Hand Sanitiser: What you need to know about alcohol and non alcohol based formulas
There is no denying that sanitiser and disinfectant are the biggest commodities for all Australians right now. We’re all looking for ways to protect ourselves from the COVID-19 virus, and make sure we are not engaging in contact based contamination. There are a number of products readily available on our shelves and online that are all claiming to be sanitisers but what does this actually mean? Not all non alcohol based sanitisers offer the same protection so it’s important to do your research and understand what they are made of and why they will be effective against microbes. What’s the difference between alcohol and non alcohol based sanitisers? Let’s explore some examples.
Alcohol based Sanitisers:
Alcohol based sanitisers still remain the cheapest, most prominent form of protection against bacterial microbes, which are commonly made up for anywhere between 60 - 100% alcohol. Alcohol sanitisers are effective in killing all contact based bacteria, however they don’t offer continued protection. As soon as you touch another surface your hands are deemed contaminated again. Alcohol does break the protein of the bacterial and will offer protection for a short amount of time.
Non Alcohol Formulas:
One product in which we believe in is SIQURA™. It has a unique formula to kill microbes, eliminating the need for alcohol and harsh chemicals, protecting the skin of users. It has a unique formula that was developed through a bio mechanical process, the electrostatic charge interacts with the bacteria lipid cell layer, resulting in permanent destruction of bacterial cells. This effectively kills the bacteria and destroys the cell resulting in an inability of the cell to mutate, providing protection against commonly called ‘superbugs’.
SIQURA™ destroys up to 99.99% of pathogens on application, unlike traditional alcohol based sanitisers which offer short protection, SIQURA™ offers an invisible microscopic layer of protection which continues to destroy bacteria for up to 24hrs*