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Brand: Asda / Type: Moist toilet tissues / Available: Regular and Aloe Vera / Dosage Form: Tissues / Subcategory: Tissues & Wipes

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      08.12.2013 09:09
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      Flushable wipes that work well.

      Prior to the arrival of our daughter nearly four years ago, I had always thought that wipes were a luxury item used only for cleaning babies' bottoms and hands.

      How wrong I was. These are both affordable and usually have a multitude of uses, although this is not necessarily true for all styles of wipes.

      We have used several brands and types of baby wipes since Millie was born. Now that she is toilet trained, we have changed our preferred style of wipes to those that can be flushed down the toilet. We were spurred to do so following a spectacular toilet paper toilet-blocking incident by our daughter.

      This review is for "ASDA Shades Moist Bathroom Tissue" which is available in packs of 40 for 98p at time of writing (Dec 2013). There are two versions of this wipe - with or without aloe vera. The wipes I am reviewing do not have aloe vera.

      These wipes are usually used by my husband and I on our daughter to ensure that she is extra clean "down below". Our daughter is still learning how to maintain her own personal hygiene and we find it easier to help her with this style of wipes than with toilet paper. She starts off with loo roll, following which we help her with a wipe.

      These wipes have the benefit of being flushable (although only one wipe per flush) which means that it helps our daughter progress towards the more "normal" British and American situation of wiping and flushing rather than wiping in binning. (Side note - I wonder how if such items exist in places like Greece and Mexico where "wipe and bin" in the norm.)

      As expected, the wipes are sold in a non-recyclable plastic wrapper that has a sealable flip-top which enables the user to remove a single wipe at a time.** They are easily removed and are a similar size to other supermarket brand baby wipes. They are quite a bit smaller than those sold by Costco.

      These wipes are thick enough to do the required job, but are easily torn apart which I guess reflects their need to break down easily to ensure they are flushable. They do always flush away easily and we have not had any blocked toilets or pipes since we started using these.

      As with many similar products, there is a slight fragrance - essentially an aroma of "cleanliness" - that is barely noticeable and is non-irritating to Millie's skin.

      Without divulging too much of my personal life, I will say that I have also used these wipes on multiple occasions. Understandably they are very useful at specific times of the month, but also when I have had gastro-enteritis or similar and prefer to use a soft, soothing bottom cleaner.

      Finally, as a family we have only used these wipes on ourselves and not for extra cleaning of surfaces or similar as I do not believe they would be robust enough to do this.


      *** Recommended?? ***

      Yes - try to get them on offer.



      ** The plastic flip lid is recyclable.

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        08.11.2013 02:33
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        Good wipes.

        ~*~*~ Asda Shades Moist Bathroom Tissue ~*~*~


        ~ What are they? ~

        These are moist tissues from the Asda Shades brand. They come in a resealable pack to keep them fresh.


        ~ Why I buy them ~

        In this house we go through ridiculous amounts of toilet tissue so I keep a pack of these handy just in case we run out, I also like to use them at the 'time of the month' to freshen up.


        ~ My thoughts ~

        These wipes unlike baby wipes are flushable so are safe to be used in the bathroom, they won't block the pipes either so are ideal to use if you don't like the normal dry toilet tissue.

        Like I have mentioned I keep a pack in the bath just in case we run out of tissue paper as the kids seems to think they need to use half a roll every time they go to the bathroom! But I like to use them at that time of the month where I feel the need to freshen up more often as it isn't the nicest feeling in the world!

        The wipes are smaller than a baby wipe but just as moist, and come in a similar pack with a resealable top to keep the tissues moist and fresh. They have a nice clean scent which leaves me feeling fresh after using.

        At 85p for a pack of 40 wipes they are more expensive than baby wipes but these are much more friendlier to your sewerage system so they are worth it.

        They are gentle and soft and leave no irritation what so ever, I also find them handy for potty training to ensure your little one's bum is clean after going on the potty.

