Monday, May 13, 2013

My First Free Product Review: Palmolive Soft Touch

After hearing about Influenster from a friend a few months ago, I was a little skeptical.

I've never been a big fan of online surveys. What I purchase to eat, wear, groom myself with or clean with is my business.  Ya know?

But being the thrifty gal that I am, I thought I'd give it a whirl. And let me just say: If you have a few minutes to spare and a social media presence, Influenster is a pretty neat program.

Based on your likes and dislikes in product choices and reviews, you could qualify to become part of a testing market for various products...FREE FREE FREE.

How much? Oh. It's free.

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Jackie. Come on. Nothing is free. There's a catch." Well if there's a catch, I haven't been pitched yet. It's as easy as signing up, making a little profile and answering brief survey questions. There's no phone calls. No spam emails. Nothing gimmicky at all. Really!

A few weeks ago, I was notified that I had qualified for a free cleaning sample to be sent to my house for product testing. And just the other day, I was surprised by a hefty package of two full-size 25 oz bottles of Palmolive dish liquid.

And here I was expecting a free sample to be...sample sized. Thanks, Influenster!  Now, let's get to washing those dishes.

I'm going to try to not let my thrift senses completely blind my better judgment. (Did I mention these were free?)

So on with the review:

My favorite pick between the two samples was the Palmolive Soft Touch Vitamin E.  While I enjoyed the scent of the Palmolive Soft Touch Coconut Butter, I think the overall performance of the Vitamin E was superior.

Of course, the Vitamin E is the perfect shade of pastel pink, which I love. And the scent, while not overpowering, is enough to make me a regular buyer.

Since I work with my hands all day long, getting nicks, cuts, scrapes and dry skin...using a dish soap that's easy on the hands is a big factor in purchasing. While both samples use the "soft touch" technology, the Palmolive Soft Touch Vitamin E really left my hands and nails lotion-soft.

The coconut butter dish liquid cleaned the grime off all of the pots, pans and silverware...but left my hands feeling just a bit too greasy. But that doesn't surprise me, since coco butter lotions have the same effect on my skin.

Maybe I'm partial to the color pink...or love that extra dose of skincare while washing the dishes, but Palmolive Soft Touch Vitamin E gets an "A+" in my book.

If you're a coconut butter fan and have extra-dry hands, you'll likely love the Palmolive Soft Touch Coconut Butter dish liquid. But for me it's a "B."

Both cleaned the dishes perfectly, even the ones that had been sitting in food remnants overnight. And I love that unlike most gel dish soaps, the Palmolive dish liquid rinsed from the glassware with minimal effort. I hate when you think a glass is rinsed thoroughly only to spot those soapy streaks on the inside. Don't you?

So there we have it, my honest to goodness review.  Now if you'll excuse me, I have some more cleaning to do.

Bubbles, ahoy! 

If you're interested in seeing how your purchasing power can earn you free goodies to sample and review from Influenster, click on over and set up a profile. Talkin' about being thrifty, folks. Ya can't beat free! 

"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes." 

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