To tell you the truth, even before pandemic I guess I’m already a hygiene freak. But since the pandemic, and 20 seconds of hand-washing is a way to go, I took it even more seriously.
Used to just purchased whatever hand soaps I found in the supermarket, but now (I guess many people are doing it, too) I kind of experimenting with different brands. First, because they finished so quickly now than ever (FYI, I share the house with my husband and two boys). Second, just to avoid boredom of constant use. Third, because the packaging looks good on the sink. Now that we visited the sink more often, I guess it’s also important.
So, here are some of my most loved hand soaps (based on alphabetical order).
CAREX NATURAL ANTIBACTERIAL HAND WASH SENSITIVE
Let’s start with the most affordable one. Easily found in local supermarkets, apparently Cussons Carex is number one hand wash brand in UK. It contains a gentle fragrance and great for sensitive skin as it claim. I tested this on my son’s dry & cracked hands (because he didn’t use hand cream like his mom, obviously). He never had dry & cracked hands again after he used this.
Perfect for: those who are too lazy to slap on hand cream after washing their hands. And it won’t break the bank.
SENSATIA BOTANICALS VIOLET & GERANIUM HAND WASH
Our local version of AESOP and yes it is the most expensive from this list. Filled with Geranium essential oil and Violet Leaf extract which has antibacterial properties and acts as natural antiseptic.
Perfect for: those who love natural products and miss their spa’s treatment during this crazy pandemic (its’ scent will remind you of walking inside an expensive spa).
SLEEP BY BATH & BODY WORKS
I practically went nuts when our local Bath & Body Works had a sale for hand soaps on Global Hand Washing Day. This is one out of many that I purchased, and quickly become a favorite. It’s infused with natural essential oils, Black Chamomile & Bergamot, combines with vitamin E, Shea Extract and Aloe.
Perfect for: aromatherapy fans. Well it is an aromatherapy range, after all.
YURI HAND SOAP FOAMING PREMIUM ANTIBACTERIAL LAVENDER
Lavender scent always reminds me of my beloved dad, so I really love this lavender hand soap. It has this clean, powdery and a bit musky scent of lavender. You can get this easily at local supermarket with an affordable price. It also contains vitamin E (not drying) and biodegradable surfactant (good for the environment).
Perfect for: those who love quality with affordable price.
PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA