In April of 2019, the FDA banned 28 chemicals from being used in hand sanitisers due to safety concerns.
A decision that leaves manufacturers with only three approved active ingredient options:
• Isopropyl Alcohol
• Ethyl Alcohol
• Benzalkonium Chloride
Benefits of Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC) as the active ingredient include:
• Less Toxic
• Non Flammable
• Does not damage the skin
• More effective with repeated use
• Suitable for those with alcohol related skin intolerance
Ulta-derm Instant Hand Sanitiser contains the active ingredient Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC). This ingredient on its own has been used for over 60 years in medical sanitation, and is approved for safety and effectiveness in antiseptic applications ranging from skin treatments for minor irritations (e.g. Bactine®) to surface sanitisers (e.g. Lysol®).
It has been approved by the FDA, in terms of safety, for use as an active ingredient in the oral cavity.
By itself, however, BAC is deactivated by certain organic materials (e.g. protein, dirt) and by hard water. Ulta-Derm is formulated with a unique BASE Technology™ (BASE = Benzalkonium Chloride + Aloe Vera + Surfactants + Emollients) so that the germ-killing activity of BAC is enhanced and effective in killing both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, as well as fungi, yeast, moulds and certain viruses.
No other hand sanitiser contains this BASE Technology.