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As the war on the pandemic rages on, so makes the demand for hand sanitizers. Handvana, As Seen on TV, is an FDA registered and USA based company behind the Handvana HydroClean Foam as well as the Handvana HydroClean Gel. Both are sanitizing solutions with three special ingredients that not only moisturize the hands but are also capable of combating up to 99.9% of disease causing germs found in most homes, gyms, and workplaces. There is a lot of controversy surrounding Handvana so please thoroughly read below and ask us any questions you may have. Below is a detailed breakdown of both products, how they work, and why they are being called a scam.

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Both products serve the same purpose but have a few key differences that will effect which one, if any, you choose to purchase. (We discuss these difference later) Remember, we don't care if you purchase either or any, it is our goal to present you with all factual information so that you may form your own opinions. TVStuffReviews is not affiliated with Handvana.

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Handvana HydroClean Foam

According to the products' description on the company's website, the HydroClean Form is an all-natural ingredient sanitizer that is hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types. It is odorless and capable of fighting against common bacteria, viruses, and fungus. The most shocking claim is that it can do this without alcohol!

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Total Cost Breakdown

The sanitizer is manufactured, packaged, and shipped from the USA through some retailers and the company. A single 7 fl oz. bottle currently goes for $14.99 with shipping and handling fees of $6.99 totaling to $21.98, according to their website. However, they will scratch off the shipping & handling fee with their Family Pack and Friends and Family Pack Offers. With the former, you get 6 bottles of 7 fl oz. to the tune of $77.94 whereas the Friends and Family pack comes with 12 bottles of 7 fl oz. all for the price of $119.88.

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How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Pop open the lid of the Handvana HydroClean Foam bottle using one hand and spray it onto your other palm.

    You should notice that one squirt is enough to cover the entirety of your hands unless you have huge hands.

  2. Set the lid aside and rub your hands together.

    You will need to spread the sanitizer all over your hands and especially in between your fingers. The fast acting foam should be enough to cover both your hands with one squirt.

  3. Carry on with your life

    It's that easy and simple to use. No instruction manual is necessary. Once the foam has dried off from your hands, close the lid and store the bottle in room temperature until the next use.

Is Handvana a Scam?

Active Ingredients

The Handvana HydroClean Foam sanitizer is made Benzalkonium Chloride, which is an organic salt with antiseptic properties. It takes up to 0.13 w/w of the constituent ingredients, which is okay. Studies have shown that 0.2% concentration of the same does not combat certain viruses, while 0.05% concentration does.

Inactive Ingredients

The product is also made from water, aloe leaf juice, glycerin, propylene glycol, carbomer, vitamin acetate, and sunflower seed oil. There are also extracts from cranberry fruit, pomegranate, blueberry, strawberry, kiwi, watermelon, grape, raspberry, Camu Camu, acai, goji, and broccoli. You can check the side of the bottle for the full list of ingredients.

How it Works

Unlike other alcohol-free hand sanitizers, Handvana prides itself on three major ingredients out of all the best ones listed. These include aloe vera, pure hemp seed oil, and hyaluronic acid, which work in collaboration with their main sanitizing agent to rid the hands of disease causing germs.

While it's not clear what the sanitizing ingredient is due to Trademark restrictions, the product is FDA registered. Most hospitals have incorporated it in their daily use to also act as moisturizers leaving the hands smooth and soft.

Warnings and User Disclaimer

  • No Alcohol content

    The Handvana HydroClean foam uses Benzalkonium Chloride as it's primary active ingredient. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recomends to use hand sanitizers which contain at least 60% of alcohol, which the Handvana does not.

  • Allergies

    The Benzalkonium Chloride present in the sanitizer could trigger allergic reactions on the skin, causing rashes, hives, itching, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin. In other cases, it may also lead to side effects such as high fever, wheezing, closing up of the throat and chest, leading to difficulties in breathing, swallowing, and talking. The compound may also trigger some swelling in the mouth, face, lips, tongue, and throat.

