15 October 2013

Love in a Handstand . . . .

. . . Ever been on a date . . .where things begin to get a little 'romantic'. . . you and your date take a gentle stroll, giggling and enjoying one anothers company and subconsciously you both hold hands? Although you and this person may be getting a lot more friendlier than first thought . . has it ever dawned on you ''How clean are their hands?''. Perhaps it is somewhat a little odd to think such thoughts on a first date, but it does get you thinking. . . 

Today is in fact 'Global Handwashing Day'. I don't know about you but regardless of where I am or what I am doing I wash my hands religiously . . perhaps I'm just a little 'OCD' lol, but catching other peoples germs through poor hygiene is my biggest 'bug bearer', and all of this can be prevented from using a few products (and common sense) to prevent the spread of coughs, colds and sneezes.

''Did you know . . .research has shown we touch common objects an average of 3.3 times per hour and touch their faces up to 3.6 times''.
(Press Release, 2013)

Cuticura have launched a brand new range of anti-bacterial hand hygiene products which aim to get us all effectively washing our hands better in the bid to reduce nasties during the upcoming winter season.   

NEW Cuticura Anti Bacterial Hand Wash 'Lime and Bamboo', Black Pepper and Pomegranate', 'Ginger and Manuka Honey' RRP £2.49
Longer lasting protection at home . . uses 3 hour technology to ensure hands stay clean and safe for care free living. Clinically proven, tackles the toughest bacteria and kills 99% of germs, leaving hands feeling soft, clean and protected.

NEW Cuticura Anti Bacterial Hand Serum ''Green Cucumber', 'Pink Watermelon', 'Garden Mint' RRP £2.49
Long lasting invisble 'cloak' to protect hands from germs for up to 8 hours when soap and water is not available. Unique dual-fighting, alcohol free formulation combats both flu and cold and noroviruses, stopping 99.99% of bacteria in its tracks. 

NEW Cuticura Anti Bacterial Hand Wipes RRP £1.49
Compact and convenient, kills 99.99% of bacteria and proven to keep protecting hands for up to 8hours. Skin is left feeling cleansed and silky soft with this dermatologically approved, alcohol and triclosen free formula. Specially formulated with anti viral properties to keep families safe from even more nasties. 

NEW Cuticura 'Cucumber and Mint', 'Passionflower', 'Mango' Anti Bacterial Hand Gel RRP 99p/50ml; £1.49/100ml; £2.79/250ml
Offers peace of mind for gym goers, with proven alcohol based formula for fast acting, anti bacterial defence. Clinically proven to tackle even the toughest bacteria, Cuticura's hand gel kills 99.99% bacteria, fast, leaving you feeling protected and free to enjoy your day.

Did you know . . .

1 in 10 Brits just splash and dash after using the loo and 1 in 5 don’t wash hands at all
     1 in 5 Brits don’t wash their hands every time they use the loo
           Over 1 in 10 simply splash or rinse their fingers with water
             About 40 per cent wash their hands for less than 10 seconds 
           It takes 20 seconds of washing with soap to effectively wash hands[i]
            Men are twice as likely to wash without using soap or hand wash

The research showed that nearly half of the people interviewed for hand hygiene experts Cuticura, are not washing their hands properly and aiding the spread of harmful germs. Dr Lisa Ackerley, a leading hygiene expert recommends that people wash their hands with warm water and soap or an anti bacterial hand-wash for at least 20 seconds, yet the research shows people are cutting that time by 50 per cent.

(Press Release, 2013)

Remember . . . COUGHS & COLDS SPREAD DISEASES . . .REMEMBER to wash your hands . . . 

All products are available from Superdrug, Boots, Morrisons, Waitrose and independent pharmacies.

Hope you have enjoyed reading this post (and watching the video). 


  1. Interesting post. These products sound amazing.

    1. Serenity of Beauty15 October 2013 22:32

      Yes, the products are all really nice. And it's definitely a great way to get people thinking about the spread of germs :)