Friday, February 27, 2009

Remi-D Review


I can't stand flu season! All those pesky germs lurking everywhere- just waiting for an unsuspecting human to come in contact with, and them WHAM! - you end up sick.

Actually, as a middle school teacher and a mom, I am extra-conscious of those germs. I have Clorox wipes in my classroom and throughout my home. Even so, I like to have a little extra precautionary something to carry with me for those times when the kids' hands (or mine) need a quick sanitizing.

Thanks to Mom Fuse, I was able to test out Remi-D- a great all-natural hand sanitizing mist.

About Remi-D:
Product Features:- Remi-D is *all natural*. It uses strong and effective ingredients from nature, avoiding synthetic lab chemicals. It's free of both Triclosan and Paraben, chemicals found in many household products which have raised health concerns.

- Remi-D is *alcohol-free*. Alcohol can age, dry out and irritate hands. The Remi-D team built in natural moisturizers to make your hands look and feel healthier. Additionally, alcohol content can catch fire when exposed to flame. Kids may become sick by ingesting it. Remi-D is *kid-safe*.

- Remi-D is easy to use, but tough on the stuff that makes people sick. It *kills 99.99% of germs* and is effective against MRSA and Staph. Experts say even a small investment in preventive health could save you --and the country -- considerable money.

- Remi-D's *scent is subtle*. Cucumber Tea Tree gives you a boost without giving you an overdose.

- Remi-D is a non-intrusive mist. Just spray, rub and you're done. No goop, no mess, no stickiness.

What I really like about Remi-D is that is all-natural. This is just one more way to ensure that the products my family uses are safe for all of us. I also like the fact that Remi-D doesn’t leave my hands feeling tacky or slimy. The scent is light and hardly noticeable- something my boys appreciate. Since I carry Remi-D in my purse, I appreciate the fact that the flip-top cap is sturdy, preventing Remi-D from spilling. I highly recommend Remi-D. In fact, I plan to get myself to CVS and stock up on Remi-D for my family.

Remi-D is available nationwide at CVS.com and at these retail outlets throughout the northeast: A&P, Shaw's, Waldbaum's, Superfresh, Pathmark, Shop Rite, Hannaford, Market Basket, Big Y, P&C, Piggly Wiggly, Sweetbay, Donelan's, Grand Union, Thrifty White Pharmacies and Kinney Drug.
Thanks Mom Fuse for this review opportunity!

2 comments:

Berky said...

1. Remi-D is NOT "all natural". Yes, it contains organic compounds..but these aren't elements that grow on trees..so they are not, in the definition of "all naturual", all natural.

Below are the ingredients:
Benzalkonium Chloride
Dihydroxypropyl PEG -5Linoleammonium Chloride
Glycereth-2 Cocoate
Behentrimonium Chloride

2. Yes, its a heckuva lot better and safer to the skin when compared to alcohol products i.e. Purell.
3. There are OTHER ALCOHOL FREE PRODUCTS that don't (falsely) claim to be "ALL NATURAL", but do contain the same active ingredient benzalkonium chloride (BAC). The latter is fine..BAC is considered the safest organic compound, and we prefer this active ingredient. Organic compound in the scientific sense, not the 'tree hugger' sense. But this ingredient IS a widely-recognized antiseptic, and its been used for decades in a variety of health care products, including Bactine antiseptic and J&J Foaming Antiseptic.

Its proven to be effective against a broad spectrum of germs, bacteria and viruses. And it can be applied to cuts and scrapes. Not something that you would do with Purell.

We're making these points simply because we take exception to false claims. This isn't to say that Remi-D. doesn't kill germs, and that it isn't better than Purell. It is.

We just raise our eyebrows when manufacturers are compelled to push the envelope, and justify exorbitant prices based on claims that are not true. In this case, the terminology "all natural" is one that intoxicates consumers into parting with more of their hard-earned money. If its not all natural, then they shouldn't say it is.

3. Per above, an alternative product is called Soapopular. Sooapopular does not make false or exaggerated claims, and it uses BAC as the active also, but its fragrance free and dye free, which supports the manufacturer's claim that its not only antiseptic, but that its hypoallergenic. Visit www.soapyusa.com for details.

Of greatest importance, you'll find that the Soapopular product is 1/2 the price of Remi-D. 1/2 the price. Shall I say again? OK.. Soapopular is half the price of Remi-D.

Soapopular has also been endorsed by Parents Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Lucky Magazine and has been implemented in 250+ schools in the US and 500+ schools in Canada. This is also a fact. We've seen their Purchase Order and Sales Lists.
great info at http://www.handhygienefacts.blogspot.com

Bill Trent said...

Thank you so much, Tara and Nicole from MomFuse for the opportunity to share Remi-D with you.

Remi-D is all for a constructive conversation about our products. That's why we sent Remi-D samples to mom bloggers all over the country. We want to know how we're doing and how to do even better!

The bloggers and most of the comments have been great. As Remi-D's chief science officer, I'm weighing in to set the record straight on comments made by someone who was off base.

We found that our consumers wanted a fragrant alternative to the status quo hand sanitizers. We went to the drawing board and found oils that are both pleasant to smell and use natural.

Remi-D is a proud member of The Natural Products Association and believe in their mission. We follow its guidelines regarding the definition of a natural product as posted on its Web site.

Remi-D uses naturally derived raw materials such as Glycerine, Lanolin, Cocoanut oils, and Tea Tree Oils.

Remi-D does indeed kill 99.99% of germs. We're revamping our Web site (www.remi-d.com) and will post that information soon. For now, please know that Remi-D meets all FDA criteria for a hand sanitizer in killing 99.99% of germs.

Remi-D does not use any dyes or colorants.
We use the highest quality ingredients to offer a premium product at a reasonable price.

Those are the facts and we're sticking to them. Thanks again to everyone who's been constructive and helpful as we strive to make great products for consumers who want the best.