BOSTON, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Green chemistry company Evolved By Nature today announces the launch of the first FDA registered, silk-based moisturizing hand sanitizer, containing just four ingredients. Featuring 70% alcohol and Activated Silk™ technology, Evolved By Nature's clean, non-toxic formula is skin-hydrating after application and bioharmonious for you and following hand washing, our water systems.
Household penetration of hand sanitizer is expected to increase to more than 75%, expanding from the healthcare industry to the general population. This significant uptick in usage underscores the importance of formulating with ingredients that are safe for skin and waterways. However, many hand sanitizers on the market today contain toxic preservatives such as benzalkonium chloride (BZK), petroleum-based and non-degradable thickening agents such as acrylates, endocrine disrupters such as benzophenone, fragrances, and other unnecessary chemicals. As market demand for hand sanitizer continues to increase, these substances will be applied to skin and washed down the drain with high frequency, where they accumulate and re-enter the water supply.
Leveraging Activated Silk technology in hand sanitizer eliminates the need for toxic preservatives, petroleum-based thickeners and endocrine-disrupting chemicals, resulting in a hand sanitizer with just four non-toxic ingredients. Made from pure silk protein dissolved in water, Activated Silk provides a protective barrier for skin to deliver hydration, and is safe for waterways when washed down the drain. This is the first time Activated Silk is being used in hand sanitizer.
"It's our mission to improve the health of people and the planet, so shifting our work from textile, personal care and medical industry partnerships to hand sanitizer was a natural one. We knew immediately we had the manufacturing knowhow and capacity, staff expertise and resources to get this critical PPE out into the community. We also knew we could improve existing gel hand sanitizers, using Activated Silk to replace the harsh chemicals that can be damaging to our personal health and our water systems," says CEO and co-founder, Dr. Gregory Altman.
All proceeds from sales of the new gel formula will be put toward making and donating hand sanitizer to organizations in need. The company's Helping Hands donation program has already provided 1,600+ liters to hospitals, nursing homes, fire stations, cities, towns and more in the greater Boston area since late March.
"We're honored to be able to help those caring for others during these unprecedented times and we're committed to expanding our efforts to keep as many communities as safe as possible," says President and COO, Dr. Rebecca Lacouture.
Evolved By Nature hand sanitizer is available in one liter containers for $20 and one gallon containers for $50. To purchase Evolved By Nature hand sanitizer, please visit https://www.evolvedbynature.com/. Corporate orders accepted.
About Evolved By Nature Evolved By Nature™ is a green chemistry company on a mission to create products that are better performing, and healthier for people and the planet. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Evolved By Nature's chemistry platform is based on its patented Activated Silk™ technology, which is pure silk in liquid form. Activated Silk, an entirely natural and sustainable technology, replaces many of the harsh, hidden synthetic polymers, plastics and additives commonly used to make products in industries ranging from apparel to personal care to medical. Activated Silk can be configured into dozens of different molecular compositions to achieve desired results. Evolved By Nature is backed by a diverse group of investors, including The Kraft Group, Jeff Vinik, Roy Disney and Chanel.