Made by Shauna, The Natural Beauty Pot, this hand defence is by far the best that we have come across since this pandemic began.
No alcohol based sanitiser will be kind to your skin, but this is as close as you'll get! It also comes in a handy sized glass spray bottle to minimise waste.
More in depth:
After lots of requests, Shauna from the Natural Beauty Pot has formulated a Hand Defence. Many did ask about a moisturising sanitiser however in order to be effective there is just too much alcohol needed for it to ever be moisturising. Although she accepted the challenge to make an effective, better smelling, better feeling product that is less drying.
The minimum recommend amount of alcohol is 60% by the Centre of Disease Control. There is no specific benefit using a higher percentage (such as the 70% band wagon lots of producers seem to have jumped on), and the higher the alcohol content the more drying it is on the skin. So with this in mind the alcohol content in my sanitiser is 63%, more than enough to be effective but not so much that it burns your hands.
This hand sanitiser is a semi natural product due to the alcohol used. The blend of Peppermint & Lavender Essential Oils was specially selected as they have antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains Vegetable Glycerine and ProVitamin B5 which are effective humectants (reduces the loss of water), and works as a skin emollient and regenerating ingredient.
Please remember the most effective way to keep your hands clean is to wash with soap and water. However at times when this is not possible a Hand Sanitiser is good to have in your hand bag or car.
From Shauna: "As always we want to offer transparency - this product is not natural due to the type of alcohol we are using. Our priority was to get this hand sanitiser out as quickly as possible to help as many people as we could, so we used what was available to us."
Ingredients: Isopropyl Alcohol 63%, Distilled water, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (derived from Coconut), Panthenol (dl-panthenol/Provitamin B5), Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (dervied from Coconut), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Limonene*, Linalool*
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
Flammable liquid and vapour, keep away from sources of heat and ignition, no smoking during use.
Keep out of reach of children, to be used under adult supervision only.
Avoid eye contact.
Do not use on broken or irritated skin.
If irritation occurs, discontinue use.
Do not ingest.
Do not spray on clothes or fabric.
If swallowed contact doctor for medical help.