Chances are, if you looked at your desk or handbag, you’d find a bottle of hand sanitiser. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitisers became a hot commodity — and an essential product to help stop the spread of the virus.
On a daily basis, hand sanitisers keep our skin clean and hygienic until we can wash our hands. The big question is: how do you choose one?
There are two main choices on the market: alcohol-based and alcohol-free hand sanitisers. We break down the differences between each so you can decide which one is best for you and your family.
What are alcohol-based sanitisers?
Most commercial hand sanitisers are alcohol-based, which means they contain anywhere from 60% to 95% alcohol. They’re effective in killing off germs and bacteria, and popular in hospitals and healthcare facilities.
What to know about alcohol-based sanitisers?
While alcohol-based hand sanitisers work, the high alcohol content has drawbacks. Because it’s so harsh, it can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving your hands dry, cracked, scaly and red. It can also irritate the skin and aggravate any skin conditions you may already have, such as dermatitis and eczema. Since many of us are relying on hand sanitiser to keep our hands clean and healthy during the pandemic, these side effects aren’t great.
The dryness and irritation aside, alcohol-based hand sanitisers are highly flammable. So much so, that hospitals have to consult the fire department when they’re figuring out where to put dispensers! For that reason, they can pose a threat to public buildings and even stain the floor underneath the dispenser.
Alcohol-based sanitisers can be dangerous if ingested, especially by young children. Plus, they’re often full of other chemicals, which can increase our toxic load. All that being said, they’re effective — so if you only have access to alcohol-based hand sanitisers, they can give you that peace of mind. For the most effective protection, regular repeat application is required.
How does 24-Hand Guard work?
Our alcohol-free hand sanitiser features Touch’s MikroGuard+ Technology, which we spent over a year developing with industry-leading scientists. It kills, reduces or inactivates pathogens upon contact, including 99.99% of bactreria and harmfull germs. And it does that all without the help of alcohol or chemicals.
As it doesn’t kill those pathogens using toxicity (like alcohol), organisms like bacteria can’t adapt to it. In plain English, this means our 24-Hand Guard won’t create pathogens with antibacterial resistance and will continue to provide ongoing protection and doesn’t lose its effectiveness overtime.
Along with fighting off pathogens on your hands, the MikroGuard+ Technology bonds to the skin to create a protective barrier. This prevents any new germs and bacteria from trying to set up shop on your hands. The innovative technology also adds moisture back to the skin.
Why you should switch to 24-Hand Guard?
Like many alcohol-free sanitisers, 24-Hand Guard is alcohol free and it protects your hands long after the formula has dried. 24 hours, to be exact! It’s also packed with ingredients that condition the hands, leaving them feeling soft and comfortable. Now that we’re all sanitising like crazy during the coronavirus pandemic, this is a major perk.
These are the other benefits of 24-Hand Guard:
- Kills 99.99% of germs and bacteria on the hands
- Offers long-lasting protection
- Alcohol-free sanitiser
- Immune to superbugs and mutation
- Helps the skin to retain moisture
- Prevents skin irritation
- Backed by over 100 independent laboratory tests in Australia and from around the globe
- Safe to use around kids and pets
Buy hand sanitiser online now
All hand sanitisers do a good job in killing off harmful germs and microbes. But alcohol-free hand sanitisers stand out for their long-lasting formulas that are gentle on the skin.
To make sure you’re never caught without hand sanitiser, shop 24-Hand Guard online now.