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      20.11.2012 11:54
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      Doesn't live up to Fairy's standards

      Doing the daily household chores is never fun, but I hate to have dirty dishes lying around so I do a lot of washing up. I hadn't heard of the Surcare brand before but I decided to give this washing up liquid a try because it sounded nice and natural without any harsh additives. It is available from most supermarkets with the RRP of 88p for a 450ml bottle.

      Product description: "With our hands exposed to the elements daily, it can be difficult to maintain the balance of the precious skin that covers them. With no added perfumes or dyes, Surcare washing up liquid is perfect for those looking for great cleaning without harsh chemicals. Suitable for sensitive skin."

      This washing up liquid comes in a white plastic bottle with a flip top lid. Inside there is a small spout that allows you to dispense the washing up liquid by squeezing on the sides of the bottle. I prefer to have a clear bottle so you can see the level of product inside easily and you always know how much you have left. The liquid itself is completely colourless and does not contain any added perfumes or dyes.

      To use, you simply add to a bowl of running hot water. I had wondered if this washing up liquid would match up to other more well-known brands but it appeared to be very good to start with and created a nice mass of bubbles from only a reasonably small measure of liquid. The bubbles last very well and I'll still have a bowl full of foam by the time I've finished doing the washing up, which is great as I still get the full cleaning power for the whole time that I'm washing. I was impressed that this liquid was really effective at getting my dishes clean. It worked quickly without requiring any excessive amount of scrubbing. The negative side to this seems to be that the dishes must be rinsed after washing. When I have not completely rinsed the dishes, they seem to have a weird stringy residue form on them which is quite unpleasant and means that they aren't as clean as they looked at first and need to be rinsed and/or washed again.

      This washing up liquid is marketed as being suitable for sensitive skins, but I actually had more problems with it affecting my skin than I do usually. I found that after washing up with this liquid the skin on my hands felt dried out and I would always have to apply hand lotion straight away to get my moisture levels topped up again. Most of the time I wear nail polish, but on a couple of occasions when I had removed the polish and not yet reapplied it, the liquid seemed to also dry my nails out and left them looking flakey and damaged, especially at the tips. I wasn't happy with this at all as I try to take the time and effort to look after my skin and nails and this did not live up to its claims. I also really noticed the lack of fragrance and felt that this made it less enjoyable to use. I really like scented products and missed this while I was using the Surcare washing up liquid.

      Overall, I cannot recommend Surcare washing up liquid. It does clean effectively but requires thorough rinsing and I would recommend wearing rubber gloves while using this to avoid the drying effect that it had on my skin and nails. I'll be going back to the mainstream brands and sticking with them from now on!

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        06.09.2012 16:37
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        sensitive, fragrance free washing up liquid

        I always like to stick to a natural washing up liquid especially with me having really sensitive skin. I like to try different brands as I know there are so many out there that cater for skin like mine now. I have been using the Surcare laundry detergent and when I came across them doing a washing up liquid, I had to try it. I have only recently become familiar with this brand as my Tesco store stocks them but their detergent is great for my skin and with it being so good, I hoped their washing up liquid would be as good.

        APPEARANCE

        This washing up liquid comes in a white plastic bottle which is very simple looking and it has a label on the front. This label follows the Surcare branding by having a scene of the outdoors with a blue sky and green grass and in a bubble the Surcare logo. It states that it is free from perfumes and dyes and that it is fragrance free and it holds 450ml in this bottle which is a good size. On the reverse there is information on how to use this and safety information also clearly displayed.

        SURCARE WASHING UP LIQUID

        This washing up liquid looks very natural and it comes with a lot of instructions to make sure you are safe while using this. This washing up liquid should be kept out of reach of children and kept away from eyes, if it does come into contact with them then rinse with water. Hands should be rinsed and dried after use and people with sensitive skin or damaged should avoid using this for a long time and lasts to not consume this product, if so then seek medical advice urgently.