        Overall I think these are really good wipes. Good for keeping your bits fresh and stay fresh in their pack, the pack is small and discreet and sits on top of the toilet out of the way.

        Thanks for reading :o) x

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        08.10.2013 12:22
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        Great bum wipes from Asda.

        INTRODUCTION

        I always make sure I have moist toilet tissue in the bathroom as, suffering from IBS as I do, bottom comfort is of premium importance to me! After a bad IBS attack I want to feel clean and comfortable, and ordinary toilet paper just isn't enough.

        As a further complication I often suffer from thrush, a condition that can be exacerbated by over-perfumed products. Thankfully these Asda wipes do the job and don't trigger any nasty itchiness. This review covers the 'plain' variant of the product, although an aloe vera variant is also available.

        PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

        Asda Shades moist toilet tissue come in packs of 40 for 85p, comparable with similar products on the market. The tissues come in a blue plastic sleeve which is opened by means of a white plastic flip-top lid which is more sturdy than the perforated seal other similar products have. Inside, the tissues are white, and folded in a concertina formation which allows me to easily take out one tissue at a time. The flip-top lid then reseals easily, keeping the moisture inside the pack and preventing the other tissues from drying out.

        The tissues are of a good size (approx 15cm x 15cm) and because of the good sealing mechanism on the packet I've never had to worry about the remaining tissues drying out, and the last wipe in the pack generally still has a decent amount of moisture remaining in the fibres. The white fabric they're made from is soft and doesn't chafe (could be unpleasant if they did!)

        Unlike many similar products these are flushable, which is an essential feature of the product for me. However, I would never flush any more than one wipe at a time as this sort of product is notorious for blocking up the loo!


        USER EXPERIENCE

        I don't have an Asda supermarket near me so I've only purchased these whilst on holiday in different parts of the UK. I have been very pleased with them though, and finding a brand of moist toilet tissue that doesn't trigger thrush is very rare. I've used these wipes in hotel bathrooms and also shopping centre toilets whilst out and about (being a small packet these easily fit into my bag) and I've never had any problems with them. In fact, as travel is one of the things that can trigger my IBS, these wipes have made those inevitable episodes far less traumatic!

        CONCLUSION

        In conclusion, I like these wipes and as they are slightly cheaper than the brand I usually buy I will actively seek them out when in a branch of Asda. The wipes clean me effectively and leave my bottom much happier than it would be with dry loo roll alone! Recommended.

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        28.05.2013 09:07
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        Good!

        We bought these wipes from Asda to help with potty training our little girl. They came in two different forms one contained Aloe Vera and one didn't. We just bought these ones which don't as when we've used baby wipes in general we've found that there wasn't much difference between the two.

        They cost us 80p and you get 40 in the packet so I think that that is good value for money.

        They come in a packet which is typical of wipes, it's plastic and has a little window you open on the top to pull them out. The packet is dark blue and looks a bit like water. The lid is easy to open, the wipes are all connected so sometimes you get two out when you only want one this can be a bit frustrating for our little girl and does sometimes mean she uses two when she could have just used one so that takes away the value for money a bit.

        They have a very faint smell but it's not really strong and it doesn't linger in the bathroom afterwards. They are thinner than normal baby wipes which is really important. When we used baby wipes and flushed them down the toilet it could cause a blockage and so these are much lighter which makes it possible to flush them. They are tough though. They are slightly moist, just enough to make them work efficiently without leaving the skin damp after use.

        Our little girl uses these to help wipe her bum. She uses toilet paper first and then these after to help make sure it's completely clean and to freshen her up a bit. The Mrs sometimes uses these too and says that it makes her feel fresher and nicer than if she just used toilet roll.

        I think these are a really good idea. Our little girl wants to be independent and it's really helping her to be so. She sometimes struggles to get the wipes out but more times than not she's fine and it's nice to see that she is starting to be a big girl.

        For 80p I think these are very good value for money.

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        06.04.2013 14:00
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        Fantastic toilet wipes from Asda.

