“ Brand: Radox / Type: Hand Wash / Suitable for: Hand „
~Brazilian Fusion Handwash~
This handwash is one of many offered by beauty brand Radox. A matching bubble bath and shower gel is also available. This handwash contains a blend of 'exotic dragon fruit and camu camu berry' which are normally found in the Amazonian Rainforest. Radox claim that this handwash will leave your hands feeling cared for and cleansed.
The handwash is a glossy, caramel colour and is presented in a curvy but not overly feminine plastic bottle. The bottle can be recycled but the pump dispenser cannot. The bottle isn't overly fancy in design but features the important product information. This handwash has a 12month shelf life.
~Price and Availability~
A 300ml bottle of Brazilian Fusion can be bought from supermarkets and other high street stores. The full price is around £1.90 but Tesco currently have it on offer at just 95p. The current Asda promotion is '3 for £3.00'.
I recently ran out of my beloved Dove handwash and realised that I didn't have any spares. I only ever buy handwash when it is on offer and Dove sadly wasn't on offer in my local Tesco so I picked up a bottle of Brazilian Fusion. I have had positive experiences with Radox products in the past so thought this would be pleasant to use.
To be honest, it doesn't look like the nicest of handwashes due to the dark colour of it. The bottle sits neatly on my bathroom sink and doesn't look too bad. I'm not sure if I picked up a faulty bottle or not but I have been unable to get the pump dispenser to work. I have twisted it and nudged it various ways and it simply keeps turning and not actually releasing anything. I have given up and just pour it out the bottle - not exactly practical and not ideal for when my son is washing his hands but it will do for now.
The handwash has a thick and creamy consistency which flows beautifully from the bottle. Only a small blob is needed per use making this an affordable product in the long run. With very little effort, this handwash bubbles up to form a creamy layer of lather which feels gentle, luxurious and cleansing. The lather rinses away leaving no residue. I found the scent of this handwash to be very pleasant. It is a subtle, fruity, lightly floral scent which smells clean and a little soapy. It is a gender neutral scent and leaves my hands smelling clean.
I have sensitive, dry skin as does my young son so I need to be careful when choosing everyday products such as handwash. Neither of us have experienced and irritation from using this handwash and I would consider it to be family friendly. This handwash effectively cleanses my hands and leaves them looking and feeling very clean and refreshed. I would say that whilst the handwash is gentle and non-drying, it doesn't provide a great of moisturising benefits so a hand cream or lotion is needed if you suffer from dry patches on your hands like I do. My hands do feel a little soft though for a few hours.
This handwash is pleasant to use and I have been using it a few times a day. I find that it leaves my hands in a more hygenic state after using the toilet and even helped remove traces of hair dye from my hands recently. It isn't my favourite handwash if I am being honest as I prefer a more moisturising and stronger scented handwash. It is very cheap, kind to skin and our bottle is lasting well even with being used by my little family several times a day.
Thanks for reading :)
I adore beautiful toiletries and whilst I am brand loyal when it comes to products for my skin, I tend to swap and change those that I use for hand washing, showering and bathing. I've always enjoyed using Radox, as I consider their products to be indulgent. A limited edition hand wash that caught eager eye was their Brazilian Fusion with this review discussing my thoughts.
Whilst I do not find the appearance of the off yellow/tan coloured hand wash to be particularly appealing, it was the fragrance description that was my deciding factor. Brazilian Fusion contains a fragrant blend of dragon fruit, which belongs to the cactus family and offers a juicy aroma together with the aromatic camu camu berry, which is high in vitamin C and known for its health benefits.
The dispensing unit on all of the Radox hand washes offer a bulky and cumbersome appearance, which I find a little unsightly. However, despite it being chunky, the small aperture enabled a sufficient amount of the good consistency hand wash to be released with one single press. An issue that I find very frustrating with many brands is that the unit tends to dribble after use and unfortunately, this was an issue I experienced. In order to resolve this problem, I needed to gently wipe underneath the small opening following each use.
I was totally won over by the stunning aroma of Brazilian Fusion with its delightful and perfectly balanced combination of floral and fruity tones. Whilst some floral fragrances can be a little sweet and overpowering, both the dragon fruit and camu camu berry both work well to create a favourable unisex scent. In relation to its qualities as a hand wash, I found that the product created a good lather, which enabled me to effectively wash my hands. Furthermore, it was easily rinsed away without leaving any stickiness. I favour those hand washes that leave a delicate aroma on my skin following use and Brazilian Fusion did not disappoint, as I was able to witness its scent an hour or so following use.
I suffer with problematic skin on my hands, which can become extremely dry, split and subsequently bleed. However, my condition has been under control for several months due to the carefully chosen products that I use and as a result, I am wary when trying out new brands. Fortunately, I suffered no discomfort when using, such as dryness or itching, as whilst the hand wash was effective I found it to be extremely gentle.
I would not hesitate in recommending Radox Brazilian Fusion although I am disappointed that it is a limited edition product. Whilst the hand wash normally sells for around the £1.99 mark, which I feel is far too expensive, at the time of writing it can be purchased from Boots for 99p. In addition, you can also purchase the equally delightful matching 500 ml bath soak from Boots for the discounted price of £1.
Due to my positive experiences with using this hand wash it receives four stars from me, as I feel it necessary to remove one due to the high price tag in addition to the leaky dispensing unit.