Naty Unscented Baby Wipes Ingredients

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Last updated on March 2nd, 2018

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Naty Sensitive Unscented Baby Wipes have been reformulated. In the old formula, I was concerned about benzyl alcohol and propylene glycol, because they are both associated with contact allergy. The great news is that the new formula of the Naty Unscented Baby Wipes does not include them anymore. So let’s see what changes took place, making these unscented baby wipes safer.

 

Have you ever wondered why baby wipes have so many ingredients?

 

Here is the gist of it in a nutshell. The primary purpose of baby wipes is to clean the skin. So there are ingredients to do that.

 

There are also ingredients that help condition, moisturize, and heal your baby’s skin.

 

All wet disposable baby wipes also always have to contain water, which creates a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. To prevent bacteria and mold from growing, preservatives have to be used. I believe the worst preservative that can still be found in baby wipes (link to Target baby wipes) is a preservative that releases small amounts of carcinogenic and highly allergic formaldehyde into the baby wipes over time. To read about how to spot the formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, head over here.

 

And lastly, there are other ingredients in baby wipes that keep them moist, help them glide across the baby’s skin, and adjust pH.

 

It is also important to look into what the manufacturer uses to make the baby wipes cloth.  Do you know that often it is made of plastic?

 

I rated over 30 baby wipes based on my opinions regarding the relative safety of their ingredients and cloths. You can download the Baby Wipes Rating List here.

 

With this said, let’s talk about Naty Unscented Baby Wipes ingredients.

 

The ingredients of the Naty unscented baby wipes are not disclosed on the website – only on the package, which is hard to read.  I emailed the company and they emailed me a list of ingredients on January 5, 2018.

 

Here is a full list of Naty Unscented Baby Wipes Ingredients as of January 5, 2018:

 

Water, Gluconolactone, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Maltodextrin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calcium Gluconate, Citric Acid

 

Water: innocuous, except that because there is water, preservatives are needed and many of them are irritating to the skin.

 

Gluconolactone: According to Lotion Crafter, gluconolactone is a fermented food starch often derived from corn via a fermentation process. It is generally considered suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is non-irritating and antioxidant. It is also used as part of the preservation system in these sensitive unscented baby wipes.

 

Potassium Sorbate: an anti-mold preservative, it is not known to be an allergen or irritant. It is rated 3 out of 10 in the Skin Deep database. It is also used to preserve food products. However, there is one study (and only ONE study) that found that it can alter the DNA within white blood cells.

 

Propanediol: rated 1 with fair data in the Skin Deep database. It is related to propylene glycol but appears to have a slightly different molecular structure. Unlike propylene glycol, propanediol is not listed in the American Contact Dermatitis Society Core Allergen Series, nor did I find any sufficient information linking it with irritation or allergic contact dermatitis. It appears that propanediol has much less potential to cause irritation than propylene glycol. This study found that it causes no skin irritation in concentrations as high as 75%.

 

Sodium Benzoate: a common antibacterial preservative. Now Naty Unscented Baby Wipes do not contain benzyl alcohol and use Sodium Benzoate instead. This is a big improvement. However, in 2017, sodium benzoate was added to the American Contact Dermatitis Society Core Allergen Series as one of the allergens. They say that it increases the risk of an allergic reaction if used in concentrations over 5%. I do not have information as to how much is used in the Naty Sensitive Unscented baby wipes. So if you see that your baby’s skin is irritated, in my opinion, I would discontinue the use of the wipes immediately.

 

Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside: rated 1 with limited data in the Skin Deep database. It is a cleansing agent in these unscented baby wipes. It is one of the safest synthetic cleansing agents I see and is not known to contain 1,4-dioxane contaminants.

 

Maltodextrin: It is a type of glucose and a common food additive. It is rated 1 with fair data in the Skin Deep database.

 

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice: a skin conditioner, often used in baby wipes. It would be better if it were organic though.

 

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract: a good anti-inflammatory herb.

 

Calcium Gluconate: a skin conditioning ingredient, and is rated 1 with fair data in the Skin Deep database.

