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Dettol Antibacterial Soap
Member Name: jipp05
Dettol Antibacterial Soap
Advantages: Good value, smell, cleaning
Disadvantages: Slightly harsh
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.
Summary: A good soap thats also good value