Saturday, February 15, 2014

Delightfully Fruity Until It Turns, Midnight Pomegranate Anti-Bacterial Gel Is Worthwhile!

The Good: Appears to work, Easy to apply, Good initial scent
The Bad: Scent can be a bit alcohol-y, Price/size
The Basics: Midnight Pomegranate Anti-bacterial Hand Gel is one of the better winter fruit scents for Bath & Body Works’s anti-bacterial hand gels!

I am, to be honest, not a fan of the current trend in food and beauty supplies capitalizing on the pomegranate. Pomegranates may be trendy, but they are expensive, sour, and a pain in the ass to eat. So, the fact that I picked up and find myself enjoying the Bath & Body Works Midnight Pomegranate Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel actually says something! I liked the Midnight Pomegranate Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel as it smells great in the bottle. However, about one in five times it is used, it seems to take on a scent that is powerfully reminiscent of isopropyl alcohol.

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; there are a ton of times one might want to use these!

Honestly, anti-bacterial hand gels are genius. They are wonderful when out shopping in the winter and when one sees how a number of people spread germs as a matter of course, they are likely to want to use them pretty much constantly. 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 great.

Midnight Pomegranate scented anti-bacterial hand gel from Bath & Body Works features a scent that is mostly incredible. The gel smells like a sweet, fruity scent – actually much like the produced scent of raspberries – most of the times it is used. This 1 oz. PocketBac plastic bottle holds a fluid that smells great in the bottle and most of the times it is used on the hands. When it is not smelling like overly sweetened berries, the Midnight Pomegranate smells like isopropyl alcohol.

Midnight Pomegranate anti-bacterial hand gel comes in a pocketbac bottle for $1.75, $.99 on sale. The fluid is a translucent lilac color with tiny purple microbeads in it. The microbeads do not seem to do anything.

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.

Midnight Pomegranate anti-bacterial hand gel does not dry out the skin and it leaves the hands smelling either sugary or like rubbing alcohol, depending on some sort of random result I have not yet figured out. Even so, for those who want a sweet fruity scent, the Midnight Pomegranate is a good winter scent from Bath & Body Works!

For other Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial hand gels, please visit my reviews of:
Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint
Fresh Sparkling Snow
Lemon Meringue Cheer
Sparking Pink Champagne
Simply Rain
Fresh Lavender
Winter Spice & Vanilla
Candy Cane Bliss
Cranberry Harvest
Creamy Pumpkin
Fresh Picked Strawberries
Eucalyptus Mint
Warm Apple Cider
Scary Cats (Black Cherry)


For other health and beauty reviews, please check out my Health And Beauty Product Review Index Page for an organized listing!

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