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We discovered the TRUTH about Safeguard’s Germ-Protect Technology

Many of us grew up with Safeguard because our mothers trusted this brand. Safeguard was first launched in 1966 as an effective way of removing germs and inhibiting the growth of bacteria. I was born in the 80s and our de-facto family soap was also Safeguard. Today, there are many soaps to choose from but concerns like family members regularly getting germ-borne diseases like the common cold, cough and flu to more serious health problems like pneumonia, meningitis, and typhoid fever remain the same.

WATCH: Safeguard Science Discovery Tour

Safeguard Philippines wants to continue to protect Filipino families as they have for over 50 years. They invited me and my son to the Safeguard Science Innovation Center in Singapore to find out why modern Filipino families like us should still choose and trust Safeguard. Here are our top 3 discoveries that we’d like to share with you and your family:

 1. Safeguard is still the number one family germ-protection soap

At the Safeguard Innovation Center, it is very clear how Safeguard continues to invest in research and development, use quality ingredients and follow rigorous prototyping, testing and manufacturing processes to provide the best soap that addresses every mom’s personal care and cleansing needs.

There are real scientists and experts at work in Safeguard (hindi lang sa Safeguard commercial sila nakikita, they are real!). The product of their work is Safeguard’s unbeatable, superior and long lasting skin germ protection. Here are the germs that are commonly found in our homes.

They are cultured and studied by Safeguard to understand how these modern-day germs affect our family’s health and how Safeguard can kill and stop the growth of these germs. Here are some examples:

Staphylococcus, E.coli, Enterococcus Faecalis

Nakakahiya mang aminin, some of these germs were found in Ashton’s toy and toothbrush. These germs cause sore throat, tonsillitis, skin boils or pigsa, urinary tract infection, and even serious diseases like pneumonia and meningitis. Ayaw natin yan!

We also saw how Safeguard kills 99.9% germs when hand washing and how it kills and protects us from all 4 families of germs: gram-bacteria, fungi, viruses, and gram+ bacteria.

2. Safeguard is the only soap with germ-protect technology and it really works

This is called the white hand mark experiment. The colored dots that you see are the germs and the hand marks are the different types of soap that us mothers use and choose every now and then. Can you guess which hand mark is from Safeguard?

The white hand mark belongs to Safeguard, it was able to stop germs from reaching and multiplying on the hand. Safeguard with Germshield+ protects users from germs in between washes and  inhibits germ regrowth for up to 24 hours.

An example is when we go to work, ride the MRT, or go to the supermarket – can you imagine how many germs us hardworking parents come in contact with everyday? We cannot wash our hands every minute but using a soap like Safeguard can automatically prevent germs from sticking to us especially our hands and bringing it home to our children. This is the same for our kids especially when playing outside or going to school.

3. Safeguard Body Wash is as gentle as water

I cannot believe it myself but at the Safeguard Innovation Center, we were asked to do an experiment that compares brand x body wash, Safeguard Body Wash, and plain water.

The rose petal is used to simulate baby’s delicate skin. Brand X body wash made the petal dark and damaged while Safeguard Body Wash did not damage the rose petal and was as gentle as water. I hope you watch this in our Safeguard Vlog above to see for yourself.

This is a huge myth buster since many of us trust Safeguard to kill germs but have the notion that Safeguard is not gentle – especially for young children. Buy the Safeguard Body Wash that also contains moisture shield technology.

How and What Safeguard to Use for your Family

It’s easy to get confused with many brands and products but during our tour, I noted everything I learned and came up with the following personal recommendation for mommies like me. You can add this to your grocery list so you don’t forget. I already have these products at home for my family to use:

1. Safeguard Anti-Bacterial Liquid Hand Soap
Price in Pesos: 255ml (P 80)

Use for: regular hand washing when cooking, before and after eating, washing yourself after using the toilet, hand washing after using the toilet.
Where to place: On your kitchen sink, bathroom sinksa

2. Safeguard Pure White Body Wash
Price in Pesos: 200ml (P 85), 400ml (P 145), 700ml (P219)

Use for: bathing
Where to place: Shower, bathtub, travel kits (smaller bottle)
IMPORTANT: Use a shower puff to clean your body with Safeguard Body Wash

These are the two Safeguard products I personally use and recommend. Liquid soaps and body wash are my top choices because they do not leave the skin dry which also makes it easy for germs to enter the skin and cause infections. It is IMPORTANT to use a shower puff to save you from using too much body wash and make it even easier and more enjoyable to take a bath. Being healthy should not be difficult and expensive – Safeguard believes the same.

A Healthy Family is a Happy Family

Being healthy is underrated until one of our family members get sick. Even in everyday activities, having healthy children mean having children who have the energy and positive attitude to enjoy life. I appreciated our health even more during this trip. It was my first time to travel with just a 6 year old to no less than Singapore. Our health allowed me and my son Ashton to get the most of our trip, enjoy the sights, be game for new adventures, and walk for hours exploring this beautiful country.

Thank you Safeguard for this Science Discovery Tour and for allowing us to share our discovery to other mommies and babies! Stay tuned and LIKE Mommy Lace on Facebook to WIN a special “pasalubong” from Mommy Lace and The Blogger Kid Ashton.

 

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

First Aid for Kids Wounds or Sugat

Healthy, active children will most likely get minor cuts and scrapes while playing inside or outside the house. These kiddie wounds, scrapes, and in Filipino – sugat can be earned from tripping, slipping, and bumping. My 5 year old son gets scrapes on his knees and when he does, I try not to make a big deal out of it. Some kids cry when they trip or fall not because of pain but because of their parent’s reactions to the incident.

However, I take first aid seriously and it helps if parents like us do not panic and focus on treating our kids. It is a big advantage and peace of mind if you will keep the following inside your house and make it accessible to your relatives, housemates, and kids (with proper introduction to these tools):

1. Anti-bacterial soap or handwash
2. Cotton balls
3. Gauze
4. Medical tape
5. Povidone Iodine solution aka betadine

*I prefer gauze over bandages to keep wounds aerated

First Aid for Kids Wounds: Minor Scrapes and Cuts

1. Before anything else – as your child’s first aider you must wash your hands first before attending to your child’s wound. Proper sanitation is equally important among moms as the First Aiders before treating their children’s minor burns and wounds. Parents must be aware that the first important step is washing their hands before treating their children.

2. If the wound is bleeding, your priority is to stop this by applying pressure to the wound. Gently position a clean gauze or wash cloth, gently press to apply pressure for 30 seconds to 1 minute. This helps the blood to form clots and stop the bleeding.

3. If wound is not bleeding or has stopped bleeding, it is time to sanitize the wound to avoid infections. Gently pour clean water on the wound to dislodge dirt and other foreign objects. I personally like mixing anti-bacterial liquid soap like Safeguard’s foaming hand wash with water, just enough to make it runny – then pour slowly and gently onto the affected area. I follow this up with water to remove any foam and soap residue.

Washing the wound with soap and water for 5 minutes also greatly reduces the chance of infection, tetanus, scarring, and tattooing of the skin from dirt left in the wound.

4. Gently pat the wound dry with a clean wash cloth.

5. Apply antiseptic solution using cotton balls. I prefer using povidone iodine solution and make sure the cotton balls are soaking with it. Wipe excess iodine solution.

6. Gently cover the wound with gauze (cut it to the right size, just enough to cover the wound to ensure kid’s comfort).

For more health tips for the whole family, you can also check out Safeguard Philippines on Facebook. Remember, do not panic and always keep your hands and your children’s hands clean :)

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.