safeHands® Coronavirus Notice

Can alcohol-free sanitizer kill COVID-19?

Research into the origins and behavior of COVID-19, also called the coronavirus, is underway. Because there’s still much to be learned about the virus, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has prohibited hand sanitizer manufacturers from making any claims about their products in relation to their effectiveness against COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend washing hands with soap and water as a first line of defense against the spread of disease. When soap and water aren’t available, they suggest using hand sanitizer often throughout the day.

Because of its gentle but effective formula, safeHands® alcohol-free hand sanitizer kills 99.99% of common germs* in laboratory bench testing while also moisturizing the skin, unlike alcohol, which can dry out the skin. This allows for multiple uses throughout the day, and safeHands is shown to be even more effective the more often it’s used. 

What are the ingredients in safeHands?

The active ingredient in safeHands is benzalkonium chloride, which has been used in countless applications for decades, including in Bactine® to treat skin irritations and in Lysol® as a surface disinfectant. It has also been used as a germ-killing ingredient in mouthwash. safeHands offers non-irritant, nonflammable germ protection and, unlike alcohol, won’t dry out your skin.

But it’s the combined action of all components and concentrations in safeHands that delivers the full protective barrier for the skin. safeHands also contains triethylene glycol (TEG), which is used by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to disinfect aircraft returning from areas of the world experiencing pandemic or endemic diseases.

*safeHands killed 99.99% of (list germs test) in laboratory bench testing