Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Indistinct Anti-Bacterial: Bath And Body Works Peach Pecan Cupcake Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel!

The Good: Appears to work, Easy to apply, Good initial scent
The Bad: Scent does not include all the promised elements
The Basics: Peach Pecan Cupcake Anti-bacterial Hand Gel is good, but is too complicated in its name to live up to all its promised scents.

I like the Bath & Body Works line of anti-bacterial hand gels. In this weird climate with people who are not nearly as hygienic as I would like (and my wife has been feeding me stories of anti-vaccers, which is pretty much freaking me out now!), Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial hand gels are pretty essential to me now. With the massive variety of scents from Bath & Body Works, it’s easy for me to get psyched and experiment with various scents. Tonight, I’m giving Peach Pecan Cupcake antibacterial hand gel some attention. Unfortunately for Bath & Body Works, Peach Pecan Cupcake promises more than it delivers on the scent front.

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. The more I learn about the current trend in the spread of communicable diseases, the more I 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.

Peach Pecan Cupcake scented anti-bacterial hand gel from Bath & Body Works features a scent that is not able to live up to all it promises. Ironically, this captures the scent of vanilla cupcakes perfectly, but does not have even the hint of pecan or peach to it. This 1 oz. PocketBac plastic bottle holds a fluid that smells good, but only lives up to one of the three promised scents. When the cupcake scent fades, the scent of isopropyl alcohol is present, which makes one feel like it is actually working to eliminate bacteria on skin.

Peach Pecan Cupcake anti-bacterial hand gel comes in a pocketbac bottle for $1.75, $.99 on sale. The fluid is translucent orange with tiny blue flecks in it. The blue globs don’t 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.

Peach Pecan Cupcake anti-bacterial hand gel does not dry out the skin and it leaves the hands smelling vaguely like vanilla cupcakes. It’s not a bad scent, but it’s not great and there is nothing fruity about it. That makes this an average-at-best anti-bacterial hand gel.

For other Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial hand gels, please visit my reviews of:
Dazzling Diamond
Midnight Pomegranate anti-bacterial hand gel
Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint


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