Artemis Antiseptic Foam Hand Sanitizer is a USA FDA listed and compliant product. The active ingredient BZK (Benzalkonium chloride) is listed in the FDA antiseptic monograph as category III for safety and efficacy. Our formula sanitizes and moisturizes with non-sticky luxurious foam and leaves the skin with a soft, refreshing after-feel.
Active ingredient: Benzalkonium chloride is an alcohol-free antimicrobial compound that has been widely used in the health care industry for more than 60 years in formulas for preservatives, surface cleaners, sterilizing agents, and leave-on, FDA Monograph anti-bacterial skin treatment products. The chemical properties of Benzalkonium chloride make it a good candidate for persistent antimicrobial activity on human tissue.
Benzalkonium chloride has a long history of bactericidal, virucidal, and fungicidal use in OTC Skin and Wound Treatment products like Bactine®, Johnson & Johnson’s Band-Aid brand foaming antiseptic and most spermicidal foams.
Safety: Artemis Antiseptic Foam Hand Sanitizer is Non-toxic, non-flammable, non-damaging to the skin, and will not stain clothing or flooring.
Residual activity: Artemis Antiseptic Foam Hand Sanitizer delivers 2 to 4 hours of residual protection (based on hand activity) after one application to the hands. It does not contain harsh alcohol that can dry and irritate the skin and eyes. Artemis Antiseptic Foam Hand Sanitizer is formulated for repeated use and when used as directed is child safe.
Effective: Artemis Antiseptic Foam Hand Sanitizer unique formula kills 99.999% (Log 5 Kill) of most common germs that may cause illness in just 15 seconds. Log kills have been demonstrated in ASTM laboratory tests on a broad range of bacterial pathogens, viruses, and fungi.
Artemis Antiseptic Foam Hand Sanitizer is very effective at reducing pathogenic bacteria on the skin.
At this time FDA does not allow makers of instant hand sanitizers to make claims against specific types of bacterial pathogens, viruses, and fungi due to its concern those consumers will take away a message that the particular illness caused by these bacterial pathogens, viruses and fungi will be completely prevented through the use of the product.
However, proper hand hygiene is one of the most important tools to prevent the spread of illness. This is why the CDC and various other organizations recommend hand-washing or use of an instant hand sanitizer, like Artemis Antiseptic Foam hand Sanitizer, when soap and water are not available.