The Good: Appears to work, Easy to apply, Great scent
The Bad: Expensive
The Basics: Bath & Body Works Crisp Apples Anti-bacterial Hand Gel is only diminished by its price!
It is somewhat surprising to me, given how many apple-scented products from Bath & Body Works I have reviewed, that I have never reviewed the Crisp Apples Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel. I am a fan of the Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gels and while there are some that are real winners, none has yet achieved a perfect rating from me. I thought that the Crisp Apples Hand Gel might be the first to earn that distinction, but anti-bacterial hand gels have become incredibly saturated in the marketplace. As a result, price is absolutely a factor and Bath And Body Works might have the widest variety of scents for their hand gels, but they trade more on the company's name and they charge their customers for the name. The result is that no matter how wonderful Crisp Apples anti-bacterial hand gel is, the price is greater than consumers will pay for comparable products.
For those who have not yet checked out the phenomenon, 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 amazing. The more I learn about the current trend in the spread of communicable diseases, and the ridiculous anti-vaccing movement, 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.
Crisp Apples scented anti-bacterial hand gel from Bath & Body Works features a scent that is entirely straightforward. It smells like apples. The apple scent is strong, clean and distinctive. This 1 oz. PocketBac plastic bottle holds a fluid that smells wonderful and is not at all complicated. The light pink fluid does not smell like isopropyl alcohol alone, even though that is a primary ingredient in the gel.
Crisp Apples anti-bacterial hand gel comes in a pocketbac bottle for $1.75, $.99 on sale. The fluid is translucent rose-pink with tiny dark purple flecks in it. The globs don’t seem to do anything.
The bottle is a ovaloid 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.
Crisp Apples anti-bacterial hand gel does not dry out the skin and it leaves the hands smelling like apple. The smell lingers for about thirty minutes after one uses it and it remains clean-smelling and true the entire time. The only drawback is how much Bath & Body Works charges for it.
For other Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial hand gels, please visit my reviews of:
Pumpkin Cupcake Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel
Midnight Pomegranate anti-bacterial hand gel
Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint
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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