“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Hand Wash / Suitable for: Hand „
Tesco Sweet Mandarin and Mimosa Luxury Handwash
I am so awful at impulse shopping for toiletries that even a supermarket shop is not safe from this addiction. Tesco have brought a few new products lately. I love the Flower Pharm range and I also noticed that these new luxury handwashes were on sale at two for £3 so I thought I'd try a couple. I bought a couple, this Sweet Mandarin and Mimosa and also the Fig and White Tea which I reviewed previously.
I was initially rather tempted by the look of the packaging as it is in a neat square shaped, plastic bottle in a white colour . Interestingly the label around the bottle is removable in case you might want to have no label on your handwash or maybe even re use it after the contents have finished. I did like the picture on the front of the label which shows a stylised drawing of flowers and swirls in silver line drawing and then the name of the product is in an ornage box in the centre.
I was also attracted to this fragrance but unlike the Fig and White tea one this handwash is NOT antibacterial which I do like in a handwash especially in the kitchen and the downstairs loo. Because this was NOT antibacterial I put this in our bathroom upstairs as it is only my husband and I who use our ensuite and hand washing here is not usually prior to preparing food nor after being in the garden.
I thought this would have an orange aroma but in fact the mimosa floral aroma blends in perfect harmony and you get a mix of both fragrances quite subtly. It isn't the strongest scent but after washing my hands I can still smell it on them. The product is a VERY pale orange, in fact it is virtually clear in my view and not really that thick but thick enough to do the job I found.
The pump dispenser is white like the bottle but with a classy silver ring around the base. Once I had finally figured out the open close sign I found it worked well giving me enough product in one push to wash my hands . I do find if my hands are very dirty for any reason that I need a couple of pumps but not for an average wash.
I can't say this is a very luxurious handwash in that it offers no moisturising element and that I think would be essential in a luxury product. I think the luxury element is the packaging and the unusual fragrance. I m not sure I would pay full whack for this one though. At £1.50 it is okay value but at £2 pushing it. I am not actually convinced I would buy it again at £1.50 because I have found cheaper hand washes that do just as good a job.
I liked the smell of the sweet orange fruitiness and the floral mimosa but these fragrances do not seem to come from anything natural at all. It is interesting that there are no ingredients listed on the product at all until you lift the label on the back and there you find them hidden.
Naturally these ingredients are far from natural and indeed the list contains the usual sodium laureth sulphate, sodium sulphate and many other chemicals so don't expect a natural product here in any way.
The bottle contains 300ml of product and the bottle is recyclable through plastic recycling schemes. According to the label this product is dermatologically approved but with all those chemicals I do wonder about the irritation for those with eczmatic hands. I am not sure I would go for this if I had eczema on my hands. However for those with tough skin on their hands then this hand wash gave a nice creamy gentle lather and effectively cleaned all the hands that we have washed using it.
I do suffer from eczema but not on my hands and this has not caused me any adverse reaction nor has it caused any problems for my husband either. It is a handwash full of chemicals so if it does splash in your eyes then rinse thoroughly with water as it does sting.
Yes and no. It looks smart and to me it smells quite pleasant. I am not convinced about the ingredients and wouldn't describe it as a luxury product but it looks a lot better than the value ones so in comparison to that it is luxury. I am not convinced that I will be buying this again unless on sale. There are just too many other handwashes for me to try.
If you are interested then get down to Tesco quickly as this Tesco Luxury Hand Wash range is only available on promotion until 24 February 2013 and the offer is for two bottles for £3. After this time you will be paying the £2 full RRP.
It is a nice enough handwash but not so great that I will be sticking with it as I have too many others to try out but it isn't bad except for all the chemical ingredients.
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Tesco / Hand Wash