Body Wipe Ingredient Comparison

Find out what's in your body wipes.

 What you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body. Use natural wipes.

Our natural wipes are free of harsh detergents, drying agents and carcinogenics - making them safe to use in every nook & cranny of your body. And they're just the right big size! We've compared Action Wipes to other full body wipes on the market and we believe they're the best! And we'll let you decide... if you find you like any of the other travel wipes better, we'll refund your money, no questions asked.

  

 Travel wipe ingredient comparison

ACTION WIPES

(9"x10") 

NATHAN POWER SHOWER 

(7"x4")  

FRESH BATH

(8"x10") 

HUNTER'S SCENT-A-WAY

(8"x5") 

SHOWER PILL

(9"x8") 

PAPER SHOWER

(9"x12") 

Ingredients: Water, Leuconostoc/Sorbus aucuparia fruit ferment filtrat, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Capryl Clucoside, Boswellia Carteri (frankincense) Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata (eucalyptus) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree) Oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil

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Ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denatured, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate & Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PPG-40-PEG-60 Lanolin Oil, Tetrasodium Edta, Methylparaben, Methylchloroiso-thiazolinone & Methylisothiazolinone & Benzyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Benzalkonium Chloride, Parfum, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid.

Active Ingredient: Benzalkonium Chloride          

Other Ingredients: Water, PEG 80 Sorbitan Laurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, PEG 150 Distearate, Sodium Laureth-13 Carboxylate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrence, Glycerol-polyethyleneglycol ricinoleate, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)*,  Aloe Vera Gel,  Methychloroiso-thiazolone, Glycerine, Disodium EDTA, Vitamin A Palmitate*, Quaternium-15, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid and Potassium Benzoate.            

*in the patented Emusol water soluble base.

Ingredients:  Water, Sodium Coco PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Saccharomyces Ferment, Diazolidinyl Urea EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Active Ingredient: Benzalkonium Chloride 0.13

Other Ingredients: Water, Hamamelis Virginiana, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

Ingredients: Water, Aloe Vera, Glycerine, Sodium Coco PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Polyoxythylene Sorbitan Monolaurate, Urea, DMDM Hydantoin, Bezylammonium Chloride, Ethanol, Vitamin E.

*Note, it takes two to tango, and use this product.  One wet towel to wipe on and one dry towel to wipe off.  Great for the Karate Kid, but not so much for the environment.

*Product names, logos, brands, and other trademarks featured or referred to within this page are the property of their respective trademark holders.

What are those natural wipe ingredients?

  • Alcohol Denatured (or alcohol denat): alcohol (ethanol & the kind you drink) with additives to make it gross tasting and poisonous.
  • Parabens (Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben): Chemical derived preservatives and anti-fungals which have been found in breast cancer tumors.  May also cause damage to the endocrine system of your body and have been found to cause allergy risks in children.
  • Methylisothiazolinone & Methylchloroisothiazolinone: Chemical derived preservatives with high allergen reactions.  Was used in many leave-in products such as conditioners, but are now regularly seen in rinse-off products.  High concentrations can cause chemical burns.
  • Benzalkonium Chloride: A chemical derived biocide, preservative, anti-static agent, textile softener, and emulsifying agent.  Not good for people with Asthma and other respiratory problems, highly toxic to fish.
  • Isoparaffin: Chemical derived. As a gas, you may know these as butane and propane. As a liquid you may know them as octane, and as a solid they are used in candles.  Isoparaffin is derivied from oil (like the kind that spilled in the Gulf of Mexico) and is used as a thickening agent.  They do not bio-degrade rapidly.
  • Triclosan: Chemical derived anti-bacterial agent which the U.S. FDA is currently reviewing regarding the safety to humans after studies show altered hormone regulation.  Also being investigated is how triclosan is promoting anti-biotic resistant bacteria, which may cause allergy risks in children. Mainly used on toothpaste to prevent the gum disease GINGIVITIS.
  • Phenoxyethanol: An anti-bacterial and stabilizer found in normal stuff like cosmetics, perfume and... jet fuel.  The FDA is looking into this one because it can cause vomiting and diarrhea in infants by depressing the central nervous system. 
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS):  Is it bad, or isn't it?  There's a lot of debate on both sides of the issue, so we decided to stay away from the whole thing and keep Action Wipes SLS free.  But what is SLS?  It's a foaming agent known to cause irritation and some say can lead to cancer.  Used mainly in shampoos, toothpastes, laundry soaps, stain removers, and edible bubbles.
  • Urea: Sounds like urine; doesn't it?  While it's non-toxic and highly soluble in water, it's synthetically formulated urine.  Also used as a source of nitrogen in fertilizers and in animal feed and diuretics.
  • DMDM Hydantoin: Hydantoin is an organic derivative of urea (see above) and glycolic acid, and is used medically in products like Ecstacy and anti-convulsive medicines for Epilepsy.  DMDM Hydantoin is coming under more scrutiny as of late because it is a formaldehyde releaser, meaning it releases formaldehyde.  Like the stuff they use in embalming fluid and film processing chemicals.
  • Fragrance: This may appear harmless, but when a label list fragrance, it may indicate as many as 4,000 different compounds. Many of these can lead to health problems, respiratory distress, and may even be carcinogenic and impose fertility issues or complications.

To learn more about these and other ingredients in personal care products, visit the Skin Deep Cosmetic Database.

We GUARANTEE you'll love Action Wipes!