Why We Created Our Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer

The very British and upscale Babington Soap Co. is the result of a mission my husband Tom and I, Matthew, started while spending two weeks in our home in self-isolation. There is never a perfect time to start a business, and the middle of a pandemic seemed a crazier time than is typical, but we found our hands felt so dry and uncomfortable from the harsh alcohol in the sanitizers we were using that we had to take action!
Tom and Matthew

It was great that, in a time of need, so many local and big businesses switched their efforts to producing sanitizer to help control the spread of germs. However, many companies seemed to give no general thought to caring for people’s skin in addition to killing the germs. There was also the downside that most of the new sanitizers had unpleasant smells and were either terribly drying or persistently sticky.


Our thoughts turned to making the world safer for people, in the long-term, by producing a sanitizer designed to be a moisturizer first and foremost and an effective hand sanitizer second.


We thought that by doing it that way round, we would convince people like us to enjoy using sanitizers and thus use them more frequently, halting the spread of germs in the process.


Developing an Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Formula


There are just two of us in this venture, and we had zero knowledge of creating products or sourcing bottles, pumps, boxes and ingredients or even selling anything, especially in the middle of a pandemic. So, we found we had a steep learning curve ahead of us. Whilst we describe the business as just us two, we must thank our families who have helped us in so many ways to get to this point.


With some great luck we found an amazing laboratory to create our first excellent formula, and, after some tweaks here and there, we came up with what we now offer you.


Fast forward to today, we found that mushroom based skincare was not only untapped, but opened the door to consumers that loved taking care of their appearance, and skin health but had a hard time adjusting to other skin care lines. 


We use Reishi, Chaga mushrooms as well as multiple premium extracts from multiple sources such as rosemary, sunflower, neem and many more perfectly mixed in to orchestrate what we call the “perfect” skincare products for those who suffer from sensitive skin, or skin rashes, eczema etc.