How to choose Hand Sanitizer products?
1. Check out their alcohol content
- Hand sanitizer should always be alcohol-based that is having alcohol concentration of 60 to 75% alcohol, for them to perform their strongest disinfecting effect.
- The active ingredient – Alcohol that commonly found in the market are either ethanol or isopropyl alcohol (IPA) where both act the similar effect in killing the microbes rapidly.
- According to World Health Organisation (WHO) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendation standards, the alcohol content of hand sanitizer should be having at least 75% volume per volume to make sure the effectiveness on antimicrobial activity.
2. Understand their ingredients
- Alcohol (>60%) kills and destroys bacteria and viruses by breaking up their outer coatings.
- Water (>40%) acts as a barrier for the ingredients and part of the hydrogel.
- Additional of emollients leaves your hands feeling soft and refreshed to prevent it from dryness after application on the long-term usage.
- Carbomers are added into the hand sanitizer as gelling agent to enhance its viscosity to become more gel-like. It usually comes in paired with a base to neutralise the acidic effects of the carbomer.
- Right amount of fragrance gives the sanitizer a pleasant smell to get rid of choking and pungent alcoholic odour and leave the great smelling and gentle on hands.
- Some sanitizers might contain Vitamin E as additional advantage of boosting skin health and prevent skin from being too dry because of alcohol’s drying effects.
3. Read their properties
- A good hand sanitizer would have the properties of anti-viral and anti-bacterial, which indicates their ability to effectively kill the germs that may cause illness.
- Rinse-free hand sanitizer gives benefits of its convenient application to be used anytime, anywhere where water and soap is not always possible.
- Non-sticky and quick drying offer fact-acting disinfecting effect and leave no residue or stickiness on skin to keep your hands nourish and smooth.
4. Look at the expiration dates
- Alcohol is volatile and tends to slowly evaporate with time, which will make the hand sanitizer to lose its ability to ward off infections and fight bacteria, viruses, and other germs. You have to both store and use the product well to keep the alcohol concentration always at the desired level.
5. Identify the type that most suitable for you
- The hand sanitizers can be classified into two types according to their viscosity, which are the gel type and liquid type.
- Gel type hand sanitizer is ideal to keep your hands clean throughout your day as an excellent option for easy application.
- Liquid type hand sanitizer can be used for easy spreading of disinfectant solution and great to disinfect not only your hands but surfaces as well.
SAFETYWARE Group is the leading safety products manufacturer and exporter based in Malaysia. We manufacture hand sanitizers and disinfectants using superior quality raw materials and unique formulas that developed by our Research & development team under the help of consultants & chemists with more than 30 years of experience.
Instant hand sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs that may cause illness to keep your safe from a broad spectrum of microorganisms. Rapid antimicrobial kills with 75% of alcohol content that works at the strongest disinfection effect.
It needs no soap, water, rinsing or tower and easy to use without any constraints. It promotes convenient disinfecting option for infection prevention, which it can be used anytime, anywhere: while in care, office, handbag, picnics, nappy change, travel, sports etc.
It promotes skin health and retains smooth skin with additional of Vitamin E. Skin friendly effect provides layers of protection on your hands from harmful micro-organisms.
With the unique formulation of our hand sanitizer, it can prevent your skin from dryness after application on the long-term usage. Instead, it leaves hands feeling soft and refreshed with emollients featured.
To give our best in manufacturing the highest quality of hand sanitizer, we perform In-process quality check from time to time to make sure every production meets the requirement and safety level according to ISO standards. Quality control by conducting pH test and alcohol content test for each batch manufactured.
SAFETYWARE Instant Gel Hand Sanitizer
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. Do all types of hand sanitizer contain enough alcohol?
To obtain the strongest disinfecting effect, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using the hand sanitizer products that contains at least 60% of alcohol with full coverage of all surfaces of the hands and rubbing them together until complete dry.
2. When should I apply hand sanitizer?
There are many times you should apply hand sanitizer, especially before and after touching a surface that other people have touched, such as in grocery store, petrol station, etc. Always wash your hands immediately after coughing and sneezing using soap and water or hand sanitizer.
3. Is hand sanitizer the best option to wash my hands to keep away from all types of germs?
The best way of protecting yourself away from the germs and preventing the spread of infection is washing your hands with warm and soapy water for at least 20 seconds, advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If soap and water are not available, CDC recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
4. Does expired hand sanitizers still work?
Hand sanitizers have shelf life in the normal range of 2 – 3 years that works at its highest performance. After expiration date, it tends to become less potent and still kill some germs but less effective in eliminating germs as compared to a fresh batch. It is completely safe to use even after its expiry date.
5. Where should hand sanitizer be stored?
Hand sanitizer should always be kept in a place with cool and dry atmosphere. It should not be placed under direct sunlight. It must be stored out of reach and sight of children to prevent accidental consumption.