From working at home to wearing protective face coverings when we do need to go outside, the COVID-19 pandemic has required all of us to adjust to a new normal. While the CDC continues to recommend thorough, regular handwashing practices, as a result of the current state of things, products like antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer have also been among the hardest-to-find items nowadays.
Well, if you’re wondering where you actually can still buy hand sanitizer online, you’re not alone. While many options are sold out on Amazon Prime and other major retailers, if you do a lot of digging (most of which we’ve done for you already!), you can still add a bottle or two to cart if you move quickly. If you live near a pharmacy or big-box store like Walmart, you may also be able to buy online and pick up in store, pending stock. That said, many places may only have bulk or office-sized options in stock, so if you absolutely need a rinse-free formula, you may end up paying, well, more than $5 for it. Here are some places to consider.
Clean beauty purveyor Herbivore just launched their hand sanitizer, Hand Hero, which is infused with skin-care ingredients like hyaluronic acid and soothing aloe vera to help soothe dry hands. (Choose from two scents, Pink Grapefruit or Lavender.)
What We’re Buying: Hand Hero 75% Alcohol Hand Purifying Gel
The sexual wellness brand behind the top-selling Vibe has just launched Clean, its first-ever hand sanitizer spray made with 70% alcohol.
What We’re Buying: Clean No. 0 Hand Sanitizer
The clean fragrance brand just launched a jasmine and lemon-scented hand sanitizer bottle, which is gentle on hands but tough on germs. Plus, 20% of Skylar’s initial production will be donated to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, and Mount Sinai Hospitals in New York City to support healthcare professionals on the frontlines during COVID-19.
What We’re Buying: Skylar Hand Sanitizer
These eco-friendly hand sanitizers come in an 8oz aluminum ‘bulk’ bottle designed to refill portable, 1oz bottles of sanitizer. Plus, $1 from each purchase benefits the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides emergency support to communities in need within the NYC area.
What We’re Buying: by Humankind Hand Sanitizer
The baby-care brand recently developed a $5 hand sanitizer that’s kind to hands, thanks to squalane and glycerin, but tough on germs. (It has 65% USP-grade alcohol.) What’s more, Pipette is donating 21,000 32 oz bottles to healthcare professionals at various hospitals including (but not limited to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals (Oakland and San Francisco), UCLA and Cedars Sinai in Southern California and Elmhurst Hospital, Mount Sinai, St Francis and New York-Presbyterian Hospitals in New York.
What We’re Buying: Pipette Hand Sanitizer
In addition to having a curated assortment of hand sanitizers, Ulta recently added the paraben-free, cruelty-free home & body line, J.R. Watkins to its site. Included in the collection is the cleansing oud hand elixir.
Cabinet’s Preparedness Kit includes two bottles of hand sanitizer, in addition to emergency essentials like acetaminophen, and generic formulations of day and night-time cold and flu medicine. (If you are a healthcare or frontline essential worker, the brand has a pay-as-you-wish program in place via Instagram DM.)
What We’re Buying: Cabinet Preparedness Kit
Apparently hand sanitizers make for great party favors (well they certainly do now) so Etsy sellers have this category on lock. Who knew? And, there’s quite a variety. Just make sure you’re buying it from a reputable seller that lists the alcohol content.
The brand behind the internet-breaking anti-chafe stick and natural deodorant just restocked its bestselling vegan hand sanitizer — and are releasing a 16oz jumbo version for the first time.
What We’re Buying: Megababe Squeaky Clean Hand Sanitizer
The Kroger-owned low-cost hub to buy health brands and vitamins is beloved by moms (or at least this writer’s mom). If you’re not familiar with them yet, get to know the e-tailer by cruising what’s left of its sanitizer section.
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