Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Use Varigard?

Varigard traps and kills SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and a host of other dangerous pathogens for more than 2 hours after application, while other brands of hand sanitizers only kill for up to 30 seconds. It provides 3 layers of active ongoing germ protection, prevents germ spread to other surfaces, will not cause skin irritation or dryness even with repeated use, is flame retardant, organic and non-toxic.


What Exactly is Varigard Hand Sanitizer and How Does It Work?

When it comes to hand sanitizers, formulation is everything! Varigard is created with a patented, USDA bio-preferred polymer which provides 3 layers of active, ongoing protection using our Microglove Technology ™. The inner adhesion layer forms a protective barrier around your skin, the middle sterilization layer contains the encapsulated ethanol killing agent, and the outer sequestration layer contains our polymer which traps SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and other pathogens and attacks them thru polarization into the middle layer to be killed.


Does Varigard Actually Kill SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19)?

Yes. Varigard has been tested and proven by 3rd-party, FDA-approved labs to specifically trap and kill SARS-CoV-2 (not just “coronaviruses” in general as other brands simply claim) as well as other dangerous pathogens such as STAPH, MRSA, Pneumonia, and E. Coli. Please feel free to review our actual test results on our resource page.


Why Does Varigard® Hand Sanitizer Contain Alcohol?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that the general public use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.


How Many Uses Are in a 2 fl. oz. Bottle of Varigard® Hand Sanitizer?

If used as directed, which is to apply enough Varigard® Hand Sanitizer to thoroughly cover hands, a consumer can get approximately 40 uses out of a 2 fl. oz. bottle.


When should I reapply Varigard?

For continuous protection, Varigard should be reapplied every two hours and immediately after washing hands given that it is water soluble.


How Do I Use Varigard Hand Sanitizer?

First, apply the sanitizer to the palm of your hand. Then, simply rub throughout all surfaces of your hands and fingers until the product is dry.


Does Varigard Cause Skin Irritation if I use It Regularly?

No. Unlike other hand sanitizers which cause skin irritation and dryness with repeated use, Varigard has been proven in human trials conducted by a 3rd party, FDA-approved lab not to cause skin irritation even after prolonged exposure.


Does Varigard Hand Sanitizer Contain Methanol or Other Harmful Substances?

No. The active ingredient in Varigard Hand Sanitizer is encapsulated ethanol which, unlike other brands, cannot be absorbed into the pores of your skin. Varigard strictly complies with FDA standards for alcohol-based hand sanitizers.


Is Varigard Hand Sanitizer flammable or explosive in high temperatures?

No. Due to the fact that Varigard contains 62% alcohol, the FDA and DOT require that our label list our hand sanitizer as flammable. However, unlike other alcohol-based hand sanitizers which are EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE, Varigard’s proprietary ingredients make it flame retardant and combustion resistant even under significant temperatures. Even if you were able to ignite our Varigard hand sanitizer, it would self-extinguish within a few seconds. For the best possible outcome, please follow all instructions and heed all warnings on the product label.


Can I use Varigard Hand Sanitizer after the expiration date?

Expiration dates indicate the end of the shelf-life for a specific product based upon the date of manufacture. Varigard’s expiration date is 3 years from the date of manufacture. The safety and efficacy of the product cannot be guaranteed after the expiration date.


Where is Varigard Hand Sanitizer manufactured?

Varigard Hand Sanitizer is made 100% in the USA and does not use any chemicals that are reliant on other countries.


Is there gluten in Varigard alcohol-based hand sanitizer?

Varigard uses distilled alcohol which is generally accepted to be gluten-free. However, because each situation is unique, we recommend you discuss this information with your physician to determine if the use of Varigard alcohol-based hand sanitizer is the right solution for you.


Does Varigard prevent the spread of germs?

Absolutely! Unlike other hand sanitizers which only last approximately 30 seconds then evaporate quickly leaving you vulnerable so they do not prevent germ spread, Varigard has been proven by a 3rd party, FDA-approved lab to “kill on contact” SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and other dangerous pathogens and prevent their spread to a secondary surface or mucous membrane for 2 hours.


What Does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Say About Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available, and hands are not visibly dirty. For more information on the CDC Hand Hygiene recommendations, visit


What Should Be Done If Varigard® Hand Sanitizer Is Ingested?

Labels on all Varigard® products provide instructions to follow in the event of ingestion. Label instructions state: "If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away."