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CeriMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 04-May-21 17:42:26

This is the feedback thread for the Mumsnetters who have been testing products from Surcare’s sensitive range. Testers tried either the laundry liquid or the laundry capsules, as well as Surcare's fabric conditioner and washing up liquid.

This is what Surcare has to say: ‘We are excited for Mumsnetters to try our sensitive laundry detergent as although we have been around for over 30 years and have a really loyal customer base, we want to spread the Surcare secret far and wide! With eczema cases rising more than 40% in just four years*, we knew we had a responsibility to educate people about some of the chemicals and fragrances found in their washing products. This is particularly relevant when you consider that the onset of eczema and other skin conditions often begins in infancy, so protecting delicate baby skin is crucial. We have spent 30 years perfecting our family of cleaning products so that you can do the everyday with less worry. People often think they’re compromising when they use ‘sensitive’ products, however our range has great cleaning power even on cool and quick washes. We really hope you enjoy using it and can’t wait to hear what you think’

Testers, please give your feedback by answering the questions below on this thread, as well as completing the survey we have emailed you

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?
2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?

All testers who give the required feedback will be entered into a prize draw where one lucky tester will win a £100 voucher for a store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!
MNHQ

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bigtoejones Tue 04-May-21 20:16:30

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?

We tried the laundry capsules, the convenience was great as you just pop them in and drum of the washing machine.

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
It was easy to use, no waste and cleaned our clothes really well. We also loved the cheerful packaging on all the products. .

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
It’s really nice, has a subtle scent but does what is needs to and isn’t over fragrances like our usual brand.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
This was great, we don’t have a dishwasher so we used it a lot! It creates so many bubbles and everyone that used it commented on how nice it was. My husband gets really bad eczema flare ups on his hands and said his hands were much softer and a lot less irritated (this also encouraged him to wash up a bit more which is a bonus!).

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
I think our 3 year old son daughter had a lot less dry patches and it appeared to help the patches of eczema on her skin. We are complete converts to the Surcare brand. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

RK2017 Tue 04-May-21 20:17:35

Discovering the Surcare brand, has made a big difference in the quality of our day to day life. For my family and I, using the Surcare range from washing up liquid, laundry liquid and fabric softner, we have immensely seen and feel the improvement on our sensitive skin conditions. Other products always caused intolerable after effects from their use, which included itchiness of the skin and eyes, redness, sneezing, saws, dryness and rashes. Surcare products are especially catered around and for such skin sensitivities and allergies. They are equally safe for all to use no matter what age or skin type. Amongst the many benefits of using Surcare, their amazing cleaning performance goes above and beyond my expectations, as each product delivers on the thorough cleanliness, stain removal, and the fabric softner gives comforting softness that superbly lasts until the next wash. I also love the beautiful packaging design it is very eye appealing. Surcare allows us to get on with life, without suffering from irritable skin conditions caused by substances in everyday household cleaning detergents. The steps to change to products that are kind, reliable, work, innovative, environmental responsible and friendly have been made simple, as the brand to choose is Surcare. They are sustainable products and a little goes far, the washing up liquid foams, creating a rich lather that effortlessly removes the dirt and grime of soiled dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, glassware, utensils and more, leaving them hygienically and pristine clean. My hands are left smooth, soft, hydrated and moisturised. The laundry liquid makes our clothes feel and look fresh and deep cleaned, stubborn stains on laundry are no problem too, I just rub some Surcare laundry liquid onto them before putting them in the washing machine. Complimenting the laundry liquid is the Surcare fabric softner, it leaves our laundry beautifully soft, giving us a comforting feeling of being cuddled and hugged.

CookieBlue Tue 04-May-21 20:23:59

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?

We tested the liquid. I was very impressed!

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?

That it is kind to skin. We all suffer with eczema to some extent so I have to be very careful with what I use. This did not cause any flare ups.

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?

It did leave the clothes lovely and soft but it made me realise how much I like a scent with my fabric conditioner.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?

