prow·bai·aa·tuhk a substance which stimulates the growth of microorganisms. Especially those with beneficial properties (such as those of the intestinal flora).
People have been talking about probiotics for quite some time now. I admit, when these things first came out, I was excited to use them… but I didn’t really know what they were. So, in laymans terms… here’s what the word “probiotic” means to me. A probiotic is basically “good” bacteria that can work with your body to keep it healthy. Some of these pro-bios can be found in foods like yogurt. Activia yogurt is a well known yogurt that help bring out awareness and popularity for probiotics. But right now, I want to talk to you about something I have just began to hear about… probiotic hand sanitizers.
Why Do Hand Sanitizers Need Probiotics?
Okay, we know that hand sanitizers are used to help rid your surface skin of germs and icky stuff like that. So, if we kill the germs, why do you need probiotics in it? Well, from what I have researched, the probiotics put in the sanitizer helps put good bacteria onto your skin after the sanitizer rids the germs. Thus, a new protective barrier is there and you have an even better chance at staying clear of surface able viruses.
Believe me, when I first heard about this new trend,m I was like, “oh boy… another way to get into our pockets”,lol. But, with the flu and cold season right in front of us, I want to make sure that I can do any and everything to help keep me and my family healthy. And safe from these diseases that seem to get stronger and more harmful every year. So, I am using one from Desert Essence.
Full Disclosure: I was given a few products from Desert Essence and Momsmeet to try and I wrote this article as a result of receiving these products. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.
Desert Essence Probiotic Hand Sanitizer
This pure, potent hand sanitizer kills 99.99% of germs while delivering good bacteria courtesy of probiotic-packed Kefir, which nourishes and conditions the skin.
- Uses a patented technology to create a “membrane” around the
probiotic to protect it from the antibacterial formula. Probiotic benefits
will be delivered after the sanitizer activity completes. This means the
sanitizer doesn’t kill the probiotic, and the probiotic doesn’t neutralize
the sanitizer. The bad bacteria is eliminated, and the probiotic thrives.
- A powerful combination of botanical extracts including Tea Tree Oil,
Thyme, Elderberry and Echinacea also help reduce bacteria.
- A 1.7 oz bottle of Desert Essence Probiotic Hand Sanitizer typically
retails for $4.49 and an 8 oz bottle typically retails for $9.99.