[First Impressions] L’ORÉAL PARIS – Anti Bacterial Hand Sanitiser Gel

Available on the L’Oreal website HERE

Price: £2.50

Volume: (The one I have): also comes in 200ml and 390ml

Made in: Germany

Description: ”With 70% alcohol, this hand sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs in 30 seconds. It removes impurities and dirt to leave hands purified. Enriched with Glycerin for its hydrating properties, leaving hands clean yet comfortable.” (From the Website)

NOTE: In the UK, 70% alcohol I believe is the legal limit in Antibacterial gels.

(Note: I like Glycerin as I do think it helps hydrate/moisturise the hands).

Packaging: Flip-cap top, you squeeze the bottle to get the product out. Very elegant and easy to use! I don’t think this would leak in a bag.

Sticky?: NO! This isn’t sticky like other antibacterial gels.

Really nice easy to use packaging! German writing because it was made in Germany!

Directions: Apply into hands and rub all surfaces of the hands thoroughly, until dry.

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Ingredients: Alcohol Denat.,Aqua /Water,Glycerin,Triethanolamine,Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer,PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate,Trideceth-6

How it feels on the skin / Texture: This is like a jelly! You see this picture below? It was very hard to keep this from sliding all over my hand (which it did) in order to take a still photo. Definitely this product starts melting into the skin and the alcohol immediately provides that typical cooling sensation. Of course this would sting any open wounds on the hands etc and because of the alcohol content, this doesn’t exactly feel like a hand cream – it doesn’t immediately turn my hands dry.

[But I don’t find it particularly hydrating or moisturising either. At least it doesn’t dry my hands out painfully after rubbing in.]

This takes very little time to rub into the skin and absorb into the skin (and provide that cooling sensation). I don’t get a horrible strong scent, only that slight alcohol smell (but not headache-inducing).

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Easy to re-apply?: Yes it seems fine, and doesn’t have that sticky build up that some other hand gels have.

Overall: Not a bad product! I think the juice itself is pretty good (and thank God it isn’t sticky), but it’s the packaging I really enjoy and it’s ease to use without spilling all over your bag. Also I do appreciate that it doesn’t have a smell or a scent that gives me a headache! I’m sure I’ll use this to completion because of the world we live in these days and because it’s not sticky or horrible ot re-apply.

My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.

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