“ Brand: Tesco „
I use a lot of cotton buds, pads and wool and I always try and make sure I never run low of them so that I always have them handy for when I need to use them. I have bought these buds a few times in the past. They are cheap enough to buy.
They come in a transparent little carton and the name is very clear on the front and so can easily be spotted on a shelf. The wand is a good size and quite flexible. The wand is a good length and they don't bend or snap while using them and they aren't flimsy, they are quite sturdy wands for the price. Are comfortable to hold in the hand too.
On each end of the wand the cotton wool is fairly tightly wrapped around the wand, the wool is a soft texture and 100% pure cotton wool. These buds are soft enough to wipe around a baby's face or to wipe around their ears, although cotton wool shouldn't be placed inside an ear and just around the outer edge.
I like to use these for removing any nail polish which has accidently covered my skin around my nail and I just like to dip a cotton bud inside my nail polish remover and wipe it around my nail. These buds work a treat for removing the polish without wiping all of the polish from my nails. When wet they absorb really well for using for this task.
I use them for any excess eye shadow which my have dropped onto my cheeks while applying it and any mascara which has hit under my eyes if I have closed my eyes before the mascara has dried on my lashes. I sometimes forget I have applied the mascara and if my eyes are beginning to water and I blink before it has completely dried, these buds work a treat to remove the mascara from my skin.
I also like to use them to remove any oil from around my ears. I use Olive oil as advised by my GP nurse to drop a couple of drops into each ear on alternate days to help soften the build up of wax in my ears. These buds work a treat for removing the excess oil which I find sometimes does tend to flow slightly from my ears. The wool absorbs the oil perfectly and simply wipes it away.
I use these buds also for wiping in between my grandchildren's toes because I don't like to use a towel because their toes are so tiny and I don't want to hurt them when I help them to dry themselves after they have had a shower or bath at my home. The wool is very soft against their delicate skins and doesn't feel rough and it doesn't irritate their skins.
I also like to use these buds for cleaning in between my keys on my laptop, I always make sure it is completely switched off first before I dampen a couple of buds and simply wipe between the keys to remove any dust or dirt lurking in the grooves. It is surprising how dirty those grooves can become in just a couple of days or so and these buds just help clean them and not damage them.
I bought a 3 of tubs which contained 100 buds in each one and they only cost 41p, I think this amount in the tub is a good amount for this cheap price and they are well worth the price in my opinion. They are affordable for any budget. I bought 2 tubs for my basket which I am making up for my daughter when her 3rd baby arrives in the coming weeks. Also available in large packs.
I highly recommend these cotton buds, they are a good quality cotton and have lots of uses and I will continue to buy them in the future. I don't think you would be disappointed in the quality of these buds at a cheap price.
I give them 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I use cotton wool buds about once or twice a week and whenever I give myself a pedicure or do my nails, I always dip into my little plastic pot of Tesco Loves Baby Cotton Wool Buds. They cost 80p for a pot of 300 and so they last me ages. They're great quality cotton wool which is pressed and packed together really firmly on the ends of the long sticks and this is great when removing all the little splashes of nail varnish I get on the skin around my toes and hands whenever I'm using dark polish.
I use them to clean my rings and other bits of jewellery and they are small enough and precise enough so that I can get into all the little crevices without damaging the stones. The sticks are long, much longer than the Johnsons Cotton Buds are and the quality is just as good as Johnsons but nowhere near the same price tag. They are only available at Tesco's as they are their own brand and they can be found in the baby and toddler section and not the make up aisle. Tesco do make their own cosmetic cotton wool buds which can be found in the cosmetic aisle but these are almost twice the price. This makes no sense to me.
I'll still continue to use these type of cotton buds from Tesco for as long as I need to because they are good quality and a good price. Can't ask for more than that.
Tesco Loves Baby Cotton Buds
I like these cotton buds as they come in a handy plastic round box to keep them clean when not in use. I buy them because I use them in so many ways and always have to have some on hand. I even take a few when we go travelling as I can't bear to be without the, I have a special tiny ziploc bag which just holds about 25 of them which is usually plenty for my needs while away.
