Skinman Soft N

Antiseptic alcohol hand rub solution for surgical hand disinfection – 500 mL Pump, 1.2 L NextGen

ARTG 179681

Skinman Soft N


  • Skinman Soft N contains 76% v/v Isopropyl Alcohol and 0.13% w/v Benzalkonium Chloride in a water clear solution.
  • Skinman Soft N is registered with the TGA for use as both a pre-surgical hand rub and hygenic hand rub.
  • Skinman Soft N is registered in the ARTG, AUST R 179681 as a surgical rub with a 3 minute application. Only well designed alcohol based products achieve the superior performance threshold required by EN 12791 which ensures the highest efficacy first time every time, compared with the cumulative efficacy model used by FDA.
  • A 3 minute scrub with Skinman Soft N complies with the requirements of EN 12791.
  • Skinman Soft N complies with the requirements of EN1500 for use as a hygenic hand antiseptic following a 30 second application.
  • Rapid kill and superior efficacy – Alcohol products demonstrate superior efficacy compared with aqueous products when assessed for both immediate and sustained effect after 3 hours. Current WHO and ACORN guidelines recommend the use of alcohol based formulations for pre-operative and surgical hand preparation given their superior antimicrobial efficacy.
  • Reduced application time – Alcohol rubs are able to achieve higher efficacy within a shorter timeframe enabling reduced application times. In addition no rinsing with water is required, nor is drying of hands post application with paper towel, as the alcohol dries.
  • Improved skin compatibility – Alcohol preparations have clearly demonstrated superior skin compatibility. Aqueous based (Povidone-Iodine and Chlorhexidine) solutions are known to be associated with irritation.
  • Skinman Soft N supports environmental management initiatives: eliminating the need for scrubbing brushes, rinsing with water or drying hands post application with sterile towel as the alcohol air dries.
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Product Code Product Description Pack Size Quote
13037920 Skinman Soft N 24 x 500 mL
7101050 Skinman Soft N 8 x 1.2 L

Safety Information

Do not mix with any other products. For further information, safety instructions and health warnings, see product label and Safety Data Sheet.

Directions For Use

Surgical Hand Disinfection

  • Prior to the pre-surgical rub, wash hands, forearms and nails including subungual areas using a non-medicated soap and running water
  • Subungual areas can be cleaned using a nail pick or brush
  • All skin surfaces are to be thoroughly dried prior to commencing antiseptic rub
  • Surgial hand disinfection contact time is 3 minutes
  • Surgical hand disinfection is achieved by rubbing as many portions of approximately 5 mL of undiluted product into both hands as is necessary to keep them wet for 3 minutes
  • At completion allow hands to completely air dry thoroughly before donning sterile gloves
  • Refer to the latest ACORN Clinical Standards and the Skinman 90 procedure chart and product label for detailed application protocol

Hygenic Hand Disinfection

  • Apply 3 mL of product to clean dry hands and rub thoroughly for 30 seconds ensuring all areas are covered, until dry


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  • Theatre
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  • Laboratory
  • Residential Aged Care


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