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What on earth did we do before moist wipes were invented? I cannot remember when I never used most wipes and once our daughter was born, I have never been without them, especially when she was younger. These days I keep a pack of wipes in my bag at all times and I usually have another spare pack in the car. The ones I am currently using are by Cuticura and whilst this isn't a brand I have used that much, I bought these particular ones as they were on offer in Home Bargains for only 99p for a pack of fifteen wipes. They normally retail for anywhere between £1.30 to £1.45.
The wipes are lovely and moist and much like other wipes (including household wipes) they come in a small sealed plastic pouch which required the sticky strip to be pulled back so that you can remove a wipe one at a time. I like that these wipes are simple and easy to remove individually and I have never accidentally managed to remove more than one wipe in one go.
They are suitable for even the most sensitive of skin and my daughter who suffers from eczema a lot around her chin area, can use these wipes to clean herself up if we are out and she has been a bit messy with her food. The wipes smell quite strong and have an antibacterial fragrance to them, but Sarah is able to wipe over her chin area and says they don't sting her, as some of the other wipes can do.
Each wipe is moist though not drenched. They are white in colour and slightly oblong in shape and really thick and strong so they don't shred even if I have to use a little bit of friction to get sticky fingers nice and clean. They are a godsend if we are out and using a public loo and the hand washing facilities are not too brilliant. They kill 99.9% of germs fast and so I feel confident knowing that we are keeping ourselves germ free and as clean as possible, even when we are out and about.
The only thing I would say about these wipes is that they appear to dry out a lot sooner than other wipes I have used. It's therefore really important to make sure that not only have you put back the little plastic seal on the top once you have finished with them, but it's also vital that you make sure the seal is pressed down FIRMLY otherwise the air will get in and they will be no good.
Overall, I am pleased with the wipes and feel they represent good value for money but I think they could add a few more to a pack and make it up to twenty, to make it even better value, as fifteen is a bit mean.
I have lots of nieces and nephews, 11 to be exact - soon to be 12! I find that when I spend time with the little bundles of joy that I can often start suffering from a cold or something else yucky. To try and combat this I like to use hand sanitiser when I knew I am going to be spending the day with one or more of the children. I have found it difficult in the past trying to get the little ones to use the gels as they usually end up with far too much on their hands and it seems to be impossible to dispense a pea sized lump of santiser gel on to the hand of an active 3 year old (or 2 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old - you get the point). That is why I started buying these Cuticura hand hygiene wipes.
These wipes cost £1.49 usually in Superdrug but I tend to buy a few packets online when I see them on offer. This week they are just £1.09, a bargain really for me, and I have bought 5 packets which will soon be used up over the summer months. Each packet contains 15 individual wipes, not loads, but this means that the packet is small enough to slip in to even the smallest of hand bags, or my pocket if I don't have a bag that day.
These wipes are designed to kill 99.99% of bacteria fast. Now obviously as bacteria is invisible to the naked eye it isn't like I can measure the bacteria to check that these are working. I have been using these for a number of months now and have definitely found a significant improvement in the amount of coughs and colds that I have been suffering after seeing my nieces and nephews. This is great, particularly as the colder months are now over and so this does show to me that using these wipes has benefited me greatly. I'm not saying I've not had any illnesses or problems during the Winter months but I do feel like I have had a healthy Winter and am ready for a fun, flu free Summer.
The little packet that these wipes come in is great and there is a sticky label on the front that I pull back to remove one of the wipes. I find that one wipe comes out at a time so the next wipe doesn't dry out which is good. The wipes are quite damp and I find that they are wet enough to wipe down play or eating surfaces or clean a couple of pairs of child sized hands. I was surprised by how wet these wipes are but not necessarily in a bad way. They do not dry out quickly and I can always use them for the purposes I have in mind without the liquid dripping off of them. There is no difference between the wetness of the first wipe and the last wipe, well providing I stick the label back down. The wipes are nice and soft too, so gentle for using on my nieces and nephews. The wipes have quite a nice scent to them, gentle and much like the hand gels that I normally use for myself. The smell is not strong or offensive at all and it lingers on hands and surfaces for a good few minutes afterwards.
When it comes to cleaning hands these wipes work very well, they remove dirt and they leave the hands looking and smelling fresh. The wipes do not leave hands soaking wet which is useful as not a single one of my nieces or nephews likes waiting to be able to go and play, eat or just have fun again - I can't say I blame them! The wipes are strong, even if I need to scrub at dirty marks or fingers, and the size is decent too.
