With so many hand-sanitizing products in the marketplace, why would building maintenance choose a non alcohol hand sanitizer instead of one containing alcohol as the active germ-fighting ingredient?
In some cases, a non alcohol hand sanitizer is chosen due to health, safety, or building security concerns. In other cases, it could be because using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer in the past was causing skin irritation.
Alcohol free hand sanitizers offer instant germ-killing power, are accepted by the CDC as an alternative to alcohol hand sanitizers, and are safer alternatives to alcohol-based formulations in a number of ways:
Instead of using alcohol, which can be harsh on skin and can be flammable, an alcohol-free hand sanitizer uses a different active ingredient to kill germs. Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer uses Benzalkonium Chloride as an active ingredient.
In most cases, the germ-killing difference between alcohol and alcohol-free hand sanitizers depends on the percentage of the alcohol contained in the formulation. As an example, Health Guard® 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Gel kills 99.999% of most common germs in 15 seconds whereas Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99% in the same amount of time. One could argue this is a very minor tradeoff when compared to the advantages that an alcohol-free alternative provides to building maintenance.
As another comparison, Health Guard Foaming 62% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99% of most common germs in 15 seconds, which is comparable to the Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer.
As an added benefit, most notably for restaurants and food service locations, Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer is NSF E3-rated for sanitizing hands between hand washes in both food and non-food areas.
Have budgetary considerations? Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer is more economical than alcohol-based products. Furthermore, studies show people prefer a foaming product over a liquid or gel.
Many people favor the feel of a foaming hand sanitizer when applied to their hands and tend to spread it more consistently for better sanitizing coverage. From an application standpoint, foam products don’t require as much product to be dispensed as compared to gels, so a single container of foaming product will sanitize more hands than a non-foaming gel container of the same size.
The amount of hand sanitizer depends on the size of the hands, but it should be enough to completely cover both sides of your hands and between fingers. Typically that can be between .75 mL to 1.2 mL (the size of a dime or about ¼ teaspoon). After dispensing the hand sanitizer into your palm, rub your hands together, rub between your fingers and rub the top of your hands until the sanitizer has evaporated and your hands are dry. Don’t wipe it off before it has dried.
According to the National Institutes of Health, washing hands with soap and water causes the highest degree of dry skin and irritation. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can also cause red, itchy, dry skin with overuse. Because Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer does not contain alcohol, it is gentler on skin and will therefore help prevent dry, red, irritated skin.
Yes, the formula contains Aloe and Vitamin E, two ingredients known for moisturizing and contributing to healthy skin care.
Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer has a pleasant, light linen scent, leaving the hands smelling fresh and clean.
No, there is no added dye or artificial color in Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer.
You do not need to pre-wash hands in most cases when using a hand sanitizer. However, if there is visible soil or grime, you do need to wash with soap and water first.
Kutol has multiple dispensing options for Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer:
Wall Mount Dispensers
Floor Stand with Wall Mount Dispenser
Counter Top Stand with Wall Mount Dispenser
Portable Pump Containers