Global Hand Sanitizer Market: Overview
Hand sanitizer is a solvent that is commonly used to decrease infectious agents on the hands. Formulations of the form based on alcohol are preferred to handwashing with soap and water in most healthcare circumstances. It is generally more efficient in killing microorganisms and tolerated better than soap and water
Hand washing should still be done where waste can be seen or after the toilet is used. There's no suggestion for the general use of non-alcohol based models. Evidence to support the use of hand sanitizer over hand washing is poor outside of the health care environment. They come as oils, gels, and foams.
Global Hand Sanitizer Market Forecast
Shifting consumer inclination towards convenient hygiene
products is a key factor driving the demand for hand sanitizer. Also, the growing
demand for health and wellness products on account of the rising rate of
infectious diseases have widened the scope of the market.
The outbreak of fatal diseases has driven consumers to take
up several preventive measures, such as the increased usage of hand sanitizers.
The sales of hand sanitizers have increased around the world due to the Corona
virus outbreak in 2020.
Growing awareness regarding hand
hygiene is gaining influence on account of being an important step to restrict
the occurrence of nosocomial infections. Hence, hand hygiene forms the
essential element of personal care, thereby driving the demand of hand
sanitizers. Besides, the government promotes the practice of hand care products
to increase awareness as well as avoid health issues among consumers. For
example, the WHO and FDA have taken initiatives to make people aware of hand
hygiene and the risks linked with not maintaining the hygiene of hands.
Moreover, the growing influence of
social media and online advertisements has made people aware of recent trends
of personal care and hygiene, which is expediting the usage of hand sanitizers
among consumers. This enables people to get exposed to information regarding
cleansers and healthy lifestyles. Chief companies such as Reckitt Benckiser Group
plc and Hindustan Unilever are also leading the consumers with their
initiatives on spreading awareness about basic hand hygiene.
Hand sanitizers come across as a beneficial product to
consumers in various features. The extent to which it is simple to use as well
as portable and convenient has made the product available on a wide scale.
According to studies, this product also minimizes the risk of gastrointestinal
and respiratory diseases among consumers who use hand sanitizer. Further, hand
sanitizers contain ingredients that help in reducing skin dryness and
irritation as compared to hand washing.
to corona virus it has been advised by health authorities to wash regularly. While
using hand sanitizer is a quick way to slow and prevent the spread of viruses. Warning
over coronavirus has created a shortage of hand sanitizers. It is the major
growth driver for the global hand sanitizer market.
health awareness among people worldwide
to increased awareness hand sanitizer can be noticed everywhere these days in
offices, airports, malls, and most public bathrooms. The portable bottles of
small size have become a must-have for ordinary people to carry in their
purses, bags, or cars. Since hand sanitizer made its commercial debut in the
early 1990s, there has also been a constant debate on whether it is entirely
safe and healthy to use. But awareness among people to have a hygienic
lifestyle has propelled the demand for the hand sanitizers.
Due to the increase in demand for the hand sanitizer due
to recent outbreak of corona virus the availability of counterfeit products has
also increased. Hand sanitizer is an excellent temporary
solution that provides hygiene for hands and nowadays used in place of soap and
water. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are more effective, a hand sanitizer with
a high level of alcohol can effectively kill bacteria and viruses. Local
companies are manufacturing ineffective sanitizers for economic gain. Alcohol-free
sanitizers may not work as well, and the chemicals they use could irritate your
skin even more than their alcohol-containing counterparts.
Global Hand Sanitizer Market: Type
the Type, global Hand-Sanitizer market segmented into Alcoholic (Chlorine,
Iodine), Quaternary Ammonia, Triclosan.
segment dominated the market during the forecast period 2020-2026. Hand
sanitizers based on alcohol, such as Avant's Initial Instant Hand Sanitizer,
wipe out about 99.9 percent of most popular germs in as little as around 15
seconds. Driven by about 60 % grain-based ethanol, a natural source that is
sustainable, leaves hands feeling clean and refreshed without the heavy scent
of perfume and alcohol.
Global Hand Sanitizer Market: Form
On the basis of Form, the market is segmented into Foam
sanitizers, Gel sanitizers, Wipes, Spray sanitizers and others.