I like the packaging of these wipes and the quality of them is fantastic. Like I said earlier, it isn't possible to know for sure that bacteria is being killed but I only suffered two bad bouts of illness in the last 4 or 5 months in particular, which is fantastic for someone with an auto-immune disorder. One packet of these wipes lasts me at least a month usually, as I only tend to use them on the children or surfaces that are going to be eaten of while out, making them reasonably priced too.
I definitely feel like I have been healthier than previous years when I haven't been using these wipes while spending time with my nieces and nephews. I feel that these wipes are a bargain, they are strong, tough and nice and moist. They do not dry out in the packet and they appear to work very well at clearing up mess and removing bacteria from hands and surfaces with ease. I will definitely be recommending them and just because I've felt much healthier since I started using these I am rating them 5/5 stars.
I studyied Microbiology as one of my modules at University and ever since then, I have a new outlook to the way I take care of my everyday hygiene. I am, by no means, a sloppy person. However, when I was younger, I don't think much about the danger that is invisible. I wash my hands after going to the toilet and always wash hands before having meals. Sometimes this can be impossible if you are on a train or a bus and there's no where to wash your hands. So, I used to take liberties with my hygiene until I start to understand that danger of 'dirty hands' when eating food, especially like sandwiches and chips, which you would just eat by hand without using utensils.
Therefore, I begin to have a packet of this Curticura Hand Hygiene wipes in my bag everywhere I go. I started out by using the Cuticura hand gels, which are quite effective. However, I feel like for the purpose I have, the hand wipes are more useful. As a university student, on the days I have a lot of work/ assignments to do, I usually go the university library or the computer room to do work. I would usually bring a packed lunch. Since I'm on my own usually, it is quite a hassle to just leave all of my books and belongings lying there while I take a quick trip to the toilets to wash my hands. This is where the Cuticura hand hygiene wipes come in very handy. They double both as a hygiene wipes and as a napkin, which is impossible with the gel by the way. It is especially useful if I forget to bring napkins with my lunch, which happens a lot as well.
As for the economical side of it, I believe the product is retailed at a very reasonable price. A packet of 15 wipes costs £1.45 at Boots, and they may cost more or less depending on where you buy it from. So, on average, each wipe costs about 10 p, which I am willing to spend to keep all the harmful bacteria at bay. Most of the times, it only takes a second for a nasty pathogen to get inside the body and they will stay inside forever and cause infections/ illnesses and what not if left untreated. A packet of the wipes last me for about a month, which is quite handy as well. I don't study at university everyday of the week, of course. The scent is very refreshing and makes me feel clean. It does not smell clinical, so it's a plus.
This is only just one scenario, the wipes comes in handy in many different situation. Another case where the wipes help to ease my mind when using the public bathroom. They can be used to wipe the toilet seats and / or when the bathroom run of soaps (which happened to me a few times than I would have liked).
Overall, I am very pleased with the product. I always keep a pack of this in my bag when I am out and about.
Thank you very much for reading. :) x
It is really a rather disgusting thought but according to a BBC study, "It found 31% of men and 17% of women confessed to not washing hands after going to the toilet - many of these believed the toilet was clean, or that they were only coming into contact with their family's germs. This definitely increases the risk of food poisioning and the article went on to say that, "Estimates suggest as many as 4.5 million people suffered from food poisoning in the UK last year - although fewer than 100,000 cases were reported to the authorities."
Admit it, there are times when you probably should wash your hands but are not always able to before you have something to eat. Instances for me are when I have just changed a nappy when we are out for the day but don't have access to a toilet or if I have just put petrol in my car and touched the dirty pump handle but have no where to wash my hands. I also don't like holding the handrail on the London underground or touching money which is notorious for the amount of toilet germs it has on it. It's at these times that hand wipes definitely come in handy.
I've become very used to using baby wipes for all sorts of things but they don't really have disinfecting capabilities whereas these Cuticura Hand hygiene wipes are antibacterial and kill 99.99% of bacteria fast. These are a really handy product to have and very easy to just slip a small pack in your hand bag. Our local chemist sells a pack of 15 wipes for just £1.30 and I really only use them if I am out and don't have access to soap and water so that's not all the time so a pack can last quite a while. I find if you keep them covered the freshness and moistness will stay as well.
