We usually keep this hand sanitizer in our car for traveling and camping. We use it for the sanitizer, but it is nice to have the added moisturizer included. Other hand sanitizes usually leave my hands very dry and uncomfortable, often to the point that I would rather leave my hands dirty than use them. But with the moisturizers in it, this one does not leave my hands nearly so dry, and I will happily use it when I need to. It doesn't do a lot for getting dirt off the hands (which it isn't designed to do), but it does a good job of removing germs and bacteria. We use it a bit more often during cold and flu season, and it seems effective at helping prevent sickness in our family. The travel size containers are easily portable, fitting into the storage area in the side of our car door or fitting into a travel bag. We also get the bottle that is less than three ounces, so it can easily be taken in a carry-on when flying.
I use this everywhere I go, especially in hospitals, offices, bathrooms, schools and stores. you name it, I use it! it is wonderful, the smell, the effectiveness, the moisturizing! and safe for the kids to use as well! my husband even carrys it with him to work, and he is a logger, manly man!
Dial "C" for Citrusy!
I was recently very pleased to receive a full-sized sample of Dial Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers from Viewpoints to test and review. Here is what I found:
First, honesty about these and all antibacterial/antiviral products: How can any of us regular folks on the street ever really know if they kill any germs at all? We take it on faith, but please do keep in mind: Even a product that says it kills 99.99% of germs instantly, as Dial claims, can only killl as many germs as WE KNOW TO EXIST. More germs mutate as they develop antibody resistance, others are new, discovered daily. So 99.99% is a pretty ambitious claim for any product to make as a disinfectant.
That being said, as far as hand sanitizers go, this is a really rather pleasant one. It doesn't evaporate as rapidly as I've noticed others do, and so I felt I really had the time to work it around enough to allegedly do its job of disinfecting without having to move at lightning speed. Or maybe the pump dipsenses a bit too much product. It's a mystery.
Perhaps its ability to linger has something to do with the moisturizers involved, that I do not know. I didn't particularly notice that this was more or less drying than other hand sanitizers, though I haven't noticed my hands being any more dry than normal for winter.
The citrus scent was very pleasant, I enjoyed that very much, as citrus and moisturizing aren't two things that usually coincide synergistically.
Off-spec uses that were stellar: Will remove many adhesives and types of grease marks! One does wonder though what something that powerful might do as it sits dried upon one's skin.
Dial Sanitizer is a Salubrious Celebration of Squeaky-Clean
When I received my complementary bottle of Dial Light Citrus Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer from Viewpoints, I placed it next to the resident hand sanitizer on the kitchen counter to promote its use by family members. Dial's invigorating zippy and sassy citrus scent incited a favorable reaction from everyone. The light, clean, and refreshing scent effectively convinces one that it is THE next best thing to washing your hands with soap and water. I will expand on this later when I discuss the single, most remarkable and noteworthy attribute of Dial Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer that provided me with evidence of it "doing something" and I can (almost) GUARANTEE you will not read about in ANY other review!
Although I tend to border on OCD with hand washing, I have never been much of a fan of hand sanitizer. Sanitizers tend to suck every molecule of moisture from my skin leaving my hands so uncomfortably dry and itchy that I yearn for my germ-riddled, filthy hands back. Conversely, sanitizers also tend to present very sticky on my hands. I HATE sticky hands. The removal of sticky is the driving force behind my fervent hand washing. Thus, hand sanitizers failed to provide me with a sense that my hands were, uh, sanitized. Exactly HOW a hand sanitizer can make my hands feel both dried out and sticky at the same time is beyond me. But this has been my experience with them.
It is the consensus of both my family and I that the Dial Sanitizer does not seem to have those characteristics. It neither feels sticky when first applied to my hands nor does it become sticky as I rub it into my hands. There is also no residual tackiness over time either. What I really like is that I don't get the uncomfortable sensation of something coating my hands. When sanitizer leaves me feeling like something extra is on my skin, I just don't feel like the sanitizer is effective. I did not fully appreciate how "uncoated" my hands truly were until I noticed something kinda strange while handling my iPod Touch. When sweeping my fingers across the screen, I noticed an extra smoothness about the screen. It felt like my screen had just been polished and it was totally free of its usual layer of unsightly lotion finger smudge. My fingers gliding across the screen like a lithe figure skater on fresh ice redefines the sensation of squeaky clean!
Onto Dial's moisturizing ability. I have extremely dry skin that does not benefit from my frequent hand washing habits, thus, repeated lotion application is mandatory. That said, while Dial did not exactly immerse my hands into a pocket of emollience, it didn't rob my hands of all moisture either. I was not possessed by the urgent need to lotionize NOW. In fact, most of the time, I actually forgot to put on lotion. One family member reported that her hands felt moisturized, so, maybe those of a not so dry skin type may find the Dial's moisturizing properties adequate.
All familial feedback pertaining to the product itself was positive and the above three qualities were the most frequently reported: fresh scent, moisturizing, and no stickiness. However, a member reported that the pump tended to dispense significantly more product than she needed. Since I likely adapted to the mechanics of the pump without being consciously aware of it, I did not experience "over-squirtage". Regardless, it is of note.
