Hand soaps have always been a necessity to clean hands and kill germs – and are more important than ever. With the spread of COVID-19 around the world, advice from health experts is to wash your hands to prevent the virus from spreading. Why? According to this article, written by Pall Thordarson, a professor of chemistry at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, the “virus is a self-assembled nanoparticle in which the weakest link the lipid (fatty) bilayer. Soap dissolves the fat membrane and the virus falls apart like a house of cards and dies – or rather, we should say it becomes inactive as viruses aren’t really alive.”

The Department of Health recommends washing hands for 20 seconds, paying particular attention to the backs of hands and fingers, fingernails, fingertips and the webbing between fingers. Excessive hand washing and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers may cause your hands to feel dry, so we suggest regularly using a nourishing hand cream throughout the day. Here are our best hand washes and creams to care for your hands.

Softening Hand Wash Rose: this hand wash contains a special blend of natural botanicals and Rosa gallica extracts to cleanse and nurture your hands. Free from harsh chemicals, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances its pH-balanced formula leaves your hands feeling clean and refreshed, while its delicate Rose fragrance uplifts your senses.

Restoring Hand Wash Lemon, Geranium & Clary Sage: enriched with natural extracts of hydrating Marshmallow Root, calming Chamomile and purifying Echinacea, this hand wash softens your skin as it gently cleans, and its unique blend of natural botanical fragrance oils revitalizes the senses.

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