Last year, hand sanitiser possibly didn’t even cross your mind – let alone your shopping list. But now, in the midst of a global health crisis, it has swiftly become essential.
Traditionally, hand sanitisers aren’t synonymous with luxury. Highly practical, they don’t have quite the cachet of a cocooning hand cream. What’s more, basic varieties can reek of chemicals and strip the skin of moisture, leaving your delicate hands prone to irritation and discomfort.
Thankfully, plenty of leading beauty brands have been quick off the mark, creating trustworthy sanitisers, spritzes and gels that meet the Public Health England threshold of 60 per cent alcohol content while also delivering a tiny touch of luxury. This Works has loaded its hand gel with hydrating hyaluronic acid (as well as a signature Stress Check scent), while Byredo‘s typically stylish squeezy tubes come in the brand’s most coveted fragrances.
From today, you can order Augustinus Bader’s glycerin-boosted sanitiser for free (minus a small postage charge) or invest in We Are Paradoxx’s low-waste metal canister, which sees proceeds donated to The Trussell Trust.
Below, shop the sanitisers that combine essential protection with sensorial appeal.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.