skin tolerability (also: skin compatibility)

Refers to the property of a product, on the one hand, not to negatively impair the skin’s barrier function and, on the other hand, to provide skin-caring substances that positively influence skin tolerance. When alcohol-based hand disinfectants are used, skin lipids are dissolved in the lipid layer of the stratum corneum, but are redistributed during rubbing and then rubbed back into the skin. In contrast to hand cleansing, where skin lipids are lost through rinsing, alcohol-based hand disinfection retains them and have a caring effect with its moisturizing substances.

Due to the risk of skin incompatibilities, current guidelines no longer recommend additives such as perfume, dye or remanent active ingredients for alcohol-based hand disinfectants.

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