Antiseptic with up to 6 hours residual effect – kind to skin

HiBiClens®* has rapid bactericidal activity, effectively kills clinically relevant MRSA strains in 1 minute (99.99% log reduction) and is effective against a broad spectrum of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria, enveloped viruses and many fungi and molds.4

Unlike some other antimicrobial and antiseptic washes HiBiClens provides persistence and a residual effect.5 The solution kills germs on contact and with repeated use it binds to the skin, reducing hand microbial counts further with each use.6 The solution is not neutralised by blood or other organic matter,7 making the chlorhexidine gluconate in HiBiClens the most effective active antiseptic ingredient on the market.

Gentle, yet powerful HiBiClens was tested with 12 antiseptics and showed the lowest irritation potential6 – making it ideal for repeated daily use.

*HiBiClens is only available in the US.

Bactericidal on contact and up to 6 hour residual effect5

With repeated use it binds to the skin, reducing hand microbial counts further with each use6

Low skin irritation potential8

Unaffected by blood or other organic matter7

Clinical studies prove efficacy, persistence and residual performance of HiBiClens

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2-5% of patients undergoing in-patient surgery will acquire a surgical site infection (SSI).8

General skin cleansing helps to kill and remove microbes and pathogens that may cause diseases from the patient’s skin potentially reducing surgical site infection rate.

The formula of HiBiClens 4% chlorhexidine gluconate is bactericidal upon contact and binds to skin. It sustains its protection for up to 6 hours.5

HiBiClens and its different uses

Good hygiene, such as frequent hand washing and daily skin cleansing promotes good health.  Daily skin cleansing helps to remove microbes and pathogens that may cause diseases.

General skin cleansing instructions for bathing or showers

Before you bathe or shower:
  • Read the instructions given to you by your healthcare practitioner, and begin your general skin cleansing protocol as directed.
  • Carefully read all directions on the product label.
  • HibiClens in not to be used on the head or face, keep out of eyes, ears and mouth.
  • HibiClens is not to be used in the genital area.
  • HibiClens should not be used if you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredients in this preparation. 
  • See HibiClens label for full product information and precautions.


When you bathe or shower:
  • If you plan to wash your hair, do so with your regular shampoo. Then rinse hair and body thoroughly to remove any shampoo residue.
  • Wash your face with your regular soap or water only.
  • Thoroughly rinse your body with warm water from the neck down.
  • Apply the minimum amount of HibiClens necessary to cover the skin.  Use HibiClens as you would any other liquid soap. You can apply Hibiclens directly to the skin and wash gently.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
  • Do not use your regular soap after applying and rinsing HibiClens.


When using Hibiclens for a second day in a row:
  • Shower/bathe again using HibiClens in the same method as described above.
  • Do not apply any lotions, deodorants, powders or perfumes to the body areas that have been cleaned with HibiClens.


Surgical hand scrub

Surgical scrubbing can be required from once to many times per day. Because repeated surgical scrubbing can be hard on the skin, a mild, yet effective antiseptic is needed to help avoid skin irritation. HiBiClens is both mild and effective when used repeatedly with a sponge/brush,

  1. Wet hands and forearms with water.
  2. Scrub for 3 minutes with about 5 ml of HiBiClens with a brush.
  3. Rinse thoroughly under running water.
  4. Repeat.
  5. Dry thoroughly.


Preoperative skin preparation

Preparation of the skin prior to surgery cleans the skin and reduces pathogens. HiBiClens 4% chlorhexidine gluconate kills and help remove dead skin cells, dirt, debris and microbes from the skin. The first application of HibiClens loosens and kills microbes. Drying with a sterile towel removes what the HiBiClens has loosened from the skin. Then the HiBiClens is re-applied and allowed dried. Allowing HiBiClens to dry on the skin enables the maximum amount of chlorhexidine gluconate to be applied to the skin.

  • Apply HiBiClens liberally to surgical site and swab for at least 2 minutes. Dry with a sterile towel.
  • Repeat
1.Mölnlycke Health Care Report REPR0309
2.REPR Study #050132-201
3.Gerding, Dale N, et al, Measure to control and Prevent Clostridium difficile Infection. Clinical Infectious DIseaases 2008; 46:S43-49
4.Denton, GW; 2001. Chlorhexidine. Chapter 15 in Disinfection, Sterilization, and Preservation. Ed. Block SS. Fifth Ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
5.Mölnlycke Health Care Report REPR0654
6.Faogali J et al; 1995. Comparison of the immediate, residual, and cumulative antibacterial effects of Novaderm R, Novascrub R, Betadine Surgical Scrub, Hibiclens, and liquid soap. Vol 23; 337-343
7.Mölnlycke Health Care Report REPR0664
8.Mölnlycke Health Care Report REPR0781

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