Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizers are a popular hygiene product commonly used to reduce the presence of bacteria and viruses on the hands. They are particularly useful in situations where soap and water are not readily available. Hand sanitizers typically come in gel, foam, or liquid forms and are often packaged in small, portable bottles, making them convenient for on-the-go use.

The primary active ingredient in most hand sanitizers is alcohol, usually ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, at a concentration typically ranging from 60% to 95%. This high concentration of alcohol is effective at killing most bacteria and viruses by breaking down their proteins and dissolving their lipids, effectively neutralizing them. Some hand sanitizers also contain additional antiseptic or antimicrobial agents to enhance their germ-killing capabilities.

The top 8 Hand Sanitizers

Product name Image Rating Pros Cons Best Price More information

TOP PICK

Purell Advanced Refreshing Gel


Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel
5 star review
  • Kills 99.9% of germs
  • Soft on hands
  • Free of harmful chemicals
  • Includes a display bowl
  • Reports of leakage
  • Possible discrepancies in the number of bottles received
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BEST SPRAY

Everyone Hand Sanitizer Spray


Everyone Hand Sanitizer Spray
  • Free of harmful chemicals
  • Pleasant lavender scent
  • Does not leave hands dry or sticky
  • Inconsistent scent in repeat purchases
  • Poor packaging
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BUDGET PICK

Germ-X Original Hand Sanitizer


Germ-X Original Hand Sanitizer
  • Moisturizing effect
  • Good packaging
  • Portable
  • Affordable
  • Formula may be too watery
  • Unsealed bottles reported
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The Honest Company Sanitizing Alcohol Wipes


The Honest Company Sanitizing Alcohol Wipes
  • Made with plant-derived alcohol
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Easy to use
  • Overpowering smell for some users
  • May not be as effective as traditional sanitizers
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Hempz Triple Moisture Herbal Hand Sanitizer


Hempz Triple Moisture Herbal Hand Sanitizer
  • Dual function as a sanitizer and lotion
  • Non-sticky
  • Moisturizing
  • Unpleasant smell for some
  • Potential leakage from the bottle
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Touchland Power Mist Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Spray


Touchland Power Mist Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Spray
  • Convenient
  • High spray count
  • Various scents
  • Reports of scents not smelling like their flavor
  • Over priced
  • Some users consider it gimmicky
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Wet Ones Wipes Hand Sanitizing Wipes


Wet Ones Wipes Hand Sanitizing Wipes
  • Not as effective as liquid sanitizers in killing germs
  • Suitable for quick cleaning
  • Gentle on the skin
  • Not as effective as liquid sanitizers in killing germs
  • Confusing labeling provides only one packet of 20
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Amazon Basic Care – Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer


Amazon Basic Care - Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer
  • Contains Aloe Vera
  • Reasonable price
  • 62% alcohol content
  • Alcohol content may be lower than some other brands
  • Some users report a strong “perfume-like” smell
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