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I buy moist toilet wipes on a regular basis and the reason I bought some Andrex Moist Toilet Wipes was due to the fact that wandering around the Metro Centre the other week, I was approached by a lady holding some sample packs of these and giving them away for free. She actually gave me two packs of ten wipes and a discount / money off coupon is I wanted to buy myself a box of the standard 42 wipes.
I had popped these into the bathroom cabinet and had actually forgotten we had them until I ran out of our usual Tesco wipes and remembered that we had these. These sample packs went down very well in our house and we soon used up all twenty wipes so I deliberately went looking for the standard boxes of Andres Moist Wipes during my next shopping trip. They retail at £1.89 for a plastic box with 42 wipes insideth9ough I had my 75p money off coupon so I was pleased with the reduction.
The wipes are really lovely to use and probably slightly more moist that the ones I also buy from Tesco. They have a cotton fresh smell to them and the fragrance is really light and subtle and not at all overpowering.
They are most, but I think it is important with a hygiene wipe that they are not too moist, otherwise you can end feeling quite uncomfortable afterwards. They are definitely a MUST in our house and we all use moist wipes on a very regular basis. They are kind and gentle on our skin and even my daughter is able to use them freely without risk of irritation or aggravation.
One pack will last us about two weeks. They are nicely packaged and the plastic lid clasps down firmly, ensuring that the wipes don't dry out.
I would definitely recommend these wipes to anyone and I am so pleased that I was given my sample wipes otherwise I don't think I would have tried these for myself.
My son has been potty trained now for several months and is gradually gaining confidence and taking himself to the 'big boy toilet'. When he was first training we used his regular baby wipes to clean him up after a number two. However, this became pretty inconvenient as they can't be flushed down the toilet for fear of causing a blockage. Therefore I was finding myself bagging these up in nappy bags which seemed pretty pointless. Rather than moving onto toilet paper, which I was worried would irritate him, I opted for a pack of these moist toilet tissues. I also felt that they would be good for him when his independence increased and he learnt to clean himself up as they would be moist and more effective than toilet paper.
I picked up a packet of these from Boots for around £2 (they are currently on promotion at save 1/3 so are priced at £1.33 - October 2013). The packets themselves look quite similar to baby wipes, with a plastic outer packaging and a sticky plastic seal on the top to reveal a hole for removing the wipes. The colouring of the packet is a blue and white, so they look ok in our neutral toilet and bathroom. On opening, I noticed that they are slightly scented which is something that I usually avoid when buying products like this, especially for my son. However, the scent is not harsh or overpowering so it is passable for me. The wipes themselves are a bit smaller than the average baby wipe but are pretty much the same thickness. They feel pretty robust and moist to the touch. A pack contains 42 wipes so does last us quite a considerable length of time - about 3-4 weeks. They maintain their moistness well too so even the last wipe in the pack is moist, so you do get good use from them. The wipes are enriched with aloe vera - which is supposed to be gentle and good for your skin. I personally don't see the need for this in such wipes but I suppose it adds to the 'luxury' factor here.
Overall, these wipes suit our needs perfectly. The overriding benefit is that they can be flushed down the toilet after use. They are strong and soft and easy to use. I have not used any other such wipes so don't have much to compare them too - I would consider cheaper alternatives out of interest as to whether the quality is as good.
After a friend of mine on this site wrote a very impressive review on scented "front wipes" I mentioned that if we did want to scent something scented " back wipes" might be a better idea. Funny enough, they do have scented bottom wipes, although the scent is very, faint.
For the most part, these are not something which I would see as necessary. I buy these only for my son, who seems to find wiping difficult. It means he can maintain his dignity - as he is a bit too old for parents to be doing the cleaning - and he doesn't end up smelly. The do make things much easier for children, but I have used these the odd time myself as I am the only member of the family who would actually bring another roll of loo roll into the bathroom if I used one up. They are soft, and do the job effectively, but each wipe is about 5" x 6" and I really feel two at a time are necessary. My son would usually use 2 -4 at a time so a pack of these goes quickly. I paid £1.88 for a refill pack of 42 wipes. I get a bit less than 2 weeks out of a pack, by the end of which they are starting to dry out if they are not all used up. The wipes in the tub do not cost much more. It only costs an extra 20 pence per pack, but why waste more plastic when the old tub can be reused for quite some time?
