Hand Sanitizer Ingredients Must-Haves
As a professional formulator of Natural and Organic Skin and Body Care, I have noticed there has been a lot of controversy about HAND SANITIZERS and their ingredients. In these trying times of the pandemic, I feel the need to explain some very important issues concerning these products.
I have read where there needs to be at least 66% alcohol with a strength of 91% in a formula for it to be effective. The FDA does not have regulations on ingredients in cosmetics, it is just a law that the ingredients have to be listed on the label.
These ingredients are listed in descending order, meaning that the first ingredient is the largest amount, and the following are lesser in amounts as the list goes on. It is very important to read these labels.
If the label reads as follows: Alcohol, Water, Glycerine, Aloe Vera, and then fragrance; this means that no one knows what amount or strength of alcohol is there, and that it is only more than water, which could mean just one drop more; glycerine is listed after water which means there may not be a sufficient amount to moisturize your hands from the harshness of the alcohol, and then Aloe Vera is last, along with fragrance. Anytime you see “fragrance or perfume” listed, it could have as many as 300 chemicals to make that fragrance.
I am not telling you this because I want to sell my Hand Sanitizers, because I am limited with the amount of 91% alcohol that I have in stock, it is because I feel it is my professional obligation to you to make sure you are getting what you think. So, please read the labels before you purchase, and STAY SAFE.