The Best Hand Sanitisers To Stock Up On Now
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The Best Hand Sanitisers To Stock Up On Now

Keep yourself safe and your hands happy

Hand sanitiser is now a major part of our lives. Anything with over 60 per cent alcohol content and a great smell gets the thumbs up, says Caroline Phillips. These are the best hand sanitisers on the market.

The Best Hand Sanitisers To Stock Up On Now

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Chantecaille Rose, Geranium and Basil

A bit of an aromatherapy spa moment in your hands, this is Chantecaille’s first-ever botanical hand sanitiser. Unisex but possibly more girlie with its gorgeous whiff of Rose Geranium and Basil essential oils, it’s also high anti-bacterial – 70 per cent alcohol – to zap nasties. And non-drying to the hands. Making its launch even better, they’re teaming up with Magic Breakfast to provide over 5,000 nutritious breakfasts to children at risk of hunger. £12 for 50ml

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Amanda Connock has brought her winning ingredient kukui oil, used liberally throughout her bath and body range, into her lovely smelling hand sanitiser (60 per cent alcohol). And with naturally derived moisturiser Betaine, your hands won’t feel as rough as sandpaper either. Ten per cent of of all online hand sanitiser sales are donated to the charity. £10 for 75ml

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Noble Isle

With a bottle shape inspired by an old British whisky keg, there are two new delicious smelling hand sanitisers from this gorgeous British brand Noble Isle – wild samphire (think the freshness of the Atlantic coastline with notes of thyme, juniper and ivy) and rhubarb rhubarb. Seventy-five per cent alcohol means it’s on the upper end of germ-killing content too. £16 for 250ml

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Margaret Dabbs Hydrating Hand Sanitiser

Although it’s initially a tad sticky, queen of hands and feet Margaret Dabbs’ gel is so concentrated that it’s super hydrating (despite containing 65 per cent alcohol) and it smells good enough to eat. So definitely grab a nifty 30ml bottle and pop it in your bag. £12 for 30ml 

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S M Novella Gel Cleansing Hand Gel

S M Novella’s gel was created in response to the Covid-19 emergency and originally distributed free of charge in Italy to law enforcement and customs officers. Formulated for cleansing and scenting the hands without washing (its glycerine greasiness soon wears off) and boasting 70 per cent alcohol and an uplifting lemony scent, it’ll make you wish you were an Italian police officer. A snip at £6 for 100ml

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Bramley Hand Sanitiser Gel

Dive into Fortnum & Mason for some Bramley Hand Sanitiser Gel with rosemary, spearmint and peppermint essential oils. Just a quick inhalation of the container’s contents will clear your airways, plus it’s antibacterial (60 per cent alcohol), antiviral and also like carrying the countryside in a bottle. £8 for 100 ml 

Davisage Handie Bottle

For one nifty and posh-looking container with both non-sticky hand cleansing gel (opt for the alcohol formulation; yep, they offer with and without) and hand cream – the latter with a subtle black orchid fragrance and orchid oil that also boosts the skin’s immunity. Plus Davisage’s Handie Bottle boasts the cutest ‘safety box’ (or ‘handie compartment’ as they would have it) at the bottom to pop your rings into while you moisturise your mitts in peace. Reassuringly French and assez cher. £30 for 15ml

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S M Novella Spray Igienizzante

Not for hands this time but this nifty bottle is the ancient Florentine pharmacy’s answer to the pandemic. Think 70 per cent alcohol content and costmary (mint geranium) extract, and S M Novella’s Spray Igienizzante Cleansing Spray is made to spritz on fabrics and in rooms. Spray this artisanal herbalist’s product onto or inside your mask – to refresh and disinfect it – and its minty aroma will make everyone think you brush your teeth lots. The Dominican monks who founded the apothecary in 1200 would approve. £15 for 100ml

Hand serum

And after all that sanitiser, you need some moisturising cream…

Margaret Dabbs Intensive Anti-ageing Hand Serum

There’s literally (almost) nothing to beat Margaret Dabbs hand serum. The gentle aroma of citrus (mandarin) and geranium is to die for and you’ll feel your farm-labourer-rough hands drinking up the serum. Not just intensive and fast absorbing, it’s also anti-ageing. Use it alongside the brand’s Fabulous Hands hydrating hand lotion with its comfrey and seaweed, and your hand-sanitised-murdered hands will soon be as hydrated as a river. Serum, £30 for 30ml, Hand Lotion £25 for 200ml


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