Get quick answers to the most common questions about DAB. Spoiler alert: It works.


  • Why twice daily?

    To protect and sanitize, we recommend applying one pump in the morning and one in the afternoon and rubbing it into your hands. Our twice daily routine is based on using DAB in the morning before you leave for work or school and again after lunch for best results.

  • Does DAB wash off?

    When hands are washed thoroughly with soap and water, DAB does wash off. Reapply for maximum protection.

  • How long does DAB last?

    Each application provides hours of defense against germs.

  • Is DAB different than hand sanitizer?

    Absolutely! DAB not only kills germs on contact, but it also forms a barrier of defense you can see under UV light. And bonus! DAB doesn’t sting, irritate or dry out hands, or stink.

  • Do I still need to wash my hands if I'm wearing DAB?

    Warm water and soap are always the first line of defense, so proper hand washing before meals, after using the restroom and throughout the day is a great idea. DAB provides long-lasting protection against germs and can be used in conjunction with proper hand washing.

  • When are the best times to apply DAB?

    Our recommended routine is applying DAB twice a day — once in the morning and once again in the afternoon — for best results. You can also use DAB when you are headed to a crowded public place, social event or family outing.

  • What is the youngest age a child can use DAB?

    With proper adult supervision, DAB is safe for all ages.


  • What are the ingredients in DAB?

    The active ingredient is known as Benzalkonium Chloride. It is also known as BZK, BCK, BAC and some that even we can't pronounce. Really. Just try saying alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride.

    Whatever you call it, it is an organic salt classified as a quaternary ammonium compound.

    What matters most to you is that it kills bacteria on contact. Along with BZK, DAB is engineered using a proprietary ratio of specific components proven effective in clinical testing to deliver optimal results.

  • Wait. What is BZK?

    A people-safe, bacteria-killing chemical with protection that lasts for hours at a time. It's our secret weapon because normal hand sanitizer just kills bacteria upon application.

  • Will DAB dry out my skin?

    Unlike average sanitizers containing ethyl alcohol, DAB doesn’t dry out your hands. Instead, it leaves them feeling soft and clean. And bonus! There’s no sticky mess or stink. It’s completely odorless.

  • Is it harmful to touch my mouth or eyes after using DAB?

    No. Use DAB as directed, and it isn't harmful to touch your mouth or eyes after application.

  • What happens if DAB is consumed?

    Like any other product intended for external use, you should not consume DAB. If it is consumed, immediately seek medical attention.

  • Are there any side effects from using DAB?

    No side effects are known. Think of DAB like a glove. DAB adheres to the skin without being absorbed into the tissue. However, if you notice any unusual irritation or a rash, you should immediately discontinue use and seek medical attention.

  • Are there any allergies that may be affected by using DAB?

    No known allergies are affected by using DAB unless you are allergic to quaternary ammonium compounds. As with any product, discontinue use immediately and seek medical attention if you experience any undesirable effects.