The Best of High Street Hand Sanitiser
Stores right across the UK are following government updates and, since reopening in June, many have taken precautions to make shoppers feel safer and more at ease.
One such precaution is the introduction of hand sanitiser stations at the entrance to the stores, and we were interested to hear the opinion of shoppers about them.
So we conducted some research and can now reveal the stickiest and smelliest hand sanitiser experience shoppers are currently facing across the UK.
The “New Normal”
While revealing the best experiences, our research also highlighted where safety measures weren’t taking place on the high street.
For instance Body Shop, Poundland and River Island had signs in their stores, but there wasn’t any hand sanitiser for people to use.*
The research also revealed the high street store that offered the stickiest feeling after sanitiser is dispensed, which found Superdrug, Urban Outfitters and Claire’s Accessories topping the list.
The shops that left shoppers’ hands the smelliest were JD, Ann Summers and Next.
It seems since face coverings have been introduced, many stores are leaving the hand sanitiser stations unattended.
However, stores such as Levi’s and Homesense actively monitored and encouraged shoppers to take the hand sanitiser before entering.
With all the safety precautions we are taking at the moment – to ensure a more “normal” way of living returns – below are our three top tips on how to look after your hands after using hand sanitiser.
We keep overhearing people’s experiences with hand sanitiser, more or less everywhere we go.
For many of us, it is becoming a universal conversation we didn’t think about before.
We all appreciate why we have to use hand sanitiser and the importance of it, but that doesn’t stop people across the UK complaining about the smell or texture it leaves behind.
With this research, we wanted to highlight to people who were thinking of going shopping, which retailers offered the ultimate experience in hand care and further provide advice on how to keep your hands soft and supple.
Stay safe out there everyone, we hope this helps you avoid any sticky high street situations.
This research does not stop the spread of coronavirus, it is merely highlighting how people’s hands feel and smell after using hand sanitiser in each high street retailer.
Please note the hand sanitisers that smelt the strongest, will most likely have a higher alcohol percentage.
*The stores without hand sanitizers are only based in the stores from Leeds City Centre, UK.
New Look has not opened their store just yet.
Research took place in Leeds City Centre – looking only at national fashion retailers who are currently open
50 Shoppers took part in the research
*All scores have been averaged from the 50 shoppers who took part
|Retailer||Do they encourage you to take hand sanitiser?||How is it dispensed?||How does it smell?||How fast does it soak in?||How does it make your hands feel after?||Weighted Score|
|H & M||1.0||1.5||1.0||0.8||1.5||5.8|
|House Of Fraser||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.2||1.4||5.6|
|Marks & Spencer||1.0||1.0||0.4||4.4||4.5||5.3|
|Snow + Rock||1.0||1.0||0.4||1.4||1.0||4.8|
*Weighted scores have been calculated as Value/Max x2
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