The main components of wet wipes are non-woven fabrics, water, and additives. The difference between the brands of wet wipes is mainly in additives. Although they are diverse, they have similar effects. Most additives are indicated by chemical names, which are not understood by ordinary consumers. How to identify it?
1. Water-refined water, pure water, RO pure water: the content of the liquid medicine in the wet wipes-generally accounts for about 80%. If the content is too low, the wet tissue will feel relatively dry, on the contrary, if the content is too high, it will feel too wet. It is inconvenient to use. More than 90% of the medicinal solution is water. In order to prevent the water from reacting with the medicinal solution, the water used in the wet wipes must be specially treated water. You can see "refined water", "pure water", and "pure water" on the packaging ingredients. The words "RO pure water". For example, "Vinda" and "EC" brand wet wipes are marked with "RO pure water".
2. Humectant-propylene glycol: Propylene glycol is a solvent and also a humectant. It can help the effective substances in the liquid medicine to dissolve in the water, so that the water is not easy to volatilize, and has antibacterial and antiseptic effects, so it is contained in almost all wet tissues. "Procter & Gamble", "Pigeon" and "Vinda" brand wet wipes all contain this ingredient.
3. Preservatives-phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, paraben: wet wipes contain a lot of water and different substances. In order to maintain the activity of effective substances, preservatives must be added, but usually the content is very high. Low, will not have a negative impact.
4. Antibacterial agents-sodium lactate, eucalyptus leaves: There are many types of antibacterial agents, both chemically synthesized antibacterial agents and natural antibacterial agents. The effect is as the name implies, destroying bacteria and inhibiting bacterial reproduction.
5. Non-ionic surfactants-polyoxy-Zene hydrogenated castor oil, polyether: detergents and most detergents contain non-ionic surfactants, which are used to remove dirt and grease to achieve a cleaning effect .
In addition, there are other natural ingredients, such as eucalyptus leaf extract, a natural fungicide; chamomile oil, which has soothing and anti-inflammatory effects; vera extract, moisturizing and moisturizing effects; alcohol can sterilize and so on. However, experts remind that excessive exposure, excessive exposure to preservatives, alcohol and other chemical components have a certain impact on health, causing contact dermatitis and skin allergies. And it generally does not wash hands after using wet wipes, so the chemical composition of wet wipes will remain on the hands, which is not good for children's health.