Apart from washing your hands with plain soap and water to prevent the spread of infections and reduce the risk of getting sick, you can also use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Soap and water work to remove germs from hands, while hand sanitizers kill the germs.

A hand sanitizer is a liquid gel or spray that chemically kills germs on hands and surfaces. It can be alcohol-based or alcohol-free.

In facing this pandemic, COVID prevention measures are very important. It is advisable to have COVID prevention products to survive the pandemic.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Malaysia, we have created this list of COVID-19 prevention hand sanitizers to keep you safe:

1. Dettol Sanitizer

A hygiene solution that protects against up to 100 illness-causing germs. Dettol sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs without water. 

The sanitizer bottle has a pump dispenser to ease the usage while staying hygienic at the same time. The sanitizer also has a non-irritating classic Dettol fragrance and is effective and safe for both adults and children.

For it to work effectively, squeeze 1.2 tsp amount in your palm then briskly rub hands together until dry.

2. Lifebuoy Hand Sanitizer

Lifebuoy Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer has over 60% of alcohol content that kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses without water. It is also formulated with glycerin which leaves your skin feeling moisturized and supple. Lifebuoy hand sanitizer is quick-drying, non-sticky, and comes in a convenient size pack. It can also be used by both children and adults.

For best results, squeeze enough hand sanitizer gel to your palm. Then, spread and rub over the back of your hands and fingertips thoroughly until completely dry.

3. Antabax Hand Sanitizer

It gives 24-hour of 99.9% antibacterial protection by instantly killing 99.9% of germs on hands. Antabax hand sanitizer is enriched with aloe vera, skin vitamins, and the new micro moisture serum that leaves your hands feeling soft and smooth.

It prevents the spread of harmful germs and can also be used on multi surfaces like toilet bowls and doorknobs. It is also a rinse-free, non-sticky, dermatologically certified, quick-drying formula with a derma protect system.

You can spray a small amount of sanitizer onto your hand, then rub your hands together until dry to kill germs.

4. Kleenso Hand Sanitizer

It is formulated to kill 99.9% of bacteria, germs, and fungus with an effective antibacterial, antifungal, and virucidal solution. It contains food-grade surfactant with pH neutral and moisturizers to protect your hand.

Kleenso hand sanitizer is laboratory tested, rinse-free, non-sticky, and approved by the Ministry of Health (Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia).

5. Blossom Sanitizer

A hand sanitizer and spray that eliminates 99.99% of microbes. It contains quaternary ammonium chloride for disinfecting purposes and protection against fungus and mold growth. Blossom sanitizer is water-based and repels against stains and liquid spills on solid surfaces. It is toxic-free and decomposes organic and inorganic odor.

For proper use, shake the container well, before spraying on a surface, or in the air.

6. Purell Hand Sanitizer

It has formulations that kill 99.99% of illness-causing germs. The sanitizers have:

  • 70% of ethyl alcohol that kills 99.99% of germs that may cause illness.
  • Moisturizers and skin conditioners to keep the hands soft.

  • Inactive ingredients that help maintain skin health.

They offer dispensed hand sanitizer solutions, bottled hand sanitizer solutions, hand sanitizing wipes, and single-use hand sanitizer packets.

Some examples of Purell hand sanitizer include:

  • Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel
  • Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Green Certified Gel

  • Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Foam

  • Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipes

  • Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipes Alcohol Formula

  • Purell Healthcare Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gentle & Free Foam

  •  Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Soothing Gel


Hand sanitizers are highly flammable. So, do not use them close to a fire or dispose of the container in the fire. You should also not use them close to your eyes or mouth. Even though hand sanitizers are readily available, do not forget to wash your hands. Handwashing is the best germ-killing remedy because it reduces the amounts of all types of germs significantly. For COVID-19 protection, remember to also wear your mask, and keep your social distance.