These are basically the same thing as nappy wipes, and the only advantage to these is that they can be flushed. They are slightly wetter than nappy wipes when first opened I believe and they are thicker and softer. I do feel this product is over priced, but if it makes the child more comfortable, I will continue to buy these. However - I only buy these when they are out of the Tesco wipes. Personally, I can not see very much difference and the Tesco brand wipes are .85 pence for 40. The Tesco product is completely fragrance free as well, which I see as a real plus. After all, I don't see the need to perfume bottoms. I feel the less chemicals the better, especially for young children, so given a choice, if both products were available I would always choose Tesco - even if it were slightly more expensive.
Other than the scent, which I feel these would be better without, there is really nothing wrong with this product. It is does what it is meant to without problems. But I do feel the Tesco branded wipes are a better product and they cost less than half the price.
I think this type of product is most useful for young children. However, I do think it might be handy when camping and not able to get quite as clean as one would like - especially at certain times of the month. They also might be nice after severe digestive complaints. Once my son outgrows needing these though, we will not buy again.
I have always been a lover of Andrex Toilet Roll tissues, the quality and softness you get from the Andrex brand is somewhat unique, and how can I forget the famous Andrex adverts that had those adorable puppies rolling around in Andrex tissues! So it was from my past experience that I decided to try out their new line of Andrex Moist toilet tissues.
The Andrex company describe their product as being 'The perfect complement to dry toilet tissue for gentle and effective cleansing. Andex wipes are enriched with aloe to gently moisturise the skin.' (http://www.boots.com/en/Andrex-Washlets-Toilet-Tissue-Wipes_6531/).
== PRICE ==
I usually purchase these Andrex Moist Toilet wipes from my local Asda Supermarket for £3.00. The value pack comes with 126 wipes, which I personally think is better value than other stores such as Boots that sell a considerably smaller pack of wipes for £1.99. Tesco sell pack of 42 sheets for 1.92.
== PERSONAL EXPERIENCE ==
As I suffer from IBS having some moist tissue wipes compared to normal dry tissue paper can be a life saver. With IBS I find myself needing to go the bathroom a lot more frequently than I'd like and as a result it really helped to have these softer moist wipes to help soothe my behind, as you can imagine frequent bowel movements and using dry toilet paper can leave my bum feeling really sore, so these Andrex wipes really helped reduce the soreness.
Using these moist tissue wipes also helped keep my behind a lot cleaner without having to use a lot of them in the process. I found that in the past I would go through nearly a roll per toilet session, however from using these Andrex moist tissues I was able to go through a lot fewer tissues and feel a lot more cleaner and fresh at the same time.
You might think that using these moist tissues would make your backside feel wet and take a while to dry; I however found that this was not the case. It does leave you a bit moist but it dries up fairly quickly, meaning you don't have to use lots of dry tissue wipes just to dry off the moisture left behind from the moist wipes (that would be expensive and annoying!). Oh and these are fully flushable, so no worrying about clogging the bathroom toilet.
The moist tissue wipes contain Aloe (natural plant extract) that aids in keeping the skin soft and healthy. The Wipes also contains coconut oil which is also known to aid in reducing dry skin and keeping skin cleansed and soft. The Andrex Moist Tissues have also been dermatologically tested, PH netural and biodegrable.
== INGREDIENTS ==
Aqua,Phenoxyethanol ,Propylene Glycol ,Sodium Citrate ,Sodium Benzoate ,Benzoic Acid ,Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate ,Dehydroacetic Acid ,Parfum ,Ethylhexylglycerin ,Polyaminopropyl Biguanide ,Tocopheryl Acetate ,Citric Acid.
== CONCLUSION ==
Overall these Andrex Moist Tissue Wipes have been a life saver for me, they are packed with friendly ingredients to help keep skin healthy, clean and fresh. The wipes really manage to clean a lot more thoroughly than tissue paper and aid in reducing soreness. So in my opinion these are worth every penny!
