Sanicare baby Wipes: Cetylpyridinium Chloride Corrected


Hi Mom’s! Reviews with Lady is back to the main stream again.  Yes its been a while.  These past weeks, our family became busy from transferring from one country to the other, and thank God everything is back to normal.  YES!

Today  I am going to share our experiences in choosing an alternative products to replace the products we previously used back in Tennessee.  One of these is our baby wipes.   Since Joshua (my husband) and I are becoming more meticulous  in choosing products that promotes the goodness of nature with the tastes of life, we also made sure that even the baby wipes we are going to use for Abigail (our 18 months old daughter) will meet this standard.

We are glad that it wasn’t hard for us to find a baby wipes in the Philippine market that support the same cause that we promote.   We found Sanicare Baby Wipes!  Sanicare Baby Wipes (2)

I listed all the good reasons that fully convinced us in buying this brand.

  • Its free from harmful chemicals like paraben, parfum, and even chlorine and alcohol.
  • Each wipe has a soft, cloth-like texture and was specially designed for thorough cleaning.   Aside of using this with Abigail’s ever soft and sometimes pooty butt, it can also be used for after-play dirty hands, and wiping her face after eating.
  • I myself use it! I partnered it with my facial toner in cleaning my face.
  • Its really ideal for instant clean-ups of hands and face.
  • Safe to use in cleaning our dining table, kitchen counter top and even our floor just by itself no need for anti-bacterial spray.
  • Plus it’s economically practical for a quick and easy way to keep our whole family and our home hygienically clean.

The only thing that called my attention about this Sanicare baby Wipes was  the specific ingredient that was added in its formulation.  In their packaging they disclosed it as Cetylpyidinium Chloride.  

Being a mom, product reviewer and  Herblend Teas owner, I had developed this character of always checking the ingredients of the products we purchased mostly when the product developer claimed that its  free from harmful chemicals.  Since I wasn’t familiar with Cetylpyidinium, I immediately asked Google about it.

In my search, the first link that Google provided was:


Google Screen Shot

In this Google Screen Shot,  we can see that the result from my search was Cetylpyridinium Chloride  (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) and not Cetylpyidinium. I thought it was just a typographical error on my part but when I rechecked again the spelling of this ingredient printed in the packaging, it was Cetylpyidinium without “r”.  So what I did, I immediately asked Web MD and in the search box I typed, Cetylpyidinium but to my dismayed Web MD says this:


WebMd Page

I tried to look for a brief definition, health benefits and side-effects of Cetylpyridinium Chloride but I only came up for a few reliable research provided in the web.

Here are the facts about Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC).  First, the corrected spelling is Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC) and not Cetylpyidinium Chloride.

Cetylpyridinium chloride (chemical formula C21H38NCl·H2O), also known as CPC or 1-hexadecylpyridinium chloride, is a white, odorless, antiseptic powder used in combination with other substances or as a stand-alone ingredient in oral hygiene products, lozenges, mouthwashes and detergents.  Cetylpyridinium chloride treats teething problems and minor mouth and throat infections. CPC is a strong bactericide and fungicide.   Read more :
CPC uses lymph — the fluid found between the cells — to travel through layers of skin and disrupt the membranes of smaller infectious organisms, which have fewer cells than human tissue.   In small doses, cetylpyridinium chloride, along with some other chemicals, is able to kill the harmful bacteria without causing permanent damage to the affected tissue. Small amounts of this chemical are often included in many oral care products, such as mouthwashes, toothpastes, lozenges, and various sore throat treatment sprays.  (Source: wiseGeek)
According to study and recorded patient’s history, ingesting high concentrations of cetylpyridinium chloride can lead to lung damage.  Cetylpyridinium chloride is toxic if swallowed or inhaled.
Most of the articles that appeared in my researched about CPC were written in connection to its dental use and the reported side effects of CPC to consumers who orally became exposed to it.
Cetylpyridinium Side Effect Report#9189214
Tooth Discolouration, Gingival Bleeding, Dysgeusia
This is a report of a 17-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dental care, dental disorder prophylaxis, who was treated withCetylpyridinium Chloride (dosage: 20ml 2x Day Dental, start time: Nov 15, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Tooth Discolouration, Gingival Bleeding, Dysgeusia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cetylpyridinium Chloride treatment in male patients, resulting in Tooth Discolouration side effect.  (Source:
On my research , I had hard time in finding available study of using CPC as an ingredient to baby wipes in destroying harmful bacteria, and its suggested amount to avoid its toxicity level.  I think the smart way to do is to go on the safe side.  I better not allow any products in our home that is potentially harmful to us, and to our daughter who always love to smell each Sanicare Baby Wipes which contains CPC whenever she got the chance to have it.  After all, safety of the whole family is more important.  But its up to you mom’s to decide. I’m just sharing my own opinion towards CPC!
In the email provided by SCPA | Sanitary Care Products Asia, Inc.  dated October 5.
We are already working on the release of the updated/revised packaging of our baby wipes which we target to release by end of the year. All of our packaging materials are reviewed by FDA prior to release and unfortunately both parties failed to notice the missing “r” in the ingredient name. It is vigilant consumers such as you that inspires us to do better. Thank you. – Marketing personnel
We are glad just today, we found at the Baby Care section of the grocery store the “Sanicare Cleansing Wipes” with green packaging and wait there’s more…instead of using Cetylpyridinium Chloride they used Coconut Oil which is proven safe and a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-protozoans plus it provides additional moisture to skin.   For correction, this is their first baby wipes released in the market.  I just thought fragrance can be omitted in formulating this wipes.
“Up to 95% of chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum and coal tar.”
But anyhow, thank you so much SCPA, we will try this wipes for our daughter.
Sanicare Cleansing Wipes
As of this writing, most of the baby wipes sold in the market contains harmful chemicals like paraben, parfum and even alcohol.  What about you, do you have any suggestion or personal experience in choosing non-toxic baby wipes?  Please share it with us.  🙂

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