        Moisturising toilet tissues are something that I normally keep in my handbag. I have them on hand for times when I am visiting a public toilet as I often find that they either have toilet paper that is like sandpaper or no toilet paper at all.

        The particular moist tissues that I have purchased recently are these Shades fragranced wipes. These wipes come in a blue packet with a plastic flip top lid. There is also a seal that can be opened and stuck back down again to keep these wipes clean and hygienic. Within the packet there are 40 wipes and with this packet currently costing 79p these wipes are just 2p each and very economical for times when I am on the move.

        These wipes are flushable, which is very handy and hygienic of course, and the packet claims that they are biodegradable too. I sometimes use two of these at a time and I have had no problems with them flushing away at all. Now generally I am not using these particular ones in my own home but I do not want to leave a mess behind for someone else to find so these wipes do exactly what they say they will!

        Now my reason for using these toilet wipes is mainly for convenience. I do not want to be in a public toilet and be caught short with no toilet paper. For a while I carried around pocket tickets with me but I found that they weren't very hygienic and sometimes the seal would open in my bag and leave them covered with dirt and dust. This was when I decided to start carrying around some toilet wipes with me. Now I carry a large handbag with me most of the time so this isn't really a problem for me but obviously they aren't as convenient as pocket tissues.

        These toilet wipes are interleaved meaning when you remove one that the next one should present itself ready to use. This is ideal for me as it means that I don't have to dig around in the packet to get a wipe out. The wipes are thin but they are strong despite this and I have not had any problems with them tearing when being used. The size is reasonable and almost comfortably covers the palm of my hand. This obviously avoids any mess occurring which is another benefit of using these. The scent of these wipes is very gentle and is just a nice, clean, fresh scent without being overly scented. There is a nice texture to these wipes and they are nice and soft.

        If I have the opportunity I will use toilet tissue first and then finish with one of these wipes. This helps to keep me feeling fresh all day which is ideal if I am out shopping, for lunch or just generally away from home for several hours and I want to stay feeling fresh and clean. Obviously if there is no toilet tissue available then I just use a wipe or two by itself. These wipes work very well at cleaning and freshening sensitive areas and they leave me feeling relaxed and refreshed when I am out and about. They are moist but not overly wet and this means that the area dries quickly which is good of course. They are not harsh at all and even if I use them several times a day, if I am out shopping for the day for example, they work very well and leave me feeling fresh, clean and fantastic. I am rating these wipes 5/5 stars and will definitely buy them again.

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        23.01.2013 19:20
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        One of the nicer ones I've used

        I always make sure we have some sort of moist toilet wipe in our house. I've tried a few different types, mainly shop's own brands, but the ones I am currently using are Asada's own brand which cost 80p for a pack of forty moist wipes in a resealable little clip don container.

        These most wipes from Asada come in two different sorts. There's the original variety or the Aloe Vera ones. I've tried them both and I personally have no preference as they are each nice and both have a slightly different smell but both do a great job at ensuring our bits are nice and clean and fresh.

        The packaging is good because unlike some moist wipes I've used which simply have a resealable strip to press down over the pack when you have removed as many wipes as you want, these actually come with a little clippy lid which clicks into place and ensures that all the wipes inside remain nice and fresh and moist.

        Each wipe is white in colour and oblong in shape. They are a thick wipe and as such, they do not shred when they are being used or drop to bits. One wipe is usually sufficient to ensure all is nice and as clean as it should be. My daughter likes to use these wipes herself in conjunction with dry toilet paper and she complains if we ever run out!

        The wipes do smell nice and fresh and clean but they are not too heavily perfumed like the ones I bought from Marks and Spencer. They are also fully flushable as they are made from a biodegradable material and they do flush well and don't remain in the toilet bowl after use.

        Occasionally they can be found on special offer in Asada (buy one get one free) but last time I was in there they were still selling at full price. If I had to find one fault with these wipes, it's that they can become very wet as you reach the last few in the pack. They are actually so wet that they are beyond moist and can be a little unpleasant to use. For this reason, I rotate the pack, which seems to prevent too much moisture from sinking right to the bottom.

