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Hand Lotion FAQ

Q. What is a hand lotion with Antibacterial properties?

A. A hand lotion with antibacterial properties is a lotion that is used to moisturise the hands and help heal dry or chapped skin whilst disinfecting by quickly killing, neutralising, or inhibiting the growth of germs on the hands.

Q. How does a hand lotion contribute to the health of skin?

A. In day-to-day circumstances most people do not wash their hands frequently enough to prevent the spread of microorganisms. Using a hand lotion that has a disinfecting quality will decrease the spread of infections and keep the hands moist.

For healthcare workers and others in the food, military, or other industry that demands it, hand washing can be as frequent as 20 times per day. In this case, a hand lotion applied at regular intervals will help to maintain the smooth surface of the skin, and prevent cracks and chapping that can lead to areas that might harbour germs.

Q. Why is the EcoHydra Hand Lotion with Antibacterial so unique? 

A. EcoHydra’s Hand Lotion with Antibacterial destroys up to 99.999% of known microbes instantly, while protecting and softening the skin. It is formulated with the moisturising properties of Aloe Vera to add additional skin conditioning and healing.

Q. How does the EcoHydra® Hand Lotion with Antibacterial kill germs?

A. The EcoHydra® Hand Lotion with Antibacterial Properties contains the active ingredient Benzalkonium chloride (BAC).  This ingredient has inherent antimicrobial properties and has a well-established safety record – for example, it has been approved by the FDA for use as an active ingredient in the mouth.  The concentration of BAC in this product (0.065%) is very low, decreasing the possibility of skin irritation.  Surfactants are another important component in this hand lotion.  They complement the BAC by penetrating the skin to deliver the BAC to attack the germs.  Aloe Vera and emollients are key in conditioning, soothing, and moisturising the skin to maintain its integrity. 

Q. How effective is the EcoHydra® Hand Lotion with Antibacterial against harmful microorganisms?

A. The hand lotion is effective against a wide range of common bacteria and yeast, killing up to 99.999% of disease-causing germs in as little as 15-30 seconds.

Q. How long is the EcoHydra® Hand Lotion with antibacterial effective for?

A. The EcoHydra® Hand Lotion with Antibacterial properties has residual germ-killing properties that have been shown to remain active and effective against microorganisms long after application, ensuring excellent ongoing protection.  However, this residual activity is not permanent and regular re-application of this and/or other EcoHydra® hand hygiene products should be practised.

Q. How much of the EcoHydra® Hand Lotion with Antibacterial needs to be used?

A. Dispense a sufficient amount to ensure good coverage of the hands.

Q. What is the shelf life of the EcoHydra® Hand Lotion with Antibacterial?

A. The EcoHydra® Hand Lotion with Antibacterial has a shelf life of three years.  We have a symbol on our label which denotes “Use within 18 months of opening”.

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