Hand sanitizer for hygiene purpose is classified as cosmetics, which should contain at least 60% alcohol. For alcohol-free sanitizers, sufficient documentation and scientific evidence is required to support the claims marked on the label
Antibacterial claims are allowed for hand sanitizer classified as cosmetics
On April 3, 2020, Malaysian National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) released a collection of answers to the frequently asked questions about hand sanitizers . The collection specifies the categories, regulatory requirements, active ingredients, permitted and prohibited claims, etc. of hand sanitizers.
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