Deb InstantFOAM® Complete

A World First Innovation

Deb InstantFOAM® Complete is the world's first alcohol-based foam hand sanitiser that is proven to be fully virucidal, yeasticidal and bactericidal, meeting all sanitising 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, preference and highly effective broad spectrum biocidal efficacy.


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Biocidal Efficacy

The highly effective formula has been fully tested and proven to provide broad spectrum biocidal activity.

The product has been very carefully formulated to enable its highly effective biocidal action to be achieved by optimising the level of alcohol with water, gelling agents and skin caring ingredients, without the need for any additional biocidal ingredients.

  • Virucidal:
    Proven full virucidal activity in accordance with EN14476 (Poliovirus/Adenovirus/Murine Norovirus), therefore effective against all enveloped and non-enveloped viruses, e.g:   H1N1, H5N1, H3N2, HAV, HSV-1, HIV-1, HRV,s, Rota & Filoviridae viruses
  • Bactericidal: in accordance with EN1500, EN12791, EN1276 and EN13727.
    Tested against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus hirae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This means it is effective against all bacteria (vegetative) including the following food spoilage organisms: Campylobacter jejuni, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.
  • Yeasticidal: in accordance with EN1650 and EN13624.
    Tested against Candida albicans.
  • Mycobactericidal: in accordance with EN14348.
    Tested against Mycobacterium terrae Mycobacterium avium.

Deb InstantFOAM® Complete kills 99.999% of common bacteria in 30 seconds and act:

10 times better than a product that is only 99.99% effective
100 times better than a product that is only 99.9% effective
1,000 times better than a product that is only 99% effective
10,000 times better than a product that is only 90% effective
100,000 times better than a product that is only 90% effective

Safety Promise

Deb InstantFOAM® Complete has been carefully formulated with safety in mind and can be used at the immediate point of need to provide instant hand hygiene. When used as directed the product dries in 20-30 seconds to provide a high level of hand hygiene.

Skin Hypoallergenic: Formulated and assessed to have low allergic potential for the skin.

Non-Irritating to Skin: Validated by a dermatologist to show the product has good skin compatibility and is non-irritating.

Does not create antimicrobial resistance: The highly effective non-specific, multi-target biocidal action of the product ensures there is no risk of antimicrobial resistance.

Food Safe: Formula tested and proven to not have the potential to taint food, ensuring suitability for use by workers in food manufacturing & processing environments.

Compatible with gloves: Independently tested to prove the product can be applied to hands prior to wearing latex, vinyl and nitrile gloves without effecting material integrity.

Foam Preference

Unlike with liquids, foam does not run off the hands and provides the user with complete control of the product without dripping or splashing, ensuring the full dose is applied effectively with every application. Compared with gels, foam does not contain gelling agents that leave the hands feeling sticky, particularly after multiple applications

"Independent research has shown that 84% of users prefer foam
to gel due to being non-sticky and fast drying"2.

Deb InstantFOAM® Complete is a liquid that is dispensed as foam, offering many unique benefits compared with alcohol hand sanitisers that are dispensed as a liquid or gel:

Up to 10 times more effective — Independent laboratory tests prove that Deb InstantFOAM® Complete is efficacious to 99.999% against most germs and bacteria.

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. Deb InstantFOAM® Complete does not require polymer thickeners and therefore leaves no sticky after feel.

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

No mess — Deb InstantFOAM® Complete is dispensed as a foam and remains this way on the hands during the application. Alcohol liquid and 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 Deb InstantFOAM® Complete contains 1000's of marble shaped bubbles that roll over the skin for an easy application. Gel and liquid 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 Deb InstantFOAM® Complete contains no thickening agents the risk of clogging is eliminated.

Reduced risk of "slips, trips and falls" — Deb InstantFOAM® Complete is dispensed in an appropriate portion and the foam appearance provides a visual cue to prevent excessive dispensing. Alcohol gel and alcohol liquid 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 - Each application of alcohol gel potentially adds another layer of thickening agents to skin, trapping dirt and germs. Deb InstantFOAM® Complete has no thickening ingredients and therefore multiple applications will not lead to a build-up on the skin.

2 Independent research Commissioned by Deb


Hands are the main vehicle for transmitting germs from one person to another, either directly or by touching shared objects and surfaces. Helping employees to improve their hand hygiene reduces the risk of cross contamination. 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)

Where to use

Deb InstantFOAM® Complete is ideal for use in all food handling environments where hand hygiene is critical to reduce the risk of cross infection. It is also suitable for use in cafeterias, offices, reception and lobby areas, rest rooms and any public facility with germ transfer hotspots and where a higher level of hand hygiene is desired to help prevent the spread of germs:

When to use

  • Food handling environments - use hand disinfectant as recommended by HACCP risk assessment.
  • Healthcare environments - use hand disinfectant as per the World Health Organisations "5 Moments of Hand Hygiene" recommendations.
  • General hygienic use - use hand disinfectant after coughing, sneezing, contact with body fluids or touching potentially contaminated surfaces.

How to use

For hygienic hand disinfection (according to the EN1500 standard) - apply 3ml and spread across all parts of hands for 30 seconds (60 seconds for viruses); re-apply as necessary to keep hands wet.

For surgical hand disinfection (according to EN12791 standard) - apply 3ml and rub in to hands using standard hand rub procedure; re-apply as necessary to keep hands wet for 3 minutes.

For general hand hygiene - ensure hands are clean and dry; apply enough product to wet the whole of the hands and rub together for 20-30 seconds until dry.

Features and Benefits

Feature Benefit

Complete broad spectrum activity

Highly effective formula kills 99.999% of many common germs and is fully tested and proven to be bactericidal, virucidal, yeasticidal and mycobactericidal.

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.


The rich foam is extremely pleasant for frequent use in-between hand washing, encouraging maximum compliance.

Perfume-Free and Dye-Free

No added perfume or dyes. Ideal for people who are sensitive to perfumes and dyes and who prefer products which do not have these added.

Clinically proven skin friendly formula

Independently tested and proven to prevent skin dryness even after frequent use.

Skin Hypoallergenic

Formulated to have low allergic potential to the skin and assessed by an independent toxicologist to be declared as "Skin 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.


Available in a range of sizes for use in different healthcare, workplace and public environments.

Glove compatible​

Suitable for use with latex, vinyl and nitrile gloves.


Scientific Test Data

Full details on scientific tests for the Complete Alcohol Foam Hand Sanitiser is available on request. Email [email protected]

Muslim Faith Statement

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