Anyone who reads my reviews on a regular basis will know that I do a lot of my shopping from Tesco and I buy a lot of their own brands as I find them good value for money and good quality, as a general rule. I also use a lot of liquid hand soaps and I will often buy the anti bacterial type but am loathe to spend a fortune on expensive types.
Tesco make their own antibacterial hand wash which costs only 50p for a large 500ml plastic bottle with a handy pump dispenser on the top. They also do refills but as they are so cheap I never buy the refills for this particular soap and just by a new bottle each time.
The fragrance of this anti bacterial liquid soap is fresh and clean and it is suitable for use by the whole family. I have some in my kitchen at the moment and it is s handy to have it near to hand to wash your hands just before you start to prepare food, for example.
The soap lathers up well and and it is kind to the hands and there is no need to have to use a hand cream afterwards as you will find that it does not dry out the hands at all as some cheaper hand washes can do.
It rinses off well afterwards and leaves no sticky nasty residue behind. The fragrance does not linger on the skin though I am not too bothered about this,if I am honest.
I ave to recommend it as it is good quality and a great price.
I purchased the tesco antibacterial hand wash simply because of the price. I only started putting hand wash rather than soap bars in my bathrooms around a year ago and until recently was not loyal to any particular brand. I have therefore tried quite a few different products, including this one. I have to say that this was not one of my favourites and has not since been repurchased.
The hand wash comes in a transparent plastic bottle which is pretty sturdy and stable. It has a white plastic pump dispenser lid. The bottle contains 500 ml of hand wash. The product itself is a bright blue colour, more the colour I like to see a cleaning product rather than a hand wash. The bottle and label look basic and functional rather than luxurious or expensive.
The fragrance of the wash is very fresh. I'm not sure exactly what it is fragrances with but it is a neutral fragrance which neither my husband or I object to. It also has odour neutralising agents which the bottle tells me have been tested on fish, onions and garlic.
One pumps worth of hand wash is adequate to build up a decent lather to wash your hands. This means that one bottle lasts quite a long time. It leaves skin feeling fresh and clean and slightly moisturised. I didn't experience any irritation from this product.
So it does what is says on the tin! But if the 'tin' was more attractive I might be more inclined to buy it again! If I remember correctly, This hand wash cost me under a pound and get what you expect but for this price point it is a good functional product. However having tried various other brands, I now happily pay a little bit extra for the added creaminess, better fragrances and nicer packaging that other brands offer.
I always buy antibacterial handwash because I believe that with there being so many on the market now you may aswell get the one that promises to kill the most germs and therefore you are certain that your hands are completely clean after using it.
Usually I go for the brands, namely Carex but in the bathroom we have a soap dispenser so I thought well nobody is going to know what brand is in it so I may aswell try a cheaper brand to see if I can save a few pennies.
There are two options with this Tesco handwash. Both come in a larger size than the majority of handwash on the market and there is 500ml of handwash in the bottle. Your two options are either a refill pack or a bottle with dispenser. I usually opt for the refill pack but I have bought the bottle with dispenser in the past. The refill pack usually costs a little less and last time I bought it I believe it cost 50p whilst the bottle with dispenser costs 55p so as you can see you get a lot for your money here.
To open the handwash obviously depends on which option you have gone for. If you have bought the refill pack you just screw off the lid where you can then either fill a soap dispenser or use an old pump from a previous bottle. On the pump bottles you simply twist the top and it will unlock. The pump is easy to use if you have this bottle and I have never experienced any problems.
The handwash has a good consistency. It is slightly thinner than some of the leading brands but it is certainly not runny. One 'pump' provides enough to wash your hands well and the handwash lathers up really well allowing you to wash all between your fingers and under your nails etc with ease.
There is no real scent to the handwash, maybe an ever so slightly sort of fresh and clean smell. The product rinses off with ease and despite having sensitive skin and OCD which can result in an awful lot of handwashing I have never had any problems with this handwash.
A bottle lasts at least a month in our house where it is used just in the bathroom. It probably lasts longer but I know I seem to buy it very rarely.
