Our review compares hand sanitisers on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which hand sanitiser they think is best!
Canstar Blue surveyed 1,337 Australians for their feedback on the instant hand sanitiser(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last six months.
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
• ALDI Tricare
Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.
Palmolive focuses on using natural ingredients and extracts that are responsibly made and sourced in all of its products. Its hand sanitiser range is non-sticky, rinse free and aims to leave your hands feeling refreshed after use. Palmolive offers a range of hand sanitiser products that come in a variety of scents including mint & eucalyptus, fig & coconut, and Japanese cherry blossom. Palmolive also offer a hydrating mist sanitiser spray and a mini travel pack. Most hand sanitisers are packaged in either 48mL, 60mL, 110mL or 950mL bottles.
According to the Australian Department of Health, alcohol-based hand sanitisers kill a broad spectrum of bacteria and viruses, but not all germs. That’s why health experts still recommend washing your hands with soap and water whenever you can, which is much more effective at removing certain kinds of germs, like Cryptosporidium and Norovirus. These germs cause sicknesses that come with highly unpleasant gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms – definitely best avoided!
Hand sanitiser generally expires in between two and three years. Each product is different, so it’s important to check the label on your individual bottle. While it’s still safe to use hand sanitiser after the expiration date, it will likely be less effective at killing germs and bacteria. Your best bet is to use a hand sanitiser that contains over 60% alcohol. This will ensure that the alcohol content doesn’t diminish too quickly after breaking the seal, keeping the product effective for longer.
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate Lockyer. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Queensland and has written for a variety of different organisations and publications for multiple years.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
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