The importance of handcare
Our experience with COVID has also highlighted the importance of adequate hand hygiene in order to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. In this case you need look no further than Biological Preparations' handcare range.
For normal hand cleansing we offer a range of standard, foam and luxury antibacterial hand soaps.
These blends of mild cleaning agents form a rich and creamy lather that gently cleanses the hands and removes bacteria, while soothing emollients protect the skin from drying.
Made with naturally-derived ingredients including glycerol for extra mildness and a pleasant fragrance, they leave hands feeling healthy, supple and soft.
Our fragrance free formulations are suitable for kitchens and food areas.
Where killing bacteria and viruses on the hands is the primary goal, our foam hand sanitiser should be used.
This product has been formulated using naturally-derived ingredients such as lactic acid, cleansing agents, glycerine and aloe vera. It is approved to EN1276 and EN14476, killing bacteria in 30 seconds, in addition to enveloped viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.
Unlike alcohol-based santisers the foam clings well to the hands and will not dry the skin. The soothing emollients leave the hands feeling soft and supple.
Our fragrance free formulation makes it suitable for use in kitchens and food areas
Making Responsible Choices
Not all biocides are created equal in terms of environmental impact. Lactic acid is a highly effective biocide, and when produced by fermentation is completely natural, sustainable and eco-benign. The combination of biocidal actives, mild plant-derived surfactants and plant-based emollients provides equivalent or better efficacy than existing biocidal technologies, with a significantly reduced carbon footprint. Lactic acid has four broad-acting mechanisms of microbial kill, meaning that the development of resistance is far less likely than for agents which rely on a singular mechanism to kill. The four modes of biocidal action achieved by lactic acid are:
- Damage to outer cell membranes, causing leakage of cell contents
- Attacks to other cell structures, including proteins and DNA
- Prevention of protein synthesis
- Arresting energy production by the cell
It is important to make a responsible choice, not just in terms of product efficacy but also in terms of potential damage to the environment, ingredient sustainability and the short and long-term effects on human, plant and animal health.
Alternative biocidal technologies for example can have a damaging effect on the environment in a short period of time even at low concentrations, in addition to cumulative long-term effects. The more these disinfectant products are used, the more will ultimately be released into the environment and the more damage will be done.
Efficacy is the most crucial part of the product makeup, particularly in light of the COVID pandemic. Our Foam Hand Sanitiser has a suite of EN test data carried out by independent, UKAS-accredited laboratories.