Monday, January 10, 2011

Review and Giveaway of Prefense, an Alcohol-Free Sanitizer

Its a sure thing for my family: when we travel, we get sick.  Its no wonder--between the recirculating air onboard planes and spending time with family and friends in enclosed spaces in the dead of winter--how can anyone NOT get sick?  Well, this past December, we managed to travel on (2) 5 hour flights, drive several hours in the same car, and hang out with people we love in their homes--all of this illness-free!  I credit Prefense Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer for this.  Why?  We didn't do anything else out of the ordinary beyond using Prefense (when we remembered to).  We even forgot to bring along our favorite supplement to boost our immune systems.  We are sold on Prefenz because of our sick-free trip! (we were plagued with injury but that is another story that doesn't include Prefense.)

What makes Prefense so special?  Everything!
  • Prefense contains no alcohol and is made of all-natural ingredients.
  • Prefense technology protects you for 24 hours or 10 hand washings!  (As a mom, this is the bomb-diggity!)
  • Prefense is non-toxic and safe for kids!
  • Prefense is silica based which means it doesn’t dry out your hands like traditional alcohol sanitizers.  It actually smoothes and softens your hands. (and in the dead of a mainland winter, I loved this!)
  • Prefense protects against staph, strep, E.coli, drug resistant MRSA strains, and more.
  • Because “one spray lasts all day” our 1.5 oz Prefense Botanicals Hand Sanitizer offers 120 applications, costing only $.08 per day, compared to $1.20 per day with alcohol hand sanitizers.    
Being the nosy parker that I am, I wanted to know the whys and hows that Prefense protects from germs.  Here's some info from the website: "Prefense Botanicals inactivates and kills pathogens through the process of lysis, wherein contact of the pathogens cellular wall with the Prefense film produces cellular wall disruption. The contacting cellular wall is broken or ruptured and the microbe is no longer able to control its internal hydrostatic pressure, resulting in implosion or explosion of the species, depending on ambient pressure. No transfer of chemical or chemical residues occurs during this process. The Prefense film is not depleted and will continue to lysis cells. There is no increased pathogen resistance to Prefense on subsequent exposure and no increased mutagenicity."  Yeah, I didn't do so well in the sciences but our little traveling experiment with Prefense has me convinced that this stuff does what the site says it does.  And all with one spray per day.  (I love this!)

Some benefits I noticed about using Prefense while traveling:
  • The 1.5 oz size travels well through airport security checks.  Its the perfect size to take on the road.
  • The scent of Prefense is light and pleasant
  • The plastic cap protector and the bottle itself took a beating in the bottom of my purse yet didn't leak or come apart.
  • It dispenses a nice foam that's fun for the kids to spread on their hands.
BUY IT
You can find Prefense in my Open Sky shop here or you can check out the store locater to find out where it is sold offline.

WIN IT
One lucky Moana Saves reader will win an 8 oz bottle of Prefense Alcohol-Free Sanitizer!  To earn a mandatory entry, tell me why you would like to try Prefense. (Mandatory entry means that if you don't do this first, all of your other entries will be disqualified.)

To earn an additional entry, do one (or all) of the following and leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

1. Become a public follower of Moana Saves via Google Friend Connect.
2. Follow Prefense on Twitter.
3.  Follow me on Twitter.
4. Tweet about this giveaway (limit one tweet per day) using the following:
#Win an 8 oz size of Prefense from @prefense and @moanasaves #giveaway ends 1/24 http://bit.ly/fwgF81
5. Subscribe to my feed via RSS reader and/or email updates.
6. Grab my button and put it on your blog until the giveaway is over.
7. Put Moana Saves on your blog list.
8. Like the Prefense Facebook page.

9. Like the Moana Saves Facebook page.

Only one person per email/household/IPaddress can enter this giveaway.  He/she must be 18+ years old and reside in the U.S.  This giveaway ends on Monday, 1/24/11 at 11:59 PM HST (Hawaii Standard Time).  One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org.  I will notify the winner via email and he/she must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.  


I was not compensated for this post although I did receive a sample of the product to facilitate the review.  Any and all opinions here are mine.

114 comments:

  1. I'd like to try this hand sanitizer because its safer for kids.
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  10. with flu season in full force i'd like to try this sanitizer
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  11. M boys put their hands on EVERYTHING! I like that this is non-toxic.
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  12. I follow on GFC!
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  13. I like it because its alcohol free! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  17. I'd like to try this because it contains no alcohol which usually dries out my hands.