I remember when moist toilet tissues first came on the market that I scoffed and thought them a wasteful indulgence for those too posh to wipe. I don't know what made me first buy a box of wipes but they have since become a staple in my bathroom and I always have a box on the go.
The Andrex wipes are one of the brands I will buy regularly. It is a good quality wipe, but so are many others and so I buy whatever is on offer. When you buy the first box, you get a reusable tub. I can't remember how much this was initially but the refills of 42 wipes are currently £1.33 in Boots and I normally pay around £1 in the supermarket. It is interesting that Boots lists the Andrex wipes under the category of "male incontinence products!"
Each wipe is around the size of a baby wipe and nice and soft. It is apparently enriched with aloe vera which is moisturising but I can't say they have improved my skin at all. The wipe is obviously moist and nice and thick so you can feel confident that your hand will not go through it or that the nasties will come through the wipe to your hands. The wipes are nice and gentle and work really efficiently, normally one is sufficient but sometimes two are needed.
I primarily use the wipes when I have my period for a quick freshen up during the day and it does make me feel cleaner when I can't have a proper wash although I will have the odd occasion when I just want to feel fresher after using the toilet. I would not use the wipes everyday because of the the cost, a packet will generally last for several weeks in my house so it is not a huge expense.
I have heard some reports of these moist wipes clogging up drains, especially in older houses which do not have such efficient sewer systems. It's something I've not had an issue with but something to bear in mind if you do decide to try them.
The Andrex wet wipes will not replace the need for dry paper but they are a good quality product which are useful to have around.
Andrex Moist Toilet Tissues
I had seen these advertised a few times on the tv and never really fancied them particularly, however when daydreaming around Asda I saw that these were on offer for £1 a packet and I decided to give them a try for something different.
The Andrex moist toilet tissues, or washlets as they are more recently called, come in a plastic solid container that is a pearly white colour and slightly frosted. The container is opened by pressing the front of the box with a push mechanism. The box is quite small and compact and sits nicely on my bathroom shelf, with approximate dimensions of 15 cm x 10 cm x 4 cm. The plastic pack has the andrex branding which is blue and white wrapped around it.
The pack contains 42 individual moist toilet tissues, they are all neatly stacked much like a packet of face wipes. The washlets are intended to be used in addition to or in place of standard, dry toilet paper. Andrex claims that these washlets are more hygienic and leave you feeling cleaner than just ordinary toilet paper.
The wipes are moist to touch, but not saturated, just damp enough to clean yourself thoroughly. They are fragranced wipes and described as cotton fresh, they certainly smell fresh and clean and not unpleasant at all. The wipesrare pH neutral or balanced with means they shouldn't irritate you like some perfumed products do. I have not experienced and unpleasantness or problems using them.
I find these do make me feel a lot cleaner and fresher than using standard loo roll. They are kind and gentle as you would expect from an Andrex product and are fast drying which I was slightly worried about before using them, but the moisture content is just right. I haven't swapped from toilet roll to washlets, but they are definitely useful and pleasant to use every now and then.
A pack of 42 washlets has an rrp of £1.89 and of course they are often on special offer in supermarkets and shops. One wipe I find is enough and so they work out to be pretty good value. Overall I was very impressed with these once I got over the moist toilet tissue issue!
I use these whenever I'm on my period, its much easier and quicker than having a wash/bath several times a day to keep clean so I just use these, they do the job and keep me clean and feeling fresh.
When I'm on my period I always feel really gross and unhygienic, but these help me feel better and cleaner, and not as paranoid that I might smell a bit funny or anything! I use baby wipes for my son but if we run out then ill use these, they're just as effective and really gentle.
I bought these in the refill tub and just buy a few more packs whenever we're running low. I only buy them when I know I'm due or on a period though, and if I was to use them every single day I think the cost would be slightly ridiculous as a pack of 42 is nearly £2, 42 seems like a lot but it really isn't much!
