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Dettol is an affordable soap that has higher antibacterial qualities than normal soaps, yet still leaves skin feeling fresh and moisturised.

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      18.02.2014 21:45
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      A traditional smell which is still going strong

      I have always loved the smell of Dettol ever since I was a young girl and my mom would use it to clean the kitchen and the bathroom and almost anything else in the house that needed cleaning. All Dettol products have a certain smell which I think is one which you will either love or hate, as although it is fresh it also has quite a mild antiseptic medicated type of smell, however I have always loved this smell.

      I always buy an antibacterial soap to keep in the utility room as I like to use it to wash my hands when I have been out in the garden and trust this to get any germs or bacteria off my hands which I may have picked up outside. This Dettol antibacterial soap is one of my favourites and is the one I buy most often. It is 125g in size so it a standard size bar of soap and I keep it in a small ceramic dish by the sink.

      This soap is widely available in supermarkets, chemists and online and can range from 79p to £1.75. I last bought it from my local 99p shop so I thought this was a reasonable price to pay. As with most bars of soap it does last a long time and I would say that I only have to replace it about every four months. It is a medium hardness soap so it doesn't rub away too quickly and isn't too hard to rub up into a thick lather. When I have sufficient lather I will put the soap down and continue to rub my hands together paying particular attention to my nails and the lather does last until I am ready to rinse it off.

      I am happy that this soap is getting rid of germs on my hands and leaving them fresh and clean and with the clean smell of Dettol. It does contain moisturising agents but it is not as soft on my skin as other soaps so I will always apply moisturiser after I have used it which I keep by the soap. I probably wouldn't use this soap in the bathroom or downstairs toilet as I prefer more luxurious and moisturising soaps in these rooms but for the purpose I use it for it is ideal. This hygienic soap cleans dirt and grass stains from my hands easily without too much scrubbing and gives me confidence that my hands are clean and germ free.

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        08.04.2013 10:39
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        A good soap thats also good value

        I don't really use a lot of soap as I find that most is too harsh and drying for me but one thing that I do use soap a lot for is for hand washing. I like to always have some soap in the bathroom and the kitchen. Usually it is in the form of a liquid soap but I do occasionally buy bars of it too depending on whether it is on offer and just based on my mood when I am shopping.

        One soap that I do tend to buy a lot of is Dettol soap. I love the original Dettol and use it around the house for both its fresh smell and its cleaning properties. This particular soap makes a big deal about its antibacterial qualities but as all soap is antibacterial I am not sure why it is making such a song and dance about it. It will kill germs on the skin but so will any soap really.

        The reason for buying this is only because it is a good product simple as that. I was using this a lot for cleaning my hands when I was doing my garden up and it did a great job of making sure my hands were clean and removing all the dirt and grime. It lathers up well so there is plenty of lather to make sure that skin gets really clean.
        I probably wouldn't put it in my bathroom for guests to use as I do find that this can be a bit harsh but I guess that's the price you pay for something that is so good at cleaning.

        When I say harsh it isn't like it strips my skin or anything but I do find that after using it a few times in the one day my hands always feel a bit dry and are a little red so I am blaming it on the soap but it isn't like it really makes the skin sting or causes it to become really itchy as some things can do to my skin which is sensitive.

        Unlike a lot of soap this also doesn't melt away to nothing after only using it a few times. It can sit on my soap dish beside the sink and be a bit wet yet still hold its shape and not start melting or crumbling.

        One of my favourite things about Dettol is the smell. A lot of people hate it but I find that it smells really fresh and clean. This is only subtly scented which is good as although I really like the smell I wouldn't like to be smelling strongly of it but I do like the scent on my hands. I would never dream of using this on my body however as for me this is definitely just a hand soap.

        Probably the main reason that I buy this soap however is that as well as being a good soap it is also really reasonable and I usually buy mine when poundland have them in and I can pick up a couple of bars for a pound. I think this is really good for a branded soap that is actually pretty decent too.

