What is Cutan® Complete?

Deb Cutan® Complete is the world’s first alcohol-based foam hand disinfectant that is proven to be both fully virucidal and bactericidal, meeting all disinfection needs in one unique product solution.

Using patented Deb Foam Technology™ the unique perfume-free & dye-free alcohol-based liquid is dispensed as soft-structured foam and designed to be used without water to provide a complete solution for hand disinfection, combining safety and preference with highly effective broad spec trum biocidal efficacy.

Deb InstantFOAM® Complete kills 99.999% of many common germs in 15 seconds. Find out more about why is 99.999% important (pdf)
*Worldwide patent pending

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How to use Cutan® Complete

For general hygienic use apply 1-2 doses direct to clean hands and spread across all parts of hands for 30 seconds, (contact time for limited virucidal efficacy in 30 seconds; fully virucidal in 40 seconds) or until dry. 

For hygienic hand disinfection according to the EN1500 standard, apply 3ml and use as above.

Recommended areas to use Cutan® Complete

In addition to healthcare and food manufacturing, where hand disinfection is an established hand hygiene step, there are many other work and public areas where Cutan® Complete can be used, including:

  • Restaurants and cafeterias
  • Staff kitchens & food preparation areas
  • Areas of the workplace where there is interaction with the public
  • Where money is handled
  • At main office entry points
  • On desks in offices for personal use
  • Public building entry points
  • Airports
  • Public transport
  • Shopping malls
  • Sports & leisure venues
  • Education facilities – pre-school, primary, secondary, further and higher education
  • Issue to outdoor and mobile workers

Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

Why You Should Buy Cutan® Complete

Seven reasons why you should use Cutan® Complete in your workplace: keep you business working, save money, cost effective, make hand hygiene a priority, independently tested and preferred by users.

1. Keep your business working

Many organisations now regularly use hand sanitiser as part of their occupational health and safety programme. Cutan® Complete can play an important part in workplace hand hygiene, killing 99.999% of many common germs and bacteria.

2. Save money

21 separate studies* in a variety of different settings from around the world show that good hand hygiene practices can reduce illness, absence and associated cost on an average by around 40% (*Copies held by Deb Group). So encouraging staff to wash their hands and use hand sanitiser whilst at work could help minimise wasted time and resources and save organisations money all year round.

3. Cost effective

Cutan® Complete hand sanitiser is available in a variety of pack sizes and formats designed to be highly cost effective in use. For very low cost per day, each employee and visitor can have access to Deb InstantFOAM® Complete in their workplace and, when used in combination with normal hand washing, can help to significally reduce the risk of germs being spread in the workplace.

4. Make hand hygiene a priority

Hands are the main vehicle for transmitting germs from one person to another, either directly or by touching shared objects and surfaces. So helping employees to improve their hand hygiene is the right thing to do throughout the year for every organisation. Guidance from the World Health Organisation:

  • Clean hands protect against infection
  • Protect yourself
  • Clean your hands regularly
  • Wash your hands with soap and water, and dry them thoroughly.
  • Use alcohol-based handrub if you don’t have immediate access to soap and water

(World Health Organization 2nd May 2009)

5. Independently tested for complete broad spectrum activity

The Cutan® Complete formulation is highly effective and complies with international test standards: Bactericidal (EN1500/ EN12791/EN1276/EN13727), Virucidal (EN14476), Yeasticidal (EN1650) and Tuberculocidal (EN14348).

6. Preferred by users

Independent research demonstrates that 84% of users prefer Deb’s alcohol foam sanitiser to their regular sanitiser. Cutan® Complete hand sanitiser is dermatologically tested to show the product is mild and non-irritant. It is toxicologically approved with the formulation assessed by a toxicologist and declared ‘non-toxic’ and is hypoallergenic. The product does not induce antibacterial resistance and is a ‘non taint’ formula, safe to use with food.

Why Foam is Better than Gel

The Cutan® Complete formula is a liquid that is dispensed as a foam. This ensures there are many unique benefits compared with alcohol hand sanitisers that are dispensed as a gel: 
up to 10 times more effectivepeople like itno sticky after feelquicker applicationno messspreads easilynon-cloggingreduced risk of slipsno residual build-up and effervescence.