I use about 3 wipes each time I use them while on my period so like I said, a pack doesn't last very long. The wipes are quite thick and good quality, they're moist but not so much so that they're dripping everywhere or anything. They're gentle against my skin and haven't irritated my skin so far (ive being using them for over 6 months), and they're gentle on Kai's skin too.
The wipes smell fresh and clean, they don't have a particular smell its just a nice fresh scent which doesn't linger and instantly makes me feel cleaner. The wipes are obviously flushable and have never blocked up my toilet or anything. The wipes aren't really suitable for taking out with me in my handbag to freshen up when I need to, so a smaller pack would be a good idea.
All in all these are a good product, but would be a bit expensive off see them all the time. They're gentle on my skin, leave my skin clean and they smell nice and fresh.
For a solid three weeks after I gave birth to my gorgeous little girl in February, I was in agony. I could barely move, and even laying down was uncomfortable. When it came to drying myself after a wee, it was like torture! Seriously, the toilet paper felt like it was sandpaper and it was really, really unpleasant. Around the same time I saw an advert one night on telly, which showed Dawn Porter promoting some moist toilet wipes, and I figuered they were worth a try and sent my boyfriend Marc off in search for some in the near-by Tesco. He returned with the Andrex version, although there are a range of other brands to choose from too including cheaper supermarket own brands. Andrex is probably the highest quality moist toilet tissues available though and I do prefer these over the Tesco version that I decided to try when my pack of these ran out.
I have no idea how much my boyfriend paid for these, however according to mysupermarket they retail at an average of £1.89 for 42 wipes which I personally think is reasonable as Andrex is a well known, good quality brand and the wipes are effective and much more gentle than usual toilet tissue. The wipes are often on offer aswell and they're currently reduced to just a pound per pack. They are widely available and can be purchased in a majority of supermarkets. Boots also sell them, as do Amazon. These wipes are available in either a version for everyone (it's not aimed at one specific age rage) or a version for kids. I'm not sure what the difference is to be honest and my boyfriend got the usual version.
I'm not sure if there's an option of unscented or scented, however the ones my boyfriend picked up are marketed as 'fresh fragranced' and they do have a pleasant, noticeable scent to them. I asked my boyfriend to get some unscented ones as I was concerned that the fragranced ones may have added chemicals to fragrance them and that the chemicals/added ingredients would cause further irritation and pain down below, however he returned home with the fragranced version. I asked him why he didn't get the unscented and he said he couldn't see any, so I had to make do and I actually really like the scent and I found the wipes very gentle - i've had no irritation etc at all since I started using them.
Packaging wise, the re-fill pack of wipes that my boyfriend bought came in a packet similar to the type that baby wipes come in. The colour scheme is white and blue and it has the product and brand name clearly written on the front. This packet can be put into a plastic tub, which retains the moisture, although as we buy the re-fills rather than the large boxes of them we don't have one of these and I find that the plastic packets are fine on their own. If you are going to be using the wipes very often though it'd probably be wise to get the box as it'd obviously fit a lot more in and would be more practical to get the wipes out seperately rather than all bunched up. Getting the wipes out of the re-fill pack is simple, they have a thin plastic sheet which is sticky and to get the wipe out you take this sheet off, pull out a wipe (sometimes 2/3 come out at once though) then stick it back down to keep the wipes from drying out.
The packet is compact and reasonably discreet, meaning if you lead a busy lifestyle and need to freshen up when you're away from home these are ideal to slip in your handbag. The wipes themselves are white, they're the usual soft, cotton type material that a baby wipes are and they're soft and very moist to the touch. They're quite thin but not so thin that they feel bad quality, they're not too bulky either and they're just the right size - they're not as big as baby wipes and have a more rectangular shape which I actually prefer as I don't need to fold the wipe up to get it into the right shape to wipe, which sounds a tad gross but nevermind!! The wipes are flushable although obviously i'd advise not to flush lots of them at a time as they'd block your toilet if you did - common knowlege but worth mentioning! The wipes are dermatologically tested and are described as being gentle and effective. They're enriched with aloe vera which gently moisturises the skin.
