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6 Beauty Brands Making Hand Sanitizers That Are Great for Your Skin

They’re germ-killing, moisturizing, and in stock (for now).


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When it became clear the Covid-19 pandemic wasn’t going away as quickly as it arrived, we began stocking up on essentials and health products like never before. Toilet paper, thermometers, bidets, humidifiers, and hand sanitizer flew off of shelves — many going out of stock indefinitely. 

But just when it seemed like the essentials shortage would never let up, citizens and businesses started coming together to create solutions. When face masks sold out across the country, fashion houses and independent seamstresses began manufacturing masks (in lovely styles!) to provide the public with in-stock options. Now we’re seeing the same effort by beauty companies to make and distribute hand sanitizers. 

Beauty brands know what they’re doing when it comes to skincare, and they did their homework to ensure these sanitizers were effective at killing germs and moisturizing skin, and that they smell great! Let’s lather up and give these brands a virtual round of applause!


Hand Sanitizer With Moisturizing Aloe

$18, Lather

Free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, artificial color, and mineral oil, this all-vegan hand sanitizer replenishes moisture in dry skin with plant-derived extracts like yucca, green tea, and aloe vera. It has a faint aroma of natural citrus that just smells clean.

Key ingredients:

  • Ethyl alcohol (65 percent)
  • Glycerin
  • Aloe

CBD Luxe

2-pack, $31.99, CBD Luxe

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is found in some cannabis plants. However, unlike THC (the chemical found in marijuana that produces that plant’s “high”), CBD produces no high or any psychoactive effect. It’s completely legal, and has been proven effective at treating chronic pain, and paired with ethyl alcohol makes for a soothing, anti-inflammatory sanitizer.

Key ingredients: 

  • Ethyl alcohol (80 percent)
  • Certified, pharma-grade CBD
  • Tea tree oils

Luxe Sani Hand Sanitizer (No CBD)

2-pack, $31.99, CBD Luxe

While this version does not contain CBD, white willow bark has been known to act as an anti-inflammatory and can help relieve your aches and pains. With 80 percent ethyl alcohol — the amount considered by the CDC and World Health Organization to effectively kill the Covid-19 virus — you can lather up knowing your sanitizer is killing all the germs.

Key ingredients: 

  • Ethyl alcohol (80 percent)
  • White willow bark
  • Antibacterial essential oils


Pipette Hand Sanitizer

$4.99, Pipette

Fragrance-free and non-sticky, this hand sanitizer contains sugarcane-derived squalane, which drenches your skin in moisturizing properties while killing 99.99 percent of germs and bacteria.

Key ingredients:

  • USP Grade Ethyl Alcohol (65 percent)
  • Squalane
  • Glycerin

Highline Wellness

CBD Hand Sanitizer

$7, Highline Wellness

The CBD in this hand sanitizer is derived from a hemp plant and combined with coconut oil, meaning you’ll get all the gentle healing properties of CBD without the intoxicating THC. The antibacterial ingredients kill germs and bacteria while the natural ingredients tend to your skin’s softness.

Key ingredients:

  • Isopropyl Alcohol (70 percent)
  • Glycerin
  • CBD (non-THC)


Hand Sanitizer

$20, by Humankind

If being vegan and ethically-produced wasn’t amazing enough, this hand sanitizer also gives back to a worthy cause. $1 of each hand sanitizer sold goes to The Robin Hood Relief Fund which provides emergency support to nonprofit organizations on the pandemic frontlines through food, housing, job security and more.

Key ingredients:

  • Ethyl alcohol (65 percent)
  • Grapefruit essential oil
  • Hyaluronic acid


Hand Sanitizer Spray

$16, Vegamour

This hand sanitizer spray is antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and hypoallergenic, providing ultimate germ-fighting moisture without leaving a residue. For every purchase, 20 percent of the proceeds go to Project Angel Food, which prepares and delivers healthy meals to the homes of men, women, and children affected by life-threatening illnesses throughout Los Angeles.

Key ingredients:

  • Isopropyl alcohol (75 precent)
  • Aloe vera and marula oil
  • Lavender and orange peel essential oils

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