Ingredients

Our dedication to cancer prevention and safety begins with using only premium ingredients to help remove soot, smoke, and harmful toxins from the skin. Rescue Wipes do not contain Alcohol, MI, Parabens, Latex, Anti-Bacterial properties, or any "Kill" formula.​ Rescue Wipes contain several ingredients that makeup a healthy, all-purpose body wipe. Rescue Wipes are safer than most body wipe products on the market and the combination of premium ingredients mixed with high end and all natural materials derive a healthy and effective body wipe. 
Purified and De-Ionized Water (Aqua)
Rescue Wipes contain Purified and De-Ionized Water (Aqua). Deionized water is purified by a chemical filtration system. This is simply one of the purest forms of water that rids of all ions such as sodium, calcium, iron, chloride, copper and bromide. It is used as solvent and as well acts as a spreading agent. (Rescue Wipes contain roughly 90-99% of Purified and De-Ionized Water)

Glycerin
Glycerin is a humectant. It is a substance that helps pull in moisture from the surrounding environment to moisturize your skin. It is most commonly used for its emollient properties (blends ingredients together and maintains consistency). Glycerin is natural and derives from plant-based oils. Glycerin absorbs water and keeps skin moist. The substance is used in sweeteners, cosmetics and lubricants. Glycerin is very common in skin care products. (Rescue Wipes contain less than 0.3% of Glycerin)

Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract is an herbal derivative from the natural green tea leave. Green Tea Extract is rich in antioxidants, which has a cell protecting function as well. Green Tea Extract also contains the Methylxanthines that stimulates skin microcirculation and therefore positively influences the tone and health of the skin. Slows down skin aging. Green Tea Extract is primarily known for its health benefits resulting highest in anti-aging and inhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. (Rescue Wipes contain less than 0.5% of Green Tea Extract)

Phenoxyethanol
Phenoxyethanol is a preservative and a healthy alternative to parabens. Phenoxyethanol fights bacteria. Most personal care products are water based, like Rescue Wipes, which makes an incredibly hospitable breeding ground for microorganisms. Without this preservative the product would be swarming with bacteria or fungi. Phenoxyethanol is a safe preservative and vital for ensuring safety.
 
We use Phenoxyethanol in a very low concentration as a preservative as an alternative to parabens and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, which are proven to cause potential health risks. Phenoxyethanol is proven safe at low levels. It has been tested on the skin and eyes and it is non-irritating and non-sensitizing at levels of 2.2% or lower. Rescue Wipes withhold less that 0.5% of Phenoxyethanol. Phenoxyethanol also doesn’t react with other ingredients, air or light. This kind of stability makes it an especially effective preservative. 

Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Rescue Wipes uses Cocamidopropyl Betaine, a surfactant derived from coconut oil, which is very popular in personal care products. It is a common ingredient in many liquid skin cleansers. Surfactants are detergents that allow water to wash away the oil and dirt from your skin by decreasing the surface tension of water and making it easier to wet your face. Surfactants are both lipophilic; oil loving and hydrophilic water loving that enables them to remove dirt and oil from your skin. Some surfactants are harsher on skin than others, but Cocamidopropyl Betaine typically does not cause irritation. In fact, its often used in cleansers because of its thickening and foaming properties, which helps moisturize the skin. (Rescue Wipes contain less than 0.5% of Cocamidopropyl Betaine)

Didecydimonium Chloride
Didecydimonium Chloride is used as well acting as an antistatic agent, conditioning agent and a known surfactant and a component in conditioning products. Didecydimonium Chloride is an emulsifier that helps bind ingredients together and keep a formula from separating. Over time, it is possible for formulas in a product to separate. We add emulsifiers to our products where needed to ensure that products provide the same performance use after use. (Rescue Wipes contain less than 0.3% of Didecydimonium Chloride)

Lauralkonium Chloride
Also Lauralkonium Chloride acts as an antistatic agent and as well a frequently used preservative. This ingredient also has been in common use as an antimicrobial. Lauralkonium Chloride is paraben free, gluten free, MCI/MI free and coconut free. SKIN Safe revealed this ingredient is safe for use. (Rescue Wipes contain less than 0.3% of Lauralkonium Chloride)

Polysorbate-20
Polysorbate-20 is used as a surfactant and emulsifier predominantly used in cleaners and personal care products. It is derived from Lauric Acid, a chemical mixture of sorbitol ethylene oxide and fruits and berries. Polysorbate-20 serves as a dispersing agent, acts as a lubricator and has a soothing effect on the skin. (Rescue Wipes contain less than 0.1% of Polysorbate-20)

Aloe Vera Extract
Aloe Vera Extract acts as a traditional medicine and serves a multipurpose skin treatment. Topical uses of aloe products are helpful for symptoms on certain condition such as psoriasis and certain rashes. Aloe Vera Extract helps give the skin moisture and prevents drying. Cosmetic products with aloe generally provide anti aging properties.(Rescue Wipes contain less than 0.1% of Aloe Vera Extract)

In order to develop a safe and proper wipe, we began with recognizing what substances could not interact with the activities and lifestyles of first responders.

Rescue Wipes do not contain Alcohol, as Alcohol can be toxic to skin cells. It may allow for skin to lose moister and hydration.  

Rescue Wipes do not include Methylisothaisolnone (MI). Methylisothaisolnone is common in many cleansing products such as moisturizer, shampoos and soaps, but have been known to cause a number of allergic reactions. If first responders are expected to use Rescue Wipes continuously, they must be hypoallergenic and rid of all substances that cause allergic reactions. 

Rescue Wipes also do not contain Paraben. Although Parabens are one of the most commonly used preservatives in personal care products, the chemical has been found and linked to many cases of breast cancer. Doctors state that the chemical was easily identifiable in breast cancer tumors. They believe this chemical seeps through the skin and latches on to particular organs, which eventually lead to cancer. 

Rescue Wipes do not contain Latex in the product. Latex has been linked to sever allergic reactions and is known for being one of the biggest skin irritants. 

Rescue Wipes do not contain any anti-bacterial properties or ‘kill formulas” as there is high risk of potential issues after exposure over an extended period of time. 

Rescue Wipes are safe and very well preserved. Individual packs are insulated with aluminum to allow for the wipes to remain fresh and consistent in order to operate efficiently over longer periods of time in extreme environments. 

Rescue Wipes are also embedded with hydroentangled spunlace, which contains natural fibers, creating a smoother and softer material, while remaining lint free and helps clean the skin more efficiently. 

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