How effective is Sterillium hand sanitizer alcohol content?

How effective is Sterillium hand sanitizer alcohol content
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Disinfectants are chemical agents with immediate and sustained activity which destroys microorganisms to such a level mandated for hygienic and surgical indications. Sanitizers on the other hand, are agents with immediate activity that reduce the number of microorganisms to a safe level to meet consumer market needs and public health requirements. How effective is Sterillium hand sanitizer alcohol content? What is the Sterillium Hand Sanitizer composition? Sterillium hand sanitizer – 100ml or 500ml (blue) is the classic among the alcohol-based disinfectants for hygienic and surgical hand disinfection.

What is the main difference between disinfectants and sanitizer?

Both are alcohol based products for handrub application. Hand Disinfectant like STERILLIUM® is made of a liquid mixture of 1- Propanol and 2- Propanol with total alcohol concentration of 75%, Mecetronium Ethyl Sulfate .2% and Skin Conditioners. Sanitizers on the other hand is a gel containing approximately 60% of Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) and skin conditioners. Alcohols has increasing effectiveness from 60% to 90% with 1-Propanol being most effective followed by 2-Propanol and lastly by Ethanol.

What are Sterillium Hand Sanitizer 100ml benefits?

  • Medline Sterillium Comfort Gel Hand Sanitizers are latex free 
  • Only two weeks of product use, this gel sanitizer increases skin hydration by 14 percent
  • Effective against a broad range of pathogens within 15 seconds
  • Contains 85 percent ethyl alcohol

What is the Sterillium Hand Sanitizer 100ml composition?

ParticularsProperties
Physical StateLiquid
ColorViscous, Colorless
OdorAlcoholic
SolubilityInsoluble
Viscosity4 Pa.s (20° C/68° F)
Specific Gravity1
Flash Point17.1° C /62.8° F)
FP MethodASTM D 3278
LEL78
Active Ingredient85% Ethyl Alcohol (W/W)
OTC TypeOTC Drug

How to Apply Sterillium Comfort Gel Hand Sanitizers?

  1. The Recommended Amount is One Pump per Hand
  2. Apply Sterillium Comfort Gel to hands
  3. Thoroughly cover entire surface, including fingertips and nails.
  4. Rub hands until dry.

How effective is Sterillium hand sanitizer alcohol content?

Disinfectant makes use of the better alcohol (Propanol) achieving bacterial reduction as high as 99.99% as compared to sanitizers (Ethanol). Both can achieve bacterial reduction upon contact (in 15 to 30 seconds) but sanitizers lack the sustained effect of disinfectants which can last as long as 3 to 5 hours. Sanitizers do not contain agent for sustained effect thus there is an immediate regrowth of bacteria after the initial contact reduction.

Disinfectants on the other hand contain an agent like Mecetronium Ethyl Sulphate as in Sterillium which locks on the outermost layer of the skin (stratum corneum) for sustained bacterial reduction as long as 3 to 5 hours. The “gel form” is possible only with Ethanol (least effective alcohol) only at around 60% concentration (least effective concentration). Sterillium contains the better form of alcohol (Propanol) at a very effective concentration (75%) in liquid form that soak and penetrate the skin creases and nail folds unlike the “gel form” that glides over and coats the skin.

Which one is better – alcohol based handrubs (Sterillium) or Povidone-Iodine based Surgical Hand Disinfection?

Yes. Alcohol based handrubs are proven to be more effective because of its broad spectrum of activities, persistent and residual effect, dermatological effect and convenience of use. The process of scrubbing has not been proven to be more effective in terms of killing microorganisms in the hands. In fact, this mechanical method causes micro lesions which then leads to more growth of bacteria in the hands. Povidone-Iodine also does not contain any component that provides “residual effect” for hand disinfection.

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What are the types of Sterillium hand sanitizer alcohol content?

1. Best for bacteria – Sterillium® classic pure

The colourant- and fragrance-free variant of the classic Sterillium®. Particularly suitable for sensitive skin.

  • Bactericidal, mycobactericidal, yeasticidal and virucidal against enveloped viruses
  • Very good skin tolerability and replenishing
  • Increase the skin’s moisture levels with regular use
Sterillium hand sanitizer alcohol content

Areas of application:

For hygienic and surgical hand disinfection

This Sterillium Hand Sanitizer composition (in 100 g):

  • Propan-2-ol 45.0 g
  • Propan-1-ol 30.0 g
  • Mecetronium ethyl sulphate 0.2 g

2. Good for skin – Sterillium® Gel pure

The colourant- and fragrance-free variant of Sterillium® Gel for particularly sensitive skin.

  • Bactericidal, mycobactericidal, yeasticidal and virucidal efficacy
  • Increases skin hydration
  • Very good skin tolerability even with long-term use
Sterillium hand sanitizer alcohol content

Areas of application:

For hygienic and surgical hand disinfection

Active ingredients (in 100 g):

  • Ethanol 85.0 g

3. Sterillium® med

The hand disinfectant with virucidal efficacy for hygienic hand disinfection. Featuring the proven Sterillium® skincare complex. Colourant- and fragrance-free.

  • broad spectrum of activity including virucidal efficacy in accordance with EN 14476 within the scope of hygienic hand disinfection
  • very good skin tolerability
  • colourant- and fragrance-free
Sterillium hand sanitizer alcohol content

Areas of application:

For hygienic and surgical hand disinfection

Active ingredients (in 100 g):

  • Ethanol 85.0 g

4. Best for long term use – Sterillium® Gel

The highly effective hand disinfection gel with a broad spectrum of activity and a tried-and-tested moisturising complex.

  • Bactericidal, mycobactericidal, yeasticidal and virucidal efficacy
  • Increases skin hydration
  • Very good skin tolerability even with long-term use

Areas of application:

For hygienic and surgical hand disinfection

Active ingredients (in 100 g):

  • Ethanol 85.0 g

5. Best overall : Sterillium hand sanitizer – 500ml (blue)

  • MADE IN GERMANY
  • 3×500 ml + dosing pump
  • Increases skin moisture with regular use
  • Excellent compatibility even with long-term use excellent immediate effect
  • Comprehensively effective against bacteria, yeasts and enveloped viruses
  • particularly skin-friendly and moisturizing – with bactericidal, fungicidal + tuberculocidal activity

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