Frais Hand Sanitizer



Created as a luxe alternative to traditional hand sanitizer, Frais™ uses a formula of 66 percent sugarcane alcohol and eight essential oils (ginger, tangerine, lemon myrtle, niaouli, orange, basil and cardamom) to kill 99.9 percent of germs on contact. The non-drying, paraben-free formula is also certified by PETA as a cruelty-free and vegan cosmetic product. $7 for 1.7 fl. oz

3 comments:

DrStu said...

Respectfully suggest that most people that have researched the dangers inherent to alcohol-based hand sanitizers--are embracing alcohol-free alternatives that provide the exact same germ-killing efficacy, without the dangerous side-effects of alcohol-based products.

Aside from the widely documented 2007 report published by the US Association of Poison Control Centers, which found close to 12,000 cases of alcohol poisoning in kids 6 and under directly attributed to alcohol-based hand sanitizers (the marketing genuises at Purell have packaged their product with cute bottles and intoxicating fragrances that inspire little ones to lick the gel off of their hands), alcohol-based hand sanitizers are notorious for destroying protective skin cells, causing dry/irritated skin, which in turn increases risk of exposure to bacteria and germs, have no efficacy when applied to dirty/soiled hands, and lose their effectiveness within seconds after applying.

Alcohol-free, rinse free, fragrance free products (brands include Soapopular, Hy5, and others) use the same active ingredient found in Bactine antiseptic, J&J BandAid brand foaming antiseptic, and dozens of other health care products--all of which are widely-acknowledged to be equally effective when compared to Purell or other alcohol-based products, but the alcohol-free alternatives are safer to the skin, safer for kids and are non-flammable and non-toxic.

Schools, day care centers and health care venues throughout the country have been systematically banning Purell and similar products, and contrary to popular belief, the US Centers for Disease Control does NOT recommend alcohol-based hand sanitizers..at least that is what Kathleen Stewart, a senior spokesperson from CDC has repeatedly stated
A good blog on the topic is : http://www.handhygienefacts.blogspot.com

Jay Berkman
Mata Global Solutions,Inc.
d/b/a MGS Brands
d/b/a MGS Soapopular
2490 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, Connecticut 06825
Tel: 203.255.0034
Fax:866-434-7244
US Distributor of Soapopular: The Consumer Market's Most Popular Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer
Global License: Hy5

November 11, 2008 at 10:32 AM
Anonymous said...

Dr Stu,

Can you reference document from the US Poison Control Center that shows 12,000 cases of child alcohol poisoning from hand sanitizer, please?

Thanks,

Jackie, a Mom

November 12, 2008 at 7:13 AM
Jenny said...

thanks for the info drstu!
November 12, 2008 at 8:14 AM

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