According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), hand washing is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. As some of us may be spending more time indoors, handwashing remains a regular part of our routine and though it is effective most hand washes can leave our hands feeling dry or irritated after multiple washes.
A common misconception is that hand-washed labeled as “antibacterial” will be more effective than regular hand soaps, but a study in 2019 conducted by the American Society For Microbiology concluded that using running water and soap to wash your hands is just as effective in killing disease-causing germs. So if you’re already washing your hands more frequently, you might as well choose one that will nourish your hands and smell good while you’re at it.
Here are our top picks, from the luxurious hand washes that you’re familiar with from boutique hotels and contemporary restaurants to those you can get at your neighbourhood grocery store.