Top sanitizers brands in India
Hand sanitizers are used when soap and water are not available for washing hands. The sanitizers are effective to keep you safe from diseases causing bacteria or germs or viruses.
While there are a lot of brands offering sanitization and infection prevention products in India today, only a few stand out when it comes to a balance of formulation, usability, and cost-effectiveness.
Let’s consider a few Purell, Dettol, Lifebuoy, Himalaya and Microwin based on the factors stated above, and gain insights into the comprehensiveness of their products.
Effective disinfection requires at least 60% alcohol content. The most common ones at the moment are hand care products. With an Ethyl Alcohol IP 70% v/v formulation, Microwin creates disinfectants that are better than denatured Alcohol IP used in gel-based sanitizers other brands use, while still staying at par with ethyl-alcohol based hand sanitizers like Lifebuoy and Purell put out.
While all the other brands mentioned manufacture products that are usually only in a few domains (general use being the biggest one), Microwin creates a different product for every use like:
- Hand care
- Skin care
- Surgical care
- Instrument care
Be it Purell, Dettol, Lifebuoy, or Himalaya—these brands spend a lot of money into branding activities and generating marketing hype about their products. This, in turn, adds to the cost of the product.
Experience counts. Due to pandemic, many sanitizer manufactures have sprung up overnight. It is important to keep in mind while buying sanitizer that it is manufactured by reputed and well established manufacturer.
Make sure hand sanitizer manufacturer is GMP certified and have strict quality standards in place. Look for quality standards such as ISO 9001:2015 or such.
Top 10 sanitizers in India
Based on the key parameters listed above, here are top sanitizer brands in India:
- Microwin Handrub
- Himalaya PureHands
- Bath and Body
- 3M Avagard
The brands are not mentioned in order of ranking, just as indicator of top brands in India. Use your research before making a buying decision.