The wipes are moist but not overlly moist and certianly not at all dry. If I grip them tightly the moisture runs out so I make sure I wipe gently to avoid the moisture going all over my skin, and even after wiping gently it does leave my skin feeling wet - I need to dry my skin afterwards because it leaves a small amount of moist residue and it just doesn't feel right leaving my skin moist. Due to drying afterwards with normal toilet tissue it kind of defeats the object of the wipes replacing normal tissue. The scent of the wipes is fresh and clean. It's not a chemical type of smell, which was a nice suprise as for some reason I thought they'd smell a bit like cleaning products, however the scent is fresh and gentle and it leaves my skin feeling clean.
The wipes are really handy and would be a great item for anyone who suffers with ibs, piles and so on as they're so cleansing and gentle. They'd also be a good alternative to a wet sponge or cloth etc to clean someone who is bedbound. Also, if you have heavy periods these would be ideal to freshen up without having a bath or wash every few hours. The wipes were my saviour when I was in a lot of pain after childbirth. They made wiping and cleaning myself a lot more comfortable but the wet feeling they leave behind is a bit excessive and not really very comfortable and as I said before defeats the object as I need to dry myself with a towel or normal tissue paper. Nevertheless though I give them 4/5 stars. They're not too pricey and are effective at cleaning gently.
When my son started using the toilet I was left baffled as to how he would manage to clean himself, or I clean him for that matter with dry toilet paper. Although it is the norm for every human being out there I just could not comprehend this and so when I was in my local Asda and they had these Andrex moist wipes contained within a plastic tub for just £1.22 I decided I would give them a go. It really is as simple as a tub which contains a packet of wipes inside however it looks much better in the bathroom than just a regular pack of wipes.
Anyway onto the actual product, the packet is smaller than a pack of baby wipes, and is easily held in one hand. It has a sticky covering avoiding the wipes from drying out which is useful if not contained within a tub but if in a tub then it can be difficult keeping it out of the way unless you completely remove it but it is a minor problem in the scheme of things. I found that the wipes came out of the packet extremely easily and unlike some brands only 1 removed at a time, I did find it worked and came out easier if using the tub rather than just the packet but it's 6 and two 3's really.
The wipes themselves have a very clean, fresh scent but they are very wet which when I used them I was not a fan of. Rather than being 'moist' as it suggests they are rather wet which I suppose if you were covered in excrement would be useful but I can't imagine many people using these would have that problem so it seems like a waste. I don't think that it's to keep the product for a long time either as it's only my son that uses them now when he has been for a poo they last a long time and I have never found that they dry out even slightly so the moisture seems a bit over the top if you ask me, a reason why after a couple of uses I would never use them again.
The wipes themselves are soft enough for use, not as soft as premium baby wipes but not as rough as the cheapest loo roll out there either. They are rectangular which i was surprised about, I had just assumed they would be like regular baby wipes, perhaps a tad smaller but they aren't they have a strange shape and not one that I think is really useful in the act of wiping, I mean you wouldn't just lay your hand flat and expect a wipe to do all the work, would you? Perhaps I suppose some would however I found them to be too slim width wise to do a really good job. I also felt that the moisture played a big factor in the wipes feeling very flimsy, although there were no fingers through the wipes incidents I wouldn't say that it would never happen so beware!
Although they did give a very clean feeling as though just being washed I found it very uncomfortable, very wet and just unpleasant. For my son they are perfect as being so little he cannot manage to effectively clean himself using a ball of toilet paper but with these wipes he has more chance of getting rid of everything that's down there which avoids him getting sore or smelly.
Overall I personally feel they are no good, they do the job of cleaning well but they are far too wet, very flimsy and the wrong shape I feel. I have changed to toddler wipes from the supermarket which are not only cheaper but less saturated giving a better feeling than a sopping wet bottom, whilst still effectively cleaning and giving off a nice fresh scent. A much better buy for me than the Andrex brand which are also pretty expensive to replace unless on offer for £1 per pack they are in the region of almost £1.50 per pack which is extortionate, well for me anyway. For once a product from Andrex that is not great!
I bought these for my daughter when she first started wiping her own bum after going to the toilet as we thought they would easier for her to use, we had been letting her use normal baby wipes however when the drains blocked we soon realised this was not the best of ideas.
