FAQs – SkinShield2

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use SkinShield2?

About 80% of infectious diseases are transmitted by unclean hands touching contaminated surfaces. Some viruses and bacteria can live two hours or longer on tables, doorknobs, and telephones. When people touch their face, germs enter the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth. SkinShield2 provides persistent antimicrobial activity up to 4 hours vs alcohol which stops killing germs after 20-30 seconds.

What pathogens does it kill?

Clinical tests have shown SkinShield2 to be effective against a wide range of pathogens including E.coli, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis, and Human Respiratory Coronavirus 229E.

What is benzalkonium Chloride 0.13% (BZK)?

BZK is an organic salt classified as a quaternary ammonium compound. It is an FDA-approved alternative to alcohol for use as a skin antibacterial. BZK is not new and has been used as an antibacterial since 1935. BZK is currently being utilized not only in personal care products such as hand sanitizers, soaps, lotions, and shampoos but it is also found in pharmaceutical products such as eye drops, skin, and wound antiseptics, mouthwashes, surgical disinfection products, burn treatments, and more.

How do I remove SkinShield2 lotion?

SkinShield2 works like an invisible glove and it lasts up to 4 hours, and this protection is naturally removed over a period of hours.

Can you use it on other parts of your body?

SkinShield2 can be applied to any of the body's dry skin, or any place where you want protection (e.g., the feet, arms, legs). However, SkinShield2 is not effective with mucous membranes.

How does SkinShield2 lotion work?

The Dimethicone, PVP, and Stearic Acid combine to form the polymer coating that bonds with the dead outer layer of skin. All ingredients are Generally Regarded As Safe and Effective (GRASE). This protective coating helps the body grow and maintain healthy skin. Benzalkonium Chloride 0.13% is the active ingredient- i.e., antibacterial.

Is it safe to apply SkinShield2 lotion over eczema? Psoriasis? Cuts, sores, or rashes?

It is safe to apply SkinShield2 over eczema, psoriasis, and a rash, so long as the cut, sore, or rash is dry (not weeping or bleeding at the time of application). Applying SkinShield2 before engaging in activities (e.g., sports, work, food preparation) helps prevent bacteria and germs from affecting cuts, sores, or rashes, and can help prevent the spread of infection to others.

Will it come off onto the food I handle?

When SkinShield2 dries on the skin, it forms an inert polymer coating that electrochemically bonds to the skin. It is important to remember that even if the lotion were to come in contact with food, the product is orally non-toxic The best way to avoid transferring SkinShield2 to foods you handle, is to allow it to fully set and dry (about 30 seconds to 1 minute after initial application).

Does SkinShield2 lotion work as a sunscreen?

No, it does not. It can be used with your sunscreen, but SkinShield2 does not provide any protection from UVA or UVB rays.

Can I use hand lotion under or over SkinShield2 lotion?

You can use hand lotion under SkinShield2, but it isn't necessary unless you have very dry skin. SkinShield2 is Vitamin E and Glycerin enriched, so it will moisturize as it protects. The polymer coating also helps the skin retain the natural oils, thus softening the skin tissue. If you do apply a hand lotion first, be sure it is fully dry before applying SkinShield2, and use a lotion that does not cause irritation because it will be ‘locked’ onto your skin for up to 4 hours. Using hand lotion over SkinShield2 lotion is ineffective since it will not penetrate the barrier to moisturize your hands.

Why is this better than other lotions or antibacterials?

Skinshield2 provides a combination of long-lasting, skin protection with sustained antibacterial action which puts this product in a class apart from others. Some products protect the skin for a period of time. Others kill germs. SkinShield2 possesses a unique combination of benefits to replace multiple products with one.

Does it cure contact dermatitis?

SkinShield2's polymer coating interferes with the offending ingredient's continuing assault on the skin. This enables the body's normal healing processes to prevail.

I have sensitive skin, will I have a reaction to SkinShield2 lotion?

If you have very sensitive skin or skin allergies, you may want to apply a small amount of SkinShield2 lotion to the underside of the wrist and wait 20 - 30 minutes to see if there is any reaction.