Why do I buy them when I have long since had babies, although not so long since we have had one in our house as my step daughter with her baby arrived when ex said he had had enough of their marriage!! They stayed with us for just over a year and now e have step son though no baby this time and he has been here over a year too!!Anyway it is not for baby use that I have these in my medical drawer.
I use these after I have washed mu hair as I hate my ears being wet and a quick swizzle around with one of these dries as far as I want and then also cleans the outer ear carefully as I often see people with ears that need a good clean and don't want to be one of those!.
I also use them to apply the lush make up as it goes on ether as a line or a broader application and these do a great job of smudging it and spreading and even mixing two colours which I do sometimes.
I also use them with a bit of make up remover when I smudge my mascara which often seems to happen as my eyelashes seem put in wrong! One of these does the job perfectly without removing what I have just carefully applied to the rest of my eyes and face.
They are perfect for applying small amounts of anti secptic, anti histamine lotion or cream or whatever to a small area and stops any germs from fingers going in to the cream. I notice that when I have my facial at origins the lady there always uses one of these sort of cotton buds to get out small amount of any cream for my to try. I have started to do that with tubs of eye and face cream as I have always been a bit concerned about fingers in the creams and hygiene.
I use one dipped in nail varnish remover to get any little mistakes when I am applying nail varnish and I also use one to get the last bits of stubborn nail varnish from my toe nails when removing an old lot before applying a fresh lot.
Besides all those things I have uses around the house too. I use one to clean the hole that the fridge is supposed to defrost into as it seems to get grimy and I hate that. I use one for de clogging the plugs of hair. This requires a bit of skill and dexterity. I put the cotton bud down one hole and then twist it until I have a disgusting wodge of hairy yuk which I then wrap in toilet paper and I keep using a fresh one and repeating until I have cleared the hair. This way I stop us having to spend a lot of money or hassle of getting the drain unblocked. I do this about once every six weeks and I can't believe how much hair we shed!
I also use these for cleaning the overflow hole in the sinks as nothing else seems to fit in there and I hate it looking manky. A cotton bud is also great for making sure that limescale remover gets right into the corners. I also use an old toothbrush for round the base of the taps.
I found another use in the last few days and that is as a tiny paint brush to get right into the corners of skirting boards when painting. It is really hard to find something small that doesn't flop too much and a cotton bud did the job perfectly.
I also use a cotton bud with soapy water to clean some og the small crevices in some of my ornaments. They seem to get greasy dust in tiny corners or under little delicate parts of the item. If it is just dust I use one dry and if it has got dirtier than just dust then a bit of washing up liquid and a rub with a cotton bud does the job.
They are handy for craft too. You can apply PVA glue to exactly where you want and drop the crafty bit onto the glue. With a cotton bud you can even draw a line of glue and then sprinkle what you want to slick onto this line. Used dry you can hold small items in place to dry too.
I also use cotton buds to clean the fluff from the bobbin area in my sewing machine as it seems get full of fluff and nothing else will fit in there easily.
Finally they are excellent for cleaning jewellery. You can apply the cleaner directly into small delicate areas and I can give the item a bit of a rub with it too and they get into areas that a cloth and my fat fingers won't.
As you can see I would be lost without my Tesco cotton buds and I usually buy these as I tend to shop in Tesco and I find these have been just as good as the expensive branded ones. I am not so loyal that if I was in Boots or a cheapie shop that I wouldn't buy theirs though. I have found some of the very cheap ones have been a bit mean wit the bud though and these are not.
These are about a 40p a tub and there are 100 in the tub and I think there is a bigger size too but this is good size to fit in my drawer and a great price too.
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WHAT ARE THEY?
Cotton buds for helping to clean your baby and they are also good when you are applying make up.
There are 100 cotton buds packed into a plastic tub with a lid. The tub is thin plastic and will last only for as long as the cotton buds, it can be very easily damaged because of how thin it is. I broke the lid on my tub last night and that was only because I dropped it on the bathroom floor and when I picked it up it had a bad crack in it.
