Especially for those who live in a city, or are otherwise constantly on-the-go, hand sanitizer can be something we put on our skin tens of times a day. While it may kill germs, it also often leads to dry skin or irritation, and it’s likely the DIY sanitizer recipe you found in the beginning of the pandemic is not actually killing as many germs you might have hoped.
Well, the perfect hand sanitizer does exist, and it fits conveniently into your pocket or even your wallet. Not only is the packaging ergonomic and perfect for life on-the-go, it has also been formulated with premium all-natural ingredients, and can be refilled time and time again. Founded by Arie Hefter and Andrew Zahornacky in 2017, Noshinku was founded to offer a high-quality sanitizer that was free of harsh synthetics and chemicals but would still be effective at eliminating germs.
On the surface (pun intended if you want it to be) ‘all-natural’ and ‘effective at eliminating germs’ might seem like a paradox, or simply untrue, but according to the FDA what an effective sanitizer would need to contain is simply either 60% ethyl or 70% isopropyl alcohol to be effective at killing germs. They also warn against formulations with heavy usage of fragrances. The chemicals are harsh on the skin without adding any antibacterial properties.
The ingredients in Noshinku’s products are simple, but effective. They use 70% Pharma Grade ethyl alcohol— higher than the CDC reccomendation— which is actually sourced from organic cane sugar. The rest of the blends use aloe vera and scented with natural botanical an essential oils with the intention of hydrating and nourishing the skin. Not only are Noshinku’s products fully registered and FDA-compliant, they smell incredibly fragrant, and are even designed to be refilled. To refill, simply pop the top off the pocket sprayer and remove the stopper before refilling The standard 18ml pocket sprayer has approximately 300 sprays, and can be refilled five times with the refill pack the company also offers.
Taking into consideration design, performance, and sustainability, Noshinku has crafted a product that exemplifies how thoughtful design and diligent sourcing can create a sanitizer unparalleled to anything else on the market.