Why is Foam-Based Hand Wash Better than Gel Hand Sanitizer?

by Amit Vyas on Apr 21, 2022

Why is Foam-Based Hand Wash Better than Gel Hand Sanitizer?

Washing your hands with soap and water for 20-seconds is the need of an hour. While in the absence of soap and water, using hand sanitizer is highly advised. However, excessive hand washing and the usage of alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be skin-drying and pull out the moisture from the skin, leaving hands irritated and dehydrated.

The best alternative to prevent skin dryness and keep the hands’ moisturized is using alcohol-free foam-based hand wash. RxSAFE Foamtize, our alcohol-free waterless foaming hand wash, is perfect for nourishing your skin and for killing germs, viruses and bacteria. There are many benefits of foam-based hand wash over gel hand sanitizers.

Read to know why a foam-based hand wash is better than a gel hand sanitizer:

Does Not Give Sticky Feeling

The common gel-based hand sanitizers entail thickening agents and other ingredients in their formulation. So, such a formulation makes your hand feel sticky after the application. The thickening agents increase the volume exponentially and give the gel a thicker consistency. On the other hand, foaming hand wash does not contain any thickening agents, so there’s no sticky feeling.

Reduced Risk of Over-Application

Foaming hand wash as Foamtize gets distributed in suitable proportions and the foam appearance provides a visible signal to control excessive dispensing. At the same time, gel-based hand sanitizers get dispensed in greater amounts, and the gel makes it tougher to determine the needed quantity. Thus, it leads to the over-application of hand sanitizer, which leads to its landing on the floor.

No Build-Up on the Skin

Multiple applications of gel hand sanitizer on the skin can lead to a build-up on the skin. Each application of alcohol-based gel hand sanitizer adds another layer of thickening agents to the skin, entangling dirt and germs along with it. Because foam-based hand wash contains no thickening ingredients, multiple applications do not result in a build-up on the skin and keep hands clean.


When compared to regular liquid soap, foaming hand wash discharges less soap. Yet, you can achieve the same level of cleanliness that a regular soap delivers because effectiveness will never be a matter with foam-based hand wash, regardless of the quantity. As a result, using less foaming hand wash per wash allows the same amount to last longer, thus costing less. So, switching to a foam-based hand wash is a safer and pocket-friendly alternative.


Alcohol-based gel hand sanitizers can be skin-damaging, so you need a skin-friendly alternative like Foamtize, a smart foaming, waterless hand wash. Foamtize does not include alcohol in its making, lasts longer, is gentle on the skin, and safe to apply over the skin. As gentle and soft Foamtize is on the skin, it’s tough on germs. It is certified by NABL Accredited Lab to kill up to 99.9% of germs, viruses and bacteria and protect hands for up to 12 hours.


Soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizers are the contraries of alcohol-free foaming hand wash. Benzalkonium chloride (BZK), a quaternary ammonium compound tagged as an organic salt, is the admissible active component in alcohol-free foaming hand wash. BZK is mild on the skin, softens skin, does not sting, is non-toxic, and eco-friendly when used in alcohol-free foaming hand wash.

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