  • Can be Dangerous for Children

    Benzalkonium Chloride can also cause adverse effects when consumed by children and therefore needs to be stored away from their reach. If it comes into contact with a person’s eyes, rinse using lots of fresh water, and seek medical attention immediately. Failure to which may cause blindness or permanent eye damage.

  • Legalities

    The company rids itself of all liabilities that may come from any buyer using Handvana to diagnose, treat, cure, or cure any disease. They urge anyone to refer to take necessary precautions and always refer to the product's description. As such, they may be registered, but as of April 2020, evaluation by FDA on whether they adhere to the set regulations, policies and standards is yet to be achieved.

Features

  • Visible White Foam

    The Handvana Hydroclean sanitizer develops a white foam as soon as you start rubbing it on your hands. This is very useful in identifying the patches on your skin that you haven't applied the sanitizer on. Other transparent gel-based sanitizer users face this problem from day to day, placing them at greater risks of germ infestation.

  • Multipurpose usage

    Who said the hands are the only parts of the body that require proper sanitation? The Handvana can be used past your palms into your upper arms and feet if you like to walk without shoes. However, enough care is needed not to apply it on your head, ears, or anywhere near your genitals.

  • Manufactured in the USA

    There are many advantages that come with the parent company based in the United States. For starters, shipment is swift and fast upon order. In case of any problems or reactions, you can always pop on down to the company for help. Finally, quality and standard approval are needed by the FDA for public usage.

  • Offers on quantity and Pricing

    To benefit from the economies of large scale has the Friends and Family Package that has ships out 12 bottles free of charge. If you're a small family of six or less, each one can benefit from the Family Package that ships out six bottles, also free of charge. Moreover, each bottle's capacity comes with as much as 7 ounces (200 ml) of fluid sanitizer that is more than enough by hand sanitizer standards. Competing manufacturers are not as generous and may give as little as two fluid ounces in one bottle.

The Positives

  • Two in one hand sanitizer

    The ingredients used in Handvanna reduces the need for moisturizers. Many users will testify to the hydrating features characteristic of the sanitizer. Users using other forms of sanitizer and antiseptic often complain about dry skin peeling. With the Handvanna, you are more likely to save on the cost of buying a moisturizer.

  • Works as intended

    You are less likely to develop illnesses from disease, causing germs when sanitizing your hands with the Handvana. Its active ingredients kill up to 99.9% of germs, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. With the Coronavirus stirring up the world, the company markets the product as a frontline defense against the deadly virus.

  • Contamination is minimized

    The Hydroclean Foam sanitizer comes in a spray bottle that allows users to squirt the sanitizer out without contaminating the bottle's opening. This makes it a great choice for sharing within families as well as public facilities such as hospitals.

The Negatives

  • Lacks FDA's seal of approval

    Claims made by the company go well with what to expect from any hand sanitizer. However, the fact that they have not been approved makes users question on the legitimacy of their products. Being FDA registered doesn't carry the same kick as being FDA approved.

  • Non-disclosure of all active ingredients

    As much as the company has done its best to list most of the active ingredients used in the making of the sanitize, they have withheld information on one unidentified ingredient. Once transparency becomes questionable, buyers may be inclined to purchase a product that could potentially trigger their allergies.

Handvana HydroClean Gel

The Handvana HydroClean Gel is the company's larger entry into the sanitation market, as seen on TV. It maintains some standards set by the Handvana Hydroclean Foam with some noticeable changes. For starters, the gel comes in a larger transparent bottle with a capacity of up to 16 fluid ounces. Moreover, the gel is now odor-free with no scents to choose from. Here's a complete breakdown of the prices, pros, and cons of the Handvana HydroClean Gel formula.

Official Handvana Gel Website

Cost Breakdown

Like the former, you can order the Handvana HyrdoClean Gel off the company's website here, or purchase it from a retailer near you. One single bottle comes with 16 fl oz of sanitizer that costs $19.99 plus shipping and handling fees of $6.99, which ultimately costs a total of $26.98. You'll notice that the shipping fee hasn't increased despite the larger size and weight of the package.

