Moto Products Australian Made Hand Sanitizer is an alcohol-free liquid hand sanitizer that dries without leaving your hands greasy.
Whilst strong enough to kill germs fast, Moto Products Hand Sanitizer contains moisturizers to help leave your hands soft, refreshed and hygienically clean and remains active for longer on skin than alcohol gels.
Directions for use:
Best when decanted from the 5L bulk pack into hand dispensers (reuse empty hand gel/detergent pump packs or sauce bottles eg tomato sauce squeeze bottle!)
Dispense a small amount onto hands. Rub thoroughly over all surfaces of both hands. Do not rinse. Rub hands together briskly until dry.
Key features and benefits:
Alcohol free ? Does not dry your hands and cause cracking and skin damage and low vapour kind to sensitive noses
Low pH ? matches the natural condition of your skin
Can be dispensed by spray or foaming pump pack
Enriched with glycerine ? replenishes the natural oils removed during sanitizing process
Non-Flammable ? Safe
Keeps Active Longer ? less application of product
Safe ? Both to end user and the environment.
We have had many questions about the efficacy of alcohol-free hand sanitisers.
We chose an alcohol-free formula not only due to the recent supply issue with it as the active ingredient in many sanitising products but based on our desire to provide a similarly effective product that was kinder to skin and noses.
The active ingredient we chose is Quaternary ammonium compound.
Quaternary ammonium compounds are cationic detergent, as well as disinfectants and are commonly used to emulsify and remove organic material.
They are also known to be effective against fungi, amoebas and enveloped viruses. Quaternary ammonium compounds are believed to act by disrupting the cell membrane or viral envelope and are lethal to a wide variety of organisms.
Excerpt from an article “How we know disinfectants should kill the COVID-19 coronavirus”, by Kerri Jansen March 13, 2020, in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN): “Alcohol-based products disintegrate the protective lipids. Quaternary ammonium disinfectants, commonly used in healthcare and food-service industries, attack protein and lipid structures, thwarting the pathogen’s typical mode of infection. The novel virus is one of the easiest virus types to deactivate, though SARS-CoV-2–specific data are lacking”.
In her article, Jansen further reports that “Enveloped viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, which rely on a protective lipid coating—are the easiest type to deactivate. In contrast with many gastrointestinal viruses like norovirus which have a tough protein shell called a capsid, viruses with this fatty wrapping are relatively vulnerable”.
Virologist Seema Lakdawala of the University of Pittsburgh describes it thus: “It’s much more sensitive. It’s sort of a wimpy protective shell”.
There are a few ways to burst this flimsy shell - and the bactericidal action of the quaternaries has been attributed to the inactivation of energy-producing enzymes, denaturation of essential cell proteins and disruption of the cell.
If you’d like to read more, here’s the link: https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/infectious-disease/How-we-know-disinfectants-should-killthe-COVID-19-coronavirus/98/web/2020/03