This is the question of many people who use alcohol disinfectants. They want to know if alcohol-free or low-alcohol disinfectants are just as effective.


For this reason, Brigham University researchers proved in a study that alcohol-free hand sanitizers destroy viruses on surfaces as much as products that contain alcohol.

They also conducted more experiments to prove this:

Samples of the new corona virus with the active substance used in alcohol-free disinfectants.

That is, benzalkonium chloride and several other quaternary ammonium compounds were combined and these viruses were easily destroyed.

 (Within 15 seconds, 99.99% of virus samples were destroyed)

After this it is concluded that hand sanitizers which do not contain alcohol or have a lower percentage of alcohol, can be just as effective.


Benzalkonium chloride-based disinfectants are alcohol-free and kill 99.99% of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens. These products have many advantages over products that contain alcohol.

Certainly, we all have used alcohol-based disinfectants and felt the burn that occurs on the skin.


But using alcohol-free disinfectants or with a low percentage of alcohol does not cause this burning sensation in your hands. This issue is very important for people who constantly have to use disinfectants.


At first, people used a lot of alcohol-free disinfectants. But with the advent of Corona, people abandoned them because they thought that it did not have the ability to fight viruses and bacteria.But after the tests that were done on them, it was found that they are equally effective.

How do alcohol based hand sanitizers cause skin dryness and loss of natural skin fat in the long run?

Alcoholic disinfectants cause the skin of the hands to dry due the loss of the natural fat of the skin of the hands.

When this natural protection is lost, the necessary ground is provided for the entry of microbes, viruses and other pathogens.

Also, the presence of alcohol in disinfectants causes a lot of problems for people with eczema, because it aggravates skin diseases.

What are the characteristics of a good disinfectant?

- A good disinfectant should have high germicidal properties

- It can destroy all the bacteria and viruses that exist on the surfaces

- It should be easy to use and have high efficiency

- The price of the disinfectant should be appropriate

- The disinfectant should not have corrosive properties

- A suitable disinfectant should not have an unpleasant color or smell

- Not toxic or carcinogenic

- Do not harm the environment and do not have an adverse effect on surfaces

- Not flammable

- Does not cause drying and loss of hand fat


All the disinfectants that are available in the markets each have their properties and characteristics, but nowadays the priority is to use products that do not harm the environment. It means using biobased products.

Biobased Hydro PoroSept Plus 0% alcohol product

Biobased Hydro PoroSept Plus product is based on pico-technology (pico-technology means particles a thousand times smaller than nano).

This innovative product is so small that it easily enters around the core of pathogens and dries them from the inside.

This product is safe to use because it contains an ingredient that protects the good bacteria on your skin.

Some of the laboratory tests that have been performed on this bio-based disinfectant are as follows:

- DIN EN 14476 (Chemical disinfection and antiseptics - Quantitative suspension test for the assessment of virucidal activity in the medical field - Test method and requirements) –

- DIN EN 1500 (Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Hygienic hand rubbing - Test method and requirements)

- DIN EN 1040 (Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - Quantitative suspension test for the assessment of the bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics

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