Frequently Asked Questions

There is no alcohol in Selvan85. Does it really work as a hand sanitizer?

Yes! Selvan85 includes Benzalkonium chloride, a sanitizing active ingredient that works without alcohol.

Is Selvan85 effective on COVID-19?

Selvan85 is registered with the FDA as a hand sanitizer and contains sufficient active ingredients to meet the requirements for that designation. When properly applied, Selvan85 should sanitize 99.9% of germs.

According to the FDA:
"There are currently no drugs, including hand sanitizer, approved by FDA to prevent or treat COVID-19. The best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick is by washing your hands with plain soap and water, advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."
"...there are some hand sanitizer products containing benzalkonium chloride as an active ingredient that may be legally marketed if they meet the requirements for marketing under section 505G of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act."
"Hand sanitizers using active ingredients other than alcohol (ethanol), isopropyl alcohol, or benzalkonium chloride are not legally marketed, and FDA recommends that consumers avoid their use."

Really? There have been numerous reports of unapproved, ineffective, or even dangerous products being sold as “hand sanitizers”. How can I be sure Selvan85 is a legitimate product?

The FDA does not endorse products but does register hand sanitizers to ensure compliance and the use of safe & effective ingredients. The Selvan85 product line is registered under National Drug Codes 90095-001-xx. If you or your company needs additional documentation, please contact us so our technical support, who can provide safety data sheets, NDC registration information, and other safety documentation.

For more information: Is Your Hand Sanitizer on FDA’s List of Products You Should Not Use?

What is so special about Selvan85 and why does it cost more? What is super-premium? 

Generally Selvan85 is cost comparable with other hand sanitizers that contain aloe vera because less product is needed per application. One application of Selvan85 takes approximately 1/3 as much product as alcohol-based gel sanitizers.

Super premium is a term used to indicate the product includes a high content of the best quality ingredients. For example, according to the IDFA, “Super Premium" ice cream tends to have very low overrun and high fat content, and the manufacturer uses the best quality ingredients. Many hand sanitizers contain some aloe vera. Alcohol-based sanitizers add aloe vera to offset the drying effects of alcohol. In theory they could have up to 40% aloe vera but generally use lower cost and thickening agents limiting the aloe vera content to much lower than 40%. We define a “super premium” hand sanitizer as containing at least 75% aloe vera.

Selvan85 has over 85% aloe vera content, feels great, and moisturizes instead of dehydrates so there is no need to apply moisturizer after use. There is no better hand sanitizer available!

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