Hand-Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizing Products at Walgreens

Throughout the day, people are exposed to thousands of types of germs. Illness like the cold and flu can be easily spread without the right precautions. When you come in contact with an item contaminated with germs and then touch your face, you may be vulnerable to illness. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect yourself simply by applying hand sanitizer. Walgreens makes it easy to find the best sanitizer for your needs. We stock a diverse assortment of effective sanitizer products in our online store and in our neighborhood store locations.

What Is Hand Sanitizer?

Hand sanitizer is a product that is applied to the hands. Although their formulas vary, sanitizers typically contain active ingredients called antimicrobials. When applied to the skin, antimicrobials kill bacteria and in some cases, other types of germs. Using a sanitizer regularly can minimize the risk of illness and lower the likelihood of you spreading germs to your family, friends and coworkers. Unlike hand soap, hand sanitizer does not need to be rinsed after application, making it convenient to use on the go.

Types of Sanitizer

There are two main types of hand sanitizer products: liquids and wipes.

Liquid options typically come in a squeeze bottle or a bottle outfitted with a pump for quick dispensing. A liquid sanitizer goes on wet but then quickly evaporates, leaving your hands dry.

Wipes are towelettes that are moistened with sanitizer. You can purchase wipes that are individually wrapped or packaged in a large tub or canister. With both types of wipes, you simply rub the towelette over your skin to apply the hand sanitizer and then throw the wipe away.

Considering Fragrance

Some hand sanitizers leave behind a pleasing fragrance similar to hand lotion and hand soap. Manufacturers often offer their product in a number of different fragrances, giving you the ability to choose the option that is most pleasing to you. For those with sensitive skin or that do not want the added benefits of fragrance, there are also unscented hand sanitizer products available.

Comparing Other Features

There are a number of features that you can consider when comparing hand sanitizer products. Liquid hand sanitizers can increase the risk of dry skin. If your hands are prone to dryness, you may want to opt for hand sanitizer wipes or look for liquids that contain moisturizing ingredients to counteract the drying actions of their formulas. Wipes are often a convenient choice for children, and individually wrapped ones are easy to carry in a diaper bag or purse when youre on the go. Some hand sanitizers contain anti-inflammatory ingredients like aloe vera and lavender to calm redness, itching and other signs of irritation. You can learn more about the specific benefits of any of the hand sanitizers in our selection by clicking on the product. This will take you to the product description page, which shares information about the formula and a list of ingredients.

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