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Chitosan is a polysaccharide — say what? That’s a fancy word for a type of long chain carbohydrates. Chitosan is used in all sorts of ways and by many industries, and is derived from crustaceans and fungi (mushrooms, yum!)— but since Rocky never uses animals in our products or to test them, we use the mushroom-derived Chitosan. But what does it do?

In our Nomad Hand Sanitizer, mushroom-derived Chitosan works as a non-drying agent, so your hands won’t be suffering from dryness while you use this cleansing gel. This biopolymer is used for a bunch of different things and finds uses in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, including for topical antibacterial, antifungal, and wound-healing salves. It also has uses in the agricultural industry, in hydrology to aid in filtration, bioprinting, the weight loss industry and even winemaking.