Why are hand sanitisers so essential?

We sure are living through exciting times!

Never before have people been so aware of the importance of clean hands and social distancing. Buzz words flow off people’s lips and everyone speaks from a position of authority about what is right and wrong, what works, and what doesn’t.

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Unfortunately, with the heightened demand for cleaning materials, anti-bacterial products, and hand sanitiser, the risk has increased with ineffective products flooding the market. This places consumers at risk.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) was very quick to add guidelines on what the minimum requirements are for consumers to limit their risk of cross-contamination and bacterial infections. Consumers rushed out to buy whatever they could lay their hands on in the flurry of panic buying, but now that the dust has settled, we need to take a look at what works and what doesn’t.

The importance of clean hands

Have you ever tried to count how many surfaces you touch in an hour? This is the reason that the governments have been promoting handwashing and sanitising as much as they have been. Cross-contamination and infections on day to day surfaces can quickly spread to various other areas of your home, car, cell phone, and keys. This is even before we have stepped outside.

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There have been many studies on the volume of bacteria found on surfaces like ATM buttons or the escalator handle. But we are now becoming aware of other surfaces like handles on the tube and even doors to restaurants.

The aim of washing our hands as often as we can with soap and running water is to remove the possible cross-contamination of bacteria we may have picked up somewhere before we touch our face, nose, and mouth.

Soap and water is not always on hand

This is all good and well when we are at home or the office, but it makes it quite difficult when we are out and about at the shops and commuting.

This is where the hand sanitisers come to the fore as the hero of the pandemic.

The guidelines set out by the authorities required a minimum level of 60% alcohol content to be effective against the bacteria that cause infections. Now that may sound a lot, but there are many sanitisers on the market that do not meet the minimum requirements and are deemed ineffective against the infection-causing bacteria.

It is important to understand the requirements so that you do not increase your risk of infection because of an inferior product.

Cheap is often nasty

The flood of cheap products onto the market has unfortunately had some terrible side effects.

Not only is everyone battling with dry skin because of the number of times we are washing and sanitising our hands, thereby stripping all of the body’s natural oils and moisture, but many products also have strange ingredients that have caused skin irritations, rashes, and even burns.

Based on the emergency supply players in the hand sanitiser market, there is no regulation and quality control of the products landing up on the shelves. It is not a drug or medicine and is considered an OTC or “over the counter” product. The health regulators and medical companies have no input into the products.

Consumers are unfortunately bearing the brunt of this, with them landing up with sore and irritated skin on their hands.

Hand Sanitiser is not meant to be used on other surfaces of your body and definitely not ingested or inhaled.

When you don’t have a choice

When visiting the stores or office park, they often have their own sanitiser that they insist that the public use before entering the store or office.

Based on their requirement, they may not be buying a high-quality product and possibly just have an extremely high alcohol content sanitiser. This can dry out your skin and offers no moisture replacement back into your hands.

It is beneficial to carry your own high-quality product with you for this very reason.

Separating the good from the bad

So how do you know what product to choose when there are so many available?

The first thing to look for is the alcohol content of the hand sanitiser.

(Insert your product name) has an alcohol content of 75%. This is higher than the 60% recommended by the World Health Organisation. So we are making sure that it is effective in eliminating all of the infection-causing bacteria on your hands.

Because of the high alcohol content in our product, we have formulated it to include additional ingredients that will help you to replace the natural oils into your skin. This will reduce irritation and inflammation as well.

We only use natural ingredients including Aloe Vera and Glycerine in our products. These have long-standing healing properties. Aloe Vera is well known for it’s soothing, moisturising and cooling properties. It is often used to treat burns and skin irritations.

By ensuring we have it included in the product from the onset, we are preventing any possible skin breakouts and irritations.

The Glycerine in our products helps trap the moisture in your skin, giving it a healthy glow. It is gentle on your skin and safe to use every day. As with Aloe Vera, it has healing properties as well.

Our range of hand sanitisers is laboratory researched. This was important for us to ensure we are delivering a 99.9% effective product to you as promised. With this bacteria-fighting guarantee, added moisture and healing ingredients, and natural essential oils for a beautiful fragrance to boost your mood, we can offer you a range of sanitisers you will be comfortable to carry with you everywhere, every day.

Our range consists of Coconut, Aloe Vera, Tea Tree, and Lavender variants, so you can choose your favourite or have one of each. They even make great gifts for friends and family.

Order yours today.