Hand gel

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Greeniac Fri 28-Feb-20 20:22:55

Which hand gels sold in the uk have the 60% alcohol content recommended as effective against Covid-19? I'm struggling to find the information I need and don't want to buy one that is ineffective.

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Single2catsand1daughter Fri 28-Feb-20 20:26:36

My local chemists and supermarkets have sold out of all hand sanitizers.

KisforKoala Fri 28-Feb-20 20:27:41

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Greeniac Fri 28-Feb-20 20:30:00

It is for DH who is still commuting into London. He is hand washing as much as possible but wants something to use on the train etc.

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Superduper13 Fri 28-Feb-20 20:32:52

If you check the ingredients. I could carex in Asda today and it says 70g ethanol per 100g so I assumed that meant 70% and it was ok.

Superduper13 Fri 28-Feb-20 20:33:11

Got not could !

NannyR Fri 28-Feb-20 20:33:49

M+S sell one in the food hall that has 60% and I got one from Aldi yesterday (it was white, rather than clear gel) that was 70%. Aldi had loads in stock.

Herpesfreesince03 Fri 28-Feb-20 20:35:10

@KisforKoala where did the op ask about the effectiveness of soap and water compared to hand gel?

HuggedTheRedwoods Fri 28-Feb-20 20:44:24

Superdrugs own brand is 62% ethanol.

Bookbandconfusion Fri 28-Feb-20 20:53:42

I have a couple at home that are 57 percent. I wonder exactly how useless they are in comparison with 60 percent or over ones...no idea.

Avocadohips Fri 28-Feb-20 20:55:08

My aldi, savers and sainsburys are out of stock of them all sad

KisforKoala Fri 28-Feb-20 21:02:31

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wheresmymojo Fri 28-Feb-20 21:47:41

I just searched everywhere online and all out of stock EXCEPT...


wheresmymojo Fri 28-Feb-20 21:48:44

Sorry accidentally pressed send


Their range has 62% alcohol which is fine (just needs to be above 60%)

EliK Fri 28-Feb-20 21:49:33

Primark, 75%. At the tills.

wheresmymojo Fri 28-Feb-20 21:52:12

I'm too rural for Primark so had to get a delivery online

inwood Fri 28-Feb-20 22:35:20

There's loads in my local Tesco express, appreciate that's not relevant if you are rural.

franke Fri 28-Feb-20 22:42:19

I got the Carex one at Boots in Stansted Airport yesterday. They had lots so maybe other branches of Boots do too.

Thanks for this thread. I'd been told the Carex was no good because it's only antibacterial not antiviral 🙄. Didn't know about the 60% alcohol bit. Thanks 😊

BIWI Fri 28-Feb-20 22:44:03

Everywhere I looked today (out of interest, not because I was going to buy) was out of stock - Boots, Superdrug, Sainsbury's, Waitrose and M&S.

Greeniac Sat 29-Feb-20 07:53:33

Thanks everyone.

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