 

Citric Acid: used as a pH adjuster. In small doses, such as those used to adjust the pH, it is not supposed to irritate the skin.

 

In my opinion, the safety of the ingredients of Naty Sensitive Unscented Baby Wipes has improved to the extent that this is the first time I am recommending them and adding an Amazon link to them. This is my second time writing about them, but the first time I did not recommend them.  Now, the ingredients used are among the safest. Way to go, Naty!

 

But are they the best?  Are they good enough for your baby? Could you get safer baby wipes for your baby? How do these unscented baby wipes fit on a relative scale? In order to answer these questions, I delve into each ingredient in over 30 different baby wipes in a spreadsheet.  Many of my blog readers find this Baby Wipes Rating List very helpful to shop for baby wipes with confidence and speed.  You can read their testimonials on the website page here.  So to learn more about these unscented baby wipes, including their cloth material and what country they are made in, please download the Baby Wipes Rating List here.

 

Where to buy Naty Unscented Baby Wipes

 

If you think you do not need to explore the baby wipes more at this point in time, you can buy them on Amazon

 

If you have used them recently, please let us know in the comments what you think.  By the way, make sure to look at the timestamp of the comments.  If they are before 2018, those comment on the old formulations of the Naty baby wipes.

 

Here is a list of other baby wipes posts:

Hidden Ingredients in Baby Wipes

Huggies Baby Wipes – Safe or Toxic?

Joonya Eco Wipes

Kirkland Signature Baby Wipes and Others

Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes: Safe or Toxic?

Products I Like – Biodegradable Baby Wipes

Products I Like – Toxin-Free Baby Wipes Not Made in China

2018 Baby Wipes Rating List 

Naty Unscented Baby Wipes Ingredients Sensitive Baby Wipes

 

 

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9 Responses

  1. Amanda

    I bought these Naty wipes for myself because I have a tendency to get anal fissures and it helps to use them in place of regular toilet paper. I’ve used wipes from the Dollar store, Huggies unscented, Pampers unscented… Never have I had a rash as severe and irritating as after using these Naty “Eco natural” wipes. I actually had to see a doctor because the itching and burning were so bad for two weeks, I thought I got some kind of infection. $6 per pack. I looked up the ingredients and most are rated at mild to moderate irritants.
    Thanks for having this site! Hopefully if others have had a similar experience they can come forward.

  2. Elizabeth

    I just found this because I was looking to see if anyone else had the burning irritation! Amanda you’re not alone!

    It doesn’t last with me but I first noticed it when I used them instead of toilet paper. Bad move. Intense burning but it did pass quickly so I held onto them in case I could use them for my hands or something.

    I just got home and couldn’t find my makeup wipes so I thought I’d use the naty baby wipes and on wiping my lipstick off my lips are burning. In the bin they go.

  3. Laura

    Hi, I saw the EWG review in Natys wipes, but they have a NEW FORMULA and they don’y use Benzyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate or Potassium Sorbate anymore.

  4. Pam

    My daughter and I really loved the original natty wipes. They smelled like hospital linens (very clean) and never irritated our very sensitive skin. Now we are so disappointed with the new formula! They smell very stale and burn our skin!!!
    Natty wipe if you read this please bring back your original product! We miss that wonderful clean smell.

  5. Tania osorio

    These wipes smell, I have used them on baby for 1 day and he has very red balls, everytime I wipe he cries. My husband kept telling me they stink. I’m so disappointed

  6. Kimberly Green

    I would be highly suspect of the propanediol – a synonym for it is 1,3-PROPYLENE GLYCOL. Upon doing research this is still used in a number of products such as antifeeze, etc.. From what I can gather the reason that it has a low score is because there are not enough studies on it. To simply change the name so that it doesn’t read the “proplyene glycol” part frustrates me. I am finding a number of companies that are doing this in response to people not wanting the label to read PG.

    • Irina Webb

      Hi, Kim: Propanediol (CAS Number 504-63-2) exists in two common forms, 1,2-propanediol (propylene glycol, CAS Number 57-55-6) and 1,3-propanediol (CAS Number 504-63-2). In most cases, propanediol is 1,3-propanediol, not propylene glycol. ~Irina

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