Remember when Covid-19 (here’s how Asian celebs are helping the community during this period) threat level was raised to Dorscon Orange? Hand sanitisers, hand soaps, toilet rolls and masks flew off the shelves.
Well, while we can’t deny the effectiveness of the these anti-bacterial hand soaps, we do know that there are a lot of other options on the market that’ll be a good fit for your sink.
Check out these gentle hand washes that we love — they’ll probably make the habit of washing hands a lot easier to get used to. We also popped in a couple of hand sanitiser picks that you’ll want to slip into your purse.
Maison 21G, a haute perfumery from Paris makes the cleaning ritual a little more refined with its new collection of scented hand sanitisers that don’t just smell good but contain 75 per cent alcohol to kill germs and bacteria.
There are four scent combinations to choose from: basil and lavandin; vetiver and lavandin; orris and vanilla or sage and lavender. Elegantly presented in 15ml glass bottles that look like perfume vials, they’re small enough to fit into any handbag. Available at maison21g.com.
The key ingredients in this light and revitalising hand wash are clarifying cucumber extracts, antioxidant-rich rosemary leaf extracts, and hydrating aloe vera juice. The formula is gentle enough for repeated use but is also effective in getting rid of stubborn dirt and grime. Available at Crabtree & Evelyn.
If you prefer clean and fresh scents, this hand wash cleanses your hands with the scent of the ocean. The pretty packaging also makes it an ideal gift for your loved ones if you are planning to send them a care package. Available at Lazada.
Gentle in fragrance, this hand soap is lightly fragrant with notes of white tea and citrus. Plus, its lacquered glass pump-bottle makes for a timeless and contemporary addition to your bathroom counter. Available at Sephora.
If you have been cooking more since working from home, this product is the perfect addition to your kitchen counter. Infused with citrus extracts, the gel hand wash can get rid of stubborn smells on your hands after you handle foods such as garlic, fish and onions, leaving them with a pleasant and lingering scent. Available at Zalora.
You may not be able to go on a holiday, but you can bring the smell of the Amalfi Coast into your home. With an invigorating scent comprising freesia, lavender, and lime, the hand wash is also formulated with rosehip oil, Vitamin E, and argan oil to nourish and protect your hands after each wash. Available at Lazada.
This ultra-nourishing hand wash has a beautiful rose scent thanks to the rose essential oils in its formula. Free from parabens, aluminium and silicones, the hand wash can help soothe and rejuvenate the dry and irritated skin on your hands while washing away dirt and impurities. Available at Amazon.
This travel-sized hand sanitiser offers a citrusy and floral blend of pear, blackcurrant, and white roses. It has moisturising aloe vera extract to keep your hands soft while you sanitise and an alcohol content of 75% to gently cleanse and eliminate germs.
Scented with citrus, woody and herbaceous notes, this hand wash is a hit with all families as it gives hands a soothing, clean feel after being washed. It also contains a gentle formulation of oils so your hands won’t dry out, even after multiple washes.
And if you’ve already got a bottle at home and are running low, remember to purchase the refill version – it saves plastic and it’s more affordable.
Get a gentle, soothing cleanse with this hand wash that’s enriched with calming chamomile and hydrating marshmallow root so your hands feel mositurised all day. It also has a soap-free formula, making this a perfect pick for those with sensitive skin.
This sulfate-free, vegan hand wash is formulated with a hardworking blend of lavender oils and vitamin E to help restore dry hands and give them a thorough cleanse. Pair it with your favourite hand cream to treat your hands to extra moisture.
Supermodel Miranda Kerr founded Kora Organics more than 10 years ago, and the brand has been a hit since then. We’re in love with their gentle hand wash that helps to soften dry hands and leave it thoroughly cleansed. It’s infused with organic lemongrass, orange and peppermint essential oils for a fresh, invigorating scent.
If you’re a fan of Jo Malone candles and perfumes, you’ll absolutely adore their range of hand washes too. Their orange blossom hand wash seems to be a bestseller and it’s no surprise, considering how good it smells. A little goes a long way with this product – just a small pump is enough to lather up into an aromatic hand washing experience.
This vegan hand wash is infused with a hardworking blend of grapefruit, bitter orange and lavender essential oils, making it perfect for sensitive skin. It also contains vitamin E, so your hands feel hydrated and nourished. Definitely a family-favourite pick, if you ask us.
Want a hand sanitiser that’s gentle on skin and tough on germs? Here’s a pick from Hysses that you’ll love. It’s made of 100% pure essential oils and has an anti-bacterial blend of rosemary and peppermint so your skin feels clean when you’re on-the-go.
Unlike other hand sanitisers that may cause hands to feel dry, this hand sanitiser is perfect for those looking to moisturise their delicate hands too. Plus, it smells great too!
This mini bottle of hand sanitiser is sure to fit into any purse for easy travel-friendly cleansing. It has a refreshing scent of coconut and is paraben- and sulphate-free, so you can sanitise your hands without worrying about damaging your skin.
Additional reporting by Valerie Toh, Farisia Thang, Tay Suan Chiang.