Since the gel is made from the same company as the foam sanitizer, the same packages that save on cost are available for purchase. The Family pack offers 6 similar bottles of 16 fl oz to the tune of $107.94, whereas you'll have to cough up $179.88 for 12 bottles of 16 fl oz. in the Friends & Family package. Both offers have no shipping costs.

There are no listed retailers on Amazon, and all purchases have to be ordered directly from the manufacturer's website.

How to Use (3 Steps)

  1. Press the bottle's cap down with one hand and with the other, stick out your palm to the end of the tap.
  2. Once the solution drops onto your palm, release and spread it across both hands, not forgetting in between your fingers. One single press of the cap should be enough to squirt just the right amount you need. However, feel free to the solution and cover every square inch of your hands.
  3. Go on about your day once the gel has dried off your hands. It will, however, remain effective up to 3 hours on the application. Once you are done with it, store in a cool, dry place.

Primary Features

  1. Visible Light Green Gel

    Right off the bat, you may notice that this bottle is transparent and filled with light green gel. That means that you'll be all to know exactly which areas you have applied it to and which ones you still need application. The more you rub it on, the more it turns clear until it disappears from your hands.

  2. Increased Bottle Capacity

    Unlike the Handvana HydroClean foam sanitizer that came in a bottle capacity of 7 ounces, this one comes in more than double the capacity. You will be able to get 16 fluid ounces off the bottle capable of serving up a whole family for weeks to come.

  3. Alcohol free content

    Unlike most hand sanitizers, the Handvana gel chose the alcohol free route and instead made the most uses of Benzalkonium Chloride as an antiseptic. Their reasons are that alcohol based sanitizers can have drastic effects on the skin such as peeling and drying it. As a result, their solution does well to replenish the skin of its water content. Other reasons included avoiding catastrophic results when ingested by children and removing the risk of flammable substances in the house.

Ingredients

It's important to go through the ingredients of products just in case you are prone to allergic reactions.

Active Ingredient

The active ingredient in the gel remains the Benzalkonium Chloride 0.13% w/w salt that can kill 99.9% of disease causing germs. 

The Inactive Ingredients

You'll find traces of Hyaluronic acid, hempseed oil, aloe vera, coconut oil, water, glycerin acrylates/c10-30. What you won't find in this, however, are traces of alcohol.

How Handvana Works

The Active formula present has antimicrobial effects that can combat most gram-negative germs such as fungi, viruses, yeast, and protozoa. For the positives such as bacteria, it destroys their membrane and makes your skin uninhabitable. Hands may take up longer to dry than the Handvana foam due to the absence of alcohol present in the ingredient. Therefore, avoid rubbing it off on your clothes as this may likely pick up more disease-causing germs.

Warning

The Handvana HydroClean Gel isn't a cure or potent defense against the Virus that's currently circulating in the world. Stick to general hygiene measures by washing your hands with soap and water. Refrain from touching your nose, mouth, and eyes whether you've used the gel or not.

Positive Points

  1. Neutralizes common germs

    The compound salt present works as an active antiseptic to kill common household bacteria and germs. The sanitizer also works to get rid of some common cold and viruses.

  2. Odor Free

    Some people have sensitive noses that don't go well with certain synthetic fragrances. The Handvana gel eliminates such discrepancies by going odorless. It's amazing how they have neutralized fragrances from each constituent ingredient to end up with no smell.

  3. Multipurpose features

    The gel nourishes the skin and hands with its hydrating effects. They, therefore, end up looking smooth and soft to the touch while at the same time riding your hands of disease causing germs.

  4. More capacity

    It's no secret that sanitization efforts have peaked during the pandemic period. Therefore, 16 ounces provided within the bottle should be more than enough to sanitize your loved ones within this period. If all goes well, you'll be left with plenty of hand sanitizer for use even after the pandemic.

  5. Premium Packaging and Multi-packs sale

    Sharing is allowed with the premium bottle that does not allow contamination after use, provided they stay clear from the nozzle. Moreover, if you're in charge of an institution, you can save up on shipping and handling costs by going for the multi-pack offers.

Negative Points

  1. The product is only available for order on their website

    Handvana is not readily available like other hand sanitizers despite its numerous marketing campaigns, as seen on TV. As a result, discounts and sale offers are non-existent with the product if it were to be found on websites like Amazon.

