The 18 Best Hand Sanitizers That Deserve a Spot in Your Bag
If anything, we've learned that hand sanitizers are so essential, especially when you're not able to thoroughly wash your hands. Keeping everything clean and germ-free is the ultimate goal.
The thing about hand sanitizers is it's so easy to blow through your stockpile, especially if you're using it on the regular. Luckily, there are so many different options and brands out there. There's truly something for everyone. Got sensitive skin? There are ones that will moisturize and not dry out your hands. Do you love fragrance? Sometimes there are options that smell even better than your signature perfume. And do you want something that's a little bit more sustainable? You can opt for refillable versions.
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The possibilities are truly endless. To help, I've rounded up a list of our favorite ones. Take a look below and happy hand-cleaning!
We're big fans of clean beauty brand Megababe's hand sanitizer. It's formulated with plant-based alcohol to kill germs, marula oil, sweet almond oil, and aloe to keep your hands moisturized.
This hand sanitizer includes CBD and aloe vera to keep your hands clean, refreshed, and not dry. Plus, the relaxing, soothing effect of CBD might be what you need right now.
By Humankind's pocket-sized hand sanitizer comes in aluminum bottles to reduce single-use plastic waste. Each set has a reusable pump cap, so if you buy a refill set you can get it without the pump. There are three options available: unscented, eucalyptus and grapefruit.
Vegamour's hypoallergenic hand sanitizer contains 75% isopropyl alcohol to kill germs, plus organic aloe vera and marula oil to lock in moisture on your hands. With every purchase, 20% of the proceeds will got to Project Angel Food, an organization that prepares and distributes food to people affected by life-threatening illnesses in Los Angeles.
This hand sanitizer comes in four different scents: eucalyptus, watermelon, lavender, and unscented. It's formulated with 65% ethyl alcohol, aloe vera, and vitamin E, and it all absorbs quickly into your skin.
Small enough to fit in your pocket, Touchland's Power Mist makes sure your hands are evenly sanitized. Ingredients include 67% ethyl alcohol, aloe vera, and essential oils. And the small container is good for 500-plus spritzes—you'll only need about two to three sprays each use.
The small one-ounce tube is easy to fit into even the smallest purse or pocket. The alcohol-based hand gel is also infused with aloe water and witch hazel.
This hand sanitizer contains antiseptic tea tree oil and lavender essential oils for an effective and great-smelling product. Just spray one to two pumps, rub your hands together, let dry, and you'll be good to go.
This travel-size bottle contains 80% alcohol and is good for over 400 sprays, so you know it's long-lasting. It also is scented with calming lavender and eucalyptus oils.
Natural skincare brand Clark's Botanicals shifted 100% of its production to hand sanitizers. The formula will kill germs with 71% ethyl alcohol, but it's also clean and doesn't contain parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. The brand is also donating bottles to charitable causes.
Another brand that started producing hand sanitizers during this crisis, Peter Thomas Roth is also donating 5000 products to workers on the frontlines at Northwell Health hospitals in New York. The product contains 80% alcohol, comes in a spray bottle, and is available in two sizes, two-ounce and six-ounce.
These bottles contain 62% ethanol. And you don't have to worry about your hands drying out&dmdash;these are formulated with vegetable glycerin for soft hands.
This hand sanitizer combines 65% ethyl alcohol, moisturizing squalane, and glycerin to clean and moisturize your hands. It's also fragrance-free.
The compact one-ounce spray bottle contains 60% alcohol, lavender oil, and eucalyptus oil. It's also nontoxic and cruelty-free.
Orly's hand sanitizer contains 75% isopropyl alcohol to disinfect and kill germs, and it doesn't have additional fragrances or oils. Orly has donated 10,000 units to Los Angeles, specifically to help its at-risk homeless population.
This hand sanitizer is made with just four ingredients: 75% isopropyl alcohol, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, and purified water USP. And like its parent company, Orly, Sparitual donated 5000 units to the City of Los Angeles.
Eczema Honey's new hand sanitizer is a fragrance-free gel formula that contains 70% ethyl alcohol. Rub thoroughly on your hands and let it dry—you're all set.
You don't have to worry about your hands drying out with this formula since it's infused with aloe vera, vitamin E, and jojoba. It's also vegan, sulfate-, paraben-, and cruelty-free.
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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.