WHAT I THINK
I use a lot of these cotton buds because I like to use them to smudge my eyeliner or eyeshadow instead of using a brush. I buy these ones when I am shopping in Tesco but if I am in one of the other supermarkets I will buy theirs instead because they are all of about the same quality I think.
The cotton buds are attached firm to the plastic stick and none have ever come off when I'm using them, when I pull on the cotton it never feels loose on the stick and I would never worry that they are going to fall apart. I have used the cotton buds wet and dry and they perform just as well both ways.
I do not use them for cleaning inside the ear because that can be dangerous for hearing but when my baby daughter had a cold recently I used a damp cotton bud to remove mucus from around her nostrils so that she could breathe better. I did this only when she was sleeping to stop her from wriggling around and did not push the cotton bud into her nose and just cleaned the visible area around her nostrils. I used one this morning to apply surgical spirit to a piercing and like to use these cotton buds for that reason because the shape makes it easy to get right up close to the piercing and behind the jewellery.
The last time I bought these they cost 90p and I think that is value because the quality is just as good as Johnsons and they are a lot more expensive for less cotton buds.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Tesco Loves Baby Cotton buds.
These are the one item that I always seem to forget to buy at the shops. Then you go to get one and they are gone. Infuriating, isn't it!
My youngest son frequently gets glue ear and has wax in the entrance to his ear so I often have to use cotton buds to gently wipe the wax away from the outer ear. Do not use the cotton buds in the ear canal because it can cause hearing problems and perforate the ear drum, not something that is advisable.
I also use these to help remove makeup and to clean around difficult parts of my taps. I dip them in vinegar and gently wipe around the base of the taps. It works really well. They are also handy to apply clove oil to tooth ache because it's easier to focus the application onto the required area.
I hate to see dirty ears and noses when an easy little wipe can make it all nice and clean. The cotton buds are basically a small plastic stick with a small "bud" of cotton wool on either end. It is about 10cm long. They come in a semi transparent plastic tub which has a lid which is ideal for the storage of the cotton buds and you can also buy refills for the tub which is fantastic, you get 100 in the tub for around 39p and the refill come in a bag which has a drawstring and contains 300 for 80p, this is far cheaper than many other brands on the market.
They are made from 100% cotton and the container is reusable and recyclable which is great.
I have been buying these now for some time and to be honest they are as good as any other cotton bud on the market. They have a fairly strong stick which does bend too easily and the bud stays in place and doesn't slide off. The bud is firm and stays firm unlike some other cotton buds where the bud comes off and the plastic stick then scratches.
Overall I would recommend as they do what they are designed to do and are of a fair quality at a very reasonable price.
For as long as I can remember the only cotton buds I have bought are Tesco Loves Baby cotton buds. I last paid 39p for 100 which are over half price compared to other leading brands and they seem to last me ages. To be honest I don't think the quality differs much between different brands so I can't see any benefit of paying more than this.
They come in a clear plastic tub with a lid which is fits quite snugly but is easy to open. The buds measure 3 inches and have a soft white cotton tip on each end. I have never experienced any of the cotton unravelling or splitting so I am confident in using them in those little important places.
I know that you're not supposed to do it as I'm aware of the irreversible damage it can to your eardrums but I do use them to clean my ear wax every couple of weeks. I am very careful when I do this and just gently scrape around and don't poke or stab at my ear. (However I tell my children never to do this!)
I have quite recently had gel nails on my fingers and toes for a special occasion which does not come off with normal nail varnish remover and can only be removed with pure acetone. My friend told me that the best way to remove the gel is to cut the cotton buds in half and soak them with the acetone and then to put one or two of the buds on each nail and keep them secure with tissue or kitchen roll wrapped around the foot. You then leave them like this for ten or so minutes and the buds seem to expand and spread across the nail. I tried this the other week and found it to be quite messy but it did soften the gel enough to scrape off without too much effort.
I like using them to remove smudges of mascara and to soften and smudge eyeliner as you obviously throw them away after each use so is very hygienic.
I would recommend these cotton buds to anyone as they are very economical and have a variety of uses.