  2. Lacks FDA's seal of approval

    The company has a lot of selling points, such as the gel's active ingredient, odorless, and alcohol free solution. However, they remain unapproved by the American FDA even though they are registered. Moreover, the fact that none of their products are only sold through their website does very little to boost consumer confidence.

Healthvana vs. Handvana

The lack of transparency within Handvana products is already a red flag as it is. However, infringing on a reputable company such as Healthvana is a whole different level of shade. According to an official tweet made by Healthvana, the company distanced itself with any affiliation with Handvana, the company dealing with hand sanitizers and gels.

Instead, Healthvana acts as a portal for patients to manage their health from the comfort of their own homes. By creating an account through their website www.healthvana.com also accessible through smartphones; patients are able to secure their medical data from various hospitals and receive medical advice on the go. The company recently partnered with the different testing locations for the COVID-19 to deliver relevant information to different account members. Account holders are able to log in and receive email notifications concerning testing centers as well as results. They also offer counseling depending on whether patients test positive or negative for COVID-19.

To avoid confusion, Handvana's parent company head is Hempvana LLC, managed by BulbHead/Telebrands. Back in March 18th, 2020, the company had its Facebook page linked to Heathvana as https://healthvanafoam.com.

However, within two days on March 30th, at 1.30, they updated the page to https://myhydrocleangel.com. It was a dangerous gamble to infringe on healthvana's company name and logo, but it looks like they have fixed it now. Nonetheless, there are still tons of videos circulating regarding the legitimacy of the product.

For starters, their bold claims to fight COVID-19 with their non-alcoholic based solutions are wanting. In as much as the FDA approved combinations of Benzalkonium, ethanol, and isopropanol to be used in sanitizers back in 2019, the effects of these two Handvana sanitizers remain unclear.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Upon order, when will I receive my shipment?

    The company assures its customers of orders taking a week to deliver. However, due to shortages caused by the coronavirus, they also apologize for orders that may take an additional extra two weeks to deliver.

  2. Where can I get help with my order?

    You can email the company through their website or call 1-800-548-1473 to place your order.

  3. Why are Handvana's products so expensive as compared to the rest in the market?

    The company makes no apologies when it comes to competitive pricing. It feels that other products are priced lower due to their alcohol based ingredients. On the other hand, Handvana's active ingredient that plus its moisturizing capabilities makes it pricing fair

  4. Do Handvana sanitizers kill Corona Virus?

    The company sticks by its statement that as of current timing, there are no studies based on Alcohol or Non-alcohol sanitizer conducted pitted against the Corona Virus. It doesn't falsely advertise nor give a definitive answer to the question.

  5. Who is the manufacturer of Handvana products?

    Handvana HydroCleanTM is an American based company that manufactures its products by American employees.

Summary

The question of whether or not to trust the company is a question on preference and taste. So far, the company seems legit on its product givings and functionality by backing up its active ingredients as approved by the FDA. However, the CDC recommends using alcohol-based sanitizers with a minimum of 60% alcohol concentration; which these hand sanitizers do not possess. As for Handvana, the company itself remains unapproved thus-far. Plus, their initial infringement on Healthvana's company name could raise eyebrows. We have ordered Handvana Foam and will be producing a video review as soon as it arrieves, so please check back soon as it's sure to be a good one! It is our belief that there is no "scam", the company is legitimate and the alcohol-free hand sanitizer likely works as claimed. (With that being said, we side with the CDC and prefer to stick with alcohol-based hand sanitizers as they have a longer and more proven history of being effective.)

The choice is yours, choose wisely.  :o)

Wise Advice

Do not buy Handvana online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Handvana online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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Posted: 26 Jul 2020 Amy Troutz - (Odessa, TX)

Love This Foam Sanitizer

I bought the 7 ounce bottle of foam sanitizer from a local CVS last week, and it has quickly become my favorite hand sanitizer around the house. It is smooth, odorless, and leaves my hands soft and hydrated. I highly recommend this product.

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