Thursday 29, Oct 2020, Delhi (India)
From the 1970s to today, the wet wipes have gained a lot of audiences, irrespective of age and gender they are utilized by all in their skincare. Wet wipes over the years have witnessed rapid growth across the globe. The blog will brief you about all the pros and cons of the wet wipes and how it can affect your skincare.
There have been considerable debates with regards to the ingredients of the skin beauty product lotion being present in wet wipes, there are very rare cases where the details about the actual fiber material present in it are available on the packaging as we see it in textile products. Wet wipes are a mixture of skin beauty product liquid/lotion on a tissue customized for varied skin types and skincare. They are made from non-woven fibers that are 10 times more absorbent than cotton. The majority of wet wipes contain fossil-based raw materials, due to minimal information provided about it on the packaging, people are not aware of it. According to the Consumer Good Forum, a recently conducted debate stated just one in ten consumer suspected plastic in this beauty product. Wet wipes are partly made with plastic resins like polyester or polypropylene, and it is a form of plastic that doesn't deteriorate as a tissue might do. Some wet wipes are made of wood pulp, the material that toilet paper is made from, they're also chemically treated to ensure they are long-lasting. Their plastic properties are the reason they never fully biodegrade and simply break into smaller and smaller pieces further releasing countless microscopic fibers into the environment.
All across the world, wet wipes are gaining importance and the benefits it offers are appreciated by both men and women. Wet wipes today are a quintessential requirement, they are convenient, easy to use, and serve numerous purposes such a cleansing, skincare, hygiene, and well being. Wet wipes are appreciated well in today's fast-moving world due to its portability factor, freshness, and tenderness on the sensitive skin. Following are some of the uses of wet wipes apart from using it for babies-
I'm pretty sure that many of you must be unaware like me that there are varieties of wet wipes available in the market. Through the years, the skin beauty product industry has been blooming and have developed more niche products. Wipes can be used as an alternative for an actual soap and here is the list of different kinds of wipes available in the beauty and hygiene market-
Biodegradable wipes contain ingredients which are safe and gentle on sensitive skin, they are made out of natural ingredients such as Bamboo, wood, pulp, and cotton, the best part about them is they break down within a short period after use, gracing the environment. They are much better for the skin as they contain soothing and nice-smelling botanical extracts and essential oils, and are fragrance-free with minimal additives. But not all of them are organic but are eco-friendly beauty products. They’re better than the rest as being created out of natural fibers they break down in a matter of weeks and don't cause any harm to mother earth. They also promote sustainability in beauty.
According to the data provided by MarketWatch "Wet tissue and wipe market" size is estimated to grow at CAGR of 7% with USD xx during the forecast period 2020-2023. The "YOY (year-over-year) growth rate for 2020 is estimated at 5.93%%" by the end of 2023. Here is the list of leading wet tissues and wipe manufacturers-
Baby wipes, in particular, holds a major market and major players in the Baby Wipes segment are Jhonson & Jhonson Pvt Ltd, Procter & Gamble Co, The Himalaya Drug Company, Cotton Babies Inc, Babisil Products Ltd, Unicharm Corporation, Kirkland, Moony, Pampers, Medline and Hengan International Group Company Ltd.
Wet wipes are the reason behind 93% of sewer blockages, 9.3million of them are flushed down in toilets every day. Keeping the facts aside they're causing harm to the oceans, lining beaches, clogging up our sewers and severely causing environmental destruction, but with all these factors they’re also really bad news for your skin still it is stated that by 2021, global sales of wet wipes are forecast to hit $20billion. The only reason they are popular is because of the portability factor, they are insanely convenient, including the perks like removing makeup and cleansing your face in seconds. Here are the horrors that face wipes are causing to your skin- Not actually cleaning your face- If you think a face wipe can clean your skin just like a facial cleanser it is not true, they often leave behind grime, and oil which may over time lead to clogged pores, breakouts, and also irritation. They don't clean your skin. Causes skin trauma- People with sensitive skin should not use wet wipes regularly as it can cause irritation from the rubbing action of facial wipes, which can further lead to redness. Makes your skin age a lot quicker- Regular usage of wet wipes can lead to accelerated dehydration, taking away the skin's natural oil away, and challenges the pH of the skin's acid mantle, in the short term skin, will become red, inflamed, and spotty. In the long run, it will make skin lined, wrinkled, slack, and dull.
There are many wet wipes brands in the market, but the problem is to pick up an appropriate pack for your skin. Here are some of the brands you can look forward to-
1.The Body Shop - The brand's Tea Tree Cleansing wipes contain tea tree oil which is a total boon for the skin. They keep your skin clean and healthy.
2.Neutrogena - Wet wipes from this brand are super moist and soft. These wipes are suitable for oily skin as the oil-absorbing essence in these wipes absorbs oil easily, giving your skin a refreshing look.
3.Johnson’s Face Care -Wipes offered by Johnson's are 100% skin-friendly as they do not contain any harsh chemicals and are dermatologically tested. These wipes are good for sensitive skin and also can be used to remove waterproof makeup.
4.Nivea - Nivea’s wet wipes contain vitamin E and are alcohol-free. They are skin-friendly.
5.MAC - Mac wipes are infused with vitamin E and are good for highly sensitive skin. These wipes leave your skin moisturized and supple.
6.Himalaya - The brand's wet wipes contain the moisture of Aloe Vera and the brand has launched their Purifying Neem facial wipes too. Their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property keep your skin fresh and healthy.
The wet wipe market is anticipated to rise in the coming years, but with the spreading awareness about sustainability in beauty, biodegradable, and organic wet wipes have higher chances to grow.