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Carex Moisture Rich Handwash

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Brand: Cussons / Type: Hand Wash / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Suitable for: Hand / What it does: Moisturizes, Enriches,

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      29.04.2012 17:40
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      A great moisturising antibacterial handwash manufactured by a very popular brand.

      Carex Moisture Plus Hand Wash

      I like to buy antibacterial handwash for my bathroom and kitchen but often find that some formulas can be a little harsh, leaving the skin on my hands feeling dry and looking horribly wrinkly. For this reason I've started looking for handwashes that have moisturising properties as well as being antibacterial. I wouldn't say I'm loyal to any particular brand and generally happen to just buy whatever I can find on offer in my local supermarket, but I've bought Carex Moisture Plus handwashes a few times now and have been pleased with my purchases.

      The Brand

      Carex was the first brand to sell antibacterial handwash in the UK and (according to its website) remains the UK's number one handwash brand. It manufactures a range of different handwashes, all of which contain antibacterial ingredients to kill germs within seconds (as opposed to many other handwashes which can take up to five minutes to eliminate bacteria) when used with warm water. As well as attacking germs, their handwashes also remove dirt and grease.

      According to tests carried out by Carex, their handwashes can kill 99.99% of germs, something which is very important as germs, viruses and bacteria can spread very easily, causing illnesses and infections such as salmonella and E-coli.

      Carex's handwash range is quite extensive, with different handwashes to suit different people's needs. The range is split into three sub-categories:

      1) Protecting Anti-Bacterial Handwash - this includes the Moisture Plus handwash on which this review will focus, as well as Original, Aloe Vera, Sensitive, Active Fresh, Bacteria Protect Zinc and Bacteria Protect Silver.

      2) Superior Antibacterial Handwash - handwashes with added natural elements to boost their antibacterial properties. This category has Original, Sensitive and Moisturising variants.

      3) Nature Protect Handwash - Manuka Honey and Oatmilk Handwash

      Packaging

      This handwash comes in a bottle with a pump dispenser. I really like the dispenser as I find that it releases exactly the right amount of liquid, giving me sufficient product to feel that I've given my hands a good clean without wasting anything. Unlike some types of handwash I've used in the past, the soap doesn't tend to leak out of the dispenser after use.

      The bottle is made of clear plastic (which is suitable for recycling) and holds 250ml of liquid. The transparent bottle allows you to see how much handwash is left in the package, which is handy as it means that you can easily tell when it needs replacing. The liquid itself is white, so when the bottle is full it looks as though the bottle itself is white in colour.

      The labels on the bottle have a white and blue colour scheme - I guess that this may have been chosen so that this product fits into the colour schemes of many people's bathrooms. The front label displays the Carex logo in large text, along with the name of the product and an image of a water droplet. It also has some text noting the product's antibacterial and moisturising properties. The back label contains much more text, including an ingredient list and contact details for Carex and it outlines three key aspects of this product:

      * With triple-moisturising action
      * Supports the skin's natural antibacterial defences
      * Dermatologically tested for skin kindness

      Using the handwash

      This handwash is a very easy product to use. I simply wet my hands thoroughly with warm tap water, then dispense a blob of the soap into one of my hands. I then rub my hands together to create a nice foamy lather, massage it into my hands for a few seconds and rinse off again using warm water. I'm then able to dry my hands and get on with whatever I need to do.

      The handwash has a pleasant fragrance: it smells clean and hygenic but the moisturising elements seem to make the scent a little softer and soapier so my hands aren't left smelling sterile as I've found with some antibacterial handwashes that I've used in the past. The consistency of this hand wash is quite thin, which I like as it means that it is easy to distribute the liquid across my hands, and it lathers up well. This consistency also means that a little goes a long way and it takes a far few pumps of the dispenser to make a visible difference to the level of liquid in the bottle.

      After using the handwash my hands look nice and clean, and I know that the product has got rid of both visible and invisible dirt and germs. They also have a pleasant soft feeling to them, as though I've used a light moisturiser on them. This particular hand wash contains a triple moisturising blend, including lactic acid and vitamin E, leaving the skin on my hands feeling supple, refreshed and nourished. Carex also claim that their inclusion of lactic acid in this product helps skin to repair and regenerate itself, providing an additional skincare bonus.

      Price and Where to Purchase

      Carex products can be purchased in numerous stores. I tend to shop in either Tescos or Sainsburys and have never had a problem getting hold of this handwash in either of my local shops. I've also seen this handwash in Asda, Boots and Superdrug, and according to Carex's website their products can also be found in Morrisons, Wilkinson, Waitrose and Savers.

      In Tescos this handwash has a price of £1.60 for the 250ml bottle. However, I don't think I've ever paid the full price for this product, and have always bought it either reduced to £1 or 80p or on a two for £2 offer along with other Carex handwashes.

