Non-Alcoholic Antibacterial Formula

The story behind our non-alcoholic antibacterial formula

Located in Landskrona, Sweden our lab is focusing on green biotech solutions. We challenge earlier discoveries and conclusions with innovation and evidence. We question the normal and strive for the new normal.

For the longest time, offering a non-alcoholic antibacterial formula for hand disinfection was unheard of. Instead, the entire hand desinfection market was synonymous to alcohol. Even though the properties of alcohol are not, in any way, aligned with what your hands need. But it was a convenient and easy standard to accept and follow, as long as you disregarded the negative implications of pouring a solvent on your hands.

The main objections we had with using alcohol in our technology was that alcohol evaporates within seconds and does not offer a lasting effect. Also the fact that its a very harsh chemical and affects the skin in a negative way. On a global and sustainability perspective avoiding alcohol is very good as its a complicated and CO2 emission intensive industry to produce. It’s a classified and dangerous chemical to deal with and transportation, storage, fire hazardous etc. 

We knew we could do better. We decided to question the “standard” for hand sanitizing. 

Developed from water treatment in the energy industry this special designed cationic biopolymer solution was tested on surfaces and after showing efficacy it was adapted for hands.

Today we claim we have one of the most developed and advanced formulas on the market for the specific purpose of hand hygiene and we are exporting our non-alcoholic hand sanitizing formula to more than 20 countries. 

A New Generation Of Hand Sanitizing

Good AND Bad

Good for you

Our formula is based on Swedish innovative green bioscience.

Traditional hand sanitizers are based on alcohol and the problem is that they will dry out the skin. 

Our skin is not only our biggest organ but also an important part of our immune system. We want to keep your skin intact. A healthy skin is also easier to clean and keep safe from allowing unwanted bacteria and viruses to attach to. 

Bad for the bacteria 

The most common question we get is “Is this as good as alcohol?”

No. It is worse – for the bacteria. 

Alcohol does only attack the bacteria in one single way. It’s dissolving it. It actually dissolves anything in its way – that’s why you don’t want to have it on your hands and on your skin. Especially not during winter time when the skin is already dried out or at kids skin which is very sensitive.

Encountering the bacteria in only one way is also very dangerous. Bacteria is smart and need to get attacked by a smarter solution than just alcohol.

Our non-alcoholic antibacterial formula is built on a triple antibacterial system which attacks the bacteria both in a physical and chemical  way to avoid resistance and creating MRSA. Studies has shown that alcohol creates resistance in some bacteria strains.

For the same reason as we should use antibiotics in moderation we should be careful about creating resistant bacteria and viruses by the abuse of alcohol.

Our clinical studies shows superior effect against bacteria and viruses compared to alcohol. 

 
  • EN 1500

    Hygiene standard for hand rubs 

  • EN 1499

    Hygiene standard for hand wash

  • EN 13697

    Hygiene standard for food industry

  • EN 14476

    Effective against Norovirus 

  • EN 148835

    Effective against Corona virus

  • Dermatologically tested

    Safe for use on hands 

Clinically studied

Kills >99.99% bacteria and effective against Norovirus, Coronavirus and H1N1 

Long lasting effect

A water based solution that dries in and stays active. Does not evaporate. 

Adapted to the skin

PH regulated, enlarged molecular size, minimal amount of active ingredients

Anti-static

Adapted for cell phones and touch screens, a cationic charged biopolymer attach the formula to the surface. 

Easy to apply

Apply convenient as a spray or foam. Non sticky, non smelly user-friendly formula. Suitable for any religion. 

Safety

Not a classified chemical, not flammable, not explosive, no risk for abuse

Sustainability

Leave a minimal footprint with your hands. Formulated with the nature in mind and contains 0% alcohol. 

Why we chose to avoid alcohol in our antibacterial formulation 

Think about it… How natural is alcohol on our hands? Alcohol was never intended to be used on our hands. There are several reasons that you do not want to have alcohol on your skin. First out is that our skin is very sensitive and alcohol is a very harsh solvent. 

Alcohol also has an unstable nature and evaporates very easy. You want to have something that sticks to your hands and keep protecting you also after 10 seconds. We are looking for long term solutions not just a quick fix.

Non-enveloped viruses like NoroVirus has shown very strong resistance against alcohol. 

Abuse, religious aspects, heavy classified special transportations, safe storage and fire hazards are other reasons to look beyond ethanol for a better solution.

As friends of the environment we also want to provide formulas that are low CO2 emission processes and avoid heavy chemical industry like the production of alcohol.

MRSA, Super bugs and resistance might be the last thing people are thinking about when they buy a hand sanitizer but the fact is that how we interact with micro organisms will determine how they develop and they seem to be more and more advanced in their approach and structure. Studies shows that some bacteria strains became more resistent towards alcohol and that is a direct consequence from the abuse of alcogels. 

Become smarter than the germs. Use a formulation designed to stop it. 

Our Non-Alcoholic Antibacterial Formula

Our formulation is based on a cationic charged biopolymer attached to an active ingredient with antibacterial characteristics. By enlarging the molecular size we stop it from penetrating the skin and it stick with the negative charge at the surface of the skin and protects you even after dried in.

