Tuesday, December 22, 2009
After recently recovering from upper respiratory infections (the hubby and I) and a double ear and throat infection (the spawnling), I am now on high alert when it comes to germs. I am determined to do all that is in my power to prevent any other major illnesses this winter, but there is only so much I can control beyond the incessant hand washing and endless supplies of hand sanitizer. So, when I was contacted to review a new method of germ protection, there was no way I could pass it up.
MyClyns is a new alcohol-free spray to be used directly on your face when exposed to dangerous pathogens. In an elevator when someone sneezes? Is your child around other youngsters who cough and don't cover their mouth? No longer a problem! Just take out your MyClyns and spray 2-3 mists in your or your child's face and you'll be protected! This non-toxic, non-burning spray is safe for all ages (even those with contact lenses!) and contains a fast-acting solution that has been shown to reduce more than 60 potentially harmful germs, including MRSA, staph and E-coli. MyClyns can also be sprayed into cuts and abrasions to prevent infection.
Whereas most sanitizers are good for prevention, only MyClyns is effective after an incident occurs. MyClyns is the only germ defense designed for use in the eyes, nose and mouth - the most common entryways for germs. It comes in a compact spray pump that is shaped like a pen, so it is convenient to keep in a purse, pocket or diaper bag. It also meets airline restrictions so you can store it in your carry-on for your close-knit travels in the open skies. Each vial contains approximately 60 mists and can easily be disposed of when empty.
For years, MyClyns has been a trusted name among hospitals, EMS, police, firemen and other first responders who encounter germs frequently. But thankfully, they are sharing their secret with us consumers. In addition to the new marketing strategy, MyClyns has developed a new website, www.MyGermSpray.com, where you can gather tips on how to stay healthy during cold/flu season. One of my favorite sections is "Germ University", which outlines different types of germs and bacteria, where they live and how to stop them. Once you read through the information and "graduate", you'll be ready to use this knowledge as germ-fighting power!
Want to see MyClyns in action? Just check out the hilarious (yet relatable!) video below:
I was sent a vial of MyClyns to review. I have only had it for a couple of days but as we stood in line to take our picture with Santa today, I found myself wincing at the thought of all the germs floating around. After all, the last thing we need is to pick up another bug just in time for the Christmas holiday. A few spritzes into our faces really put my mind at ease. The spray had no fragrance and was not uncomfortable at all. It honestly felt like water and it dried quickly with no tightness or dryness afterward. I love the slender shape, which is easy to grasp and tucks away neatly in my purse until I am ready to call it to action. All in all, it's peace of mind in a pump.
Bottom line: I would recommend MyClyns as the perfect accompaniment to hand sanitizer to obliterate germs from all angles. It is convenient and comfortable and I love that I can safely use it on myself and my son. It would also make a great last-minute stocking stuffer for that teacher, nurse, childcare provider or cashier in your life!
BUY IT: MyClyns is sold at CVS and other chain stores nationwide. (ARV $7.99-9.99)
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Disclaimer: As noted above, I received a vial of MyClyns from Laura at Robin Leedy Associates to facilitate my candid review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. The opinions expressed in this review and purely my own. Your experience with this product may differ.