Aesop's Hand Sanitizer Is A Flex For An Anxious Time

10 March 2020
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And was somehow not sold out when we last checked

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Though the CDC still says it's not an immediate danger to most people, Coronavirus is the only thing anyone can talk about. Events are being cancelled, movies are being delayed, people are trying really really hard not to touch their faces. And grocery stores are being ransacked for the new hot commodity: hand sanitizer. If you've tried to buy it this week and come up empty, you're not alone. Demand for hand-sanitizer reportedly went up 1,400 percent between December and January, and our anecdotal ecom perusing indicates that it's getting harder and harder to find.

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Of course, the run on hand sanitizers is a little silly. The CDC's guidelines for avoiding Covid-19 only mention hand-sanitizer as an afterthought. Washing your hands—with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your noise, coughing, or sneezing—is far more important than rubbing them down with hand sani every 45 seconds.

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But, of course, for that last mile, where soap and water aren't readily available, hand sanitizer is a good idea.

Aesop "Resurrection" Rinse-Free Hand Wash, $10 at Aesop

Is a mini $10 hand sanitizer a good idea? When it's the only one on the market, absolutely. This rinse-free hand wash from Aesop meets CDC guidelines, smells amazing, and wasn't sold out when we last checked.

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