Product Type: Comfort household products
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Pure, fresh scented clothes
Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner
Member Name: pink_glitter
Comfort Pure Fabric Conditioner
Advantages: smells lovely, good for sensitive skin, not highly fragranced
Disadvantages: a bit more expensive than other brands
In the past I would always purchase shops own brand of fabric conditioner, mainly to save money more than anything else. A few months ago though, a few shops had Comfort on special offer so I decided to try it and have used nothing else since. I've tried a few fragrances now, but am currently using the Pure which is really designed for babies and sensitive skin.
The fabric conditioner comes in a clear bottle with a white screw top cap which also doubles as a dosing device - pretty much the same as any other fabric conditioner in that sense. There is also a picture of a baby on the front, to indicate this is suitable for even the most delicate of skin.
Although I usually use the more highly fragranced fabric softeners, I thought I'd give this one a try because I do have eczema and sensitive skin and I wondered perhaps if the fragranced fabric conditioners were making things worse. This product is hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested and approved by the British skin foundation, which gives me confidence that it shouldn't give me any reactions.
To use, you simply measure out the amount you need into the cap and then pour it into the washing machine drawer -never directly onto clothes. There are clear instructions on the back of the pack showing how much to use depending on the size of the load. It also says you can use this for hand washing although admittedly I've never tried that.
I find that the consistency of the softener is much thicker than the budget brands I'm used to, but it still pours easily and doesn't clog up the softener drawer of my machine.
The smell of this is lovely. It has a very fresh smell and simply smells clean. It doesn't have a particularly strong scent, nor is it highly fragranced, it's just a gentle, fresh, clean smell, and the perfect scent for freshly washed clothes.
After washing, my clothes feel soft - especially cotton - but what's even better is that they smell amazing. This is perfect for washing your bed sheets with as it's such a subtle yet relaxing scent.
I can't say I have noticed any difference to my eczema since I started using this, it hasn't cleared up any, so I take it that the high fragranced softeners I'd been using weren't aggravating it after all. I don't however find any further irritations from using the product.
As far as I know, this product comes in three sizes - 750ml which gives 21 washes, 1.5l which gives 42 washes, and a huge 3l bottle giving 85 washes. I bought the smallest of the three, and although I haven't been counting wash by wash, I'd say 21 is about accurate as I do 2 maybe 3 loads of washing a week and I feel like I've been using this bottle forever!
Prices vary depending on where you shop, but ASDA charge £1.78 for the 21 wash size, 3.28 for the 42 wash size. I think the 85 wash size is only stocked in Tesco and Sainsbury's from what I can see and is £5.48 in Sainsbury and £6 from Tesco (taken from my supermarket.com, August 2010).
Overall I am very pleased with this. It conditions clothes well, has a lovely fragrance and doesn't irritate the skin. If you have sensitive skin, a baby in the house or even if you just don't like strongly scented conditioners, I would seriously recommend trying this product, I can't fault it!
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