Hi 312capri, I have used baby shampoo and have had good results. If I'm not mistaken, a lot of the literature regarding the different masks advise against using anti-bacterial soaps because they can be hard on them. I would say that if you haven't had problems with leaks after using anti-bacterial soaps, I guess you are okay. I think I would opt for the milder soaps such as baby shampoo or milder dishsoaps without anti-bacterial agents though. Of course, this is my opinion and this is what has worked for me.
I use Ajax liquid hand dishwashing soap. It's antibacterial and does a great job of removing facial oil that accumulates during the night. Have not noticed any degradation in the quality of the cushion or the seal. I switched from baby shampoo on the recommendation of an RT that fits masks to patients that are going in for sleep studies as well as being a hosehead herself.
I was told to use anti-bacterial hand soap -- but not the kind with additives for softening the skin.
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Hi, 312capri. I've been using Ivory liquid to clean masks and humidifiers for over five years and have not seen any damage or deterioration to mask seals.