DermSafe Hand Sanitizer Provides Effective Alternative as Hand Dermatitis Increases from Excessive Use of Alcohol Sanitizers and Increased Hand Washing

by in News December 16, 2020
  • Unique polymers in DermSafe retain moisture to help protect against excessive dry hands & contact dermatitis
  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) used by doctors and dentists around the globe to kill germs
  • Recipient of the Canadian Dermatology Review Panel (DRP) Seal of Approval

VANCOUVER, BC – December 16, 2020 (CSE: OVAT and OTC: OVATF)  – Ovation Science Inc. (“Ovation” or the “Company”) discusses the use of its non-alcohol hand sanitizer DermSafe® as an effective option to combat hand dermatitis (excessive dry hands) which is now prevalent due to increased hand washing and use of alcohol hand sanitizers. In addition, Health Canada recently increased its recall list to over eighty alcohol-based hand sanitizers as they may pose health risks (Health Canada Recall and Safety Alerts, December 11, 2020). Ovation’s DermSafe is on Health Canada’s approved list of hand sanitizers that meet Health Canada’s requirements for sale in Canada (Refer to “ Hard-surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers (COVID-19): List of hand sanitizers authorized by Health Canada”).

Health Canada and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have advised everyone to wash our hands frequently and/or use a hand sanitizer in order to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. This preventive measure, although critical, has for some people caused complications, especially for healthcare workers, restaurant personnel and others that constantly wash their hands. This can result in dry, cracked hands, even hand dermatitis due to a reduction in the skin’s natural skin barrier. Hand dermatitis can interfere with work and quality of life. In addition, not all alcohol hand sanitizer are effective or deemed safe. Since June 2020, more than eighty alcohol-based hand sanitizers have been recalled by Health Canada as they determined they presented a health risk to the population. The risks includes dermatitis, skin or eye irritation, even respiratory problems and headaches (Vancouver Sun, “COVID-19: Avoid these hand sanitizers that are recalled in Canada”; Sep 19, 2020).

“It’s winter and we all know how dry our hands can get just from the weather alone, never mind all of the hand washing and sanitizer use. DermSafe is an effective alternative to alcohol hand sanitizers as it is a non-drying lotion made with our patented polymer Invisicare® which acts like a protective glove on your hands. Additionally, we use chlorhexidine gluconate or CHG, which has been safely used in soaps to prevent the spread of germs around the world for over 60 years,” said Terry Howlett, CEO of Ovation Science. He added, “We keep hearing from customers that have tried DermSafe that they cannot believe how great their hands feel after using DermSafe. This is also verified by an independent study conducted by California Skin Research Institute, that shows how our Invisicare technology used in DermSafe, retains the moisture level in your hands; even with multiple hand washings.”

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Statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

About Ovation Science Inc.
Ovation Science Inc. is a research and development company that develops topical and transdermal consumer products including DermSafe, all made with patented Invisicare® skin delivery technology. The technology enhances the delivery of ingredients to and through the skin and is protected by patents in eleven countries. With over twenty years of topical and transdermal drug delivery experience in the pharmaceutical market, Ovation’s management and science team have created a unique pipeline of over twenty-five patent-protected medical / wellness topical and transdermal products along with a line of anti-aging / beauty formulas. Ovation earns revenues from licensing and development fees, royalties, the sale of Invisicare to its licensees and now revenue from its own product sales.  Ovation has offices in Vancouver, BC Canada and Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Ovation trades on the CSE under the symbol OVAT. Visit our website

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