        To start with, this liquid is clear in colour, no bright colours, this doesn't bother me at all but maybe some people like a vibrant and colourful washing up liquid. This also really is fragrance free it smells slightly of chemicals but nothing other than that, I don't mind this also. Now, it does have a very runny consistency, I have noticed this as when I tip this onto a sponge a lot always comes out but now that I know this I just tip it lightly and get a small 2p sized amount if I am washing a lot of dishes otherwise a 5p amount will do.

        Once I run my sponge under hot water, this lathers up so well, it creates so many more bubbles than other washing up liquid I have used. This is great as my dishes are getting a good clean, I like that this lathers up so easily as I can get cleaning dishes really thoroughly. I don't wear any gloves and I have sensitive skin and I find I suffer from no irritation after using this as it is that gentle. It does work very well this washing up liquid and when on my sponge it lasts a while before I top it up.

        In terms of washing up liquid, I am pleased with this product, it cleans my dishes well and it doesn't hurt my hands. It foams up very well and what I like the most is that you don't need to use too much so it lasts a lot longer. This being fragrance and colour free does suit me but some people may feel like they are missing out. Really, if you suffer from sensitive skin then this is great for you but if you don't then you can get away with using other fun scented washing up liquid.

        INGREDIENTS: Surcare Washing Up Liquid contains amongst other ingredients:15-30% Anionic Surfactants, Less than 15% Non-Ionic Surfactants, Amphoteric Surfactants, Also contains: Dimethylol Glycol.

        COST

        This is available to buy from all supermarkets, I got this on offer at my local Asda store for just 90p for the 450ml bottle which is great, it is normally 95p but still cheap.

        The official Surcare website is http://www.surcare.co.uk/.

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          20.07.2012 23:41
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          The best option if you care about what products you use, and the impact they have on your body.

          Surcare is, without doubt, the best washing up liquid on the market. Its totally affordable - indeed more often than not its the cheapest washing up product in the supermarket. It's totally fragrance and dye free, which means it has no smell, or radio-active bright green colour - and this is in essence why I think Surcare is so great - it truely is great for your skin.

          Industrially manufactured fragrances are BAD - until the 20th century fragrances were 100% natural, but the advent of the chemical generation means that 95% of fragrances are synthetic - and largely made from petroleum - with scary links to causing different cancers and causing skin sensitivities. Anything that you buy today that smells - but is not made with 100% natural essential oils is likely to be synthetic - and the impact it can have on you is huge. Think about how much of everything you buy these days has a scent - and this is why we need to buy carefully and minimise the risk.

          So why is Surcare great? It does the washing up - you get a good foam and it does what it needs to. It doesn't smell, but then do you need washing up liquid to have a smell? It also won't harm your skin, or overload your body with yet another chemical product.

          We are so often brainwashed these days to think we need smelly things to cover up our own smells (fabreeze is such a great example!) when in reality, we need something to help us clean, and Surcare is the healthiest washing up liquid there is. Even Ecover, which appears to be such a green brand uses synthetic fragrances - so whilst they may make sure there product has minimal impact on the environment, it sadly could have a far more negative effect on you.

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          16.04.2012 21:11
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          A very good washing up liquid for those with sensitive skin

          Through buying cheaper washing liquids recently, I have found that Fairy really isn't any better (in my opinion anyway). Therefore I will happily buy cheaper brands now, and if I have never heard of them before, then all the better.

          This was the case when I saw this washing up liquid from Surcare in the supermarket last week. I had never heard of this range before, but having looked it up, they do a range of products such as detergent and fabric conditioner. Surcare's products are non-biological, and free from dyes and perfumes. I think this is a great idea, and it's a shame that more brands perhaps don't do this. I personally don't have issues with cleaning products irritating my skin, but many people do so it'd be nice if this range became better known and more widely available for their benefit.

          PACKAGING
          Surcare washing up liquid comes in a white plastic bottle in the usual curvy shape. It has a white plastic flip-top lid, and a fairly plain blue and white label on the front with a picture of a grassy meadow on it. The packaging is very simple which I feel reflects the 'pureness' of this product. The washing up liquid comes in a 450ml bottle, which is the only size available.

