Common plant-based hand sanitizers contain aloe extract, citrus extract, calendula extract, etc. Although it feels more natural and healthy, the effect of disinfection and sterilization is actually limited, and it is even more ineffective against the COVID-19.
Plant-based hand washing products mainly use plant cleaning ingredients to clean hand germs, and then use surfactants to volatilize to take away dirt and achieve a cleaning effect.
Alcohol free antibacterial hand gel is very common in the market. Its main ingredients are benzalkonium chloride, chlorxylenol, chlorhexidine, etc., which can kill bacteria, some viruses and fungi, but its disinfectant effect is limited when it is used to disinfect and sterilize more tenacious bacteria.
Especially for chlorhexidine, most of the disinfectants and detergents currently on the market use this ingredient, but it should be noted that chlorhexidine cannot effectively inactivate the virus.
Alcohol free antibacterial hand gel mainly eliminates germs on hand by adding antibacterial substances, and then volatilizes surfactants to take away dirt and achieve the effect of no-washing and quick-drying.
According to the hospital disinfection technical specifications, the hypochlorous acid is a disinfecting ingredient with strong killing power, high safety, and good environmental protection. Its optimal disinfection concentration is 50mg/L to 200mg/L, and the pH is between 4.0 and 6.5.
It is also mentioned in the official guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 that chlorine-containing disinfectants are effective in killing the new coronavirus, but it does not clearly indicate the specific concentration of it to inactivate virus.
However, it can be concluded that regular and effective hypochlorous acid hand washing products can be used and can effectively kill germs.
Hypochlorous acid hand washing products mainly clean germs on hand by adding hypochlorous acid, and then remove dirt through the volatilization of surfactants to achieve a sterilization effect.
In general, the basic principle of hand washing products is to kill germs by adding cleaning ingredients, and then adding volatile solvents to avoid washing and drying, and take away the dirt. The cleaning ingredients mainly include alcohol, plant ingredients, antibacterial ingredients, and hypochlorous acid ingredients. And the volatile solvent is usually a surfactant.
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