Is the HÖUM Hygiene sanitizing range safe to use?

The HÖUM Malaysia brand has always prided itself on providing outstanding products based on innovative yet aesthetic principles. HÖUM Hygiene is an offshoot of the HÖUM Malaysia brand and offers a range of sanitizing solutions that have recently expanded into the healthcare industry in order to provide consumers with an environmentally friendly and safe choice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With this in mind, HÖUM Hygiene set out to create multiple sanitizing products made from plant-based ingredients that include Coco Glucoside, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium-7, Water, and Benzalkonium Chloride 0.1% (USA FDA Compliant, NDC 70136-101-04).

Here’s a more in-depth explanation of the main ingredients. Our solution contains an all-natural non-ionic surfactant made from sugar contents from corn/potatoes and coconut/palm with 0.1% Benzalkonium Chloride.

Benzalkonium Chloride is a quaternary ammonium, which is the active ingredient contained in alcohol-free hand sanitizer products. It is also an active antimicrobial ingredient that is non-flammable, and the low concentrations of 0.1% in the product makes it relatively non-toxic while retaining anti-bacterial properties.

For more assurance on the use of this ingredient, check out this in-depth journal report by The American College of Toxicology on how low concentrations of Benzalkonium Chloride can be safely used as an active ingredient in cosmetic products such as hand sanitizers:

Next, we have Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB), which is a mixture of closely related organic compounds derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA). 

Another ingredient is Coco-glucoside, which is a plant-based surfactant (foaming ingredient) derived from coconut or palm kernel oil, and glucose from corn or wheat. Coco Glucoside, is an especially powerful natural cleanser. Plus, because it is derived from coconut and fruit sugars, it is gentle enough for all skin types and is perfectly biodegradable. 

The resulting products made from this solution are fragrance-free, non-sticky, and contains a moisturizing formulation that is safe for children and people with sensitive skin to use on a daily basis. Plus, the sanitizing solution contains zero alcohol, thus is it completely non-flammable, non-toxic, and non-corrosive. It is also due to this that HÖUM Hygiene sanitizing products are safe for both the environment and people. 

Thanks to HÖUM Hygiene sanitizing products being made from plant-based material with active ingredients, they are able to provide effective anti-bacterial care that kills germs. Our products have also undergone strict regulations and are registered with the Malaysian Ministry of Health and the NPRA, alongside accreditation from the FDA, TUV, and GMP.