The wipes cost about £2 if you want the tub with them which we did as it meant they were easier to get out and then only one wipe would be used at a time, the tub is plastic and holds 42 wipes and then you can buy the refill packs of 42 wipes for £1. I have only seen these in supermarkets.
The box is white in colour and has the Andrex logo on the top of it, of course there is also a picture of the andrex puppy! The tub is easy to open and close and my daughter can manage it without issue, the tub keeps the wipes moist until you reach the end of them.
The wipes are nice and soft to touch and they are moist enough that generally only one wipe is needed, it is stated that these wipes are PH neutral so they shouldn't have any drying effects on your skin. I like the smell of these wipes although all I can really say is they smell fresh and clean. The wipes do a good job and my daughter has managed to clean herself properly with them so i am pleased with them. the odd time I have used them i have found that they are comfortable to use and don't leave you felling too wet which I thought they would.
I like these as I can keep a packet in the changing bag and then when my daughter needs the toilet when we are out we don't have to worry about there being no toilet roll or even worse if a public toilet looks dirty I can give it a quick wipe before she uses it. As an adult if a toilet didn't look great I would just wait but obviously you can't expect a four year old to wait.
Andrex have made some moist toilet wipes which I think are an excellent idea as its good for personal hygiene.
We have used baby wipes before for the same purpose but these were on offer in Asda for £1 so we bought two packs. You get 42 wipes per pack with instructions on how to use them on the reverse of the pack but they are very simple.
The moist wipes are in my opinion nicely packaged and the blue seemed to go nice when put next to the loo rolls in our blue bathroom.
They are dermatologically tested so you know you can be pretty sure you won't get a botty rash after using them for the first few times. They are also fully flushable but pack says you are best not flushing more than two at once or you might get a blocked loo. I have personally never tried to flush more than two at once so I don't know what happens.
They are also refillable so when this pack runs out you jsut buy a refill pack, which is cheaper and fill your plastic box up again and I think is a great money saving idea.
We were disappointed as they are too wet and we ended up with sogginess where you wouldn't want it. I didnt personally feel very refreshed or any cleaner after using these than I would have done had I just used ordinary loo paper.
Disappointing and not really recommended and I certainly wouldn't buy them at full price - just keep getting the baby wipes because they are much cheaper and probably better.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
I actually trialled this product for a survey site a few years ago, I remember being more impressed with the box than the toilet tissue itself so when Mark came home with a couple of packs I rolled my eyes and wished I'd gone to the shop myself. He'd bought it because it was on special offer, I wish he hadn't bothered.
While moist toilet tissue might sound a great idea, it's not. These Andrex tissues are too wet to really be of any use, if you've bought them so you can cut down on the amount of normal (ie. dry) you'll be disappointed as after using the moist tissues you'll more than likely need a few sheets of the traditional dry stuff to dry yourself!
They are flushable but only a couple of sheets at a time, this limit making me worry for our drains as it's kinda obvious that if you need more than two sheets (which sometimes you probably will) what are you supposed to do with the excess? I know the more ecological types will be screaming 'put them in the bin' but who wants used toilet roll in their bathroom bin? So you've used three sheets, maybe more - do you risk blocking up your toilet and all the cost it would entail to get it unblocked? Seems a bit silly to me.
The wipes have a fresh and clean scent; they actually remind me more of fresh laundry scent-wise than baby wipes, rather than the baby wipe fragrance you'd probably expect. They are thick enough to cope with both types of toilet and feel very cleansing to use, strangely Andrex suggest you use normal dry loo roll to wipe before using these moist tissues. I can't see why and suspect they might be trying to get you buying both their wet and dry loo roll, thereby maximising their profits.
After using this toilet tissue I never feel very clean, if I don't dry my skin afterwards I feel very 'squelchy' between my bum cheeks and as I've been out of nappies for some time now this isn't a particularly pleasant feeling.
