“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Hand Wash / Suitable for: Hand „
As I adore beautiful toiletries and enjoy trying and testing out new products, I was delighted to discover a couple of months ago that Tesco had introduced a new luxury hand wash range, which contains three different fragrances. As they had just been launched, they were on offer at £3 for two as opposed to £2 each, so I simply had to make a purchase of two different bottles with this review discussing Wild Peony and Pomegranate.
In addition to the discounted label that was displayed underneath the new hand washes, it was the attractive oblong shape of the bottles together with the eye-catching packaging that lured me into my purchase. The creamy/white coloured plastic bottle contains 300 ml of antibacterial hand wash with the front being adorned with an appealing cerise coloured block of text, which provides details of the fragrance. The packaging has been provided with the perfect finishing touch with its pretty silver swirls of flowers.
Tesco has achieved a very authentic aroma of the delightful peony flower, which I grow in my garden each year. If you are familiar with the plant you will be aware of its beautiful large aromatic blooms with my plant sporting them in a rich cerise. An issue I found with the other fragrance in this new hand wash range is that the pump dispenser is a little awkward to operate due to the lower silver section, which is for display purposes only as opposed to offering any useful function. I found that each time that I pressed down on the pump it would catch on the tips of my fingers, which was a little frustrating and a design flaw that needs to be addressed.
On a positive note and despite my grumble, a sufficient amount of the good consistency hand wash was dispensed. I had anticipated it to offer a rich red colour to illustrate the aroma, but instead it is almost translucent with an extremely delicate hint of pink and a slight pearlescent appearance. Having previously used the Mandarin and Mimosa fragrance from the same range with its dull and boring translucent appearance, I felt that the Wild Peony and Pomegranate was more suitably matched to the luxury label.
The hand wash created a creamy lather when introduced to water and was effective at removing any dirt and grime from my hands. The peony aroma was immediately evident with its rich floral tones with the pomegranate nestling in the background to offer a very slight sharpness. I favour hand washes that linger on my skin after use and this did not disappoint, as the delightful fragrance was evident for a good while afterwards. After rinsing I cannot speak of any residue or stickiness and although there is no information on the packaging to suggest this, I found the hand wash very moisturising.
There were several occasions that I used the hand wash on my face and despite the product being highly effective at hand washing, I found it extremely gently on my T-zone skin and there were no areas of dryness, which is a problem I often experience especially on my cheeks. Despite the product offering floral tones, it is appropriate for use by both men and women and even my husband has commented that he loves the aroma. Whilst the container can be recycled once empty, I would advise that the label can easily be removed should you wish to use the bottle for decanting other hand washes.
As previously stated, the hand wash is normally priced at £2 per bottle, which I think is a little too expensive, but at the time of writing you can pick up two bottles for £3. Had the dispensing pump not been a little awkward to use I would have awarded five stars, but it loses one from me.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Tesco / Hand Wash