On walking into my house you're certain to find a tub or two of these cotton buds stored around. I've bought different brands of these in the past but what definitely drew me to these during my visit to Tesco was the price. I have found that some of the branded ones are more expensive but these are definitely cheap and cheerful. At only 90p for a pack of 300, I was definitely pleased with this product.
In all honesty when I bought the cheaper ones I've found that the cotton on the end of the stick has unraveled or fallen of which has unfortunately gave me and my mum a nasty surprise in the past. I didn't have that problem here however.
I personally use them mainly for beauty purposes - applying eye shadow instead of using brushes that wear out rather quickly or tiding up my nail varnish around the edges for example. I've also found them really helpful for adjusting below my eyes when I've smudged my mascara. These are very good for cleaning outer ears and though I've caught many male members of my family using these cotton buds to clean their inner ears, I have to strongly advise anyone reading this not to do the same thing.
My aunt and uncle also tend to use these on my baby cousin, using the cotton buds to clean in her belly button, nose and in between her fingers and toes - not her ears though.
The cotton buds are 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) each from tip to tip. The tips are always about the same size and rarely do I find that the cotton unravels or comes off during or after use. I've also found that storing these is pretty easy as they come in neat, compact tubs though sometimes the lid can become loose and easily knocked off.
So far I've not had any particular complaints about the product itself. I would highly recommend Tesco's Cotton Buds.
Cotton buds are one of those versatile items that I think must be in everyone's home. Over the years I have bought many of them from different brands. For a while I only bought the expensive branded ones as I bought some cheaper ones and found that the cotton fell off the end very easily leaving a sharp and dangerous plastic stick behind.
I have to say, the first thing that swayed me towards this Tesco brand was price - at just 90p for 300 of them, stored within a little plastic bag, I was happy to spend this amount to see if we liked the product compared to our usual brand. I also really like the fact they are in a bag and not a pot, as I think this allows more compact storage in my draw in my bathroom unit, but also it works well when you come to travel and want to take some cotton buds with you. The bag is very efficient at keeping the buds together till you need them, keeping them hygienically clean.
Each cotton bud has a white stick which is 3 inches (7.5cm) in length and quite comfortable to use. There is a uniform amount of cotton wound well around each end. I have never found that any of these have lost their cotton, or you randomly come across some that have really fat or thin ends.
These buds are really versatile little items in our house. I use them for beauty purposes - mainly cleaning the outer ear. I don't use these so much for the inner ear as I know you are not meant to, plus my youngest has just had to have his ears syrringed due to compact wax, so I know they do more harm than good. I sometimes use them to apply eye shadow if I am away from home and don't have any other brushes with my compacts. They work as well as those silly little brushes you get with eyeshadows. I have also used them to correct nail varnish round the edges of my nails as I am horrendous at applying nail varnish. I'm sure my kids could do it better.
I've used them in cleaning - cotton buds are great for getting into niggly gaps like around the buttons on my gas cooker, or in the overflow bit on the sink, or round the plughole.
The kids have used them in art projects after seeing them used this way on Mr Maker. They have been used with clay to make antenna for bugs, or legs.
They are also advised to be used on babies to clean around their noses and belly buttons, and to get between their fingers and toes.
We do seem to get through loads of these, particularly with my son having ear problems. I have been having to soak his ear with olive oil to prepare it for syrringing, so it was handy to have some to wipe away any oil that ran back out when he sat up, as well as removing any wax that had run from his ear.
Overall, I think the quality of these matches the brand leaders. I class these as a pretty essential item in my home, and I am really happy to have found a way to save a few pennies of my budget through buying this brand.
I bought these recently from Tesco while doing my food shopping.
I'm not fussy about buying branded items and realise now that it saves me quite a bit of money buying own brands. I tend to use cotton buds most days, usually for wiping excess mascara from under my eyes or for correcting nail varnish mistakes! Also quite useful for blending eye shadow. When my daughters were little I did used to use cotton buds to clean around their tummy buttons. I had my nose pierced last year and was advised to gently clean around the stud with a cotton bud and warm salty water.
The buds are roughly 3inches long, white plastic with the cotton buds on each end. The cotton buds are are made with 100% cotton. On the packaging it says to use these within 5 years from the production date.