The wipes are really just like a baby wipe in feel and texture. They have a slight antibacterial smell to them but they don't sting when you wipe your hands with them and the smell does not linger either which is nice. Afterwards my hands feel nice and clean as I hate having that layer of dirt feeling on my hands but these take that away and are a nice alternative to a liquid antibacterial handwash which I have had problems with spilling in my bag before. The wipes are clean and don't cause damage and I definitely recommend them for healthy hands.
Just think, if everybody had a packet of these how much healthier as a nation would we be.
Cuticura hand wipes are a great way of disinfecting hands and also for keeping them clean. We would go through loadsof hand wipes when my kids were little and we still like to use them to clean our hands after we have been to fast food places such as Mcdonalds.
They aren't anywhere near as convenient as hand gel but unlike with hand gel which only kills the germs on your skin these actually clean it too so if you have dirt on your hands which is visible then these will remove it.
These wipes are anti-bacterial and kill up to 99.9% of germs on contact with the skin. You just need to take a wipe and rub your hands all over with it making sure to remember places such as in between your fingers.
The pack is resalable and the wipes themselves are good quality and not made of really cheap material that jus falls apart when you sue it. They are strong and wet enough that using them to clean hands isn't a problem. If you make sure and reseal the pack properly then it does a good job at making sure that the wipes stay wet and don't dry out.
They can sting a little if you have any little nicks or cuts on your skin but this only lasts a second and at least you will then know that they are cleaning out the cut and killing the germs.
As I said I like to have some hand wipes in my bag if we are going to lunch at a fast food restaurant as I know I can use these to clean mine and the kids hands and remove any grease from our fingers while killing any germs at the same time. I do prefer hand gel for most things but when it comes to using it clean as well as kill germs then these are the next best thing to soap and water and at £1.25 for a pack of 15 wipes they aren't too expensive either.
These wipes are handy for use whilst out and about. There are 15 wipes in total inside the pack and they are around £1.20 to buy. The wipes are a decent shape and size and they have a pleasant fragrance to them. The wipes are moist and good quality. They're strong and they don't break or fray. The pack helps to keep the wipes fresh and moist until you are ready to use them. The pack can be re sealed after use to keep the wipes fresh. The wipes are great. They kill germs and bacteria that may be lingering on your hands after working, handling pets or using public toilets. They're easier to use compared to hand gel. Simply wipe and go!
The wipes can sometimes sting cuts and grazes so try not to use them on broken skin. They don't give your hands a thorough clean like soap and water but they will kill more bacteria than soap and water alone.
You can also use the wipes to clean with. I sometimes use the odd wipe to clean down surfaces in my kitchen and they work really well. The wipes are a convenient way to clean your hands after eating and/ or drinking. Plus they don't take up much space in your bag so they're handy for carrying around.
I would recommend these handy wipes. They're great value as well.
* WHY DID I BUY..? *
Last year I was lucky enough to have several trips abroad, mainly over to mainland Spain. As a result, I found myself becoming something of a 'frequent flyer' due to the amount of flights I took in the space of 6 months.
Unfortunately, there were quite a few times that I was left with what seemed to be a horrible head cold at the end of my holiday. At first I assumed this was just pure bad luck, but after the third or so occasion of catching some sort of bug whilst being away - or indeed, not long after my return home - I eventually came to the conclusion that perhaps I was catching a bug of sorts from the plane itself.
It is true to say that I have a compromised immune system as a result of prescription medications and a rather severe health condition, and I am certainly no stranger to head colds or bugs of any kind. If there is a bug 'doing the rounds' then there is a very high chance that it will pass to me much quicker than other people and I feel I do have to take care when it comes to hygiene and germs being passed on.
After the realisation that some airlines' cleanliness may not be the most pristine that I had ever come across (especially for those 'budget' airline seats perhaps..?) I made the conscious decision that the next aeroplane trip I took would be approached with slightly more caution than usual.
With this in mind, I set about shopping for some bacteria-busting supplies when I was doing my usual holiday 'shopping' and bought several hand gel sanitizers as well as a hand spray product. I then noticed a little oblong package containing what appeared to be moist hand wipes, but with a difference in their make up that set them apart from other similar products that I had used before........ They contained antibacterial properties.
* THE PRODUCT.. *
Costing only £1.30 at the time from a local branch of Superdrug, I was impressed to notice that the small package of "Cuticura Hand Hygiene Wipes" contained 15 individual wipes, making the product a fairly good value purchase. I was further impressed to note the reassuring statement on the front of the package informing me that the wipes would "Kill 99.99% of bacteria fast."