Finally, effectiveness is evidenced to me. With no microscope handy, what sanitizing indication exists? How does the average Joe ever really know? Without delving into the politics of "germ-o-cide" & the ramifications of having a slew of dead germ carcasses make a graveyard out of one's hands, I will discuss an alternative indication of the sanitizer's cleaning ability. The following is proof of odor-removing power. While it isn't definitive proof of germ-killing power, I feel cleaner if foul odors are ousted. I am subject to the filthy habit of smoking cigarettes. Second only to the power of my nicotine addiction, is my need to maintain clean hands. "To smell clean is to be clean." Smoking is a very stinky affair. Thus, after every ciggy stink session, I'm washing the hands. The stench is so stubborn I either have to wash several times with soap or use dish soap. As you are guessing, I conducted a little experiment to determine just how powerful this Dial is. Forgoing the handwashing ritual, I applied a regular amount of sanitizer. The stale butt stench was immediately replaced with that sassy citrus. But I've been fooled before, using lotion. The dirty ashtray odor would eventually emerge as the lotion's scent dissipated. So I waited and waited until I was nearing that "craving a smoke" time. I gave my hands a good sniff and they were still smoke-free. I was utterly astonished that my hands did not stink! So, to conclude this review, heavily influenced by the Cigarette Test, I determine Dial Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer to be an effective sanitizer that leaves hands feeling smooth and refreshed. Since it appears one of the lil ones swiped the bottle to keep in her room, I'm going to guess that she likes it too!
I was suprised to find this product to be overall pleasant. As a user of fragranced anti-bacterial hand sanitizers, I was a bit skeptical. However upon first use, I was pleasantly surprised to find the product pleasant to use. It did not leave my hands sticky like many of its counterparts. In addition, it did not leave a presence of bad odor nor did it dry out my hands.
I would definitely purchase this product on my own and I would recommend its use to others.
Good job Dial.
Dial Hand Sanitizer
Overall, I liked the product. I think the scent could be a little softer (it seemed a bit industrial and strong) or even offer it in other scents to appeal to more people, but it did not dry out my hands like I had thought it might. I would definitely purchase this product again and would recommend it to others.
North Aurora, IL
Dial Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer really does moisturize
I don't normally use hand sanitizers. My skin is very dry, especially in winter, and most sanitizers (including the ones that claim to be non-drying), just leave me with painfully dry, cracked hands. When I received the Dial Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers, I was skeptical, but I decided to try it and just use lotion after each application.
To my surprise, this hand sanitizer lives up to its claims. My hands felt comfortably moisturized, not dry and not greasy, and I didn't need to use extra hand lotion. As with all hand sanitizers, there is an alcohol scent, and there is also a fairly strong citrus scent that reminds me of household cleaning products. This product left my hands feeling just as clean as any other hand sanitizer, but it didn't leave them feeling dry. I will be using this from now on, and I will definitely recommend it.
Clean, Refreshing Feeling
I was so excited to receive the Dial Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers in the mail. I immediately opened the bottle and put it on the kitchen counter. I have found that having the sanitizer out and readily available has reminded everyone in my family to clean our hands frequently. Knock on wood, we are overall a healthy family this winter. After use, my hands don't feel dry or filmy with this product. I am simply left with the clean feeling you have after a good hand washing with soap and water, but in the time saving and convienently available Hand Sanitzier Pump with Moisturizers. Other sanitizers in pump form have left my hands feeling sticky or have left a residue on my hand. I have not had that feeling once while using Dial. In the cold, dry winter months in Wisconsin I often cringe having to wash my hands as frequently as I do with a baby. Thankfully, I don't worry if I am using the hand sanitizer from Dial. I feel that Dial has put lotion right in the bottle! If asked about Dial Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizer, I would recommend it without a doubt. When you need to clean your hands, but can't get to soap and water, Dial with Hand Sanitizer to the rescue! When my bottle runs out, I will already have another in reserves!
River Falls, WI
I love Dial Hand Sanitizer's smell
Normally I don't like hand sanitizer's smell, they usually makes me dizzy or gets headache. But Dial Hand sanitizer is really good, nice smell and makes me feel clean.
The smell is like nice lotion or something like that. My hands dried fast too.
1. How clean did your hands feel after using the sanitizer?
Pretty clean and refresh.
2. How did it compare to other hand sanitizers you have used before?
I like Dial Hand sanitizer a lot more than others.
3. Did it leave your skin feeling dry or have a harsh scent?
It did not leave my skin feeling dry, it also has nice scent.
4. Would you purchase Dial Liquid Hand Sanitizer again and recommend it to a friend?
I would love to buy Dial Hand sanitizer again and I will recommend it to my friends.
One thing about it, I hope they will have sizes which is smaller than 3oz, so I could take it with me when I go on a trip by airplane. Also I hope they will have more coupons which we could download or use.
Dial makes a great hand sanitizer!
I tried the Dial Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers after receiving a free bottle of the product from Viewpoints. It was actually really great! It was a brand of hand sanitizer that I had never used before, usually opting for other brands that are available. My hands felt quite clean after using the Dial sanitizer and that is what matters the most. At my job I use it all the time and need something that is not very drying, especially in the winter months when my skin is more prone to nasty dryness. It did not make me feel as dry as other sanitizers or have quite as harsh of a smell, which is always a plus to me. It may not have smelled as nice as the scented Bath & Body Works choices, but for an everyday sanitizer, such as Germ-X or Purell, it certainly smelled better than they do. I would purchase Dial Liquid Hand Sanitizer again and I would recommend it to a friend, because it did everything that was promised.
Dial Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers