When your hands are visibly dirty, you know you need to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. However, getting your hands clean involves more than that. You also need a good hand sanitizer to help kill germs and viruses.
Learn how to use hand sanitizer with Germ Ready - offering a non-toxic alternative to harsh alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Germ Ready Hand Sanitizer includes a moisturizer that binds to your skin to keep it soft.
- It kills 99.99% of germs and viruses on your hands, including COVID-19.
- It gives you up to six hours of protection from the things you touch as you go about your day.
What Is Germ Ready Hand Sanitizer?
Germ Ready is a water-based, antimicrobial hand sanitizer foam that is safe for all skin types, including young children. It kills 99.99% of germs, and it’s good for the health of your skin. Unlike alcohol-based products that can cause dryness and irritation over time, our hand sanitizer uses moisturizers that bind to your skin and protect you for up to six hours after applying it. Available in 150 ML and 250 ML sizes, Germ Ready hand sanitizer protects you from the germs you encounter as you go about your day.
For good health, the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, recommends washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as often as possible and then using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. However, non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers using BZK, such as Germ Ready, have demonstrated effectiveness in rigorous laboratory studies.
- A study published in the American Journal of Infection Control found that a hand sanitizer containing BZK significantly reduced the presence of Staphylococcus aureus on the hands when compared to an alcohol-based product.
- A study conducted by Brigham Young University and published in The Journal of Hospital Infection found that an alcohol-free sanitizer, like Germ Ready, worked just as well as an alcohol-based product to kill viruses and germs when used with regular hand washes with soap and water. The study suggested that it might be preferable because of the shortage of alcohol-based hand sanitizer during the pandemic.
How Do I Use Hand Sanitizer?
Proper hand hygiene goes beyond removing the visibly dirty or greasy spots. Many people wonder if you still need to wash your hands with soap and water if you use a hand sanitizer. the answer is an enthusiastic yes. If your hands are visibly dirty or greasy, you want to wash off the grime with soap and water. Washing your hands is always essential to good health, especially if you provide medical care or handle food for others at work or home. For best results, scrub your hands with a disinfectant soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and then apply your hand sanitizer after.
To use our hand sanitizer, pump the bottle once or twice to get sufficient foam in the palm of one hand. Rub your hands together and let the foam dry as it bonds to your skin. The Germ Ready hand sanitizer contains BZK and it kills germs in as little as 15 seconds and dries within 30 seconds, giving you up to six hours of protection. You don’t need to rub your hands together and wipe the hand sanitizer off before it dries.
What Are the Advantages of Using Germ Ready Hand Sanitizer?
Alcohol supplies are vulnerable to the factors of supply and demand. When high-quality products are scarce, hand hygiene products may include inferior components that are less effective or even harmful. It uses Benzalkonium chloride, or BZK, rather than alcohol-based products. BZK is an organic salt found in other disinfectant products like soap, wipes, mouthwash, and medical products. According to Food and Drug Administration guidelines, BZK is the only active ingredient besides ethanol and isopropanol alcohol allowed for use in hand sanitizer. Germ Ready has the highest concentration of BZK available on the market.
The BZK in our hand sanitizer kills germs and viruses on the skin, including the virus that causes COVID-19. Because the sanitizer uses BZK instead of alcohol, it has some distinct advantages for your hands:
- It works fast, within 30 seconds, and kills the invaders without drying out your skin. For people who work in healthcare, food service, and other industries where they use hand sanitizer many times a day, this is especially important. Alcohol-based products pull the oils out of your skin, leaving behind tiny cracks and even open wounds on your hands.
- Your hands stay soft and never sticky, no matter how many times a day you disinfect your hands.
- You get a powerful nontoxic hand sanitizer without the harsh alcohols, perfumes, and dyes of other products.
- At Germ Ready, we take pride in the fact that our gluten-free hand sanitizers are made in the United States using a cruelty-free production process.
- Our formula uses a moisturizer called Saccharide isomerate along with the BZK. The moisturizer helps your skin boost the production of hyaluronic acid, a known component in keeping hands hydrated. Not only does this component help keep your skin soft, but it also improves hydration and extends the germ-killing power of the sanitizer for up to six hours. When using hand sanitizer, you should reapply alcohol-based products as soon as you touch a door, shopping cart, or another surface.
- It even disinfects minor cuts while protecting you from germs, something that regular soap and water don’t do.
- Because it doesn't contain alcohol, it’s less flammable and safer to use in your home or on the go. While higher temperatures can render alcohol-based hand sanitizers less effective, that isn’t the case for Germ Ready.
- It contains nontoxic ingredients, whereas a product with at least 60% alcohol can be poisonous or even deadly to young children and pets if consumed. You can send Germ Ready to school with your children without worry.
- It doesn’t require water for washing or a cloth for hand drying. If you’re traveling or soap and water are not available, Germ Ready is still just as effective, which makes using hand sanitizer easier when you’re on the go.
Where Can I Learn More?
In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, using hand sanitizer to help kill germs and preserve good health is in the front of everyone’s mind. Many people think that skin health must take a backseat to washing with soap and water and using harsh chemicals to kill viruses. However, hand sanitizer use doesn’t have to mean living with dry, irritated skin caused by alcohol-based products. To learn more about using hand sanitizer and why it is the right choice for you, contact us. We’re happy to answer all your questions about the products, how to use hand sanitizer, the best way to wash your hands, or the wholesale opportunities with our company.
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