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Convenient balsam pocket tissues that do their job with great softness. Despite having a streaming cold over several days you will avoid getting a sore red nose. Tissues ease your skin and make it softer and less scaly.

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      05.01.2014 19:03
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      Convenient softness

      My husband kindly furnished me with a multi-pack of these a few days ago as I have had a bad cold over the New Year period (and I think he reasoned that reaching for a pack of these looked more ladylike than resorting to tearing off endless strips of loo roll).


      The product:

      The individual packs of white tissues are resealable for convenience and hygiene purposes. My multi-pack consisted of six packs. Each tissue is a reassuringly thick 4 ply and around 21cm square. They are infused with balsam and are gloriously soft to use.

      Ingredients: (balsam)
      Paraffinum Liquidum
      Ceresin
      Stearyl Alcohol
      Isopropyl Palmitate
      Dimethicone
      Calendula
      Officinalis
      Tocopherol

      Experience:

      What I liked about these tissues was that despite having a streaming cold over several days, I avoided a sore nose. Apart from being an unsightly feature of a cold, it is also uncomfortable - and these soft tissues with their balsam infusion definitely helped take the edge off that particular problem. The tissues have no smell or greasiness to them because of this balsam by the way - they just feel softer than normal tissue. It is very soothing to have a lovely tissue like this to hand when you're feeling sorry for yourself.

      The downside to these pocket size helpers is - well - the size in my opinion. It might have been the heaviness of my cold but the pack seemed to diminish pretty quickly. Perhaps a box of the mansize balsam tissues rather than a multipack of the pocket size ones would have been more appropriate in this case.

      Still, I would recommend these tissues.

      Available from Ocado for 1.47 for a pack of 6 x multipack. (9 tissues per individual pack)

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        28.10.2013 21:33
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        a good deal from ASDA and a good product!

        I felt a cold coming on, and it was that nasty bunged up feeling that's accompanied with aching limbs, heavy head and blocked nose! Armed with orange juice, vitamins and tea along with the most effective decongestant in the chemist I tried to ride the cold out but my nose started dripping like a tap despite being so blocked! With a serious lack of tissues in my household and using toilet roll to blow my nose was leaving me with chapped, sore skin I made a trip to ASDA in search for a soft tissue.

        I came across Kleenex Balsam handy pack of 6 for £1 which I thought was very reasonable, considering their own brand tissues were the same price! I tend to suffer quite badly with congestion so I thought balsam would be the right choice! The ingredients are Paraffinum Liquidum, Ceresin, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Calendula, Officinalis, Tocopherol, a bit of a mouthful I know! All of these ingredients together make a nice vick smelling menthol that's not too overpowering but just enough to stimulate the senses.

        I like Kleenex tissues because even the packaging is sturdy, and I can throw a pack in my bag without the packaging becoming distorted and the tissues losing their oomph. On a daily basis I rummage through my bag about a million times trying to find this and that, and I was impressed that these tissues stayed intact and they were still usable even after all the trauma of being in my bag!

        The tissues are very soft and comforting, definitely a welcome softness to my chapped and sore nose. They're sturdy and can handle the coldest of colds, and what I like about these tissues is that I can use them once and put them in my pocket for later use, rather than my fingers going straight through them mid-noseblow (which has happened to me before with cheaper brands!) The balsam scent is lovely, the menthol scent isn't overwhelming. I found that I got the right enough of menthol to make my sinuses feel a bit better and after using the tissues over a day or two I could breathe a little better and my chapped skin started to clear up and wasn't as sore.

        One thing about these tissues is that they can be expensive depending on where you're buying them from compared to other brands. I bought these because they were on special but I have seen them being sold in hospital shops for £3+! For me they are definitely a winter essential and I would recommend using these tissues if you're feeling under the weather or just to give yourself a comforting menthol boost.

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        30.09.2013 10:02
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        Worth paying a little more for, they do their job!

        I have often bought Balsam tissues when I've had a cold, and I find they are great for being gentle on a sore nose. I find that own-brands as well as branded balsam tissues have this effect, and am not particularly brand-bothered when it comes to most products. However, when I saw a 6-pack of these Kleenex balsam pocket tissues in Poundland, there was very little decision making process to go through. That said, they were also selling 10-packs of regular tissues (for the same price!), but being a user of these balsam ones and having paid 60-70p for a single pack from time to time, this 6 pack represented great value. Plus, I have never seen the own-brand balsam tissues in this format, and this format is perfect both for handbags and for keeping in the car.