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        07.04.2013 07:50
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        Good quality soap :)

        I bought three of these soaps, and I use them all for similar, but different purposes. One I keep by the kitchen sink for washing my hands after preparing a meal eg handling meat or fish, and the antibacterial soap prevents the spreading of salmonella and E coli germs.

        I also have a bar by the bathroom sink so that I and my fiancé (or visitors) can wash our hands when need be, and because the soap is antibacterial I am fully satisfied that there will not be any nasty germs lingering on my hands or being spread around my house. My hands always left feeling squeaky clean and soft after I have used the soap and the clean, fresh smell of the soap doesn't linger for too long on my skin.

        The other one I use in the bath. I have really, really sensitive skin and tend to use this instead of shower gel when my eczema is particularly bad. It is gentle, and helps prevent my eczema from becoming infected and cleans out any skin wounds that I have from scratching.

        Obviously it doesn't help with the itchiness, but it is a gentle way of cleaning my skin and it doesn't make my skin sting when I use it. I tend to just put it under the water until it is starting to melt a little then rub it over my skin or onto a flannel. The soap lathers up well and the consistency of it is smooth, quite thick but easy to rub over my skin without it feeling like its sticking to my skin like some soaps tend to do.

        I have had my three bars of this soap since the beginning of February and have used them all almost daily. They're quite small now and have nearly run out, so I will definitely be buying a couple more bars when I am next in Superdrug. I paid around a pound for each of my bars and I think each one was 100g when I first got them but I don't have the wrappers any more so I'm not sure.

        This soap is a great way to prevent the spreading of germs and it is also ideal if you have sensitive, temperamental skin as it is a lot more gentle than shower gels. It is not too heavily perfumed and it leaves my skin clean, soft, smooth and smelling fresh.

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        18.02.2013 16:09
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        Now a favourite of mine

        Every now and again l like to experiment and try different soaps for the bath or shower. Usually I prefer to use delicately perfumed soaps with added moisturisers and also soaps which are suitable and kind enough ot be use don't he face as well as the body. I sort of surprised myself the other week when I popped a bar of Dettol antibacterial soap into my wire basket as I was browsing around Home Bargains. The soap is a standard size (there were no larger or smaller ones to choose from) and it was only 69p so I decided to give it a go. I am one of those people who actually loves the smell of Dettol and so I was thinking that this soap might be a more subtle version of the liquid I use in and around the home.

        The packaging was familiar as the traditional Dettol packaging with the little Sword on the front and inside the soap is a pale yellow in colour and slightly curved in towards the middle. I suppose this makes it easier to keep hold of when in the bath or the shower and it means you don't drop it out of your wet hands so easily. I sniffed the soap but I couldn't say I was greeted with the familiar smell of what is known as Dettol.

        I left it in the shower and my husband was the first one to use it that night. He came downstairs afterwards and said that he 'loves that new soap' and asked me what it was. He doesn't usually comment when I change the soap in the bathroom or the shower room, so I was quite surprised he'd even noticed, to be honest.

        I also used it myself the same night and I've used it lots of times since. The bar is almost finished now and I am going to definitely go out to buy another one. This makes a really nice change to the perfumed Dove soap I usually use. It has a mild antiseptic smell to it but no way do I smell like I've been visiting a hospital ward when I've washed in this. I think the word Dettol on the front might actually put a lot of people off from using this soap as like me, they might be under the impression that it's going to be very medicated and antiseptic smelling.

        All I can say is that I feel very clean after I have used it. The smell is lovely and fresh and clean and not at all like a hospital, as I had been expecting, nevertheless, it's still a great fresh and clean smell. It also lathers exceptionally well and it has quite a creamy consistency to it, which I wasn't really expecting it to have. I was pleasantly surprised at this. It rinses off well under running water and it seems to be kind to my skin. My daughter had also used this soap and she suffers from eczema and it's still kind to her delicate skin and causes no irritation at all.

