DEFEND Foaming Hand Sanitizer
Vendor: Warsaw Chemical
DEFEND Instant Foaming Hand Sanitizer produces a fast drying, non-sticky foam that contains unique non-drying, conditioning and moisturizing ingredients, leaves the skin with a soft, refreshing and silky after feel, and does not contain polymer thickeners or silicones. For use in a foaming dispenser (sold separately)
Quaternary hand sanitizer formulas have distinct advantages over gelled alcohol hand sanitizers. Published studies report that quaternary based hand sanitizers demonstrated greater and sustained decontamination activity than gelled alcohol hand sanitizers that actually became less effective with repeated use and made the skin dirtier, not cleaner due to removal of protective natural skin oils and entrapment of dead skin cells by the polymer thickeners used in the gelled alcohol products (AORN Journal, (68 August 1998), p. 239-251). While both product forms are FDA Monograph compliant for leave on products, fast acting and allow for use without water or towels, quaternary based products are non-flammable, less drying to skin, and will not stain clothing. Benzalkonium chloride, unlike benzethonium chloride, is the only quaternary ingredient with a history of use in leave-on, FDA Monograph anti-bacterial skin treatment products. Leave-on Hand Sanitizers should not be used as a substitute for proper hand washing and hygiene practices.