Liquid vs gel hand sanitiser

Hand sanitisers for personal care generally come in two forms - gel and liquid. And while there is no major difference in antibacterial efficacy (assuming they have the same alcohol content), there are differences in duration of action and residue.

When first developing Happy Bee hand sanitisers, we considered and tested both types, but ultimately decided on a liquid formula.  Here's why ...

Faster drying time

Liquids generally dry quicker than gel and therefore are faster acting. Liquid sanitiser takes up to 15 seconds, whereas gel sanitisers require up to 30 seconds to fully dry and eliminate germs. A quick drying formula is also convenient when you are on the move and need to sanitise quickly.

Less residue

Liquids tend to leave less residue than gels. This was important for us since we wanted to produce a hand sanitiser that was suitable for the whole family, and we found liquids gave a cleaner, smoother, more moisturised feeling which was preferred, particularly by children. 

More functionality

Liquid hand sanitiser spray can be used for more than just hands. You can spray on things like your keys and door handles - surfaces that are not likely to be damaged by the high levels of alcohol (see our surface sanitiser spray for potentially delicate hard surfaces like varnished table tops).

Happy Bee hand sanitisers not only feel nice and moisturising on hands, but they have a refreshing botanical aroma of sweet orange and lavender that motivates you to regularly use it throughout the day. Now with 70% alcohol. 

 

REFERENCES
NCBI
Becker Hospital Review
Science Direct