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Title: HAND RECOVERY Skin Remediation Study

Date: January 1 st, 2019

1.0 Background:

This study tests the effectiveness of HAND RECOVERY by DERMAGLOVE, a two-in-one medical grade sanitizing lotion, to remediate the hands of a nurse who suffered from severe dermatitis.

Healthcare Workers (HCW) are expected and required to follow strict hand hygiene protocols and practices that involve consistent hand washing. While this helps prevent healthcare associated infections (HAI), the adverse effect – in combination with other factors – can lead to conditions like severe dermatitis due to skin irritation and dry skin.

In this case, the participant frequently washed her hands followed by applications of sanitizer to maintain protocol. As skin irritation developed, cold weather conditions enhanced her discomfort. Eventually, this led to bleeding and scabbing on the knuckles.

2.0 Objective:

The purpose of this study is to determine if HAND RECOVERY helps to remediate skin damage, specifically severe dermatitis, related to hand hygiene protocols for a HCW.

3.0 Potential Risks and Benefits:

  • 3.1 Known Potential Risks:

In 2010, a separate third-party conducted a repeat insult patch test on 50 participants to test for skin irritation/sensitization. At the conclusion of the test, there were no known potential risks or adverse reactions of any kind detected.

  • 3.2 Known Potential Benefits:

HAND RECOVERY is a two-in-one medical grade sanitizing lotion that delivers a long-lasting skin-supporting barrier, infused with organic essentials and nutrients that are necessary to teach the skin to repair itself, using its own unique ability to produce oils and lipids from the body. This is known as the body’s acid mantle and/or the body’s first line of defense. The skin is the largest organ and must maintain a healthy state to strengthen the body’s immune system. HAND RECOVERY provides the skin with the ability to naturally protect the body from environmental exposures and threats.

Almost a decade ago, AMA Laboratories conducted a moisturization study demonstrating DERMAGLOVE’s ability to improve skin moisture by 74.9% within 15 minutes of application vs. a leading sanitizing brand, which only improved skin moisture by 17.0%

4.0 Study Endpoint:

The participant in this study captured photographs of her hands to document the effectiveness of HAND RECOVERY over the trial period of 72 hours (see Appendix I & II). 

5.0 Study enrollment:

  • 5.1 Demographic:
    • Gender – Female
    • Race – Caucasian
    • Job Role – Nurse
    • Age Range – 30-40
  • 5.2 Recruitment:

Participant selection was accomplished through word of mouth.

  • 5.3 Inclusion Criteria:
    • HCW required to follow hand hygiene protocols
    • HCW required to wash hands frequently and use a sanitizer as part of hand hygiene protocol
    • HCW suffering from skin condition related to hand hygiene protocol
  • 5.4 Exclusion Criteria:
    • Individual not considered a HCW
    • Individual not required to follow a hand hygiene protocol
    • Individual without a skin condition related to hand hygiene protocol

6.0 Study Agent:

  • 6.1 Ingredients & Packaging:

HAND RECOVERY is an FDA medical-grade and registered 70% ETOH sanitizing lotion. Furthermore, HAND RECOVERY meets the healthcare sanitizing protocols and practices as both a sanitizer and a secondary skin repairing lotion. 

It is packaged in a 75ml atomizer bottle that is leak-proof and cross-contamination proof. The bottle is recyclable and made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Furthermore, the bottle is free of Bisphenol A, which is primarily used in clear carbonate plastics.

Active Ingredient: Ethanol 70% v/v

Inactive Ingredients: 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, acrylate crosspolymer, glyceryl monostearate, ethylene glycol distearate, glycereth-18 ethylhexanoate (and) glycereth-18, lanolin, cetyl alcohol, Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), Vitamin C (Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate), Vitamin E (d-I alpha tocopherol acetate), water (aqua)

  • 6.2 Method of Administration:

HAND RECOVERY is applied to hands and rubbed until dry. Product may be used on all skin surfaces.

7.0 Data Confidentiality:

Participant provided consent to share the information included in this study. All personal information is kept safe with limited access and no other personal information has been shared without participant’s consent. 

8.0 Conclusion:

HAND RECOVERY remediated the participant’s skin condition after 72 hours. During this trial period, the HCW never deferred from her hand hygiene protocols, which included excessive hand-washing and hand-sanitizing. Images documenting the daily progress demonstrate gradual healing each day (see Appendix I & II), which eventually resulted in an overall improvement in skin condition.

Daily Progress

Day 0

Day 1 — 24 Hours Later

Day 2 — 48 Hours Later

Day 3 — 72 Hours Later

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