AZARIS BLEU HAND SANITIZING WASH is Isopropyl Alcohol (70%) based so it is as effective as the store-bought brands. But Bleu does not add the toxic chemicals and hormone disruptors so it is a healthier alternative. Bleu Hand Sanitizing Wash is a fluid so along with being an effective hand sanitizer, it can also be used to "wash" the hands when water is not available. Unlike store-bought brands, that just smear dirt around, Blue Hand Sanitizing Wash removes surface dirt also. All you need to do is to apply a bit more Wash into your hands until the dirt is rinsed off.