        Overall though, they are great wipes. They are useful, practical, easy to use and they keep us all fresh and clean.

        Highly recommended.

        Also posted on Ciao! as basketofbutton.

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        17.04.2012 12:05
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        Helps her be a big girl

        I bought these for my daughter from the Asda range of toilet tissues they call Shades, I had tried the Andrex version but once they went off offer I wantyed to find a cheaper alternative. A pack of the toilet wipes costs about 80p for a packet of 40 wipes which isn't a bad price but it is still awful to think you are paying for something that you are flusing down the toilet.

        It isn't actually me that uses these unless we are out of the house when I put a packet in the changing bag, I bought these for my daughter who at 4 years old struggles a little wiping her bum after a number 2 and the moistness of these make it easier for her.

        I used to let my daughter use baby wipes however after my Dad had to unblock the drains I was told off for doing this so I had to get something that was ok to flush down the toilet.

        The wipes are packaged in a blue plastic wrapper which is resealable to make sure the wipes don't dry out which is good as I don't want to be wasting money because they are no longer of use. Inside the packet the wipes are white in colour and folded in on themselves, the wipes are pretty thin but they are a funny stretchy material. The wipes smell a little but don't have a strong fragrance and they remind me a little of baby powder so I quite like the smell.

        The wipes are soft and are moist to do the job but not too moist that they are actually wet. My daughter is managing to wipe herself much better now and I now can be confident that she is actually clean. The wipes haven't caused her to be sore at all so I know they are gentle enough and I take them wehereever we go so if public toilets looks dirty or don't have loo roll I have something for the job. I keep buying these and a pack tends to last about a week in our house.

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          25.11.2011 10:52

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          Great moist wipes and very handy

          We have been using these wipes in our house for ages now as they are such marvellous value for money at only 79p for forty good thick strong wipes which are nice and moist, fresh and sweet smelling.

          I personally love the nice blue packaging on these wipes. They are in a resealable plastic soft container and we keep them next to our toilet. Our little lad loves the little plastic flip top lid and if we don't get his Postman Pat wipes then he is more than happy to use these along with his mother and me.

          They are lovely and moist, but not too moist so that your bottom stays too wet after you have used them. One is usually enough, although I have been known to use two, depending on what I have eaten (sorry to be so graphic). They smell like a baby - by this I mean that they actually remind me of the smell of Johnson's Baby Powder for some reason and smell very simlar indeed to the higher price and branded Andrex moist wipes.

          They are fresh and very soothing on the bottom. I have noticed that they are also really great if you suffer from piles like me and my other half do. Pat one of these around the bum hole and you can feel it soothing the bum - especially if you keep them in the fridge drawer as this will make them more effective at soothing and calming the bottom area.

          They are flushable and gentle yet very strong at the same time. They will not snap off no matter how hard you rub. They do have a tendency to dry out so make sure you put the seal back on properly after you have finished, and I speak here from personal experience.

          All in all a geat product which I do recommend.

          Review also on Ciao as sorehad

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          23.07.2011 19:28
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          freshening up in the loo

          Shades is a range of toilet roll and toilet tissues from Asda.

          ~Toilet Tissue~

          Formally named Shades Moisturising Tissues (Moist Tissues). These flushable and biodegradable tissues can be used in conjunction with paper toilet roll to cleanse and freshen your bits and bobs area. They are dermatologically tested so safe for those of us with sensitive derrieres.

          The wipes are held within a blue and white plastic pack. They are kept fresh thanks to the plastic flip cap and protective seal over the inside of the pack. There is 40wipes per pack and these can be purchased from www.asda.com or in Asda stores. An aloe vera enriched version is also available and both are priced at 79p a pack.

