“ Sainsbury's Antiseptic Wipes are very hygienic, affordable and individually wrapped. „
Antiseptic wipes are a bit of a necessity when you have children, I always think and I am never without a pack both in the house and in my bag and also in the glove compartment of the car. Our daughter is fairly accident prone (a bit like me at her age) and she is forever falling over, tripping up or falling off something. She's a fairly active little girl though so it's to be expected, I suppose.
I buy Sainsbury's own brand antiseptic moist wipes as they are convenient to use, so handy to have, small enough to be really discreet when carrying them around and they only cost 70p for a box of ten wipes, so I consider that to be really good value for money.
These wipes are individually wrapped and are very small when still folded. However, once out of their pack, they unfold into quite an impressive size. They are probably not as thick as I had expected them to be as I had used Tesco's own brand of a similar product previously, and they were a lot thicker than these ones from Sainsbury's. However I actually prefer these to Tescos own brand antiseptic wipes as these smell I nicer (not unlike Dettol, actually) and they are also a lot more moist than the ones I used to buy from Tesco's. The price of both is very similar but I prefer Sainsbury's own.
Also, Tesco's own antiseptic wipes, although very good, do tend to make my daughter wince more whenever I have used them on her broken skin - these seem to be a little kinder on broken skin and she doesn't cry so much whenever I have used them. They are good for small surface grazes and scratches and they help to ensure that the are area germ free and less prone to infection. I also think they are kinder to the skin as they contain aloe vera which is known to be good for healing the skin in general.
I do think they are very handy to have in the medicine cupboard and First Aid box but as far as I am concerned, they are also an essential item to take out with me whenever I have Sarah in toe - just in case!
Being a Bendy person (someone with Hypermobility Syndrome) I'm super accident-prone. Trips, slips, bumps, falls and twists are common occurences, and so I have a well-stocked first aid/medicine crate at home.
Last year I managed to trip over on the edge of a pavement near our house and badly cut my knee. Cue me in tears, blood pouring from my knee, grit stuck in it...yep, this mid-30's woman has flashbacks to being a five year old on these occasions!
Thankfully we had a box of these antiseptic wipes in the first aid supplies, so I cleaned myself up as best I could, with Hubby aiding when I had to get out a super-stuck piece of grit.
A box of Sainsbury's Antiseptic Wipes costs just 70p and is available from larger branches of the supermarket chain. Each cardboard box contains ten individually wrapped wipes. The sachets containing each wipe are opened easily by tearing the edge; although there is no 'tear here' notch the packets are easily opened, essential when you need to perform first aid!
The wipes themselves are made of a white fabric soaked in various solutions including denatured alcohol. This means that the wipes aren't only antiseptic, they are also quick drying. The packaging also states the wipes contain aloe vera, well known for its soothing properties.
The wipes have a strong, medicinal smell which lingers for quite some time after the wipes are used. Disposal is easy as the wipes can be squashed back inside the opened sachet packaging, again very useful once blood etc are on them and you need to maintain good hygiene.
The packaging states that these wipes are for external use, are not to be used around the eyes or mouth, and may cause skin irritation (although this is unlikely)
First a word of warning: THESE WIPES STING! A LOT! As an adult I find them painful to use, but I understand the stinging to be a good thing as the antiseptic fluids get to work killing the germs inside a cut. A little one would probably find it even more traumatic so cuddles will be essential when using these with children. I suppose without the aloe vera the wipes would sting even more *shudder*.
When I cut my knee from falling on the pavement it was agony to clean the wound, but I had to get the grit pieces out of the cut, and as these wipes are so strong I was able to use the edges of the wipe to wiggle out the dirt. It hurt like heck but it did the job. After using the wipes and washing the cut with clean water I left it to air dry and am pleased to report that I had no infection from my accident.
Since then I've used more wipes in the pack for:
* Treating a cut finger after a close encounter with a chopping knife
* Scraping my elbow on the edge of a fridge door (don't ask!)
* Another cut knee
The wipes have proven their worth, and at just 7p each I think they're well worth the investment.
I still have a couple of wipes left in the box and have no hesitation in buying replacement boex once I get low on supplies. I like to keep these right next to the plasters in my first aid box.
Having a 3 year old (4 in 4 days!) means she is occasionally coming home with bumps, cuts and scrapes from her day of playing or even days when we're at home! Being a bit of a overprotective mummy, I do like to ensure her cuts are clean before covering them with a plaster and for this, Sainsbury's antiseptic wipes come in really handy!