These cost 80p, for a pack of approximately 300 buds. They are packaged in a clear plastic drawstring packet with 'Tesco loves baby' inside a red heart, the same as the one pictured above.
It isn't recommended to use a cotton bud to clean deep inside your ears or up your nose. The cotton buds can in some cases push the wax further down inside your ear causing it to become compacted and harder to remove. In some cases people have had to go to accident and emergency to have parts of the cotton bud taken out of their ears. So leave your ears well alone with these!
Thanks for reading.
Selective hearing can be removed thanks to Tesco Cotton Wool Buds: I guess I've got to own up to the fact I do suffer with selective hearing, when I mean suffer, it is usually because I've unknowingly been selective. I'm reminded of my weakness - now that selective hearing is not a valid answer for not answering her sweet vocal sound waves that drum on my ear drum. An immediate audible response is required; it registers, but not as quickly as she wants. Selective hearing is a gender issue; still she makes her point by seeking solace in some cotton wool buds. She uses them also for her make-up rituals, and removal of unwanted nail varnish, de-clogging her mascara, tidying up her monthly blemishes, any removing any stray eye-liner residue which you cannot see with the naked eye. The product is remarkably versatile - albeit, the main reason for it stemmed back to clearing my hirsute lugholes, of course.
On purchase I knew my fate was ear-marked, when I witnessed the package on the dresser. 100 cottoned buds laid-out as if on parade waiting for instruction. A queen's guard of white hats stuffed in extreme close proximity of each other - ergonometric designed. Collectively the cute cotton wool buds didn't resemble anything clinical that delved into the outer-ear collecting wax but could be seen as contemporary construction devised by Ai Weiwei.
Weapon of Choice
Yea, the cotton bud could be a weapon of choice for the fairer sex, if in the wrong hands the bud can wrap itself around the outer ear and prodded in the most uncomfortable manner. Sadly, in my case it has been trial and error, mostly error - although, usually you learn from unsuccessful missions - alas, not in my case. Apparently the die-hard practice of rubbing as hard as possible against the crusty wax has always been not fruitful - so to help matters along dunk your head into warm water beforehand, this'll dislodge or soften wax so when the cotton wool bud enters the outer-ear there is a greater chance of it being a successful mission. The white stem of the bud maybe flexible as a 'Britain's Got Talent' contortionist as it bends towards and then away from the drum I do question my girlfriend's navigational skills, after six or ten more prods, she gives off a sigh of boredom and hands me the device. "Go as far as you can go inside and rotate, darl.." - Notably, she meant with a cotton bud, sorry to spoil the illusion. Strange instructions, considering she has a torch to aid the bud mission of de-waxing. She had problems with holding the mini torch and navigating the bud mission simultaneously - a mission impossible apparently - as I had no torch, no eye to supervise the ear plunge and went purely by feeling; I gently manoeuvred it about my outer-ear. The cotton bud turned a nectar colour, the softening of earwax, not that I couldn't hear - but I decided to deal with my ear treatment via a daily dose of 'Extra Virgin Olive Oil' and good warm water dunking instead of the cotton wool bud prod. I still get the cotton wool bud treatment every eight weeks or so - it is a form of grown-up grooming; I guess if we were Gorillas we'd be both be picking out tics and nibbling them. Obviously, earwax isn't on our menu - you get the gist.
Now for the hard of hearing
Whether the product is a well designed, or not - I can't imagine users have perused over the three inch white stick with a bud at each end and conjured up a better manual prototype. Do-It-Yourself-Earwax-Removal-Kits don't get simpler than the traditional cotton wool bud. What Tescos don't relay to their cotton wool buddies ie - consumers is the damage that can be made by a flexible plastic rod with 100% cotton at the end of it. Yeah, they're not exactly buddies for your inner ear, because they're the main cause for perforated ear drums - the bones are minuscule in the ear and can easily malfunction to the extent they cannot be fixed. Resulting in hearing loss - Consult your doctor if you've a re-occurring ear infection or loss of hearing - learn to prepare your ear's via 'Extra Virgin Olive Oil' and a warm hand massage, prior to a doctor's consultation. Wax extraction should always be left to an ear specialist, nurse, or doctor. Not to be used frequently for ears.
