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  • cleaning cosmetic equipment

    Posted by Fiyin on February 20, 2023 at 9:23 am

    Hi, I am new here, could someone please tell me how I can clean my cosmetic equipment or plastic cosmetic containers?

    PhilGeis replied 3 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Perry44

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    February 20, 2023 at 11:45 am

    Using a standard dishwashing detergent and water works for most things.

  • Fiyin

    Beginning formulator
    February 20, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Is there a need for an extra sodium hypochlorite step?

  • Paprik

    Member
    February 20, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    If you are a manufacture I would say yes. If you are producing at home I would say no.

    As Perry said, standard detergent/soapy hot water, rinse off properly (with distilled water preferably) and before you use the equipment spray it with IPA solution (70-80%).

    I like to spray it after washing also. [Although I am using a small dishwasher which also dries it for me].

  • Fiyin

    Beginning formulator
    February 20, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    thank you

  • PhilGeis

    Member
    February 22, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    If you‘re +/- duo - prob makes no diff but should sanitize with hypochlorite.

    If manufacturer to any significant volume, get rid of the plastic, add separate sanitizing step, if liquid detergent make sure it’s not contaminated.