        Overall, it's just a great, fresh and clean smelling soap and I feel it makes a lovely change to the more traditional heavily perfumed soaps I have been fond of in the past. Highly recommended.

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        15.01.2013 14:34
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        If you can find it, get it.

        I was very surprised when I found one of these bars of antibacterial soap in poundland (For £1 if any of your were wondering). I knew that Dettol made some (rather poor) liquid soaps but never knew they also made the old-style soap bars.

        Because I did like the Dettol cleaning products very much, I decided to give their soaps another go and use this bar. I was presently surprised. The soap lathered up pretty quickly and had covered my hands in bubbles far faster than the liquid counterpart ever did. As stated on the packaging, it does have a nice fresh fragrance too which lasts on your hands for a few minutes or so (i didn't actually time how long it lasted - that would look quite strange).

        The fact that this old-style soap bar is antibacterial is the only reason I ever considered a soap bar. I will not use a soap bar any other time as they are practically useless, you pick up more from them than you actually get rid of.

        After using my hands felt clean and refreshed. We do not use this still in the house as it does appear to be difficult to find. I looked back in poundland and they do not appear to be there anymore. I have also looked in a couple of supermarkets and it isn't there either. But, if you do see it, buy it and give it a go!

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          04.01.2012 21:23

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          My skin is red,tight and very sore after using this product. It affected my skin after only one wash !! As I say "never again"

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          03.10.2011 15:20
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          A Surprisingly nice soap.

          I don´t know what you associate with Dettol but I think , for many of us, like me, it´s lumps and bumps at school or even worse at the hospital! With this in mind I was very surprised to be introduced to this very pleasant soap, by my Dad, which has all the good points of Dettol with none of the bad memories.

          My Mum and Dad are in their 80s and I try to spend as much time with them as possible. I was recently with them for a lovely long visit which is how I met Dettol bar soap. Dad favours,let us say, the more stringent types of soap for the shower that make you feel really clean so I was quite taken aback when, after having used a creamy yellow soap which left my skin feeling nice and moisturised for 3 or 4 days, I thought to ask him about it."What´s that nice soap in the shower Dad?" "Dettol" came the stern reply, "Go on with you," I replied in surprise. "No look, it has the little Dettol sword printed into the soap" And indeed it did!

          Dettol bar soap seems to appear in varying sizes, today I have seen 75g 100g and 125g versions. My "Original Antibacterial Soap", came in a smart green and white cardboard box but it is easy to spot in any of it´s guises as all the packaging has the green and white colours and the famous Dettol sword on the front. The bar states that it is antibacterial and contains agents that protect you from a wide range of unseen germs and leaves your skin clean and protected with a healthy, refreshed feeling. It also contains moisturising agents which more or less clinched it for me!

          Dettol power in the shower.

          The bar itself is a lovely pale yellow colour and slightly waisted in shape to prevent it doing a runner in the shower. It froths up nicely when applied to a sponge and has a fresh fragrance which in no way leaves you smelling like a hospital ward!, In fact it´s a nice scent for a morning shower and definitely finds a place in a household as a good everyday soap. It doesn´t dissolve into a gooey mass after use and feels gentle when used directly on your hands as it is dermatalogically tested. It is also by appointment to H M Queen Elizabeth II, I bet Prince Phillip uses it!.

          My opinion.

          I am now a Dettol convert and find this soap useful in the kitchen where I am confident that my hands will be hygienic after handling raw meat or after feeding the dog. It also meets with approval from the men of the household as a real soap that doesn´t smell flowery. So thanks to my Dad for this useful discovery.

          5 stars from me.

          Thanks for reading , this review may also be posted on Ciao under splishsplash

          Available widely at around 65p to 95p for the larger sizes at supermarkets and chemists.

          Produced by Reckitt Benkiser.