          USAGE
          The liquid itself is clear and gel-like. When squeezing it into the sink or washing up bowl, it can be hard to see how much you have squeezed out as you cannot really see it. However I found that this created lots of bubbles, even by using just a couple of squirts of liquid. I used this on regular dishes such as mugs and cutlery, and its cleaning ability was perfect. I also used this on pots and pans that had tougher stains to shift. Again this worked well, and removed all traces of grease in the frying pan.

          The bubbles lasted for the duration of my washing up, and when I used this without putting rubber gloves on, I did find that the bubbles felt lovely and soft, as did my hands. It made me think of the Fairy Liquid slogan "Now hands that do dishes can feel soft as your face"... maybe Surcare should steal that phrase off them!

          SCENT
          Because this is free for perfumes, obviously there is no smell from Surcare. The last time I bought washing up liquid, I used Morning Fresh and I loved the way the scent of it filled my kitchen when I was using this. Because Surcare is unfragranced, you do not get this effect. The first time I used it, I did find it a bit odd as I am so used to pouring hot water onto washing up liquid and immediately being hit with the fragrance, but now I barely even notice that there is anything different about Surcare.

          ADVANTAGES
          Obviously this is perfect if you suffer from skin ailments such as eczema or psoriasis. I assume that most people use rubber gloves when doing the washing up, but if not, you can at least be assured that Surcare is going to be gentle on your skin. I think this range, for example the washing powders, would be perfect for people with children who are worried about skin irritations or allergies.

          PRICE
          This cost 90p for 450ml. I think this is a real bargain, especially as if I hadn't known the price, I would automatically have assumed this would be dearer due to its non-biological nature.

          WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
          Yes, without a doubt!

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          08.12.2011 12:48

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          Great all round product

          Surcare washing up liquid is designed for those people who are prone to sensitive skin and possibly irritated by normal washing up liquids such as Fairy. It comes in a 500ml white hard plastic bottle and the one I bought was from Sainsburys and cost about £1.

          It is totally unperfumed and gentle and kind to the skin in my personal opinion and also has been dermatologically tested so you know its' going to be okay for the majority of people with sensitive skins.
          The bottle has a flip top lid and you don't really need a great deal to produce some impressive and long lasting bubbles. It works just as well as the leading brands at cleaning dishes and is great for soaking things in and getting off stubborn marks I always find.

          It leaves a great streak free finish but I think I do prefer a bit of perfume to my washing up liquid and this was the only thig that let this down for me personally.

          Surcare also make a range of laundry products which we have also used and these are also very good at getting clothes clean without leaving any itchiness or irritation to the skin.

          The consistency of this liquid is impressively thick and a little does go a long way so a bottle will last you a long time.

          I do like it but I prefer my washing up liquid to be perfumed but if my hands are going through a particularly senstive patch then I will always opt to use this liquid as it is so kind and gentle.

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          16.09.2011 11:40
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          A very good cleaning product that is kind to delicate skin.

          I have a very sensitive skin and anything that has perfume or harsh ingredients plays havoc with it! As you can imagine, washing dishes is something I have to be careful with as a result.

          When I first heard about Surcare I was pleased to have finally found a product that was perfume-free and kind to my skin but I have to admit to being skeptical about it's cleaning power. Anyway, I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised!

          The washing up liquid comes in a 450ml bottle with a flip lid which is easy to handle and store. You only need a small amount to get a good lather. It has a natural smell, with no added perfume and it is very gentle on the skin. It is very good with the dishes too, lathers well and and got all my washing-up squeaky clean in no time. Even really greasy tins came out gleaming. I was very impressed.

          It is slightly cheaper than the equivolent sized bottle of Fairy at 90p per bottle, but a bit more expensive than the really cheap brands.

          If you have a delicate skin and want a good washing up liquid that is kind to your hands, yet gives good cleaning, then give Surcare a try.

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          16.07.2011 00:28
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          A reasonably priced washing up liqud for sensitive skin.

          I love nothing more than sparkling dishes and it's mainly for this reason that I haven't been persuaded to purchase a dishwasher yet. I like to ensure that there are lots of soap spuds to clean my dishes with, I then rinse them before leaving them to dry naturally before packing them away.

