Wet wipes help us to wipe our hands, freshen up in the heat, tidy up the child on a walk, clean a stain and put a gloss on the car – how did we live without them before? They really help out in a variety of situations, especially where water and soap are not available. Nevertheless, they are not as safe as they seem: they can harm your health if used incorrectly.
We have figured out how they differ and how to use them correctly. At the same time, we learned what they could be replaced with.
Types of wet wipes and their features
Wet wipes have become such an everyday product for us that you will not surprise anyone with a huge assortment. What is the difference between them? Let's look at the types and typology.
They can be divided into two main groups – hygienic and household. Of course, the composition of their impregnation differs enormously, and therefore it is unwise to replace one with another, and sometimes even dangerous.
There are three types found in stores:
Packaging. The bowl is a flow wraps package. It is a stack of wipes from 10 to 60 pieces in a film package. The pack is closed with a special sticker or a plastic lid. A special composition allows you to retain moisture, and sealed stickers or lids prevent air from entering.
Piece-by-piece product. You can find one-piece disposable on sale. They are often offered to visitors in fast food restaurants to wipe their hands.
Plastic container. They are ideal for use at home-caring for children, the sick, or on trips. These are often large packages. Many manufacturers create original solutions for container designs.
At home and in public places, you can use a special dispenser for serving.
Hygienic wet wipes are:
For removing makeup.
For children and newborns.
For intimate hygiene.
For the care of bedridden patients.
The composition may include:
surfactants are often part of the so-called "household" napkins, which in no case can be used for hygienic purposes. However, surfactants cope with various stains and dirt perfectly;
vegetable oils (jojoba, olive, avocado) and glycerin are usually added to the products intended for the care of the skin of the hands or face to prevent a feeling of tightness and dryness;
natural extracts of herbs (chamomile, turn, celandine, aloe) and vitamins (A, E and F) are often listed on the packaging for children;
alcohol, sodium benzoate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben – these active substances are contained in the impregnation of antibacterial products;
perfumes to give the necessary aroma.
Now wipes are made of non-woven synthetic materials that can be bought in the MAKEUP store, the most popular of which are spunbond (synthetic) and spunlace (synthetic + natural fibres). The materials are based on viscose and polypropylene, but there are also natural fibres, for example, organic cotton. The more substance is present in the composition, and the softer and safer they are the better they absorb moisture.