Overall I think this is a fantastic handwash and the price is extremely reasonable. It is kind to skin, kills germs and lasts a long time. It certainly doesnt feel like I have compromised on quality by paying a lower price. I will continue to buy this and recommend it to others.
===Why I Bought This===
Both my husband and myself being below par as far as our health is concerned I always like to use antibacterial hand washes to help minimise picking up any bugs that are about. There is a vast array of these products on the market these days but I find that this inexpensive hand wash from Tesco works just as well.
Made for Tesco.
500 ml curvy semi-opaque plastic bottle with press down pump (turn the pump to release).
Water droplet image on front.
Tesco Antibacterial Hand Wash 'remobves germs and odours'.
Suitbable for sensitive skin.
Warning - avoid contact with eyes.
Produced in the UK for Tesco.
Use within 24 months.
Mid blue colour, not much smell.
'Gentle formula with mild and creamy lather'.
'Ph balanced formula contains moisturisers with odour neutralising fragrance' - tested on fish, onion and garlic odours.
69p. Refills are sometimes available online for about 10p cheaper.
Tesco's Everyday Value hand wash is sold for about 30p - but not online at present.
They have other non-antibacterial selling for 55p
Tesco Moisturising hand wash is 75p
Carex 500 mls is £2.20 - but on offer at present.
Dettol Hand Wash 500 mls - £3.49 but currently on offer.
I always have two bottles of this hand wash on the go - one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom. It is reassuring to know that when you have washed your hands you have killed germs at the same time. This hand wash does not have an especially attractie bottle or colour - and very little smell. The bottle says it has a creamy lather but I find it has very little bubbles. It does clean your hands quickly and easily though, and whilst I do not have sensitive hands I have not found this drying at all. Not having much of a smell the males in the family also use the handwash without complaint.
However it does clean your hands well and and does not leave them dry - so really that is all you need. Anything extra you pay for other brands is just window dressing really - pretty bottle, different colours and aromas.
The fact it is supposed to remove odours is a bonus - I must admit I have not tested this out as I do not personally use garlic but it seems to work fine with onion smells.
It is good to know that hands can be germ free - this is important when leaving the bathroom and also when preparing food. I know normal hand washing with soap is supposed to clean hands sufficiently, but only if done very thoroughly, not just a quick rinse under the taps. So using this antibacterial hand wash gives a bit more peace of mind.
I also like knowing this is being used when people in the house have colds or bugs - as I definitely do not want to catch them!
Not an especially pleasing bottle to look at and not an inviting fragrance - but as it is bordering on the budget end of the market you cannot expect too much. The smell is not unpleasant at all - just not especially inviting.
if you want to you can buy a more expensive brand and later on refill with this cheaper hand wash.
Tesco currently have almost eighty different hand washes on sale online so it must be a lucrative market - and if you have the money then go ahead with the fancy ones - but for people watching their money this does the job and is often a quarter of the cost of some others - so it is a place where you can make some small savings..
5 stars - does its job and is reasonably priced.
===Would I Recommend?===
We are great lovers of different handwashes in our house and we especially like the anti bacterial kinds as we know they will get rid of all the germs. The little lad particularly likes to use handwashes in preference to soap as he enjoys using the pump action and often uses far more than he actualy needs to, he usually pumps it three or four times when actually just the once would have been eonough.
We have some Tesco's own brand anti bacterial handwash and it comes in a 500ml refill container which works out really good value for money as it is only 55p.
The colour of this handwash is medium blue and the plastic bottle is sturdy and strong. It has a white coloured pump action applicator on the top which is easy to use as you just have to depress it and enough comes out with the one pump to clean your hands properly - even a pair as big as mine are.
It smells decent enough and has a nice fresh scent which is not too overpowering or feminine at all and can even be described as quite manly, I think. I also like the blue colour ecause it adds to the masculine look of this handwash. It is a very good thick consistency.
The container is very basic looking but that is what I would probably expect for the price but it gives peace of mind to know it is getting rid of all the germs on our hands. We keep a bottle on the kitchen window sill and the little lad uses it when he gets back from school. It is not too dehydrating and moisturises our skin nicely and does not cause any itchiness or irritation at all.