I've stated this to my dearest but she has select hearing.
So, just a disclaimer and a word of warning before I write this review, according to an article I read, "
Using cotton buds to remove earwax can cause permanent deafness, doctors have warned.Ignoring the warning and using cotton buds risks perforating the eardrum, causing bleeding and temporary hearing loss, says Dr Peter Roland, from the University of Texas.
In many cases the injury will heal but damage to minuscule bones deep inside the ear can cause permanent deafness."
So, you'll be glad to know that I have known this for a while and do listen to the words of warning and do not use cotton buds on my eears or my kids ears. I do however use them for a number of things and I find them really handy.
I initially bought cotton buds to apply some spot concealer. I bought a really chunky concealer that a friend recommended and it is great for covering up the odd blemish that I get on my chest or my face but the chunkiness of it made it really hard to apply so these buds work perfectly. I just rub a bit of the concealer on the cotton wool end and then I get a really nice smooth coverage on my horrible spots.
I also use these to apply some eyeshadows that I have. When I want to go for quite a dramatic look and colour, such as green or pink I only use a little line of shadow on my lid and these buds are perfect for picking up the eyeshadow from the pot and then drawing a good straight line across my lid.
These have been really useful for my teething boy too. Just recently he has been getting his final big teeth which have really hurt him and made his gums bleed a bit so to clean up the blood i quickly wet these buds under the tap and then use them to dab up the blood which has worked perfectly. They are also really handy for putting on teething gel onto his gums. I can dip a bit of the gel onto the bud and then really get it where I want it with these buds, much more convenient than using my finger!
I think these buds are really good quality. They have a nice bit of cotton wool on the end and this is always well packed down and smooth and I find they never fall of the little stick they are on. They are nice and smooth and I find don't transfer many fibres onto whatever you are using them on. The stick is also quite solid and never bends or breaks which is good. They come as 100 buds in a plastic case, and all of these for just £0.39, how can you go wrong at that price?
These are one essential I cannot love without and always make sure I have stash of them in the bathroom.
The buds can be located in the baby aisle at Tesco's, but you can also buy online too. The price is 39p for 100 which works out good value when you compare to Johnson's. They come in a little clear plastic tub with a removable lid. To the front of the tub is a label detailing the product name and details. The buds are white and measure around 3 inches long and to each end the have a generous coating of cotton wool,
I find that the cotton wool on the end if quite thick but more importantly, it stays in place - I know you aren't meant to do it but as soon as I come out of the shower, I reach for one for one of these to clear my ears out. Unlike cheaper versions, the cotton wool stays on the end of the stick and doesn't come loose nor does it shed fibres really easily. I use these quite a lot when it comes to painting my nails or when I am applying my makeup, if I get a bit of mascara somewhere I shouldn't or get nail varnish on my fingers I just wet the end and then dab to remove. The cotton wool feels quite soft against my skin.
These are also great when it comes the cleaning, every time I clean the bathroom, I use a few to get in those tiny corners and make sure everywhere is cleaned thoroughly!
Overall, unlike a lot of cheaper versions, these are quite good and I would recommend and give 4 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
I'm reviewing Tesco cotton buds.
They come in packs of 100 and cost 40p. Bargain .
***WHY I BOUGHT THEM***
To use on the toddlers I look after daily.
Their mum had dropped off a well used box ages ago & they needed replacing. At 40p it was hardly worth reminding her they needed replacing,so I threw a box in my trolley last week.
The little boy I mind has ear issues and has had a few times when there was seepage from his ears which was not pleasant for him getting removed when it dried in & hardened in his ear crevices. I used these a lot with some olive oil on the bud to loosen the discharge and remove it, and thus avoided the tears that baby wipes & dry tissues had brought on.
I had thought of using cotton wool in his ear to catch the worst of the discharge but his doctor said no, best let the discharge make it's way out,so these have been really handy for clearing it away hygenically & helping prevent tears during the process.
