Although more than 165 million Americans are fully vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging many of them to take precautions due to the recent surge of Covid-19 cases. While it's recommended for those living in areas with low vaccination rates to return to wearing masks, it might not be a bad idea to also stock up on essentials like hand sanitizer that can help prevent the spread and keep you safe.
During the early days of the pandemic, one cult-favorite hand sanitizer in particular caught the attention of many for its simple design and pleasant smell. In fact, the unique spritzer packaging and vibrant colors made it a viral hit on TikTok.
The Touchland Power Mist Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer completely sold out back in March 2020, and it even amassed a waitlist of nearly 35,000 people who wanted to get their hands on it.
Thankfully, the current waitlist for scoring this popular germ killer today is only as long as the time it takes for you to add it to your cart. So, if you're in need of a portable and sleek hand sanitizer, this Power Mist might be your answer.
Better yet, the formula is approved by experts and meets the CDC's guidelines for effective hand hygiene.
"The most important aspect from a hand sanitizer effectiveness standpoint is the 67% ethyl alcohol content, which does meet the CDC requirements for killing germs," New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Hadley King told Shop TODAY.
According to the CDC, effective alcohol-based hand rubs should contain at least 60% alcohol. Not only does the Touchland Power Mist meet that requirement, but it also includes moisturizing ingredients.
"This product delivers a light, non-greasy formula that fully rubs into the skin," New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner told Shop TODAY. "It contains soothing oils and ingredients like aloe to maintain adequate skin hydration levels."
However, both King and Zeichner note that it may not be suitable for those with very sensitive skin, as some of the fragrant ingredients can possibly cause contact dermatitis. However, it's available in an unscented version for those who prefer to keep it fragrance-free.
People love the scent
The sanitizer is available in scents such as Berry Bliss, Blue Sandalwood and Pure Lavender — but the Wild Watermelon variety seems to be stealing the show.
"Watermelon consistently ranks as our No. 1 bestseller both on our website and at retailers," Andrea Lisbona, CEO of Touchland, told Shop TODAY. "It was the first scent to sell out in March and is always the top choice with retailers."
According to one verified Ulta reviewer, the added essential oils make for a scent that doesn't smell like a typical alcohol-based sanitizer.
"The fragrance is subtle yet fresh and is such a nice change to my typical sanitizer," they wrote. "It doesn't smell like alcohol at all and is so efficient."
Each 1.7-ounce bottle of the Power Mist should last you for around 500 spritzes.
The brand gives back to the community
While providing a means for consumers to keep their hands clean between washes, the brand is also working to create healthier environments in public schools throughout the U.S.
Through the social initiative "Touchlives," Touchland dedicates 5% of its profits to help bring sanitizing solutions to students, teachers and communities in need.
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This article was originally published on July 22, 2020.