      My Conclusions

      Overall, I've been really happy with this product and I know that I will continue to buy it. I love that this handwash both kills germs and bacteria and looks after the state of my skin at the same time - it's much easier to use than using a separate antibacterial handwash and then a hand cream. After reading up on the range on Carex's website, I also like the reassurance that this soap kills bacteria in a matter of seconds, unlike a number of similar products which take much longer to eliminate germs and viruses. It has a pleasant fragrance and consistency, and leaves the skin on my hands feeling clean, soft and nourished. A little goes a long way and the dispenser means that nothing is wasted, so even if I had to pay full price for this handwash I don't think I'd feel cheated; nonetheless I see this product on offer so frequently that I don't think I'd ever have to pay the full whack.

      5 out of 5 stars from me - I think it's great.

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        14.03.2012 17:27
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        A very nice handwash

        I never stick to a particular brand of hand wash, for two reasons, one I like to try out the different fragrances and brands but the main reason is that I like to buy whatever is on offer at the time. so a recent hand wash I purchased for our bathroom was Carex Moisture Plus Hydrating, I have tried Carex products in the past and have always been impressed however I hadn't tried this particular one before and as it was on offer I decided to give it a go.

        Packaging
        The Carex Moisture Plus hand wash comes in a clear plastic bottle, this is a square shape with rounded corners. The bottle has a clear plastic label on the front of it, in the middle of the label is a large dark blue oval with the words "Cussons Carex" written inside it in white writing, this has a blue drop of water coming from it. Above this is a splash of blue with the words "Triple Moisture" written inside and right at the bottom of the bottle is the type of hand wash which in this case is "moisture plus hydrating" and also the fact that this is an antibacterial hand wash. There is no other information on the front of the bottle, however it is to the point and tells you what you need to know. On the back of the bottle is a white round label with product information written on it in blue, this includes various statements about the product along with the ingredients, this is all written in dark blue and is easy to read against the white background. On the top of the bottle is a white transparent pump, this can be screwed on and off of the bottle and simply presses down to release the hand wash inside.

        The Hand wash
        The Carex Moisture Plus Hand wash is a pearly white colour, I particularly liked this as it went very well in my bathroom. It is of a reasonably thick consistency, yet not too thick that it is difficult to pump out of the bottle. There is nothing on the front of the bottle to indicate what the fragrance of this product was going to be so I didn't really know what to expect. When I first used the hand wash I noticed that it had a lovely sweet fragrance to it, it reminded me of a sort of vanilla mixed with a musky fragrance, it was very delicate yet clean and fresh. The hand wash is described as being caring and nourishing for dry skin whilst at the same time preventing germs. I found that I just needed a couple of squirts of this hand wash which developed into a lovely soft lather, it really did feel gentle on my skin. Once I had rinsed the lather from my hands I could still clearly smell the sweet fragrance, my hands felt clean and fresh and I was in no doubt that the had wash had thoroughly cleaned my hands. The fragrance lasted for some time on my skin and it did not dry it out at all, some hand washes I have tried are quite harsh on your skin, however this was the total opposite, it was gentle yet effective at killing germs as stated on the back of the bottle.
        Other statements about Carex Moisture Plus hand wash which appear on the back of the bottle include the fact that it has triple moisture action which supports the skins natural antibacterial defences and the product is dermatologicaly tested to ensure it is kind on your skin. I do have to agree with these statements, after trying the hand wash over the last couple of weeks I have been impressed with how gentle it is on my skin, during the winter I do suffer with dry skin on my hands which can be made worse by using harsh soaps on them, by using Carex Moisture Plus I did not have to worry about the product drying my hands out further, after every use my hands felt moisturized and nourished

        Price & Availability
        I purchased my Carex Moisture Plus from my local Tesco, the 250ml bottle cost me just £1.00, however this was on offer at the time, when full price it is sold for £1.60, I still think it is quite good value for money at full price as I personally found the bottle was long lasting, ours was used at least a couple of times a day often more and it lasted 2 or 3 weeks and that was with 2 of us using it. Carex Moisture Plus is available in most supermarkets along with other high street stores such as Superdrug, the price varies a little depending on where you buy it from.

        My Opinion
        I would definitely recommend Carex Moisture Plus hand wash, it really does do what it says it does, it is certainly hydrating and keeps you hands moisturised and nourished no matter how many times a day you wash them. This product is ideal for those with sensitive skin and personally I have found that it does not irritate my skin when my hands are feeling a bit dry due to the cold weather. After using Carex Moisture Plus my hands really felt clean and fresh, the lovely sweet fragrance lingers on your skin for some time afterwards which adds to the freshness. I would also say that this product is very fairly priced especially when on offer, I have found it long lasting and very economical, you really do only need a small amount of the had wash at a time and this creates a good amount of lather. I will buy this again in the future. This is definitely a product I would recommend to anyone.

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        23.03.2011 16:12

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        Its not hard to see why Carex shift so many products off the shelf - this is brilliant

        Carex products are designed to offer moisture to hands that need to be cleaned often, which can sometimes irratate the skin. The Carex Moisture Rich handwash is now sold in a slighty different bottle (squarer and called moisture plus, but still white with the new blue 'Carex' logo on), and provides people with a comfortable experience when frequent washing of hands.