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            14.11.2010 10:25
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            Use to give your hands a really good 'clinical' clean

            Dettol has always been synonymous with killing germs, normally through the use of its antibacterial disinfectant products. So a few years ago when I found out that they also had an antibacterial soap, I thought it would be useful to have around the house.

            My main concern at the time was when we had the puppies in the house and were training them to do their 'business' out in the garden, but occasionally we would end up with an 'accident' in the house. When we cleaned up the mess and wanted to give our hands a really good clean afterwards, we didn't really trust ordinary soap to do the job properly, and hence, we would often splash some undiluted Dettol on our hands to give them a really good scrub to kill any germs. Hence, the idea of combining this splash of Dettol into a soap bar was quite appealing.

            When we first bought this soap a few years back, I think it was something like 65p for a 125g bar, and looking around the web, that seems to be the sort of standard price that it is today. The packaging is a mixture of green and white with the Dettol word and logo across it and the words 'anti-bacterial soap' lower down. What is really interesting is that neatly tucked away discretely on one corner is the royal seal, which means that the soap has the royal seal of approval - an approval that is not given lightly - and hence, this soap must be good to achieve that standard.

            The soap itself is a sort of clear light yellow in colour and there are a number of typical soap ingredients included within this Dettol product. But probably most noteworthy is that it contains an active skin moisturiser which means it's not going to be bad for your hands by drying your skin out like some other soaps might do. Obviously being an antibacterial soap, the front of the packet sets the claim that it kills bacteria, and to keep up with the modern day health fears, on the back of the packet it also lists that the soap gives protection from bacteria, including E.Coli and Salmonella.

            Now my previous experience with the Dettol disinfectant liquid always reminded me of that strong clinical smell, and that strong smell was an initial concern that I thought I might have with this soap. But that was not to be the case because there is no such strong smell with this product. Instead, it has what I consider to be a light scented fragrance that is not at all unpleasant - not quite clinical, but not quite all scented flowers like other soaps. Just somewhere in between.

            Using the soap, it seems to lather up very well, which is probably an indication that it contains a fair amount of moisture. You can normally tell this fact because on cheaper soaps where the moisture is minimal, they are difficult to lather and they will start to crack and split over time, and the soap will draw the moisture out of your hands leaving your skin dry.

            However, with the more expensive soaps (where this Dettol soap sits), there is more moisture included in the end product. Hence, the soap is slightly softer and won't readily dry out and split. It also means that the soap is less likely to draw the moisture out of your skin, meaning that your skin remains softer. But more importantly, a softer soap means that it will lather up easier, and hence this Dettol soap lathers up well.

            Admittedly we don't use this soap on a regular daily basis for everyday cleaning of our hands. For that we just use ordinary soap. But this Dettol soap does sit in a dish in the downstairs bathroom, and when we do need to give our hands a 'clinical' clean, it is there readily available for the task. And after a few years of use, we have now complaints about it. It is easy to use, it seems to clean our hands well, and no-one has suffered any ill effects to their skin or body through using it.

            In summary, having this soap in your house is like having a solidified version of the ever popular Dettol antibacterial disinfectant, but in a bar form. So if you really want to give your hands a really good anti-bacterial clean, you can't really go wrong with this Dettol Antibacterial Soap.

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              14.11.2010 10:04
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              A great smelling soap from Dettol

              Unfortunately, when it comes to toiletries and fragrances I am extremely weak-willed, particularly as I have bags upon bags of shower gels, bubble baths and soaps etc in the back of my wardrobe, which I tend to hoard. A product that I absolutely adore for using on my face is Dettol Anti-bacterial Soap, which is manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Ltd and this review discusses my experience of using the product.