Up to 10 times more effective — Independent laboratory tests prove that Cutan® Complete is efficacious to 99.999% against most germs and bacteria. Many alcohol gels claim efficacy at 99.99%. This means that Cutan® Complete is 10X more efficacious than many alcohol gels.

People like it — In studies, 84% of users preferred Cutan® Complete to traditional gel. Providing products that people like will result in higher frequency usage and thus the many benefits associated with proper hand hygiene.

No sticky after feel — Traditional gel style alcohol hand sanitisers feature polymer thickening agents and other ingredients that can result in a “sticky” feeling after application. Cutan® Complete does not require polymer thickeners and therefore leaves no sticky feel.

Quicker application — Complete coverage and rub-in is achieved using Cutan® Complete alcohol in less time than that required to spread and rub-in a traditional gel.

No mess — Cutan® Complete is dispensed as a foam and remains this way on the hands during the application. Alcohol gel products liquefy almost on contact with the hands, making it very difficult to manage the application without spilling or splashing.

Spreads easily — Each application of Cutan® Complete contains 1000’s of marble shaped bubbles that roll over the skin for an easy application. Gel style products simply smear over the hand, requiring a more concerted effort to complete total coverage.

Non-clogging — The various ingredients used to thicken gel hand sanitisers tend to accumulate on the tip of the dispenser and pump resulting in clogging and unpredictable dispensing, sometimes “shooting” product on to walls and floors. Since DCutan® Complete contains no thickening agents the risk of clogging is eliminated.

Reduced risk of “slips, trips and falls” — Cutan® Complete is dispensed in an appropriate portion and the foam appearance provides a visual cue to prevent excessive dispensing. Alcohol gel products are typically dispensed in much larger doses and the gel appearance makes it more difficult to determine the proper amount required, often leading to over application with the excess landing on floors, creating a potentially dangerous slip hazard for passers-by.

No residual build-up on skin — Like the problem of accumulated ingredients on the tip of the dispenser mentioned earlier, the same accumulation can occur on skin as a result of multiple applications. Each application of alcohol gel potentially adds another layer of thickening agents to skin, trapping dirt and germs. Cutan® Complete has no thickening ingredients and therefore multiple applications will not lead to a build up on the skin.

Effervescence — The refreshing bursting action of the 1000’s of Cutan® Complete bubbles help loosen dirt and dead skin cells that can harbour germs and bacteria. The static state of alcohol gel merely covers over the skin, trapping dirt and dead skin cells.

Cutan® Complete Features, Advantages & Benefits

Feature Benefit
Complete broad spectrum activity Highly effective formula is fully tested and proven to be bactericidal, virucidal, yeasticidal and mycobactericidal.
Kills 99.999% of many common germs.
Instant foam action - dispensed as a foam Rapidly and easily rubs across hands, providing the user with complete control of the product, preventing the dripping and splashing associated with using liquid alcohol sanitisers.
Does not contain gelling agents Unlike alcohol gel sanitisers, the product does not contain gelling agents that leave the hands feeling sticky, particularly after multiple use.
Pleasant-to-use The rich foam is extremely pleasant for frequent use in-between hand washing, encouraging maximum compliance.
Contains moisturisers Helps prevent skin dryness and leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed after use.
Hypoallergenic Scientifically formulated using ingredients with low allergic potential and independently assessed to be declared as "hypoallergenic".
Non-taining and HACCP assessed formula When used as directed in food production and preparation areas, the product does not influence the quality of foodstuffs or present any risk to the health of its consumers.
No mess Does not clog pumps or splash and drip on surrounding floor and wall surfaces as associated with liquid and gel sanitisers.
No water required Quickly dries on hands without the need for rinsing with water. Ideal for use outside the washroom at the point of need.
Convenient Available in a range of sizes for use in different healthcare, workplace and public environments.
Glove compatible Can be applied to hands prior to wearing latex, vinyl and nitrile gloves
Perfume-free and dye-free Helps reduce the potential for allergic reaction and skin irritation. Ideal for people who are sensitive to fragrances.

Deb InstantFOAM® Complete Scientific Test Data

Full details on scientific tests for Cutan® Complete are available on request. Email

Muslim Faith Statement

Download the Muslim Faith statement on the use of alcohol based hand sanitisers.