{"id":604378267954,"title":"Is Touchland Hand Sanitizer Unhealthy? We Investigate","created_at":"2022-11-06T19:25:28-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Is Touchland Hand Sanitizer Unhealthy? We Investigate\",\n \"keywords\": \"touchland, touchland review, touchland reviews, touchland hand sanitizer review, touchland hand sanitizer reviews, touchland hand sanitizer, touchland hand sanitizers, touchland hand sanitizer ulta\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews every ingredient in Touchland hand sanitizer to give our take on whether it's really better than regular hand sanitizer. 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The brand describes their products as “the most elegant, aromatic scents you’ll ever find in sanitizer” and claims that they can moisturize the skin.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut is Touchland really better than standard hand sanitizer? Does it have any harmful additive ingredients? What gives it its distinct fragrance? And how do real users rate its scent?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review every ingredient in Touchland hand sanitizer to give our take on whether the product is healthy and likely to be effective. We’ll also share a real, unsponsored user review including a scent review.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eTouchland Ingredient Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Touchland_Ingredients_Optimized_f9422c80-7ce5-4c88-873d-4fcc6a1705a1.png?v=1667781201\" alt=\"Touchland ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe active ingredient in Touchland hand sanitizer is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eethyl alcohol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e at a concentration of 70%. This meets the Center for Disease Control (CDC) \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.cdc.gov\/handwashing\/hand-sanitizer-use.html\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003erecommendation\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e for concentrations at or above 60%, so we will consider Touchland to be effective at killing germs.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAloe vera\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is one of the most effective natural moisturizers, so we do agree with the brand’s claim about the ability of this product to have a moisturizing effect.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnfortunately, the product also contains a number of questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFragrance\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is an ingredient that we recommend consumers avoid. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5093181\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e of fragranced consumer products published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAir Quality, Atmosphere \u0026amp; Health\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal concluded the following: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Results of this study provide compelling evidence that everyday fragranced products can impose serious risks to human health, environmental quality, businesses, and society.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCoumarin\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is another scent additive, and one shown to be toxic to lung tissue \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/10418958\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ein animal studies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. We consider this a highly questionable choice for a spray product that may be inhaled.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBenzyl salicylate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was categorized as a “hazard class 2” by a Japanese regulatory body due to toxicity data and its potentially endocrine-disrupting effects, as we documented in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/nexxus-shampoo-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNexxus\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e shampoo (another product containing this ingredient).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we consider Touchland likely to be effective at killing germs and likely to have a moisturizing effect, but we do not recommend the brand overall due to the inclusion of a number of questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe scented versions of this product are the worst hand sanitizer formulations we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Health, and we recommend that consumers avoid this brand entirely.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTouchland does offer an unscented version that is free of questionable additive ingredients, so for consumers set on purchasing from this brand, we would recommend that product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored Touchland User Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne of the most popular YouTube reviews of Touchland hand sanitizers comes from a YouTube creator named Morgen Raeh. She unboxes many different scents of the brand’s products, tries them and gives her take on which are the best.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe video is more focused on the experience and scent than the health benefits, and appears to be unsponsored:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/vh8mksjT20w\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eTouchland Customer Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTouchland is sold on Amazon which is a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe brand’s most popular product on Amazon is a 3-pack including Watermelon, Peach and Berry scents. It’s been reviewed over 600 times with an average review rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. The product has an “F” rating \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fakespot.com\/product\/touchland-power-mist-hydrating-hand-sanitizer-juicy-3-pack-watermelon-peach-berry-500-sprays-each-1-fl-oz-set-of-3\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eon Fakespot\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is a software tool that detects potentially fake Amazon reviews. Fakespot’s “Adjusted Score” is only 2.5 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Tammi Hall” who appreciates the scent and product experience:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“They are the perfect size for a purse. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe scents are delightful.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e My 4yo granddaughter loved them. Just another excuse to go in grammy’s purse😁. The spritz is a fine mist and it rubs away very smoothly. The bottles look like mini perfume.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Yola” who claims that one of the products arrived half-full:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe velvet peach one came less than halfway full\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. I tried to report it but couldn’t due to it being a flammable item. Sucks that I can’t get compensated for a defective item but the scents are nice. It also took a while to get here.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"padding-left: 30px; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Touchland\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTouchland is available for sale at a variety of online retailers. Here’s the price breakdown:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUlta: $10\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $10\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAmazon: $9\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon currently has the cheapest per-bottle price for Touchland products, but not all Touchland scents are on Amazon. This price is for the 3-pack referenced above. The unscented version (which we believe is the healthiest option by far) is only available on the brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Non-Toxic Hand Sanitizer Recommendation\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Hand_Sanitizer_Image.png?v=1667696571\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe stain-free and non-toxic hand sanitizer brand we recommend is \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3WAhGUA\"\u003eDr. Bronner's Organic Hand Sanitizer Spray\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe only four ingredients in Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand Sanitizer are: \u003cstrong\u003e62% organic ethyl alcohol\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cstrong\u003ewater\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cstrong\u003eorganic glycerin\u003c\/strong\u003e, and \u003cstrong\u003eorganic peppermint oil\u003c\/strong\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThere is no fragrance or questionable additive ingredients. The product is naturally fragranced with the peppermint oil.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe 12-pack of Dr. Bronner's hand sanitizer costs $54.99 and each product contains 2 ounces (compared to Touchland which is 1 ounce. This makes the per-ounce price of Dr. Bronner's hand sanitizer \u003cstrong\u003e$2.29\u003c\/strong\u003e while the per-ounce price of Touchland is $10.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Dr. Bronner's Organic Hand Sanitizer Spray \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3WAhGUA\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to its Amazon product page.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eTouchland Pros and Cons\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Touchland as a brand in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003ePros:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBeautiful branding\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnscented version is effective and non-toxic\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eCons:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eScented versions contain fragrance\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eExpensive\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eQuestionable Amazon reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe scented versions of Touchland hand sanitizers contain a number of questionable additive ingredients that we recommend avoiding. The unscented version is a healthier option, but we still don’t recommend it based on price (though we have no issues with consumers purchasing it).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe cheapest place to currently buy Touchland products is on Amazon, but the unscented version appears to only be available for sale on the brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend spending $10 for one fluid ounce of hand sanitizer based on branding alone. In our opinion there are better hand sanitizer options on the market.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-11-06T19:39:35-05:00","updated_at":"2022-11-06T19:39:35-05:00","summary_html":"We review every ingredient in Touchland hand sanitizer to give our take on whether it's really better than regular hand sanitizer. We highlight some questionable ingredients, share an unsponsored user review with a scent test, and explain the cheapest place to buy Touchland.","template_suffix":"","handle":"is-touchland-hand-sanitizer-unhealthy","tags":"_related:personal-care-products"}

