Prepare yourself: a life-changing cleaning wipe just hit the market, and it’s so safe that you can clean your face with it. The wipes are made by a new brand backed by experts called Ode to Clean, and your tidying up routine is never going to be the same.
The company that makes this genius consumer product, Solugen, was founded in 2016 by CEO Gaurab Chakrabarti, MD, PhD, and CTO Sean Hunt PhD. Dr. Chakrabarti discovered a special enzyme that produced hydrogen peroxide during training at the University of Texas Southwestern. Meanwhile, Dr. Hunt was completing his PhD at MIT, so the two teamed up, and that’s how Solugen was born.
The star ingredient in the wipes is called Bioperoxide, which is made from plant starch. It’s a compound of hydrogen peroxide (which is a non-toxic, powerful cleaning property found in our very own bodies) and gluconic acid, which is found in honey.
Basically, when you use the wipe on any surface (the bathroom counter, your face, kids’ hands), the hydrogen peroxide transforms into its basic components: water and oxygen, so you’re getting the safest clean possible.
They are odorless, so there’s no need to turn on the bathroom fan to air out any harsh chemical smells coming from your wipes anymore. Plus, they’re biodegradable and safe enough to use on babies.