Really nice. I suffer terribly with eczema on my hands and this definitely left them feeling a lot better than our usual brand.

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?

Yes I did, especially my hands with the use of the washing up liquid.

megjoe1 Tue 04-May-21 20:32:04

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)?
We tested the liquid detergent.
What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?
Very impressed with the detergent, great results. Lovely gentle fragrance and kind to sensitive skin.

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
It was gentle on sensitive skin.
3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
Lovely gentle fragrance, excellent results.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
Good results, gentle on sensitive hands.

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
Definitely a positive switch, I'm very wary of changing detergent due to very sensitive skin so very impressed.

Marsbardelight Tue 04-May-21 20:32:47

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?

capsules, I was expecting this to smell of that strange smelling scent that none scented products smell of it, it didn’t! It smelt of nothing, it was very well, my son had absolutely no reaction to this even washing bedding in it, and it’s also managed to remove stains very well. I wasn’t expecting much at all but this worked really well!

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?

That it didn’t smell and removed tough stains!

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?

I felt this softened clothes without leaving any harsh smells and caused no reaction to family’s skin, would recommend this.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?

I didn’t think this would produce many bubbles, but it did, and it left hands soft not itching or fired out like some, washed up pots as well as other brands I’ve tried.

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?

Yes, washing up liquid stopped dry hands after a few uses as it is milder and gentler than most, the laundry capsules also didn’t cause any adverse reaction to family’s skin and removed stains well. I’m very pleasantly surprised by these products and would recommend them now.

Thankyou surcare for letting me test your fabulous products!

Shireslass Tue 04-May-21 20:52:14

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?

Liquid- I liked it. I found it reassuring there was no strong colour or smell. It cleaned the clothes well at 30 degrees.

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
It worked and I didn't itch or have red skin.

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
Did the job well, some light fragrance may be nice

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
Excellent, good at cutting through grease.

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
No improvement, but no reaction l. Having stuck with the same liquid for a good while this is a good sign.

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Kittyme Tue 04-May-21 21:03:41

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? I tested the liquid and was very impressed with the overall results.

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried? It's performance, it worked well on removing stains.

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner? It works hand in hand with the detergent, it left clothes fresh and soft.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid? I really loved this, unlike some of the leading brands this did not dry out my hands, or irratie my skin. It was also great at removing grease from plates and dishes.

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products? Yes defiinitely, it did not irritate or cause dry skin.

PickleKid Tue 04-May-21 21:10:16

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?

Liquid. Was very happy with it and it got baby poo out!

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?

You only needed a small amount

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?

I've never used fabric conditioner actually. Where I'm from we don't have hard water and it never occurred to me to do it when I came to the UK. So I don't have anything to compare it to! That said I used it on towels and they are much, much softer! I will keep it up.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
I prefer a stronger scent for dishes, and since I don't have eczema on my hands, didn't feel I need this type of product. I know family members who will really like it.

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?

No but we tend to be more flare up types as opposed to ongoing issues, so I'm pleased to report no flair ups and the baby is looking good.

PoshAida Tue 04-May-21 23:27:56

1. Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?
Washing up liquid
Fabric softener
Laundry liquid.
I love love how it didn’t give my LO’s a reaction as they both suffer from eczema.
2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
0% fragrance.
3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
I think it is super amazing. The fact that it is 0% fragrance made me fall head over heels. Am impressed.
4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
Not harsh, didn’t dry out my hands, fragrance free.
5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
Total improvement. This is by far the best and am now hooked up. My LO’s skin didn’t react nor didn’t it irritate. Good job Surcare.

PickledChicory Wed 05-May-21 00:26:34

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?
Liquid
2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
Effective and v fresh smell
3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
Smelt nice and clothes soft
4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
Smelt nice, bubbly but made my sponge a bit smelly. Couldnt rinse all bubbles out
5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
Softer clothes =less irritation generally. No big flare ups

angel0071987 Wed 05-May-21 07:27:55

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?
We tested the capsules. I was impressed with them. They cleaned well at low temperature and left clothes fresh and clean but without any smell to them. Didnt leave any residue on clothes either.

