Ask the expert: What’s the difference between bio and non-bio detergents?


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When buzzwords abound, it’s so easy to get confused about what’s really going on. If you’re wondering about bio vs non-bio, then we can explain!

The main difference between the two is that biological detergents contain enzymes, which are very effective at breaking down dirt into smaller pieces. This make it easier for them to remove deep stains from fabric.

Non-bio detergents don’t use these enzymes. Instead, their magical cleaning power comes from other gentler ingredients and clever technology. Fairy Non-Bio uses mild perfumes that are exceptionally kind, designed to be gentle enough to wash clothes for the most delicate skins. That means Fairy Non-Bio detergent is great for young babies and people with sensitive skin.

What does “Non-Bio” mean?

It simply means that they are free of biological enzymes, and instead they use other ingredients derived from conventional cleaning technologies to replace them.

Bio or Non-Bio?

Biological detergents, such as Ariel for example, are your best bet for removing even the most stubborn stains. However, if you have a young baby or sensitive skin due to an allergy or eczema, then you are best advised to look for a non-bio laundry detergent that uses a gentle perfume.

What is the best Non-Bio detergent?

Fairy Non-Bio has been voted the #1 laundry detergent brand for sensitive skin*, and is dermatologically accredited by the Skin Health Alliance. Thanks to its delightfully mild perfume it’s specifically designed for washing clothes worn by young babies with delicate skin and those with sensitive skin too, adults and children alike. Fairy Non-Bio products leave clothes huggably soft and for convenience, they are available in a variety of formats, including gel, liquid capsules, powder and liquid. *voted by an online panel of 3433 females aged 18-70

Fairy Non-Bio pods

Fairy Non-Bio’s latest innovation is their laundry pods, offering its best detergent yet. Dermatologically tested, these little pods gently clean your clothes and wrap your family's delicate skin in huggable softness. As well as being awarded the Skin Health Alliance seal, independent tests have confirmed that clothes washed in the Fairy Non-Bio range are as kind next to skin as clothes washed in water alone.

Additionally, Fairy Non-Bio Pods include an added special, kind ingredient that gives a true soft touch to your clothes so they will feel extra-gentle next to your skin. Unlike washing powder or liquids, Fairy Non-Bio Pods have a unique, multi-compartment design that keeps ingredients separate until they reach the wash, packing super-concentrated power into just one little pod. The innovative film dissolves upon contact with water to release the powerful yet gentle ingredients that leave your clothes and laundry wonderfully clean and soft.

Of course, if you like even more huggable softness, pair your Fairy Non-Bio laundry detergent with Fairy Fabric Softener, the ideal fabric conditioner for baby clothes and people with sensitive skin. Once you’ve finished your washing, don’t forget to always close the pack and store it out of reach of children.

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