Formulated and produced in Brisbane as part of the Australian Skin Institute product catalogue, the ASI Everyday Hand Sanitiser is made from Australian sourced ingredients and environmentally friendly packaging. Containing 70% commercial grade Alcohol Denat, it’s powerful enough to protect against covid-19 and, being a liquid formula instead of a gel, is ideal for use on hands and surfaces such as phones, works stations, tools and equipment.
However, the most exciting aspect of this product is its thoughtful consideration to its interaction with the skin. The clever cats at ASI have included Aloe Vera, Lemongrass Oil and Eucalyptus Oil into the formulation making this hand sanitiser simultaneously powerful while gentle on the skin and the senses.
The use of Aloe Vera buffers irritation and dryness caused by the constant use of many other commercial hand sanitisers and it’s actually naturally antibacterial. Aloe Vera is also a rich source of antioxidants and may help reduce skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis.
Rich in Vitamin C, E and Beta Carotene (converts to Vitamin A), you can see why Aloe Vera is the perfect all rounder to include in a product that will be frequently used on the hands.
Lemongrass has long been used in traditional medicine for its ability to relieve pain, stomach problems and fevers. Its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti fungal properties makes it a popular oral remedy however, it’s the beautiful citrus scent of Lemongrass Oil which is known for its ability to assist in the relief of stress, anxiety and depression. Perfectly apt right now don’t you think?
Interestingly, research from 2010 also found that Lemongrass Oil was effective against a variety of drug resistant bacteria, including those that cause skin infections and pneumonia. If you want to learn more- check out the link (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1995764510601290)
You can’t get any more Australian than Eucalyptus Oil. This Aussie favourite has, for many years, been used to suppress coughs and colds (think Vick’s Vapour Rub). The Australian Aborigines used Eucalyptus leaves to treat wounds and prevent infection and even now it’s oil is still used in skincare products to fight inflammation and promote healing.
If you would like to support Australian Made and the #MakingItForQLD initiative then head on over to the Australian Skin Institute website to order your ASI hand sanitiser or Anti-Bac Cleansing Shower Gel. www.australianskininstitute.com.au