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Prevention: The Highest Standard in Salon and Spa Disinfectionfeaturing Prevention
Despite being so small that you can’t see them, germs are often the elephant in the room for salons and spas. Nobody wants to think about them, but their impact can be devastating for you and your clients. So how should beauty pros pick the best salon disinfectant to use?
There are 4 main things to consider: efficacy (what germs it kills), speed (how fast it does the job), safety (are there any potential side effects or hazards) and environmental impact (does it negatively affect the planet).
A one-step, ready-to-use EPA-registered disinfectant cleaner that is non-irritating to eyes and skin, has no harsh chemical smell and is biodegradable sounds like a magical unicorn. But this is no myth!
Prevention disinfectants, formulated with Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® technology, are specifically designed to meet your pro requirements to effectively disinfect surfaces, countertops, chairs and foot baths while remaining gentle on people, equipment and the environment. Prevention is available as a ready-to-use spray and wipes, as well as offering bulk refills that help salons save money and stay sustainable.
Just like the equipment you use for your services, your disinfectant should be purpose-built to help you do your job.
PREVENTION - DELIBERATELY DIFFERENT DISINFECTANTS
Prevention is the fastest. Prevention is an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant that kills viruses, bacteria and fungi in just 1 minute! Formulated to meet the requirements of state boards nationwide, Prevention is also tuberculocidal in 1 minute. Many commonly-used disinfectants have unrealistically long contact times, often requiring 10 minutes to be effective.
“In a busy spa or salon, beauty professionals don’t have time to let germs slow them down,” says Dan Woolford, Virox Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. “The Prevention formula is hospital-grade and kills germs faster than any disinfectant on the market.”
A quick spray or wipe is all that’s required to disinfect salon work surfaces, chairs, counters, reception areas and any other surfaces your clients may have come in contact with. Apply Prevention and allow surfaces to remain visibly wet for 1 minute, then wipe away any excess solution or leave to air dry. 60 seconds and you are done! Using Prevention means less time cleaning between appointments and compliance is a snap.
Prevention is the safest. You don’t have to resort to harsh chemicals to kill germs. Prevention disinfectants deliver hospital-grade efficacy against viruses, bacteria and fungi, but are non-irritating to eyes, non-corrosive to skin and not associated with any health hazards. Per its Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Prevention does not carry any hazard pictograms or statements and falls under the EPA’s lowest toxicity category.
How is this possible?! Well, the only active ingredient in Prevention is very low levels of hydrogen peroxide, which is combined with other commonly used, safe ingredients to be tough on germs, yet gentle on people. No special storage precautions are required, and Prevention comes in ready-to-use formats, eliminating the need for handling concentrated chemicals, which can pose further risks in the event of improper dilution.
Prevention is the easiest. Preventing infections in salons and spas is not something that should be left up to chance. You might assume that using a trusty old-school disinfectant on surfaces and equipment is good enough, but products are only effective if used properly - and too many disinfectants are surprisingly difficult to use.
Available as a ready-to-use spray and wipes, Prevention does not require mixing, dilution or daily new solution preparation. Apply and leave to air dry - that’s it! You don’t need to worry about over- or under-diluting and creating something that doesn’t actually work.
Best of all? No pre-cleaning is required. Prevention’s powerful detergents allow it to remain highly effective in the presence of residual dirt on surfaces. Other disinfectants, such as bleach, may not work unless the surface has been pre-cleaned with a separate detergent product.
Prevention is Better for the Environment
Many salons and spas have made the switch to products that are deemed safer for the environment to go green... but are still using disinfectants that can be harmful. Think about it. How many times throughout the day do you rinse or pour products down the drain? Unfortunately, some products may contain chemicals that can pollute local water bodies and even impact resident wildlife.
Prevention’s biodegradable products are different from regular disinfectants because they are powered by Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP). AHP is designed to break down into oxygen and water, which means that it can be dumped in a sink safely.
Prevention’s packaging has also been designed with our planet in mind. The RTU formula can be purchased in gallons and used to refill smaller spray bottles. For those who love using wipes, refill pouches are a convenient option to reduce single-use plastic waste instead of purchasing a new canister each time. With 90% less plastic than a canister wipe, these refill pouches are eco-friendly, cost-effective and easy to store.
Prevention disinfectants, along with their parent company, have received several awards and certifications because of this unique formula and their commitment to ensuring these products remain safe for the environment.
- LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council
- Champion in the Design for the Environment Program’s Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative (SDSI)
- EcoLogo® registered Disinfectant Cleaner
- Green Seal Certified
- EPA’s Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award
It is more important than ever to ensure that safety in a salon or spa is never a trade-off. Disinfecting with Prevention provides you with peace of mind that the safety of yourself, your clients and the environment is never compromised in the fight against infection.