Tests show that hand sanitizers are gentler than soap and water, but with repeated use they can dry out hands too. Nexcare Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer offers a solution with its lotion-based formula. It contains 61 percent ethyl alcohol (the only lotion-based hand sanitizer we found to contain alcohol at all), making it just as effective as Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer (*Est. $4 for 8 oz.). Users say that it doesn't dry hands out, but leaves them soft and smooth. Reviewers also praise it for not having a strong fragrance or any offending chemical odors. It doesn't have a strong in-store presence, however, so it may be a bit harder to find than Purell.
Nexcare Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer gets good reviews from professional sources as well as user reviews. It has a low hazard rating from the Environmental Working Group, which rates hundreds of hand sanitizers based on the safety of their ingredients. Editors at 3Luxe.com also give the sanitizer a thumbs up, listing it among the top three hand sanitizers. More than 20 users at Drugstore.com rate and review Nexcare and give it a high overall rating.
1. Cosmetics Database.com
CosmeticsDatabase.com, a division of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), lists Nexcare Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer as one of the safest hand sanitizers available. It receives a low hazard score (2 out of 10) based on the safety of its ingredients.
Review: Nexcare Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, Editors of Skin Deep
After researching published reviews of hand sanitizers, the editors of 3Luxe.com list Nexcare Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer as one of the top three. Editors say that it doesn't dry hands out like other sanitizers and it isn't heavily scented.
Review: Nexcare Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, Editors of 3Luxe. com
More than 20 users at Drugstore.com rate and review Nexcare Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, giving it a near perfect 5 out of 5 stars. Users say that it is very gentle and doesn't dry out hands like other sanitizers.
Review: Nexcare Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, Contributors to Drugstore.com