The Bottom Line
- Performs well in cleaning clothes and removing normal stains.
- Available in multiple formulas.
- Among the most expensive laundry detergent brands.
- High performance liquid laundry detergent.
- Available in multiple scents and formulas.
- Manufactured by Procter & Gamble.
Guide Review - Tide with Acti-Lift - About.com Laundry Product Review
Procter & Gamble introduced Tide to the United States in 1946 as a powdered detergent and the first heavy-duty detergent that contained two-part molecules called synthetic surfactants - one part pulled grease and dirt from the clothes, while the other suspended dirt until it could be rinsed away. Through the years, Tide's formula has been changed dozens and dozens of times as researchers look for better ways to clean clothes. Liquid Tide was introduced in 1984 and the latest formula for "regular" liquid Tide is Tide with Acti-Lift. It is available in Original Scent, Clean Breeze and Mountain Spring in sizes from 25 oz. to 150 oz.
Today, there are many liquid Tide formulas:
I gave Tide Original with Acti-Lift a try and it performed well in removing normal soil and laundry odors. Packaging recommended that I pretreat stains with a bit of liquid but to test it first on an inside seam to be sure that my garment was colorfast and that the liquid would not cause fading.
Product ingredients listed were biodegradable surfactantrs (anionic and noniconic) and enzymes. If you want a list of all of the 27 ingredients, you must go online to Procter & Gamble's website and look under the product safety information.
Tide is the leading brand in liquid laundry detergent in the United States with a 28 percent share. It is also among the most expensive brands.
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