VelvaSan is a unique, skin-conditioning, non-alcohol hand sanitizer based on the active ingredient Benzalkonium Chloride. The efficacy of VelvaSan has been confirmed to reduce S. aureus- MRSA 99.9% in as little as 15 seconds.
VelvaSan has distinct advantages over gelled alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Unlike the alcohol hand sanitizers, VelvaSan is not flammable, will not stain clothing and is less drying to the skin.
Published studies report that gelled, alcohol-based hand sanitizers actually make the skin dirtier, not cleaner, due to the removal of the protective layer of natural skin oils and the subsequent entrapment of dead skin cells by the thickeners used in alcohol-based sanitizers.
VelvaSan has exceptional skin feel, moisturizing, and conditioning properties and does not leave the hands feeling sticky, nor does it contain polymer thickeners or silicones to alter the feel. Hand sanitizers should never be used as a substitute for proper handwashing and hygiene practices.