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Thursday, January 15, 2009

New PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer Skin Nourishing Foam

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This breakthrough formulation combines the luxury of foam with the moisturizing benefits of a lotion. It is clinically proven in a hospital setting to improve skin condition in 14 days1 with the exclusive DERMAGLYCERIN SYSTEM™.

This non-aerosol, alcohol-based foam:

  • Contains 7 moisturizers for optimal skin nourishment
  • Has broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity that kills 99.99% of the most common germs that may cause illness
  • Does not interfere with gloving
  • Is compatible with latex, nitrile and vinyl gloves and CHG

PURELL Instant Hand Sanitizer Skin Nourishing Foam meets:

  • CDC guidelines for hand hygiene in healthcare settings
  • NFPA and IFC regulations for alcohol-based hand rubs
  • Joint Commission guidelines

Soothing to the skin, it’s gentle enough for frequent use. It has:

  • No fragrance
  • No dyes
  • No fluorinated chemicals

PURELL Skin Nourishing Foam is available in the TFX™ Touch Free Dispensing System. According to a recent study, healthcare workers sanitized their hands 20.8% more often when PURELL was provided in a touch-free dispenser.2 It is also available in the FMX manual dispensing system, a 535 mL table top bottle or a 45 mL personal sized bottle.

For more information, call 800-321-9647 or visit the GOJO Healthcare website at

1. Clinical field evaluation #1, (February 11, 2008 to March 21, 2008), GOJO Industries, Inc. Study ID 2008-01-F10176. Clinical evaluation #2, (October 9, 2007 to October 11, 2007), RCTS Study ID 2301.
2. Larson EL, Albrecht S, O’Keefe M. Hand hygiene behavior in a pediatric emergency department and a pediatric intensive care unit: comparison of use of 2 dispenser systems. Am J Crit Care 2005 July; 14:304-11; quiz 312.
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About GOJO -

GOJO, the inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, is the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. The broad GOJO product portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing, skin care formulas and surface sprays under the GOJO®, PURELL™ and PROVON® brand names. GOJO formulations use the latest advances in the science of skin care and sustainability. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design, sustainability and functionality. GOJO programs promote healthy behaviors for hygiene, skin care and compliance in critical environments. GOJO is a family enterprise headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with operations in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan, Mexico, and Canada.


Contact Information

Contact: Kelly Ward-Smith, Public Relations Senior Manager

Phone Number: 330-255-6293
Mobile Phone: 330-819-8638


This contact information is for news media only. For other inquiries, please contact GOJO customer service at 1-800-321-9647 or use the GOJO Contact Us form.