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 hyaluronan, 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.
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 sanitizer
$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% 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