The concept behind it is fabulous and one I am totally behind - all profits go to the Child's i Foundation which is a charity that deals with baby abandonment in Uganda. The founder of Child’s i, Lucy Buck, worked as a TV producer on shows including Big Brother, until finding an abandoned baby in a car park changed her life. This spurred Lucy on to give up her career in TV and set up her own charity as well as an orphanage in Kampala, Uganda.
“For several years my life was divided. I worked as a producer on high-profile TV shows and volunteered at an orphanage in Uganda. In 2008, I buried a little baby boy called Abraham. He had been abandoned in a taxi park and died of meningitis in an orphanage aged just 16 weeks. In his short life, no one had truly loved him. I decided then to quit my TV career to establish the Child’s i Foundation, with the aim of helping ensure Abraham’s tragic story wasn’t repeated over and over again. Our belief is that every child deserves to grow up in a family rather than in an institution. Every purchase of this product helps make this dream possible.”
300mls of the Hand Wash is priced at £13.50 - which is a lot more than I would normally spend on soap - but it is a really lovely product, supporting a really good cause.
It is quite lotioney in texture and doesn't lather up massively well but because of this feels really moisturising - almost as if you are washing your hands with hand cream.
If you have any other Trilogy products - if I tell you it has *that* smell, you will know what I mean. If you are a Trilogy virgin - their trademark scent is of frankincense, rose geranium and lavender and this smells just the same. It also combines the natural antibacterial properties of Elderberry and Burdock with natural vegetable oils - at this time of year all the natural goodness is definitely helping. I think this is the first year my knuckles haven't cracked with the cold - hurrah!
If you'd like to get your hands on Helping Hand Wash - check out the Trilogy website to order or find your local stockist. It's only going to be sold in 2012, so please, buy as many as you can.
If you'd like to find out more about Child's i Foundation, please visit their website www.childsifoundation.org