Why understanding the difference between cheap versus cost effective is crucial if you want to save money, protect you and your family’s hands from germs and viruses, and avoid dangerous ingredients.

The major brands of alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel cost between $3 and $6 for a 12-fluid ounce bottle. There are plenty of other brands that have flooded the market at varying price points, depending on the percentage and type of alcohol used in their formulas, and additions of other added ingredients, such as moisturizers and CBD.

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With an increase in demand for hand sanitizers in 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the news has been deluged with stories of alcohol and hand sanitizer shortages, lowered ingredient standards, price surges, and safety concerns as dangerous, highly flammable forms of alcohol have shown up in off brand hand sanitizers.

Fortunately, there is an alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers that is cost effective and use a safe ingredient, Benzalkonium Chloride, that has been proven to be as effective as alcohol-based hand sanitizers in killing germs and viruses. The active ingredient Benzalkonium Chloride, or BZK (also referred to as BKC), has been used as a disinfectant in such products as soaps and wipes by multiple industries, including hospitals, for over 70 years.  

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Germ Ready hand sanitizing foam contains the highest percentage of BZK in a hand sanitizer on the market. Germ Ready in third party lab testing using EPA guidelines was shown to kill 99.99% of germs and viruses.

What makes Germ Ready hand sanitizing foam more cost effective than alcohol-based hand sanitizers?

Let’s look at how it works. Germ Ready hand sanitizing foam’s formula creates a bond with your skin and continues antimicrobial activity, simply put killing germs and viruses, lasting for 6 hours. Alcohol works on contact and the moment you touch a new surface, you must reapply. Germ Ready is long lasting, allowing you to use less while being confident that your hands stay protected.

Our 150ml (5oz) bottle contains over 225 pumps and one pump equals one application. For a real-world look at how that makes Germ Ready alcohol-free foam hand sanitizer cost effective, we asked our Germ Ready team members to share how they and their families use it daily.

One of our team members works in a setting where he is required to wash his hands regularly. He was using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer several times an hour in between handwashing. His skin was dry and cracking, which made him nervous about possibly being exposed to germs through his skin. While he still washes his hands regularly, he is now using Germ Ready about 8 times while he works, for protection between each handwashing. When he is not at work, he applies Germ Ready about 2 times a day. The 150ml bottle lasts him over a month. And his hands are not cracking anymore.

Our team member’s family of four each apply Germ Ready about 4 times a day. The 2 children use half a pump of foam, and the 2 adults use full pumps of foam. All together they use 12 pumps a day. Their family uses not quite two 150ml bottles a month. They used to buy at least 6 bottles of $6 alcohol-based hand sanitizer a month, spending $36, not to mention all the hand moisturizer they were using on their dry skin. For $20 a month their entire family is protected from 99.99% of germs and viruses and their hands stay soft and moisturized.

Our team member with smaller size hands says she prefers to use half a pump. She applies Germ Ready about 4 times a day, using approximately 2 full pumps. With over 225 pumps in a 150ml bottle, one bottle will last her over 3 months. Germ Ready costs her less than $3.50 a month.

Saving money is important but ensuring that what you are purchasing is safe to use is even more important. Germ Ready’s active ingredient BZK ensure safety by its very nature. BZK is a compound that is synthesized from components that exist in nature. Much like bread is synthesized by combining natural ingredients. These naturally components do not have dangerous alternatives available like alcohol does. Germ Ready ensures the quality of the formula’s BZK compounds by only purchasing hospital grade BZK from certified labs.

BZK is safe, cost effective, and kills germs and viruses, all without irritating skin like alcohol. The recent research from Brigham Young University published in the Journal of Hospital Infection shows that the CDC and FDA need to acknowledge the effectiveness of BZK in the same manner they acknowledge alcohol. It is imperative for the health and safety of everyone during the pandemic.

 “The implications from the research are that we can source a wider supply chain for PPE less expensively than we’re doing now, and that we don’t need to be burning or irritating our hands with alcohol when more soothing solutions exist.“ Mark Wilson stated in a recent Fast Company article “There’s a better hand sanitizer for Covid-19. Why aren’t we using it?”

The great news is that this soothing solution exists in a premium product that you can purchase now. Germ Ready moisturizing hand sanitizing foam is the 21st century solution to save money, avoid dangerous ingredients, and protect your hands from 99.99% of germs and viruses.

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