Safe Personal Care and Hygiene Products by UMP Lecturer

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A lecturer from the Faculty of Chemical & Process Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Ts. Dr. Norashikin Mohd Zain, who has more than ten years of research experience at the university, has successfully produced three personal care and hygiene products from safe ingredients, namely antimicrobial hand wash, antimicrobial body cleanser, and antimicrobial space cleaning spray.

Under the brand of Aureiz, these products of Medieva Sdn. Bhd. are funded by the Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Startup Scheme (SUPERB), under the Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (TERAJU).

According to Ts. Dr. Norashikin, the hand wash is produced using safe antimicrobial substances, and it can clean hands from dirt, bacteria, or viruses that cause diseases.

She further explained that natural surfactant is used to produce foam. It is safe for users and the materials used are also environmentally friendly.

The product contains natural extracts to replace the use of chemicals and provide a fragrant smell. This antimicrobial spray can also be used in living rooms, bedrooms, mattresses, toilets, toys, garbage areas, car interior, or any surface for cleaning purposes.

The spray comes in two refreshing scent options which are lavender and vanilla. The hand and body wash have obtained the approval notification from the Ministry of Health (MoH) Malaysia. These three products have also passed the recognition program for lab-tested from the Bioeconomy Corporation agency that verifies the materials used are safe.