Frequently Asked Questions



Why Does Varigard® Hand Sanitizer Contain Alcohol?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that the general public use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.


How Many Uses Are in a 2 fl. oz. Bottle of Varigard® Hand Sanitizer?

If used as directed, which is to apply enough Varigard® Hand Sanitizer to thoroughly cover hands, a consumer can get approximately 40 uses out of a 2 fl. oz. bottle.


How Do I Use Varigard Hand Sanitizer?

First, apply the sanitizer to the palm of your hand. Then, simply rub throughout all surfaces of your hands and fingers until the product is dry.


Does Varigard Cause Skin Irritation if I use It Regularly?

No. Varigard has been proven in human trials not to cause skin irritation even after prolonged exposure.


Does Varigard Hand Sanitizer Contain Methanol or Other Harmful Substances?

No. The active ingredient in Varigard Hand Sanitizer is ethanol.


Can I use Varigard Hand Sanitizer after the expiration date?

Expiration dates indicate the end of the shelf-life for a specific product based upon the date of manufacture. Varigard’s expiration date is 3 years from the date of manufacture. The safety and efficacy of the product cannot be guaranteed after the expiration date.


Where is Varigard Hand Sanitizer manufactured?

Varigard Hand Sanitizer is made 100% in the USA and does not use any chemicals that are reliant on other countries.


Is there gluten in Varigard alcohol-based hand sanitizer?

Varigard uses distilled alcohol which is generally accepted to be gluten-free. However, because each situation is unique, we recommend you discuss this information with your physician to determine if the use of Varigard alcohol-based hand sanitizer is the right solution for you.


What Does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Say About Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available, and hands are not visibly dirty. For more information on the CDC Hand Hygiene recommendations, visit


What Should Be Done If Varigard® Hand Sanitizer Is Ingested?

Labels on all Varigard® products provide instructions to follow in the event of ingestion. Label instructions state: "If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away."