7 new hand sanitisers that won’t ruin your skin

You don’t have to compromise on smooth, soft skin. These new sanitisers work to kill germs AND hydrate your hands.

By now we’re all pretty well-versed in the side effects of dousing our hands in sanitiser. Some leave your skin red, raw, cracked and itchy while others are gloopy, sticky or smell of cheap vodka.

Back in April we shared our top five luxury picks (that won’t dry out your skin, either) but since Coronavirus isn’t over, we’ve rounded up fresh new sprays (most of which were made in response to the current climate) and bottles that promise not to suck the moisture from your skin.

If you’re relying on hand sanitiser, it’s important to read up on the facts first, but also to be sure to wash your hands properly. You know the drill. There’s also new information on the proper way to apply sanitiser, which we doubt you’ve been doing – so read up before you shop.

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Happy Hours Purify Hand Sanitiser ($29.95, at Happy Hours Skin)

This spritz is made of natural ingredients including pure non-denatured alcohol derived from non GMO wheat from NSW south coast. It’s also packed with vitamin E and cucumber extract to soothe skin not strip it.

La Clinica All-Purpose Hand Sanitiser Spray ($9.99, at La Clinica)

Formulated to the Centre of Disease Control guidelines, this handy spray contains aloe vera and glycerine to hydrate skin. Lemon oil and Echinacea also work to give hands a refreshment.

Ecoya Lotus Flower Fragranced Sanitiser Spray ($14.95, at David Jones)

This travel-friendly spray can be used on both surfaces and skin and smells of citrus, florals, vanilla and patchouli. Plus, aloe vera means it’s gentle on skin.

Natch Essentials Hand Sanitiser Mist ($12, at Natch Essentials)

Blended with cedarwood and lemon myrtle, this mist smells like a natural perfume, not alcohol. Plus, it’s formulated with glycerine to keep hands nice and smooth.

Palm Beach Collection Sea Salt Luxury Hand Sanitiser ($24.95, at Palm Beach Collection)

Palm Beach have dropped a new range of rinse-free hand wash formulated to smell just like your favourite candle. Added with aloe leaf and cucumber, it works to hydrate while it cleans.

Hunter Lab 24HR Hand Sanitiser ($24, at Myer)

An alcohol-free skin and surface spray made from a patented technology that works to form a microscopic protective film over skin and works to fight bacteria for up to 24 hours. Plus, it smells like mandarin, orange and rosemary.

Dr Bronner Hand Sanitiser ($9.85, at Adore Beauty)

An organic option for those who prefer. Free from alcohol and other nasties that are sometimes associated with sanitisers. Organic glycerin keeps hands from getting thirsty, while lavender works to keep you smelling sweet.