Super Wet | Mild Potential Skin Irritant
Similar in price to Pampers Pure wipes, 7th Generation Free & Clear Wipes are a little wetter and not quite as cloth-like. Although many know 7th Generation as a “green” company, these wipes are not particularly eco-friendly (they are on par with Pampers in this category).
Things We Love
- Chemical and Fragrance-Free: Alcohol-free. Paraben-free. Fragrance-free.
Things We Don't Love As Much
- Known (Mild) Skin Irritant: 7th Generation Free & Clear wipes contain tocopheryl acetate, which is a non-worrisome 3 on the EWG Skin Deep database scale, but can cause skin irritation. They also contain sodium benzoate, another 3, which is not much of a concern either but can irritate very sensitive skin.
- Super Wet and a Touch Sudsy: These wipes are wetter than most and a bit sudsier too. Some love this. Some hate this. It’s a personal preference.
- Mild Greenwashing: There is nothing particularly green about this wipe, even though it's from a “green” brand.
7th Generation Free & Clear Wipe Alternatives
- If you prefer something that's not quite so wet.. try Honest Co. wipes.
- If you want a compostable wipe… try Water Wipes, Jackson Reece Fragrance Free Wipes, or Fragrance Free Naty Wipes.
EWG Overall Score: 2
Individual ingredients rated above an EWG 1…
- Tocopheryl acetate (skin conditioning agent) – EWG 3
- Sodium benzoate (preservative) – EWG 3
- 7th Generation Free & Clear Wipes – $0.04/wipe
- Subscription available on Amazon Prime, though the cost is still about $0.04/wipe