What Makes A Hand Sanitizer Effective?

What Makes A Hand Sanitizer Effective?

Hand sanitizers and other disinfecting products are a big topic of concern, and everyone is on the hunt for the perfect product. Still being in lockdown and COVID-19 continuously on the rise, hand sanitizer and safety will continue to be crucial even after we are out of lockdown. 

In terms of keeping your hands free from germs, washing your hands with soap and water will always be the best form of killing germs. But of course, hand sanitizer is very effective when hand washing is unavailable. Some studies have said that the alcohol content in hand sanitizer can be even more effective than hand washing. 

A recent study suggests that 97% of people wash their hands incorrectly, giving hand sanitizer an advantage in killing germs. 

Wanting to know the ingredients and components of an effective hand sanitizer is a very common question. Let's dive into it!

The hand sanitizer you choose should have an alcohol content of at least 60%

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs. But, if you do not have access to a sink, a hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol is a good alternative and will help reduce the spread of germs.

Are alcohol-free hand sanitizers still effective?

Alcohol-free hand sanitizers contain quaternary ammonium called Benzalkonium Chloride as an active ingredient, containing below 0.1% of this active ingredient. Alcohol-free hand sanitizers are not as effective as alcohol-based, and they are not as likely to kill off germs. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer remains highly recommended for a safer option. 

There are no qualifying requirements for non-alcohol products. Most products with the alcohol-free tag have no standard production guidelines.

Are there any safety concerns using hand sanitizer?

As of now, there are no safety concerns to the application of hand sanitizer. Although, the alcohol content in hand sanitizer can irritate skin conditions such as cracking hands or eczema if there are no moisturizing ingredients integrated into the hand sanitizer. 

How many times can I use hand sanitizer before washing my hands?

There is no specific rule regarding hand sanitizer, but it is recommended to wash your hands after around 5 times of using hand sanitizer. If your hands aren't dirty or greasy, using hand sanitizer multiple times should work just fine. 

Benefits of using Páme Care

Páme Care is only made of premium ingredients, offering you a superior experience as compared to ordinary hand sanitizers. Keep your hands protected, moisturized, and smelling great on the go! Premium hand sanitizers are more natural and moisturizing on the skin. They are not packed full of chemicals, instead they use minimal ingredients and use ingredients that are great for your hands. That’s why we, Páme Care created our hand sanitizer based on your needs. Backed by extensive scientific research, we know you’re going to fall in love with it from the first rub!


What is in our hand sanitizers? Lets dive into the ingredients:

 ALCOHOL

This is the base of all hand sanitizers. The CDC requires all hand sanitizers to contain at least 60% alcohol, ours contains 70%. 

 ALOE VERA

Aloe Vera moisturizes and nurtures with essential vitamins and nutrients, keeping your skin soft and supple, as well as clean. Most hand sanitizers make your skin dry and itchy, but aloe vera helps to keep your hands smooth and free of irritation.

 GLYCERIN

If you're fighting dry, cracked skin, you'll want to look for a product that contains glycerin. Glycerin draws moisture to the top layer of the skin, locking in moisture and creates a protective layer to keep your skin soft and smooth

 VITAMIN E

Vitamin E has moisturizing and healing benefits, and helps to strengthen skin barrier function. Vitamin E is also a natural anti-inflammatory, so it can be soothing and help calm the skin. It's also good for hydrating the skin, and serves as a moderately effective natural barrier to the sun.

 CASTOR OIL 

Castor oil contains triglycerides, a moisturizing element, that can help maintain moisture in the skin, making it a useful treatment for dry skin. It may also protect the skin from bacterial infections by keeping out microbes that can cause exposure. Castor oil can draw moisture from the air into the skin, keeping the skin hydrated.

Ready to make the switch to premium hand sanitizer? Check out our products on our website! Your hands and the planet will thank you.  


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