              APPEARANCE OF THE PACKAGING

              The soap is presented to us in a single bar, which weighs 125g and measures approximately 9 cm in length, 6 cm in width and 2½ cm in depth, so we receive a good sized bar for our money. The thick paper packaging is considerably appealing with its' colours of green and white, which immediately makes me think clean and fresh. The familiar Dettol sword logo and trademark is situated off-centre and on the upper left hand side is the Royal Crest, by Appointment to Her Majesty. On the lower right hand corner is an image of the palm of a hand together with the words "Dermatologically Tested". I would point out that the appearance of my bar differs slightly from the photograph provided by Dooyoo.

              WHY DID I PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT?

              I have previously purchased Dettol Anti-bacterial soap, but unfortunately, had not been able to find it again in the shops for a long period of time, as it seems that the major supermarkets do not stock this product. Whilst out shopping a couple of months ago I was delighted to locate it in Superdrug, which resulted in me purchasing half a dozen bars. What I favour with this soap is that it is anti-bacterial as well as being caring for the skin.

              THE SOAP

              Whilst I am not a great fan of the aroma of medical products I absolutely adore the scent of Dettol, as in my opinion it is extremely clean and fresh. The soap is easily removed from the outer packaging by undoing one of the side flaps and simply sliding out the bar. As you would probably expect from the outer packaging, the appearance of the soap is refreshing and is presented to us in a calming light yellow and etched in the centre on the upper section of the bar is the Dettol sword logo and trademark.

              The soap lathers fairly quickly when it makes contact with water and feels very soft, rich and luxurious. On the rear of the packaging we are advised that the soap contains an active skin moisturiser and this is clearly evident, as both my hands and face always feel soft and smooth without any dry patches. We are informed that this product kills and gives protection from bacteria including E.coli and Salmonella.

              MY OPINION

              This is an absolutely beautiful soap and now that I've discovered it again I will continue to use it due to its' fresh and clean fragrance and the fact that it kills bacteria. I generally favour pump dispenser soaps throughout my home, particularly as they're easier to use when your hands are dirty. Consequently, whilst this is an anti-bacterial soap I do not use it in the kitchen, as I found that when I needed to wash my hands after a spot of gardening bits of dirt were sticking to the soap, so it's only used in my bathroom where you will also find another brand soap pump dispenser.

              A real positive with this soap is that it does not turn soggy when placed in your soap dish, as there is nothing worse when a bar of soap turns to a mushy pulp! I am happy to report that I have never suffered any adverse effects from using this product, which is a huge bonus for me, particularly as I experience major problems with my hands during the winter months where the skin tends to split and bleed. The soap easily rinses away and always leaves both my hands and face feeling soft and smooth.

              INGREDIENTS

              There is a long list of ingredients displayed on the reverse of the packet and due to its' length I do not intend providing them in this review.

              PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

              As previously stated, I have been unable to locate this product in any of the supermarkets, which I find a little strange, particularly as Dettol is one of the leading brand names. However, Superdrug regularly stock this soap where you can purchase a 125g bar for 75p.

              I cannot recommend this product highly enough and consequently, it receives 5 stars from me.

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

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                10.11.2010 15:26
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                A nice bar of soap to keep in the bathroom or kitchen

                I was wandering around my local cheap shop at the weekend and I spotted Dettol Antibacterial Soap. They were selling two 125g bars for £1.00. I hadn't seen this soap for years and it reminded me of when I was little and my mum used to make me wash my hands with this after we had cleaned the rabbit and guinea pigs hutches out. I picked a couple of bars up.

                The packaging doesn't seem to have changed all that much over the years its still pretty much as I remember it. The wrapper is mainly green and white. It has a green circle on the front with the Dettol sword logo in it. There's also a green band with the words, Antibacterial Soap, written in it. Above this it says fresh fragrance. I assume this is new from when I used it because I'm sure it used to smell of Dettol. The wrapper also has the royal crest on it and tells us that Dettol soap will give you hygienically clean skin.

