Sterillium® Rub has a unique formulation containing a single active ingredient (80% ethyl alcohol w/w), which features rapid kill of transient and resident skin flora while achieving the persistent (long lasting) effect required for surgical hand antiseptic products. It stands alone as an effective alcohol-based surgical hand antiseptic thats protects your skin with a CHG-free, emollient-containing formula. Sterillium Rub supports the CDC's position on alcohol rubs by achieving better efficacy, better dermal tolerance and better compliance while saving time and your skin’s health.
Sterillium Rub: Sterillium Rub, with its high concentration of ethanol (80% by weight) ensures rapid, but also extensive and thorough effect. It penetrates into the skin layers of the stratum corneum deeply and rapidly. That way the number of organisms with the resident flora is reduced as far as possible within 2 minutes. This guarantees a long-lasting effectiveness against the organisms of the resident and temporarily resident hand flora.
It has been shown that the higher the concentration of alcohol, the higher its effectiveness against the resident hand flora. This means that ethanol at the concentration of 80% is far more effective than ethanol at the concentration of 60%. Sterillium Rub's distinctive initial microorganism reduction, from which the skin flora only recovers very slowly, enables an excellent long-lasting effect.
With Sterillium Rub, more than 6 hours are necessary to reach the initial organism count. For the perpetuation of a natural barrier, skin needs to be soft, hydrated, and pliable. Prolonged washing times and in particular the use of brushes destroy the protective function of the stratum corneum. Once the skin is affected, it is more vulnerable to the colonization of infectious agents. Frequent hand antisepsis with the modern skin-friendly Sterillium Rub - without washing - has a far less aggressive effect on the skin. It ensures a low rate of scaling and has skin-smoothing properties. Even with intensive long-term use. Sterillium Surgical Hand Scrub, 1000mL.