Popular science: analysis of wet tissue composition table
During the interview, the reporter found that various brands of wet tissues contained a variety of additives, and the chemical names indicated in the ingredient list were confusing. After consulting with relevant experts, the reporter classified these ingredients into four categories: liquid medicine, moisturizer, preservative, and antibacterial agent.
Chemical solution: water, RO pure water (reverse osmosis water)
The content of liquid medicine in wet wipes is generally 80%, and more than 90% of the liquid medicine is water. In order to avoid the reaction between the ingredients in ordinary water and the ingredients of the liquid medicine, the water in the wet wipes must be specially treated water. Therefore, there are “refined water”, “pure water” and “RO pure water” in the ingredient list.
Humectant: Propylene Glycol
Almost all wet wipes have propylene glycol in the ingredient list. It is an organic dissolving agent that can dissolve the active ingredients in the liquid medicine in water. At the same time, it is also a humectant, which can prevent the active ingredients from volatilizing in the water.
Preservatives: phenoxyethanol, paraben
In order to maintain the activity of the active ingredients, preservatives must be added to the wet wipes, but the content is very low.
Antibacterial agents: sodium lactate, eucalyptus leaves
Kill bacteria and control bacterial reproduction.
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