Alcohol-based hand sanitisers have been shown as an effective tool to combat infections due to harmful germs. While they are particularly important in maintaining personal hygiene amidst a global pandemic, alcohol on its own possesses severe skin-drying qualities which need to be combated by the appropriate ingredients. Here is SHOUT’s Top Ten List of Moisturising Hand Sanitisers!
IDS Skincare Moisturizing Sanitiser
Beyond sanitization, this product protects you from mosquitoes and insects, and prevents over-drying of the skin with its moisturizing properties.
Price: $4.17 for 10ml
The Skin Pharmacy SepiClean Hand Sanitiser
Comprising of 70% alcohol and hospital-grade chlorhexidine, this quick-drying solution effectively eliminates microorganisms and bacteria, whilst moisturising the skin.
Price: $5 for 60ml
Leonica K Hand Sanitiser
Formulated with 65% isopropyl alcohol, this perfume-free hand sanitiser keeps the hands free of bacteria and viruses. It also contains a blend of pure essential oils and hydrating agents to ensure hands are moisturised and refreshed and not dried out by the alcohol content.
Price: $9 for 30ml
Squalane Hand Sanitiser Defend by Biossance
This luxurious cream-gel by Biossance protects hands by killing 99.9 percent of common germs and bacteria with its super-effective 70 percent ethyl alcohol concentration. Complete with hydrating squalene, and vegan glycerin this sanitiser is able to swiftly replenish the skin’s moisture barrier so your hands stay soft, even after the 25th cleanse of the day.
Price: $10 for 240ml
Ange Gardien Paris Le Soin Hand Sanitisers
These fragrance-infused hand sanitisers from Ange Gardien Paris come in three variations – fruity, floral and botanical – and combining 75% alcohol and aloe vera extract to kill germs and moisturise your hands along the way.
Hysses Hand Sanitiser
Gentle on skin but tough on germs, this solution contains more than 70% plant based alcohol, antibacterial and antiviral essential oils, plus herbal moisturising ingredients to prevent skin dehydration! Complete with lemongrass extract this solution is known for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties that work well on normal and oily skin!
Price: $14.90 for 65ml
NO-NO NASTIES SANITISER
Made from just ethyl alcohol, water, glycerin, orange and eucalyptus oil, this solution eliminates the use of harsh chemicals found in conventional sanitisers, such as triclosan, phthalates and artificial fragrances. Highly effective in killing 99.9% of germs and bacteria, this sanitiser is quick-absorbent and less drying on the skin.
Price: $9.90 for 60ml
The Body Shop Mango Hand Cleanse Gel
Showcasing a tropical mango scent, this vegan-friendly, hand cleanse gel is perfect for popping in your bag for rinse-free cleansing, to help keep your hands soft and clean when you’re on-the-go.
Price: $7 for 60ml
Oasis Skin Purifying Hand Sanitiser
This no-rinse, antibacterial hand gel is made from a plant-based alcohol free of phthalates and glycols, which help to ward off germs while remaining mild on skin. Complete with moisturising organic aloe vera and a refreshing blend of essential oils, this solution protects hands and wrists from drying out.
Price: $8.50 for 30ml
Ollie Hand Sanitiser Spray
The Ollie Hand Sanitiser Spray utilizes a gentle and natural formulation of pure essential oils including tea tree essential oil, peppermint essential oil, as well as aloe vera leaf juice and 70% alcohol, to ward against viruses and germs. It gently removes dirt and germs without harsh chemicals, moisturises and cleanses, and is convenient to store and use.
Price: $7 for 30ml