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FAQ's about Triple Active Gel

What is usage period-after-opening (PAO) time for the product?

Triple Active Gel shelf life is assured for 36 months with a PAO of 12 months i.e. to be used within 12 months after opening.

Will Triple Active Gel contaminate food?

 

No. Triple Active Gel has been independently tested as non-tainting to food when used as on the hands as directed by the on pack usage instructions. As with any product not designed for human consumption, it is not advisable to allow direct contamination with food.

What happens if the Active Defence Molecules are digested?

Active Defence Molecules are an ingredient included in Triple Active Gel to provide protection against allergens and developing skin disease. The risk to human safety of Triple Active Gel has been independently tested and if incidentally swallowed and digested in small amounts, the product as supplied is unlikely to cause any adverse effects.

What happens if Triple Active Gel gets into the eyes?

As with any skin care product, contact with eyes should be avoided. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water (for at least 10 minutes) and seek medical advice if discomfort and irritation persists.

Can Triple Active Gel permeate through nitrile and latex (single use) gloves?

No. Triple Active Gel has been specially designed for use under gloves. Independent testing confirms that it is compatible (including permeability) for use with Nitrile, Latex, Neoprene and Vinyl gloves.

Can Triple Active Gel be used on damaged, open skin?

No. Triple Active Gel has been specially designed for use under gloves. Independent testing confirms that it is compatible (including permeability) for use with Nitrile, Latex, Neoprene and Vinyl gloves.

Can Triple Active Gel be used on damaged, open skin?

No. Only registered pharmaceutical products prescribed by a doctor or physician should be applied to damaged, broken, open or cut skin. As a Class 1 Medical Device product, Triple Active Gel is specifically formulated to protect the skin and prevent skin disease; it is not a treatment for skin disease or damage. As such, should be used on in-tact skin only.

What is the pH level of the product and why?

Triple Active Gel has been designed with a pH specification set between 3.5 and 4.5 in order to ensure the product is stable and provide the skin care benefits of anti-allergen, anti-irritant and anti-perspirant. This pH specification also allows for a mild, skin friendly preservative system to be used. As with the answer to question 2, the product has been independently tested and does not show any human cutaneous irritant potential. The pH of the skin of the body is naturally slightly acidic (4.5 to 5.75) and when the skin is stressed, particularly hands which work hard and are exposed to external factors, the pH can be lower. Therefore, the pH of Triple Active Gel is aligned to the skin pH of hard working hands.

Can the product be applied on the body as well?

Triple Active Gel is specifically formulated and tested for use on the hands and under gloves and should be used as directed by the on-pack usage instructions. The product has not been tested and is not recommended for use on any other parts of the body.

Can the product be used without gloves?

Yes, it is perfectly safe to use Triple Active Gel without gloves as directed by the on-pack usage instructions. The triple active benefits of the product (anti-allergen, anti-irritant and anti-perspirant) will still apply to un-gloved hands to provide protection against contact with allergens or irritating substances; plus, the anti-perspirant action will help prevent hands sweating to improve grip and dexterity.

Can the product be applied hands with dry skin condition?

Yes. Triple Active Gel can be applied to hands where a dry skin condition persists, providing the skin is still in-tact and not broken or open – see answer to question 8. (Note: where workers are encountered with a dry skin condition they should always be recommended to daily apply a restorative skin conditioning cream.)

What is the definition of sick / healthy hands?

The normal interpretation for “sick” hands is where the person has been diagnosed by a specialist dermatologist, general practice doctor or physician as having a skin problem requiring medically prescribed treatment. This would normally be described as eczema, occupational dermatitis or even skin cancer.The normal interpretation of “healthy” hands is where a dermatologically based skin condition does not exist and the skin condition of the hands is in-tact and retaining a normal level of moisture.

Where the skin condition of the hands is “dry” (low level of moisture), it may be neither “sick” nor “healthy”. In these situations, the product can still be applied (providing the skin is in-tact and not broken or open), but the person should be recommended to daily apply a restorative skin conditioning cream.

Will Triple Active Gel make my hands dry?

No. Repeat Occlusive Irritation Tests show that when treated and untreated skin was exposed to both water and non-water based irritating substances, using Triple Active Gel reduces the rate of water loss by 63% compared to untreated skin. Given Triple Active Gel is designed to reduce sweat on the surface of the skin, using the product correctly should leave the surface of the skin feeling dry, not wet, with improved comfort and grip.

What is the correct amount of product to apply?

It is recommended that enough of the product is applied to cover the whole of hands: backs, palms, between fingers and around the finger nails. This should be around 1ml of product per application, which is the dose from one full push of the dispenser; or around the size of a 1p or 10 cent coin if dispensed from a tube. The product should be fully rubbed into the hands until it is completely absorbed and the hands are dry. It is recommended the product is applied at least 2-3 minutes before donning gloves to adequately allow for absorbing and drying.

What happens if too much product is applied or the product is not fully absorbed into the skin before donning gloves?

If the hands are still ‘wet’ when the gloves are donned (note: glove wearers are recommended by manufacturers to never don gloves with wet hands), then some residual product ‘condensation’ may remain on the surface of the skin. This can simply be removed at any point by taking off the gloves gently wiping the skin surface with a tissue or dry clean cloth to remove the excess ‘condensation’ only; the skin itself will remain protected by the product and the anti-perspirant action will then be fully realised.

How long will Triple Active Gel last on the hands?

Where the hands are gloved, the product will last at least 2-3 hours. If the hands are washed at any point, the product should be re-applied.

What should I do at the end of the day?

The accumulation of product on the skin during the day will create an effective triple active defence layer. At the end of the day it is recommended to wash the hands with and industrial soap or hand cleanser to remove the “defence layer” and apply a moisturising or conditioning cream as part of a daily skin health regimen.