15 Best Hand Sanitisers

Best Hand Sanitisers

Whether you prefer hand gels or sanitiser sprays, there’s a wide range of different hand sanitisers available, ranging from the cheaper, basic varieties to ones with a touch of luxury.

Not all hand sanitisers are the same, however. For hand sanitising gels or sprays to be effective in combating viruses and bacteria, they need to meet certain requirements when it comes to their ingredients. There’s plenty of choice on the market, however, and you don’t need to sacrifice effectiveness with the overall feel and fragrance of the product.

What makes an effective hand sanitiser?

Not all hand sanitisers on the market are as useful at killing germs and viruses. An effective hand sanitiser as recommended by Public Health England should contain at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol content between 60-95% is required to kill bacteria and inactivate viruses. Most hand sanitisers contain either ethanol and isopropanol, or both. The label should state the alcohol percentage. Among the leading high street brands, Carex hand gel contains 70% alcohol, Cuticura hand gel contains 66% ethanol and Dettol hand gel contains 63% ethanol.

If you’re concerned about hygiene and combatting the transmission of viruses, be sure to check that the alcohol content of your hand sanitiser meets the 60% alcohol threshold.

Hand sanitisers may not always be effective if your hands are dirty or greasy, so it’s important to wash your hands with soap and water whenever you get the opportunity.

With so many hand sanitiser choices to buy online, here are our top pick recommendations that are available and in stock. We’ll keep the list updated regularly, so you are always know where to shop.

We find hand sanitisers you can buy now, sprays, gels, or wipes.

INEOS Hygienics Hospital Grade Hand Sanitiser 75% Pharma Grade Al...

Ineos Hygienics Hospital Grade Hand Sanitiser 75% Pharma Grade Alcohol
INEOS Hygienics Hand Sanitiser is a hospital grade and trusted by doctors, they are made from high purity pharma grade alcohol and are specially formulated to the highest ...
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Dettol Hand Sanitiser 63% Alcohol Aloe Vera 12 Pack

Dettol Hand Sanitiser 63% Alcohol Aloe Vera 12 Pack
Dettol Hand Sanitiser 63% Alcohol Aloe Vera to travel with confidence knowing that you're protected from harmful bacteria and viruses when using Dettol Antibacterial Hand Gel. Simple, fast ...
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Clinell Hand Sanitising Gel Kills 99.99% of Germs

Clinell Hand Sanitiser Gel Kills 99.99% of Germs & Kind to Skin 500ml
Clinell Hand Sanitising Gel contains a unique formula combining a blend of alcohol and moisturisers to provide a superior level of effectiveness against germs. Our gel contains high ...
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Siruni 75% Alcohol Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser Gel

Siruni 75% Alcohol Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser Gel - Non Sticky
Siruni 75% Alcohol Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser Gel - Non Sticky perfect for the home, workplace and travel or even topping up your smaller sanitiser applicators. The easy to ...
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Cool & Cool 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Gel with Gentle Moistu...

Cool & Cool 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Gel with Gentle Moisturising
Cool & Cool 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Gel with Gentle Moisturising Vitamin E, a non-sticky Anti Bac hand gel in a pump bottle. Cool & Cool Hand Sanitiser Gel ...
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Sanotize Hand Sanitiser Gel 70% Alcohol Medical Grade

Sanotize Hand Sanitiser Gel 70% Alcohol Certified Medical Grade
Sanotize Hand Sanitiser Gel is a 70% Alcohol in a 500ml pump bottle certified medical grade and antibacterial killing 99.9% of bacteria ...
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Sanikaya Hand Hygiene Sanistiser Gel 70% Alcohol

Sanikaya Hand Hygiene Gel 250 Ml
Sanikaya is a hand hygiene santitiser which contains 70% alcohol. Its formula is pH balanced and contains Glycerin and Aloe to keeps hads moisturised. Its fragrance free ...
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CAREX Moisture Anti Bacterial Hand Sanitiser Gel 70% Alcohol

Carex Moisture Anti Bacterial Hand Sanitiser Gel Pack Of 12 With Anti Viral Action Hand Gel With 70 Percent Alcohol That Cleans Cares And Protects 50 Ml
Care for your hands with CAREX Moisture Anti Bacterial Hand Sanitiser Gel 70% Alcohol. With a specially developed formula and added moisturisers, Carex Moisturising Gel leaves hands feeling ...
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Sannol Hand Sanitiser Cleansing Gel 60% Alcohol

Sannol Hand Sanitiser Cleansing Gel 60% Alcohol
Sannol Hand Sanitiser Cleansing Gel made in UK to protect yourself and your family against the harmful bacteria and germs with 60% alcohol our refreshing hand sanitising & ...
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Withey Grove Alcohol Spray Sanitiser for Hands and Surfaces

Withey Grove Alcohol Spray Sanitiser for Hands and Surfaces
Multi-purpose Spray Sanitiser for hands and surfaces. A strong bactericidal and viricidal alcohol based formula that works against many different bacteria and viruses and is fully tested to ...
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Zidac Laboratories 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser with Moisturiser

