Helping Hands: A Fresh Look at Liquid Hand Soaps & Sanitizers
From a very young age you learn about the importance of hands. You should: hold hands, lend a hand, work hand in hand. You should not: bite the hand that feeds you, force someone’s hand, act with a heavy hand. Now, with the continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, another very important lesson comes to mind: wash your hands!
According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), the importance of simple hand hygiene on public health cannot be underestimated as people go back to work, back to school, and live through what is the new normal…the now normal. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and running water, the simple practice found most effective at removing certain kinds of germs, like Cryptosporidium, norovirus, and Clostridium difficile.
Unfortunately sometimes, liquid hand soap and running water is unavailable, especially in industrial and institutional settings, offices, schools and hallways, public buildings, and the like. Here, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can help quickly reduce, and inactivate, the number and types of microbes on hands when used correctly. Everyone should make sure to always “use a large enough volume of the sanitizer, not wipe it off before it has dried, and use a base with at least 60% alcohol.”
Disinfectants, liquid hand soaps, antibacterial sprays, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizers, household cleaning, air care, personal care products…the list goes on and on as everyone searches for the next best product to help ensure the health and safety of friends, family, and colleagues. Sorting through the myriad of finished products that can be both effective against the coronavirus on hard, nonporous surfaces, and that are EPA-registered products, may seem be complex, but the Environmental Protection Agency recently launched an easy-to-use app that does just that. The tricky part is how do we create new products with strong, antibacterial properties that smell great?
Innovation, technology, and expertise allow us to do just that. It is important to start with the end in mind. First, knowing the range of products that you want to develop upfront is helpful so that our team of experts – creative and technical perfumers, scientists and chemists – can select raw materials that will be stable in your surfactant and antibacterial solutions. Chemistry at its best. Then the team works hand-in-hand to develop formulations that meet your customer end-benefits, as well as current IFRA 49 standards or EPA-registered wishes. Whether selecting great-smelling specialty compounds, naturals, nature-identical, clean collections, and other ingredients, there’s nothing like a beautifully constructed fragrance to deliver added value in your products.
We design with passion and inspiration to create visionary marketing concepts and innovative technologies that differentiate all your products. With the personalized approach of a smaller company and the resources of a larger organization, we deliver the highest quality fragrances, comprehensive regulatory support, and best-in-class manufacturing.
With Agilex, you’re in good hands and we are always here to help.