          This washing liquid caught my eye in Sainsburys a few months ago and my main reason for purchasing it was because it was under £1.00 (around 95p) and there was not really any decent special offers on at the time. Also, the bottle caught my attention and I found myself wondering if part of the reason why I've got cracked skin lately is because of my washing up liquid. This liquid is designed to be mild and as it contains no perfumes or dyes it is ideal for people with sensitive skin, such as myself, also the lack of perfumes means that your washing up does not carry strong fragrances.

          This liquid comes in a white bottle but is actually colourless. It's very simple to use, like most liquids, just requiring you to run it under the tap to create a small amount of bubbles. I am able to put all my dishes in to soak using this liquid and it will help remove stubborn dried on or burnt on stains from plates, cutlery and ovenware.

          Overall I am very pleased with the quality of this liquid. This doesn't foam as much as other products and it doesn't have a perfumed smell, however, it does have a very light scent to it that's just a clean type of scent. The foam that is produced is ample and while it's not a lot it's not really a problem as enough is still produced to make me feel like I am giving my dishes a good clean. I have had no problems with my dishes not being clean and at least now they aren't hideously perfumed like some items have been in the past. I am pleased with the results of using this liquid and with the price of this product. I have found that I can wash up without gloves and I definitely am suffering with cracked skin less which could be down to this or an increase in using hand lotion it's hard to know for sure! Either way I am very pleased with the quality of this and I will definitely be purchasing this again.

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            23.04.2011 23:17
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            Good product with a place in the sensitive-skin market

            Anyone who knows me knows that I am always on the lookout for prodcuts which suit my skin. I have Eczema which is exacerbated by both chemicals and stress and breaks out pretty severely on my arms, legs and scalp. As much as I love a bargain, I will spend that little bit extra on something which suits my skin.

            I heard of Surcare from the Talk Eczema website; their products are made without perfumes or dyes and are great for sensitive skin. Their motto is that if your skin feels happy, so do you. They are dermatologically tested.

            The washing up liquid isn't that expensive- I managed to get it for 96p for 450ml at Tesco, which I thought was pretty good. The liquid itself is silky and soft and smells neutral and refreshing. I used the liquid without gloves, just to test it out, and I experienced no reaction. On the contrary, my hands were soft and undamaged after using the liquid.

            The cleaning power of the dishes was good. I must admit it took a bit more scrubbing than with something such as Fairy, however it worked and I was happy with the results on my dishes. I didn't have to use excessive amounts of the liquid and my dishes were not tainted with any sort of smell or grease.

            I would defnintely buy this product again, I love adding sensitive-skin products to my cleaning repertoire!

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            02.11.2010 00:01
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            A welcome alternative to the standard offering

            In our house, we share the household duties. I slavishly undertake all the chores my wife doesn't like doing and in the remaining time I suffer from exhaustion.

            One task which she undertakes which does seem to enjoy is the washing-up. She doesn't use a perfectly good built-in Neff dishwasher because she tells me she forgets its there! God, give me strength!

            Anyway, when it comes to washing up liquid, we don't really want our crockery smelling of apple or lemon or, worse still, that new purple floral smelling one. I have a very sensitive sense of taste (except in women) and I can always tell when she has used too much washing-up liquid and just left the coffee cups to drain. She always uses too much - it's the same with the bubbles in the bath.

            Anyway, quite by chance, she came back with this Surcare stuff last year sometime. She saw that it was especially suited for those with sensitive skin and like a lot of women she always had to wear rubber gloves. Not any more.

            Now the kitchen is no place for a lady to be wearing rubber, so I am pleased she has made the change. She has been buying this stuff ever since (I use it when washing the car as well, but don't tell on me, will you?) Now the hands that do dishes are as soft as your face with mild colourless Surcare.

            The product contains no dyes, is unperfumed, is dermatologically tested and dermatologically approved and has not been tested on animals, presumably because they don't use washing up liquid.

            It's pretty good stuff and my coffee cup no longer smells and tastes of things it shouldn't be smelling and tasting of. I like it to smell and taste of coffee.

            So, there we have it. If you haven't yet tried out, wait until it's on offer and give it a go.

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            29.04.2010 17:46
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            Good for sensitive souls.

