- DermSafe® hand sanitizer stops spread of virus by hand contact
- Now available in Canada and China
- Employs patented drug delivery technology
As deaths across the nation rise, families of victims struck down by the influenza A (H3N2) virus are beginning to sound the alarm (http://ibn.fm/DJ4V0). Warning calls by the relatives of Emily Muth (5), Dylan Winnik (12), Alyssa Alcaraz (12) and Alani Murrieta (20), all of whom succumbed to the deadly strain, relate how murderous this year’s outbreak has been so far. Further proof is furnished by the latest report (http://ibn.fm/lRZZK) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which indicates that ‘all U.S. states but Hawaii continue to report widespread flu activity and the number of states experiencing “high” influenza activity increased from 26 plus New York City to 32 states plus New York City and Puerto Rico.’ The CDC report also highlights the vulnerability of the young. The number of flu-related pediatric deaths this year has climbed to 30 so far. The crisis has prompted the director of the CDC, Brenda Fitzgerald, to remind the public that washing hands frequently can stop transmission of the virus (http://ibn.fm/nQnm8). A hand rub can work just as well if soap and water are not available, according to Fitzgerald. This is all good advice, says Skinvisible, Inc. (OTCQB: SKVI), which, through its Kintari subsidiary, produces the hand sanitizer, DermSafe®. The antiseptic lotion has already joined the fight against the spread of pathogens. It was used by Team Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, and this year, Skinvisible has donated over 1,000 bottles of DermSafe to the Canadian team for the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
DermSafe non-alcohol hand lotion’s active ingredient is 4% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), which offers long-term protection. It destroys both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, as well as most viruses, including all of the influenza viruses tested, by providing a long-lasting protective barrier that binds to the skin and actively combats the spread of germs between people and hard surfaces. DermSafe has proven effective against a host of infectious germs including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Escherichia coli (E. coli).
DermSafe employs Skinvisible’s patented polymer delivery system, Invisicare®, which improves the delivery of topically applied skin care products, thereby enhancing the efficacy of the active ingredients. The unique process extends the time that the product remains active on the skin and is specifically formulated to transport active ingredients that are insoluble in water without using alcohol, silicones, waxes or other organic solvents.
Invisicare allows products that incorporate its processes to bond more effectively to the skin, thus keeping active ingredients on the skin for up to four hours or longer. Since Invisicare is non-occlusive, it allows normal skin respiration and perspiration while moisturizing and protecting against exposure from a wide variety of environmental irritants. When topically applied, products formulated with Invisicare adhere to the skin’s outer layers, forming a protective bond, resisting wash-off and delivering targeted levels of therapeutic or cosmetic skincare agents to the skin. This allows enhanced delivery performance for a variety of topicals that results in improved efficacy, longer duration of action, reduced irritation and lower required dosage of active agent. Adding icing to the cake, the ‘invisible’ polymer compositions that make up Invisicare wear off as part of the natural exfoliation process that removes the skin’s outer layer of cells.
In June 2017, the company announced that it had completed its first international sale of DermSafe hand sanitizer in China through its agent, InterSpace Global, Inc. (http://ibn.fm/QNDxQ). The agreement with InterSpace Global facilitates the export of Skinvisible’s OTC products to mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Skinvisible.com
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