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Are antiseptic in wet wipes unsafe?
Wet wipes

Are antiseptic in wet wipes unsafe?


Are antiseptic in wet wipes unsafe? NO!

The main feature of wet wipes is that the moisture content is very high, which is easy to breed bacteria, resulting in excessive microorganisms. It is necessary to add an appropriate amount of preservatives to maintain the hygiene of the product.

If the microorganisms in the wet wipes product exceed the standard, on the one hand, the wet wipes may deteriorate, become moldy, yellow, and produce peculiar smell, making them unusable. On the other hand, there is no abnormal change in the product, but the microorganisms exceed the standard. Consumers use products with excessive microorganisms, which may cause bacterial infection and some inflammation. "

The current regulations on the addition of preservatives to wet wipes are based on the list of preservatives allowed in cosmetics to ensure the safety of product use.

We learned from our laboratory that the preservatives we generally use to add are benzalkonium, phenoxyethanol, guanidine, chlorphenesin, IPBC, etc.;

The above can be used within the corresponding concentration range of the cosmetic list;

What are not in the cosmetic list, but can be used as antiseptic?

We also learned that Symrise diols, which are not on the chemical inventory, but through challenging experiments, can be recommended for use

SymDiol® 68, (INCI Name 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol)

SymDiol® 68T (INCI name 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol Cycloheptatrienolone),

SymTriolTM (INCI name caprylyl glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, methylbenzyl alcohol)

Hydrolite® 5 (INCI name 1,2-pentanediol)

Wet Wipes Products: What Safety Requirements Do I Need to Meet?

During the detection process, we think that

Wet wipes need to undergo a number of tests, such as microbial testing, migratory fluorescent substance testing, heavy metal testing, and preservative content testing, in order to truly ensure the safety and reliability of the product.

In addition, as a supply, you should also pay attention to the international restrictions on the use of preservatives in cosmetics, and refer to the EU's restrictions on preservatives in cosmetics.