“ Brand: Oriflame / Type: Soap / Suitable for: Hand / What it does: Hydrates, „
I am not responsible for soap in my household and until recently I did not pay much attention to it. However, once I went to a fast food restaurant and I used the toilet, then I washed my hand with the soap available. Its scent was so strong (and, to be honest, disgusting) that I had to wash my hands several times more until it faded away. From that day I really started watching the soap I used. Oriflame Liquid Hand Soap with Hydrating Aloe Vera & Lotus appears in my house regularly.
It comes in a round, 300 ml big transparent plastic vessel. It has a sticker in the front with a picture of lotus and a clear label. The soap itself has a creamy, pale greenish colour and a white pump at the top.
I have never smelled lotus in my lifetime (not to mention aloe vera but I have used cosmetics with it before) so I am not really sure what it smells like. The scent of this soap is very refreshing and - surprisingly - not very artificial. I personally really like the scent; it isn't very intense (I don't like the soap to have a very strong smell). It disappears fairly quickly.
The pump is very easy to use, you just need to turn it to unblock and then you can use it - just press it and a bit of soap will end up on your palm. It lathers up very easily and produces quite a lot of foam which cleanses very well and leaves a fresh after-feeling.
I cannot really comment on its moisturising or nourishing effects as I haven't noticed any change to the hand skin condition. It didn't dry my hands which is definitely a good sign and it happened to me with other soaps.
The soap itself has a fairly thick texture and when we use half of it up, we usually add water to fill the vessel up (and shake it, to mix it in well). I must say that it still works perfectly well and saves a bit of money. If you like this soap and you want to save a bit of money, you can just buy a refill which is a pound cheaper than the soap. One vessel normally costs £5.75 but can be found on offer frequently.
Overall, it is a decent soap but the price may slightly put you off.
Thank you for reading my review.
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