With so many beauty brands shifting some or all of their production operations to creating hydroalcoholic gel for healthcare workers and those in other essential jobs, the gesture may seem redundant, but there is truly no such thing as too much hand sanitizer these days. Medical facilities still need — and will continue to need — the germ-killing formulas, especially when they're been so hard for anyone to find on real and Internet shelves. And now, La Roche-Posay is the latest brand to contribute to the influx where it's needed most.
According to an email sent by brand representatives, La Roche-Posay, the beloved French skin-care brand, has created its first no-rinse hand sanitizer for the purpose of distributing it to medical facilities. Nearly one million 200-milliliter bottles of Hand Purifying Gel will be provided to hospitals and clinics around the world. Furthermore, more than five million 75- and 100-milliliter tubes of Hand Purifying Gel will be distributed to partner pharmacies globally.
La Roche-Posay says its Hand Purifying Gel's ethanol level meets the recommendations of the World Health Organization, the brand says, and the fragrance-free formula also includes glycerin to help prevent skin from drying out.
The creation and distribution of La Roche-Posay's Hand Purifying Gel is one of several ways L'Oréal is doing its part to help during the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic. In late march, the parent company announced it would be using its facilities to manufacture hand sanitizer, and in addition to announcing plans to donate one million euros to organizations on the front lines, it also pledged L'Oréal has promised $720,000 to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation.
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Originally Appeared on Allure