The Bottom Line
- Performs well in cleaning clothes in cold water.
- Bottle contains 25 percent post-consumer platic.
- Measuring cap is difficult to read.
- Product is highly scented.
- Not all ingredients are listed on product package.
- Procter and Gamble laundry detergent available in many different formulas including high efficiency.
- Performs well in cold water in removing soil from clothing.
- Apple Mango Tango is highly scented and the perfume lasts in laundry for more than one week.
Guide Review - Gain Laundry Detergent - Laundry Guide Review
Gain laundry products are manufactured by Procter and Gamble and are available in liquid detergent, powdered detergent, liquid fabric softener, dryer sheets and he liquid. There are multiple scent collections available from Lavender to Fresh Water Sparkle to Apple Mango Tango. I tested 2X Ultra Gain Joyful Expressions Apple Mango Tango.
Gain is offered by P&G as their mid-price laundry detergent at a lower price per use than the flagship Tide but more expensive than Cheer.
While Gain does offer a line of high efficiency detergents, I still have a top-loader and can use regular detergent. The bottle offers a guideline for how much detergent to use based on the size of your laundry load. The cap is marked for three sizes. As with most detergent caps, the lines are hard to see unless you have very bright lighting in your laundry area. I used cold water and washed a large load of lightly soiled clothes. My clothes came out clean with a distinctly apple mango scent. After drying, the scent was still prominent and much more perfume than I prefer.
Listed ingredients are biodegradable surfactants (anionic and nonionic) and enzymes. The product actually contains 21 ingredients. Material safety sheets and more detailed information about the ingredients are available online. The product is safe for septic tanks and contains no phosphates. The bottle is made from 25% or most post-consumer recycled plastic.
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