Frequently Asked Questions
Zoono does not use chemistry to kill germs – it uses physics. Zoono permanently bonds to surfaces and sets up a nano-molecular layer of pins which create a hostile barrier to germs that physically impale and destroy germs that come in contact with the Zoono layer. This method of action is why Zoono can keep working for up to 30 days on surfaces.
Zoono is a totally unique antimicrobial product. Zoono does not kill bacteria by poisoning. Instead, it creates a hostile barrier that resembles a “bed of nails” that punctures and kills microbes when they come in contact with it. This means that there is no possibility of bacteria building up an immunity (i.e., no super-bugs).
Zoono kills mechanically. When Zoono is applied (and allowed to dry), it leaves a thin bonded film that, at the nano level, resembles millions of sword-shaped road spikes – spikes that attract and kill bacteria. Because Zoono does not change during this process, one single application can last for a month or more (depending on the surface and the application).
Zoono has been proven to provide long-lasting antimicrobial protection against a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria (e.g., MRSA, VRE, salmonella, E. coli, listeria), viruses (e.g., norovirus, swine flu, influenza, herpes simplex type 1), fungi and mold. For a full list, please see our Safety & Effectiveness page.
Spray GermFree24 directly on to the hands until the hands are moistened. Rub hands together until dry.
Once GermFree24 has dried, the one single application will provide protection for up to 24 hours. In fact, we say Zoono GermFree24 ONLY lasts for 24 hours not because the product stops working but because skin naturally exfoliates and when it falls off, it takes the Zoono with it.
Unlike other hand sanitizers that contain up to 70% alcohol and chap the hands and dry the skin, Zoono GermFree24 is a water-based formulation. On application, Zoono GermFree24 leaves hands soft and moisturized. The nominal amount of alcohol it contains is to keep the product from freezing, which might cause the ingredients in this water-based formula to separate and lose effectiveness.
The majority of hand sanitizers on the market today claim they kill 99.99% of germs. While this is true, alcohol-based or other “poison-based” disinfectants are only effective while they are wet, which means they are effective for only a few minutes before re-infection begins again. Zoono kills 99.99% of germs but offers continuing efficacy for up to 30 days on surfaces and 24 hours on hands. On skin, this means you can apply Zoono once and you are protected all day long. To get similar efficacy from other products, you would need to apply them every few minutes which is not only impractical and costly but hazardous to your long-term health. On surfaces, most household disinfectants require you to leave the disinfectant on the surface for 10 minutes or more to “disinfect” or kill all the germs on the surface. Sadly, once these products are dry, germ build-up resumes. This is not so with Zoono. Once Zoono is applied and allowed to dry, that is when it starts working and continues to continuously protect for up to 30 days. We believe that makes Zoono a more effective disinfectant.
Zoono has a similar toxicity rating to Vitamin C.
It is environmentally friendly. It is made from raw organic compounds. Zoono does not leach (i.e., seep off its host), so there is no harm to drains or waterways if Zoono enters the system. In fact, Zoono helps with the water treatment process by killing molds, funguses, algae and pathogens it comes in contact with.
Clean debris surfaces, then apply Zoono. All products are ready for application and do not require mixing or diluting. For best results, apply either as a spray and wipe or via a fogging (misting) application. Depending on the amount applied, Zoono dries in a matter of minutes.
Zoono is an invisible antimicrobial barrier that is virtually odorless and colorless and will not stain fabric. This means that there are no unpleasant smells, stains or streaks on your skin or clothes.
Zoono has been rated “Food Safe” around the world. Because there is no leaching (once dried, there is no transfer from surface to surface), Zoono is not only food safe but safe for use in food prep environments. Zoono USA is currently pursuing this registration in the U.S.
Upon application, your hands will feel silky and moisturized without leaving a visible film or coating. A single application of GermFree24 will act like a glove, providing an invisible bond to the skin for 24 hours without the need for reapplication.
You can apply GermFree24 as regularly as you wish but only one application a day will give you unsurpassed protection. Reapplication is recommended after 24 hours because sufficient exfoliation has occurred and enough skin shed to warrant reapplication.
No. GermFree24 does not rub off and will remain active on the skin’s surface. We recommend that normal hand hygiene is practiced when using GermFree24 to ensure hands are kept clean. Zoono bonds permanently to the skin and never stops working, but when the skin naturally exfoliates, it takes the Zoono with it.
Zoono is not intended to be a replacement for good hand hygiene. It is recommended that you clean hands to remove all grease and grime before applying Zoono, which will remain on your skin during subsequent hand washings.
The antimicrobial layer produced by application of Zoono GermFree24 and which bonds to the skin is permeable to gases and allows the skin to "breathe" normally.
Yes. Dermatest in Germany has tested Zoono GermFree24 on a variety of skin types with zero reactions recorded.
Yes. Zoono’s efficacy and stability are maintained when used in humid climates. There is no lessening of the pathogenic activity of the Zoono-treated surfaces with increasing temperatures.