I got the chance to put this claim to the test a couple of weeks later, during September when I travelled the short flight to the beautiful island of Ibiza. I used the wipes again a week later on the flight home.
Removing the wipes from the package was easy to do, and opening the package only required me to pull on the protective sticker on the front, which revealed the 'opening' in the plastic package underneath. I found the wipes came out only one at a time, so none were wasted or surplus to requirements at the time.
The wipes feel quite wet to the touch, more so than most brands of moist facial wipe that I use regularly, and certainly more than some toilet cleaner wipes that I have used before too. Of course, the bacteria-combating liquid contained within the wipes was not dripping from the soft cloths or anything like that, but I did feel that they were much wetter than I had expected.
There was a fairly strong smell evident when using the wipes too, although I did not find it was at all unpleasant or too 'clinical' for my liking. Reminding me of an antibacterial hand gel product, the aroma was evident during the whole time that I was using the wipes and for a short time afterwards. The smell did linger on my hands for a short time after I had used the wipes to clean my hands and fingers, although I liked the fact that I there was no wet or sticky residue left behind.
I personally chose to use one of the wipes to clean down my 'fold up' table at my seat on the plane, and used another wipe to clean down my husband's table too. This was mainly because we were eating food and having a drink onboard during our flight, which is something that we always do, and I felt that the passing of food backwards and forwards and consuming it from a possibly unclean table may well be one of the contributing factors in bugs and bacteria being spread on the plane.
Whilst using the wipes, I felt that they were quite sturdy and robust, and I have never experienced any problems with ripping or tearing of any sort. Also, I felt the wipes were a generous size and was pleased that the manufacturers didn't 'scrimp' on this point, which would have undoubtedly resulted in several wipes needing to be used at one time.
The packaging for the Cuticura Hand Wipes is fairly well made in my opinion, and it lasted well throughout my travels, suffering from no damage in the way of tears or rips. I also thought that the sticker 'seal' on the front of the package was one of a very high quality as it kept the packet secure and closed, adding to the feeling that the wipes were hygienic and free from bacteria.
To further prove this point, the package of wipes was originally purchased for my holiday to Ibiza in September. I used them on my outbound and return flights and when I returned home the package was left in my suitcase, along with my other holiday toiletries. I was lucky enough to have a further holiday towards the end of October and when sorting and packing my suitcases, I came across the wipes again. I first assumed I would need to buy a new packet as the wipes had been opened for such a long time but on closer inspection I could see that they were still completely moist and thus, completely usable. As the package was half-full and I had enough wipes left to suffice for our up and coming travels, I managed to get two holidays-worth (so, four plane trips) out of one package of wipes. This makes the purchase extremely economical in my opinion, and I felt as though I really had my money's worth from the pack. I had already bought other hand-hygiene items to go on my next holiday, but the opened package of Cuticura wipes was packed - and used onboard our flights - nevertheless.
* SO, THE BIG QUESTION..... DID THEY HELP? *
Well, since I first purchased and tried out the wipes during September 2011, I have taken a total of eight individual flights travelling backwards and forwards. During these flights, I have always had a packet of Cuticura Hand Hygiene Wipes on my person, and have used them to wipe down my on-board table, as well as using them to clean my hands and fingernails thoroughly.
Within these eight separate occasions, there has only been one instance of me catching a bug which I am nearly certain was caught on-board during my flight, thanks to the male passenger sitting directly behind me who seemed to have an extremely heavy cold. His constant coughing (without even attempting to cover his mouth) and sneezing, spluttering and generally breathing all his germs in my general direction was sure to put anybody's immunity and defences to the test. Unfortunately, my own were too weak to stave off these un-seen intruders and I caught a horrible bug/head cold which lasted for about a week after returning from my travels.
This has, however, been the only instance of bug-catching that has been evident to myself, and whilst I can never be sure that this is down to the use of the Cuticura Wipes, I certainly feel that they have made a difference to my overall bug and bacteria-combating regime, and I am so glad that I found them!
In comparison to last year, where I ended up with cold-like symptoms or sinus infections after each and every of the six flights that I took until September, I feel that there has been a huge difference since I started the practice of trying to combat bacteria whilst flying. I do feel that the Cuticura Wipes have had a huge part to play in this achievement, so will continue to buy them for each and every flight that I take as I find them so easy to use and feel that they are a convenient, helpful product.
The wipes can be purchased from good drugstores such as Superdrug, where they cost £1.35 as @ April 2012.