Snowfoam Australia (popular Sydney-based store for car cleaning products and snow foam lances) sent out an email to past customers about their new hand sanitiser.
The product page is only accessible via the links supplied because it’s currently in pre-sale so won’t show up on their website homepage until it’s released to the general public.
Hand sanitiser is sent out quickly, but you may want to double check stock via live chat or phone before ordering.
Use the code LULUTHELANCER for 10% off. Delivery is approximately $10 sydney-wide, or free with spend over $100.
Please note that this hand sanitiser is not alcohol based but Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QAC) based.
It’s an approved chemical for medical personnel to use as hand sanitiser, and kills 99.99% of germs and bacteria, however the U.S. CDC still recommends alcohol based hand sanitisers over it based on current data.
Purely talking about the coronavirus, it may not be as effective as high percentage alcohol based sanitisers but it’s close and better than nothing and may be useful as an interim product while alcohol based sanitisers come back into stock.
For reference many disinfectants and anti-bacterial wipes use QAC chemicals, for example these front page deals:
Pine O Clean Antibacterial Disinfectant (benzalkonium chloride) - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/529813
Dettol Antibacterial Spray (benzalkonium chloride) -
Are benzalkonium chloride (a QAC chemical) containing hand rub products an acceptable alternative to ABHR for COVID-19?
CDC does not have a recommended alternative to hand rub products with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol as active ingredients. Benzalkonium chloride, along with both ethanol and isopropanol, is deemed eligible by FDA for use in the formulation of healthcare personnel hand rubs. However, available evidence indicates benzalkonium chloride has less reliable activity against coronavirus than either of the alcohols.
Hand Sanitiser Product Description
In light of the changing tides of the world, we felt responsible to do our part by working with our chemical engineers to offer what we can.
Introducing our QACs-based rinse-free hand sanitiser, with aloe vera, an effective alternative to alcohol-based hand rubs. Designed to be anti-microbial, interacting with the cytoplasmic membrane of bacteria and germs to not only clean them but eliminate their entirety. Suitable and gentle for normal to sensitive skin, it keeps your hands moisturised and feeling fresh without any added fragrances or artificial ingredients.
- 100% Australian-sourced chemicals
- 100% bio-degradable
- Anti-bacterial disinfectant for hands and minor wounds
- Won't dry skin out
- Suitable for normal and sensitive skin
- No water required
This product has not been tested against COVID-19.
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Edit: For more information, the Australian government has deemed QAC’s (Benzalkonium Chloride for example) as suitable for use against the coronavirus.
COVID-19 is an enveloped virus, which means it has an outer membrane. Enveloped viruses are relatively easy to kill compared to non-enveloped viruses, as the outer layer is easily damaged by most environmental disinfectants, provided the disinfectant is used in accordance with label directions. Disinfectants containing ≥ 70% alcohol, quaternary ammonium compounds (such as benzalkonium chloride) or diluted household bleach (including products containing sodium hypochlorite) are suitable for use.