Overall I really don't like these, they do seem a very good idea in theory but y'know what? Adults don't need wet bog roll, we're not babies requiring wipes to clean ourselves as most of us will not have poo smeared across our bottoms after visiting the toilet. My eldest daughter mentioned that they make her feel sore after a couple of days, it's unusual for her to mention anything personal like this so although I haven't suffered from this myself I do think these tissues are maybe not as kind and gentle as they're made out to be.
The wipes themselves are a good size and thick enough to prevent any 'accidents', unfortunately they're just not a practical alternative to normal toilet roll. I don't know how much Mark paid for this boxed version, but the refills (40 sheets) cost £1.45 from Boots - this comes in a re-sealable baby wipes type packet which is designed to fit into the plastic box.
I have tried out several different brands of 'moist' toilet paper in the past and have found all of them to be quite good and very convenient to use. When I was shopping in a local branch of 'Asda' supermarket recently, I noticed that they were selling packs of the Andrex Fresh Moistened Toilet Tissue Wipes for £1, which I thought was reasonable value given that Andrex is to me at least, a kind of 'premium' brand when it comes to product like this. I decided to give it a try out.
The Andrex Moist Toilet Tissue Wipes that I bought are the 'Fresh' variety which are packaged in a blue wrapper. I believe that there are alternative varieties of the product such as wipes aimed at children which are packaged in a green coloured wrapper.
The Andrex Moist Tissue Wipes can be purchased in either a 'refill pack' which is what I purchased, and consists of a plastic wrapper with a sticky label on the front to re-seal the pack after use. Alternatively, you can buy a plastic container of Andrex Moist Tissue Wipes, similar to that shown in the picture on the top of the Dooyoo page, and once this has run out you can replace the wipes using your refill pack. The plastic container is more expensive to buy and I believe it costs around £2.00, and contains the same amount of wipes as the refill pack, which has 42 wipes.
When it came to using the wipes, the first thing that struck me was how thick the wipes themselves seemed to be, particularly when compared to supermarket-own branded moist toilet tissue products. Each of the wipes seemed to be of a fairly high quality and did not have the same thin, flimsy texture that similar products often have.
Furthermore, the quality of the Andrex Moist Wipes seemed to be so good that I felt they were quite a bit softer than other brands I had tried out before. The Andrex Wipes certainly seemed to have a much more luxurious feel to them and were not at all scratchy.
I have experienced no problems with the wipes blocking my toilet, and find that they flush away without incident. It should be noted that only one wipe at a time should be flushed down the toilet.
The smell of the Andrex Fresh Moistened Tissue Wipes was quite a refreshing one, and it reminded me of soap or talcum powder, although it was much more subtle than that, and I was only aware of the smell of the wipes whilst the pack was opened. I also thought that the Andrex wipes were not overly 'wet' or at all sloppy to use which I was pleased about as otherwise they would have been uncomfortable to use in my opinion.
The Andrex Fresh Moist Tissue Wipes certainly weren't unpleasant to use, nor did I have any difficulty in using them or find them cumbersome or tedious. That said, the product was not without its faults in my opinion, which may come across as me 'nit-picking', but I am going to mention these little niggles I have nevertheless.
Firstly, I thought that the plastic sticky label on front of the outer plastic packaging was made of a very poor quality. I actually bought two of the refill packets of the Andrex Moist Wipes, and on both occasions I was only about half-way through the pack when the label started to lose its stickiness. This resulted in me actually having to put the unfinished pack of wipes in the bin on the first occasion as they were completely dried out and useless. The second time round, I had to remove the wipes from the package altogether and house them in an empty tub with a lid. I can't help but feel that this is quite an easy problem to rectify, and given that Andrex is quite a 'premium' brand, and considering the fairly high price of the product (when not on special offer) I feel that this is unforgivable and deserves a point off the products overall score.
Also, the cynic in me wonders if the manufacturers of this product have deliberately made the seal on the package very flimsy, to try and DELIBERATELY make the end of the packet of wipes dry out, thus rendering them useless and forcing me to go and buy more? Or, is it a sly move to manipulate me into purchasing the sturdier plastic tub of Andrex wipes rather than the refill package? Who knows, but it is really annoying.
