Viridis disinfectant is made up of more than 95% water. It has a unique formulation comprising active ingredients, each selected for their biocidal properties or ability to inactive pathogens. It is made up of ingredients which are all biodegradable including lactic acid and 2-phenoxyethanol.
Together, these ingredients work synergistically to kill bacteria, viruses and yeasts within a short contact time. Viridis products have been tested to have 99.999% efficacy in disinfecting surfaces. Once it has dried, it continues protecting surfaces from microbes that land on the surface.
In our hand sanitisers, Viridis also contains organic fungal-sourced chitosans which smoothen and moisturise the skin.
Microbes are single cells that can live in greater communities called biofilms. The cell membrane of microbe forms a protective shield against the environment. Viridis inactivates these pathogens by penetrating the biofilms. This destroys the cells and causes the organisms to leak out. This process kills the microbes and leaves them unable to reproduce.
In combination, all three of the active ingredients of Viridis cause the cell membrane to break up. The organic acids disrupt cell regulation in the pathogens, while the solvents and preservatives increase the permeability of the cell membrane. The surfactants further destabilise the cell membrane.
Through this unique process – which we term Residual Barrier Technology – Viridis is able to have high antimicrobial activity. After application to surfaces, Viridis crystalises and forms a protective barrier.
Even after the disinfectant dries, Viridis continues to inactivate pathogens. This barrier acts like an invisible shield with spikes that prevent pathogens from multiplying. It can remain intact for up to 24 hours in mild abrasion environments.