“ Brand: Neways / Type: Liquid Laundry Detergent / Category: Laundry „
As I mentioned in a previous review, I had never heard of Neways before 2008.
Its not a brand that is for sale in your local High Street, but is available through a worldwide network of distributors, either face to face sales or via the internet (directly via www.neways.com) or via distributors who have set up their own stores.
I got into it last year and have sampled around 30 of their items. Some I have maintained and others, I have reverted to the high street alternative.
If you go via Neways.com, you need to join the site and you are provided with membership and log-in details, otherwise you can buy as and when required from other distributors.
The items all come from HQ based in the Netherlands if you buy direct, or locally via a distributor and started over 20 years ago.
The Neways concept is to offer consumers an alternative range of health, beauty, household cleaning and nutritional products which do not include any potentially harmful chemicals or ingredients.
Neways has identified a wide range of ingredients that are used in most commercial products of this type which it believes may cause harm to our health.
These are ingredients which have traditionally been used in manufacturing and industry which have found their way into hair, beauty and health items and household washing products.
It believes, and is backed by various scientific research boards that many of these chemicals could potentially be absorbed into our skin, our bloodstream and cause or exacerbate poor health and disease.
Neways do not include any of the following ingredients into any of its products:
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
Sodium Laureth Sulphate
Triethanolamine (TEA )
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
Its products also do not contain any genetically modified ingredients and any raw materials which are used are stringently tested to ensure contaminants are not present.
There is a wealth of information about the Neways company on its website.
For the purposes of this review I wanted to give some background for those who will never have heard of Neways, like me last year. The rest of this review is specifically about New Brite Liquid Laundry Detergent.
I tried this in place of my regular choice of detergent for cleaning my clothes - normally either Surf or Bold in liquid format. I prefer a liquid as I find powder sometimes leaves a residue.
As you would expect, New Brite Liquid Laundry Detergent has no harmful ingredients so you do not have to worry about adding unnecessary chemicals onto your skin.
All Neways products are free from fragrance.
This product is available in large bottles only (960ml) which should be enough to do about 30 loads if you use the 30ml lid to measure out the liquid for small to medium loads - it is recommended to double the amount for large and heavily soiled loads.
Use this as you would a High Street brand and wash at 40 degrees for everyday items.
Prices range depending on where you buy it (distributors have freedom to set their own prices) but is in the region of £9.70.
The detergent works as well as any of the Main High Street brands and leaves clothes clean, bright and fresh without weakening the fabric - the bottle is recyclable, in a white bottle with integrated handle and has a green cap.
For softer clothes, there is a New Brite Fabric Softener available from the range, though I have never tried this.
Overall, highly recommended if you are concerned about health and adding unnecessary ingredients onto your skin, its particularly good for sensitive skin - I'd highly recommend these products if you have eczema.
It isn't one I have used on an ongoing basis as its quite expensive but I'd certainly recommend it if you suffer from sensive skin that gets irritated by the chemicals from the usual brands.
With optical brightener to keep clothes looking bright and clean.