Interesting Facts


Surfactants are the main components of most detergents and cleaning agents. They remove stains and dirt from clothes.

More on Persil surfactants

Two groups of surfactants are used in Persil brand products:


Anionic surfactants

Effective at cleaning oily soil and oil/clay soil contaminations


Nonionic surfactants

Excellent in removing tough grease stains

How do we use surfactants?


For cleanliness, Persil detergent uses surfactants in our formulas to ensure the a deep clean you can trust. All our surfactants are fully biodegradable. Surfactants can be petroleum-based or of natural origin (e.g. palm kernel oil). If palm kernel oil is used as a base, we ensure that this oil is sustainably grown according to the RoundTable on Sustainable Palm Oil as part of our commitment to a cleaner world.

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Sensitive Skin

Persil Sensitive detergent was developed for people with sensitive skin so it's free of dyes and fragrances.

Persil Deep Clean Technology

It has been our passion to develop innovative products that provide a deep clean. Clean fabric contributes to a healthy environment for you and your family. Persil goes deep into fabrics to remove visible stains and even invisible dirt.