Patch Bamboo plasters were designed by a father whose son’s skin reacted badly to ordinary plasters. He set out to create a plaster that would be gentle on even the most sensitive skins, free from parabens, thimerosal, and latex. And indeed, these plasters are very gentle on skin – I know because I’ve been using them on my own kids’ scrapes and cuts, and they come off without any redness or irritation. The last time I used an ordinary Band Aid plaster on Stella, it peeled away leaving a red plaster-shaped imprint behind!
Patch plasters are designed for use on general minor cuts and abrasions, and are for single use only. The PSA formulation is made from a combination of natural minerals and nanotechnology (think tiny suction cups) to gently adhere to the skin without causing reactions.
The individual plasters are wrapped in a biodegradable plastic cover. I am wary of ‘biodegradable plastic’ but the product description does state that if it is placed in a rubbish bin it will decompose. The tubes are 100% cardboard and very nicely made I have to say! You could reuse them for all sorts of things – they would make an ideal crayon box or a container for hair clips, cotton buds; there are so many possibilities! As for the biodegradability of the actual plasters, the official Patch website has a video timelapse of their plaster degrading next to conventional plasters. You can watch it for yourself at: https://patchstrips.com/blogs/videos/patch-watch-our-time-lapse
These plasters contain no animal derivatives and are not tested on animals.
Directions for use: Clean and dry the area, apply PATCH, then change dressing as needed to ensure a speedy recovery.