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
Box was easier than other brands to work out child lock but still enough to deter children (even though they kept out of reach). Cleaned well

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
Didn’t like this much. Had a very chemically smell when bottle opened and used twice and didn’t notice any improvement on softness of clothes after.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
Very runny. Did clean dishes but didn’t last as long as other brands and needed to use more

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
Their skin didn’t get worse so that’s a bonus. Can’t say I noticed an improvement though.

mama36 Wed 05-May-21 07:55:53

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?
Liquid I found it very gentle and mild
2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
Low fragrance
3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
Nice fragrance, didn’t need more
4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
It was mild on skin and tough on stains but wasn’t that good on left over dishes
5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
Didn’t notice much yet but definitely it feels very gentle

Beckiemily1990 Wed 05-May-21 09:26:11

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?
I was lucky enough to test the liquid out with my family and my son has sensitive skin and it was wonderful for him!

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
Clean smelling, easy to pour (not to thick or thin) and the results were great considering it is so kind to skin.

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
Very very soft and kind to skin will definitely be purchasing in the future.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
Creates a good amount of bubbles and the washing up experience was great no smears or smudges on glass wear. Didn't really have a scent to it which I like.

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
Yes my son who is 2 didn't have any reaction to any of the products I was lucky enough to test and I can sometimes have funny skin episodes but none with this laundry product.

NerrSnerr Wed 05-May-21 10:23:02

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?
We used capsules. We felt it was really good for the children's clothes. My husband's work t shirts still need to be washed in bio as this left still a bit stinky but that's expected.

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
That it didn't have a strong smell.

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
It seemed to make a difference and make the clothes softer.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
Seemed fine, worked as well as other washing up liquids without such a strong smell.

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
The washing up liquid didn't react on my hands like normal stuff does. It didn't my my children's skin flare up.

Terminatrix Wed 05-May-21 11:35:19

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?
I tested the CAPSULES. They were less messy than liquid or powder and cleaned just as effectively. My picture shows the liquid detergent as well, as I decided to purchase this separately to try it out.

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
A very neat way to clean clothes.

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
As someone who suffers from sensitive skin and eczema, I sometimes avoid fabric conditioners. I tried this fabric conditioner and my clothes felt really soft and I experienced no adverse reactions.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing-up liquid?
Surprisingly, I felt that it cleaned my dishes better than my normal brand, which I have used for decades. A definite convert.

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
Yes, we have not had any negative side-effects from using it. Skin is smooth and not itchy.

Hopeislost Wed 05-May-21 11:51:10

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?

I tried the liquid. It worked well and we had no reactions to it.

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?

No strong smell. No reactions.

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?

Left clothes soft. No reactions.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?

Loved it, didn't dry out my hands like other washing up liquids do.

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?

Yes, using the washing up liquid really helped my hands. And it is reasonably priced so will buy again!

Sunshinebunshine Wed 05-May-21 11:59:50

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?
Liquid. Was OK. No reactions.
2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
No overbearing smell.
3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
Works well if you have a lot of allergies or reactions.
4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
Works well if you have a lot of allergies or reactions.
5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
Not really

MackerelOfFact Wed 05-May-21 12:25:50

Thanks for the opportunity to test these products!

1. Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?
I tested the capsules (although I generally prefer a liquid that you dose yourself as sometimes I just put a small wash on and don't need as much). I was really impressed with it! It was unnerving at first for there to be no scent as I associate the soapy detergent smell with washing being clean - but it removed gym sweat smells, food spills and smells, and removed ground-in dirt on socks etc a treat. I wasn't expecting it to perform that well at all, being a non-bio, and I even got over the lack of scent.

2. What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
That it worked incredibly well, with the added knowledge that it wasn't full of harsh irritants.

3. What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
Like the detergent, the lack of scent was weird, but again it worked really well at making washing actually soft (and not just sticky, claggy and overly scented like some brands).

