Tested by independent laboratories across the country, Zylast™ is truly a revolution in hand hygiene. After testing the product, researchers at Pace University concluded, "No comparable product is capable of providing the degree of the long term protection exhibited by the Zylast® hand sanitizers."

The Science

Immediate Kill

Zylast technology was shown to kill more than 99.99% of 25 different, FDA-specified germs within 15 seconds, including: 

Avagard D
Hand Sanitizer*
Zylast Antiseptic**
Staphylococcus aureus 99.1% 99.9997%
Staphylococcus epidermis 99.9% 99.9996%
Kleibsella pneumoniae 99.9% 99.9999%
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 99.9% 99.9999%
E. coli 99.9% 99.9999%
Streptococcus pyogenes 98.0% 99.9999%

*Technical Information Bulletin, 3M, Avagard D Hand Sanitizer
**Time-Kill Testing, BioScience Laboratories, 9/12/2012

  • Staph. aureus
  • E. coli
  • H. influenzae
  • S. marcescens
  • Acinetobacter baumanii
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staph. Epidermis
  • E. faecium
"Recent tests show that more than 99.99 percent of disease-causing germs were destroyed within 15 seconds, making Zylast the most effective antimicrobial on the market"
– Senior Living Topics


Persistent Protection

Most soaps and sanitizers only work for 15 seconds – after that, hands can immediately become recontaminated. All Zylast products offer persistence for 6 hours.

Other products claim persistence, or multiple hours of protection. But as the testing shows, the active ingredients in Zylast have been shown to be far superior to any other product on the market!



Norovirus is a dangerous germ that causes the "stomach flu." It is very dangerous, especially when many people are in close quarters, like schools, nursing homes, airplanes, military barracks, or cruise ships. Alcohol is of very little use – in fact, it's even less effective than just rinsing hands with plain water! This is why a recent study showed that nursing homes that use alcohol sanitizers are 6 times more likely to have a Norovirus outbreak than those that rely on handwashing alone. Zylast has been shown to be more than 100 times more effective than alcohol alone, killing 99.97% of Norovirus on contact!

Zylast Reduces Illness Outbreaks in Schools by 87.5%!

Adding Zylast Antiseptic Lotion and Foaming Soap to schools was shown to reduce illness outbreaks by 87.5% in a 4-month, crossover study. Overall, illness absenteeism was reduced by nearly 40% for students, giving them another 3-4 healthy school days each year. Teacher illness was reduced by 24.3%.

Zylast Tested Against MRSA

MRSA is a dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria that is a growing issue in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, gyms, and in communities. Zylast was tested against MRSA out to six hours after application, with both products destroying more than 90% of MRSA one hour after they had been applied.