One refill bottle will last us about four months in our house, but then we use a lot of different hand washes and have a collecction of differing ones in our kitchen, both on the window sill and under the kitchen cupboard, as we like to experiment with different ones to see which is the nicer of them all. We also have a variety in the bathroonm and the downstairs toilet.
As a family we all feel this offers very good value formoney and although it is a bog standard brand it is thoroughly recommended by us.
I always have a bottle of handwash in the kitchen and the bathroom, I find them more convenient and less messy than bars of soap.
Normally I use Radox or Cussons handwash but this one was on a special at my local Tesco and I decided to give it a try.
I paid 69p each for mine about 2 weeks ago, I think they are normally around 89p in Tesco.
The size of the bottle is 250ml and it is standard pump acton dispenser, the colour is a nice pale turquoise with the lid and pump on the bottle matching the product inside.
The hand wash is a gel type rather than a creamy one and the smell is a little clinical, it states on the bottle that it has an odor neutralising fragrance, which is quite effective especially if you have been chopping onions or garlic the smell does go from your hands completly with this handwash.
The moisturising bit for me is a let down, my hand feel quite dry and tight after using it although I think that the gel based handwashes are less moisturising than the creamy ones that I usually use.
The pump dispenses just the right amount of wash at a time and is easy to use.
Overall the product is effective at cleaning and neutralsing odors but not as effective at moisturising as I would like.
The container is attractive enough to have sitting out in the kitchen or bathroom.
The container can be recyled after use.
***Tesco Antibacterial Handwash***
Bought this for 77pence.
Says it removes germs and odours and is suitable for sensitive skin.
Usually get Carex but I am trying to cut back so gave this a try. I have bought it twice now. The 1st time I had no issues with getting it open ready to dispense but the 2nd bottle is giving me problems so much so that I have had to pour it into the old bottle. The top was just going round and round and would not get into the position for dispensing.
The liquid is blue in colour and is thick enough in comparison to other brands such as Carex. It has a fresh smell and is near enough the same smell as Carex.
When using the bottle that worked it came out well when pressing the nozzle. One or two squirts is sufficient and you feel confident you have cleaned your hands well. After using continuously over time I have felt my hands to be somewhat dry. This in itself wouldn't put me off buying or using the actual soap again but it is supposed to be for sensitive skin. So along with the bottle that did not work I will give this a miss in future as I think Home Bargains does a cheap enough anti bacterial hand wash so I will try that.
The bottle has 500ml of liquid soap and lasted quite well.
***Bottle has warning***Avoid contact with eyes. If this occurs rinse well with plenty of clean warm water.
***Ingredients*** Aqua, sodium laureth sulphate, sodium chloride, coco-glucoside, propylene glycol, cocamidopropyl betaine, salicylic acid, parfum, disodium EDTA, citric acid, butylphenyl methylpropional, citronellol, linalool, benzyl alchohol, geraniol, sodium hydroxide, magnesium nitrate, methylchloroisothiazilonene, magnesium chloride, methylisothiazolinonene, hexylene glycol, CI 42051.
Produced in the UK.
Now I purchased this Tesco Moisturising Antibacterial Handwash for two reasons, the first being the colour of the bottle is what caught my attention. In a nice lilac colour for a change ( instead of the usual pinks,creams and blue ones) and with it being just after Christmas it was the cheapest one there ( trying to claw back some pennies) at around the 70p mark. Now I could have got 4 bottles of Carex for £3.00, but as I was trying to save some money and having to store them back home I went for just the cheap one........ONE BIG MISTAKE!.
Now I grabbed 2 one for the bathroom and one for the little loo, all seemed fine when I got them home and popped them into the bathrooms, but after a couple of uses I knew that something wasn't quite right, but couldn't quite put my finger on what was wrong. My hands felt soft so it was moisturising them after each wash, it lathered up when squirted into the palm of your hand with the water, so what was I missing?.
It came to me today as I washed my hands I lifted the bottle up and gave it a shake and straight away I noticed that it looked very watery. I though that perhaps somebody had knocked it into a sink of water and some had managed to get inside the bottle somehow. So I went round to the main bathroom where I hadn't opened the other one yet as there was still some left in my old Radox one. I gave that a shake too and the same it was really runny.
