Product Type: Huggies Nappies & Wipes
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Do Not Embrace The Huggies
Huggies Soft Skin Wipes
Member Name: Carysb
Huggies Soft Skin Wipes
Advantages: Cheap, Readily Available, 64 Per Pack
Disadvantages: Disintergrate like tissue
My beauty regime is pretty simple, I take my make up off with baby wipes or face wipes and moisturise after washing. Having run out of my pampers wipes (which were very good) I spontaneously purchased Huggies Soft Skin Baby Wipes with Shea Butter as they were in the reduced bin in my local Co-operative. Retailing at £2.89, they were reduced to £1.45.
The peach packaging contains 64 wipes and shows a surprised baby beneath a caramel coloured towel. The "o" in "soft" is depicted as a tear shaped droplet, indicating the Shea Butter as this is repeated next to the claim that Shea Butter is nature's moisturiser.
"Huggies" is printed in their usual white and blue bubble writing with a blue baby handprint instead of a dot above the "I". This is repeated on each side. Across the top of the plastic packaging is a transparent peel back tab which when pulled back opens the packet. This tends to lose its stickiness once the packet starts to reduce in size. When full the packet is padded out meaning it has to stick, but when stock is getting lower the tab peels or loses its stickiness causing the wipes to dry out. This probably isn't an issue if you have a baby as you would get through them quite quickly, but a packet of these would last me a month.
The important information on the packaging is written in at least 6 languages so tourists from abroad would easily be able to identify the product they were buying.
The wipes themselves are like no wipe I have ever come across before. Most wipes are made of a material but these feel like a thicker version of toilet roll. The wipes feel like wet tissue and if you hold them up to the light you can see the different layers which keep it together.
Visually the wipes are impressive. They are fresh white colour with a teddy bear pattern imprinted on them. The bears vary in bear positions, from sitting and standing. They are A5 in size which is ok as a face wipe or for a small baby or grubby hands. Not sure they would be big enough for toddler sized bottoms prior to potty training, but I don't have children so I wouldn't know.
Fragrance wise they have a clean smell to them which can be detected when held up close to the nose, but it doesn't really jump out of the packet when you open it. Nor does it linger. I have read reviews which describe the smell of the Shea Butter, but I wouldn't say it's that apparent and its definitely not overwhelming.
These wipes are not durable. Yes they pass the tug test, in that I can stretch them and they do not tear easily, probably down to the bonding of the tissue. However, I have used these on my face to wipe away mascara and folded up they have broken leaving holes in the tissue and bits on my face. I can't cope with this in the evenings and morning when I need an easy to use wipe which stays together.
I have gathered that the wipe fails most when folded against itself or rubbed at. It appears that the friction caused from rubbing with the wipe causes the fibres to pull apart and break down like a wet tissue. I personally dislike the texture of wet tissue. As I have only used these on my face which is a very small area, I cannot imagine that they are that durable actually used as a baby wipe. Especially if you are not using a wipe per wipe, (if that makes sense); Repeated wiping with these just doesn't work.
The last complainant about these baby wipes is that when you pull one out of the packet they are folded in such a way that it automatically releases the next one, which if not required has to be pushed back down into the packaging. This would be fine if transferred into a box designed to pull one after another, but in this case pushing the 2nd wipe back into the packet causes the tab not to sit straight as the contents are not flush.
The individual wipes are very moist and they are soft, the Shea Butter is obviously doing its job. They retain their moisture for a couple of hours after use and if I have left one on the side before work it still feels noticeable damp when I return 9 hours later. That said it would be of no use. None of the wipes contain alcohol which means they aren't harsh on the skin. I use baby wipes due to sensitive skin as I find they are the most compatible with my skin, however these really do not live up to their competitors and I will be reverting back to Pampers, probably before I have completed this pack.
Summary: Soft Skin baby wipes