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  18. I follow via GFC (kport207)

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  19. I'd like to try this out because I think it wouldn't dry my hands out as much as other hand sanitizers.
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  20. I follow with GFC.
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  21. I follow you on twitter @Aerated.
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  23. tweet! thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/27093297755324416
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  24. would like to try coz it hasno alcohol and hence not to drying on skin

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  25. I'd like to try this because it is alcohol free and we have a new baby coming anytime. We will be using A LOT of Sanitizer during the flu season.

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  29. I'd like to try it because it's alcohol free!

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  30. I would like to try this, because I have a son with sensitive skin ,
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  31. I am a public follower of Moana Saves via Google Friend Connect
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  32. I Follow Prefenz on Twitter (@dealsfan32)
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  37. I wantt to try prefenz because I hate the alcohol in sanitizers.
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  38. I follow Prefenz on twitter @toesthattwink
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  41. i love that it lasts 24 hours!!
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  42. I follow on GFC
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  43. i follow prefenz on twitter
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  44. i like prefenz on facebook
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  46. its alcohol free and i would feel much better
    using it on my daughter
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  47. I would like to try this because it is alchohol free which makes me more comfotable using it on my child.
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  48. I am a public follower with gfc.
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  49. daily tweet. thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/29624442904649728
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  50. I would love to try it because it is alcohol free and will not dry out my hands like the others do

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  51. I follow on GFC

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  52. I follow Prefenz on twitter (crazydazedesign)

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  54. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/crazydazedesign/status/29624429382209536
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  55. I would love for my kids to be able to use it without me worrying at the alcohol content.

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  56. I would love to win this because I'm constantly chasing my son, Josh, (who has Leukemia and thus a compromised immune system) with hand sanitizer. This sounds wonderful for us!

    thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  57. I would love this for my one year old. It would be much safer for him then regular hand sanitizer

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  58. follow gfc

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  61. I would love to win this because it is alcohol free!! That is simply awesome!
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  63. I would love to win this because it is alcohol free!!!
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  67. I like that it is small enough to throw in the diaper bag.
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  68. I love that you use it once a day and it's alcohol free! My current hand sanitizer (with alcohol) really dries out my hands.

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  69. I'd like to try it because I'm sick of deciding which is worse: all the germs around in wintertime, or my dry, dry skin in winter time!
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  70. I would love to try this since it is alcohol free, meaning safer for my kids.

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  71. I'm following you with GFC.
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  72. I follow your blog.

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  73. I follow on GFC.

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  74. I follow Prefenz on Twitter. (redjen76)

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  76. Follow you on Twitter @mindiepack

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  77. I follow you on Twitter. (redjen76)

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  78. I follow Prefenz on Twitter @mindiepack

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  79. I would like to try Prefenz because I work in prechool setting. I wash my hands multiple times during the day and apply hand sanitizer. The alcohol based sanitizers really dry my hands and are really not safe around children. Hoping the alcohol free Prefenz will not be as brutal on my hands. thanks

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  80. Now following you on FB
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  85. I'd like to try it since I have a very messy toddler almostcrazycouponladyatgmaildotcom

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  86. i like the small size for my purse
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  87. i am almost a germaphobe so i would love to try this
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  88. i am almost a germaphobe so i would love to try this
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  89. GFC follower
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  90. I would love to try this because I am a germ freak with OCD and very dry skin from washing so much. I also work with mail and it is hard on my hands. It would be nice to give them a break and also be clean.

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  92. Follow Prefenz on Twitter.

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  93. Follow you on Twitter too.

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  94. Tweeted.

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  96. Like Prefenz on FB.

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  97. Like you on FB as well.

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  98. subscribe by email
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  99. I would love to try this to have in my purse..the other hand sanitizers I have tried just run out too quickly or leak..this product seems like it would last longer and not leak.

    Thanks!
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  105. I work with teenagers. Bless their hearts, they are not known to be the cleanest beings in the world. I would love one that would not dry my hands out. Thank you

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  106. I'd like to try it b/c it's a small bottle - I'm thinking it would be great to keep in my diaper bag!
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  107. I'd love to try this because it's safe & non-toxic. I like that even my son can use it. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  108. I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  109. I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  110. I'm a Prefenz Botanicals Hand Sanitizer fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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