Can A Hand Sanitizer Really Kill COVID-19?

As more Filipino consumers stock up on supplies to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the demand for hand sanitizer—one of the most essential items of all—has absolutely skyrocketed, resulting in price hikes and scarcity.

While health authorities maintain that hand-washing for at least 20 seconds is still the gold standard and the most effective way to combat the deadly disease, using hand sanitizer when there’s no soap and water available can also be an effective way to eliminate germs.

How important is sanitizer at this time?

Now, more than ever, is the best time make sensible precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As death toll rises in the country and more people are testing positive, it is important that you use this hygiene product regularly.

It is a well publicized fact that COVID-19 mainly spread when virus-laden droplets from a person’s mouth or nose are transferred to other people. However, a recent study has suggested that it can also spread by touching anything contaminated with the virus and then touching your face, in particular your mouth or nose.

This is why you need to keep in handy a sanitizer that can protect you against disease-causing microbes, especially in situations when you cannot wash your hands. Hand sanitizers kill germs by disrupting the membranes of various microorganisms and viruses like COVID-19.

What kind of sanitizer do I need?

There are two main types of hand sanitizers: alcohol-based and alcohol-free. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers usually contain the standard 60% alcohol content and are often isopropyl alcohol or ethanol (ethyl alcohol). Alcohol is known to be able to kill most germs. Meanwhile, alcohol-free hand sanitizers usually use quarternary ammonium compounds which are less effective than alcohol.

So, if you are keen on using one that is truly qualified to fight off COVID-19, look for an alcohol-based one like The Skin Bureau’s Hand Sanitizer—formulated with 70% Ethyl Alcohol and Vitamin E, which both work efficiently in disinfecting and nourishing the skin at the same time. With its safe and potent ingredients, it is proven to kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria without drying the skin. It is also recommended for kids and adults with sensitive skin.

How to use this sanitizer?

Simply pour a generous handful. Just like when washing with soap and water, you need to make sure you cover your hands (including between your knuckles, wrists, palms, back of your hand and your fingernails) fully, rubbing it in for at least 20 seconds to allow its antibacterial power to sweep off disease-causing microbes. Reapply as needed.

Stock up on The Skin Bureau’s Hand Sanitizer now and protect your family against COVID-19! Order yours now for as low as Php60 each!