“ Brand: Persil / Type: Laundry Detergent / Category: Laundry „
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Whenever it comes to washing clothes, I usually buy regular tablets as this is what I have been used to do. However one day when the tablets were out of stock and I was desperate for a washing soap, so I picked up these capsules as an experiment! Let me present my findings...
The capsules are in a clear plastic box, however this is very tacky and if kept in a cupboard full of items, the plastic will easily break as it isn't very sturdy at all! This is so annoying as the capsules can easily fall out, though a plus is that it stacks very nicely!
The box is topped with a purple lid, however personally, this doesn't even open properly as when I try to open the lid, it and the lip entirely comes off and I have to put it back.
Though I do like the way you can see the product you are buying on the shelf! It is quite novel that the soap is in these plastic capsules.
The box advises to use 2 capsules per wash but I think this is a gimmick really, as you only get 10 washes per box which I think is slightly too extortionate. Subsequently I only use 1 per wash and hence maximize the number washes (20 washes per box).
I like the way the product is environmentally friendly and economical as it works well at 15 degrees Celsius, saving money and the environment - great!
The actual capsules feels quite sticky and sometimes the capsules clump together which is annoying as you may run the risk of piercing the capsule and expelling the liquid soap.
Along with fabric conditioner on a main wash, the washed clothes come out fabulously clean - all the deep stains are gone and the product has a wonderful fresh aroma which is absolutely lovely. The smell is very fragrant, it is light and not too over-powering.
The colour care works remarkably well and none of my coloured clothes have had their colour fade away due to the lack of bleach. Another observation is that due to washing at such low temperature, the clothes come out a bit cold but dry a lot quicker than usual - definitely a plus.
These capsules are quite pricey at around £5.50 for a 20 capsule box which lasted me around 3/4 weeks constituting good value for money.
It is important to keep the capsules dry in order for the capsule not to dissolve - though it is remarkable that the plastic "melts" away in the machine - ingenious really!
I personally have sensitive skin and these capsules haven't been a problem at all, in fact I would recommend them for those with this problem.
I am glad that I have tried these new capsules as they are a very good alternative to tablets and you can wash at low temperatures and save a lot of money and the environment apparently!
Persil Colour Care Capsules are liquitabs which are placed in the drum of your washing machine, and are advertised as helping to lock in color and wash out dirt.
At a cost of around £5.34 for a pack of 20 liquigel capsules, the Persil Colour Care Capsules are quite pricey.
The capsules come in a transparent container, with a purple lid. You can't really miss this product, particularly as "Persil" is emblazoned accross it!
The label tells me to use 2 liquitabs per wash (and this isn't dependant upon how hard the water in your area is). I'm also told to use a third liquitab, should my load be heavily soiled. I have to say, I only ever use one liquitab per wash and it seems to work well enough!
I began using liquitabs instead of powder, after realising that the powder often left a white residue on my clothes. The liquitabs don't leave any residue in my experience.
The scent of the liquitabs is very fresh and clean smelling and leaves my clothes smelling exactly the same. Very nice!
However, I have one major issue with these liquitabs. They are quite "squidgy", they are not completely full of liquid. Unfortunately, I have found on three occassions, that this leads to the liquitabs sticking together and becoming unusable.
I have purchased own brand liquitabs, at a cost of around £3.40, from one of the large supermarkets and have never had a problem with them becoming unusable. I think that this might be because each liquitab is completely filled with liquid and hard to the touch, instead of "squidgy" (that's a technical term by the way!) I will therefore, not be purchasing the Persil liquitabs in future, and will stick to the supermarket own brand, which is cheaper too.
I have never really taken much interest in washing clothes because I used to leave it to my mum to do but since moving out I had to learn how to operate a washing machine and that wasn't difficult. Being a student I do get lazy and let my clothes pile up in the washing bag but once a week I do my washing and always make sure I have washing tablets or something with me because that is a necessity as a student. In my first year I used washing powder but it was so awkward to take over with me to the laundrette type section of my campus and also it didn't dissolve well and I found white marks on some of my clothes so this year I wanted to buy tablets or something which you throw in but would hopefully work and so I scanned the Tesco aisles and decided on Persil Colour Care Capsules.
Persil are one of the UK's top brands when it comes to washing up. I have to be honest, not always a brand I usually buy but I thought I'd give them a try as they do have a big range and I usually hear good things about their brand. The website doesn't give much in the way of a history about the brand; all I know is that they are owned by Unilever who do a lot of washing up and cleaning products.
So, it was at my Tesco that I bought my Colour Care capsules, Persil do many ranges they have Non-Bio, Aloe Vera, Silk & Wool and Handwash and Freshness of Comfort. They also do a range of products from tablets, to Liquigel to capsules.
The reason I chose colour care is because I do own a lot of colourful clothes and like to keep the colour bright and looking as good as it always has, not faded so this was an important aspect to me. Persil say that Colour Care really makes sure the dirt comes out of the clothing while the colour stays in. Capsules are a really easy way to clean clothes if you don't need the hassle, which I know I don't.
The packaging is that they come in a plastic rectangular shapes box, with a purple lid which distinguishes that it is colour care. The lid is resealable also which is good. The label on the front has the bright red 'Persil' lettering and the background is purple with a white flash in the centre. It states on the label that this will do 10 washes because there are 20 capsules so two in at a time is enough. Also on the back it gives tips on how to get a great wash and what not to do with the capsules. It also tells you emergency facts if you have the liquid come into contact with eyes, or swallow it. The box is clear so you can see all of the round turquoise coloured capsules and the liquid floating inside.
On a normal washing day I will take 2 of the capsules out of the box and to the washing room with me. Once all of my washing is in the machine I will throw the capsules in, near the back as advised by Persil for a great wash. I leave them in, they dissolve and the smell should make my clothes all nice. The smell is really nice for these because some washing powders I am not too keen on the smell but this is quite fresh, lightly perfumed but not too much so that you know clothes is clean.
Once the wash is done, I take out my clothes, smell them to see the product has worked and it seems to have done really well. All stains have come out, not that there were a lot to begin with but everything looks really clean and I am very happy with this product. I close the box lid tightly as it is recommended to do so.
These capsules can be bought in all supermarkets at the price of £4.86 for the bigger box of 40 capsules which will do 20 washes. If you want the one I have which is 20 capsules for 10 washes it costs £2.50 which either way both are good value for money depending on how big a family you have or how much washing you do.
The website is http://www.persil.com and it is really informative and gives information on washing up, washing signs, all products in the Persil range and contact information too.
Colour capsules are convenient to use and go directly into the drum of your washing machine. Colour capsules help lock in the colour and wash out the dirt.