Long term, frequent use of alcohol based hand sanitizers can cause skin irritation. Alcohol solubilizes (dissolves) and strips away sebum and lipids that guard against bacterial infections of the skin. Extensive use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers actually increases the skin’s susceptibility to infection by transient disease-causing bacteria. This situation can increase the chances of spreading disease-causing microorganisms.
There is no alcohol in Kleenhanz®. Instead, the two primary ingredients are quaternary compounds, Benzalkonium Chloride and Benzethonium Chloride which have been used safely as antimicrobial agents on the most sensitive areas of the body since the early 1900s. Kleenhanz® kills 99.99% of germs on contact and provides persistent germ killing protection while leaving your hands feeling soft and fresh, unlike alcohol which has no persistent effect and leaves your hands feeling dry and itchy.
Kleenhanz® does not dry out your hands, does not sting on open wounds and does not smell bad. Kleenhanz® is 99.99% effective without all of the harsh side effects of alcohol. Try it once and you will never go back to liquid hand sanitizer! Read More
"Kleenhanz is so much more than a hand sanitizer! Because it is alcohol free and effective on many forms of bacteria, including staph, we have seen amazing results using the towelette on faces to treat acne. Anyone who has suffered through the stinging, smelly and drying effects of alcohol will love how Kleenhanz makes you feel. We also wipe down all of our patient rooms and equipment, so it is handy as a surface wipe as well."Lori Suggs, Owner, Cosmetic Laser Center, Wichita Falls, TX
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Alcohol-based hand sanitizers have the following disadvantages: