New Hand Sanitizer Provides Extended Protection Against Contagions

Long-lasting SkinWear kills 99.9% of germs for up to 8-hours.

Sep 13, 2011, 05:34 ET from SKWPartners, LLC

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As worry over global contagions increases and is dramatized in a new block-buster movie, "Contagion," researchers say the best long-term defense against the spread of germs is to stop them first with better hand hygiene.

Graphically depicted in the upcoming film, "Contagion," the average person touches their face three to five times a minute, unknowingly spreading germs. According to the CDC, "germs are often spread when people touch something that is contaminated and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth. Germs can live a long time (some can live for two hours or more) on surfaces like doorknobs, desks and tables".

Contagion experts, including Dr. Judy Daly of the American Society of Microbiology, agree the best defense against dangerous germs is frequent and thorough hand washing, yet even they say this not enough.

Unfortunately, most people don't wash their hands often enough to kill the everyday germs they come in contact with and when they do wash their hands, they don't do it long enough. The CDC recommends using a hand sanitizer in addition to hand washing, however, most instant hand sanitizers are alcohol-based and have no residual germ-killing effect. Once the alcohol evaporates, (in about 15 seconds), hands can become infected again with any touch. Until recently, nothing existed on the market that offered long-lasting germ protection. Now, a product by SKWPartners, called SkinWear, can make a difference in contagion control. This alcohol-free, FDA compliant hand sanitizer kills germs up to 8-hours with one application. Using proprietary technology, SkinWear protects between hand washings, as well and keeps hands clean and moisturized; the best defense against dangerous germs.

SkinWear products and free samples (just pay shipping and handling) may be ordered on or by calling SKWPartners, LLC headquarters at (310) 329-9009 ext.13 for a retailer or distributor near you.

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