Gel sanitizer is
expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. Gel sanitizers are
normally thin and watery in the formulation and hence provide the benefit of
getting spread easily and penetrate into the skin, killing maximum bacteria.
Ease of product availability and broader access to this type of hand sanitizer
have propelled the growth of this segment. The product results in reduced
microbial populations in various ways from anywhere and everywhere. Further,
the inclusion of different flavors affecting the fragrance has held a prominent
place in the global market.
Global Hand Sanitizer Market: Distribution
On the basis of Distribution
Channel, the market is segmented into Departmental Stores, Online Stores, Pharmacies/Drug
Stores, and Others. Departmental store segment is expected to grow at a high
CAGR during the forecast period.
An increasing number of
departmental stores, retail across various regions, and the surge in the demand
of hand sanitizers in the market are driving this channel.
However, this departmental store provides consumers
with the advantage of examining the product before buying, which encourages
them to choose the right product. Furthermore, this channel supplies quick
access to the product as compared to the online channel of purchase, where
consumers are made to wait for the hand sanitizer delivery.
Global Hand Sanitizer Market: Regional Insights
Rising concerns over
health and hygiene by the majority of the population in the region is
anticipated to boost the market growth. A more extensive range of product
availability, along with improved penetration of online as well as offline
channels distribution is a key factor driving the market in the region. The
presence of a high number of companies and high penetration of different forms
of hand sanitizers such as gel-based, foam-based, and others is a key driver.
Furthermore, the U.S. holds a significant share in the market owing to the
readiness of consumers to spend on personal care and hygiene products.
The companies that hold
the majority share of Hand Sanitizer Market are The Himalaya Drug Company,
Unilever Plc. Best Sanitizers Inc, 3M Company, Henkel corporation, Reckitt
Benckiser Group, Purell, Chattem Inc., GOJO Industries, Kutol Products Company,
• Bath & Body Works, LLC, Best Sanitizers, Inc, Deb Group Ltd., Henkel Group,
Kimberly-Clark Corporation., Medline Industries, Inc., Dial Corporation and Other
- March, 2020: Honeywell, 3M, and GE Ramp Up Effort to Produce
Hospital Supplies in Coronavirus Fight.
Scope of the Report
Historical data – 2016-2019
Base Year – 2019
2020 – 2026
Revenue in USD Million/Billion
U.S, Canada, Germany, UK,
France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, South Korea, China,
India, UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia
By type, form, distribution channel, end-use with Region
The Himalaya Drug Company, Unilever Plc. Best
Sanitizers Inc, 3M Company, Henkel corporation, Reckitt Benckiser Group,
Purell, Chattem Inc., GOJO Industries, Kutol Products Company, Bath &
Body Works, LLC, Best Sanitizers, Inc, Deb Group Ltd., Henkel Group, Kimberly-Clark
Corporation., Medline Industries, Inc., Dial Corporation and other prominent
- Alcoholic (Chlorine, Iodine)
- Quaternary Ammonia
- Foam sanitizers
- Gel sanitizers
- Spray sanitizers
- Others (Liquid, etc.)
- Departmental Stores
- Online Stores
- Pharmacies/Drug Stores
- Others (retail stores, grocery stores, etc.)
- Educational Institutions
- Shopping Malls
- Movie Theatres
- Others (Corporates, Government &
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
The objective of the Study:
To analyze and
forecast the global Hand Sanitizer Market size of the market in terms of value.
To examine the
careful market segmentation and forecast the market size, in terms of value,
based on the region by segmenting.
The Global Hand Sanitizer Market segmented into
five regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America,
Middle East & Africa and their leading countries.
categorized, and forecast the global Hand Sanitizer Market based on the type,
form, distribution channel, and end-use.
competitive developments like technological advancement, services, and a regulative framework within the global Hand Sanitizer Market.
To highlight the
impact analysis of the factors affecting the market dynamics such as drivers,
restraints, opportunities, and challenges.
To strategically profile
the key players and comprehensively analyze their market shares along with
detailing the competitive landscape for market leaders.