AEROCLEANSE Hand Sanitiser 225mL Pump Bottle
Rapid Medical Supplies
One of the best ways to protect yourself from infection is to regularly wash your hands with soap and water, but there are times when you don't have immediate access to soap and water, say when you're on public transport or walking to and from work.
In these cases, buying hand sanitiser online to have it on the go could be a great alternative. According to the Department of Health, you should be using a 60-80% alcohol-based hand rub.
Rapid Medical Supplies
Biogenic Health Australia
Stay Safe spread good vibes only™
Whether you’re looking to stock up on multiple travel-size bottles, or you’re keen to purchase a huge bottle, see our list of retailers that let you buy in bulk.Edit product set
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends using sanitiser as a way to prevent spreading disease, and generally one with an alcohol base is best.
We've compared the best hand sanistier brands here so you can find the best product for you.
Alcohol-based hand sanitisers work by killing germ cells on the surface of your hands, which you may have picked up by doing something as simple as opening a door or handling money.
While according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) it's not quite as effective as washing your hands with soap and water, hand sanitisers with 60-95% alcohol should reduce the growth of germs.
To use it effectively, make sure you're covering the surface of both your hands with the sanitiser and continue rubbing it in until both your hands are dry.
Combined with social distancing, regular hand washing is recommended by the World Health Organization as it can kill viruses that may have be present - whether you've touched something that the virus was sitting on on or have been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus.
If you're to unable to use soap and water, an alcohol-based hand sanitiser can also kill viruses.
Hand sanitiser can help protect you from infection, but it isn't a miracle worker.
Trent Yarwood is an Infectious Diseases Physician and Senior Lecturer at James Cook University and The University of Queensland.
In an article for The Conversation, he said:
"Along with getting vaccinated and staying home if you're sick, washing your hands is the best defence against getting the flu. Installing hand rub in public areas won't solve this year's flu outbreak by itself. But it can be part of a bundle of strategies..."
So while using hand sanitiser can help you fight potential infection, remember it's still much better to wash your hands with soap and water whenever possible.
According to the World Health Organisation, washing your hands properly should take as long as singing "Happy Birthday" twice, which is roughly 20 seconds. Make sure you use soap and warm water, and dry your hands thoroughly afterwards. You can click here for the full WHO guide.
Today's best deals in Australia include: 46% off Instant Pot air fryers, 50% off men's footwear at BoohooMAN, $300 off Roborock vacuums.
A full review of the New, Calm As and Soul Mate Koala mattresses.
EOFY sales in 2023 will contribute an estimated $26.7 billion to the Australian economy, with the average Aussie spending $3,631.
Parents will fork out $20.3 billion on back to school costs this year - $3,621 each for primary students and $6,957 for secondary students.
Sal & Al share their best Black Friday shopping tips and the deals they'll be adding to cart this Cyber Weekend.
We’ve got you covered with our round-up of the top 12 women’s Halloween costume ideas for the 2023 frightfest.
Dishing our beauty bag ride or dies, all-time fave fashion brands and trends we hope burn in a dumpster fire.
15% of Australian adults plan to shop the Amazon Prime Day 2022 sales, according to the latest statistics from Finder's Amazon Prime Day shopping report.
If you're wanting to get into the sneaker resale industry then here's the playbook to making bank.
The top 8 trending handbag and purse styles from Dior, Balenciaga and Prada and where to shop them online in 2022.
finder.com.au is one of Australia's leading comparison websites. We compare from a wide set of banks, insurers and product issuers. We value our editorial independence and follow editorial guidelines.
finder.com.au has access to track details from the product issuers listed on our sites. Although we provide information on the products offered by a wide range of issuers, we don't cover every available product or service.
Please note that the information published on our site should not be construed as personal advice and does not consider your personal needs and circumstances. While our site will provide you with factual information and general advice to help you make better decisions, it isn't a substitute for professional advice. You should consider whether the products or services featured on our site are appropriate for your needs. If you're unsure about anything, seek professional advice before you apply for any product or commit to any plan and read any disclosure documents (such as any Target Market Determination (TMD) and/or Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)) issued by the provider before making a decision.
Products marked as 'Promoted' or 'Advertisement' are prominently displayed either as a result of a commercial advertising arrangement or to highlight a particular product, provider or feature. Finder may receive remuneration from the Provider if you click on the related link, purchase or enquire about the product. Finder's decision to show a 'promoted' product is neither a recommendation that the product is appropriate for you nor an indication that the product is the best in its category. We encourage you to use the tools and information we provide to compare your options.
Where our site links to particular products or displays 'Go to site' buttons, we may receive a commission, referral fee or payment when you click on those buttons or apply for a product. You can learn more about how we make money.
When products are grouped in a table or list, the order in which they are initially sorted may be influenced by a range of factors including price, fees and discounts; commercial partnerships; product features; and brand popularity. We provide tools so you can sort and filter these lists to highlight features that matter to you.
We try to take an open and transparent approach and provide a broad-based comparison service. However, you should be aware that while we are an independently owned service, our comparison service does not include all providers or all products available in the market.
Some product issuers may provide products or offer services through multiple brands, associated companies or different labelling arrangements. This can make it difficult for consumers to compare alternatives or identify the companies behind the products. However, we aim to provide information to enable consumers to understand these issues.
Providing or obtaining an estimated insurance quote through us does not guarantee you can get the insurance. Acceptance by insurance companies is based on things like occupation, health and lifestyle. By providing you with the ability to apply for a credit card or loan, we are not guaranteeing that your application will be approved. Your application for credit products is subject to the Provider's terms and conditions as well as their application and lending criteria.