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 skin with a soft, refreshing afterfeel.
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 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 skin and eyes. Artemis Antiseptic Foam Hand Sanitizer is formulated for repeated use and is safe for childnre, when used as directed.
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. However, proper hand hygiene is one of the most important practices to prevent the spread of illness. It's why the CDC and 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.