Laundry detergents

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Persil

Sensitive

score

59

Avg price

$7.00

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 56
      Everyday grime
    • 53
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 76
      Grass
    • 50
      Olive oil
    • 81
      Tomato
    • 54
      Make-up
    • 46
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 43
      Baby food
    • 59
      Motor oil
    • 81
      Blood

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    Good points

    • Good at removing grass stains.
    • Very good at removing tomato stains.
    • OK at removing motor oil stains.
    • Very good at removing blood stains.

    Bad points

    • Just OK at removing everyday grime.
    • Just OK at removing collar and cuff stains.
    • Just OK at removing olive oil stains.
    • Just OK at removing make-up stains.
    • Just OK at removing chocolate ice cream stains.
    • Poor at removing baby food 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

      $0.35

    • Price surveyed

      July 2020

    • Test machine

      Front

    • Powder or liquid

      Powder

    • Pack size (g/ml)

      1000

    • Washes per pack

      18

    Label claims

    • Has enzymes

      Not stated

    • Has optical brighteners

      Not stated

    • Low to no phosphate claim

      Yes

    • Safe for septic tanks claim

      Yes

    More info

      Member reviews

      2 Member reviews

      Satisfied

      Pros

      I am a single woman living alone and as I didn’t want a detergent with enzymes and I don’t have a baby or play sport, I find this detergent excellent for my needs. Perhaps it wouldn’t work as well for a family, but for normal everyday grime it does the trick and doesn’t make my skin itch!

      Cons

      None as far as I’m concerned.

      Recommend it?

      Maybe, it depends on what you're after.

      Sarah T.

      Used 6 months or more

      Persil Sensitive

      Pros

      We've used this for over a decade and it has been very good for those with sensitivities.
      No scent.

      Cons

      Room for improvement in cleaning power.
      Doesn't clearly state whether it has optical brighteners etc. so I can't be sure.

      Recommend it?

      Maybe, it depends on what you're after.

      Mark H.

      Used 6 months or more