THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLEANING, SANITISING AND DISINFECTING YOUR HANDS

While cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting are methods employed to rid the skin of bacteria, dirt and germs; there’s a distinct difference to the three methods. Cleaning or washing your hands generally refers to ridding the surface of the skin from materials such as soil or dirt – likely using soap and water – but as a practice this doesn’t necessarily kill germs. Sanitising, however, is a step that follows cleaning, because in order to sanitise something, it first has to be cleaned, Sanitising is a process that means germs are bought down to a safe level (kills 99.9% of germs). Disinfecting is a more aggressive process than sanitising, and it often involves leaving bleach or an alcohol solution for a period of time on a surface in order to kill 99.99% of germs. However, due to its harsh nature, disinfecting is not recommended for skin, and killing the extra 0.09% of germs would undoubtedly damage the hands.

 And while there’s no denying that alcohol-based solutions are effective when it comes to treating and removing germs and bacteria – and subsequently helping to stem the spread of Covid-19, alcohol can ultimately have an adverse effect on the condition of the skin. This is where Plunkett’s newest addition to the NS hand therapies - NS Working Hands Anti-bacterial Hand Cream comes in.

A 2-in-1 hand cream that protects and restores very dry, rough, cracked or sore hands, as well as protecting them from germs, Plunkett's NS Working Hands Anti-bacterial has been specially formulated to replenish moisture and hydrate your hands whilst also killing 99.9% of germs within 1 minute.

A key ingredient in the formula is Benzalkonium Chloride. Benzalkonium Chloride is used as an antibacterial for germ killing – clinical studies show that it is more effective than alcohol-based hand sanitisers, and also has the advantage of not drying skin out, a factor which makes it the preferred choice as the active ingredient in a hand sanitising cream. The Eucalyptus Leaf Extract in NS Working hands Anti-bacterial Hand Cream also has a sanitising action, while the 3% Dimethicone locks-out irritants by forming a protective barrier on the hands (like an invisible glove) that lasts even through hand washing. A tailored solution for very dry, rough cracked or sore hands that are also exposed to germs, Plunkett's NS Working Hands Anti-bacterial is a 2-in-1 hand cream that protects and restores hands, all the while protecting them from germs.

A product that has been designed with hard working hands in mind, this repair treatment is non-greasy and non-slip so hands can get back to work fast, and offers a unique protective shield that guards against further damage. This fast absorbing, natural hand cream relieves, repairs and protects hands, so you feel the difference in 1 day.

Highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way, NS Working Hands Anti-bacterial is proven to kill 99.9% of germs, soften callouses, smooth roughness, relieve sore hands, and offers the perfect remedy for anyone with dry and dehydrated hands.