Product Type: Tesco Hand & Nail Care
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A newly introduced hand wash to the Tesco range
Tesco Sweet Mandarin & Mimosa Hand Wash
Member Name: alyson29
Tesco Sweet Mandarin & Mimosa Hand Wash
Advantages: Beautiful fragrance, which lingers on the skin after using
Disadvantages: Awkward dispenser and expensive
I love trying and testing our new products and will spend far too much time browsing the beauty aisles in supermarkets and stores. When shopping at Tesco a few weeks ago my eyes were drawn to their newly launched Luxury Handwash range, which contains three different fragrances. As a result, I made a couple of purchases with this review discussing my experience with using Sweet Mandarin and Mimosa.
The appearance of the packaging is very appealing to the eye and looks very superior when making a comparison with other brands and it is a real shame that Dooyoo have not included the image that I provided to them. My initial impressions were that the square shaped container had been manufactured from china, so I was pleasantly surprised when I lifted it from the shelf and discovered it to be a lightweight plastic. It is the front of the packaging that captured my attention, as it offers a touch of luxury with its orange label in addition to the pretty silver swirls, which form delicate flowers. To create the finishing touch and to further compliment the packaging, the lower side of the dispensing unit offers an eye catching glossy silver section.
I'm a little naughty when I catch a glimpse of a new hand wash in a shop, as I cannot resist unscrewing the lid to take a sniff and in addition to the appealing packaging, it was the delightful and very refreshing aroma that won me over with this product. Whilst I favour the zingy and uplifting scent of mandarin, Tesco have included mimosa, which is not something I was familiar with. Consequently, a search online informed me that it is a pretty plant that sports the most aromatic nectar rich blooms in the springtime. The delicate floral undertones of the mimosa work in perfect harmony with the refreshing mandarin making this a fragrance, which is well suited for both men and women.
Despite the glossy silver section of the dispensing unit offering a modern appearance, I found that it hindered my use of the pump, as when pressing down, it would knock against my fingertips. Whilst I would previously decant all of my hand washes into a china dispenser, I have long since given up on this practice, particularly as many of the containers offer a desirable appearance and look attractive when situated adjacent to the wash hand basin.
With the exception of this grumble, the hand wash was easily dispensed, but I must admit to being a little disappointed when I witnessed its clear and uninspiring appearance, as opposed to the refreshing colour of pale orange that I had anticipated, which would have perfectly emphasised and mirrored the stunning aroma. There are no surprised with its consistency, which is identical to that of any other branded hand wash that I've used such as Imperial Leather or Carex and up until this point, the only luxury was the appearance of the packaging.
I found that I didn't need much of the hand wash to create a sufficient lather, which was when the refreshing aroma intensified. The product enabled me to effectively cleanse my hands of any grease and grime and it was effortlessly rinsed away without leaving any sticky residue. Unfortunately, I suffer with problematic skin on my hands, which can become extremely dry. However, the hand wash did not cause me any issues and surprisingly, I found that I did not need to apply moisturiser after each use, as it was very caring. I favoured the fact that the adorable refreshing aroma lingered on my skin for a good while afterwards, so as far as I am concerned, this is a good quality product.
However, due to the container not being transparent, I was unaware of when the product was almost empty and another issue was that the dispensing unit did not allow me to use the entire bottle. On a positive note, I experienced no issues with the unit dripping during my period of use.
The normal price for the hand wash is £2, but at the time of writing, you can purchase two bottles from the range for £3. Whilst I enjoyed using the hand wash, I do not feel it is worth its price tag and neither does it warrant the name "luxury". As a result, I wouldn't repurchase at full price unless I was buying as a gift and due to the reasons discussed above, I feel a four star rating to be appropriate.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A gorgeous hand wash from Tesco, but too expensive at full price
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