An uptick in hand sanitiser usage has our hands feeling rough, dry and cracked. But fear not: these brands are offering products that keep your hands germ-free, while nourishing ingredients save your skin.
Just launched this month, Grown Alchemist’s hand sanitiser is made with ethyl alcohol derived from cane sugar, with hyaluronic acid, sweet almond oil and cold-pressed sweet orange oil to keep skin moisturised and calm. Triglycerides from coconut oil and fennel remove grime.
$120 for 50ml from 10/10 Hope counters citywide. 1010hope.com
A homegrown brand, Josee Beauty creates fine fragrances and natural, organic skincare, and has recently branched into home and hygiene products. Containing just three ingredients – ethanol, purified water and glycerin – Josee Beauty’s simple but effective formula keeps germs at bay.
$100 for a pack of three, joseebeauty.com
Bathe to Basics
Local soap and skincare company Bathe to Basics has a natural hand sanitiser made with a base of naturally derived ethanol, with aloe vera, Vitamin B5 and glycerin to keep your skin soft. It’s delicately scented with B2B’s signature RAIN scent, a blend of eucalyptus, cinnamon, clove lemon and rosemary.
$68 for 50ml from bathetobasics.com
One for the truly fancy, Buly 1803 has a rich, nourishing antibacterial hand and foot pomade that uses a blend of essential oils – including tea tree, manuka, lemongrass and eucalyptus – for a cream with powerful antibacterial and fungicidal properties. Do note however that this product does not market itself as a hand sanitiser.
$390 from Officine Universelle Buly. G/F, 20 Wyndham St., Central, 2191-9005, buly1803.com
WULT (Woke Up Like This)
Homegrown skincare brand WULT has created an economical hand sanitiser in two sizes – a 180ml for home, and a 40ml for clean hands on the go. Scent-free, its softening power comes from plant-based glycerin, jojoba oil and sodium hyaluronate. Frontline medical staff are entitled to 20 percent off.
$38 for 40ml or $108 for 180ml from WULT Store: 21/F, Cs Tower, 50 Wing Lok St., Sheung Wan, or online at wokeuplikethisbeauty.com