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Hand Sanitiser 500ml - $20.70 + Shipping @ Snowfoam


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:

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.

Also for sale:

SURFACE CLEANER 500ml - $24.99

Hand sanitiser+surface cleaner combo - $39.99

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.

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  • +15 votes

    So price gouging is a bargain? I think not.

    • +8 votes

      And it’s not alcohol based that’s needed to kill the virus.

      $30 delivered is not a bargain.

      (And like I mentioned in the other post today, I bought some at Priceline chemist for $21 that’s alcohol based)

      • +1 vote

        I hear you, i hear you I bought the DB Cosmetic 6pack myself but have to wait more than a month - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/528494

        Just putting this out there in case someone needs it.

        The Non-alcohol/QAC based detail has been clearly disclosed. Alcohol based is still the gold standard but QAC will still kill the virus according to the CDC, the level of efficiency however is not as high as the alcohol based products.


          Gotta say, thanks for all the extra info supplied too.

          I always thought the non alcohol ones were no good, looks like I was wrong.

          • +2 votes

            @PVA: Alcohol is the only decent one for corona, as it kills so quickly. benzalkonium chloride in this guy's product takes 10minutes in contact with virus. Nobody is hand sanitising for 10minutes. It is what makes alcohol so good. Kill in 20 seconds or so


              @bobvegas: Just for my own education, can you post a link where you read it takes 10 minutes of continuous rubbing/sanitising with QAC/benzalkonium chloride?

              Cause that sounds very long and a bit far fetched cause you’re right, no ones going to spend 10 minutes rubbing their hands together.

              The QAC solution is lube like and absorbs/evaporates in less than a minute of rubbing, so it’s physically impossible unless you continuously pump out more liquid every 30 seconds for 10 minutes?

              Alcohol based sanitisers do absorb/evaporate quicker.

              • +1 vote

                @emoticon: Some QAC's are faster acting than others.Also benzalkonium chloride for human contact of skin is maybe maximum 0.5%, and that takes 10mins of being contact with corona to kill. higher concentrations kill faster, but it becomes highly corrosive with concentration. The fast acting QAC's are often combinations containing benzalkonium chloride, but also include dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride, Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, Octyl decyl dimethyl ammonium chloride etc

                benzalkonium chloride takes too long to kill corona at 0.5% or below so isn't suitable as sole active QAC in a hand sanitiser

                • +1 vote

                  @bobvegas: You’ve been on ozbargain since 2011, just as long as I have so I’ll take your word for it.

                  I’ve had a look at one of the bottles, it doesn’t list the specific ingredients just QAC, Glycerol and Aloe Vera, and the instructions are to use a pea sized amount until absorbed (which takes 30-40seconds) so it is entirely possible it’s a mix of a bunch of different QAC’s and not just benzalkonium chloride which I only added in the post as an example of a QAC (it was the one with most information online).

                  I’ve clearly stated my preference for alcohol based sanitisers but I also don’t have an aversion to other methods of sanitising so it’s good to learn as much info as I can about it. So thanks for your insight. Others just dismiss every non-alcohol sanitiser without explaining why.

                  The more people know, the more informed they are to make a decision.


              @bobvegas: Thanks Bob.

  • +7 votes

    Alcohol free and still charging so much, why?

  • +5 votes

    Not a bargain, not even a decent price.

  • +5 votes

    contains no alcohol = don't waste your money

  • +1 vote

    Not a bargain at all…

  • +1 vote

    For more information, the Australian government has deemed QAC’s (Benzalkonium Chloride for example) as suitable for use against the coronavirus.



    There are a genuine company that makes hand sanitizer and sell it at decent, and there is this company that trying to profiteering from the current suitable, $20 for 500ml, no thanks.


    Very expensive, why not use body wash add Alcohol. ( works the same )


    Why we have to put $ into their pockets. ?????


      No one has to but it’s there if someone needs it. It’s just an option.

      Before posting this deal I 100% knew it would gain a lot of negs because of price and it being non-alcohol based, I’m a regular on ozbargain and have seen almost every other hand sanitiser post; which is why I put so much info into the post so people can make an informed decision.

      Yes it’s not the cheapest, but it’s available for delivery and in stock (last time I checked).

      Yes alcohol based sanitisers are recommended over QAC based ones, but it still will kill the virus according to the CDC and Aus Government.

      Another alternative - your local pharmacy will also most likely have a 50-70ml bottle of in-house produced WHO recipe hand sanitiser - they should go for around $5-$8 each.


    This is not a bargain, simply the company capitalizing on a dire situation to make a profit.
    Simply because it is available for delivery does not make it a bargain.


      Fair enough, I’ll try and justify my post then.

      24 hours ago, ozsuperpharmacy posted a deal which included a 200ml and 60ml hand sanitiser for $10.95 and $3.65 respectively + $7.95 delivery. That deal has nearly 200 upvotes.


      $10.95 for 200ml is $54.75 per litre
      $3.65 for 60ml is $60.83 per litre

      The deal I posted - $20.70 for 500ml is $41.40 per litre which is better value price wise.

      The Australian Government and U.S. CDC have stated that QAC based sanitisers are suitable for use against COVID-19 (albeit alcohol based sanitisers are what’s widely recommended).

      If you value alcohol based vs QAC based, that’s fair enough and a different story. But price per ml wise, the deal I posted, in this current pandemic is not so bad compared to what else is on the market.

  • +1 vote

    In case people are not aware, you don't need any of this stuff at home. Regular soap and water, with proper hand washing, is very effective and will get all the nasty stuff off your hands.

  • +1 vote

    Not a bargain ffs


    It’s corona time. This non-alcohol base one doesn’t have to be that expensive in any way.

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