        The tissues are packed into individual pocket sized packs, containing 9 tissues, each tissue measuring 21x21cm when opened out. The tissues are packed tightly into the individual packs, it's a (minor) struggle to get the first tissue out, in fact I have ripped the odd one, but once the first one is out and there's more room for the others to move around, it's no problem. The packs are initially sealed until you break the perforation, and after that they reseal by means of a sticky disc at the front of the pack.

        The tissues contain a layer of calendula, which gives them their softness/balm qualities, and I really do subscribe to the softness claims, these tissues are remarkably and noticeably softer than "standard" tissues. The softness is immediately detectable to the touch, and so it is reassuring when it comes to using them on a sore or drying-out nose which may be being wiped a little more frequently than normal!

        They are also 3-ply which means that they are stronger than other tissues, and the 3 plys (if such a term exists!) don't separate, the tissue doesn't disintegrate, it's just extra thick. A tissue can usually be used more than once as opposed to a standard disposable tissue. Obviously, that last sentence needs qualifying - it's entirely dependent on your personal condition or severity of a cold, but I mean to convey that they are more similar to a handkerchief than a normal tissue.

        I definitely recommend these tissues, and for me, a 6 pack of these would always be a preferable purchase to a 10-pack of other tissues at the same price.

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        15.09.2013 10:53
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        An extra soft tissue, kind to sore noses

        Item: Kleenex Balsam Pocket Tissues
        Size: 6 packs of 9 tissues
        Price: £1.20
        Bought in: Savers

        I usually go for a regular tissue when I pick up packs of pocket tissues, but as the winter creeps in I have already started to feel myself reach for the tissues more and more often so I decided to get a pack of these nice soft balmy ones, to save me getting a big red Rudolph like nose!

        Packaging:
        These packs come in a clear cellophane wrapper than holds the 6 packs together and across this it states Kleenex Balsam. The individual packs have a bright green, blue and yellow wrapper. The top of the pack tears open in a half circle and has a re-sealable tab to close the tissues back over one you have taken one out. The front of the pack has a silhouette of a face with a tear drop shape in the centre of it to depict that the tissues contain balm. The tissues themselves are 4 ply, but these seems to be 4 very thin layers, actually seeming to be thinner than the layers you get on a 3 ply tissue. However they do feel very soft and thicker than the average tissue. When you rub the tissues between your fingers they slide rather than grip so you can actually feel how smooth and soft they are. The tissue measures 21 x 21cm and have so far always been large enough to deal with even my runniest nose. The edges of the tissues have a lightly embossed design and I think that this is maybe more to hold them together than for aesthetics.

        Use and results:
        These tissues definitely do feel much softer than then average tissue. When you need to use then regularly throughout the day, you will get further in to the day before you start to feel delicate on the end of your nose. The tissues are thick and as they are in a re-sealable packet they are easy to carry about with you. They can come in quite expensive so I tend to pick up packs before I need them and when I see them on offer to save me having to buy them at high prices or to have to buy one individual pack which often costs around 60-70p.

        I do recommend these tissues and suggest as the winter comes in that if you are going to use them, you also pick them up when you see them on offer, to save a few extra pennies.

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          14.09.2013 21:01
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          The best all round tissue

          I'm a great believer in buying a cheaper brand to save money. Of course, I wouldn't want to compromise on taste too much but if you look through my kitchen cupboards you'll see mainly own brand products (not all - but the majority). However, if you came shopping with me you'd see mingled in with the own brand products in my supermarket trolley are these Kleenex tissues. There's something about Kleenex tissues that the other brands just can't copy.

          I've tried buying the Tesco and Asda equivalents and sure, they're okay but they are no match for the lovely cushiony soft feeling the Kleenex balsam tissues give. When winter rolls round again I get sniffles and colds no end (probably man flu) but these Kleenex Balsams let me blow my nose to my heart's content and it doesn't feel like I'm rubbing my nose up and down on a piece of sandpaper (as cheaper brands often do).

