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! 😀 I bought giant bars of Toblerone chocolate home for a friend who asked for it. 😀 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.
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I love hand sanitizers that doesn’t contain alcohol.
One favourite of mine is the Ah Yuan Hand Sanitizer.
I heard that 100% pure is also coming up with hand sanitizer soon. Not sure how accurate is this news.
I’d been looking at that Ah Yuan hand sanitizer too 😀 Ever since I realised just how drying high alcohol content hand sanitizers can be on my hands, I’ve forsworn them. Lucky for me, this came along 🙂
Just remembered there is a sanitizer that contains alcohol yet doesn’t dry up my hands and smell great. Kirei Kirei hand sanitizer.
What a lovely green and slim bottle! I love citrus smell too. I hate hand sanitizers because of the drying effect too, as you mentioned above. I will definitely love to try, only wish it is easier to get one of these in Malaysia. 🙂
Hopefully someone brings this in here. Otherwise, I don’t think its very expensive 🙂 Well it is, compared to the RM3 ones we get commercially but the fragrance in those give me a headache!
this sounds excellent! Would you say it could also be used as a light handcream substitute?
Its not terribly moisturizing but I do use it in the office like a handcream. The plus point of course is that since its liquid its not oily nor sticky and doesn’t have that “I’ve just applied hand cream” feel 🙂
Frankly, I’ll buy it just for the name! ^.^
Yeah its such an adorable name 😀
I use hand sanitizers all the time, probably a practice drilled into my head from the hospital 🙂 I’ve been using Dettol’s and find it workin just find for me. But I do lament the lack of nice smelling ones so maybe I’d give this a go then!
I find those like Dettol have that er… dettol smell haha… it smells clean but it smells like fake fragrance, if you get what I mean. Some of the cheaper ones are really awful. I tried it once and never again!
Oh I need this. Have very sensitive hands, and Grace also has sensitive skin. Wish I could sample it locally though!
It would be nice if someone brought it in huh? I love how it smells 😉
PB, maybe you can start a spree and see who wants to buy. then we get free delivery 🙂 or I can start 1..
Haha… I would except I don’t have the time (or energy) to monitor these things. Sorry!
This is an irrelevant post, but i want to make a request…..can u do a post on ur skincare routine, day and night? Thanks!
I’ll think about that. Its hard to tell you all the products I use, because they change every so often. But in general, in the morning, its cleanser, lotion, moisturiser and sunscreen. At night, its makeup remover and cleansing oil, or cleansing oil, lotion, serum and moisturiser. Products and brands will vary but the general procedure doesn’t change much.
Sounds great, but I’m not about to go out of my way to get one.
Not unless its readily available here 🙂 Perhaps it might appeal more to those who want to go all natural 🙂
Sanitiser sprays are awesome, especially when used in public toilet seats! 😛
Robert Main says
One assumes that product claims on a bottle are always true, that the government would be protecting us against false claims. There is no formal research in the UK and USA that shows these herbal ingredients kill germs effectively. Only 60-90% alcohol or toxic ingredients such as benzalkonium chloride or triclosan are certified by government agencies to make this claim. The British Journal of Dermatology and many others report that using hand sanitizer regularly actually is less drying to the hands than using soap and water; many people simply do not wash their hands sufficiently or properly using soap and water. There are heaps of pleasant alcohol sanitizers: Jao, Frais, and EO. They are all certified to kill 99.99% of germs.