        This particular hand wash is rich in moisturising because it contains a triple blend of moisturisers, so that even with dry and sensitive skin, this product is absolutely for you. It also contains lactic acid, which helps repairs skin cells, and not strip them of good cells. Vitamin E plays a big role in the handwash too, because it increases healthy skin, and leaves hands feeling soft and nourished. If like me you find it hard to gt a handwash like this, try this one.

        The reason I brought this hand wash is because I wanted a product to care for my skin, especially when I am washing up alot so my hands are in water often. It smells lovely - but it is not an overpowering fragrance.

        It kills germs within seconds as well as providing so much softness to hands - so it is a great all rounded.

        It is not too expensive (but compared with some other brands then you may think it is) but about £1.50 in boots. However, in Asda it is usually always £1 for 250ml. I find that is has around 150 applications in and it lasts me about 6 weeks, which is great. The appealing bottle and trusted logo mean that this is a product I will continue to use and recommend to people.

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        23.01.2009 10:50
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        an excellent way to moisturise and wash your hands at the same time.

        When I wash my hands I always feel really dry shortly afterwards, so I always need to find a moisturiser and a soap and always have them near the sink.

        When I realised that there were moisture rich handwashes I thought it would be a good idea to text them out to see if it would eliminate my need to two different products.

        This product from carex comes in a fresh, clean looking bottle with a really nice easy to use pump on the top that ensures extra hygiene. A nice bit of handwash comes out, just enough to wash your hands. The bottle is see through so you can see how much is left, and the quantity doesn't go down that quickly at all.

        It feels really creamy but at the same time like it's washing your hands. Afterwards you get a ncie tingly feeling as though you've got a new pair of hands. The smell is also quite pleasant, it smells like a cross between flowers and moisturiser.

        In terms of it's moisturising claims I think it works for the average person although if you do suffer from extremely dry hands such as myself, you may be better advised to stick to using both moisturiser and soap. Having said that, it's a lot better to just use this than just a bar of soap.

        The price of this is usually around £2 although I have seen it on offer at £1, either way I would say it's good value for money as it does what it claims and it lasts a long time.

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        18.08.2008 09:31
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        Goes a long way

        I am always on the look out for cheap toiletries, so when I visited my local pound shop earlier this year I spotted the Carex Moisturising hand wash. I like to have hand wash in the kitchen and in the bathroom for people to wash their hands, as I feel that bars of soap get very messy. This 250ml hand wash only cost 99p, which I thought was great value for money.

        The hand wash doesn't come in a box, it is just in a white, square plastic bottle. It has a white, pump action lid, to open the lid you screw the pump clockwise, this then allows you to push the pump down to release the hand wash, then if you want to lock it again you need to push it down and turn it anti clockwise, this locks the pump.

        The bottle is quite plain, it has a blue circle on the front which contains the Carex logo, and it also states on the front of the bottle that the hand wash contains milk protein, which is a natural skin conditioner that leaves hands hygienically clean.

        On the back it states that the hand wash helps to prevent dry skin, has a unique antibacterial formula, maintains skin natural PH balance, has been dermatologically tested and that it counters common food odours and freshens.

        I keep this bottle of hand wash in my bathroom, I have now had it for over 4 months and there is still half of it left, so it does last a long time. I have found that you only need to use one squirt of the hand wash and that this forms a nice lather that washes all of your hands. Unlike some cheaper hand washes you get, this one actually leaves my hands feeling nice and clean and does also leave them feeling soft, so it doesn't dry out your skin. It also has a pleasant, fresh smell to it, it has a slight perfume but it isnt overpowering.

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        18.03.2003 01:22
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        Carex moisture rich handwash is made by Cussons, the same makers of Imperial leather products. This is a liquid soap which is mild and gentle on your hands. The scent of this product is Chamomile and milk, but it also comes in other varieties. Aloe Vera, Rose and lots of others, you can buy this from Safeways and it will cost you around 1.70p for a 250ml bottle, but I paid 99p because it was on offer. The packaging is simple, each scent has a different coloured plastic bottle with a push down dispenser lid. This is great as it just lets out the right amount of gel and stops spillage or loss of bottle top. The chamomile and milk variety comes in a white plastic bottle with a dark blue lid. I was quite impressed with the smell of this liquid soap as it's quite subtle yet leaves the scent on your hands for a while after use. The liquid is white and creamy when you add a little water it quickly lathers up into rich foam. This is typical of all Cussons soap, bath and shower products. I prefer a rich lather instead of a watery goo. This can be used for people with sensative skin and is great for small children who sometimes struggle to use a slippery peice of soap. it can be left next to the bathroom or kitchen sink for easy accesss. This liquid soap removes bacteria and contains natural ingredients. Chamomile has a soothing effect on rough or hard skin and the liquid soap also contains moisturiser to soften the skin. It is dematologically tested and is suitable for sensative skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth after use. I love it and buy it all the time so would recommend it to you.

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        Contains natural antibacterial and moisturising ingredients that ensure gentle but effective cleanliness /