                The back of the pack gives the ingredients, and advises that Dettol soap kills bacteria such as E coli and Salmonella. The soap also contains an active moisturiser. Dettol soap is meant to kill 99% of harmful germs.

                I was surprised when I unwrapped the soap to see it was a yellow colour, I'm sure I remembered it being white. The soap doesn't really have what I call a "fresh fragrance". Its got a clean, slightly medical smell to it.

                When I washed my hands with this soap I was pleasantly surprised, the bar lathers up quickly and produces a thick creamy lather that leaves my hands feeling clean and, I like to think, germ free. I think the medical smell helps me to feel its actually working.

                The soap cleans off nicely after use, I just run it under the tap, and leaves no mess in the soap dish. It hasn't gone slimy or cracked either.

                I cant honestly say I noticed an active moisturising ingredient as I used it, not like Dove soap, but I have had soaps that have dried my hands out worse than this one.

                Overall I'm pleased I bought the Dettol soap, it wasn't quite as I remembered it but it is just as good. Although I got mine from the pound shop Dettol is available from chemists and supermarkets. Its roughly 70pence for a 125g bar.

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                  02.11.2010 11:21
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                  A practical solution to handwashing

                  While Dettol is a household name most closely associated with household cleaning products and disinfectants, they also produce a range of antibacterial washes for personal use. At the least glamourous end of their range is this pretty old-fashioned solution to fighing germs, an antibacterial soap bar.

                  Personally, much as I love treating myself to luxurious body care products, there is something appealing about good old soap. Regardless of what I have used to wash my face and body, I never feel properly clean unless I have used a bar of soap to wash under my armpits! I just don't have the same confidence in shower gels or body washes to give me that clean feeling under there.

                  Dettol antibacterial soap, however, would not be my first choice for daily use, if I'm totally honest. This is my husband's choice of soap and I think this is a product that will appeal more to men than most women. There is nothing sexy or luxurious about this soap - it is purely a functional product. The packaging is bland and clinical looking, featuring the trademark Dettol sword more commonly associated with floor cleaner! The soap has the traditional bar shape and, after a number of uses, starts to dry out and crack - reminding me of those cheap soaps that used to be provided at primary school and in public toilets! This is not a soap that screams out 'luxury'!

                  It is quite a cheery yellow colour but the fragrance reinforces the impression that this is a practical old-fashioned soap. The scent is undeniably a traditional soapy smell but there is an underlying medicinal fragrance. From the colour, I'd expect more of a lemony smell but there is no such unnecessary fragrance here. I'm not overly keen on the scent but it is fairly inoffensive and isn't strong enough to be really dislikeable. Fortunately, it doesn't linger for too long on the hands or body either and the overall smell left behind is just a clean, freshly washed scent.

                  So why have I used it then? Well, purely for practical reasons. The soap is antibacterial, killing bacteria such as E-Coli and Salmonella. When I was packing my Labour bag, ready to go into hospital to give birth, I was worried about the standard of cleanliness there. (The hospital I was going to had a bad reputation and an outbreak of hospital acquired infections a few years ago.) I think things have improved a lot but I still packed an unopened bar of this soap in my bag for my hands (along with a more appealing bottle of bath soak for my body!) I thought this was a more practical option to carry instead of liquid handwash although, on reflection, one of those mini pump bottles of handwash would have been ideal as I was actually only in hospital for a few hours.

                  Despite having dry, sensitive skin this soap didn't irritate or dry my hands, even where I have patches of broken skin between some of my fingers. I now use this soap for handwashing every day, particularly after changing nappies which I do very frequently! I also like to use it on my armpits and like the reassurance that it is leaving me clean and fresh under there! I wouldn't want to use this on my face particularly and prefer facial wash or Dove cleansing bars for this area. I think Dettol soap is best suited for men because of its functional appearance and fairly masculine scent. My other half uses this on a daily basis on his face and body. He has a tendency towards greasy skin and has occasional outbreaks of spots (even at 37!) Since he's been using Dettol soap on a regular basis, I must admit his skin doesn't seem to be so greasy and he hasn't really suffered from any zits! I think the antibacterial qualities of this soap has helped to keep his skin under control and eliminate the germs that help spots to flourish.