Also came in handy when Holly cut her finger on a door latch and demanded the massive wound (about a quarter inch long) be cleaned thoroughly using one of these dipped in antiseptic. There was barely enough blood on the bud for a DNA sample ,but Holly felt all 'hospitalised & operated on' and recovered well.
I've not really used them for much else yet to be honest,but I can envisage them coming in useful for other things like tidying up eye make up mistakes and poking gunge from little noses (not had that pleasure yet),and I quite imagine that as time goes on I'll use them more.
They come in a handy drum style circular box & obviously must be stored in a dry environment to avoid them absorbing humidity. They are double sided ,which means better value.
Would I recommend them? Yes,of course. At 40p why not ?
Thank you for reading ~~~myloh.
~Tesco Cotton Buds~
A pack of 100 of these cotton buds can be purchased from the baby aisle in Tesco stores. The buds are made from 100% cotton. These cotton buds are presented in a small, plastic container with a push on lid - practical and not too bulky to store. At present. a tub of 100 cotton buds is priced at just 39p.
I always have cotton buds in our toiletrie box as they come in very handy for various tasks. These particular cotton buds are perfect for using on young children and babies as well as us adults. Whilst it is recommended that you do not insert this type of product into your ear drum, I do use them for cleaning around the inside of my ear and always have done. I think if you are careful and sensible, you won't cause any damage.
These cotton buds are well made. The stick is of average length when compared to branded products but perhaps a little more flexible and slightly thinner. There is a cotton bud on either end of the stick and each bud feels well secured and soft but not as thick as leading brands. With that being said, there is enough cotton to effectively cover each sharp end of the stick.
I find these cotton buds to be of a good quality and very useful. Whilst cleaning my ear, they are comfortable to grip and do not bend too much. I haven't snapped any as of yet so they are durable. The cotton bud part is gentle on the inside of my ears and any horrible ear wax is removed carefully and effectively without any discomfort to my ear. The cotton bud part remains in one piece which is more than can be said from the buds that you buy from the Pound shops and the likes.
I use these on my five year old son but tend to put an unfragranced baby wipe over the tip to clean just inside his ear. They are great at allowing me to wipe away any dryness on the outside of his ear which he gets often and hold their shape when dipped in water or cream. I find these cotton buds to be ideal for cosmetic tasks too. I have a few on hand whilst painting my nails as I can dip them into the nail polish remover and remove any excess nail polish around my nails. They are also effective at touching up any make up imperfections and are gentle to use around my sensitive eye area.
Other uses include cleaning a babies belly button, around their nose etc. The cotton buds are the right size for cleaning inbetween the keys of my laptop and behind taps or hard to reach corners in the kitchen or bathroom. They are very versatile. One end can be used and then the other without there being any compromise on the stick. I find them easier to use than the thicker Johnson's cotton buds.
These are cheaper than leading brands such as Johnson's and I am happy to continue to buy them as they represent great value for money and should be a staple product in every hour. I prefer them to the Asda version as the packaging is much more practical and holds the buds neatly together. The quality of these cotton buds is great and they are very easy to control and use. They absorb liquid well and are suitable for all the family to use.
Recommended - thanks for reading :)
Working in the medical profession, you'd think that I would know I should apply the adage that nothing smaller than an elbow should be placed into the human ear.
Unfortunately, I choose to ignore these words of wisdom (at least for myself). My weapon of choice? These Tesco Love Baby cotton buds.
Over the years I have tried many different brands of cottons buds. The two factors that determine which brand I buy are price and the product's quality.
I've been using Tesco Love Baby cotton buds for about 18 months. Being somewhat of a miser, it was the low price that caught my attention. I can't remember what I paid for that first container; the current price is 39p for a container of 100 cotton buds.
Obviously the cotton bud is a multipurpose item. I use them for two activities: the aforementioned ear toileting, and to apply moisturiser around my eyes prior to tinting my lashes.
I have no problem with the quality of these cotton buds. They are housed in a transparent plastic tub. The bud is made from 100% cotton that has never come apart on me. The long, white plastic stem is sturdy enough to remain straight as I use for the non-advised ear canal cleaning.
In summary, I'm pleased to have found these cotton buds. They serve me well - even when I'm using them for the unmentionable.