Vaseline has claimed a UK first with the launch of a hand cream that doubles up as an anti-bacterial sanitiser.

Vaseline 2-in-1 + Anti Bac (rsp: £3.29/75ml) is rolling out now, together with new UV protection hand cream Healthy Hands & UV (rsp: £2.99/75ml) and an improved version of the brand’s Healthy Hand & Nail Conditioning lotion, renamed Healthy Hand & Stronger Nails (rsp: £2.65/75ml and £3.55/200ml). All products have packaging designed to align the range with the core Vaseline body lotions.

“The combination of hand cream and anti-bacterial sanitiser is a unique concept in the UK,” said brand manager Lauren Brooking.