But! On set for our punk beauty shoot, makeup artist Theo Kogan introduced me to Jao. After using it, I quickly became a convert, and now I'm telling everyone about it. Yes, it still has alcohol to kill germs, but it also has skin-beneficial ingredients such as aloe, panthenol, and glycerine to keep hands hydrated and protected. Plus, this stuff actually smells good — as you'd expect, since it includes essential oils of lavender, clary sage, tea tree, and geranium. Also? I get such a kick out of the "Not just for hands!" slogan. It's the little things, folks. This stuff is the Cadillac of hand sanitizers, and with winter not really that far away, I'm considering Jao my first defense against gross subway junk...and dry hands, too.
Jao hand refresher, $10–18, available at Jao.
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