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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.