On any given day, you carry a variety of things in your pocket, purse, briefcase, backpack, and gym bag. You’re accustomed to shuffling necessities from point A to point B in order to ensure you have whatever you need at a moment’s notice. But this year, Covid-19 changed the rules, and now face masks and hand sanitizer have joined the ever-growing list of must-haves.
If your hands look haggard and weather-worn from excessive washing and harsh sanitizing products, you’re in for a treat. The natural, gentle products Epicuren is known for – and that you’re accustomed to using – now include a new addition. Introducing Epicuren’s All Natural Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Spray. And it’s so much more than just a germ killer. Our moisturizing hand sanitizer spray contains Vitamin E and red thyme and has antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties to keep your hands germ-free while hydrating them and reducing skin irritation. Sounds like a dream come true, right? It is. Read on.
Doubling Down On De-Germing
Hand sanitizers, as a rule, have served a singular purpose since their inception – to kill germs. In a normal world where constant handwashing and sanitizing don’t exist, a traditional sanitizer would be sufficient. But this isn’t an ordinary world, and we’re not using these types of products sparingly. To maximize our antibacterial hand sanitizer’s effectiveness, we combined 62% ethanol with red thyme oil. Together, this powerhouse duo meets the CDC guidelines for providing the most effective alcohol concentration while offering antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties, with the added bonus of hydrating the skin. You’ll find red thyme oil in skincare products, like moisturizer, and even sunscreen because it boosts hydration.
Amplifying the Antioxidant Power While Stifling the Stickiness
You’ve heard about antioxidants and probably know that they offer the best line of defense against harmful free radical damage caused by everything from pollution to bacteria to stress. Since your body’s busy trying to fight off potential infections, especially Covid-19, we added Vitamin E to our hand sanitizer as well. As an antioxidant and a skin-conditioning agent, it protects against environmental damage AND nourishes the skin simultaneously. We call that a twofer.
Poorly formulated hand sanitizer can feel goopy and thick, so we solved that dilemma, too. Orange peel oil has a bright, sunny scent, and it also naturally thins out our moisturizing hand sanitizer, keeping the texture light and watery while reducing skin irritation and tamping down inflammation.
A Spray with a Secret
On a busy day, sanitizing your hands between running errands and meeting clients slows you down, which is one of the reasons why our formula comes in spray form. The atomizer dispenses product to a larger surface area, so you can sanitize quicker and more effectively coat the area between your fingers.
Products with a high alcohol concentration may sound ideal, but their tendency to evaporate quickly makes them less effective for killing germs. Here’s where glycerin comes in. Not only does it help protect your skin’s natural moisture barrier, it also prevents the ethanol from drying too quickly. And it does it all without lowering the alcohol concentration. Pretty neat, huh?