When it comes to hand sanitizers, you think you’ve seen them all, right? Well, we’ve found an amazing hydrating hand sanitizer from a Swedish company named, OLIKA. Not only is this hand sanitizer effective against 99.9% of germs, it’s also made with conscious ingredients that are pure and effective. We have a couple of treat for you in the September 2022 Box. You’ll get a 1fl oz clip-on misting hand sanitizer and 3fl oz refill in Mint Citrus. Find out more about OLIK’s ethical standards and the eco-friendly ingredients that they use to make their hand sanitizers.
What inspired your Hydrating Hand Sanitizer?
We believe more than anything that the things you do every day should delight you! That's why we designed a product that's not only beautiful, nature-inspired, and ergonomic, but made with the purest, most effective ingredients. We are obsessed with reimagining moments through your day and infusing them with joy — that's the OLIKA difference.
What makes OLIKA Hydrating Hand Sanitizer different from other sanitizers?Effective: The CDC recommends at least a 60% alcohol-based formula to be effective against 99.9% of germs. We use 65% ethyl alcohol, so consider those germs obliterated.
Clean: Our formulas are made with only conscious ingredients and fragrances.
Safe: No harmful chemicals or toxins. 5 clean fragrances + fragrance-free.
Hydrating: Dry, cracked skin is unpleasant, but it’s also more prone to germs. Staying hydrated keeps your skin happy and safe.
Sustainable: No single-use plastics - OLIKA packaging is refillable, reusable + recyclable.
Chic: OLIKA’s elegant and simple bird-inspired form takes on an ergonomic shape that fits naturally into the palm of your hand, and brings on a spell of delight every time you see it.
How important are ethical standards to Olika?
We have high ethical standards and transparency. From farm to skin, you can expect full transparency when it comes to our formulations and packaging. We also reject harmful chemicals. We have an extensive restricted substances list (RSL) including phthalates, parabens, DEA & PEG compounds, siloxanes, formaldehyde, mercury, PFA’s acrylamides and dyes, which is why we’ve created a spray rather than a gel.
What’s the difference between spray vs. gel?
The DNA of a spray vs gel hand sanitizer is different. Gel hand sanitizers often use thickening agents to create consistency – or that sticky, gross feeling we’re all familiar with. Some gel sanitizers use a powder called carbomer as a thickening agent; carcinogenic benzene is an impurity often found in these carbomers. Benzene is classified as a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) ingredient on par with asbestos. The benzene in hand sanitizer is often an impurity that comes from the thickening agent or petroleum sourced alcohol used to kill germs. With our spray, we avoid these agents, resulting in a formula that’s healthy for your skin.
What are the key ingredients in Olika’s hand sanitizers?
OLIKA formulas contain safe and eco-friendly ingredients that are proven effective. Our hero ingredients are: Biobased Denatured Ethanol, Alcohol, Decolorized Whole Leaf Extract Aloe-Vera, Glycerin, Water and Hyaluronic Acid. We understand origin does not guarantee safety. Natural doesn’t always mean safe - Our products and ingredients go through rigorous safety screenings by board certified toxicologists.
Are your key ingredients safe for all skin types?
The only thing we believe in more than our stunning hand sanitizer is transparency. Hand Sanitizer without crystal-clear ingredients simply won’t do, which is why we source the best ingredients we can find and are always looking for even better ones.
We know you’re smart and conscious, and that you want to know what you’re putting on you and your loved one’s hands. We also know you want fancy effective results, so we’ve poured ourselves into crafting the cleanest, most effective hand sanitizer — effective against 99.9% of germs with a 65% ethyl alcohol-based formula.
What other fragrances do you offer?
Lavender - OLIKA Lavender Hand Sanitizer is a little piece of the spa right in your handbag. Crafted with soothing herbal lavender to calm the mind and center the spirit.
Fragrance Free - Au naturel, luv. OLIKA fragrance-free hand sanitizer is our most stripped-down version — just the absolute essentials.
Grapefruit - The heart of pink grapefruit with a hint of juicy red apple and a watery violet leaf.
Orange Blossom - We don’t all have time to jet to the citrus grove, darling — OLIKA Orange Blossom Hand Sanitizer brings it right to you, with notes of mandarin and bergamot that gently linger.
Cucumber Basil - OLIKA Cucumber Basil Hand Sanitizer has that classic crisp, herbal garden scent we’ve all come to know and love.
Do you offer refillable options?
OLIKA offers refill pouches in all six scents. Meet your new hand sanitizing secret weapon: OLIKA Hand Sanitizer Refills contain 1,500 sprays of our effective + hydrating formula, so you can simply and sustainably sanitize. Quickly and easily refill your OLIKA Spray and OLIKA Clip-On — never run out of hand sanitizer again.
What means the most to you as a company?
We prioritize being eco-friendly. We focus on sustainable packaging, carbon footprint reduction + biodiversity farming protection. Plus, our formulas + their ingredients are cruelty-free, NON-GMO + vegan.
We focus on what’s in our products by putting science first. We use only skin-enhancing, performance ingredients with proven skin biocompatibility, which means our ingredients are compatible with your skin without being harmful or toxic to humans and the planet. Simply put, our products work and are good for your skin.
Those get the September Box will get a Hydrating Hand Sanitizer.
What is the one thing you want them to know?
Made OLIKA Clean is our commitment to transparency in creating products that are safe for people and our planet. It’s through this approach that we create hygiene products that are clean, safe, effective, sustainable + fun to use.