't expecting it to do very well and thought I would need to be applying hand moisturiser after every use.

            I would definitely recommend this hand wash it's a real bargain buy which works a treat!

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              15.06.2010 14:11
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              Lovely smalling effective handwash

              **Packaging

              The pump is distinctive by its oblong shape. It is taller than it is wide and tapers in an arch shape towards the lid. The shape is attractive since it is both different to most currently on the market and aesthetically pleasing.

              The plastic packaging is transparent yet very slightly opaque and even the label blocks out only the honeysuckle flower design and lettering giving a quality appearance.
              The soap itself is a warm creamy peach colour and shows through as slightly textured making you anticipate a luxurious creamy liquid.

              Although I am always glad to find a bargain, many of the "value" range handwashes are abrasive or cheap looking - for an own brand this handwash presents itself surprisingly attractively.

              **Pump it up!

              The pump mechanism is easy to open and is so aligned that it is possible for the pump lever to face any way you wish - always a bonus especially since I have ended up in the past with a soap dispenser that will only face to the rear!

              The plastic is good quality and sturdy and the tap does not drip after use so there is little waste. One pump alone is sufficient for a handwashing dollop.
              Another bonus is that the drawing straw for the pump extends almost to the base of the bottle. I have previously purchased pump soaps only to find the straw so short as to be rendered useless beyond about half way down the bottle. Not so here.

              **What is it?

              It's known to most people as "soap" but apparently it's not! It's handwash! Described on the label as Tesco Handwash Honeysuckle & Silk with added moisturisers and natural extracts, the rear of the label adds that the idea is to leave your hands clean (glad about that!) and soft. "The formulation is soap free, ph balanced and suitable for all the family."
              Ingredients

              Not sure which bits come from the magnolia but "hydrolyzed silk" is mentioned!

              The label also contains handy instructions on how to use the product and details of how to cope whould the product ill-advisedly make contact with your eyes.

              **How much for how much?

              500ml of this handwash will set you back a mere 60p.

              There are plenty of cheap handwash products available from supermarkets these days, but this one stands out as being attractively presented for your money and doesn't have VALUE RANGE or CHEAP MUCK emblazoned across it as a continual reminder of your frugality or stinginess!

              **Does it work?

              I have tested this handwash after gardening, before and after making pastry and following ink use.

              The wash is indeed soft and creamy to the touch. It lathers well and does not feel at all harsh or drying. It struggled a little with the challenge of inky hands but made good headway and was certainly no worse than any of the other soaps, sorry, handwashes I have used hitherto.
              The handwash has a strong initial floral perfume but as it lathers the aroma becomes sweeter and not at all over powering. My hands are left smelling refreshingly clean.

              **Downers?

              I am struggling to find something negative to say. Recyclability is an issue, circumvented as usual by a recycling sign for "where facilities exist". I must admit to removing the pump mechanism and optimistically adding the empty bottle to our plastic bottle banks. I hope the facility copes with such thick plastic - no one seems sure!
              Beyond that, this is a refreshing smelling, creamy handwash which does the job without over drying and looks sufficiently attractive on your family sink. You could even match your towels with it to complete the effect!

              Thanks for reading.
              Cutecandy (also on ciao)

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                30.04.2010 21:22
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                A good handwash for a decent price

                The handwash in my bathroom was finally used up about a week before we went on our big shop to Tesco and in between we were using a regular bar of soap to wash our hands, but we decided to buy more handwash because it's more convenient to use. On our shop at Tesco I browsed the aisles for a cheap handwash that we could buy - no frills shopping at it's best, and ended up picking this one.

                The product:
                The handwash comes in a 500ml plastic bottle with a pump action top - to activate this you have to turn it around and it pops up. The liquid is quick a thick consistency - it comes out of the bottle easily enough but is not so runny that it falls off your hands and into the sink before you get the chance to rub your hands together. The honeysuckle scent is subtle and pleasant, staying on your hands for some time after washing.
                The handwash does a good job at removing even quite stubborn dirt - I washed my car earlier and then put black polish on all the plastic exterior parts so my hands were quite dirty when I went to wash them earlier, and this handwash managed to get it all off without too much difficulty.

                Price:
                Tesco's prices seem to vary quite alot but when I bought this last week (April 2010) it was 60p for a bottle (regular price, no special offers) which I think is very decent for the amount you get, especially compared to other available products.

                Things of interest/note:
                - The handwash contains no soap
                - The bottle is recyclable

                Conclusion:
                For my purposes this is a product I will continue to buy as it is perfectly adequate for the needs of my household and spending more money on a branded product would be an unnecessary waste. The handwash does claim to have moisturising qualities and I can't say I particularly found this to be true (although it didn't dry them out either) - not something that bothered me, but may be something to consider if you have very dry hands. Overall I would recommend this handwash.

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                25.04.2010 12:28
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                An extremely effective low-priced handwash with gorgeous aroma

                As I am a fanatic of most beauty products, I've decided to review Tesco's Handwash in Honeysuckle and Silk.

