Many hand sanitiser products contain an ingredient called Triclosan. Triclosan is a phenolic diphenol ether used for decades as an antibacterial and anti-fungal. After a number of health scares linked to Triclosan the U.S Food and Drug Administration took action in late 2013 requiring manufacturers to demonstrate that their products were safe for long term daily use and were more effective than soap and water in preventing the spread of infections.
Triclosan and the related ingredient Triclocarban found in bar soaps have been the focus of studies that have suggested significant health risks including liver cancer and reduced sperm count as well as a number of hormonal effects. Triclosan is a suspected endocrine disruptor. The Endocrine Society released a statement in 2009 advising pregnant women and children to avoid Triclosan there is a high risk of developing organs being affected by the chemical.
A large number of personal care products still contain this chemical although there has been a move by many manufacturers to reformulate their products without it.
Serenity products have never contained Triclosan or any other toxic chemical and are safe to use by children, pregnant women and around pets.