Decoding your hand sanitizer.
Hand sanitizers at the break of this year was an accessory of the yuppie. Came the invasion of the virus and the sanitizer moved several notches up be categorized at par with milk and drugs. As the usage of hand sanitizers went over the roof, so came manufacturers at every nook and corner bridging the gap between supply and demand. From factories with drug license to cottages with or without even a cosmetic license. We at PLAYCLEAN.IN decode the hand sanitizers and its vital ingredients:
Rectified Alcohol – First Stage distilled alcohol. This is not food grade alcohol. Majority of hand sanitizers use rectified alcohol. It is available off the shelf and commonly available as Ethanol. Over usage of ethanol causes dryness & irritation. If your hand sanitizer smell like country liquor it most probably is rectified alcohol.
Extra Neutral Alcohol – ENA – Food Grade Alcohol. The fundamental of food grade alcohol lies with the fact your hands are disinfected and you can touch your mouth safely.
Very few hand sanitizers like HPC range of Hand Sanitizers uses ENA.
IPA – Iso Propyl Alcohol.
Virgin IPA – The best form of alcohol for hand sanitisation. Being expensive very few hand sanitizers use Virgin IPA in their formulations.
Reprocessed IPA – After IPA is used in a pharmaceutical process the resultant sludge is distilled to remove IPA with traces of acetonitrile. Acetonitrile if absorbed through skin has various adverse health effects. This is why most hand IPA hand sanitizers are made in pharmaceutical clusters like Haridwar and Baddi.
Most of the hand sanitizers manufactured are under cosmetic licenses and they do not adhere to strict guidelines of those which are manufactured with a drug license.
Buy your hand sanitizer from a reputed company whose primary business is sanitization. They are here for the long haul and would not sell products detrimental to their business. Companies that are milking the opportunity will disappear once the pandemic is over.
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