O&3 analysis: Supporting the personal care industry as demand rises for natural antibacterial ingredients
24th March 2020
Aloe Vera Cosmetic Clear Gel – designed to dry quickly and sink easily into the skin without leaving a sticky residue, Aloe Vera Cosmetic Clear Gel is the perfect base for natural hand sanitiser. Renowned for being soothing and moisturising, aloe vera also has potent antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
Tea tree oil – tea tree oil is well known for its antiseptic qualities. Often used as a natural disinfectant in cleaning products, tea tree essential oil can also be used in cosmetics to provide effective protection against bacteria.
Lemon oil – lemon oil has been used in natural medicine for centuries to help treat infectious diseases, thanks to its detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant and antifungal properties. Plus, it has an energising and uplifting scent, making it a popular choice for natural hand creams and gels.
Peppermint oil – this natural essential oil, added to aloe vera-based hand gel, will create a cooling sensation on the skin, thanks to its menthol content. Peppermint oil also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, adding another layer of protection when mixed into hand sanitiser.