Zidac Laboratories 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitiser with Moisturiser
The Zidac Laboratories Hand Sanitiser contains 70% alcohol and comes in a handy disk top bottle. Zidac Alcohol Hand Sanitisers are a hand disinfectant that protects to EN1276 ...
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Zidac Hand Sanitiser 70% Alcohol Antibacterial 500ml

Zidac 500ml Hand Sanitiser 70 Alcohol Antibacterial Pump Top
Zidac Hand Sanitiser 70% Alcohol Antibacterial gel is a blend of ethanol, gelling agent and skin conditioner - this means your skin is cared for, while at the ...
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Calypso Anti-Bacterial 70% Alcohol Hand Hygiene Sanitiser Gel

Calypso Anti-Bacterial 70% Alcohol Hand Hygiene Sanitiser Gel
Calypso Anti-Bacterial 70% Alcohol Hand Hygiene Sanitiser Gel - Simple, fast and effective hand sanitiser that kills 99.99% of bacteria and enveloped viruses that can lead to illness ...
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Calypso Anti-Bacterial Hand Hygiene Gel

Calypso Anti Bacterial Hand Hygiene Gel
Calypso Anti-Bacterial Hand Hygiene Gel a simple, fast and effective hand sanitiser that kills 99.99% of bacteria and enveloped viruses that can lead to illness. Contains aloe Vera ...
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Eco Finest 75% Alcohol Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Gel 500ml

Eco Finest 75% Alcohol Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Gel 500ml
Eco Finest Antibacterial 75% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer 500ml. Each bottle contains 500ml (16.9 fl.oz) - Anti-bacterial - Bottle has a pump dispense - 75% alcohol content - Effective ...
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Why use a hand sanitiser?

If your main consideration is killing bacteria and viruses, then hand sanitiser is not as effective as thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water. That said, they are invaluable when you are on the move, or somewhere where soap and water can’t be accessed easily. They are also small and compact, so they’re ideal for carrying around in bags or pockets, particularly if you’re meeting people, or opening and closing lots of door. If more people use hand sanitiser, the ability of viruses and bacteria to transmit on solid objects like door handles or handrails is dramatically reduced.

Hand sanitiser is widely used in hospitals, with so-called ‘medical grade’ sanitiser having an alcohol content of over 70%. It is used because it’s an effective first line of defence against hospital transmitted viruses and enables large numbers of people to sanitise their hands quickly.

Which is best? Gel or spray sanitiser?

Hand sanitisers come in both gel and spray options. If used correctly and you thoroughly cover your hands, both are as effective as each other when it comes to preventing the transmission of viruses. Spray sanitisers generally dispense less product compared to gel, so can be more cost-effective. However, you have to make sure that you use enough to thoroughly cover your hands.

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Purell Advanced Hygienic Hand Rub Sanitiser Pump Bottle 300ml

Purell Advanced Hygienic Hand Rub Sanitiser Pump Bottle 300ml

Purell Advanced Hand Sanitiser gel is an instant hand rub ...
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Duronic Hand Sanitiser Gel 75% Alcohol Fragrance-Free Formula

Duronic Hand Sanitiser Gel 75% Alcohol Fragrance-Free Formula

Duronic Hand Sanitiser Gel 75% Alcohol Fragrance-Free Formula cleans hands ...
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How should you use a hand sanitiser?

Hand sanitiser is a great first line of defence against the transmission of viruses, but if it isn’t used correctly, it’s not much use.

Public health specialists recommend three steps to ensure your hand sanitiser is effective.

  • Apply the product to the palm of one hand, and make sure you use enough. Too much is always better than too little.
  • Thoroughly rub your hands together, including your fingers. It’s very important to cover the surface of both your hands, including every finger right up to the tip. You should also rub the sanitiser up towards your wrists.
  • Make sure you rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until they are dry. This usually takes around 20 seconds.

Using it periodically throughout the day reduces the risk of spreading viruses. Use it before and after eating, if you sneeze and can’t wash your hands and when you get on and off public transport. It’s also important to remember to use before putting on and removing face masks and coverings. Rings and other jewellery can harbour bacteria and viruses so if you can, you should always remove them before you sanitise your hands.

Great Deals on Hand Sanitisers

Carex Moisture Anti Bacterial Hand Sanitiser Gel Pack Of 12 With Anti Viral Action Hand Gel With 70 Percent Alcohol That Cleans Cares And Protects 50 Ml

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Care for your hands with CAREX Moisture Anti Bacterial Hand Sanitiser Gel 70% Alcohol. With a specially developed formula and ...
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Calypso Anti-Bacterial 70% Alcohol Hand Hygiene Sanitiser Gel

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Calypso Anti-Bacterial 70% Alcohol Hand Hygiene Sanitiser Gel - Simple, fast and effective hand sanitiser that kills 99.99% of bacteria ...
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Dettol Hand Sanitiser 63% Alcohol Aloe Vera 12 Pack

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Siruni 75% Alcohol Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser Gel - Non Sticky

Siruni 75% Alcohol Antibacterial Hand Sa...

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Siruni 75% Alcohol Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser Gel - Non Sticky perfect for the home, workplace and travel or even topping ...
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