4. What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
I really liked how gentle it was on my hands, as usually they crack a bit after washing up. I didn't find it quite as thick or effective as other brands, and I ended up using quite a lot because of the fact it was clear, quite runny and unscented, so it was easy to overdo it. It also didn't really remove residual odours from things like tupperware containers or coffee flasks, which my usual brand would.

5. Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
I'd say somewhat. My hands were definitely happier using the washing-up liquid, but I couldn't say for sure if the laundry products made much difference - I think I'd need to use them for a month or so at least to say for certain, as we still have lots of clothes and bedding that were last washed before we started using the samples.

Catawaul Wed 05-May-21 13:43:51

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?
Liquid. I liked it. I usually use powder from a different brand and didn't notice a change in cleaning power.
2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?
No perfume!
3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?
Loved it! My children said how nice their bed linen was after using it.
4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?
I really liked it, it was much kinder on my skin. It wasn't amazingly bubbly though.
5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?
Yes, my hands are much better so I'll definitely be switching to the washing up liquid.

MoltenChocolateBabycake Wed 05-May-21 13:56:30

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)?

I tested the liquid.

What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?

I found it cleaned well, smelled fresh and two of my childrens' eczema cleared up while using it.

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?

The childrens' skin clearing!

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?

I don't normally use fabric softener but it made the clothes nice and soft and smelled lovely.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?

It was really bubbly, cleaned the dishes well and I didn't need hand cream after using it. Washing up usually dries my hands out badly.

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?

Yes, lots of improvements all round

MummyL1411 Wed 05-May-21 14:18:29

1. I tested the liquid detergent, had a nice smell that’s not overpowering and cleaned my laundry effectively.
2.I liked the fact that the smell wasn’t strong
3. The conditioner left our clothes feeling soft and mildly scented. My sons eczema has not flared up so all good.
4. I was really impressed with the washing up liquid. It lathered up well and lasted a long time, comparable to fairy which I usually use. It left my hands feeling moisturised.
5. I haven’t noticed a change but it definitely didn’t make it worse or cause any flare ups.

Tillila Wed 05-May-21 14:49:08

I still haven't received mine ! So, it is going to be difficult to make any feedback.

Tillila Wed 05-May-21 14:50:34

to give any feedback

SpacePug Wed 05-May-21 14:58:06

1.Which Surcare sensitive laundry detergent did you test (capsules or liquid)? What are your overall thoughts on the detergent?

I tried the capsules and I'm very impressed, I don't often but capsules but these were great, everything came out clean and it was suitable for sensitive skin so didn't affect DC eczema. Would definitely purchase again

2.What did you like most about the detergent you tried?

I think what I most liked was that it was kind to sensitive skin, no colours, fragrance etc which may iritate eczema. Was happy to use on a 3mo baby's clothes too so was good for the whole family.

3.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive fabric conditioner?

Unfortunately I hated the fragrance, sniffing from the bottle it reminded me of petrol, but I was pleased that the fragrance didn't linger on clothing at all, so for this reason I was happy using it as it added softness but no smell.

4.What are your overall thoughts on Surcare’s sensitive washing up liquid?

I really rate the washing up liquid, it is gentle on hands but still bubbly and cleans well. DH said it didn't dry his skin out like Fairy.

5.Did you notice an improvement to yours or your family member’s sensitive skin after using Surcare sensitive products?

I'm still trying to see whether there is some improvement in the DCs eczema since using these laundry pods, I can say for certain it hasn't got worse though which someone's happens with new products.
Washing up liquid was kinder to dry hands. Overall I'm am pleased with how these tested and would purchase all except the fabric conditioner again.

panterkowaaa Wed 05-May-21 16:01:12

I test a liquid detergent. Is good. The most I like is a fact it's good for sensitive skin and smells nice. Conditioner and washing up liquids are good in good prices, after all this products I didn't notice any problem with my daughter skin (she has egzema), so I'm happy to still use it.

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