Hand sanitizer is everywhere. (Maybe even on your hands right now.)
Playgrounds, school lists, grocery stores, TSA lines, waiting rooms, gyms… even, oddly, next to the sink in many public bathrooms.
The goal? “Clean.”
Friendly Bacteria Outnumber the Bad Guys
The dirty secret: The good bacteria far outnumbers the bad amongst the daily grime. Every swipe of antibacterial gel or wipe—even every spritz of alcohol in a spray— takes the trillions of good microflora out with the few germs we fear.
Those little good guys also do the job of fighting off the bad guys naturally. No harsh chemicals required.
The Rise of the SuperBugs
The kill ‘em all philosophy has contributed to the rise of superbugs, superfungus, resistant bacteria and rogue bacteria. That’s why the FDA made Triclosan and other antibacterial soap and body washes illegal in the US a few years ago. Why? Manufacturers could not prove they were safe for regular daily use over time.
But hand sanitizers remained immune.
The CDC & FDA say: Wash Your Hands
Doctors, medical experts, the FDA and the Center for Disease control agree that thorough hand washing is the way to go.
The FDA “There isn’t enough science to show that over-the-counter (OTC) antibacterial soaps are better at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water. In addition, the wide use of these products over a long time has raised the question of potential negative effects on your health.”
Add Good with Probiotics
Microcosmic® hand soap is our answer to the antibacterial era. And we hope the end!
By adding a lactobacillus ferment probiotic to our plant-based surfactants, we have created a skin conditioning liquid soap that adds good with none of the bad – no fake fragrances, no harsh chemicals.
Borrowed from high end skin care, this totally non-toxic ferment (think kimchi, kombucha as other examples of fermented microbial friends) has been used to help brighten skin, condition skin and balance it out, too.