What You Need to Know About Hand Sanitiser

Once just the staple of festivalgoers and picnic enthusiasts, hand sanitiser has become a common feature in homes, offices, and pockets the world over. But what exactly are they, how do they work, and are they effective against COVID-19?

What are hand sanitisers?

Emerging from the bottle as a liquid, gel, or foam, hand sanitisers are a cleaning solution that removes dirt and germs from your skin without water. With bottles coming in various sizes, they are the ideal on-the-spot solution for keeping your hands clean and bacteria and virus free without the need to wash your hands with soap and water.

How do hand sanitisers work?

The active ingredients of hand sanitisers attack the cell structure of a germ. In some cases, the virus or bacteria is killed, while in others the sanitiser simply limits their ability to grow and split into new cells.

Are hand sanitisers effective?

In the case of coronavirus, it is important to completely kill the germ to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Not all hand sanitisers are created equal, and you need to check the ingredients of your brand to determine whether it is providing sufficient protection against harmful germs.

Alcohol (ethanol) in quantities between 60% and 85% is widely hailed as the most effective ingredient in sanitisers, however, alcohol-based options come with a variety of risks, namely they are flammable, harsh on your skin, and are not suitable for anyone who adheres to cultural belief systems that prohibit the use of alcohol.

Nilaqua alcohol-free hand sanitisers contain two active ingredients which have been clinically proven to kill 99.99% of germs – including the virus that causes COVID-19. Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride and Benzalkonium Chloride are non-toxic, non-flammable, cruelty-free, and Halal and EU biocide regulation compliant. Effective from just 30 seconds after application, the germ-killing properties of Nilaqua last for up to 6 hours.

View Medsella’s range of NHS-approved Nilaqua alcohol-free hand sanitisers: https://medflowplus.com/alcohol-free-hand-sanitiser/

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