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The ingredients in A-CERUMEN

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.

  • Why are surfactants at the heart of the A-CERUMEN formula?  

Various surfactants can be found in everyday life, such as ingredients in soap, shampoos and some foodstuffs.

  • What is a surfactant?

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.

  •  How the A-CERUMEN formula was developed.  

Our starting requirements for development of the A CERUMEN formula:

EFFECTIVE

GENTLE ON SKIN

NON-GREASY

NO RINSING

 RECOMMENDED FOR ALL THE FAMILY

 

 

 

  • What is the role of these surfactants?

 

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.

 

 

Remember

A rigorous selection of surfactants responding to these criteria was conducted by the R&D department and their effectiveness was compared. Two surfactants were selected after these tests:

  • one acyl sarcosinate: anionic surfactant 
  • one sucrose ester: non-ionic surfactant

The combination of these two surfactants makes A-CERUMEN an exclusive, effective, risk-free and rinse-free formula which is gentle on the skin.

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