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A DUMPY-PUMPY ...........for hand-washing.
Cien Cream Hand Soap
Member Name: myloh
Cien Cream Hand Soap
Advantages: Cheap and creamy, and not reeking of flowers.
Disadvantages: My pump top didn't work.
I'm reviewing CIEN cream soap handwash .
The one I have is MILK and HONEY.
It comes in a pump action bottle containing 500ml.
It cost 59p in LIDL.
***WHY I BOUGHT IT***
I have a thing regarding using fragranced hand washes in the kitchen and won't use the heavily perfumed ones. Normally I've used brand named "milk and honey" ones at £1 a time , but having seen this 'milk and honey' one in Lidl at just 59p I decided to try it out. Every little saving helps.
***USING and MY OPINION***
The bottle is what I'd call chunky or dumpy and is clear plastic.
The hand wash itself is a pleasant pale buttery yellow in colour.
All hand washes are the same so the method of use is basic.
You twist the pump cap to one side to enable you to activate the pump action.
Then you pump the top up and down a few times to get the cream into the pump and ready for use.
Once this is done you should be able to press the pump easily to get the required amount for your needs .
This is where mine went a bit wrong. The pump refused to work. No matter how much I tried, it just refused to cooperate and emit any handwash at all. Nothing .
However, I have encountered this with cheap pumps and spray bottles before, and for that reason I tend to store an empty spare 'quality' pump bottle (or spray) from a brand name, so I simply unscrewed the top from the CIEN bottle and poured the contents into the old reliable branded pump bottle. Problem solved.
I may have been unlucky re my pump though .
The hand wash itself is lovely, just lightly fragranced with a gentle sweet smell . Is it milk and honey though ?.....not sure on that , but it does smell 'sweet foody' ........or at least only very mildly fragranced and NOT perfumed with a heavy floral fragrance.
The hand wash itself feels wonderful. Nice and moisturised and totally creamy.
It lathers up well too. This surprised me, because I had expected such a bargain basement hand wash to be rather weak and basic. Not so. This is equal in quality to the brand name regarding lather.
My hands feel fine after using it and it hasn't caused excessive dryness. Well, not any more so than the branded hand washes do .
Apart from the pump issue my only gripe with this is that it doesn't seem to be antibacterial, or if it is then they don't say so on the bottle. Personally I'm prepared to overlook that, but it might bother other people wanting it for kitchen use.
It IS dermatologically tested though, so should be safe for most people to use.
Something I hadn't noticed when I bought it is that this bottle contains 500ml, whereas my usual ones contain just 250ml ! That quite shocked me and I only noticed it when decanting it into the old brand name container . So now I have a full bottle in use and the same amount in the CIEN bottle stored under the sink for topping up.
That means I got £2 worth of handwash for just 59p....BARGAIN !
I'm taking away one star for that faulty pump.
Would I recommend it ? Yes. Unless the fact that it is NOT antibacterial is a deal breaker.
Thank you for reading ~~~myloh.
Summary: A cheap & cheerful hand wash .
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