“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Hand Wash / Suitable for: Hand „
Before we moved house I had purchased this Tesco creamy handwash for my husband to be used in our utility room when he came in from the garden. I didn't think he needed to have a fancy soap for simply washing off the dirt, and so I thought the own brand handwash would do, and I would keep the branded handwash for the main bathroom. We moved house and this came with us and now sits at the sink in the back toilet, which is really only used by us as a family rather than any visitors. I cannot remember how much I paid at the time for this product, however there was a distinctive difference in price between this one and the branded versions. I also think since buying this product Tesco have brought out slightly more modern looking bottles, so I don't know if this is as available now or available as how it looks at the top of the screen. This handwash is purple in colour and has the fragrance 'lilac and silk'. It states on the front of the handwash that this product contains 'added moisturisers and natural extracts' so your hands should feel clean and soft. This is also a soap free and pH balanced and claims to be suitable for all the family. When I use this on my own hands or on my daughters hands, there is a lovely lingering fresh scent that reminds me of the clean smell of clothes when brought out of the washing machine when you have used a softener. After washing my hands or my daughters hands, both feel clean and soft, and I have certainly not seen any signs of dryness after using this handwash. Although I continue to buy better branded versions of handwash for our main bathroom, I certainly think this handwash is equally as good and certainly ideal if you are trying to save a little on your weekly shop. I love the scent and the fact that it leaves my hands clean and soft, like a handwash should and therefore is a very good buy. It is a good thing however that Tesco are re packaging their handwashes as I think this is possibly the only downfall of the product - it doesn't look as elegant sitting beside a sink as some of the branded handwashes, and has a 'cheaper' look to it. However, all in all, this is a good reliable handwash.
~Lilac and Silk Handwash~ This handwash is a Tesco own brand product. Tesco claim that it is suitable for the entire family as it is pH balanced and soap free. This handwash is enriched with natural extracts and added moisturisers which help leave your skin clean and soft. This handwash is presented in very simple looking packaging. The bottle is quite chunky and made from cloudy coloured plastic. A pump dispenser is included. It is recommend that you check your local recycling to see if they accept this type of packaging. This handwash has a 24month shelf life from first use. ~Price~ A 500ml bottle of this handwash retails at around 55p. It is available in most Tesco supermarkets. ~My Thoughts~ During a recent weekly shop at Tesco, I spotted this handwash on offer at just 22p a bottle. You can't buy much for 22p these days so I considered it a bargain too good to pass up on. I ended up buying four bottles - two for myself and one each for my Mum and Gran. I'm not sure if Tesco are perhaps rebranding the packaging or something but I would recommend checking your local supermarket. The packaging is very basic but is practical and perfectly useable. The lilac coloured handwash is visible through the bottle and it doesn't look garish or tacky. We have this bottle sitting in our kitchen and find this handwash perfectly suitable for cleaning our hands. There is no note of anti-bacterial claims so when handling meat, I do prefer to use my other anti-bacterial handwash. The pump dispenser works effectively and I find two to three pumps is sufficient for cleansing my hands. The lilac liquid is quite thin compared to the more expensive handwashes but still feels substantial. It definitely isn't a luxurious and pampering handwash in my opinion but nor do I expect it to be given the price. It is pleasant to use though and lathers up fairly well. The lather created feels soft and quite silky. This handwash has a pleasant scent which is soft and floral with a sort of sweet, parma violet undertone. I would say that it is gender neutral and my fiance doesn't mind using this nor does my son. After rinsing my hands, they look and feel nice and clean. I have dry patches on my skin so usually favour a moisturising handwash. My hands are left feeling soft after washing and whilst my dry patches do not become worse, I still need to apply a coating of hand cream or lotion to lock in moisture. This handwash is gentle too and hasn't irritated my families sensitive skin. I find that some soap free products leave my skin feeling uncomfortable but not this one. A soft, slightly sweet scent is left on my skin but not for very long. ~Conclusion~ This is a nice, everyday handwash to use but not my favourite. I prefer thicker, more luxurious handwashes but this one does the job of keeping my hands clean and refreshed. Because of the consistency, this 500ml bottle isn't likely to last as long premium branded handwashes but at the price I paid, I cannot really complain. Thanks for reading :)
Tesco Lilac 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 lilac colour and is a pretty thick liquid soap. The smell is subtly floral, a bit like a Parma violet sort 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. 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 and 'syringa vulgaris extract' and syringe is lilac 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