Aside from frequent handwashing with soap to combat the Wuhan Coronavirus, having a hand sanitizer on hand might prove useful as well. Retailers are stocking up on these products and they’ve been constantly wiped off the shelves. With many brands to choose from, we’ve rounded up our top picks as to the safest, kid-friendly, and effective hand sanitizers in the market. Some are in gel form, while others come in a spray bottle. Whichever you choose, you’ll be assured that your little ones will be less germy, at least for a bit!
Alcohol-free, moisturizes, and protects longers, Babyganic's Foaming Hand Sanitizer is at the top of our list! Made without animal testing and cruelty-free, it's said to kill 99.99 % of germs. Its moisturizing formula contains no triclosan, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances or dyes. What's more, it's non-allergenic. Available at Mothercare, Kiddy Palace, Isetan, iHerb, Agapebabies, Lazada, Amazon.sg, and other online retailers. Do check the individual websites or stores for available stock. Price: SG$10.80.
Thankyou, a social enterprise that commits 100% of their profit to end global poverty, has products in over 5,500 outlets in Australia, including all major supermarkets. The Thankyou consumer movement has raised millions of dollars to get safe water, toilets and child and maternal health programs to hundreds and thousands of people in need. We simply love their lemon & lime hand sanitizer as it is not only effective in keeping germs at bay, but filled with ingredients that are safe for kids. They are also pH balanced, kills 99.9% of germs, and contains aloe vera and vitamin E to keep your hands feeling soft and moisturized. Available on Shopee, Qoo10, Chemist Warehouse, and Glovida. Do check the individual websites or stores for available stock. Price: SG$4.90.
This alcohol-free hand sanitizer from CleanWell is nifty to have in your handbag and kiddo's school bag. Made from a botanical and alcohol-free formula, it leaves your hands germ-free and yet is extra gentle for sensitive skin. Without any chemical additives, this sanitizer is even suitable for the littlest ones. Available online at Desert Cart and Amazon,sg. Price: SG$4.42 - SG$8.
The all-new 3-in-1 Hand & Body Sanitizer contains 8 best antibacterial natural essential oils that help in eliminating harmful germs and bacteria while serving as an effective shield against damaging UV rays and pollutants in the air to help strengthen the immune system. Its alcohol-free formula contains a rich blend of natural and organic ingredients that keeps the skin moisturized and also effectively act as an insect-repellent when needed, therefore, it is safe and suitable to be used all over the body. It is also suitable for sensitive skin. Available on the Twinkle website. Price: SG$6.
While these little cute sanitizers are out of stock online, Hysses has announced on its Facebook page that it will be restocking them in their retail shops! In the meantime, opt for their lemongrass or rosemary sanitizers which are equally effective. They contain an anti-bacterial herbal blend with toning properties that will leave your hands germ-free and even hydrated. Now that's a plus! Available on the Hysses website. Price: SG$10.90 - SG$14.90.
Human Nature's All Natural Spray Sanitizer comes in zesty floral and fruity scents. They are filled with soothing aloe extract that moisturizes skin and keeps it supple with Vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, and amino acids. There's also a Kids Spray Sanitizer option. Available at the Human Nature website, Mothercare, Lazada. Do check the individual websites for available stock. Price: SG$4.90 and SG$10.90.
Human Nature, humannature.com.sg
Made with essential oils of lemon and lime, rounded out with fresh lemon myrtle which also calms and removes unpleasant odors, this refreshing, non-sticky hand sanitizer from California Baby is great for the whole family. It dries quickly, requires absolutely no rinsing, and provides long-lasting protection against germs and bacteria. Available on Pupsik Studio and Agapebabies. Check their website for available stock. Price: SG$10.90.
California Baby, www.californiababy.com/products/hand-sanitizer
An alcohol-free sanitizer, Buds Everyday Organics Baby Safe Anti-Bac Foam Sanitiser is formulated with a safe and organic food-grade antibacterial active that guards against a broad spectrum of bacteria and have a long-lasting residue effect. It contains a prebiotic that promotes the growth of good bacteria and inhibits the harmful ones. Mild and gentle, it also soothes and hydrates the skin. Plus, it comes in a kid-safe version too for the older ones. Available on Agapebabies (ETA on February 7, 2020). Price: SG$16.80.
Buds Organics, www.budcosmetics.com
BabyOrganix Hand Sanitizer is a 100% plant-based anti-pathogen and has a safe-to-swallow formulation that kills up to 99.9% of germs, fungus, bacteria, and viruses. It's entirely safe and gentle on your little ones' hands and keeps their skin soft simultaneously. Available on Lazada, EAMart, and Qoo10. Price: SG$9.90.
Naturally antibacterial sanitizer for sticky fingers, faces, toys, and high chairs, Green People Sticky Hand Sanitiser is safe for even the most sensitive skin. It contains Organic Aloe Vera, Tea Tree, Orange & Mandarin and great for days out. It is also suitable for those who may be prone to eczema and psoriasis. Available on Agapebabies (ETA on February 12, 2020). Price: SG$23.40.