Copper has been the symbol of health for millennia. Ancient civilizations exploited the antimicrobial properties of copper long before the concept of microbes became understood in the nineteenth century. Nanotechnology has enabled the use of copper as ionized nanoparticles that are dispersed in a liquid medium containing the various ingredients of our sanitizer formulation. The copper nanoparticles provide increased surface area allowing trace amounts, on the order of a few parts per million (ppm) to be effectively utilized as a "contact killer for germs" due to its intrinsic properties to destroy a wide range of microorganisms. An abundance of peer-reviewed antimicrobial efficacy studies have been conducted in the past decade on this metal.
The capacity of nanosilver to destroy infectious micro-organisms makes it one of the most powerful antimicrobial agents. The use of silver in medicine dates back thousands of years. Nanoscale materials have emerged as novel antiviral and anti-bacterial agents for the possibilities offered by their unique chemical and physical properties. Pure nanosilver can be safely used in a spectrum of applications with minimal impact to environment and human health. The very large surface area presented by ionized silver nanoparticles allow the use of very trace amounts, less than a ppm to provide effective antimicrobial action when dispersed in a liquid medium containing the various ingredients of our sanitizer formulation.
Zinc Pyrithione (ZPT) has antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. ZPT has a long history of medical, scientific and industrial applications. ZPT has proven to be effective even at low concentrations against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungi. The safety and toxicity of ZPT has been formally evaluated by in vitro and human in vivo studies. ZPT displays several modes of antimicrobial action. Micron-sized ZPT incorporated into alcohol based formulations have been shown to exhibit enhanced antimicrobial properties that persist with time. ZPT is thus known to contribute positively to the overall antimicrobial efficacy when used in topical antiseptic products. While alcohol alone, provides fast acting, broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, the requirement for persistence in topical antiseptics can only be achieved with antimicrobial agents such as ZPT.
Organic Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a popular medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years. Aloe Vera contains various powerful antioxidant compounds some of which help inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. The gel of Aloe Vera provides moisturizing, healing, skin soothing, and rejuvenating properties to our hand sanitizer products.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. Because of its ability to draw and hold water it is a powerful humectant for use in skin care. The correct choice of molecular weight of HA incorporated in just the right proportion provides the required moisturizing action to our hand sanitizer products allowing use all day and every day without the irritation and drying action of common alcohol based hand sanitizers.
Touch of Tradition
White Camphor oil
The fragrant camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora) and its products such as the White Camphor oil have been coveted since ancient times. Camphor has a rich history of traditional use as an antimicrobial. A touch of White Camphor oil in our hand sanitizer formulation provides a natural fragrance, a cool sensation and skin healing properties while also contributing to the overall antimicrobial action of our hand sanitizer.
Alum is a general name for a class of double sulphates containing aluminum and such metals as potassium, ammonium, iron etc. The use of Alum dates back to ancient civilizations. Its use in medicine has been described as far back as 70 AD in "De Materia Medica" in ancient Rome. Natural white Alum known as Potassium Alum (PA) is notable for use as an antimicrobial agent .