I bought these from Sainsburys (clearly) alongside with their range of washproof plasters. They come in a small blue box, quite unisex so suitable for little boys and girls. The box says in large font "Ouch!" with a picture of a wipe coming out the pack. The back of the box has some relevant information, like the storage - in a cool dry place and that each wipe contains natural aloe vera and is quick drying.
Inside the box, there are 10 individually wrapped wipes, which make it really ideal for carrying in a handbag (I always have one on standby although I am yet to need to use one when out and about!) or in a glove compartment of a car for example. The pack itself also reads "Ouch!" and the same information is repeated on the small sachet. The packets aren't large, about the size of those small brown money envelopes and so are quite discreet. Inside the wipes are unfolded to a larger size, which could easily fit the palm of my hand. I find these wipes are really durable and although not extremely thick, they are sufficient enough to wipe over a grazed or cut area and not fall apart.
The wipes are similar to most wipes, quite moist, although of course if left out for ages they will dry up. They do smell quite medicinal-like, (slightly of dettol but milder!) which reminds me these are antiseptic wipes and not for any other purpose! From personal experience, I have used these mainly on my little one, and whilst of course there is a sharp sting at first this only means it is working and cleaning the affected area, and other than that she has suffered no adverse reaction. The box does state in case of irritation, to stop use immediately, but with these wipes you're always going to feel a bit of a soreness at first use which is expected. My daughter has grown to bear with the pain as she knows it is coming and so I think these are perfectly suitable for little ones.
I bought this pack about almost 4/5 months ago and a pack of 10 wipes only costs 70p which I think is absolutely brilliant value, and we still have half the pack left still going! The wipes are really good quality and great value for money so the rest of these will be popped in our suitcase as back up for our holiday we are off to in the next 10 days! I really can't fault these and they do a great job so overall I have to give them 5 stars and would definitely recommend these antiseptic wipes!
I like to keep a well stocked first aid kit and whilst I consider myself to be a bargain hunter and will frequently try and test value brands I will not compromise when it comes to antiseptic products. A brand that I have trusted for many years is Sainsbury's and when shopping for a couple of replacement items a few months ago I spotted their antiseptic wipes, which are quite aptly named Ouch! with this review discussing my experience.
It was the appearance of the pale blue cardboard box containing ten wipes that captured my attention due to the large bold capital letters, which spelled out the word Ouch! I feel that Sainsbury's have taken somewhat of a gamble with the product name despite the fact that all brands of wipes will inevitably sting an open wound when applied to the skin. Being the brave person that I am I popped them into my basket and whilst I enjoy the challenge of trying new products, this was one that I hoped that I would never need to use.
Unfortunately, I had the chance of trying them out some weeks later after cutting my finger on a carving knife that was hidden in the bubbly washing up water. I favour using antiseptic wipes as opposed to creams, as they are more hygienic due to being individually wrapped and as a result, they are perfect for keeping in the car and my handbag. The sachet is easily torn open with the wipes being of a good size and offering a sufficient level of moisturise to effectively clean a wound and just as the product name would suggest and due to the alcohol content, they sting although my response was far worse than the word ouch!
Thankfully, the sensation vanishes within a short space of time although of course, this is dependent on the scale of the injury. The wipes offer a fairly powerful aroma although I cannot admit to it being unpleasant. However, this is a small price to pay in order to have the assurance that a wound is thoroughly cleaned and free of dirt and germs.
I like the fact that they contain natural aloe vera, which is known for its antiseptic properties and I must admit that I have never previously seen its inclusion in this type of product. Whilst I do not intend listing the entire list of active ingredients, I was pleased to learn of their glycerine content, which gave me the assurance that they wouldn't be too drying on the skin, which is often the case with some brands. I felt assured that the wipe was effectively ridding the wound of any germs and bacteria and therefore preventing the risk of infection. Whilst my skin was slightly wet after using it dried fairly quickly to enable me to cover the wound with a dressing.
I cannot speak of any adverse effects when using such as skin irritation other than the initial stinging and this is a first aid item that I will definitely be repurchasing, particularly as they cost only 70p for a pack of ten as opposed to the leading brand, which retails at £1.99 for the same size pack. I can highly recommend Sainsbury's Ouch! Antiseptic Wipes, which receive five stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.