Hexachlorophene is an antibacterial emulsion for topical administration. Hexachlorophene acts as a topical antibacterial, anti-infective agent that is used as a preoperative hand scrub for preventing the spread of cutaneous microorganisms from forearms and hands during surgery. Hexachlorophene can also be used in toothpaste and soaps. In addition, Hexachlorophene can also be used in agriculture as an and acaricide, plant bactericide or a soil fungicide. Hexachlorophene works like a detergent to cleanse the skin and prevent the growth of some bacteria.