Welcome to 2020: the year when hand sanitizer became a household staple within the blink of an eye. We don’t know if there's ever been a time when hand sanitizer was both so trendy and so necessary. Thankfully, top beauty brands are releasing new sanitizers that are better than ever before. We’ve searched the web using our data-driven algorithm to find the best and most effective hand sanitizers from top beauty brands, and we know this list won’t disappoint. Our algorithm finds top-rated and highly-reviewed products according to shoppers just like you to bring you the best of the best. From formulas infused with essential oils to those with luxurious scents that double as perfume, keep scrolling to shop the Top 10 hand sanitizers to date. Opening image: @touchland
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Margaret Dabbs London Hand Sanitiser
LOVED FOR: This hand sanitizer deeply cleanses the skin without drying it out.
WHAT IT DOES: This luxurious formula is made with 65% alcohol to kill germs and seaweed, hemp seed oil, and white water lily to soothe and hydrate the skin.
Aromatherapy Associates Tea Tree & Eucalyptus No Rinse Hand Gel
BEST FOR: A double-duty cleanser and aromatherapy
HELPFUL TIP: To enhance the effects of aromatherapy, add a drop to hands and inhale the aromas of tea tree, eucalyptus, and pine essential oils as it dries.
EO Hand Sanitizer Spray
LOVED FOR: This hand sanitizer is a plant-based alternative to traditional chemical-rich formulas. The infused organic lavender oil is naturally antiseptic, so you get double cleansing with each spray.
USERS SAID: “This is hands down my favorite hand sanitizer. I don't like using unnecessary harsh chemicals on my hands, so organic is the only way to go. I've tried many before but they all had either a harsh smell or no smell at all. This one smells amazingly fresh.”
Megababe Squeaky Clean Hand Sanitizer
BEST FOR: An affordable sanitizer you can grab when you pick up your makeup refills
USERS SAID: “I never thought I would LOVE a hand sanitizer this much! It smells amazing (light orange), and it actually moisturizes my hands—never dries them out. (Other hand sanitizers dry out my hands so much they crack and bleed.) ALSO, this is made with great ingredients including plant-based alcohol, all-natural fragrance, and lots of natural oils, so I can feel great about putting it on my skin!”
Byredo Rinse-Free Hand Wash
LOVED FOR: If you thought you loved Byredo before, you’ll be head over heels after using this rinse-free hand wash. It’s filled with the same luxurious scents we all know and love. Plus, it’s gentle on our hands and doesn’t leave them dry and cracked after each use.
USERS SAID: “This is a super luxurious hand sanitizer. It smells like roses, and the scent is super good and not overpowering or too heavy. I love this hand wash. It is so handy to bring anywhere with you and wash your hands with it. It doesn't leave your hands tacky like some sanitizers.”
Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash
LOVED FOR: The travel-friendly bottle and fresh aroma
USERS SAID: “I plan to use this when flying on vacation this summer. I won’t need a trip to a cramped airplane bathroom to get clean hands! Best of all, this has a lovely orange/rosemary fragrance rather than the standard alcohol smell. Pleasant and refreshing!”
Touchland Power Mist
WHAT IT DOES: This dermatologist-tested formula uses six powerhouse ingredients to rid the hands of germs while keeping them supple and nourished.
HELPFUL TIP: Spray two to three times over the entire surface of your hands and rub together until dry.
Prim Botanicals Shiny Happy Hands Hand Sanitizer
USERS SAID: “I never knew there were so many ways for a hand sanitizer to feel! This one doesn't dry your hands. There is no scent, and it feels really nice. It's giant and fun to use. It's also a really great gift. I also got the travel size for my purse!”
FUN FACT: This hand sanitizer is made in the USA.
Herbivore Botanicals Hand Hero 75% Alcohol Hand Purifying Gel
BEST FOR: The skincare-obsessed or those who have dry, aging hands
WHAT IT DOES: The combo of hyaluronic acid and aloe vera keep moisture locked into the skin no matter how many times you sanitize.
Jao Brand Refresher Hand Sanitizer
USERS SAID: “Although I know about Jao, I had never paid attention to the Refresher before. I’m certainly paying attention now! This is marvelous. First, the scent. Because even in an international scare, I care about such things. It's refreshing, uplifting, and I appreciate that this loveliness is not from some mysterious fragrance blend. Second, I’m grateful that it’s versatile and can be used in many ways. Good for us humans and good for the environment. Third, it's non-drying. My hands were starting to turn into prunes, and I’m happy the Refresher doesn’t contribute to that. I highly recommend this product!”
FUN FACT: This hand sanitizer was made in the USA.