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What should I look for in a good hand sanitiser?

Hand sanitisers have become an essential part of our everyday lives. Along with face masks, they’re that go-to item you have dotted about the house and stashed in your bag, car and your drawer at work.

But are all sanitisers the same? And how do you know what to look for in a hand sanitiser?

We’re going to answer these questions and more in our article to help you choose the best sanitiser for your and your family’s needs.

High alcohol content

To be effective, your hand sanitiser must have a high alcohol content. This is important because alcohol destroys the tiny organisms on your hands that can cause infection. In viruses, such as the coronavirus, alcohol destroys the fat that forms their protective outer membrane so they break down.

Alcohol also destroys bacteria and fungi, which can also cause infections.

The important thing to know is that your hand sanitiser must contain at least 60% alcohol to work properly. FeverMates hand sanitiser contains a minimum 70% alcohol, making it a safe and effective way to keep your hands germ-free.

Moisturising properties

Washing your hands and using hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day can sometimes dry out the skin. Look for a sanitiser with moisturising properties to keep your hands smooth and hydrated.

The best moisturising hand sanitiser will rely on natural ingredients such as vitamins and plant extracts to deliver hydration every time you use it, so keeping clean is a pleasure!

Suitable for sensitive skin

If you suffer with sensitive skin, you’ll know that harsh hand sanitisers can irritate it and put you off using them as often as you should.

But you can find sanitisers that are kind to the skin and don’t make any existing conditions such as eczema worse. The best hand sanitisers for sensitive skin contain soothing ingredients to calm irritation while keeping your skin clean.

FeverMates hand sanitiser spray is the perfect product for sensitive skin. The spray application minimises rubbing the skin, while aloe vera leaf juice calms inflammation naturally.

Choice of pump or spray dispenser

The best hand sanitiser ranges will offer both pump and spray dispensers to give you and your family choices when it comes to keeping your hands clean.

A pump action sanitiser is perfect for keeping in an easily accessible place at home. With one easy pump, you and your family can keep your hands clean and fresh every time you walk past it.

For the youngest and oldest members of the family, or anyone with conditions affecting their hands such as arthritis, a spray can be easier to use.

You can also stock up on miniature bottles of sanitising gel to keep in your bag, in the car or at work.

Appealing fragrance

When you choose hand sanitisers that smell good, you know you are going to use them again and again. This makes them more effective and helps keep your family safe from germs.

A light, fresh fragrance is best, as it won’t clash with any perfume or fragranced products you use. A subtle scent is also great for kids who may not enjoy the harsh “chemical” smell of some hand sanitisers.

Stringently tested

For peace of mind, choose a hand sanitiser that has been stringently tested for a number of different factors.

It should be tested in a laboratory so you know it is effective at killing germs. Sanitisers should also be dermatologically tested, which means that experts in skin health have examined it in detail and have passed it as safe for the skin.

Australian made

At FeverMates, we believe in supporting Australian jobs and manufacturing. That’s why all our hand sanitisers are made here in Australia and shipped quickly to you, wherever you are in the country.

Using our hand sanitisers is an easy way to show your support for your country every time you pump or spray!

Healthcare products you can trust

If you’re looking for a hand sanitiser that all your family can use safely and effectively, it pays to do some research into the best one for you. There are lots of factors to consider as we’ve seen in our article.

When you choose a FeverMates hand sanitiser, you can be assured that it ticks all the boxes. Our quality, Australian-made sanitisers are designed to kill germs effectively while caring for your skin.

This makes them the ideal sanitiser to use by all your family members at home, work or on days out. Have a browse through our collection and stock up on essential hand sanitiser and other healthcare products that you can trust to keep your family safe.

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