Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer, finally!
Recently I received this new hand sanitizer product, CleanSmart, to try out and review. With a kid in school exposed to lots of germs, as well as my own weekly volunteer job in his elementary school, I use a lot of hand sanitizer. I spend one afternoon each week in the elementary school's library, handling the books kids take home. We sanitize the books when they are returned and I sanitize my hands constantly while there. My hands dry out fast, especially in the winter months, so the alcohol in the traditional hand gels do not help. CleanSmart is supposed to be different and work just as well as alcohol based sanitizers.
I received two types of CleanSmart to try, a bottle of hand sanitizer in a gel consistency and a spray bottle of a liquid version. I keep the spray bottle in my car to use on the go. I like that it dries fast and is not quite as messy as the gel sanitizer I had been using, which I often somehow "drop" the gel while trying to use it. So far the CleanSmart sanitizer has not dried out my skin and I feel comfortable letting my son use it. The company claims that the product is "naturally moisturizing." The bottle hasn't leaked either, something that I was concerned about initially.
CleanSmart contains replicated Hypochlorous acid, "the only non-toxic germ killer that destroys the viruses, bacteria and pathogens that can harm your family." I am not a scientist with access to a lab to test out the company's claims, but I did look up Hypochlorous acid online to learn that it is formed when adding chlorine to water and is oftne used in sanitiation related to food/kitchens. There is no alcohol listed on the ingredient list, whereas the regular hand sanitizer gel I use contains 68% alcohol. If you are looking for an alcohol free product, then this is good for you.
The CleanSmart product is not scented but immediately out of the bottle smells lightly like chlorine or a pool. The scent seemed to fade immediately and did not leave my hands scented. I liked that as some scents set off my allergies! Here's hoping to have few colds and no flu this winter! I'll be sharing the extra samples sent with some of my mom-friends so they can be protected too.
CleanSmart won't be available in stores until next year, but in the mean time can be purchased online at CleanSmartHome.com.
Disclosure: I received samples of the product to initiate this editorial review. No monetary compensation was receieved. The opinions shared here are mine.