Our skin breathes, just as our lungs, so we don’t want you to absorb any unnecessarily chemicals. Due to our complex technology we can use a fraction of what normal disinfections use and still show better efficacy. At this time we are down to less than 0.05% of and active agent in our formulation. Compare that with alcohol that normally use 85% of the active ingredient ethanol. 

We also PH adapt the formulation to be friendly to our skin to around 5.5 and have done a dermatology test to prove that it’s not irritating and safe to use at our skin. 

Our non-alcoholic antibacterial formula is designed not only to kill bacteria and be effective against viruses but also to stop the growth of biofilm. The biofilm is what the bacteria lives from and with our technology prevents biofilm to grow on a treated surface. 

As we are water based and not contain any alcohol the formulation does not evaporate and it is very easy to dispense with a sprayer or a foam actuator.

We have a formula for surface disinfection and a formula specialised for hand hygiene. Both are water based and designed with the sample principles and ideas but the surface disinfectant is not adapted to the skin with PH level and Aloe Vera & Vitamin B5. 

Alcohol is normally advised to use when you just cleaned you hands with soap and water since it got a very low or no cleaning effect. Our formulation according to study EN1499 has a significant higher effect in cleaning than soap and water and therefore we advice to use it when you don’t have soap and water on hand. Keep washing your hands at clean bathrooms but add our products to your daily life when you travel, do sports, dine or just can not conveniently reach soap and water. 

To remove the formula from your skin you simply use an anionic soap and wash you hands. 

  • Designed with a purpose

    Designed to be effective against bacteria and virus and still friendly to our skin. Try it and feel the difference! 

  • No Warnings Signs

    Our formula is not a classified danger and easy to transport, store and handle for staff and customers. 

  • Green bioscience

    Formulated to be good for our mother earth and an easy processes to produce. Created to be more effective than existing alternatives and with MRSA in mind we want to contribute to less occupied hospital beds and therefore less emission. 

  • Care

    We care about you, your hands, other people and our environment. Caring is the starting point for all good things. Choose your hand sanitizer carefully. 

Active Ingredients In Our Non-Alcoholic Formula

Antibacterial 20ml Spray
  • INGREDIENTS (EU Version)
  • Purified water
  • Lactic Acid
  • BioPolymer
  • Didecyldimethylammonium chloride
  • Aloe Vera
  • Vitamin B5
  • The finest ingredients has been sources from our suppliers and we provide full traceability and quality guarantee to our customers.
    All the production of our formula is overseen and quality assured by Head of R&D Biochemist Philip Wilhelmsson.
    Our production facilities: Landskrona (Sweden), Coimbatore (India), Hua Hin (Thailand).

Designed For You – Used By Professionals

Odourless Antibacterial 

Adapted for hospitals and health care facilities our series of Odourless Antibacterial is your best friend in the pocket.

This series is used in sensitive environments where no perfume is allowed. Still with the same effect and good feeling for your skin we help your hands to stay clean and safe. 

Spray on your phone of touchscreen or other equipment and experience the feeling of both clean and an antistatic surface that stays clean longer. 

We also provide dispensers for wall mounting and fogging solutions with our surface disinfectant.

Professional care starts with clean hands. 

Reference Customers

TYKS, University Hospital of Turku, Finland | Hjärt- Lungfonden, Sweden | National Team of Athletics, Sweden | Best Western Premier, US | Vaccinia Vaccination Clinics, Sweden | Macorm Surgical Center, Detroit, US | ALMA College, Michigan | Tibble High School, Sweden | Pharmacies, India | Pharmacies, Iraq | Pharmacies, Russia | Luxury Yachts, Thailand | Bangkok Hospital, Thailand | Lawson, Thailand | Foodland Supermarket, Thailand | Länsförsäkringar, Sweden | Bangalore International Airport, India | Apotea, Sweden | Apotek365, Sweden

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Testimonials

Kathy Goodheart

As a clinical specialist nurse my hand hygiene is very important and a frequent routine in my profession. Sometimes I clean my hands up to 30 times a day. After using alcohol based solutions for years I could see my skin dry out and felt sored. The last three years I have been using the alcohol free version from Hygiene of Sweden and my skin got back to its natural feeling and looks 30 years younger. I can highly recommend it to both professionals in the health care industry and for every day use.” 

Kathy Goodheart Clinical Specialist Nurse

TV Interview

Interview in Swedish financial TV with founder and CEO Philip Wilhelmsson about the increased demand and the future plans of expansion of the production in Sweden.

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Partnerships

Swedish Heart & Lung Disease Foundation

You can now support the Swedish Heart & Lung disease foundation at the same time as you clean your hands. Supporting important medical research in the field of heart and lung-diseases has never been easier. 

Get in touch with us today to find out how your company can be a part of this program. 

Visit Hjärt och Lungfondens website

Official Hygiene Partner 

We are a proud official Hygiene Partner of the Swedish National Athletics team. Staying healthy while travelling and competing in high intensive sports is a key for a continuous training and long term successful results. 

Visit Svensk Friidrott

Sustainability

We chose water as the base of our formulation for you, the planet and the formula to last. 

Alcohol based sanitizers evaporate within seconds. Our solution dries in and stays active on the surface. 

The manufacturing process our formulation is environmentally friendly and the most important part – you keep your skin and get rid of the germs. A healthy you and less days at the hospital is good news for the environment. 

Our locations

We are supervised by the Swedish Chemical Inspection and registered in the Biocidal registry since 2020 under Article 95.