Product Type: Morning Household Cleaning
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Morning Fresh Washing Up Liquid
Member Name: MarcoG
Morning Fresh Washing Up Liquid
Advantages: It's a nice colour
Disadvantages: It's not as good as Fairy
When you've been courting a product for some time, you get to know it very well. You grow fond of the way it works, the effect it has in your life and the way it does its job so effortlessly. Quite often though, you don't notice any of this, until you move it out of the way for a different product. It's the old adage, you don't know what you've got until it's gone. Well, this is how I felt about my beloved Fairy, after I used "Morning Fresh" washing up liquid, produced PZ Cussons. It is crap. Well, that's not fair, it's ok, but in comparison to Fairy, it's crap.
I like a good smelling washing up liquid, it makes the chore a much more pleasant activity - and lets your nose revel in delight at the aromatic vapours dancing around your nostril hair. Morning Fresh does smell nice, but in a generic citrus way. The smell is welcoming and indeed fresh. Bizarrely there is an image of a dandelion clock on the front of the bottle - which I find rather odd, because to the best of my knowledge such a little flower doesn't have any scent? The words "Original Fresh" are emblazoned alongside the flower too - I suppose having a non-scented flower on the front of a scented product is quite original.
The bottle is an average design and fits in your hand nicely, in much the same way that most washing up liquid bottles do. The popper cap, is sturdy and secure and I've not known it to leak if the bottle topples over. Always handy I find - when you buy a product and it manages to stay in the confines of its packaging. The liquid is a bright, lurid green colour, to look like the perfect accessory to have in Kermit's house.
My biggest bug bare about this product is the viscosity. It is really thin. So much so, I nearly wasted about a sixth of the bottle just by turning it upside down and giving it a squeeze - naively expecting it to have the same thickness as Fairy (I've got a review of Fairy liquid, so take a look if you're an eager beaver wanting to know more about my thoughts on the wonders of washing up). The best thing about Fairy's viscosity, is that a little goes a long, long way. With this, you get very little mileage. I've nearly finished a bottle and I bought it 3 weeks ago. It's so thin, that it goes into the sponge and water and virtually disappears, you have to work hard to make the bubbles and suds appear - which is the best way to wash up, I find. The bottle claims that the liquid also contains "sparklex", whatever that is. All I can work out is that Sparklex is a made up marketing term, which really means "it's just the same as your average washing up liquid, but we want you to think it superior. So we've done that by creating this magical ingredient (sometimes known as Aqua) called Sparklex, which is super duper at making your dishes and glasses sparkle and gleam"...but of course, you can make anything sparkle and clean with enough elbow grease!
As far as skin sensitivity goes, I must admit I haven't noticed a real problem. I usually have very dry hands anyway, so I can't say I noticed an increase or decrease in the softness of my hands.
I bought the "better value" bottle on offer, for £1.50 at a local shop. For the 675ml you're getting, I will be paying the extra in future for a product offering me better value for money...i.e. FAIRY!
Thanks for reading :)
© MarcoG 2012
Summary: Unless you love the colour green, I wouldn't buy this product. Buy Fairy, it's much better
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