I know that if I shake the Radox one it just doesn't move around at all as it is so thick and creamy, but I do miss the texture of my better brands. This Tesco one is fine if you are not bothered by the watery consistency as it does do what is says and has definitely kept my hands soft ( although I do use handcream by the buckets so it could be that and not the handwash!) and it does have a really nice clean smell to it. Being that they are both pump action I believe that the Tesco one squirts out much more than the other brands as it is so thin compared to the much thicker and creamier ones, don't get me wrong as it does stay in one place in your hand and isn't so runny that it slips through your fingers
I think I will go back to my Radox when these Tesco ones have run out as I also noticed that the Radox is also 300ml, compared to the Tesco's 250ml. So if your not bothered by the texture of the handwash then I would recommend the Tesco one, as for what you pay for it, it is good value.
Tesco Antibacterial Handwash costs 78p for a pump action 500ml bottle, or 53p for a 500ml refil. It's on Dooyoo and on the Tesco website in a rectangular bottle, but I actually picked this up in a cylindrical bottle the other day in store. It's the same product and was about the same price, it's just perhaps a new style packaging that they're trying out. So look out for both types if you go hunting in store for this product.
Using this product for the first time, I noticed straight away that this was that little bit thinner than brand name hand soaps such as Carex. But it was only marginally thinner, and the consistency is thick enough to be acceptable. This lathers up nicely and quickly when you use it under running water, and it gives off a pleasant, clean scent while in use.
Afterwards, I like that it leaves my hands nice and clean, with a firm but mild smell of cleanliness on them. I'm quite critical of handwashes and soaps that dry skin out, as that's something that affects our family quite a bit - but this stuff leaves my hands clean and dry without feeling rough or flakey.
I'm probably just being a brand snob when I say this stuff is good, but noticeably not quite as good as brands like Carex. It's a tiny bit thinner, and the scent isn't quite as strong and fresh either. But it's pretty darn close and for a substantially lower price. For 53p per 500ml refil, this stuff is a real bargain buy. It gets the job done without any cheap or nasty side affects, and it's convenient that you can pick it up with your weekly shop too.
I do like my Lush soaps and I tend to keep one in the kitchen for getting that rubber glove smell of my hands when I've just washed up, but I also keep an anti-bacterial hand wash for when I'm cooking because I'm very paranoid about giving myself food poisoning!
At the moment I'm using Tesco's moisturising antibacterial hand wash which I bought for two reasons. Firstly it was cheap, secondly I have dry skin and liked the fact that this one said it was moisturising.
The hand wash comes in a clear bottle with a blue pump action dispenser like the one pictured above. The bottle, if I'm honest isn't very inspiring, but still this is a cheap product so I wouldn't expect anything too fancy and anyway it's functional which is the main thing!
The hand wash is a blue gel and has a pleasant fragrance. It says on the bottle that it contains sea mineral extract, and indeed it does have that 'oceany' type of smell to it, which is slightly on the masculine side, but as a girl, I don't mind it either. In fact, the smell actually reminds me of the Carex hand wash that comes in the blue bottle.
One of the best things that I have found about the product is that only a tiny bit is needed per use. Pressing the pump dispenser down just once will dispense enough product to wash your hands thoroughly and it produces a lovely thick, soapy foam.
Another advantage of this product is that it has been formulated to neutralise odours and has been tested on fish, garlic and onions. It really does seem to get rid of any strong smells from my hands whilst cooking, and leaves them with that fresh sea mineral scent.
As I mentioned, I was attracted to this product because it was moisturising. I have very dry skin and at the moment the skin on my hands is slightly cracked and very sore, so obviously I want to avoid anything that will dry it out further. This product does what it says, and leaves my skin feeling hydrated, and doesn't dry it out like normal soap can.
A 250ml bottle of this will cost just 78p from Tesco a big saving on the £1.33 you will pay for the Carex brand.
So all in all a good product. It gets hands clean, the anti-bacterial action will help fight germs, and the price isn't bad either. I'd certainly buy this again and would recommend it to others.
