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5 Hand Sanitizers Health Editors Love

To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease Covid-19, the Government of Canada suggests using a hand sanitizer when soap and water isn’t available to you. Here are our favourites, all sold in Canada.

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OG of hand sanitizer

Containing 62 percent alcohol, this potent formulation is approved by the Government of Canada and kills 99.99 percent of germs. Plus, it contains aloe vera to soothe hands as you sanitize.

One Step Extra Strength Hand Sanitizer, $7.80, walmart.ca

(Have access to soap and water? Make sure you’re not making these common handwashing mistakes.)

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Moisturizing hand spray

This lightweight, non-sticky, fast-evaporating hand sanitizer mist is formulated with good-for-you antibacterial properties (including aloe vera and lemon essential oil) to kill the most common disease causing germs. Bonus: Each mist contains 500-plus spritzes.

Touchland Power Mist Moisturizing Hand Spray in Aloe Vera, $12, touchland.com

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Natural germ-killing power


Made with 62 percent alcohol sourced from sugar cane, this citrusy lemon-infused hand sanitizer contains jojoba seed oil to keep hands moisturized after every use. (Besides making sure hands are clean, here’s what doctors are doing to protect themselves from the new coronavirus.)

Everyone Hand Sanitizer Gel in Citrus Coconut + Lemon, $8, eoproducts.com

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Rinse-free hand wash

When fresh water isn’t available, this alcohol-based product works effectively to clean hands.

Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash, $10, aesop.com

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On-the-go wipes

Whether you need to clean-up a surface or your hands, these alcohol-based sanitizer wipes are specially formulated to prevent the spread of germs.

Purell Alcohol Hand-Sanitizing Wipes, $7, Shoppers Drug Mart

Next, check out the best natural hand sanitizers available in Canada.