Staying home, wearing masks when making essential grocery runs and washing hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds are little things we can do to protect ourself and others against COVID-19. But sometimes sudsing up isn't possible (like when you're mid-grocery run), and that's when hand sanitizer comes in, well, handy. While traditional germ-fighting brands like Purell are out of stock and being resold on eBay for hundreds of dollars, some beauty brands have shifted production to meet demands, support their small businesses and give back to the community in need. Here, shop 12 hand sanitizers from beauty brands that are in stock—and feature the CDC's recommendation of 60 percent alcohol.
Still Searching For Hand Sanitizer? These 12 Are Still In Stock (& They Come From Our Fave Beauty Brands)
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1. Highline Wellness Cbd Hand Sanitizer
This CBD brand has been helping us keep our chill the past few weeks, and now it's formulating hand sanitizer to keep germs at bay. Made with alcohol, aloe and CBD, it effectively kills germs to prevent infection and the spread of germs when you don't have access to soap.
2. Megababe Squeaky Clean Hand Sanitizer
We love Megababe's Thigh Rescue chafe stick, Rosy Pits deodorant and Megafresh personal care wipes, but now we're adding hand sanitizer to that list. The brand introduced this alcohol-based non-drying gel at the start of the pandemic to help stop the spread of bacteria. It kills 99 percent of germs on contact and includes sweet almond and marula oils to leave the skin soft, hydrated and super clean.
4. Biosilk By Chi Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer With Soothing Aloe Vera
When we think of hand sanitizer, we don't usually think about haircare brands, but with COVID-19, everyone's getting in on the cause. This product, made by haircare brand CHI, kills 99.99 percent of bacteria while leaving behind a light, fresh scent and sealing in moisture with glycerin to prevent skin from drying out.
5. By Humankind Hand Sanitizer
True to its mission of sustainability, By Humankind created a hand sanitizer big enough to refill four pocket-size bottles that you likely already have. The moisturizing, alcohol-based formula is packaged in recyclable aluminum and $1 of each bottle sold goes to The Robin Hood Relief Fund, a nonprofit that provides emergency support to families in the NYC area.
6. St. Rose Shield Rinse-free Wash
St. Rose's rinse-free wash is just as chic and sustainable as the fragrances it's known for. Made with 80 percent organic ethyl alcohol from ethically sourced Brazilian sugarcane, antimicrobial silver and subtly scented with the brand's signature Australian sandalwood essential oil, it's a hand sanitizer you'll actually enjoy using. Plus, for every reusable glass bottle purchased, St. Rose will donated one to NYC hospitals and first responders.
Buy It ($15)
7. Orly Hand Sanitizer Spray (4 Pack)
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, nail care brand ORLY International reconfigured its Los Angeles-based nail polish factory to produce 75 percent alcohol-based hand sanitizer, which is well above CDC guidelines. Made with just four ingredients (isopropyl alcohol, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide and purified water USP), it effectively kills germs and nourishes hands without any extra fragrance or oils. The first 10,000 bottles produced were donated to the City of Los Angeles to help the at-risk homeless population, and subsequent batches were offered to the public, with additional bottles put aside for first responders and at-risk Angelenos.
9. Saie Hand Sanitizer
While you can't purchase this hand sanitizer by itself, every order you place on Saie's website will ship with a complimentary bottle, while supplies last. Saie's formula is made with alcohol, vitamin E, glycerin and tangerine oil for an uplifting scent, and it kills 99.9 percent of germs while moisturizing chapped skin back to health. There's no better time than now to stock up on your favorite mascara.
11. Rituel De Fille Essential Hand Sanitizer Spray
Hand sanitizer isn't part of Rituel de Fille's product lineup, but the brand felt called to action when the sanitizer shortage hit. It's manufacturing facilities are now creating a formula of 62 percent ethyl alcohol (above the CDC's recommended 60 precent), which is a gentler option for the skin than isopropyl alcohol. Then water, organic glycerin, lavender and tea tree essential oils were added to the mix to aid in moisturization.
12. Herbivore Hand Hero 75% Alcohol Hand Purifying Gel
Herbivore's hand sanitizer is a 75 percent alcohol hand purifying gel made with hyaluronic acid and skin-soothing aloe vera for soft, hydrated hands, no matter how many times you sanitize. Not only does it come in a super pretty (and recyclable) glass jar, but it's also available in two scents: mood-boosting grapefruit and calming lavender.
Buy It ($12)
14. The Well Clean Hands Moisturizing Sanitizer
We all need hand sanitizer right now, but The Well wanted to make one that we'd actually want to use. And that's how Clean Hands Moisturizing Sanitizer was born. It's both WHO and FDA-approved with a base of 80 percent alcohol, but it's also infused with sustainably sourced, wildcrafted essential oils with antimicrobial and mood-supporting properties (think ylang ylang, bergamot mint, cedarwood and geranium).