The body has many lines of defense to help protect itself from harm. The skin is the first line of defense. Nature did not intend for the skin to be exposed to odors, stains, dirt, chemicals and irritants. ClearShield® Maximum Protection and Hydration is a non-toxic, biodegradable barrier, designed to be applied to the skin. Within five minutes of application, ClearShield creates an invisible barrier over the skin. It does not wash off like lotions or skin creams. This invisible barrier is a unique blend of three silicones in a combination that is effective at repelling many water-soluble and oil-soluble irritants. ClearShield allows the skin to breathe and perspire normally, without affecting the sense of touch or natural mobility of the hands or fingers. Aloe vera and vitamin E help to moisturize and soften the skin with use.
ClearShield provides moisture for chafed, chapped, cracked or wind-burned skin. It protects against dirt, grime and grease and is perfect for dry skin. Many odors, stains, dirt, chemicals and irritants wash away without removing the invisible barrier. ClearShield is perfect for mechanics, hairdressers and cosmetologists, landscapers, gardeners, doctors and nurses. It is very effective for use in beauty and nail salons, childcare services, nursing homes, food services, hospitals, medical offices, dental offices, cleaning services, auto repair shops, construction and yard and landscaping.
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NOTE: ClearShield protects against most water-soluble and oil-soluble soluble irritants. ClearShield is not a substitute for conventional protection measures such as gloves or germicidal or disinfectant skin cleansing, but provides additional protection. Do not use as protection for skin abrasions. Avoid prolonged exposure to any irritant. Always wash promptly after exposure. ClearShield is not guaranteed to protect your skin. Please consult a physician immediately if you are injured by any substance.
imethicone, also known as Polydimethylsiloxane or PDMS, is a widely used silicon-based organic polymer. It is commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products for its skin protection properties. Dimethicone when mixed in a solution with stearic acid and PVP, forms an invisible barrier over the skin. Dimethicone coats the epidermis and bonds with the cells to form a molecular barrier that provides protection for up to four hours.
Stearic acid is a fatty acid derived from many animal and vegetable fats and oils. Stearic Acid has a wide variety of uses including cosmetics, soaps and candles. Stearic acid when mixed with Dimethicone and PVP, forms an invisible barrier over the skin.
PVP orpolyvinylpyrrolidone is a water-soluble polymer. PVP has a variety of uses including shampoos, toothpaste, hair sprays and hair gels, contact lens solutions and food additives. PVP helps to distribute or to suspend an insoluble solid in a liquid and keeps emulsions from separating into their oil and liquid components. PVP dries to form a thin coating on the skin, hair or nails, which is why it is an effective ingredient in skincare products. PVP when mixed in a solution with Dimethicone and stearic acid, forms an invisible barrier over the skin.
Aloe barbadensis gel, also known as aloe vera, has been used for centuries for both its moisturizing and soothing properties. This natural ingredient is rich in mucopolysaccharides, which provide soothing and softening effects. Topically, aloe vera is perfect for dry and cracked skin. Topical aloe vera application also helps to assure that when applying aloe products, the highest concentrations of the natural soothing agent are delivered directly to the skin. Aloe vera products, when used as part of a daily skincare regimen, can help keep your skin healthy. One of the main reasons aloe vera has become so popular among consumers is that it possesses incredible moisturizing properties. Studies have shown that aloe vera supports the skin's ability to hydrate itself, promotes the normal removal of dead skin cells and has an effective penetrating ability that helps transport healthy substances through the skin.
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin E comesfrom vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados and wheat germ. Safflower oil contains large amount of vitamin E. Vitamin E is actually a family of related compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. The vitamin E family is well known for its soothing capabilities. Vitamin E skincare products are an essential part of a daily healthy skin regimen.
Will ClearShield damage latex gloves if I use it at the same time I am wearing them?
When applied as directed, ClearShield will not harm or reduce the effectiveness of latex gloves.
Will ClearShield protect against latex and plastic allergies?
No. ClearShield is not intended to protect against allergic reaction to latex proteins or other reactive chemicals that can be found in some latex and plastic products.
Will ClearShield transfer from the hands to food or other items that I touch?
If applied as recommended, ClearShield coats the upper layer of the skin and bonds with the cells to form a solid molecular barrier that should not transfer to anything you touch.
Does ClearShield protect against HIV or other microbes?
No. ClearShield is not germicidal or virucidal, and it cannot protect you against HIV, STDs or other germs and/or viruses.
Can ClearShield be used on open wounds?
No. ClearShield is intended for application only to intact skin and is not designed to provide protection to cuts or abrasions.
How do I use ClearShield?
Shake can vigorously before using. Thoroughly wash and dry skin before applying. Apply a generous amount to the skin. Rub thoroughly into the skin. Pay special attention to cuticles and skin under the nails. Let dry for about five minutes. Apply liberally as often as necessary after washing exposed area
What ingredients in ClearShield make it work?
The Dimethicone, PVP and Stearic Acid combine to form an invisible barrier over the skin. The aloe vera and vitamin E help to moisturize and nourish the skin.
How often should ClearShield be applied?
Typically, one application of ClearShield lasts for up to four hours.
Will ClearShield wash off?
Over a period of up to four hours, ClearShield will slough off. General washing with soap and water will not remove ClearShield; it will come off naturally on its own.
Will ClearShield work as a sunscreen?
Can some people be allergic to the ingredients in ClearShield?
ClearShield is designed to be hypoallergenic and should not cause any allergic reactions. However, if you experience any discomfort or irritation, discontinue use immediately. If symptoms persist, consult your physician.
Can I use a lotion or other moisturizer after I apply ClearShield?
Yes. You may apply a moisturizer after applying ClearShield, however, it is not necessary. ClearShield is formulated with Aloe vera and vitamin E to moisturize and nourish the skin. You can apply lotion over but not under ClearShield. Because it may interfere with the effectiveness of ClearShield, it is important that you do not apply any lotions before applying ClearShield.
Can I use ClearShield instead of wearing gloves?
No. ClearShield should not be used to replace gloves. ClearShield provides a secondary level of protection.
Will ClearShield leave my hands feeling stiff?
No. ClearShield will not affect the natural movements or feeling on your skin.
Will ClearShield block the pores of my skin or prevent me from sweating?
No. ClearShield allows your skin to breathe and perspire normally.