Compare WET Wipes

What you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body!

Skin can absorbs up to 68% of ingredients put on it, 100% for underarms and genitalia. Harmful ingredients such as harsh, toxic chemicals, colors, and fragrances can make their way into your body, your blood and lymphatic system.

As more and more wet wipes come to market, it is important to know that not all body wipes are created equal, and not all brands* care to list their complete list of ingredients on their websites. So, we're doing it for you. Now you can make an informed decision when it comes to your personal care. Body wipes should be safe to use, not toxic - we've included links to EWG Skin Deep database ratings. Action Wipes TOTAL EWG Rating is 1.

It’s also important to note that ingredients are listed in order of quantity. And some ingredients, while safe on their own, such as Sodium Benzoate can become toxic when mixed with other ingredients, such as vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) as this causes benzene to be formed. Benzene is a known carcinogen.

 Body Wipe Ingredients Comparison


Made in USA

Ing: Water, Leuconostoc/Sorbus aucuparia fruit ferment filtrate, Cocamidopropyl PG-dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Caprylyl Capryl Glucoside, Boswellia Carteri (frankincense) Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata (eucalyptus) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree) Oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate
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Made In China

Ing: (same for both men/women): DI water, propylene glycol, aloe barbadensis extract, glycerinum, polyoxyethylene hydrogenated castor oil, menthe piperita oil, tea tree oil, PPG-40-PEG-60 lanolin oil, sodium laureth sulfate, methylionone, linalool, sodium citrate, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, ginseng, MIT, IPBC-II, tetrasodium EDT


Made in China

Ing: Water, Aloe Extract, Peppermint Oil, Gingeng Extract, Witch Hazel, Alcohol, PEG-75 Lanonlin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate; PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Menthyl Lactate, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethonol, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance


Made in Israel

Ing: 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, Benzyalkonium Chloride, Parfum, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid.


Made in USA

Ing: Benzalkonium Chloride 0.13

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


Made in USA

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


Made in Israel

Ing: Benzalkonium Chloride 0.1% Other: Purified Water, Glycerin, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, Lauryl Glucoside, DMDM Hydantaoin, Disodium EDTA, Allontoin, Fragrance, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Panthenol, Tocopheryl (Vit E) Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract


Made in USA

Ing: Water, Phenoxyethanol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Citrate, Benzalkonium Chloride, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate


Made in China

Ing: Water, Propylene Glycol, 1.3-Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethnol, D-Panthenol, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Tocopherol Acetate, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1.3-Diol, Fragrance, Citric Acid


Made in China

Ing: Water (aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyaminpropyl Giguanide, Bezalkonium Chloride


Made in ? (not listed)

Ing: Water, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vaccinium Marcrocarpoon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroymethylglycinate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance


Made in China

Ing: Water/Eau, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Fragrance/Parfum


Made in Israel

Ing: Water, Gluconolactone, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Benzoate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Calcium Gluconate, Caprylic/Triglyceride, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate


Made in USA

Ing: Water, Linoleamidopropl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sodium Coco PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sodium Benzoate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citric Acid

Rescue Wipes

Made in China

Ing: Water, Glycerin, Green Tea Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Didecydimonium Chloride, Lauralkonium Chloride, Polysorbate 20, Aloe Vera Extract

Defense Body Wipes

Made in USA

Defense does not list any ingredients aside from 1% Tea Tree oil and 1% Eucalyptus oil, which leaves 98% unaccounted for.

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What are those ingredients?

  • Alcohol Denatured (or alcohol denat): alcohol (ethanol & the kind you drink) with additives to make it gross tasting and poisonous.
  • Benzalkonium Chloride: A biocide, preservative and surfactant associated with severe skin, eye, and respiratory irritation and allergies, benzalkonium chloride is a sensitizer especially dangerous for people with asthma or skin conditions such as eczema.

  • 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 (MIT) & Methylchloroisothiazolinone: EWG's Rating 5 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.
  • Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (IPBC): Originally used in the wood and paint industry, it is now recognized as a toxic ingredient in the cosmetics industry and restrictions have been applied. IPBC a suspected gastrointestinal and liver toxin. 

  • 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. 
  • Propyleneglycol: A liquid alcohol that is used as a solvent in antifreeze and in the food, plastics and perfume industries.
  • Sodium Laureth/Lauryl 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/Parfum:  This may appear harmless, but when a label list fragrance or parfum, 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.

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