MYTH #1: The higher the alcohol concentration (90% and above), the better its disinfectant properties.
TRUTH: Higher concentrations of alcohol don’t necessarily produce desirable results for protection against bacteria, fungi and viruses. In order to be effective, there has to be a significant enough presence of water in the mixture! The best ratio is 30% water + 70% alcohol. That’s why AceMD formulas contain 60-70% alcohol for the best level of protection you can enjoy anytime, anywhere.
MYTH #2: I don’t need a hand sanitiser at home because I have access to running water and soap.
TRUTH: Handwashing kills germs and physically removes dirt from your hands, but how many times can you actually wash your hands in the space of one day? Even if you are at home, you might not have direct access to soap and water at times of urgent need. Keep a bottle of hand sanitiser near doorways leading outside, so that the first thing you do when you get home, even before you open your door, is: sanitise your hands!
MYTH #3: Alcohol-free hand sanitisers work just as effectively, and are less damaging to skin.
TRUTH: Alcohol-free products may not work on many types of germs, and instead of killing them, only reduce their growth. So in the end, the effectiveness is still questionable. If dryness is your main concern, look for alcohol-based hand sanitisers that contain moisturising ingredients.