I asked my brother-in-law, who is a physician, a comparable question. Choosing between chlorhexidine and 70-90% alcohol ketonatus*, he said that they rather used the desinfectant chlorhexidine, because alcohol is not that good for the skin.
I don’t know what is in skin-wipes. Sometimes it’s a whitish substance, sometimes clear. I used them when I had a few cartons that were cluttering my desktop. I rather liked them, too. But it’s a hassle and a hustle. They always find their way to the floor of my study and they cost.
I have been using chlorhexidine for 3 years now. Every morning I use a cotton tip to clean the custom molds and my ears. If I forget, I get punished with itches. So I don’t forget anymore. For me it works better than alcohol 70% or 90%. So it seems my brother-in-law was right.
*Alcohol ketonatus is the Dutch nomenclature for alcohol that’s been “denaturated”. Essentially, alcohol that through the usage of a ketone (in the Netherlands it’s usually butanone) is made undrinkable and should not be used for human consumption.