                  The soap is relatively economical, costing 79p for a single bar, which seems to last for ages. (Although, as I've said, it doesn't look particularly attractive after a while!) For anybody wanting an alternative to liquid handwashes for any reason and looking for function over fragrance and foam, this would be a suitable option.

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                    An oldie and a goodie!

                    I don't know how long this soap has been available, it has the royal seal of approval so it's probably an older product than we all realise! I first started buying it in 1999, I actually remember buying my first bar as it was when my now eleven year old daughter was a weedy prem baby. She was underweight and very sickly (wouldn't believe it looking at her now!) so I bought antibacterial soap to help keep my hands extra clean while she was so small and vulnerable.

                    I've bought other soaps since, obviously, as this might be a healthy soap but it's not very special to use, unlike my beloved Lush soaps. When I had my third baby in 2007 I spotted this in Boots, and remembering the need for hand hygiene when you have a newborn started buying it again. Around this time we moved house and gained a half sized downstairs bathroom, so now I constantly have Dettol Antibacterial Soap in there and keep my more special stuff for upstairs.

                    Dettol soap doesn't have a girly fragrance, in fact I wouldn't call the medicinal smell of this soap a fragrance at all. It's fresh and clean smelling with a definite clinical feel, the soap itself is quite hard so it won't melt into a gooey mess the minute you leave the bar in a spot of water.

                    I love the lather I can get off this soap, you have to rub it against your skin to produce the lather and although you won't get masses of bubbles the layer you do get will be thick and luxurious. The soap feels instantly cleansing, something that can be put down to both the clean smell and cleansing action of the bar. My skin always feels spotless after I have washed with Dettol soap and although you can't actually feel the antibacterial properties, I can honestly say that you skin will definitely feel cleaner than if you had washed with standard soap.

                    The bar claims to kill 99.9% of harmful bacteria, and having used the soap for more than ten years I can't see any reason to doubt this. None of us have had any major illnesses in this time, but I can't possibly tell whether we would have if I'd never discovered Dettol soap!

                    Over the years the packaging has changed but the actual soap is still the same. I've always loved the fact that it moisturises my skin as I'm washing and leaves it feeling soft and smooth, I can feel a physical difference in the condition of the skin on my hands after using Dettol uninterrupted for a while.

                    70p from anywhere that sells soap.

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                      A very good antibacterial soap bar!

                      When I purchase antibacterial soaps it is almost always in pump handwash form but recently I spotted bars of Dettol antibacterial soap on offer in Poundland priced at two bars for a pound, with Dettol being a very good name I decided to give these a go.

                      There are no frills or fancy advertising with this soap it is just a very practical antibacterial soap that does a very good job of washing even the dirtiest of skin and leaves you dirt free and germ free.

                      The soap has a very medical smell which I found very comforting but my wife didn't really like, the bar does not melt quickly under the tap and it dries out very quickly so as not to go all soppy in the soap dish.

                      I would highly recommend this soap to others and I can confirm that even though I do get trouble with my skin drying out I did not get that from this soap at all.

                      I do still prefer pump soaps as you obviously have to rinse this after use or it is left with your dirt and grime on it which you don't get with pump soaps but as I am the only one using this in my house I don't have a problem with that.

                      I have found that the normal price for this is 70p per bar and I am not sure if I would purchase it at that price with some of the good pump soaps on offer but at two bars for a £1 it is great value and I recommend it highly.

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                      18.11.2009 22:24
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                      "Dettol Antibacterial Soap" is a bar soap produced by Dettol. It is a medium size bar weighing in at 125g and is widely distributed as "Fresh Fragrance". I am able to regularly find single bars at my local Morrisons supermarket and Savers drug store for less than one pound.