          I tend to stock up when they are on offer at the supermarket and I get them in packs of 6. Each little pack of tissues gets 9 neatly folded Kleenex Balsams. They feel nice and soft on your nose, this is partly because they are nice and thick but also because of the balsam in the tissue which soothes the nose. Even when you unfold them they are still thick and soft, and they are also of a decent size. When it is fully unfolded I would say it was the just over the size of half a piece of A4.

          A word of warning - one shopping trip where I was being particularly hasty I picked up the Oblas Kleenex's by accident. Big mistake! They made my eyes water and I was consistantly sneezing. These Balsam's thankfully don't have such an affect on me, but at least I won't make that mistake again.

          These usually retail around the £1.50 mark but are sometimes on offer. I also have some of the boxes of Kleenex Balsam for when I'm at home but these can easily be put in your pocket (or a handbag) for when you're out and about. To sum up, nothing comes close to these tissues and I think they are very good value for money.

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            26.04.2013 15:37
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            Perfect handbag partner when you have the snuffles

            I remember many years ago, my dad was very old school and always would wear a suit with a hankerchief stuffed somewhere on his persons. If a nose needed to be blown, out it would come along with a huge fog horn type sound.I never saw the appeal of hankerchiefs, always thought how nasty they were because once you used it, you would keep in on you, in a pocket or bag for God knows how long. Not the most hygenic of things. Roll forward to me as a teenager, completely bunged up in lessons at school, dribbling like a baby and not being able to run to the bathroom every few seconds to sort myself out.My answer? Carrying around a roll of toilet paper in my bag and plonking it on my desk ready for use. I got afew strange looks, but better that than having snot all over my face. Thankfully, that particular solution isnt needed now, and having two young children and very much being out and about doing something or going somewhere everyday, you need to have certain things on your person and this is one of them.

            I remember buying these in Home Bargains end of last year during cold season. I was torn between this and the original version but went for this instead. The fact it came as a pack of six small hand bag sized packets was ideal as they could be put in so many different places, coats, bags etc. The exact cost I couldnt tell you as it was some time ago, but it was just around the £1.00, so I thought it was very affordable.



            What is Kleenex Balsam?

            Kleenex, firstly, is a disposable tissue. It started off originally as a tissue that was meant to cleanse the face from cold creams, and later was used as a replacement option to the hankerchief when they realised that this product had other practical functions.

            The Balsam part of this product is in regards to what the tissues are impregnanted with, which is calendula, which is supposed to soothe the nose, be very gentle and kind to it and also calm down the nose if sore. This is perfect if you can consider that that is one of the issues you have when you have a blocked, runny nose. The constant need to wipe and blow really can leave the nose and just above the lip area very dry and sore, especially on kids.



            How is it packaged?

            I bought a pack that contained 6 individual packets of tissues ( each containing 9 tissues in each ). They are very small and quite flat in height, so very easy to leave in a jacket pocket, handbag, school bag etc. The packaging itself is basic, the main colours are green, yellow and blue and clearly have the Kleenex logo at the top.

            On the side it mentions that the tissues contain calendula and once opened you have a 6 month shelf life to it.



            How do I find these tissues?

            Firstly, they are a decent size. Pretty much the same sort of size you would expect from a hankerchief, perfectly square.Another point is its not too big for the little ones to use themselves. Its soft and smooth in feel, so not harsh on the skin at all. Its surprisingly quite strong which is good considering what you are using it for. I love the delicate and simple pattern around the edges that isnt printed onto it but more like it was embossed, actually embedded into the tissue itself. Very simple, not over the top and not distracting.



            Would I buy again?

            These are something everyone should throw into their bag purely for practicality as they will be used. They are hygenic ( if you dispose of them when they are supposed to be! ), can be thrown away so no need to dispose of in a particular many and the whole family can use it.

            A no brainer!

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            27.02.2013 21:56
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            Soft tissues

            I like to keep a pocket size pack of tissues in my handbag so I am never caught out with a runny nose when out and about or at work. While I normally buy boxes of Kleenex Mansize, when I am buying the pocket size packs I usually opt for a 6 pack of Kleenex Balsam, simply because these are always in stock at the Tesco where I do my shopping.

