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Babyganics Alcohol-free Foaming Hand Sanitizer Bundle - 2 Items: Fragrance Free 8.45 Oz Bottles
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43 of 50 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon January 9, 2014
After reading some frightening reviews here about the active ingredient being toxic, I went to the manufacturer's website to look for proof that their products are safe. When you check out the BabyGanics website, there are a lot of "warm and fuzzy" words making you feel like their products, developed by two dads, are super-safe. If you click on the link that says "Meet Our Trusted Advisors," you find one doctor listed. I didn't find anything on the website that made me forget about the reviews siting credible references that indicated the main ingredient (Benzalkonium Chloride 0.1%) is toxic. I Googled it myself in hopes of finding proof that it was safe to use. What I found is that benzalkonium chloride is also used as a processing aid on lettuce and carrots. It is approved by the FDA for that use. It's also used in many shampoos and cosmetics.

Our family has tried the BabyGanics hand sanitizer out for a couple weeks now, and we actually like the texture of it, and the way it doesn't tear your skin up by drying it out. Better than that, though, is that you don't pass out from the alcohol smell (no alcohol in it) or the fragrance (no fragrance in it). A family member is an asthmatic, and other hand sanitizers have caused problems before. It is a relief that we found one that doesn't bother him.

So our conclusion is that we are going to continue to use it, on a limited basis. We keep it in our vehicle for use on the road, and we are quite satisfied with it. Also, when we have "hospital days," where we are in doctor's offices and hospitals all day, we are happy to have BabyGanics with us to try to keep all the other germs away.

Reports have shown that soap and water are better than hand sanitizers, and that you should wash your hands for at least 24 seconds (long enough to sing Happy Birthday twice). You should wash ALL of your hands, in between fingers, and the fingernails as well. If you can't get to soap and water (hot water, by the way), then a hand sanitizer is better than nothing, and we think that the BabyGanics hand sanitizer is a good choice for us. Thanks for reading this review. I hope it helped someone.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2012
I bought this product to use for hand santizing when interacting with infants. It smells great and santizes as indicated. However, it is *not* benzlkonium chloride free. Benzlkonium chloride may have safety issues.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2014
My problem with most hand sanitizers is that after using them, my hands feel gross, like I still want to wash them. This stuff leaves hands feeling clean, with no coating - I don't feel the need to constantly wipe off my hands after using it. I keep a bottle in the car and use it frequently. One bottle will last a LONG time. And it's alcohol free so I don't worry about putting it on my kids' hands, either. Two mom-thumbs way up!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2012
I prefer this hand sanitizer over one like Purell because it's easier on my hands. I have a 2-month old and go thru a lot of hand sanitizer!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon December 3, 2013
The main ingredient in this hand sanitizer is benzalkonium chloride. In some ways, it's not as scary as it sounds. The Good Guide has no problems with it. It's the same stuff in Bactine, which has been used relatively safely for my whole life. On the other hand, according to my internet research, it can cause allergic reactions in some people, and it has raised some people's concerns about contributing to drug-resistant bacteria. It's not as bad as triclosan, but it's possibly not something you want to be slathering all over your kid every day.

Still, unless you want to pay top dollar for organic aloe, tea tree oil, and lavender concoctions or make them yourself, your choices are sanitizers with alcohol, sanitizers with alcohol AND triclosan, and this - which is by far the best of those three options.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I am of two minds about this product. On the one hand, I think people overuse anti-microbial cleansers and as a society we are likely to pay for that in the long run. Further, other reviewers here have noted that the particular toxins in this product kill fish and may be mutagenic.

That said, we put it out at kids' birthday parties, as when you have dozens of young children running around, and eating food with their fingers, parents appreciate seeing it. And for those worried about allergic reactions, I can report only that nobody in my household has found this stuff to be at all irritating.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2013
I can't believe this product comes from a company that claims to make organic and natural products for babies and kids. This product kills the bacteria using a chemical called Benzalkonium chloride 0.1%
There is evidence that benzalkonium chloride is an immune, skin, and respiratory toxicant, with laboratory tests hinting at mutative (carcinogenic) effects.
And it's being sold as an alternative to alcohol containing hand sanitizers for adults handling babies and for the use for kids.
I hope that one day these companies realize that we don't need anymore harmful chemicals in our bodies and they should be more transparent when using chemicals that harm the body.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I take with me when we go for a walk with my kids, it is really easy to use on my little baby's tiny hands due to it's foam texture. When I use liquid - it drops everywhere and if I spray - due to the possible wind outside - it sometimes appears in baby's eyes, which is not good. So, this one- is just perfect for me. I use for myself either. I used gel before- but it appeared sticky etc. I do recommend this sanitizer))
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon December 24, 2013
Ok.. so i am totally and utterly surprised by this so far........ i hate hate hate using the anti bacterial pumps that are out there. A) alcohol killing the germs (which is the prime ingredeient in other brands) is like swatting a fly with a tank b) it dries out your skin and isnt good to it c) leaves residue so if you forget and are eating after it - be prepared to taste it!

this stuff is great. it foams - which i love. its not as runny as the other goop out there, it has NO smell AT ALL! NOTHING! It doesnt contain alcohol, and leaves no film on your hands either. Its a good size bottle of it and id rather pay the little more $$ to get this. In fact im going to buy some for my whole family.

please everyone, use it as needed tho and dont bathe in it and remember this doesnt replace soap. where i work (FDA) we see tons of reports and studies about how anti bacterial everything is related to an uptick in resistant strains of super bugs.
ill use this stuff after a gas pump, handling cash, or right before eating if theres no restroom.

GET IT. TRY IT. LOVE IT.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Scent Name: MandarinSize: 8.45 Ounce (Pack of 3)Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
So far, I really like this hand sanitizer. The fragrance is pleasant, my hands don't feel dry after using it. My only complaint would be that a full depression of the pump gives FAR too much product for an adults hands. Overall, a product I would use regularly and recommend.
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