                      I am someone with particularly sensitive skin so soap is usually a hassle for me. Most of the antibacterial soaps in Britain leave me feeling extremely dry and my skin is prone to cracking and itching because of this. I'm pleased to note that, while this is certainly no gourmet milk soap, Dettol does adequately care or my skin during washing. My skin does still become slightly dry after using this product, but the redness and irritation is much less apparent in comparison to other brands. The added bonus of being branded antibacterial is another plus and gives me a bit more reassurance that my skin has been throughly cleaned.

                      The bar itself is a pale yellow colour which is somewhat similar to a summertime lemonade. The fragrance is anything but sweet and lovely. It's not that the scent is repugnant but the bar does seem to exhume a sort of disinfectant smell similar to their brand of all purpose cleaners. Luckily for me, as I can be quite irritated by heavily scented products, the Dettol soap fragrance is kept to a minimum and doesn't overwhelm the sinuses during washing. By the time I exit the shower, the scent is long gone and doesn't remain on my skin or towel after drying off. Any smells which were on my body previously are removed and I'm given a sort of odourless neutral state until the next time I bathe.

                      The packaging is a bit generic in design and features a large Dettol logo to the left with various white and green accents to the right. The font work is generally large enough to read at an arm's distance but some of the smaller text, such as the ingredients and the declaration under the Royal Seal of England, require closer inspection. It is nonetheless immediately identifiable by the familiar Dettol logo and I'm able to spot it reasonably quickly on a shelf full of other soaps.

                      Dettol Antibacterial Soap provides me with an economical wash which leaves me feeling clean though a bit on the dry side. The product does claim to have an active moisturizer but it may not be strong enough for my skincare needs. I would happily recommend this product to those with normal skin types but those with more sensitive needs may want to look elsewhere.

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                      MRRP: £0.80
                      Ingredients: Active Ingredient Chloroxylenol B.P. 0.5%. Also Contains Pine Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow Pigment, Soap Base Palmate, Sodium Palm.

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                        12.08.2009 09:29
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                        Fantastic soap that does the job well

                        It seems that in the current world, we are kind of obsessed or if bombarded about our efforts to keep clean and "kill bacteria". I have always seen having a bath or shower as a chance to become fresh and clean, which would probably classify me as a clean freak. I find it hard to "function" properly if I don't take a shower after going out or simply after cleaning stuff.

                        I have been using the Dettol Antibacterial Soap for quite a while now, I must admit that Dettol has been one of the brands which I have used regularly, therefore I always see a sense of quality and excellence in their products. The fact that the Dettol brand was labelled made me literally feel that this soap was the ultimate in killing bacteria and removing germs, now this appealed to me because I could never really lie down and relax if I knew that that I was still full of germs from going out.

                        The packaging of the product is certainly effective in terms of its aesthetic qualities which makes it appealing to buyers. Although I had purchased this product because I trusted the dettol brand, I felt that in the event that I did not know much about the brand, I would still do so anyway, just based on the packaging. It is covered in a mixture of light and dark green which gave quite a colour contrast, the Dettol logo was placed on the left side.

                        Once I opened it, I was greeted by a nice but not overwhelming smell which was pleasant. The soap was in the form of a rectangular shape with the company logo placed in the centre. The colour is slightly lighter yellow, which is a reasonable colour for a soap.

                        I particularly like to use this product after sweating excessively, because after you use it and come out of the shower, you just feel refreshed and you don't get the unpleasant smell of body odour anymore.

                        I have also started using it whilst cooking, particularly before and after preparing meat, because I wanted to make sure that I really got the nasty stuff cleaned away in case getting ill as a result of not doing so.

                        Overall, I feel that this product is an exceptional choice to killing bacteria and germs at a low price too, at less than 70 pence per bar, it's a small price to pay for making sure you stay clean and hygienic.

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