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I was really intrigued by this hand gel due to the fact that it was absinthe flavoured. It really interested me because it was not something that I would typically expect from a hand gel. I assumed that this gel was a hand wash type of thing but upon closer examination I understood that it was more of a hand sanitizer, which makes having the absinthe smell going on far more understandable.
The price of the bottle is actually £3.00 instead of £2.50 like this post suggests. The bottle is quite small but for such a good quality product I do not mind paying that price. Also, with The Body Shop they are such a trustworthy brand with great products that never fail to impress.
The size of the bottle makes it handy for transportation. You can easily place it in your bag without it taking up much space at all. This makes it very convenient as you never know when you will need to use it.
The smell of the hand gel is actually quite refreshing, it is strong but not so much that it will give you a headache. I, personally, really like it. Also, unlike some other sanitizer's this hand gel does not feel sticky. It makes your hands feel clean and fresh, rather than sticky and gross and worse than they were before! Also, I sometimes find that certain hand sanitizer's dry my hands out but this one does not, which is great because I do not have to carry a mini hand lotion.
A good product, would definitely recommend.
I have a slight obsession with hand gel and keep some everywhere. I especially always have some in the car because I like to make sure that I can clean my hands whenever I feel the need even if I have no access to water and soap. I have absolutely no preference to what hand gel to use and normally just get whatever catches my eye. I bought this one because I was in The Body Shop with my sister and I saw it and knew the one in my car was running low. This cost me 2.50 for a 60ml bottle which is more than I normally pay for a hand gel as I can normally pick them up for about 1.00 but since I already had it in my hand I decided to buy it anyway plus I was curious to see what it would be like as I had never tried anything that had absinthe as its main ingredient. The hand gel comes in a squeezy plastic bottle and to use it you just squeeze some into your hands and then rub them vigorously together until the gel is equally distributed all over your hands and fingers and has absorbed. This kills germs and bacteria and leaves hands feeling really clean. It isn't quite the same clean feeling that you get from using good old fashioned soap and water but it does make them feel cleaner. It doesn't leave your hands feeling sticky either.It has a strong smell to it but it isn't that overpowering clinical smell that most hand gels have and is actually quite pleasant. It also isn't quite as harsh feeling as some hand gels can be. With some especially the cheaper ones they can sting my skin and are a little bit too harsh but this one neither stung not felt overly drying either. You only need a little bit of this gel each time you cleanse your hands with it so it should last for ages but make sure and close it properly so that it doesn't just evaporate.
I liked this and although it was more expensive than I would normally pay I do think that you can actually tell it is better quality than normal. If you want one that will not only clean and disinfect germs but is also actually pleasant to use then this is a good one to try without breaking the bank.