            The full pack of these tissues contains 6 individual pocket size packs wrapped in a cellophane wrapper. Each individual pack contains 9 tissues neatly folded into a compact little packet. The packaging is largely green with some yellow and blue. You peel back a sticky label to open the pack of tissues. This sticky label is also used to re-seal the tissues and works effectively at doing so. I have found other cheaper brands of tissues don't re-seal as well and often end up opening themselves in my handbag.

            The tissues themselves are white in colour and are 20cm x 20cm. They are quite thick and feel soft to the touch. These tissues contain calendula which originates from a flower and is known for it's anti-inflammatory properties. When you touch the tissues you can feel that they are coated with a balm, but they don't feel oily or greasy. The calendula balm has a pleasant smell to it - it is hard to describe, it is like a very very mild menthol scent, but is not as strong as menthol.

            When you use these tissues they feel soft and smooth against your skin. Even using them regularly for example when I have a cold doesn't leave my nose irritated or red in any way. They are thick enough to withstand even the snottiest of noses! They don't rip easily, which again is something I have experienced with cheaper tissues.

            These tissues currently cost £1.47 for a pack of 6 individual packs each containing 9 tissues. I think this is a reasonable price for such a good quality tissue. They can occasionally also be found on offer e.g. 2 for £2.50. All in all I think these are a great tissue and would not hesitate to recommend them especially for anyone with a nasty cold who wants to avoid the Rudolph look. I give them 5 stars. Thanks for reading/rating.

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            26.02.2013 10:30
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            A great product that works well!

            On Sunday I awoke with a stinking cold - just what I wanted - not! My head feels as though it is full of cotton wool and my nose and eyes are streaming. I was using standard Kleenex tissues and my nose was getting progressively more sore and red until I remembered what was in the cupboard,

            I will just digress here and say that, in our family, we tend to buy one another lots of small practical presents at Christmas and birthday - usually things like shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, talc, etc. and of course tissues. Last Christmas one of the things that hubby bought me was a pack of Kleenex Balsam pocket tissues.

            I always carry a small pocket pack of tissues in my bag which is why these appeared in my Christmas stocking but at the moment they are just what I need to use to soothe my nose.

            The complete pack of tissues is made up of six smaller pocket packs each containing nine folded tissues. The whole thing is held together with a cellophane wrapper and each individual packet is wrapped in a resealable plastic wrapper. Currently they cost £1.47 per pack at Tesco and they have been on special offer until today at two packs for £2.50. These tissues are also available in boxes.

            The outer cellophane cover is green and yellow with the Kleenex logo across the front so it is easy to spot on the supermarket shelf. The individual packets are also in the same green and yellow with a piece folded over the top (like an envelope) which has a sticky tab on the end. This can be pulled open to remove a tissue and then resealed to keep the remaining tissues clean.

            Each tissue is plain white and about eight inches square. They feel thicker than standard tissues but remain very soft to the touch. The tissues themselves are impregnated with calendula and allegedly leave behind a micro fine layer of calendula when used. The idea is that calendula is a balm which soothes the nose to prevent it from becoming sore and red.

            The tissues are nice and thick so that they don't collapse no matter how hard I blow my nose or how wet they get. I have found that I can get two or maybe three blows out of each tissue so that adds to the general value for money.

            Since the layer of calendula is 'micro fine' it isn't something that I can actually feel on my sore nose. Having said that, whatever is happening - it is working! My nose was really sore on Monday having been using standard tissues for over twenty four hours. I began using the Kleenex Balsam and within a few hours the soreness on my nose had eased and the skin felt softer and less dry and scaly. After a night's sleep my nose doesn't feel sore at all now so I am very impressed with these tissues.

            In conclusion I would have to give a big thumbs up to Kleenex Balsam Tissues and will continue to use these until my cold clears up completely. I will then make sure that we always have some of these in reserve for any colds that come along in the future!

