We know the importance of using the safest ingredients. Hands First uses the fast acting antibacterial agent Benzalkonium Chloride which has been used by the health and food industries to safely sanitise for over 50 years. It is an organic compound that has the greatest bactericidal activity. Hands First formulation contains natural ingredients like Grapefruit Seed Extract and Aloe-Vera. It is a safe and effective formulation that contains no artificial fragrances, dyes, toxic fillers or formaldehyde releasing ingredients.
Benzalkonium Chloride is a Quaternary Ammonium Compound, otherwise known as a Quat. It is one of the safest biocides known and has a long history of efficacious use. It has long been deemed safe for human use and is widely used in eyewashes, hand and face washes, mouthwashes, spermicidal creams and in various other cleaners, sanitisers and disinfectants. Benzalkonium Chloride has residual antibacterial qualities continuing to kill germs for a few hours after initial application. See the graph for a comparison on the residual effectiveness compared to alcohol.
Grapefruit Seed Extract Is a benign yet extremely potent and effective alternative to toxic and environmentally harmful chemicals. It is a natural antibacterial, anti-fungal, non-toxic, non-metallic, organic compound which is used as an effective preservative. A safe and non-toxic alternative that is often markedly more effective than typically used synthetic products.
Aloe-Vera The Aloe Vera plant has been known and used for centuries for its health, beauty, medicinal, and skin care properties. The properties of Aloe Vera gel applied externally or taken internally, have been described in numerous scientific journals and reveal that Aloe Vera contains more than 70 essential ingredients including most vitamins, minerals, enzymes, protein and amino acids. We use top quality Aloe Vera Inner Gel that is hand filleted and expressed.