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Best OTC Choices in Hand Sanitizers

If a sink, soap and water are unavailable, liquids that use alcohol and other ingredients can allow you to remove germs from your hands. Here are Money’s picks for the best hand sanitizers.

The selections were identified by, using a methodology that combines expert assessment with analysis of online reviews, ratings and other customer data.

The information provided on is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The products featured may not be right for everyone and may carry risk even if available without a prescription. Read the product’s label and consult with a professional for individual medical advice.

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Important Points
Babyganics Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer Benzalkonium chloride
  • Fragrance-free
  • Alcohol-free
Bath & Body Works PocketBac Hand Sanitizer Ethyl alcohol 71%
  • Available in different scents
  • Pocket-friendly design
EO Hand Sanitizer Ethyl alcohol 62%
  • Gel
  • Scented
  • Paraben-free
Germ-X Moisturizing Original Ethyl alcohol 62%
  • Contains moisturizers
  • Works in 15 seconds
Megababe Squeaky Clean Hand Sanitizer Ethyl alcohol 62%
  • Paraben-free
  • Contains oils
  • Scented
Purell Ethyl alcohol 70%
  • Paraben-free
  • Contains moisturizers
Suave Hand Sanitizer Ethyl alcohol 65%
  • Gel
  • No added fragrance
Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer Ethyl alcohol 70%
  • Spray
  • Moisturizing
  • Scented
Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes Benzalkonium chloride
  • Safe for people 2 years and older
  • Paraben-free
  • Scented
No results match.

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