How does a Pampers® wipe work and what is it made of?

Each component of a Pampers wipe has a specific role. But they all have the same purpose: to give your baby safety, cleaning and protection.

Here is everything contained in our wipes. Same as for other Pampers® products, wipes are dermatologically and clinically tested before they ever come into contact with baby’s skin.

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Before they become part of a Pampers® wipe, the components undergo rigorous selection.

Our researchers work in collaboration with pediatricians, pediatric dermatologists and toxicologists to validate the safety of the selected components and the finished baby products.

All of the components we use are dermatologically tested and meet the evaluation criteria of the EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety, SCCS/1564/15.

How does a Pampers® wipe work and what is it made of?

Cloth like material: it is made of regenerated cellulose & polypropylene or polyester. These fibres make a soft, stretchy and cushiony-like fabric that feels gentle on the baby’s skin. And they provide a sponge-like absorption.

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  • The cellulose we use for Pampers® wipes is regenerated and sustainably sourced.
  • Polypropylene or polyester are very resistant fibres that don’t break so they prevent “clumps” from forming and thus help avoid friction on the skin.

Dermatologically tested water-based lotion:

  • Lotion base: made with purified water (at least 97% water).
  • pH buffering system: they help restore the skin natural pH balance and prevent skin irritation. They are all plant-based: they can be found in many citrus fruits! They consist of citric acid and sodium citrate.
  • Gentle emulsifying/conditioning agents: they help remove oily mess from the baby’s skin. As part of them we use a component derived from coconut, called caprylic or capric triglyceride, in combination with hydrogenated castor oil, xanthan gum (a naturally derived component) and dimethicone, all clinically proven gentle to use on baby’s skin.
  • Preservative system: they keep the wipe fresh before use and help prevent contamination while the package is open. For a safe use even after opening the pack and using several wipes! The preservatives system used in Pampers® wipes are all clinically proven mild for baby’s skin (sodium benzoate, disodium EDTA, sorbitan caprylate).

Because we want to give your baby 100% safe wipes, there are some things we don’t add to the composition of our wipes.

Pampers® does not add any undesirable substances to its products. Baby’s safety has always been our top priority.

We do NOT add the following substances in our wipes:
Ethanol, phenoxyethanol, parabens, phthalates or elemental chlorine to our wipes.

If you have any questions about Pampers® wipes, check out our FAQ page or call our Customer Service at 0800 328 3281 for UK and 1 800 535 124 for IRE (free call and service, Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

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