A-CERUMEN is an ear cleaning solution which is gentle, effective, and recommended for all the family (from the age of six months). It uses surfactant, plant-based ingredients.
Various surfactants can be found in everyday life, such as ingredients in soap, shampoos and some foodstuffs.
A surfactant disperses fatty substances. It modifies the surface tension between two surfaces (i.e. the tension which exists on the surface separating two environments). It prevents dirt from attaching onto a surface. Cerumen consists of between 20% and 50% lipids (fatty substances), depending on the individual. Given the fatty, waxy consistency of an earwax plug, it appears obvious to use the recognised properties of surfactants.
Our starting requirements for development of the A CERUMEN formula:
GENTLE ON SKIN
RECOMMENDED FOR ALL THE FAMILY
The first is a surfactant which reduces the surface tension between the wax and the skin, making it easier to dissolve the earwax. Moreover, it is perfectly bio-compatible with the skin's keratin content and is therefore gentle on skin.
These two surfactants are particularly gentle and can be used without rinsing after A-CERUMEN has been used.
The second is a wetting agent surfactant which helps soften earwax and makes it easier to unstick it from the ear canal. It is also a biodegradable, food grade surfactant which is very gentle on the skin. The first is a surfactant which reduces the surface tension between the wax and the skin making it easier to dissolve the earwax. Moreover, it is perfectly bio-compatible with the skin's keratin content and is therefore gentle on skin.
Naturally-based, preservative-free formula, with no parabens or phenoxyethanol.
Ingredients: plant-based surfactants (Sodium Acylsarcosinate and Sucrose Ester), wetting agent, excipients qs. 100% preservative-free formula. Naturally-based formula.