FAQs

Everything you need to know about COMPEL 

What is COMPEL?

COMPEL’s safe and convenient germ management solution uses proven ingredients for effective, lasting treatment of surfaces while being safe for skin. The function of the moisturizers don’t stop with skin, these same attributes apply to surfaces to prevent cracking.

Who is COMPEL for?

COMPEL is for everyone who wants clean confidence. Whether your a combat sport athlete or a teacher who wants to protect their students, COMPEL is the all-natural germ management solution for you.

How is COMPEL applied?

Simply apply two times each day or more if desired. COMPEL’s solution is non-irritating and effective when applied to the skin. Pump enough COMPEL into the palm of your hand so that when rubbed together, your hands are completely covered and remain wet for at least 15 seconds. Rub until dry.  COMPEL may also be applied to the face, neck, torso, arms, legs, and feet - any area in need of clean, healthy skin.

What Can I Use COMPEL On?

Pair with a microfiber cloth to wipe down your skin or personal equipment, office surfaces, high traffic areas, and gym equipment, doors, light switches - any high-touch surface!

You can even use COMPEL on fabric!

Is COMPEL going to dry out my skin?

One of the ingredients in COMPEL is gluconolactone. It is a type of moisturizer called a humectant that is often found in lotions and creams. It keeps skin hydrated. Lauramine Oxide is an emollient that fills in the gaps, making skin feel smooth without a greasy residue. As the alcohol evaporates, the moisturizing ingredients get to work. They support your body’s frontline defense against germs: your skin.

How does COMPEL compare to alcohol-based hand sanitizer?

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is an effective germicide, but it stops working (killing germs) when it dries. COMPEL’s combination of ethyl alcohol and chlorhexidine means that the alcohol kills quickly, and while it evaporates, the chlorhexidine binds to the skin and nails, providing long-lasting action against germs.

Is COMPEL effective against fungal and viral microorganisms too?

The combination of ethyl alcohol and chlorhexidine gluconate demonstrates activity against a broad spectrum of microorganisms found on our skin that may lead to infection.

How much COMPEL should I use and how often?

Pump enough COMPEL into your cupped palm to thoroughly cover your hands and remain wet for 15 seconds. Pay special attention to your nails and between your fingers as though you were washing your hands. Remember that the germ-fighting action lasts for hours. We recommend applying COMPEL at least twice daily for healthy, moisturized skin and effective antimicrobial activity.

What about resistance?

The term “resistance” primarily refers to antibiotic drugs that require days and daily doses to fight bacterial infections. The “quick kill” of alcohol and the persistent activity of chlorhexidine gluconate reduces the time needed for bacteria, fungi, and viruses to develop resistance.

How do I know it’s safe?

COMPEL is formulated with an organic compound and plant-based, food-grade, ECOCert Approved products. All ingredients are resolved within the FDA registration database. Ring-Co Health FDA registration: CPIS #1152362.

Does COMPEL kill COVID-19?

COMPEL contains 65% ethyl alcohol, which is the CDC-recommended amount regarding COVID-19. To learn more about the CDC recommendations, click here

Learn more

To learn more about COMPEL and best practices recommended by the CDC, please follow this link to get access to download our white paper "What to look for in a hand cleanser."

To learn more about the science behind hygiene directly from the CDC, click here.

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