From the manufacturer's website:
Hibiclens antiseptic skin cleanser is strong enough to kill some of the toughest hospital germs but gentle enough for routine family hand washing. Hibiclens begins killing germs on contact and continues killing up to 99% of germs for up to 24 hours.
Hibiclens is the #1 pharmacist-recommended antibacterial soap.
Unlike other antibacterial soaps on the market, Hibiclens not only begins killing germs immediately, it bonds with the skin and keeps on killing microorganisms for up to 24 hours, even after washing. Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) provides extended protection against a wide range of bacteria, including staph, strep, salmonella and E. coli.
Non CHG antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers offer no lasting defense after the soap is rinsed off or the alcohol has dried. This means that, even after using these products, you’re susceptible to germs simply by touching a contaminated surface.
The active ingredient in Hibiclens is 4% CHG, which helps reduce bacteria that can potentially cause disease. Proven to be gentle enough for daily use, Hibiclens leaves a layer of protection without any sticky residue after it is rinsed off.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.