Is Touchland Hand Sanitizer Unhealthy? We Investigate

Is Touchland Hand Sanitizer Unhealthy? We Investigate


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Touchland is a luxury hand sanitizer brand. The brand describes their products as “the most elegant, aromatic scents you’ll ever find in sanitizer” and claims that they can moisturize the skin.

But is Touchland really better than standard hand sanitizer? Does it have any harmful additive ingredients? What gives it its distinct fragrance? And how do real users rate its scent?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review every ingredient in Touchland hand sanitizer to give our take on whether the product is healthy and likely to be effective. We’ll also share a real, unsponsored user review including a scent review.

Touchland Ingredient Review

Touchland ingredients

The active ingredient in Touchland hand sanitizer is ethyl alcohol at a concentration of 70%. This meets the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendation for concentrations at or above 60%, so we will consider Touchland to be effective at killing germs.

Aloe vera is one of the most effective natural moisturizers, so we do agree with the brand’s claim about the ability of this product to have a moisturizing effect.

Unfortunately, the product also contains a number of questionable additive ingredients.

Fragrance is an ingredient that we recommend consumers avoid. A medical review of fragranced consumer products published in the Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health journal concluded the following: “Results of this study provide compelling evidence that everyday fragranced products can impose serious risks to human health, environmental quality, businesses, and society.”