The last irritating niggle that I have to comment on is the fact that the wipes rip quite easily when I am pulling them out from the package through the hole on the front of the pack. Again, I think this is quite unforgivable as I am simply using the product for the purposes it was intended... I am not being overly rough or heavy-handed, nor am I tugging on the wipes unnecessarily. Granted, this doesn't seem to happen every time I remove a wipe from the pack, but the fact it happens at all is simply not good enough and will result in another star being removed from the product rating.
Overall, I though the wipes were pleasant enough, and I liked the thick quality of the wipes, but I feel the packaging is extremely shoddy and the way that the Andrex Moist Wipes rip so easily is simply ridiculous. Both of these points will most likely prevent me from purchasing this product in the future, which is a bit of a shame.
The Andrex Moist Wipes can be purchased from all major supermarkets such as Asda and Tesco, and prices range from £1 to £1.87 for the refill pack, which contains 42 individual wipes. The wipes can also be purchased from drugstores such as Superdrug.
I found these moist toilet tissues by Andrex in my bathroom one day and I was intrigued into who bought them. I had wondered if something like these had been invented and I was glad to see there was something in the market.
The tissues that we have come in a white opaque box rather like the boxes that you get for baby wipes. The tissues are dispensed like the hand tissues that are dispensed from boxes but this had a lid on it to stop the tissue from becoming dry. They do come as a packet but the ones in a packet tend to get drier in my opinion that the ones that come in the box. But the tissues in the box cost more than the ones that come in a normal plastic wrap.
I use these sometimes when I do a number 2 and I want to make sure that I am totally clean. But I use them more often when I am on my period to keep me fresh (I won't say any more). The tissues are very lightly scented and moistened just right so they aren't dripping but they arent dry either. The tissues are wrapped like the tissues in the kleenex boxes with the sides folded and the central part clear. They are also a 2 ply tissue so each tissue is two but they are quite firmly stuck together as they are moist.
So if you are an adult in need of baaby wipes then these are for you. I don't know if they are any different to baby wipes as I haven't ever needed to use them.
Andrex Moist Toilet tissue is something that was introduced to me a couple of years ago when I was caring for my grandmother. Due to a combination of age and illness she became very frail and needed more and more help with things, and found most aspects of personal care quite hard to manage on her own.
One thing she had difficulty with was wiping properly after using the toilet because she was by then leaning on a frame when ever she stood. She found it very demeaning to have to ask for assistance whether from us or from personal carers even when she'd let us help her with other aspects of personal care, and for a time at least these moist tissues enabled her to care for her own toilet needs as they clean the bottom far more easily and quickly than ordinary toilet tissue does.
As time went on and she became more frail her skin became more delicate and even when she finally gave in and allowed us to help her more and more, these were still a very useful tool as they are so gentle on the skin, and less pressure is needed to attain a clean wipe.
From my own personal point of view I've experienced using them to assist my grandmother as described above, but I've also discovered that when my IBS plays up and I'm making a dozen or more trips to the bathroom in a single afternoon, these can be a godsend as using them is much more gentle on my skin than regular toilet tissue and leaves me feeling much fresher too.
Unlike regular toilet tissue these come in a pack laid flat, but sort of have perforations between the sheets like loo roll does. They're a bit like baby wipes to be honest, and in fact do a similar job if you think about it. I suppose you could consider them an adult version.
They're not cheap however. You get 42 wipes per box, and each box costs around £2. If you keep your eyes open however, they can sometimes be found more cheaply. As well as the boxes, you can also get refill packs which contain the same number of wipes, but come without the box (just wrapped in plastic) and which can then be placed inside the box and used in the usual way. These are cheaper, and less wasteful than buying a new box each time.
The wipes are very good quality and I've never needed more than one at a time, It's worth noting however, that according to the packet you shouldn't flush more than two at a time and I'd hate to think how badly they might block things up for anyone on a septic tank! They are a little on the wet side sometimes, and initially this can be a little disconcerting, but it's this moistness that allows you to wipe easily and more gently and therefore it's a positive thing not a negative one in my opinion.
Aim to keep you feeling clean and fresh