I have some different kinds of posts for you folks out there in reader-land. Many of you know I'm a couponer. I follow several different blogs, have coupon friends, and co-moderate a coupon oriented facebook page. Part of my "research" is discovering different organizations that are hired for product research. I've participated in countless surveys and from time-to-time get chosen to try a particular product for review. I've tried everything from diapers to yogurt to coffee to household cleaners. Recently, I was selected through Influenster to try Palmolive Soft Touch.
Here's the rub: I'm pretty particular on my dishwashing detergents. I'm allergic to most of them. This is why I don't do a traditional hand washing of the dishes. I use one of those dish wand sponge things to minimize how much "stuff" I get on my hands. And don't suggest I wear gloves. All the household gloves are latex and I'm allergic to latex. I admit, I don't usually buy Palmolive. I buy another brand of dish soap. It works well, doesn't make me break out TOO much and I usually have coupons for it.
But, I'm a good product tester. I stripped off my wedding rings and made up a sinkful of suds to wash the lunch dishes. I'm going to give it the ultimate test: sensitive dry hands, dirty kid dishes, and some caked on pans from breakfast.
I was pleased with the cleaning ability of the Palmolive. The ketchup from the kids' dishes cleaned easily, as did the caked on egg residue from the skillet. I also washed my stoneware baker and it removed all food particles easily and quickly (so I didn't have to soak my stoneware!).
It's been several hours and I have no itching or blisters from the product. (Some hand soaps make me blister within 10 minutes). My hands actually feel as if I put on some lotion. After just one use, I still have dry hands, but I live in a dry climate. I'm interested to see how my hands feel after several uses. I'll keep you posted!
If you are interested in becoming a product tester, comment below! I will send you an invitation to become a member too.
Note: I was not paid to make these statements. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.