Coumarin is another scent additive, and one shown to be toxic to lung tissue in animal studies. We consider this a highly questionable choice for a spray product that may be inhaled.

Benzyl salicylate was categorized as a “hazard class 2” by a Japanese regulatory body due to toxicity data and its potentially endocrine-disrupting effects, as we documented in our review of Nexxus shampoo (another product containing this ingredient).

Overall we consider Touchland likely to be effective at killing germs and likely to have a moisturizing effect, but we do not recommend the brand overall due to the inclusion of a number of questionable additive ingredients.

The scented versions of this product are the worst hand sanitizer formulations we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Health, and we recommend that consumers avoid this brand entirely.

Touchland does offer an unscented version that is free of questionable additive ingredients, so for consumers set on purchasing from this brand, we would recommend that product.

Real, Unsponsored Touchland User Review

One of the most popular YouTube reviews of Touchland hand sanitizers comes from a YouTube creator named Morgen Raeh. She unboxes many different scents of the brand’s products, tries them and gives her take on which are the best.

The video is more focused on the experience and scent than the health benefits, and appears to be unsponsored:

Touchland Customer Reviews

Touchland is sold on Amazon which is a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.

The brand’s most popular product on Amazon is a 3-pack including Watermelon, Peach and Berry scents. It’s been reviewed over 600 times with an average review rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. The product has an “F” rating on Fakespot, which is a software tool that detects potentially fake Amazon reviews. Fakespot’s “Adjusted Score” is only 2.5 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Tammi Hall” who appreciates the scent and product experience:

“They are the perfect size for a purse. The scents are delightful. My 4yo granddaughter loved them. Just another excuse to go in grammy’s purse😁. The spritz is a fine mist and it rubs away very smoothly. The bottles look like mini perfume.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Yola” who claims that one of the products arrived half-full:

The velvet peach one came less than halfway full. I tried to report it but couldn’t due to it being a flammable item. Sucks that I can’t get compensated for a defective item but the scents are nice. It also took a while to get here.”

Where to Buy Touchland

Touchland is available for sale at a variety of online retailers. Here’s the price breakdown:

Ulta: $10

Brand website: $10

Amazon: $9

Amazon currently has the cheapest per-bottle price for Touchland products, but not all Touchland scents are on Amazon. This price is for the 3-pack referenced above. The unscented version (which we believe is the healthiest option by far) is only available on the brand’s website.

Our Non-Toxic Hand Sanitizer Recommendation

The stain-free and non-toxic hand sanitizer brand we recommend is Dr. Bronner's Organic Hand Sanitizer Spray.

The only four ingredients in Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand Sanitizer are: 62% organic ethyl alcoholwaterorganic glycerin, and organic peppermint oil.

There is no fragrance or questionable additive ingredients. The product is naturally fragranced with the peppermint oil.

The 12-pack of Dr. Bronner's hand sanitizer costs $54.99 and each product contains 2 ounces (compared to Touchland which is 1 ounce. This makes the per-ounce price of Dr. Bronner's hand sanitizer $2.29 while the per-ounce price of Touchland is $10.

Interested consumers can check out Dr. Bronner's Organic Hand Sanitizer Spray at this link to its Amazon product page.

Touchland Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of Touchland as a brand in our opinion.

Pros: 

  • Beautiful branding
  • Unscented version is effective and non-toxic

Cons:

  • Scented versions contain fragrance
  • Expensive
  • Questionable Amazon reviews
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Conclusion

The scented versions of Touchland hand sanitizers contain a number of questionable additive ingredients that we recommend avoiding. The unscented version is a healthier option, but we still don’t recommend it based on price (though we have no issues with consumers purchasing it).

The cheapest place to currently buy Touchland products is on Amazon, but the unscented version appears to only be available for sale on the brand’s website.

We do not recommend spending $10 for one fluid ounce of hand sanitizer based on branding alone. In our opinion there are better hand sanitizer options on the market.




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