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Is it time to break up with your hand sanitiser?

Anyone who works with animals, whether it’s in a vet clinic, animal shelter or pet resort, knows that regularly applying hand sanitiser is a necessary evil. It’s a very effective – and convenient – infection control measure, but most brands leave a real impact on your skin.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Does your hand sanitiser include alcohol?

If you’re finding your hands are dry and irritated after using your hand sanitiser, it’s because your product includes alcohol – and a lot of it. In fact, alcohol typically forms over 60% of the ingredients in hand sanitiser. That’s because alcohol does a very effective job in killing bacteria and viruses. But using a high concentration of alcohol isn’t without side effects. Alcohol can very quickly dry out your skin – especially with repeated application of sanitiser – which can result in raw and irritated hands.

There are, however, a growing number of alcohol-free hand sanitisers now available. Instead of relying on alcohol to break down germs, they instead use antiseptics and disinfectants.

While there is a common misconception that hand sanitisers need to include alcohol to be effective, a number of research studies have proven this to be completely false. Such research has even stated that alcohol-free hand sanitisers have an advantage over alcohol-based formulations due to it being gentler on the skin, which could lead to increased use of sanitiser.

The Safe4 hand sanitiser is not only alcohol-free, but it also includes aloe vera, which makes it extra kind to your skin.

So when you use an alcohol-free hand sanitiser such as the Safe4 product, you won’t have any issues with dryness, itchiness or irritation that can be caused by repeated use of a product that contains alcohol.

Is your hand sanitiser a gel formulation?

Gel sanitisers are the most common option available, but if you ask most people, it’s not the option they would prefer. Gel sanitisers can get messy really quickly, sliding off hands onto the floor, and squirting out in all directions when the pump gets plugged up; all of which can create a slip hazard for your staff and clients. Gel also has a completely different feeling on the hands, often leaving a sticky feeling while it is drying.

That’s why once people try a foaming hand sanitiser, they don’t want to use anything else. These sanitisers won’t create a mess, spreads easily on the hand and absorbs into the skin.

Safe4 foaming hand sanitiser

Another key advantage of a foaming product is that it is well suited to be dispensed either through a pump bottle or via wall-mounted brackets. This makes it easy for vet clinics, animal shelters, pet resorts and research facilities to position hand sanitisers throughout their premises to ensure optimal hand hygiene.

Life’s too short to use something you really don’t like

When you’re sanitising your hands constantly during the day, it’s important that you’re using a product that doesn’t feel sticky, dry out your skin, or leave your hands feeling raw and irritated.

Alcohol-free foaming hand sanitisers – such as the Safe4 sanitiser – are not only just as effective as the product you’re most likely using, but they are so much better for your skin, and less messy too!

Safe4 alcohol-free virucidal hand sanitiser

The Safe4 hand sanitiser is available in the following sizes:

  • 600ml controlled dosage bottle with pump dispenser
  • Box of 12 x 600ml bottles
  • 5L refill bottle
  • 2 x 5L refill bottles

An easily-mountable wall bracket for the 600ml hand sanitiser bottle is also available for purchase.

To order or find out more, give Julie a call on 1300 661 821, visit our online store, or speak with your veterinary wholesaler.