Babyganics Alcohol-free Foaming Hand Sanitizer Bundle - 2 Items: Fragrance Free 8.45 Oz Bottles
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40 of 46 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
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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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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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
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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TOP 500 REVIEWERon December 3, 2013
I bought a pack of foaming hand sanitizer from Costco a few years back and loved it. The foam made it really easy to use when compared to gels that would often slide right off of my children's hands. When I ran out, I kept my eye open at Costco for more but they never stocked it again. It never occurred to me to check the active ingredient of hand sanitizers, for whatever reason. I did a lot of research for sunblock, but I knew most sunblock had harmful chemicals. I now know that the active ingredient in the product I purchased at Costco, called HandClens, used Benzalkonium Chloride, at 0.13% concentration. The BabyGanics product also uses Benzalkonium Chloride, at 0.1% concentration.

Now, I really don't know whether or not to trust products that use Benzalkonium Chloride. There's just not enough evidence, one way or the other, to tell if it's safe for use in hand sanitizers. Like the chemicals used in sunblock, it's probably safer to go ahead and use the chemicals to protect yourself, than to be exposed to the sun, or germs in this case. However, I do seek safer alternatives whenever possible. And in the case of hand sanitizers, there does seem to be an alternative. I've used CleanWell products in the past in the form of a spray. The spray form seems to be the least efficient way to apply hand sanitizer, in my opinion, but the product itself doesn't have any harmful chemicals that I'm aware of. So, while the BabyGanics foaming hand sanitizer goes on well and probably does a good job at killing germs, I probably won't be buying more. That's just me, of course, and I'd encourage you to do your own research before making a decision.
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on March 17, 2015
As a recovering alcholic and an intense germophobe obsessed with cleaniness because it is next to godliness, I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this product. Since getting out of the hospital after my last suicide attempt and moving back in with my parents, it was difficult to keep up my drinking habit, I figured out a way get hammered without alerting my folks to what was going on. I scoured the mouthwashes, the cold medicines and the hand sanitizers for their alcohol content. Many nights I stay up and guzzled mouthwash, cold medicines and hand sanitizers by candle light and felt that familiar rush. I had a way to get by. Stumbling around the house, bumping into the hallway, knocking over lampshades and occasionally wearing one on my head, after looking in the mirror, I knew it was time to finally put the booze behind me. I filled an entire trashcan with half empty bottles of mouth wash, cold medicine and hand sanitizer. A week went by and I no longer craved a drink but I still was a suffering germophobe. I missed the hand sanitizer experience but I knew my self well enough to not purchase any with alcohol in it because off the wagon I would go. I found a few non-alcoholic O'Douls type hand sanitizers but they didn't foam when you pressed down the pump and I couldn't have that in my house. I needed and wanted that foam to flow like a mountain stream into my open hand, that was a small reassurance to my paranoid frame of mind that the hand sanitizer was actually working and killing germs instead of sleeping on the job so to speak and letting a few of those microbes cross the border and take my white blood cells' jobs. I didn't like the hand sanitizers that contained fragrance, I didn't want fragrance. I wanted foam...fragrance free foam in a PUMP! I wanted to strip down to my tidy whiteys and pump away until my upper body was saturated with fragrance free foam and if I listened close enough I could hear the sounds of those dastardly disease causing bacteria beg forgiveness from the god that made them as they suffocated under the weight and the chemicals of that fragrance free foam in a pump. I must say that when the Babyganics Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer, Fragrance Free, 8.45oz Pump Bottle (Pack of 3) arrived, I tore the box open with my teeth and counted them, checked out the surgeon general's warning on the back, thank god I wasn't planning on being pregnant or operating heavy machinery that day otherwise I'd be up a creek without a paddle and dizzy from the drug induced coma of that fragrance free foam in a pump (pack of 3). But there wasn't anything harmful or dangerous to my person, only the non-rent paying squatter germs with their top cats and cancerous canes which the fragrance free roam would soon bust over their aristocratic heads sending them to their creator in a small ziploc bag (yellow and blue make green). I used up the first Babyganics Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer, Fragrance Free, 8.45oz Pump Bottle within minutes of wrestling it away from the packing peanuts. I could feel the fragrance free foam cleansing me and baptizing me in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Soap. I could be crazy but as I tossed the empty Babyganics Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer, Fragrance Free, 8.45oz Pump Bottle against the wall, I swear I saw the other 2 Babyganics Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer, Fragrance Free, 8.45oz Pump Bottles shake and trying to win the coin toss to see who wouldn't be next to have their fragrance free foam pumped from their souls join that god they made upstairs off the west wing of heaven along with the other soulless Babyganics Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer, Fragrance Free, 8.45oz Pump Bottles. I laid down on the floor face down and prayed, the box lay open next to me, the lids folded down over the outside of the box in an awesome almost organic origami way and hope rested lightly on my shoulders as I talked back to the voices in my head, answering all their questions. After what seemed like hours, I got up, with the dried fragrance free foam clinging to my skin, kicked the box down the hallway, walked and stalked it like a hunter would a deer, like a serial killer would a young girl walking home from school with her books clutched tightly against her chest and that fear that you can smell even when you are upwind, that kind of mercy. I towered above the box with its lids folded over the sides and stared down the remaining Babyganics Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer, Fragrance Free, 8.45oz Pump Bottles, I extended my index finger and pointed at one and then the other, "Ini mini miney moe, catch a tiger by its toe and if he hollars let him pay..." until the rhyme ended and we found the next contestant on the Price Is Right, (COME ON DOWN! ONE DOLLAR BOB!) I emptied it like a WWI machine gunner as the first wave rolled towards the front line, the bodies dropping in beautiful crashing waves that not even Charlie would want to surf. I felt that fragrance free foam combining with the dried fragrance free foam from that earlier expedition in that empty 8.45oz pump bottle that I sent back to their god c.o.d. Yes, yes and another yes. I highly recommend this product. It will wash away your sins and all your regrets and just might make the divorce where you lost custody of your children a little easier to swallow. I like old ford trucks.
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