All natural, water-based and non-flammable, the active ingredient in Zylast, BZT, is one of the most-studied compounds in history. It has been on the market for nearly 50 years in antimicrobial and wound-care products, and is considered safe and effective in concentrations of 0.1-0.2% by the FDA.
Zylast solves the issues of efficacy, persistence and comfort with approximately one-fifth the amount of product, so not only is it an ideal solution for killing germs, but it has an economic advantage as well.
In fact one 8oz bottle of Zylast provides the same recommended usages as five 8 oz. bottles of Purell!
Antimicrobial handwash takes 2 minutes to kill germs whereas Zylast works in just 15 seconds which is a more reasonable length of time for kids to wash.
Zylast has been shown in controlled clinical studies to prevent nearly 90% of illness outbreaks in schools and reduce illness absenteeism by 39%. Non-flammable and moisturizing, Zylast is safe for use in the home. When used in a hospital, it was the first sanitizer shown to reduce infections over hand washing alone.
The Zylast products are specifically designed to bond with the skin and provide persistence. Using the same in-vitro skin model, the active ingredient in the Zylast Antiseptic was studied and compared against leading market products and significantly outperformed every product on the market against transient bacteria, both gram-positive and gram-negative.
was compared to hand washing.
While Purell increased compliance – infection rates also increased
in 3 of the 4 categories studied.
MRSA is a variation of S. aureus that has mutated to be resistant to a specific strain of antibiotics, but that has no effect on topical antimicrobials. All Zylast products have been tested for immediate kill against S. aureus.
When testing was performed against E. coli, the Zylast Foaming Soap was shown to significantly outperform Lysol, CHG, and Lifebuoy soaps, still killing 100% of the transient bacteria 1 hour after the soap was applied and washed off, and 82% after six hours.
Antiseptic Antiseptic Lotion
Staphylococcus aureus 99.9999% 99.9919%
Staphylococcus aureus 99.9997% 99.9997%
The extended protection against transient MRSA of the Zylast products has also been evaluated using human skin substitutes in-vitro. The Foaming Soap was compared against other leading market products. Zylast reduced transient MRSA by 100% at 2 minutes after being applied and washed off, 93% after 1 hour, and 84% at 6 hours, significantly better than other antimicrobial soaps on the market.