To find the right hand sanitiser, the most important factor is its alcohol content. However, how you apply your hand sanitiser product is also a factor in its effectiveness. Here’s what to look out for if you’re on the market for hand sanitiser.
An effective hand sanitiser has at least 60% alcohol
Although washing your hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds is the best way to protect yourself, sometimes hand sanitiser is needed in a pinch. According to the CDC website, an effective hand sanitizer has between 60% and 95% alcohol content. But be wary of any hand sanitizers or sanitation products that say they contain an alternative disinfecting ingredient that’s just as effective as alcohol, like coconut oil, because that’s not the case, Business Insider previously reported.