                Handwashes don't last very long in my household and whilst I love some of the more expensive brands I cannot justify using them all of the time. I'm always on the lookout to try something new and purchased Tesco Handwash in Honeysuckle and Silk for the first time about 4 weeks ago.

                The handwash comes in a plastic container with a pump-action dispenser. The wording Honeysuckle and Silk is written on the container in orange with a drawing of what I think must be the honeysuckle flower (can't say I've seen honeysuckle looking like this though!!).

                The container is not cheap looking as you tend to get with some of the in-expensive brands and it looks great on your sink. The great thing is that the bottle does not squash out of shape when the product is being used, as I find some of the cheaper brand bottles misshape with use.

                The bottle contains 500ml of fawn coloured soap and when dispensed, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it's not at all runny as I initially expected it to be, particularly as I had only paid 60p. The handwash is of a perfect consistency and does not run straight off your hand and down the plug hole!!

                It lathers extremely well and gives off a gorgeous-smelling honeysuckle aroma. What I particularly like about this product is that the smell lingers on your hands for quite some time after you've used it.

                The product has added moisturisers to keep your hands soft and smooth which is very important for me as I suffer with terribly dry skin between my fingers. I find some soaps have so much perfume and alcohol content that causes my hands to burn and itch. Tesco advise on the reverse of the bottle that there is no soap content (this surprised me!) and the product is pH balanced.

                I have also been using this product on my face and have experienced no adverse effects with burning sensations or dry skin. The handwash seems to be quite gentle, yet effective for cleaning and moisturising your hands.

                It was by chance I ended up buying this product as I had previously tried the Magnolia scented handwash from the same range and was extremely disappointed with its' scent. I cannot explain the aroma but it reminded me of the horrible smell of Band Aid fabric sticking plasters!!

                I am always looking for a bargain and at 60p you simply cannot go wrong. To be honest with you, I would pay up to a £1 for this product and still consider it to be extremely good value for money (don't tell Tesco though as they might increase the price!!).

                I would highly recommend this product and award it 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.

                I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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                16.03.2010 13:45
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                Will continue use until i run out and then change to another product

                I have this product placed at all my sinks in the house. I find that with the pump action nosil it is ease to use. It comes in a clear 500ml bottle with "Tesco, handwash honeysuckle and silk" written on the front in orange.

                The formulation is soap free and pH balanced and it says that it is sutible for the whole family. It says that you should avoid contact with eyes and after using it with a cut on my hand you should avoid using it with cuts too. It stings for ages and no amount of rincing can get it all out.

                It states that it has added moisturisers in the product but im not to sure. When i use this product you get a great lather going and it smells fantastic but after drying my hands i dont feel like they are moisturised. They feel clean and smell lovley and they are not at all dry, but they feel clean in a non - soft way.

                Overall the product is ok, but i think that there are better products on the market with the same smell. I will continue using it in the house until i have run out, but i dont think that i will be using it again, it just didnt softern my hands enough.

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                22.03.2009 02:46
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                A bargain!

                My constant quest to save money on basic household items continued with my recent purchase of Tesco Honeysuckle and Silk Handwash. It cost me just 48 pence for 500 ml of handwash, which is very cheap when you consider that many of the more expensive brands such as Carex, Palmolive, Imperial Leather or Simple will charge you between £1 and £3 for 250 to 350 ml.

                The handwash scores points immediately because it looks nice. It doesn't look posh, but it doesn't look cheap either and certainly doesn't shout out that it's a value product. I'd be perfectly happy to have it on display in my bathroom. The bottle is clear so you can see how much handwash you have left, and it is a nice curved design. On the top is a clear plastic pump, and on the front is the name of the handwash in orange along with a nice delicately drawn picture of a honeysuckle flower.

                The information on the back of the handwash bottle says that it has been 'specially created with added moisturisers and natural extracts to leave your hands feeling clean and soft'. The handwash is soap free, pH balanced and can be used by all members of the family.

                Using the handwash is easy. You press down on the pump and an appropriate amount of the handwash is released into your hand. I don't find that you get trails of handwash dripping from the pump afterwards like you do with some handwashes, so that's a positive.

                The handwash is a lovely light yellow colour and has a nice smell of honeysuckle. It is not a very strong smell but you can tell you're using a scented handwash and afterwards the scent stays on your hands for a little while. The handwash lathers up nicely and washes off easily. It leaves my hands feeling normal, not particularly moisturised but not at all dry as some handwashes leave them.

                I think this is an excellent bargain and it is one I will be buying again. It is not as moisturising as the Palmolive Milk and Honey handwash that I like or as nice smelling as the Imperial Leather Japanese Spa one that I have tried, but it is much cheaper than both and is an excellent substitute.

                This handwash also comes in a Magnolia flavour and a Cornflower and Silk flavour. It is only available from Tesco, of course!

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