This pandemic has totally changed all of us. Being socially aloof and germophones has become the norm.
While most of us carry alcohol in our pockets when we need to go outside our homes, not a lot know the difference between Pharmaceutical vs. Cosmetic Grade Isoprophyl Alcohol?
Do you know?
Well, I honestly can say I still get a bit confused about it.
Defensil Health Defense Council
Good thing Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol teams up with Philippine Society for Microbiology for Hygiene Education Campaign to help families stay safe in the new normal.
Defensil and PSM form the Defensil Health Defense Council as they aim to be Filipino’s ally in germ protection. They launched the campaign “Create Your Daily Defense”, arming Filipinos with science-backed knowledge on proper sanitation and hygiene.
While it looks like everything is going back to pre-pandemic times with the traffic , opening of malls, physical events, and opening of tourist destinations and flights. The threat of the Covid-19 virus is still here.
Filipinos need to be extra vigilant these days when it comes to sanitation and germ protection. This is where what alcohol you use comes in and the Health Defense Council is giving us a lesson about:
Isopropyl Alcohol Label 101: Pharmaceutical vs. Cosmetic Grade Isopropyl Alcohol
Isopropyl Alcohols are registered under the Philippine FDA as either Pharmaceutical or Cosmetic Grade.
To know the difference, the front label of a pharmaceutical grade alcohol shows the product’s generic name enclosed in a box.
Meanwhile, the back label should show a DRHR number, which is the FDA Production Registration Number, proving that the product has passed the highest FDA Standards for isopropyl alcohol.
For Protection that’s Real
One way to prevent the spread of germs is regular disinfection of hands and high touch surfaces using a rubbing alcohol. To provide a higher level of defense against germs in the new normal, the Philippine Society for Microbiology is recommending Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol.
Created by Beauty Elements Ventures Inc, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol kills 99.9% of germs to give people the peace of mind that they are well-defended. It starts to kill germs on contact and upon constant use, will provide up to 12-hour protection.
Defensil 70%Solution Isopropyl Alcohol is also a pharmaceutical grade alcohol, which means that it has passed the strictest quality standards of the Philippine Food & Drug Administration (FDA). To know if an alcohol is pharmaceutical grade, people can check the label.
“With the expert knowledge of PSM and with protection that’s real from Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol, the Defensil Health Defense Council hopes to provide Filipinos with the information they need to stay protected in their homes, workplaces and as they go about their daily activities“ said John Paolo Calona, Senior Brand Manager of Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol
“PSM is honored to have a partnership with Defensil,” said Joel Cornista, President of the Philippine Society for Microbiology. “Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol contains the concentration of isopropyl alcohol known to kill germs on the skin and on different surfaces. Regular disinfection of the hands and high-contact surfaces are known measures to prevent the transmission and spread of germs.”
For more information on how to stay protected, the Defensil Health Defense Council is inviting Filipino families to visit the Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol’s Facebook page at facebook.com/defensil.philippines.
*Defensil 70% Isopropyl Alcohol was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli or E. coli and Candida albicans