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Fairy Clean and Care Aloe Vera and Cucumber
Member Name: angelboouk
Fairy Clean and Care Aloe Vera and Cucumber
Date: 24/06/13, updated on 24/06/13 (50 review reads)
Advantages: quality, effective, soft hands, long lasting, not much effort needed on my part
Disadvantages: smells like bubble bath
~Aloe Vera and Cucumber~
The Aloe Vera and Cucumber washing up liquid is part of the 'Clean and Care' range offered by Fairy. There are four products in this range.This washing up liquid is formulated with the grease busting benefits of regular Fairy but also contains a touch of Olay to leave your hands feeling soft and smooth.
This washing up liquid is presented in a slim, curvy bottle made from clear, durable plastic. A flip top lid allows for easy pouring and the labels on the bottle offer the important product information. The bottle can be recycled. The lime green liquid is visible through the bottle and it looks quite nice.
~Where To Buy~
This particular washing up liquid can be bought from supermarkets and stores such as Wilkos. Expect to pay around £1.50 for a 433ml bottle. Tesco currently has a '2 for £2.00' offer on Fairy products.
I favour the Fairy brand when it comes to buying washing up liquids. I normally opt for the regular Fairy scents but decided to try the Clean and Care range. I originally bought the purple one (silk orchid I think it is called) but on my last purchase from Tesco, I bought a bottle of the regular lemon and also a bottle of this Aloe and Cucumber washing up liquid.
I personally hate doing the dishes but we do not have space nor can be afford a dishwasher so needs must! The liquid itself is a pearlescent, lime green colour and looks quite thick and substantial within the bottle. It pours very quickly through the cap and I find that not a lot is needed per use. I normally place all the dishes in the basin after use and fill with hot, soapy water to soak for a short while. On contact with hot water, this washing liquid produces a decent amount of soft, creamy bubbles which reminds me of bubble bath more than a washing up liquid especially as the water turns rather cloudy and milky.
I like the scent of this washing up liquid but again, it reminds me of a bubble bath or shower product which I feel is down to the addition of the Olay. The scent is fresh and clean but quite mild with the cucumber being the most prominent scent that my nose can pick up on. The bubbles last well in the basin and by the time I have returned to the kitchen after a short while, most food residue has slipped off the dishes and they can be rinsed easily and left to dry. I find that this washing up liquid is effective are remove grease and food marks with ease and without much input for me.
I personally choose to leave things to soak but to be fair, you don't need to leave them long with the Fairy solution on them. It gets to work quickly. I find that it doesn't just work well on plates and cutlery but also pots, pans and baking trays. I soak my slow cooker pot in it and it removes all dried on food with ease. If I am in a rush, I can easily pour this onto a damp scourer pad or cloth and apply neat to the dishes before rinsing.
I have been impressed by how well this performs as a washing up liquid. It is just as good as the original Fairy in my opinion. Any soapy residue is rinsed away from dishes without any hassle and my dishes, cups, pots etc are left sparkling clean. I find that my hands so feel lovely and soft after washing the dishes. I have sensitive hands and this is a very gentle washing up liquid. The addition of the Olay is great as it leaves my hands feeling moisturised and delicately scented.
My 433ml bottle is lasting well and I feel that you get a lot for your money with Fairy products. I like this one as it performs to a high standard and I don't need to scrub at the dishes to ensure they are free from food marks or grease. I do like the scent but it feels sort of 'out of place' in my kitchen and is more of a beauty product scent. For that reason, I do prefer the other scents offered by Fairy but I would happily buy this again if it was on offer.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a lovely washing up liquid but not my favourite