my review for the Bath&BodyWorks Deep Cleansing Hand Soap, the active ingredient in these hand soaps is Triclosan, and ingredient who's safety is currently being investigated by major health authorities. I encourage you to do your own research on the subject if you want more information. Anyways, the Island Margarita Gentle Foaming Hand Soap is a bright lime green liquid with a watery consistency. The liquid soap is whipped into a light foam while being pumped out. The resulting lather is very light. This soap rinses easily, taking dirt and makeup swatches with it. I can't say that the Gentle Foaming Hand Soap is particularly moisturizing or drying, but my hands look to be in decent shape. This soap is quite heavily fragranced, but it doesn't linger.
Island Margarita isn't for everyone - but its for me. I love the way this smells, its been my favorite Pocket Bac scent for a while. Island Margarita smells exactly how you'd think it would - Citrusy, a little bitter, a little salty, a touch alcoholic. Bath&BodyWorks describes it as a "fresh blend of mandarin, lime, and white nectarine." To me, Island Margarita is all salty, boozy lime. While I can't get enough of Island Margarita, my Mum can't stand it - she thinks it smells like strong, artificial grapefruit. To each their own, I 'spose.
[enlarge for ingredients]I like Bath&BodyWorks Island Sugar Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, but not enough to repurchase it. I prefer Bath&BodyWorks other hand soap formulas over this one, not for any particular reason, I've just never been a big fan of foam soap. On top of that, I feel like I'm going through this hand soap significantly faster than non-foam soap. The Gentle Foaming Hand Soap gets the job done while smelling good and keeping my oft-overworked hands in good shape. For me, the scent of Island Margarita is intoxicatingly wonderful, though that may not be the case for everyone. I don't buy Bath&BodyWorks hand soaps often, but I think from here on out I'll be sticking to the Moisturizing or Deep Cleansing Soaps.