On my last trip through Heathrow, I spent a lot of time at the WH Smith book store browsing books and magazines and avoiding going to the duty free stores just in case temptation got too great. Books won’t burn too big a hole in my pocket, and WH Smith at Heathrow has some awesome chocolate deals! :D I bought giant bars of Toblerone chocolate home for a friend who asked for it. :D Something like 3 giant bars you could use for self-defense for £9!
One of the things I spotted in the racks was the Quash hand sanitizer. It stood out because its tall and its green. But I didn’t think much of it then. So later, when the people at Quash asked if I might want to try a sample, I remembered that green spray bottle and I said yes.
This is it – the Quash Moisturising Hand Sanitizer.
I don’t use hand sanitizers a lot unless I’m travelling. I use them on the go because you just never know where you might be able to find clean running water to wash your hands. But I don’t use them a lot outside of travel because I dislike the drying effect on my hands. The skin on my hands peel quite easily and its awful. Also, have you really had a nice smelling hand sanitizer? One that does not smell of alcohol or synthetic perfume?
Happily, the Quash natural hand sanitizer smells of lovely citrus. It does not contain alcohol so there is no sharp smell you associate with alcohol.
This hand sanitizer comes in a spritz bottle, and it spritzes out a fine mist on your hands. On the website, they tell you to spritz twice for peace of mind, as the 100% natural ingredients will kill germs while moisturizing your hands.
Truly, I like the lovely fresh citrus scent, and I like the fact that its non drying to my skin. My hands actually feel quite moisturised, and I sometimes spritz it for fun, throughout the day at the office, because our hands do pick up germs from things like the computer keyboard, doorknobs, washrooms, papers etc.
It does take a little while longer to dry compared to regular gel types but its not a bother, because your hands aren’t sopping wet.
Pros: Lovely natural citrus scent, Not drying on skin
Cons: Available online only for us here in Malaysia
Here are the ingredients in Quash:-
I’d say that if your hands are sensitive to alcohol, or you use hand sanitizers a lot, a natural option might be a good idea. Granted, its pricier than regular alcohol based sanitizers available locally, and only available online for us living here in Malaysia, but I think its good nonetheless, simply because it does not cause my hands to peel! Perhaps this way I’d actually sanitize my hands more and keep those horrid flu germs away! ;)
Quash natural moisturizing hand sanitizer retails online for £3.49/50ml and £1.99/15ml. I was told that shipping is still 50p each even internationally, and there is free delivery for 5 bottles and up and payment is by Paypal. In the UK, its also available instore at selected locations.