A hand sanitizer, or according to the latest FDA definition a Hand Antiseptic, is a supplement or alternative to hand washing with soap and water. Various preparations are available, including gel, foam, and liquid solutions. The active ingredient in hand sanitizers may be isopropanol, ethanol, or n-propanol. Inactive ingredients in alcohol rubs typically include a thickening agent such as polyacrylic acid for alcohol gels, humectants such as glycerin for liquid rubs, propylene glycol, and essential oils of plants. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are more effective at killing germs than soaps and do not dry out hands as much.
We carry a broad range of hand and skin sanitizers that meet or exceed basic FDA requirements, both with and without an alcohol-based active ingredient. We even carry large containers for quick and value-based refill of your counter and table-top dispensers.