Prefense is a different kind of hand sanitizer. Rather than being a gel-like alcohol based product, it is silica based.
Prefense is a foaming hand sanitizer, but it has no real feel to it. There’s almost no scent – not lightly scented, but no scent. I even tasted it. It tasted a little bit like sand, but other than that, didn’t really have a taste either. On the bottle, it says Smooths. Softens. Protects. It does leave your hands feeling nice, but does it work? It’s hard to tell. I couldn’t find any independent research regarding Prefense. All studies stating that Prefense was an effective product (or their similar counterparts) were manufacturer driven.
Prefense makes some really strong claims that are difficult to substantiate during the one week I used the product. (Good for 24 hours, good for 10 hand washings, etc) Did we get the flu? Not that I can tell! H1N1? No…I don’t think so. However, one of my test subjects family members did get a nasty infection in their finger during the week. Coincidence? Maybe.
Maybe we’ve been conditioned that products have to have a scent/feel/effect for us to believe it’s working.
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