            The last time I went shopping for washing up liquid, I noticed that Surcare wahing up liquid was on offer. I had never heard of it before, so I decided to give it a go.


            I have tried Surcare washing powder in the past, as it is specifically designed for people with sensitive skin and for washing babies clothes. I thought that this was a really good idea, as many people have bad skin reactions from washing powder. The washing up liquid follows the same basic idea. It is for designed not to irritate the skin. This seemed a bit odd to me. I suffer from eczema and buy unlined washing up gloves for household tasks. I wouldn't dream of washing up with my bare hands, so I'm not really sure who would benefit from this product. Besides which, when you wash up, the water is pretty hot, so even with a specialised liquid, your skin isn't really going to benefit by being plunged into scalding water!


            These points aside, Surcare is a decent washing up liquid. It doesn't lather up as much as the main brands, but I think that is because it probably contains less foaming agents, as they irritate skin. It certainly doesn't make the liquid any less effective, as it cleaned up my dishes and cutlery with ease.


            The liquid comes in a white plastic 450ml bottle, and unlike many liquids, you can't see the product inside. The packaging has a very "pure" look about it. The liquid itself is colourless, and doesn't really have much fragrance, apart from a very subtle soapy smell, that you can barely make out. The front of the bottle makes the following claims:

            No dyes

            Unpurfumed

            Dermatologically tested

            Dermatologist approved

            Suitable for sensitive skin

            The bottle also shows the logo of Talkeczema.com, who approve of this product.


            The bottle is recycleable. There are a couple of warnings on the back of the bottle, such as keep away from children, avoid contact with eyes, rinse hands after use, do not ingest, and, strangely, that people with sensitive skin should avoid prolonged contact with the product (!).


            I would buy this again if it was on offer, as it is a nice washing up liquid that does a good job of getting dishes clean. As you use sparingly, it also lasts several weeks. I am not brave enough to try using it without my protective gloves, so I have no idea whether it is good for people with sensitive skin.


            As I have said, I'm not sure of the practical use of this product, unless someone was really intolerant of wearing any kind of protective gloves, but I guess there must be a market for this product, or they wouldn't be selling it! I suppose a good use would be that people with allergies could use it as a general household cleaning liquid to clean surfaces in the home without having to wear gloves.

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              22.10.2009 11:35

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              Hello all - i just wanted to say that when i discovered this product i was amazed after years of buying hand cream in bulk i had overnight got soft and ok hand after washing up - now a query just recently my hand have seemed dry again after washing up and i wondered if a different ingrediant had been introduced its only a bit but its noticeable again -can anyone advise - thankyou

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              28.09.2009 15:27
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              Worth every penny!!

              Getting a bit fed up with the usual brightly coloured washing up liquids like Fairy, with the choice of fragrances like Pink Petals,Apples, Cleaneucalyptus and Cleanlime, the novelty has worn off and I want one that is all grown up and sensible!!

              So on spotting this on my Morrisons shelf it was just what I was looking for, as well as only being 66p, this didn't say that this was on a special offer or anything like that, so I don't know what the proper price is as this seems very cheap for such a good product.

              Now what caught my eye was the sensible packaging, in a white shiney plastic bottle (which is recycleable) with a pale blue label on the front saying Surcare sensitive. Even better than I thought as this has been developed specially for sensitive skin. Not that I suffer at the moment with sensitive hands, but I did do many years ago.So I know what that can feel like and the tenderness it can cause.

              Now this has a screw on flip top lid, which when held upside down allows a quick clear liquid to run out. It is quite runny compared to the usual Fairy that I usually use, and really doesn't seem to have any smell whatsoever.

              On pouring a little squirt into a bowl of hot water I am surprised how soapy and suddsy it gets and when putting a dish into soak for a while it removes all of the cooked on food.( I like to do this before placing into the dishwasher). I don't get through to much washing up liquid in general as I do use the dishwasher every day, so not needing much. It is good for the cats bowls and general bits that I've forgot to put in the dishwasher, so I will wash it buy hand and of course if you get your best glasses out for a red wine with your Sunday dinner they will need to be washed by hand.