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              17.02.2013 20:12
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              The better brand

              I always like to have one of those little packs of tissues in my bag and since I had my daughter I have found that carrying a pack of tissues is now essential, not just for runny noses but for a whole host of reasons. The ones I like to use are the Kleenex Balsam tissues but these do work out more expensive than some other ones on the market. The reason I tend to buy the Kleenex Balsam ones are mainly because of the quality. They are large at 20cm square and though they cost me around £1.59 for six packs, each containing 9 tissues per pack, they do also contain calendula, which helps to soothe runny sore noses. The other cheaper tissues I've tried just don't match up to the softness of Kleenex Balsam tissues and I always seem to go back to buying these ones, despite them being more expensive.

              These tissues come packed together in a pack of six smaller packs and they are all wrapped up together in clear plastic. They have possibly gone slightly over the top with the packaging on this product, but then I can't think of any other way of keeping the whole six packs together. I usually keep one pack with me at all times and as there are a total of nine nice soft white tissues in each little pack, they usually last me over a week or so. I use these myself when I go out to walk the dog as I have a problem with the tear duct on my right eye and it constantly leaks. I use the tissue to gently mop the tear that leaks down the side of my face and to stop it looking like I have been crying! As the tissue s soft and also contains calendula, I find that the skin near to my eye doesn't feel as sore as it does when I use tissues without calendula.

              I also give my daughter a little pack of these to keep in her satchel when she's at school. Sarah usually has a year round cold and so tissues are essential for her. The packs are nice and small and fit neatly into my bag and her school satchel and they are easy to remove whenever she wants or needs one.

              The quality of these tissues is definitely much better than other tissues 'e tried using. They are incredibly soft and yet they are very strong at the same time. I also like that they are nice and white and not an 'off white' as some other tissues can look. They don't shred as easily as other brands of tissue either and no matter how runny my daughter's nose gets, I find that she can re-use the same tissue several times over before it needs to be changed.

              These are, in my opinion, definitely the number one tissue for softness and strength. They do cost more than some of the other brands but the quality id worth paying the extra for.

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              07.02.2013 09:52
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              Pocket tissues

              Although I always have wet wipes on me for my daughter, I always have to carry a packet of pocket sized tissues. You never know when they will be needed and I'd much rather wipe my daughters or my nose with a tissue than a wet wipe. Having pocket size tissues mean you don't have to use much of that all important handbag space so these Kleenex Balsam pocket packs are perfect.

              The Kleenex Balsam pocket packs come in a pack of six smaller packs of tissues, these are all wrapped up by a plastic covering. Each individual pack of tissues is green and yellow and state the product name. A pack of six packets of tissue can cost upto £1.50 and can be found in any supermarket and most pharmacies.

              Each individual pack contains nine tissues. Although being a pocket sized pack, the tissues don't lack in size and are around the same size as other tissues at around 20cm x 20cm. They appear the same as all other tissues too, being white in colour.

              As the tissues are Kleenex Balsam they contain calendula, this is meant to soothe the nose and help stop it from becoming red or dry. When I've used these tissues my nose never becomes red nor does it dry out so the calendula definitely works. Although the tissues contain this, it doesn't stop the tissues from feeling soft, they don't feel like they contain anything and don't have a wet feeling to them.

              The tissue absorb any snot well, I usually fold the tissue up and can wipe my nose a few times with no problems of wiping a snotty tissue back over my nose again. The tissues feel quite thick so they don't feel like you are wiping your nose with your hand, even when it isn't folded.

              Although the price is quite a bit more than standard tissues, I think they are definitely worth it, the handy size packs mean I can fit a pack in my handbag without using up to much space. The softness and soothing effect is better than other tissues so the value for money is great.

              Written April 2012

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              07.12.2012 22:06
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              Treat your nose to a little TLC

              Since the weather started getting cold and windy, I've noticed my nose has been quite sore and the skin has been dry and flaky which is never a good look. We recently got the Eurostar to Brussels, and at the train station I realised I'd forgotten to bring tissues and decided I'd best be kind to my nose and buy some proper tissues. I ended up paying the ridiculous price of £1.99 for a pack of two of these, but what choice do you have when there's no shop around for miles?! If you buy them in packs of 6 from Tesco, they work out at much better value, costing £1.47, although they're currently on offer costing £2.50 for two packs of 6 i.e. 12 packs for £2.50.

              Each pack contains 6 tissues, and the packet is re-sealable. I've been pleased to note that the package does actually seal once it's been opened. The packets are conveniently sized to be carried around in a handbag, however small.

