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  • Face Cleanser - Refillable option - Is it safe to use one pump for a long time?

    Posted by grapefruit22 on April 21, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    As the pumps are not recyclable, I’m considering a refillable option for a face cleanser. It would be sold as a glass bottle + plastic cap and the user would use the same pump. Is it safe to use one pump for a long time? 

    PhilGeis replied 9 months, 3 weeks ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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  • PhilGeis

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    April 21, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Consumer practice will control safety.  Will they rinse out pump? Will pump eventually clog - is the ump robust enough to survive “long time” use?  Will the pump soil?
    Think you need to run some consumer use studies.