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Hibiscrub Antibacterial Skin Cleanser

Hibiscrub Antibacterial Skin Cleanser (500ml)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Sat. 28 Nov.

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Hibiscrub is a powerful, hospital strength, antimicrobial skin wash which fights off bacteria, viruses and fungi for up to 6 hours while still being gentle on your skin. 

Hibiscrub is available to buy online at The Independent Pharmacy without the need for a prescription.

Hibiscrub Information

  • Age: 2 years +

    Maximum per order: N/A

  • Pregnancy: Suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

What is Hibiscrub?

Hibiscrub contains the active ingredient chlorhexidine gluconate 4%, which is a strong antiseptic that is widely used for pre and post-operative skin cleansing and handwashing, in hospitals, to reduce the risk of infections.

Hibiscrub gets to work killing bacterias including MRSA, yeasts, fungi and viruses within 1 minute of use and works for up to 6 hours. 

Not only is Hibiscrub a powerful microbial it is also dermatologically tested to be gentle on the skin. Because of Hibiscrub’s effectiveness, it can also be safely used to prevent skin infections, associated with irritation and scratching that may be associated with conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.

 

What is Hibiscrub used for?

HIbiscrub is a hospital strength antiseptic skin cleanser that is safe for use at home to treat and prevent infections caused by some bacterias, fungi and viruses. 

You should only use Hibiscrub to clean external skin, this may be to reduce the chance of developing infections pre or post-surgical procedure. Hibiscrub can also be used as an antimicrobial handwash or to clean skin that may be at risk of infection due to injury or a skin condition.

 

Hibiscrub for acne

For information on treatment options for acne please see our Acne page.

Hibiscrub can be used to clean the skin on the body and face to prevent and treat infections. Some people do notice an improvement to their acne when using Hibiscrub skin cleanser. 

If you are suffering from mild to moderate acne you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist about the best course of treatment for you. Or why not try completing our acne treatment free assessment. 

It is important to be aware that when using Hibiscrub on your face you must avoid getting it in your eyes or mouth. 

  • If you accidentally get this product in your eyes or mouth, rinse with water immediately 
  • If you feel unwell seek medical advice straight away. 

 

Hibiscrub for folliculitis

Folliculitis is the name given to small pus-filled spots on the skin that are caused by hair follicles becoming infected. 

Mild cases of folliculitis will normally clear up within a couple of weeks without any treatment. You may want to use an antibacterial moisturiser such as Dermol cream

If you are being affected by folliculitis frequently and for long periods, it is likely that this is being caused by a bacteria that is present on your skin. Using Hibiscrub or other antimicrobial skin cleansers may be effective. 

If you have folliculitis that does not clear up within 7-10 days or you are suffering from recurrent flare-ups you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice before starting treatment.

 

How does Hibiscrub work?

Hibiscrub contains the active ingredient chlorhexidine gluconate 4% which is not absorbed by the skin but forms a secondary layer. Hibiscrub binds to bacterias on the skin and destroys them within 1 minute. Hibiscrub continues to work for up to 6 hours.

 

Does Hibiscrub kill bacteria?

Hibiscrub is not absorbed by the skin but forms a protective film over it. The active ingredient chlorhexidine gluconate binds to bacteria and kills them, reducing your risk of developing an infection.

 

Do you have to wash off Hibiscrub?

Hibiscrub skin cleanser needs to be applied to wet skin and rubbed over the skin thoroughly for 1 minute and then rinsed. The Hibiscrub will continue to work as an antimicrobial agent for up to 6 hours.

 

Can Hibiscrub be used on open wounds?

Hibiscrub is designed to clean unbroken skin and to aid the healing of injured skin. It is not recommended to use Hibiscrub on open wounds as this may delay healing and aggravate wounds further.

 

Hibiscrub alternative

As a hospital strength antimicrobial skin cleanser, Hibiscrub may not be suitable for everyone. Antibacterial hand soaps and hand sanitisers may be suitable for basic handwashing.

For use to reduce infections of the skin caused by injury or skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis you may find using Dermol Shower Emollient a good alternative as this product also contains ingredients that moisturise your skin.

 

Sources

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Hibiscrub instructions for use

For hands and body:

  1. Wet hands and/or body
  2. Apply Hibiscrub, undiluted to hands and clean for 1 minute. If using on your body, start with your face and work downwards, cleaning each body part for 1 minute.
  3. Rinse with clean water and dry.

Hibiscrub is for external use only, avoid contact with the eyes or mouth. Please ensure you have read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Hibiscrub for full directions on how to use this product.

 

Hibiscrub dilution rate

Hibiscrub does not need to be diluted before use and can be used as a hand sanitizer without water or as a soap substitute.

Hibiscrub side effects

Some people may experience unwanted side effects when using Hibiscrub. For a full list of side effects please read the Patient Information Leaflet. 

The most common side effects reported when using Hibiscrub are:

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Dry skin
  • Blistering

The listed side effects may affect the skin in which Hibiscrub has been applied. If you experience these side effects you should stop using this product. If your symptoms do not improve, speak to a doctor or pharmacist.

If you have a severe allergic reaction or are worried about any side effects you should seek medical advice straight away. 

Hibiscrub ingredients

The active ingredient in Hibiscrub is chlorhexidine gluconate 4%.

Hibiscrub also contains the inactive ingredients isopropyl alcohol and perfume (Herbacol).

Please ensure you have read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly to familiarise yourself with a full list of ingredients.

Hibiscrub warnings

For full details of warnings and precautions associated with using Hibiscrub, read the Patient Information Leaflet.

  • Avoid contact with your eyes, ears, mouth, anus or genitals. If Hibiscrub comes into contact with any of these areas, wash immediately with water.
  • Common household bleaches containing hypochlorites may cause brown stains to develop on fabrics which have previously been in contact with chlorhexidine. 
  • Hibiscrub’s antimicrobial properties may be reduced if you use it with other soaps or detergents. 
  • Speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice before using on children under the age of 2 years. 
  • Hibiscrub contains flammable alcohol. You should avoid smoking and open flames immediately after use.

 

Hibiscrub & Pregnancy

It is recommended that you speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Hibiscrub if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Eczema & Dermatitis?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

Hibiscrub Antibacterial Skin Cleanser Reviews

Unsure about a treatment?
Ask our medical team for impartial information and advice about any treatment we provide or medical condition that we treat before you buy.

Authored By:

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Scott McDougall

MPharm

Published on: 20-09-2016

Last modified on: 02-11-2020


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

Reviewed By:

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Dr Donald Grant

MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP Dip.orth.med

Reviewed on: 02-11-2020

Next review date: 02-11-2022


Dr Don Grant is a GP with over 30 years experience and is the Clinical Advisor at The Independent Pharmacy


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