I received a complimentary bottle of Lysol’s Touch of Foam Antibacterial Hand Wash to test drive via BzzAgent.
[If you’d like to learn more about my experiences with the BzzAgent organization please refer to my blog entry here.]
What they say:
New Lysol Touch of Foam hand wash with dual effect is soft on skin and hard on germs. The thick, rich, creamy lather works on contact to kill 99.9% of germs, while moisturizer enriched micro-bubbles leave skin feeling soft and comfortable after every wash. Now you can have soft and healthy hands for all of life’s special moments. No wonder why it is preferred over the leading national competitor.
- Rich non-drip lather works on contact to kill 99.9% of germs
- Offers 10x more germ protection than the leading national competitor
- Available in three great scents — Creamy Vanilla Orchid, Rose & Cherry in Bloom and Wild Berry Bliss
- Antimicrobial properties are built in to protect the pump and resist odor-causing bacteria
This was actually my first time using a foaming hand soap. I’ve always used traditional liquid hand soaps — the kind that requires you to lather up manually — so I was especially interested in trying out Lysol’s Touch of Foam.
A characteristic that I notice right away is that the Touch of Foam is very thin and fluid. Compared to a traditional non-foaming liquid hand soap that has a certain thickness and viscosity, the Lysol product sloshes around like water in its container.
The scent I received to try is Creamy Vanilla Orchid. Rather than creamy I’d describe the scent as a sharp and spicy floral vanilla. It is very strong and the smell lingers long after I’ve washed, rinsed and dried my hands with the soap. Unfortunately, I’m not a fan of the fragrance.
The hand soap comes straight out of the pump as foam. No need to lather manually. And it’s not a thick, dense foam but a very light and airy froth. If you take a lot of bubble baths it’s a lot like the foam that floats on top of the bath water. Just my personal preference but I like my soaps and shampoos to have dense, rich, thick lathers; otherwise, I don’t feel like they’re doing a good job cleaning. I guess that’s why I rarely ever take bubble baths and why I don’t really care for Lysol’s Touch of Foam.
One thing that I really did appreciate is the locking mechanism on the pump. Turn the pump clockwise to unlock the pump. Turn the pump counterclockwise to lock it in place.
Overall, Lysol’s Touch of Foam Antibacterial Hand Wash didn’t win me over. The lather was too light and wimpy for my liking and I wasn’t a fan of the overpowering Creamy Vanilla Orchid scent.