With cleaning products flying off the shelves at local markets due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, there's no doubt that hand sanitizer has become quite the commodity. We're all for bolstering our clean living strategy, but with all the brands out there making bold promises, we had to stop and ask: What exactly is in hand sanitizer, and is it safe for our skin?
One of the best ways to stay clean during a pandemic (and always) is to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water - but what about when we're on the go? We've all seen hand sanitizers flying off shelves at local grocery and department stores and everything from promised miracle products to people making their own sanitizers at home (we don't recommend making this your next DIY project). As we adjust to a new lifestyle and rethink our overall strategy for staying healthy, we had to ask - what exactly is in our hand sanitizer?
Looking at a standard bottle of hand sanitizer, you'll likely see a long list of questionable and unpronounceable ingredients (Actetaldehyde what?). Just like with food, we believe that you get out of it what you put into it. With concerns from the FDA revolving around hand sanitizers containing harmful ingredients like methanol (also known as methyl alcohol) and 1-propanol, we had to stop and ask; is this really safe? With our skin being our largest organ, we strongly believe in treating it with the respect it deserves.
Enter Lemyn Organics - developed by a caring mother in California and the only hand sanitizer on the market to boast not only cosmetic perks such as a residue-free formula, but also uses 97% organic ingredients without dyes or synthetic fragrances. Lemyn is also vegan and cruelty-free, USDA Certified Biobased, dermatologist-tested and proven safe for sensitive skin and children as young as 3 years of age, and perhaps most impressively, kills more germs than the majority of other leading hand sanitizers. Lemyn's formula kills 99.9999% of germs in 15 seconds - compared to 99.99% for the leading competitors.
Ingredients You Can Trust
Each ounce of Lemyn hand sanitizer is carefully checked by independent labs for impurities before bottling. 100% Pure and free from the long list of ingredients known to be harmful to your skin - always and guaranteed.
"Third Party Testing of every batch ensures that our organic hand sanitizer is free from harmful levels of impurities e.g.: Methanol, Benzene, Actetaldehyde, 1, 1-diethoxyethane (Acetal), Acetone, 1-Propanol, Ethyl Acetate, 2-Butanol, Isobutanol, 1-Butanol, 3-Methyl-1-Butanol, Amyl Alcohol"
Check out Lemyn's full list of ingredients below:
Active Ingredient(s): Ethyl Alcohol - Made from organic sugar cane alcohol
Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin (plant based), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Sodium Hyaluraonate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Symphytum Officinale Root Extract*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol
Still not convinced? Don't take our word for it! Check out our reviews here.
Want a closer look at Lemyn's ingredients? Check out our 8 Tips for Perfecting Your Winter Skincare Routine, which breaks down the perks of each all-natural ingredient that Lemyn uses in their formula.