Shoppers love this hand sanitizer's nice light scent: No more 'I-smell-like-a-walking-candy-shop'

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Medex Labs is one of the largest manufacturers of hand sanitizer in the U.S. (Photo: Amazon)
Medex Labs is one of the largest manufacturers of hand sanitizer in the U.S. (Photo: Amazon)

Much like sanitizing wipes and toilet paper, hand sanitizer has been flying off shelves so quickly that it’s tough for retailers to fulfill demand. And while Purell hand sanitizer is a hot ticket item, other premium companies are popping up.

Case in point: You can score a 12-pack of highly rated 4-ounce Medex Hand Sanitizer for $40 at Amazon. This breaks down to about $3 a bottle.

Maybe you haven’t heard about Medex Labs—but it should be on your radar. The company has been around for more than 20 years. Based in Chicago and made in Memphis, Medex Labs is one of the largest manufacturers of hand sanitizer in the U.S.

And since the global shortage, the company has started to ship direct-to-consumer, as well as supplying hospitals and retailers with premium hand sanitizer. “It gets the job done. I like the bottle size and that it’s made in the U.S.A,” shares a five-star Amazon reviewer.

Medex is registered with the FDA and follows the CDC guidelines for killing 99.99 percent of bacterial and viral pathogens, including coronavirus. Each bottle contains pharmaceutical grade goo that’s made from 70 percent isopropyl alcohol—which is under CDC recommendations for effectiveness—instead of ethyl alcohol, which is the active ingredient in Purell hand sanitizer. The differences are minor, but isopropyl alcohol is less dehydrating than ethyl. Both are effective for killing bacteria and germs.

This hand sanitizer is packed with plant oils and skin conditioners for a gentle glide that won’t irritate skin. When you just can’t get to soap and water, the potent hand sanitizer is an excellent way to keep your hands clean.

“Best sanitizer,” shares a satisfied shopper. “I’ve used a lot of different brands during this pandemic and Medex is the best one I’ve tried. Smells amazing, and doesn’t affect my sensitive skin with repetitive use.”

Medex Hand Sanitizer, 4 oz (12-pack)

Medex Hand Sanitizer is available in 12-packs for $40—and it's made in the U.S.A. (Photo: Amazon)
Medex Hand Sanitizer is available in 12-packs for $40—and it's made in the U.S.A. (Photo: Amazon)

“Germs begone! The sanitizer has a very light scent, so luckily no obnoxious I-smell-like-a-walking-candy-shop smell,” writes a delighted five-star reviewer. “The small bottles are perfect to split up. We’ve got one in the car, in our bags and we might even include one in an upcoming gift package for a friend. People nowadays truly appreciate hand sanitizer! Overall very happy with this product.”

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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