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Hand Safe Alcohol Free Instant Foam Hand Sanitiser

Q. What is a hand sanitiser?

A. Hand sanitiser is an antimicrobial liquid formulation that quickly kills, neutralises, or inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria and enveloped viruses on physically clean hands, with the aim of avoiding transmission of germs. Unlike hand cleansers, which clean physically dirty hands and require water to lather and then rinse off, hand sanitisers do not require water and can simply be left on the hands.

Q. Why would I need a hand sanitiser?

A. The number one way to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and enveloped viruses is by hand washing. Unfortunately, that is not always convenient. This product does not replace hand washing; it is a supplement. Hand Safe Anti-Microbial Foam Hand Sanitiser kills harmful bacteria and enveloped viruses instantly whilst moisturising the skin, thereby helping to prevent the spread of disease. In fact, Hand Safe Hand Sanitiser is more effective in use than alcohol-based products as well as being cheaper per application.

Q. Why is alcohol free significant?

A. Research findings from different studies show that alcohol-based hand sanitisers actually increase the number of bacteria on the skin the more they are used. Alcohol is a solvent that strips away oils that are important for water retention, and dries out the skin when it evaporates. This drying effect causes chapping of the skin, creating cracks and crevices where germs may become trapped or hidden. Even if an alcohol-based hand sanitiser has emollients, repeated use will still leave the skin dry, irritated, and more susceptible to invasion by germs. In addition, alcohol-based products are extremely flammable, which is highly undesirable, particularly in medical or school settings. Since Hand Safe Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser is water based, it won’t sting those small, unseen cuts or abrasions so common with school-age children and medical staff. It is highly effective while being very gentle on the skin.

Q. If I can still smell the alcohol-gel hand sanitiser, is it working?

A. Once an alcohol-based sanitiser has evaporated, its killing power is gone and this usually happens very soon after application. Some brands of alcohol-based sanitisers include strong fragrances to try to give a sense of security to the consumer...("as long as I can smell it, it must still be working")... however, as soon as the alcohol evaporates, it is no longer effective at killing harmful bacteria and enveloped viruses. Hand Safe Anti-MicrobiaHand Sanitiser has a documented persistence of residual activity for over 4 hours.

Q. Alcohol-gel instant hand sanitisers have emollients. Do these works as well as Hand Safe Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser in keeping the skin clean and soft?

A. When an alcohol sanitiser evaporates, it leaves behind the non-evaporable parts of the formula. Repeated use of alcohol based hand sanitisers leaves the skin dry and actually more susceptible to infiltration by disease-causing microorganisms. Some manufacturers of alcohol sanitiser have added emollients to these preparations to try and cut down on the drying effect of the alcohol. However, these emollients, when over-used, remain on the skin and become sticky after the alcohol portion of the product has evaporated. This leftover sticky emollient is unpleasant to feel, and can be transferred to food. Furthermore, it can act as a "germ magnet" and actually pick up germs from surrounding surfaces.

Q. How does the pricing of Hand Safe Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser compare to branded alcohol-containing hand sanitisers?

A. Pricing is very competitive with other hand sanitising solutions currently available. The cost per usage is generally significantly lower than branded alcohol-containing hand sanitisers. This is because Hand Safe Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser provides around three times the number of uses (based on volume required to achieve effectiveness).

Q. How effective is the Hand Safe Alcohol Free Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser against harmful microorganisms?

A. The hand sanitiser is effective against a wide range of common germs, killing up to 99.999% of disease-causing germs in as little as 15-30 seconds.

Q. How long is the Hand Safe Alcohol Free Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser effective for?

A. In contrast to alcohol-based hand sanitisers, the Hand Safe Alcohol Free Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser has residual germ-killing activity, and has been shown to continue to be active at destroying harmful bacteria and enveloped viruses after application for over 4 hours. However, this residual activity is not permanent and regular re-application should be practised. 

Q. Does Hand Safe Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser work better with repeated use? Why?

A. The Hand Safe Alcohol Free Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser shows increased effectiveness with repeated use. This is in contrast to alcohol-based sanitisers which show reduced effectiveness with repeated use. Whereas repeated use of alcohol creates skin crevices that can harbour germs, repeated use of the Hand Safe Hand Sanitiser actually improves skin texture, thus making it progressively harder for germs to breed.

Q. How much of the Hand Safe Alcohol Free Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser needs to be used?

A. An amount of 1-2 squirts (0.4-0.8ml) is sufficient to produce the desired effect.

Q. Is Hand Safe Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser supposed to be mixed with water or diluted before use?

A. No. Hand Safe Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser is formulated not to need dilution with water.

Q. Does Hand Safe Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser need to be wiped off after use?

A. No. Hand Safe Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser is meant to be left on the skin until it dries

Q. Will there be an aftertaste on food after using Hand Safe Anti-Microbial Hand Sanitiser before eating? 

A. No. Under conditions of normal use (hands dry after use), the product will not leave any noticeable aftertaste on food.

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