Nipple ointment in the test: More than half of the creams are recommended
The purchase: We bought 12 nipple ointments in stores. These include creams from well-known drugstore chains as well as ointments from pharmacies. The price range is large: the cheapest cost 1.45 euros, the most expensive proud 26.85 euros per 30 grams.
Evaluation test result ingredients: Under the test result ingredients leads to a devaluation of four grades: a content of more than 10 mg/kg dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and/or diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) (“phthalates”). The following result in a devaluation of two grades each: a) more than one percent of paraffins/petroleum products/silicones; b) PEG/PEG derivatives.
Evaluation test result Further defects: Under the test result Further defects leads to a devaluation of one grade: Outer box that does not protect glass. For legal reasons, we would like to point out that we have not checked the effects of the products (promised by the manufacturer).
The overall verdict based on the test result ingredients. A test result that is “good” does not worsen the overall assessment.
Test methods: Declarable fragrances: Extraction with TBME, GC-MS. Formaldehyde/formaldehyde splitter: acidic steam distillation, derivatization with acetylacetone, extraction with n-butanol, determination by photometry. Saturated/Aromatic Hydrocarbons: LC-GF/FID. Halogen-organic compounds: a) steam distillation; Binding of the organic halogens to activated charcoal, combustion of the activated charcoal in a stream of oxygen; microcoulometric determination of the halogen content; b) purification of the samples with silica gel; extraction with ethyl acetate; Combustion of the extract in a stream of oxygen; microcoulometric determination of the halogen content. Paraffins/Silicones/Petroleum Compounds: a) NPLC/RI; b) LA-LC-004.05. PVC/PVDC/chlorinated compounds: X-ray fluorescence analysis. Plasticizer: GC-MSD. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH): GC-MSD.
Purchase of the test products: June and July 2017
We already published this test in the ÖKO-TEST App Eltern in October 2017. Test results/information are updated if the evaluation of defects has changed due to new scientific findings or if we have carried out new/additional investigations.
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