How Effective are Hand Sanitizers?

Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa Mertes

Promo Expert

Whether you’re shaking hands with potential clients, working a long shift at the hospital, high-fiving strangers at a basketball game, or braving the port-o-potty at a rock concert, everyone benefits from having custom hand sanitizers ready to go in their pocket or bag.

But how effective are these promotional products and will they really eliminate all of that gross bacteria from your hands? We’re about to find out!

What are Your Options for Custom Hand Sanitizers?

To start, it’s important for germaphobes to know their options when it comes to personalized hand sanitizers. After all, you want to go with the one that will be most effective. When it comes to keeping your hands clean, you can opt for any of the following:

Spray: Go for a scented version or one with no odor to fight off pesky germs! These custom sanitizer sprays work by simply spraying directly on your hands and letting the anti-bacterial mist work its magic.

Gel: Go for a scented version or one with no odor to fight off pesky germs! These custom sanitizer sprays work by simply spraying directly on your hands and letting the anti-bacterial mist work its magic.

Wipe: The best part about custom sanitizer wipes is they go beyond just keeping your hands clean. You can use them to wipe down surfaces like tables at restaurants or doorknobs during flu season.

How Effective are Custom Sanitizers?

Of course, it’s awesome to have such a wide variety of custom hand sanitizers to choose from. But you may be wondering which one will work the best. After all, what’s the point in carrying around a personalized sanitizer if it won’t actually get rid of those pesky germs? Luckily, we had scientists at Vivo Clinical Testing put our sanitizers to the test.

The purpose of this study was to measure the ability of each sanitizer to kill a bacteria called S. aureus. We put five unique custom hand sanitizers to the test, ranging from gel to spray to wet wipes. The sanitizers were used based on their instructions and in normal temperatures.

Product Time Evaluated Results
Cozy Clip Hand Sanitizer Item# Q39627 10 Seconds 94.36% reduction
Sani Mist Antibacterial Pocket (...) Item# Q29956 10 Seconds 99.994% reduction
Antibacterial Wet Wipes Item# Q56128 30 Seconds 96.40% reduction
Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Gel Item# Q51542 15 Seconds 99.70% reduction
Alcohol-free Sprayer Item# Q51520 15 Seconds 98.14% reduction

Results of the Sanitizer Study

The data above indicates that personalized sanitizers kill an average of 97.72% of bacteria. If you were to compare the alcohol-free variety to the custom sanitizers that contain alcohol, you would find that on average that the alcohol-free variety was more effective at getting rid of bacteria, yet interestingly enough the Sani Mist Antibacterial Pocket Sprayer was able to remove the highest amount of germs. However, that isn’t to say the other promotional hand sanitizers were duds. All of the sanitizers passed the test with flying colors, effectively eliminating most of the S. aureus bacteria.

When you don’t have water and soap nearby, that is a pretty significant amount of bacteria you’re removing from your hands! It just goes to show how valuable it can be to market your company with promotional hand sanitizers. Check out the full study done by Vivo Clinical Testing!

Check out the full study done by Vivo Clinical Testing!

While good, old-fashioned handwashing is the only way to ensure you’re getting rid of all bacteria, personalized hand sanitizer is a great substitute. Whether you go for custom gel sanitizers or promotional wet wipes, you can clean up your branding with custom hand sanitizers!