Reviewed: Merci Handy Love & Hand Cleansing Gel in Black Vanilla

WE all know hand sanitisers are important, but they can be hard work, usually because they’re just a little bit dull.

I’m also not a fan of the strong clinical smell you tend to get with the antibacterial ones, and as for those without antibacterial agents, then what is the point?

Merci Handy recently launched a range of cute, sweet scented antibacterial hand gels, packed with emollient pearls and vitamin E to keep hands hydrated and squeaky clean.

I’ve been testing the new Merci Handy Love & Hand Cleansing Gel in Black Vanilla, which is available in Top Shop and costs £2.90.

 

Small but perfectly formed: It comes in a handy 30ml bottle...

Small but perfectly formed: It comes in a handy 30ml bottle…

The bottle contains 30ml of the sweet-smelling stuff and is a lovely small size which fits in your hand neatly, and is perfect for dropping into even the smallest of clutch bags.

You need just a small drop, and it dries almost instantly – far better than faffing on with those dire hand dryers in public toilets.

It feels fresh and cooling – which will make it ideal for use on those sweaty summer days – and it doesn’t dry the hands, in fact I found mine felt very soft, as if I’d just applied a light hand cream.

 

It looks cute, smells great and gets the job done. What's not to love?

It looks cute, smells great and gets the job done. What’s not to love?

Initially it has a bit of a sharp alcoholic whiff to it, but within a few seconds this fades to reveal a gorgeous sweet and warm vanilla scent.

It’s a very comforting and reassuring fragrance – it certainly has none of the harsh sharpness that many antibacterial hand gels have – and the gentle scent lasts hours.

I really like this hand gel. Initially I was surprised at how small the bottle is, but I’ve found a little  goes a long way, and once I realised its size means you can take it anywhere, I was sold.

I like the way the fragrance lasts for a long time after use, and it smells expensive too, which is always a good thing.

Merci Handy Love & Hand Cleansing Gels cost £2.90 and are available at Top Shop stores and from Merci Handy