Being a full time mum of two under five, I attend a few toddler groups a week and find that the majority of mothers/carers are raving on about the increase in illnesses at the moment especially with their older children who attend school, so people are buying a lot of anti-bacterial soap in an effort to slain the germs.
Antibacterial soaps were originally marketed as deodorant soaps to control excess perspiration on the body, during the 1950 these grew popular and bar forms were then under well known brands such as Lifebuoy and Dial; nowadays when you look at the market we are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of anti-bacterial soaps, hand washes and washing up liquids.
The anti-bacterial hand wash we have at home is Tesco's own brand and one of my reasons for the purchase was effective cleaning at an affordable price and also is the subject of my latest review.
The bottle is an opaque white squat bottle with a pump action dispenser, the words 'Tesco Antibacterial Hand Wash' is visible on the front and to the back there is detailed information about the handwash and what it does.
The liquid inside is a nice sapphire blue colour.
The bottle holds 500ml, which although doesn't sound a lot does last a long time as you only need a small amount for effective cleansing.
Twisting off the top of the bottle I am greeted by a nice eucalyptus aroma, not too overpowering and just enough so that you know what it's going to do.
Tesco advise that this is a gentle formula with it's mild and creamy lather will cleanse and help condition your hands that is Ph balanced and help keep hands soft and moisturised as well as combating odours such as fish, onions and garlic.
For this bottle in particular I paid 78p, which I didn't think was to bad considering we aren't even half way through the bottle and we've had it about three months now and it gets used everyday.
Tesco's warn that you should avoid contact with eyes whilst using this product.
Tesco's promise that this product or it's ingredients is not tested on animals by or for Tesco's.
Does this do as good as job as the more expensive brand? In my honest opinion, yes.
I've tried many different hand washes over the years including some really cheap ones that promise the earth and deliver nothing. This does exactly what it says and holds up to my expectations and I am impressed. The consistency of the liquid is neither too runny or to thick and feels rather like a gel when first dispensed.
When run under water it bubbles up rather nicely and not overly bubbly and the smell is pleasant enough not to be overbearing.
I always have hand soap in my kitchen and bathroom and my preference in anti-bacterial. I normally use a leading brand, which is substantially more expensive than this product.
I was shopping one day and spotted this product, it come in a 250ml bottle and costs approx 69p (I find prices in this store can vary on a lot of products from week to week) The liquid is a nice aqua blue colour and is fresh smelling. The bottle has a dispenser top which works well with little spillage.
The bottle advises that the soap kills more than 99% of know germs, which is reassuring especially with children in the house.
My experience of the hand soap is a good one. I liked the fresh smell; it was nice and soft and does not dry my hands out like some other brands can. It's a snip at 69p costing more than 65% less than my previous product.
Overall I would highly recommend this product. Well-packaged, easily dispensed, very well prices, fresh smelling, moisturising to the hands and kills more than 99% of germs. What more can you want from a hand soap
The liquid soap in the kitchen was nearly finished so I was looking in Tesco for a bargain and spotted the Moisturising Antibacterial Hand wash which is also soothing.
*What is it like?*
The bottle is opaque and so it is easy to see how much liquid is left, it is a fairly squat bottle with a pale lilac plunger and similar colour label, with writing in navy and white. It contains 250mls and cost about 69p.
The writing on the back of the bottle is in quite small print in navy against the purple liquid so difficult to read unfortunately, but as the front said it was odour neutralising and had lavender extract I decided to try it.
Quote from the back of the bottle "This gentle formula with its mild and creamy lather will cleanse and help condition your hands. The pH balanced formulation contains moisturisers to help prevent dry skin, is dermatologically tested and suitable for dry skin. Containing extracts of lavender renowned for its soothing properties and odour neutralising fragrance to combat common food odours*.
*Tested on fish, onions and garlic"
Does it work?
Once the top was released - why is it so difficult for a man to do a simple task? My husband used some to wash his hands and said it was alright. That can mean many things, but I took it that it was acceptable!
I used it next and squirted the liquid onto my wet hands, it was hard to press the plunger down and a big skoosh shot out! It is a nice thick gel and smelling very pleasantly of lavender but not too strongly. It quickly lathered up and rinsed off leaving my hands both clean and feeling soft.