              As well as making a lot of suds it did leave my hands feeling nice and not tight from the water. I would recommend that you use just a tiny amount as it does go a long way which is great for the pursestrings!

              On reading the back of the bottle I see that it say's that it hasn't been tested on animals which is good, also this washing up liquid has;

              ~~~No Dyes~~~
              ~~~Unperfumed~~~
              ~~~Dermatologically tested~~~
              ~~~Dermatologist approved~~
              ~~~Suitable for sensitive skin~~~


              So if you're not worried about having a brightly coloured bottle of washing up liquid then I strongly recommend this Surcare as it is very gentle on the skin and does make a change from all the highly fragranced bottles to choose from!

              I'll will be giving this a strong 5 stars as it is very good!

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                17.08.2009 21:39
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                Fantastic, works, cleans, great for ecsema and dermatitis sufferers

                This is the best washing up liquid I have used, as I suffer from eczema and dermatitis on my hands, i have to wear gloves but having a two year old running around while I'm trying to wash up sometimes it's not practical to wear the rubber gloves (they don't come off fast enough or I have to find a towel) so it is easier if I don't wear any, however all the washing up liquids give me an allergic reaction, I started using surecare when it was on an offer, and I haven't looked back it doesn't give me rash on my hands no allergic reaction no dry skin, it's absoloutly fantastic, not only does it do all that it actually works and cleans the dishes like a lot of them don't do if they say sensitive on them, not only this but there is an actual eczema helpline number on the back of the bottle, go and buy this washing up liquid and perhaps my local asda may bring it back as I've got most of my family using it now!!!!!

                UPDATE: The surecare washing up liquid in Tesco (which is generally very expensive in my view) is priced at £1.14 according to the web, I think when asda had it, it was a little cheaper but I think this is a great price considering how long it lasts. It also doesn't have a pongy sweet smelling smell that nearly makes you choke, but just a nice subtle fragrance, very pleasant. I hope this helps with your decision on weather go buy it or not! Also I know home bargains and B&m Bargains have them in at the moment, so go stock up!

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                  23.06.2009 16:14
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                  Let's start saying no to unnecessary additives

                  Maybe it is because I am getting older, but recently I have decided that I should be kinder to my body and that means that I have switched my washing up brand to Surcare sensitive. I do not own a dishwasher so this is a product I am using a minimum of three times a day and one bottle lasts me a couple of weeks or more. It is a concentrated product, but I can be guilty of using too much. It costs me 95p for a 500ml bottle in my local Waitrose.

                  It certainly cleans my dishes and the glasses sparkle and I like the fact that it is unperfumed.

                  Of all the washing up liquids I have used (except the really budget brands- which were dreadful)- it is no better or no worse from the perspective of clean dishes and utensils.

                  The reason I would recommend is is because it is caring for your skin and I no longer want to wash up with a product containing dyes, which to my mind are unnecessary and this one does not have any.

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                  30.01.2009 20:35
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                  I will use this for long term skin protection

                  I first used Surcare washing up liquid six months ago but I have somehow drifted back to using Fairy washing up liquid. I believe it was because of a special promotion.

                  I don't wear gloves for washing, I like to feel the plate to make sure there is no grease on it. It is a habit my mother have instill in me, ' your fingers will tell you if the plate is clean'. However, prolonged washing with bare hands is making my hands dry.

                  I decide to revert back to Surcare washing up liquid. Marketed by Robert Mcbride Ltd, Surcare is available in most supermarkets. Surcare Washing Up liquid is perfume free as they believe that some perfume ingredients cause sensitive reaction to some, hence the dermatologically tested product is suitable for sensitive skin. The white bottle and the colourless washing up liquid make this product look clinical. Every bottle of Surcare contains 500ml of washing up liquid.

                  I remembered why I bought Surcare before when I start using the washing up liquid yesterday. Instantly, I could feel the difference to my skin. My hands feel softer, no more tightness and dryness. It definitely live up to their claim of using only ingredients that is kind to our skin.

                  However, I need to use more washing up liquid to clean the dishes as compared to using Fairy washing up liquid. Is this false economy?

                  I guess for 86p per bottle and for the sake of my skin, I would rather use Surcare for long term protection.

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