Kleenhanz® is an alcohol-free hand cleaning and sanitizing wipe that kills 99.99% of germs and bacteria on contact through the use of antimicrobial and hypoallergenic agents Benzethonium Chloride (0.25%) and Benzalkonium Chloride (0.125%) with a touch of lanolin and aloe to moisturize your skin. This newer science utilizes dual quaternary compounds (detergents) rather than the older methods of ethyl alcohol to kill germs and bacteria, eliminating the harsh side effects of alcohol-based hand sanitizers and enjoying an environmentally friendly formula. When you wipe your hands with a Kleenhanz® towelette you are cleaning, disinfecting and moisturizing while also providing germ killing protection for over two hours and removing the dirt and germs.
Yes! Not only is Kleenhanz® effective in killing germs, bacteria and virus on contact, it leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh. Here are actual quotes from Kleenhanz® users:
“I founded Oklahoma Sports Sciences and Orthopedics in 1995. The Kleenhanz® products have been very helpful in treating athletes and patients with knee and shoulder injuries! It is safe and very effective! It also promotes awareness to me and my staff of the importance of cleansing hands between patients! I highly recommend this product!”
Dr. Calvin Johnson, M.D., Oklahoma City, OK
“Over the past several years the incidence of severe bacterial infections has become prevalent in the athletic arena. The strength and conditioning environment is one where this problem can become epidemic. Kleenhanz® offers my staff and players an easy and efficient way to combat this problem and Kleenhanz® has become part of our daily routine.”
Lori Suggs, Owner, Cosmetic Laser Center, Wichita Falls, TX
“I have used Kleenhanz® in my office for over 18 months now where my nurse and I use it all the time. We love the fact that Kleenhanz® works so well without drying out our hands, especially in the winter months. I have also recommended Kleenhanz® to patients with Eczema and suggested that instead of scratching, they rub it on itchy skin areas. Kleenhanz® does not burn or sting and the mild detergents can be effective on the skin irritation. A father of one of my patients suggested this after seeing it work on his son.”
Dr. Victor Estrada, M.D., San Antonio, TX
- Kleenhanz® is an alcohol-free hand cleaning AND sanitizing wipe that kills 99.99% of germs and bacteria on contact
- Kleenhanz® removes dirt and germs
- Kleenhanz® is antimicrobial and hypoallergenic
- Kleenhanz® formula is over 99% water based
- Kleenhanz® utilizes dual quaternary compounds for increased effectiveness
- Kleenhanz® leaves hands feeling soft and smooth
- Kleenhanz® towelettes are freshly scented and lightly moistened
- Kleenhanz® provides long lasting germ protection
- Kleenhanz® can be very effective as a germ, bacteria and virus killing surface wipe
- Kleenhanz® is Handwashing On-the-Go®
Alcohol based hand sanitizers have the following disadvantages:
- Alcohol is a drying agent, excessive use is bad for your hands
- Dry, cracked skin is susceptible to serious staph infection
- Alcohol is highly flammable
- Alcohol smells bad
- Alcohol stings on an open wound
- Alcohol does not clean hands, it only moves the dirt and grime around
- When alcohol dries (in seconds), it’s germ killing agents are finished working
- Alcohol is toxic and can be abused by kids
- Alcohol based hand sanitizers are being banned by more and more public school systems
- Alcohol based hand sanitizers are meant to be used on hands that have already been properly washed and dried
Alcohol based liquid hand sanitizers do not clean hands. The original liquid hand sanitizers were developed for healthcare where doctors and nurses washed and scrubbed their hands until they were clean and dry, and then they used a liquid hand sanitizer to kill any remaining germs. Today, people have the misconception that using a liquid hand sanitizer on dirty hands will somehow clean their hands or remove dirt and germs. Using a liquid hand sanitizer on dirty hands does not clean your hands, but only moves the dirt and grime around and reduces the effectiveness of the alcohol. The second the alcohol dries, its germ killing work is done and your hands are still dirty. Additionally, the drying caused by the alcohol can often "crack" the skin making you more susceptible to infections. When you wipe your hands with a Kleenhanz®® towelette, the friction is cleaning your hands while the germ and bacteria killing compounds are working, and the dirt and germs are removed. Your hands will feel moisturized and will have continued germ killing protection after each use. Kleenhanz® can also be very effective on hand mediated functions like door handles, shopping carts, steering wheels, keyboards, restaurant menus and lots more.
The whole point of good hand hygiene is to make repeated efforts to clean your hands throughout the day, but repeated use of an alcohol based hand sanitizer is so harsh on hands that it discourages most people from frequent use. Kleenhanz® will clean and sanitize your hands, protect them for over two hours and leave them feeling soft and fresh. Use Kleenhanz® anywhere, anytime, all the time!
Yes! Kleenhanz® is a water-based solution (over 99% water) that contains compounds commonly used in healthcare settings. Kleenhanz® does not contain alcohol so there are no increased flammability or toxicity concerns and there is no irritation to open cuts or wounds. Kleenhanz® is safe to use on children too!
No! There is absolutely no alcohol in Kleenhanz®. Alcohol is a drying agent. Instead, Kleenhanz® uses antimicrobial and hypoallergenic agents Benzethonium Chloride and Benzalkonium Chloride with a touch of lanolin and aloe to moisturize your skin. This newer science utilizes quaternary compounds (detergents) rather than the older methods of ethyl alcohol to kill germs and bacteria, eliminating the harsh side effects of alcohol based hand sanitizers. When you wipe your hands with a Kleenhanz® towelette you are cleaning, disinfecting and moisturizing while providing germ killing protection for over two hours. Many alcohol based products claim to include moisturizers as well, but the overwhelming drying aspects of alcohol tend to cause continued irritation. In addition, products often claim to be alcohol free, but they may still have alcohol in their inactive ingredients...so be sure to check!
No! Depending on the dispenser you choose, single Kleenhanz® towelettes are just pennies each. Compared to liquid hand sanitizers, we believe Kleenhanz® towelettes are more cost efficient than squirts from a liquid, gel or foam bottle. Additionally, it is often difficult to quantify the use of liquid products, especially when you are directed to use a "dime size" amount and much more is actually used to cover the hands. Many people believe "more is better" when using liquid based products. When using Kleenhanz®, you know exactly what the cost is each time you use a towelette.
Kleenhanz® is now available in Texas Grocery stores like H.E.B. along with Valero Corner Stores® in Texas. We are expanding quickly and will update the website as more retail outlets are added. Kleenhanz® is also in the process of expanding distribution across the country so be sure to ask your local grocery store for Kleenhanz®!
Yes! The Cowboys liked Kleenhanz® so much that they made Kleenhanz® the official hand cleaning and sanitizing wipe of the Dallas Cowboys® a few years ago. The Cowboys placed Kleenhanz® in every player locker, in their weight and training rooms in Valley Ranch and at their new stadium. Cowboy players are determined to stay healthy and they know the importance of keeping their hands germ-free, and keeping themselves on the field!
Yes. After an almost 2 year trial of using the Kleenhanz® towelettes by both the Men's and Women's basketball teams around the globe under the direction of the former Director of Medicine for the International Olympic Committee, Kleenhanz® was chosen as the hand cleansing and sanitizing product for the basketball teams at the 2012 Olympic games in London.