Moist SURE Liquid Hand Sanitizer

Moist SURE Liquid Hand Sanitizer Evaluation

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Moist SURE Liquid Hand Sanitizer

Sultan Healthcare

Moist SURE Liquid sanitizes without drying, combining the strength of an alcohol-based cleanser with the soothing action of a lotion.

Moist SURE hand sanitizer from Sultan Healthcare is now available in a liquid formulation with enhanced emollients that moisturize hands like a lotion.

Designed for frequent use by dental professionals, the 63% isopropyl alcohol-based liquid meets FDA-proposed standards for a healthcare personnel hand wash, providing protection equal to or better than 4% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) but without the drying effect. The dermatologisttested, hypoallergenic liquid is CHG-compatible.

Moist SURE Liquid Sanitizer comes in 4-, 15-, and 33.8-ounce sizes. An auto-dispenser is available for the 33.8-ounce size.

Feel on Hands

Unlike other alcohol-based sanitizers, Moist SURE Liquid Sanitizer moisturizes and keeps skin hydrated for up to 2 hours after use. It rubs in quickly with no sticky or greasy feel, flowing into cracks and nail beds for better coverage. In a manufacturer- sponsored test, the sanitizer demonstrated moisturization comparable or superior to that of 3 lotions commonly used in healthcare settings.

Twelve of the 13 hygienists who evaluated the product rated its feel on their hands (not sticky or greasy)?3 evaluators rated it as excellent, 5 as very good, 2 as good, and 2 as fair. Four evaluators said it felt ?slightly sticky after use? and another noted, ?Once dry, it was completely invisible and unnoticeable.? The evaluator who cited ?the feel of my hands after use?soft, not dry? as her favorite feature said, ?I love this product.? Two evaluators said it took ?a long time to dry? while 3 said it dries quickly. One of these 3 evaluators said, ?It leaves my hands feeling great.?

Four evaluators rated prevention of skin dryness as excellent, 7 rated it as very good, and 2 rated it as good or fair. Comments included: ?makes your hands feel great,? ?doesn?t dry out my hands,? and ?easy on the hands, probably because of the added lotion.? When asked about the feature she liked most, 1 evaluator commented on ?how soft and smooth my hands felt after use.?

Ease of Use

Ease of dispensing was rated as excellent by 7 evaluators, as very good by 3, as good by 2, and as fair by 1. When asked about ease of donning gloves after using Moist SURE Liquid Sanitizer, 5 hygienists rated it as excellent, 2 rated it as very good, and 6 rated it as good. One evaluator said it ?dispenses a bit too much with each pump.? Two evaluators called the liquid a bit too thin, with 1 saying, ?it?s pretty runny and sometimes runs out of your hands.? One of the 2 evaluators who identified ease of dispensing as their favorite feature cited ?a good bottle/pump and nice consistency.?

When asked what they?d like to see improved, 3 evaluators mentioned ?the strong alcohol scent.? Three evaluators reported liking the fragrance.

Antimicrobial Efficacy

The benefits of alcohol-based handsanitizing products are emphasized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1 Like the entire Moist SURE line, the Liquid Sanitizer demonstrates rapid efficacy against antibiotic-resistant microorganisms, killing MRSA and VRE in 5 seconds. Germ-killing efficacy claims were rated as excellent by 6 evaluators, as very good by 6, and as good by 1. One evaluator was ?hesitant about purchasing it until I have more details about what ingredients [in the product] kill germs.? Another evaluator said, ?The biggest bonus is that it?s an antimicrobial. This is a must for the dental office!?

Overall Satisfaction

Overall satisfaction was rated as excellent by 3 evaluators, as very good by 6, as good by 2, and as fair to poor by 2. Nine evaluators called Moist SURE Liquid Sanitizer much or somewhat better than similar hand sanitizers and 9 said they would definitely or probably recommend it to colleagues. ?This was the best hand sanitizer I?ve ever used,? said a New York hygienist in practice for 4 years. ?It wasn?t sticky or overly fragrant, and it didn?t make you feel like you had chemicals on your hands. My co-workers were equally enthusiastic.? When asked what she?d like to see improved, an Ohio hygienist with 31 years of experience replied, ?Nothing. It was perfect!?


1. Larson EL, Quiros D, Lin SX. Dissemination of the CDC?s Hand Hygiene Guideline and impact on infection rates. Am J Infect Control. 2007;35:666-675.

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Moist SURE Liquid Hand Sanitizer
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