          ~My Thoughts~

          I have a weird issue with paper in general and whilst I can handle toilet paper to a certain extent, I much prefer moist wipes for my toilet activities! Anyway, after getting a telling off from a plumber who came to unblock my lavvy for the 2nd time in a month, I had to stop using baby wipes in the loo :(

          My Mum has bought these toilet wipes for years and still does so when choosing one from the rather small collection available in Asda, I opted for the Asda Shades ones. The packet is nothing amazing but keeps the wipes nice and moist until they need to be used and can be stored behind the lavvy, underneath the sink or where ever you wish to conceal them.

          ~Cleansing The Bits and Bobs~

          The wipes are folded into each other and need some form of tugging to release them. Each one is a decent size but not massive and certainly smaller than a babywipe.They are quite thin but have a stretchy, firmness about them. They are scented with a clean, powdery smell which is gentle and not at all overpowering which is ideal considering it will be making contact with sensitive areas of the body.

          The wipes are pleasantly soft and have a nice texture. As these need to be used with loo roll, I need to face my enemy before grabbing one of these. The loo roll is for wiping the areas, the toilet tissues are simply for buffing and giving the areas a quick freshen up. I get more use out of these than my fiance does to be honest and find them beneficial during certain times of the month. Most ladies will know you feel generally icky during this time so its nice to cleanse that area with each visit to the loo.

          The wipes are pleasantly moist as to cleanse but not soak and I find them gentle and kind to my bits and bobs. I can't tell if the scent lingers as I don't have a habit of sniffing that area (lol) but I can tell you they leave me feeling fresh, clean and not a bit irritated. The softness allows them to be kind to my skin yet tough enough to wipe around the areas without falling to pieces. They flush away with complete ease but I only tend to use one at a time anyway. They aren't cheap but if you prefer moistness to paper then they are the ideal solution and I will continue to buy them. They aren't a substitute for good personal hygiene of course..we all need to have a proper wash!

          One packet lasts us approx. a week so I don't grudge 79p a week.


          Thanks for reading :)

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            06.01.2011 00:58
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            A great product and one that is also economical!

            When it comes to moist toilet tissues I'm rather a fan of them. I just feel a bit more clean using them than just conventional toilet roll however finding one that doesn't agitate your bits or smell like cheapo toilet cleaner and that are not too moist can be difficult to find....well it was until I found these anyway!

            These are available in two options. You can get them in the original fragrance and in the aloe vera one. The original come in a blue plastic packet and the aloe vera ones come in a green plastic packet. I chose the aloe vera ones as I liked the sound of them basically lol.

            The Packaging:

            Well like I have just stated you can buy these in original which is blue packet or aloe vera which is a green. Its plastic packet with a white raised plastic section to the the middle of it which you flip open to pull out a wipe and on that section we are told that they are Asda 'Shades', Aloe Vera Soothing Tissues and that there are 40 in my packet (and the only size I have seen them available to purchase in). On the back of the packet other information we are provided with includes being told a very small amount about the product and how to use them, the ingredients used are listed as is a warning and contact details for Asda are given. It's a nice enough, robust packet this one, not too big either and of course it is informative enough.

            The Wipes:

            Well like I have previously mentioned there are 40 wipes in a packet. Sizes are not stated but they are made of biodegradable white material that is rather thick and very moist and each one is oblong in shape and not all that wide. Being biodegradable means that they are flushable and you are advised to use them in conjunction with toilet roll instead of using these in place of it, so you'd use this after the initial wipe type of thing!

            The only issue I have with these wipes is that I can never just pull one out at a time and I only ever need one! I end up with a messy packet after trying to shove one back in its place.

            However these are very damp and basically smell like Johnsons baby products to me. Slightly sweet, very fresh but most of all very clean. It is advisable to only use one wipe per visit or you do get too wet down there so one is more than enough I find but but they are soft and gentle on the skin and easy to use and don't fall apart at the sight of your bits lol!

            These make me feel clean and freshened up and confident. I'm glad they flush well, well I've never had a problem anyway and the packet doesn't fall apart either.

            They are none agitating, gentle and smell great and these are now my toilet tissues for the forseeable future!

            Only available in Asda stores costing 80p a packet.

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