Where to Buy Hand Sanitizer in Singapore
Are you looking for hand sanitiser in Singapore that are still in stock? Singapore Soap is a manufacturer and supplier of alcohol based hand sanitizers (ethyl alcohol based hand sanitizer and isopropyl alcohol based hand sanitizer) in Singapore.
Our Magic Baby Hand Sanitizers are made with germs and bacterial killing ethyl alcohol 75% (aka Ethanol), witch hazel and natural essential oil. The hand sanitizer also keeps your hands soft with moisturiser and vitamin E.
At Singapore Soap, we are also a manufacturer of BactiQ Hand Sanitizers which is made with 75% isopropyl alcohol (IPA). Just like our magic baby hand sanitizers, BactiQ hand sanitizer are also made with moisturizers to keep your hands soft.
You can purchase all our antiseptic disinfectant at Singapore Soap’s online shop. Singapore Soap’s Magic Baby hand sanitizers and Bactiq hand sanitizers are FREE from triclosan, dye and artificial fragrance.
What is in a Hand Sanitiser?
Hand sanitizer, normally in a liquid or gel form, are used to decrease infectious agents on the hands. Alcohol-based versions typically contain some combination of isopropyl alcohol, ethanol (ethyl alcohol), or n-propanol. Versions that contain 60 to 95% alcohol are most effective.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer works against a variety of microorganisms but not spores. Some versions contain compounds such as glycerol to prevent drying of the skin while non-alcohol based versions may contain chemicals like quaternary ammonium cation, benzalkonium chloride or triclosan which could have ill health effects.
Hidden Dangers of Commercial Hand Sanitisers
Millions of consumers rely on hand sanitizers to reduce bacteria on their hands when soap and water are not available. Unknown to most, there are ill health concerns pertaining to the use of non-alcohol based hand sanitizers sold commercially in the market. Most non-alcohol hand sanitizers found in the market contains quaternary ammonium cation and / or triclosan.
In the US, manufacturers can no longer use 28 active ingredients, including triclosan and benzethonium chloride (QAC), in over-the-counter hand sanitizers sold in the US, under a rule finalized by the US Food and Drug Administration on April 11 2020.
Quaternary Ammonium Cation (QAC, Quats)
Quaternary ammonium cation (also known as QAC or quats) are cationic surfactants (positively charged surface-active agents) that impact cell walls and membranes after relatively long contact times. Their permanent positive charge makes them bind readily to the negatively charged surface of most microbes.
Benzalkonium chloride, also known as alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride (ADBAC) and didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) are compounds within the family of molecules called quaternary ammoniums, QAC or quats.
They are potent disinfectant chemicals commonly found in disinfectant wipes, sprays and other household cleaners that are designed to kill germs. It is often the stuff that allows a product to claim to be antibacterial, as they are certified by the EPA as pesticides.
Problem with using QAC: Quaternary ammonium compounds can display a range of health effects, amongst which are mild skin and respiratory irritation, up to severe caustic burns on skin and the gastrointestinal wall (depending on concentration), gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., nausea and vomiting), coma, convulsions, hypotension and death.
They are thought to be the chemical group responsible for anaphylactic reactions that occur with use of neuromuscular blocking drugs during general anaesthesia in surgery. Quaternium-15 is the single most often found cause of allergic contact dermatitis of the hands (16.5% in 959 cases).
Quaternary ammonium-based disinfectants were tentatively identified as the most probable cause of jumps in birth defects and fertility problems in caged lab mice. The quat ingredients in the disinfectants include alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC) and didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC).
Triclosan (sometimes abbreviated as TCS) is an antibacterial and antifungal agent present in some consumer products, including toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, and surgical cleaning treatments. Triclosan is banned by the FDA. Furthermore, Triclosan is only effective against bacteria and not viruses.
It is an ingredient added to many consumer products intended to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. It is added to some antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpastes, some cosmetics, clothing, kitchenware, furniture, and toys.
Problem with using Triclosan: Triclosan has been linked to numerous potential human health problems from making bacteria resistant to antibiotics, decrease in the levels of some thyroid hormones to Exposures come mainly by absorption through the skin or through the lining of the mouth. These exposures have resulted in contact dermatitis, or skin irritation, and an increase in allergic reactions, especially in children.
Aside from promoting “superbugs”, Triclosan also disrupts the immune system function by interfering with our hormones. When this happens, we can expect a “host of issues, including early puberty, poor sperm quality, infertility, obesity, and cancer”.
How does an Alcohol Based Hand Sanitiser work?
Washing hands with soap and water whenever possible is recommended as handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on your hands.
But if soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
An alcohol based hand sanitisers (commonly made from ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol) with concentration of 70% to 75% works by killing microbial cells on the surface of your skin.
For an alcohol based sanitiser to work, it needs to contain at least 60% to 70% concentration of alcohol since the alcohol is the main active agent that kills most bacteria and some viruses.
For a virus, sanitizers work by disrupting the virus’s outer coat. For a bacterium, they work by disrupting its cell membrane.
Many studies have found that sanitizers with an alcohol concentration between 60–95% are more effective at killing germs than those with a lower alcohol concentration or non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Hand sanitizers without 60-95% alcohol 1) may not work equally well for many types of germs; and 2) merely reduce the growth of germs rather than kill them outright.
Where to Buy Hand Sanitiser in Singapore
Singapore Soap is a manufacturer and supplier of hand sanitisers (alcohol based) in Singapore. We have two type of alcohol based hand sanitizers. Our Magic Baby hand sanitizers are made with germs and bacterial killing ethyl alcohol 75% (aka Ethanol), witch hazel and natural essential oil and BactiQ hand sanitizer which are made with 75% isopropyl alcohol. Both our hand sanitisers will keeps your hands soft with moisturizers. You can purchase our antiseptic disinfectants at Singapore Soap online shop. Our BactiQ hand sanitizer is also available in 5 litre bulk refill option.