Australia’s Skin Elements plots to disrupt the global disinfectant market

Peter Malone, Executive Chairman of Skin Elements

Despite COVID-related restrictions continuing to ease, cases are still in the tens of thousands nationally, with the potential for new variants to emerge. Added to this is the resurgence of international and domestic travel, which also has the potential to spread germs.

How can Aussies keep safe from variants?

Executive Chairman of Perth-based company Skin Elements Peter Malone said it is vital that people continue to disinfect surfaces and keep homes and workplaces clean, and it’s essential they use a product that is not only able to kill off COVID-19, but is also safe in all settings.

“As reminders about hand hygiene and social distancing start to drop off, and we learn to live with COVID-19, it’s easy to become complacent and forget how easy germs of all kinds can spread. Without fearmongering, it is still important that people continue to clean surfaces and high-traffic areas to protect themselves against all kinds of pathogens, as well as COVID-19.”

“This product is an absolute game-changer as there’s nothing else quite like it on the market.”

Skin Elements has spent more than $35m developing organic household products, including the non-toxic disinfectant proven to effectively kill off COVID-19, as well as other germs.

“We’ve spent almost two decades developing a 100% plant-based formula, safe for people of all ages, tested against COVID-19 and a range of other potentially dangerous pathogens.”

How effective is Skin Elements’ disinfectant?

Mr Malone said the formula has been granted the highest ever approval rating by the Australian TGA, rated 99.99999% effective against COVID-19 (or a Log 7 reduction), making it 1000X more powerful than products rated 99.99% effective. As well as COVID-19, the unique formula is also able to kill off a range of other pathogenic bacteria including;

  • E. Coli: Commonly found in the intestines of humans and other animals, some strains of E. coli can cause severe food poisoning.
  • S. aureus: Also known as Golden Staph. While harmless is most situations, if the bacterium enters the body through a cut in the skin, it can cause a range of mild to severe infections. May cause death in some cases.
  • Salmonella: Salmonella infection is a type of gastroenteritis, severity of symptoms depends on the number of bacteria ingested, your age and your general health.
  • Proteus Vulgaris: Typically inhabiting the intestinal tracts of humans and animals, this bacterium is known to cause wound infections and other species of its genera are known to cause urinary tract infections.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Pseudomonas is a group of bacteria that can cause various types of infections, with some superbug strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa causing infections that are resistant to some antibiotics.

Mr Malone said the formula is suitable to be used in settings with vulnerable people, including hospitals, aged care, and childcare facilities, and areas that come into contact with food.

“We know people want to use products that are good for themselves, their families and the planet, which is why we’ve dedicated so many years developing our unique formula.”

Skin Elements also recently produced more than 120000 litres of the formula (disinfectant) in its first major sales order with distribution partner Pacific Health Care, with the product now stocked at more than 160 IGA stores in Western Australia alone.