Lysol Touch of Foam Antibacterial Hand Wash Review

Posted on May 3 2013 - 10:37pm by Susan Bewley

While I try living an eco-friendly lifestyle, there are some things I just can't live without, or feel are too important for us to give up. One of these items is antibacterial soap. I have read some studies claiming antibacterial soap is bad because of germs learning to adapt, but I consider some things not worth messing around with – especially salmonella. As proud owners of bearded dragons and red eared sliders, I have to always be cautious since they can be carriers for this terrible bacteria.  Maybe I'm too paranoid, but it seems better to be safe than sorry. For the sake of the humans and pets in our household, I am always trying out new antibacterial soaps. While I am a big fan of Bath & Body Works Antibacterial Soap, I was excited when I had the opportunity to try out Lysol's new Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash – everyone who has dealt with serious cleaning situations knows Lysol as a name for killing germs!

Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash: Cleaner

First and foremost, the first thing I wanted to know about Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash was how well it cleaned. While a great scent is obviously a plus, it's not as important as getting dirt and nasty germs off your hands. For the past month, we had been using this soap exclusively in our downstairs half bathroom. With our office in the basement, it is the most used bathroom in our house.  To get a full opinion, I used this bottle to the very last drop.

The first thing I noticed about Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash was how it made my hands feel. My Bath & Body Works foam soap strips everything from your hands, making them feel dry but clean. With Lysol's soap, they felt clean but moisturized.  I thought this was overall a good thing, though sometimes I did feel like it over moisturized my hands.  While this is normally not a bad thing, it was a surprise.

Probably the biggest surprise in my eyes, however, was the fact that the container actually uses all the product. I have grown accustomed to having to take the pump off my soaps or give up on that last 1/4 inch of soap at the bottom of the soap bottle.  Lysol's Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash, however, is designed to use every last bit of soap, making it an even better deal for the money! Add in the fact that even the pump is made to be antibacterial and you have the perfect soap for living with animals and kids!

Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash: Scent

As someone who loves Bath & Body Works products, I will freely admit that I choose their soaps mostly for the scent. I really wasn't for sure if Lysol's Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash would be able to steer me away from my favorite foaming soap. To my surprise, the soap actually smelled amazing! For my review, I was able to try their creamy vanilla orchid scent. While the scent was a bit stronger than what I am used to, it was very good – it left me wanting to go to the store and smell their other scents!


Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash: Comparison


These are my hands, with two pumps of foam from each of our home soaps:

Foaming Challenge

Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash: Overall

Overall, I have to say that I liked Lysol's Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash. Its inexpensive, smells great, and leaves your hands feeling soft. While I may choose another scent next time I go to the store, I am definitely willing to purchase this product on my own next time.  Even though I think it moisturizes a bit too much, I can happily give this product an A rating and highly recommend that anyone with kids or animals try this soap out in their own household!

Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive monetary compensation for this review, but did receive a free bottle of Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash for review purposes from BzzAgent. All of the opinions on this blog are the opinions of said author and these opinions may differ from your own.


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

17 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. md kennedy May 4, 2013 at 1:07 am - Reply

    I love foam soaps, but do hate having to add water when you get to the bottom of the pump because it interferes with the effectiveness and probably is not so clean.  Thank you Lysol for helping me out here!

    • Susan Bewley May 4, 2013 at 1:43 am - Reply

      Its the first one I have ever seen that does that! Its sad that I was so excited about that!

  2. Peggy Greco May 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    I have seen this advertised and would like to have one; thanks for review.

  3. Lillian May 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    I like that it uses all the liquid so you don't have to add water to get the last but of use. I also just like the foamy stuff, cuz it's foamy!

  4. Allyson Becker May 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I have actually tried this product, and was very pleased with it. But I am a sucker for foams.

  5. aimee May 7, 2013 at 10:34 am - Reply

    This is good to know, my husband says this stuff dries his hands out. 

  6. Maria Iemma May 7, 2013 at 10:44 am - Reply

    We have been faithful users of Lysol products to desinfect our home for many years. I will have to try this new product, I saw an ad on a magazine or perhaps on TV and I promised myself I would try it and forgot. Thanks for the reminder.


  7. Lisa R May 8, 2013 at 11:24 am - Reply

    I have this in my house now and I think it works great


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  8. ANN*H May 9, 2013 at 12:35 am - Reply

    I never knew Lysol had a foam antibacterial soap. I like that and since my grandson doesnt like to use liquid soaps this would be great for him , he would love the foam. Thanks for the comparisons you made with Lysol and Bath and Body Works.

  9. Janine Fowler May 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    I think that washing hands after holding reptiles is a good idea, but I definitely wouldn't make an antibacterial soap the main hand soap for a household. Even in the kitchen, wiping down counters with vinegar should suffice. Other exceptions might be someone with a severely compromised immune system, but really I tend to avoid antibacterial products as much as possible. 

    I also just really hate Lysol. Their entire brand is buillt on fear-mongering, which really irks me.

    • Susan Bewley May 12, 2013 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      I use natural anti-bacterial stuff in the rest of my household (aka Method (love the brand). We only have the antibacterial soaps for dealing with the animals. Samonella is one of those things I don’t mess with when it comes to reptiles.

  10. Jessie May 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    For those who have sensitivities, I've found CleanWell makes a great foaming antibacterial hand soap without chemicals. The germ killer is thyme oil which is an antimicrobial. Most hand soaps dry out my skin and or cause hideous rashes on my hands, but this one doesn't. (No, I don't work for them, I've just gone through a lot of soaps since I'm sensitive and work as a caregiver.) As far as getting rid of germs on hands go, I've heard proper handwashing is much more important than what kind of soap you use. I've noticed (when in public restrooms) that most adults have no clue how to was their hands. Even if you're using an antibacterial soap, just wetting your hands, squirting the soap on them, then rinsing it right off is really just pointless. You may as well just go pee on the door handle for the next person to touch.

  11. Virginia May 10, 2013 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    I've not seen anything like this.  I am impressed.  Good job!

  12. Sylvia Ortiz May 11, 2013 at 3:09 am - Reply

    I like that this antibacterial hand soap not only gently cleans your hands but leaves your hands feeling soft, not dried-out like most. Also like all the nice smelling scents.

  13. Stacey A Smith May 12, 2013 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    have not tryed foam yet but love stuff that are antibacterial.this looks like somethnig I may want to try.

  14. Carol L May 13, 2013 at 3:25 am - Reply

    I'm so glad I read this review. I'e been debating to buy this and have put it off until this review. I love that the pump uses all the soap and the scent doesn't smell like a cleaning liquid. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

    Carol L

  15. Maria Iemma June 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    I bought the soap and I am in love with the product! Definitely worth the money. Thank you for the review.

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