Exquisite Hand Sanitizer

Exquisite Hand Sanitizer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

August. 28, 2013

This review is for: MicroSan Foaming Alcohol Handrub


Exquisite Hand Sanitizer I actually received this product from my Step-Mother who works as a receptionist in a doctor’s office. This is the hand sanitizer that they use at the office. It comes ina 400mL, and 50mL bottle. The 400mL bottle has a twist locking pump that I find actually quite useful. After I use it I lock it so that there is no way that anyone else can actually pump it other than myself.

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This is actually a really great hand sanitizer. It does have a slight alcohol smell, but once it is rubbed into the hands it the smell is gone. It is a foaming sanitizer so it doesn’t have that sticky feeling you get with some gel products, and it is fast breaking. The active ingredient is Ethanol (Alcohol) 70% v/v. It is a topical antiseptic solution used for hands, and is effective in destroying most bacteria. However, use caution. It is for external use only, and it is flammable as it is mostly alcohol. Keep away from heat, and open flames. Avoid contact with eyes; if this occurs flush immediately with water. The non-medical ingredients are: Water, propyl alcohol, glycerine, DEA-C8-C18 perfluoroalkiethyl phosphate, butylene glycol, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, cocoglucoside, and glyceryl oleate. As a security feature this product is shipping in factory sealed cases only.


I have been using this for quite some time. As apposed to other hand sanitizers I have used it doesn’t leave that wet/sticky feeling. This makes it much easier to get your gloves on without wiping your hands down with paper towel prior. It also dries into the clients skin faster making it a little quicker to get to the stenciling process. After cleaning, and shaving the skin I also apply a little hand sanitizer before my stencil solution to help the skin dry slightly, and have the stencil bond better. It also has moisturizers in it. This helps quite a bit with people who have dry skin; myself included. I have even had times where I would be out of conventional moisturizer—and my skin would be dry and itchy—and I would apply this hand sanitizer to my arm, or legs, and the itching sensation would be gone completely!


It is also an added bonus that it is medical grade. Other sanitizers I’ve actually had to toss, and replace as the health unit didn’t approve of the brand, or what have you. Whereas MircroSan is very widely uses, and accepted in the health field. As most people say: Your tattoo shop should be as close to a doctor’s office as possible. What better way to achieve this goal than to use what the doctors use? There are even other steps you can use such as using medical grade cleaners, hand soaps, etc. Personally, in my city the hospitals use CaviCide to clean blood spills, and such, so that’s what I use in my studio.


I honestly recommend this product 100% to anyone who has been hassled by the health unit about their hand sanitizer, or who just hasn’t found one that is just right for their hands. This product easily gets a 5 out of 5 star rating. It works wonders, gets the job done, and doesn’t dry out your hands, or leave a sticky feeling!


Ultimate Disinfectant

★ ★ ★ ★

July. 31, 2013

Cavicide tattoo review tattooradar.com This review is for: CaviCide


CaviCide is a Tuberculocidal, Bacterialcidal, and Fungicidal surface disinfectant. It is ready-to-use, and contained biodegradable detergent. CaviCide is tested effective on inanimate surfaces against Mycobacterium tuberculosis var: bovis (BCG), Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Trichphyton mentagrophytes, Candida albicans, Methiclillin Resistant Staphylocococcus aereus (MRSA), Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus Faecalis (VRE), Satphyloccocus aereus with Reduced Susceptibility to Vanomycin, Multi-Drug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebiella pneumoniae, Bordetella peterussis, Extended Spectrub Beta-lactamase Escherichi coli (ESBL), Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Coronavirus, and Influenza A2 Virus. An appoxymate three minus sit period is required to cover ALL of the above mentioned, with a minimum sit period of thirty secons.


CaviCide’s active ingredients ae: Diisobutylphenoxyethoxyethyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 0.28%, Isopropanol 17.20%, and inert ingredients 82.52%. It is also corrosive so be sure to keep out of reach of children, and avoid contact with eyes. Avoid contamination of food. Flush with plenty of water for at least fifteen minutes if you get it in your eyes. CaviCide is what is used in the hospital here to clean blood spills, and other non-critial medical instruments. CaviCide will effectively clean, and disinfect your machines, work station, vinyl seats, your stool, clip cord, power supply, and even your floor if you deem necessary. I use green soap for routine floor cleaning, and CaviCide once weekly.


Proper use of this product is to apply directly to the surface, and wipe clean with paper towel, or rinse the surface and wipe dry, or allow to air dry. When cleaning my machines I spray onto a paper towel, and wipe the machines down thoroughly making sure to get into every crack, and space. This is mainly to remove the chance that anything could be left behind, and cause excess moisture build up on my machines. Everything else gets a direct spray. Be sure to always wear gloves as this product is corrosive, and a mask if available. I have been told that CaviCide is very dangerous to your lungs if inhaled. It can also be used in an ultrasonic cleaner with a mixture of 30mL (1fl. oz) of CaviCide per litre (0.26gal) of distilled water. Immerse objects into the mixed solution, and activate for three minutes or more.Cavicide tattoo review tattooradar.com


I’ve been using CaviCide for my entire career, and have never had a single infection, or any other complication that could come from my machines, work surface, or anything else around my work area. All of my bottles, jars, work station, arm rest, bed, machines, everything is cleaned with CaviCide. Do NOT dilute. Using CaviCide with proper cleanliness, and cross contamination reduction practices will result in a very clean, and sanitized environment for your tattooing.

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CaviCide gets a 4 out of 5 not because it lacks the power to clean, and sanitize your studio, but mainly because of how dangerous it can be if used improperly. Granted any solution you use to sanitize will do this, but not everyone takes the proper care to wear gloves, and a mask when using their products. I recommend it to everyone, and have even gone as far as giving some away to friends who tattoo to be sure they have the best possibly agent available. Remember do not dilute the solution, and if you are not using disposable grips wiping them down with CaviCide, or running them through an ultrasonic cleaner is not enough to sterilize. You MUST use an autoclave.