It seems to remove the smell of garlic very well and fish, and even after touching the scallops we had yesterday there was no trace left on my hands.
Obviously I can't say whether the anti bacterial properties are very efficient but we haven't had any upset tummies or colds whilst lots of other people have been ill, so hopefully washing our hands with this has helped protect us.
My skin, especially on my hands is getting drier as I get older and I was pleased to notice that it didn't make my hands feel dry and itchy as some hand wash gels have. Although after the last kitchen wash up of the day I usually put some cream on, but during the day I have just used the hand wash. My hands smell clean and fresh some time later too, so that's a good thing.
Would I recommend it?
Yes, most definitely as we have to be so careful with germs, and when preparing food it is essential that our hands are clean. People should be aware that when handling chicken particularly, germs can get all over the work surface, around the taps and sinks and then be spread to other foods which may not be cooked and then we become ill. Having a tap that can be switched on using the clean inside of your wrist is beneficial in preventing germs on taps for other people to pick up. Washing your hands with this hand wash and hot water will help prevent contamination of other foods.
I don't have young children but this would be great for people dealing with babies and dirty nappies and for children washing their hands too, as it removes smells as well as dirt and germs.
Nowadays, everything seems to be 'antibacterial' - whether it be kitchen sprays and wipes which claim to kill 99% of all known germs, down to items that we personally use to wash with - as in the cash of the Tesco 'Moisturising Antibacterial Handwash' that I am reviewing today.
Although the picture which accompanies this product shows the original incarnation of the handwash, Tesco now manufacture a lavender version which is a available in a smaller 250ml pump-top dispenser. The item promises to;
a) Neutralise odours,
and b) Sooth Hands.
Although this particular wash doesn't give a figure in terms of the percentage of bacteria that it will kill, it does say that it will be "tough on germs" - which is good enough for me!
Price & Availability
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Obviously, being a product made by Tesco, it is only available in Tesco stores where it costs 69p - however, Asda sell their own moisturising handwash (500g) for only 45p.
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This particular handwash has a pleasant aroma - the lavender smell is quite strong, and you can still detect it on your hands after they have been rinsed and dried. After applying the fairly thick purple liquid (via the efficient pump-top), the product foams up into a lather, and feels like it is doing a thorough cleaning job - although whether it is killing germs or not is a claim I can't test. After using this product, my hands don't feel dry like a lot of similar products I have used, and therefore, the items 'moisturising' title is fully deserved.
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The list of ingredients in this product is far too long to type out - and i'm not sure how much help it would be anyway - however, it does contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate as its main detergent - which is common in soaps, shampoos and toothpastes.
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In conclusion, I would recommend Tesco Moisturising Antibacterial Handwash. The product smells good, and seems to work effectively. Although it's relatively cheap, there are cheaper alternatives available - but to be honest, this is fine for me.
I am constantly trying to drum into my kids the importance of washing their hands regularly and I am also a great believer that when washing your hands it should almost always be with an anti-bacterial hand wash that comes from a pump dispenser.
When you wash your hands with a bar of soap you are firstly getting the germs left on it from the person before and when using a non anti-bacterial wash you may be getting your hands clean to look at but the germs are very much still there.
You pick up germs on your hands continuously throughout the day and it is not really how often you wash your hands but when, for instance after typing this I will have picked up tons of germs because I am tying on a keyboard shared by three others in my office, at 12 noon I will be going home as I am half day today and I will most likely prepare lunch for my family therefore transferring the germs I have picked up to them.
Anti-bacterial hand washes can be more expensive then bars of soap but this Tesco one is very inexpensive at only 54p for a 250ml bottle and it works very well. It is nicely but strong scented and even after working on the car and having a nasty petrol smell on my fingers I found that this hand wash removed both the oil and grime and the horrible smell, oh and most importantly the germs too.
This particular hand wash also has a moisturising effect on the skin which is useful for people that may suffer from dry skin, a lot of soaps agitate dry skin or even leave normal skin feeling dry but this hand wash has the very opposite effect.
My family and I have a dispenser of this in the bathroom and the kitchen and although my youngest still uses the Kandoo hand wash the rest of us use this and love it.