Hygiene is very important, and hand sanitizers are useful in keeping our hands clean when we don’t have any water and soap around. They are not, however, beneficial to our skin in any way. Most of the chemicals used to kill germs, bacteria, and viruses can harm our skin and health.
That’s why producing a good hand sanitizer is a delicate balance between achieving desired results and not harming people’s health in any way. One FDA assessment showed that some of Dollar Tree’s Assured brand hand sanitizers contain methanol. This chemical is toxic when absorbed through the skin.