The Good: Appears to work, Easy to apply, Exceptionally good scent, Enduring scent.
The Bad: Price/size.
The Basics: Fresh Picked Strawberries Anti-bacterial Hand Gel was the most pleasant surprise from Bath & Body Works in quite a while!
I swear that the moment one of Bath & Body Works’ competitors finds a way to clone the Fresh Picked Strawberries Anti-bacterial hand gel and offer it, in bulk, at a discounted price, they will have an absolutely perfect product on their hands. While there are any number of Bath & Body Works Anti-bacterial hand gels that I use these days (thanks to my wife doing a stocking up trip at our local Bath & Body Works), the one I use when I want my skin to smell great and remain that way for an hour is Fresh Picked Strawberries! With its enduring scent and bacteria-killing power, Fresh Picked Strawberries is an energizing anti-bacterial hand gel that is worth stocking up on.
For those who are unfamiliar with the recent trend in personal hygiene, Anti-Bacterial Hand Gels are like liquid soap. You drop a few drops of a gel onto your hands, then rub your hands together and the gel evaporates, killing bacteria on your hands. Also, it has the tendency to clean off mild amounts of dirt. It's a convenient way to clean your hands and keep them sterile while on the run or around a lot of sick people. Or when you're not around water or when you're trying to interact with people you don't want to get sick, which is why a lot of hospitals are using these now.
Honestly, anti-bacterial hand gels are genius. They are wonderful when one is on the road and sees kids wiping their noses on their hands and then opening doors that you're about to have to touch. I could come up with literally a thousand places and times I've used anti-bacterial hand gels. Anti-bacterial hand gels are essentially biological weapons against bacteria that are convenient, easy to use and basically make living in a first world country a real treat.
Fresh Picked Strawberries scented anti-bacterial hand gel from Bath & Body Works is incredible! This 1 oz. PocketBac plastic bottle holds a fluid that smells exactly like a strawberry garden in the sunlight. This scent is warm and sweet and delightfully fruity, smelling just like concentrated strawberries! Fresh Picked Strawberries anti-bacterial hand gel smells good enough to make an environmentalist like me not care about the death of all those germs and that scent lasts for at least an hour after the user has scrubbed their hands with this gel.
Fresh Picked Strawberries anti-bacterial hand gel comes in a pocketpac bottle for $1.50, $.99 on sale. The fluid is translucent light red with tiny dark purple microbeads suspended in it. As near as I can tell, the microbeads do nothing. They dissipate when one uses the gel, so it is not like they are a grit for cleaning the hands.
The bottle is a rhombus shape that fits in the hand rather easily. The flip-top lid makes it easy to open and close the bottle with one hand. This is especially convenient because if you believe you need to sterilize your hands, odds are you will not want to touch many things until you've done. The ability to manipulate the bottle with one hand while getting the product out is a good selling point.
The bottle recommends a dime-sized drop to sterilize one's hands. That seemed to work for me and when applying this gel, the scent remains on the skin for at least an hour!
Unlike most anti-bacterial hand gels, the Fresh Picked Strawberries scented Bath and Body Works hand gel does not dry the skin out. It’s a nice change from many of the other Bath & Body Works hand gels I have used. Even when I used two Fresh Picked Strawberries blobs in an hour, this hasn’t dried out my skin.
I use so many anti-bacterial hand gels, that is seems I never get sick, so it is mostly on faith that this particular one works at this point, but I have that faith. Fresh Picked Strawberries might not be a discrete scent as an anti-bacterial hand gel, but it is a wonderful one and one that is well worth picking up, and (when on sale) stocking up on as well!
For other Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial hand gels, please visit my reviews of:
Warm Apple Cider
Scary Cats (Black Cherry)
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