Sunday, 2 September 2012

Carex Protect Plus Hand Gel Review

Hi again everyone!

Bit of a strange post from me today, it's not nails, it's not beauty.... BUT it is something I use alot so I thought I'd share.  As you've probably read the post description you already know - it's Carex's Protect Plus Hand Gel:
Carex Protect Plus Hand Gel Review
It's a holo label! Gotta love that!  I actually bought it because I needed a pound coin for the car park so went into Sainsburys to buy something cheap to get some change, and this had been reduced to a pound - perfect.  The bling caught my eye, and off we went to the till.  Not the self service till, I get too paranoid a shop assistant is going to accuse me of stealing something, so I go to a proper till.

From the first time I applied it I was hooked!  I'm a sucker for anything that smells nice as you know, and this has a fresh, soapy, kind of deodoranty smell to it that I love.  What it says on the bottle that it does:

"Cleanse your hands when you are on the go with our protecting hand gel that keeps on working for up to 2 hours.
-Before and after eating - After travelling or using public transport - After changing your baby's nappy - After using public toilets"

You can almost tell in the pic above that theres not much left in this bottle, there's 50ml in these small travel ones and thats lasted me the best part of a month.  I think they do a larger size too, but I like to keep it in my bag.  So I bought another one and I notice a change:
Carex Protect Plus Hand Gel tops
They've changed the top from a pump dispenser to a squirty lid.  I don't like this as much because, a) theres a chance it could get pressed in my bag and leak everywhere, and, b) because its not measured out anymore and it's quite watery, I find I use more.  But I'm sure it's cheaper for them to make.  When my pump one completely runs out I will try and see if it's possible to fill it back up, but I suspect not, as with most things these days.
It's just a clear gel, but I took a picture of it for you anyway, just because I'm like that.  I wonder if there's an award for the year's most uninspiring blog picture?  If so I might just win it with this one haha:

Anyway, it smells nice, it's not very drying on my hands, it kills germs, therefore stops me catching people's illnesses....... and did I mention it's got a holo label?  One of my favourite little purchases of 2012 so far, and will definitely be a repurchase as long as they don't change the scent!

Have you tried it?  If so, what do you think?

Until next time......



  1. I love that you like this because it has a holo label!

  2. I cant leave home without a hand sanitiser in my bag. I have so many of them dotted about all over the place.

    1. I use it far more than I thought I would! I don't think I would have got so hooked if it didn't smell so nice! x x x

  3. Ahh I love this post! All the way through I was like 'ooh, holo label'! I have a different one but I don't know the name (sanex maybe?) that has a very annoying squirty lid too.

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I wish they hadn't changed it from the pump x x x


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