Travel germ free with Aqium Hand Sanitiser

FAQ

How does Aqium work?

Aqium contains 70% alcohol, the ingredient that kills germs. The alcohol affects the bacterial cell permeability in turn leading to death.

Why use an alcohol based hand sanitiser?

Alcohol is an effective germ killing agent that has been used for many centuries, and best of all; it works fast at killing germs.

How often can I use Aqium?

Aqium can be used as often as you like. Just remember to wash your hands with soap free cleanser and water if they are visibly soiled

How quickly and for how long does it work?

Aqium works fast by killing the germs on the hands, but once Aqium has evaporated it stops working.

Should I use Aqium instead of hand-washing with soap and water?

Hand-washing is still the best way to clean hands, especially if they are visibly soiled. Hand-washing with soap free cleanser and water removes the dirt and germs from the skin. Hand sanitisers like Aqium should be used when water is not readily available and hands are not visibly soiled.

Is Aqium suitable to use on children’s hands?

Aqium is suitable for children’s hands when used in accordance with the directions on the pack. Children should always be supervised when using Aqium.

Is the alcohol drying to the skin?

Alcohol can be drying on the skin. Consider products like Aqium Hand Sanitisers that contain moisturising agents to help leave the hands feeling soft

Which is the most moisturising product in the Aqium Hand Sanitiser range?

All Aqium products contain moisturisers; however the newest product in the Aqium range, Aqium Ultra is 50% more moisturising than Aqium Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser. It is enriched with four moisturisers to help keep your hands feeling soft

Will Aqium sting on cuts and inflamed skin?

Yes, Aqium will sting if applied to a cut or burn, due to the inclusion of alcohol in the product, as would any alcohol based product. Avoid use of Aqium Hand Sanitiser products on broken, burnt or inflamed skin.

How is Aqium Hand Sanitiser used?

It’s important to use Aqium Hand Sanitiser products properly and according to the instructions on the label:

  • Apply 1-2 pumps to palm. Spread and rub over back of hands and finger tips. Allow hands to air dry.
  • Adults should always supervise children when using hand sanitisers

When is it important to practice good hand hygiene?

Practicing good hand hygiene is important all the time. Below are just some situations when you should practice good hand hygiene:

  • Before and after handling raw foods, fish, poultry or eggs
  • Before eating or drinking anything
  • After touching one’s nose and mouth
  • After shaking hands
  • After sneezing or coughing
  • After using the bathroom
  • After touching an ATM, elevator buttons or escalator handrails
  • After riding public transport

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