With #coronavirus continuing to trend, hygiene is probably one of your biggest concerns right now. Whether you’re in the office or out and about, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you’re staying safe and clean — especially with all the doorknobs and lift buttons you’re likely to come across during your day. Of course, washing hands properly with soap and water will always be the better option when it comes to keeping germs at bay, for for times when running water is not available, a hand sanitiser (which contains at least 60% alcohol) is needed for on-the-go cleansing and can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Ahead, we’ve gathered our top five luxury hand sanitisers to keep your hands fresh when you’re on the move.
Not only are Byredo’s rinse-free hand washes as aesthetically pleasing as their other products, but they’re also made with a non-drying, non-sticky, alcohol-based formula that cleanses and hydrates. They all smell incredible too. One of the latest additions to their hand care line features Suede, a fresh, earthy scent with sweet pear nuanced by notes of lily and violet, tempered with soft musks of velvet plum and crisp amber.
When it comes to luxury hand wash and cream, many of us will reach out for Aesop. In fact, you’ll likely find it in the washrooms of high-end restaurants here too and the reason is very simple. The Australian brand’s scientific and plant-based approach has resulted in skincare products that deliver on quality, but also leaves a fresh and lingering herbaceous scent. The Resurrection Rinse-free Hand Wash is no different and presents a non-drying, alcohol-based formulation with both purifying and hydrating properties to cleanse hands.
Founded by actress Jessica Alba, The Honest Company is well known for their home cleaning, baby safe and ethical beauty products. Similarly, this plant-based hand sanitiser spray is both safe and effective — killing 99.9% of germs and bacteria while being gentle on the skin. The hypoallergenic quick-drying spray has been tested by dermatologists and combines aloe with naturally-derived glycerin to help keep skin moisturised and soft, without any sticky residue. Plus the Grapefruit Grove scent will keep your mitts fresh and zesty.
The Hydra-hand Sanitiser by organic skincare brand Grown Alchemist is an advanced antiseptic hand sanitiser. It’s cleverly formulated with hyaluronan and antioxidants to both cleanse and increase hydration levels instantly, which in turn will also help reduce the chance of premature ageing. Its protective formula has 70% alcohol content extracted from natural cane sugars to help kill bacteria. Meanwhile, other ingredients such as coconut oil, fennel, cold pressed sweet orange oil, sweet almond oil and pot marigold provides all the good stuff that keeps the skin on your hands soothed and clean.
Known for their luxury handmade soaps, you can be sure that Sabon knows all about cleansing. This pocket-sized antibacterial hand gel is infused with their signature Patchouli Lavender Vanilla fragrance too, so you can cleanse anytime, anywhere and smell great long after application. Thanks to its alcohol content, your hands are left disinfected while vitamin E also helps to maintain the skin’s natural moisture level.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Hong Kong.