Laundry detergents

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Persil

Sensitive

score

66

Avg price

$7.00

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 59
      Everyday grime
    • 65
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 86
      Grass
    • 57
      Olive oil
    • 83
      Tomato
    • 72
      Make-up
    • 55
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 64
      Baby food
    • 44
      Motor oil
    • 88
      Blood

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    Good points

    • OK at removing everyday grime.
    • OK at removing collar & cuff grime.
    • Very good at removing grass stains.
    • OK at removing olive oil stains.
    • Very good at removing tomato stains.
    • Good at removing make-up stains.
    • OK at removing chocolate ice cream stains.
    • OK at removing baby food stains.
    • Very good at removing blood stains.

    Bad points

    • Poor at removing motor oil stains.

    How we test

    Overall score includes:

    Everyday grime (35%)
    Collar & cuff stains (20%)
    Grass (15%)
    Olive oil (6%)
    Tomato (4%)
    Make-up (4%)
    Chocolate ice cream (4%)
    Baby food (4%)
    Motor oil (4%)
    Blood (4%)

    Most products have two sets of test results – front-loader and top-loader. For this test, both the front- and top-loader were set on “normal” wash cycles — the type of wash cycle an average consumer is likely to choose to wash an everyday load.

    Find out more about what our testing involves.

    Product

    • Avg price

      $7.00

    • Cost per wash

      $0.37

    • Price surveyed

      June 2019

    • Test machine

      Front

    • Powder or liquid

      Powder

    • Pack size (g/ml)

      1000

    • Washes per pack

      19

    Label claims

    • Has enzymes

      No

    • Has optical brighteners

      Yes

    • Low to no phosphate

      Yes

    • Safe for septic tanks

      Yes

    More info

      Member reviews

      1 Member review

      Sensitive Skin?

      Pros

      It says it is good for sensitive skin

      Cons

      No good at general stains eg perspiration, armpits, oil arounds collars.
      BUT my main concern is whether it actually is better for sensitive skin as it claims. we have eczema in our family and use this product but it doesn't help

      Recommend it?

      Maybe, it depends on what you're after.

      Sarah S.

      Used 6 months or more