Where to Buy Hand Sanitizers?
The campaign for personal hygiene has, lately, reached an all-time high. No thanks to the novel COVID-19 global epidemic.
Since its recent break, health experts have mainly dwelled on the use of premium hand sanitizers as one of the most effective precautionary steps to curtail contracting and spread of the virus.
With the high-level scare and rising uncertainty, hand sanitizers are selling out surprisingly fast. Understandably, many retailers are unable to meet up with a sudden spike in demand.
The trend, as expected, has caused a jaw-dropping increase in price, and a resultant rise in knockoffs on the market.
In response, Amazon, e-commerce giant, has reeled out strict measures to monitor sales of hand sanitizers on its marketplace. Among other actions, the multinational Seattle-based tech company has blocked several price gougers and fly-by-night product sellers on its platform.
Besides, Amazon currently limits the shipment of non-essential products into its warehouses. This is in preference of essentials like medical supplies and food items —for humans and pets.
Other big names stores—like Walmart and Costco are limiting the number of sanitizers —and related high-demand inventories — available to each buyer.
Across many quarters, retailers have reduced their daily work hours to ensure proper sanitization of their premises.
These factors further dampen an average buyer’s access to the highly-sought-after sanitizers.
What’s the future?
The COVID-19 has grown from being a China concern to a global pandemic. The current global threat has, so far, affected over a million people spread across 201 countries and territories worldwide. Health experts have advised the world to brace up for the days ahead.
In the wake of the virus, Kantar, a UK-based research firm, say hand sanitizer sales had risen to an all-time high 255% in February.
Perhaps you’re confused as to where to get a well-branded sanitizer — you’re not alone. Millions out there wonders too.
What to look out for in a hand sanitizer?
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, hand sanitizers like Purell, with benzalkonium chloride as an active ingredient, instead of the Center for Disease Control and Preventions’ alcohol-based recommendation sells like wildfire.
Disturbingly, these alcohol-free products, according to CDC, may be inefficient for control of certain germs. These antiseptic alternatives are best for hindering germ’s growth — not eliminating them, as purported.
And, while they may be a better option than nothing, they may still leave you exposed. Sadly, many are ill-informed about the resultant dangers of these non-alcohol products.
So, although hand rub formulas have suddenly flooded eBay, Amazon, and other online shops, not all deliver their promises.
Perhaps you’re wondering what works best?
According to WHO and FDA, prefer hand sanitizers with Ethyl Alcohol, Isopropyl alcohol or denatured alcohol, glycerin, sterile water, and hydrogen peroxide. Interestingly, our MOXĒ hand sanitizer seems to tick the boxes.
How to use hand sanitizers
Sanitizers may be less effective on dirty and greasy hands. Hence, ensure your hand isn’t visibly dirty or greasy before applying your sanitizer.
That said, here’s an effective way to use hand sanitizers:
- Apply the sanitizer on a palm
- Rub content, generously, on both hands. Continue for about 20 seconds, to ensure the solution covers and dries on your entire palm, beneath, and all your fingers.
- Do not wash hands after application.
- Allow airing dry. Apply again as necessary — mainly when water is scarce or unavailable.
What to consider before you buy a hand sanitizer?
Don’t buy without checking up the ingredient on the label. Look out for sanitizers with over 60% alcohol content and other skin-friendly ingredients like hydrogen peroxide, glyceryl, Vitamin E.
Although most FDA-regulated sanitizers come with similar active ingredients, some premium products contain essential oils and other skin-soothing agents.
Factor in family safety when shopping for a hand rub. Considering individual reaction to certain chemicals, opt for a product with a more natural formulation.
Products with sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, synthetic fragrance, and related additives will most likely cause skin irritations.
Also, keep the gel container off children’s reach and supervise them closely when using the solution. Accidental ingestion could cause alcohol poisoning.
As chemical composition and overall quality vary across brands and products, so does price tags. Well, with hand sanitizers, quality can be expensive. MOXĒ, for example, offers you a top-quality solution for almost nothing.
Skin reaction to hand sanitizers very across skin types. That said, products with glycerin and vitamin E are wildly tolerated across skin types.
Why MOXE Hand sanitizer?
As an FDA-regulated product, and user safety in mind, here’s an over
MOXĒ’s Key Ingredients
- 70% Ethyl alcohol
- Aloe Vera juice
- Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E)
- FDA-approved ingredients and facilities
- Meet’s U.S quality standard (made in Florida, USA)
- Leaping Bunny Certified – animal cruelty-free
- Free from pesticides and harmful chemicals
- Mild solution for all skin types
- Great for on-the-go users
Regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, MOXĒ Citrus Hand Sanitizer boasts high-standard quality and efficiency.
Are hand sanitizers effective?
In the absence of soap and water for thorough hand wash, FDA recommends alcohol-based sanitizers as an effective alternative. Notably – sanitizers with, at least, 60 percent alcohol.
Can hand sanitizers cause skin reactions?
Possibly. On rare cases though – mostly with knockoff products. Consult your doctor if you notice any reaction after application. That said, top quality products like MOXE are carefully produced with various skin types in mind.
Can I make my sanitizers if I don’t get to buy?
Although a DIY hand sanitizer is possible, FDA discourages homemade sanitizers. Many attempts have resulted in ineffective solutions that rather cause burns and related skin irritations.
Alcohol-based or alcohol-free sanitizers?
WHO mentions alcohol-based hand sanitizers as a more efficient antiseptic. It recommends premium hand sanitizers with not less than 60 percent alcohol concentration.
The current global health concern – COVID 19 – amplifies the need for proper hygiene. Like never before, premium hand sanitizers are indispensable.
Noteworthily, all sanitizers are not of the same composition. When scouting, prefer products with over 60% alcohol content, and skin-friendly adds like essential oils and aloe vera.
Shopping for Hand Sanitizers with premium ingredients? Check out our Citrus Oil Hand Sanitizer to Be Extra Clean.