LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skylar, a maker of scented products that are free of harmful chemicals, today announced the launch of a new hand sanitizer product that is clean and effective. The sanitizer is 62 percent alcohol, which meets the CDC’s recommended level and eliminates 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria upon contact.
The product was inspired by the growing need for hand sanitizers among U.S. consumers and healthcare workers at the outset of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“The health and wellness of our customers is at the forefront of everything we do,” said Skylar co-founder and CEO Cat Chen. “We already use alcohol for our perfumes, so producing an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that helps people stay safe while staying home or providing added protection to those who work in healthcare settings, is an honor and privilege.”
The company is scheduled to ship its first production run of the new product by the end of May and will ship the first 20 percent to hospitals on both the east and west coast including: New York’s Mount Sinai, UCLA Medical Center, New Jersey’s Atlantic Health Group and New Orleans 504 HealthNet.
Consistent with its other products, Skylar’s new hand sanitizer gel is cruelty-free, vegan and contains no harmful chemicals. The product uses natural witch hazel to nourish and soothe hands and comes in Skylar’s unique scent Sun Shower, which smells like jasmine tea and lemon leaves. The product is currently available for pre-order on Skylar.com and sells for $12 and comes in a convenient 8.4 ounce pump bottle.
In April, the company also donated thousands of units of its branded hand cream, body lotion and body wash to healthcare workers at nearly 30 hospitals across the country including the Cedars Sinai COVID-19 unit in Los Angeles.
Skylar is a Los Angeles-based clean fragrance and personal care brand that was designed for people with sensitivity but made for all. Cat Chen founded Skylar in 2017 after she realized that the perfume she was wearing was causing her 4-month-old daughter to have an allergic reaction. Skylar launched on its own website with a line of fine fragrances and, since then, it has expanded into personal care products and into retail stores like Sephora. Skylar’s mission is to help people feel beautiful, confident, and safe in their own skin. For more information on the company and its products, visit skylar.com.