              The tissues leave behind a micro fine layer of calendula, which is a soothing balm helping to prevent the nose becoming red and sore. I was a bit concerned they might feel greasy or smell of menthol like similar tissues I have used in the past, but they don't feel any different when wiping or blowing your nose, nor do they smell of anything. They do, however, feel nice and smooth on the nose, and this feels a lot more luxurious using these than normal tissues.

              The tissues are also nice and thick, so even if you had a bad cold they would stand up to the demands expected of them. Although they seem a bit extravagant compared to normal tissues, I must admit I noticed the difference in the skin around my nose after a few days of using these. The skin wasn't as dry or flaky, but instead the balm must have had a soothing effect as my nose stopped looking like Rudolph.

              Although they're a bit more expensive than your average tissues, these are probably worth paying a little extra for in the winter, when the weather takes its toll on your skin and it's also cold and flu season.

              (Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)

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                06.11.2012 11:18
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                The best tissues for winter sniffles

                Having recently suffered from quite a nasty cold, I was fed up with constantly going from the cold outside to a warm shop upon which my nose would run incessantly and I would embarrassingly try and blow it out on a crumpled up piece of toilet roll. Needing some tissues, I browsed my local Wilkinsons store at the weekend, eager to find a pocket sized packet that would fit inside my handbag. Although there were a variety of branded tissues I turned to Kleenex, both because I knew they would provide quality tissues but also to provide some comfort to my increasingly sore red nose.

                My Kleenex Balsam tissues came parcelled in a set of six packets with each packet containing nine tissues. The packets are brightly coloured with a mainly green body topped with a yellow and blue stripe and this means that they stand out from the depths of my handbag. The tissues contain balsam which is a protective balm containing calendula which is gentle on the nose. The packets open easily using a self seal opening on the top of the packet meaning that they stay fresh in my bag without picking up any traces of hair or crumbs that can so easily accumulate in my rather full handbag.

                The tissues are neatly folded within the packet and pull easily out of the opening. Each tissue is white in colour and measures around 21cm x 21cm with each of the four edges neatly finished with a bobble edge detail. Although these tissues contain balsam, the scent of it is hardly recognisable and you can very faintly detect a hint of what can be described as a medicinal smell. It is the softness of these tissues that I love with each one feeling silky smooth against my skin. This means that they don't irritate my already bunged up nose. In addition to the softness, each tissue is very absorbable and strong and one can easily last for two long nose blows which means that they are very durable in my opinion.

                I bought a six pack of these tissues from my local Wilkinsons and paid only £1. This means that each packet only cost 17p or to put it another way just under 2p per tissue. Although these tissues can cost up to the £1.79 mark in other stores, I feel that the quality and softness of these tissues more than makes them good value for money.

                Overall I have been very impressed with the quality and absorbency of these tissues and I will certainly be buying them again in the future. The balsam has served to sooth my nose whilst the packets fit neatly inside my handbag between uses. I will therefore be recommending these tissues.

                This product scores an excellent five stars from me.

                Thanks for reading! x

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                  06.11.2012 08:58
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                  Tissues which don't cause soreness and feel like a quality product

                  Well it's that time of year again when colds are running riot and my little packets of Kleenex balsam have become one of the vital essentials.

                  I discovered these a while ago and now wouldn't consider any other tissue when I have a cold or hay fever. They have by far been the kindest tissues to my nose and whilst I would usually end up with a red and very sore nose within hours of starting to sneeze, these tissues just don't hurt my nose like that. They just feel like a nice soft tissue and there isn't any feeling of the balsam on it but that doesn't make it work any less.

                  They are quite a strong tissue too so we have used them for removing make up and nail polish and my son has discovered they are excellent for cleaning his glasses.

                  I have tried the ones in the big box but they just don't seem the same as the ones in these handy little packets of 9 - no idea why! Buying the six pack does work out cheaper and I usually buy mine in Sainsburys for £1.47 - although I do stock up when they are on special offer.

                  The packets are such a useful size too. Small enough to fit in a pocket, in a pouch in my handbag (for ease of finding), and I usually have them dotted around the house in strategic places for all to find when needed.

                  Whatever the need, I would highly recommend these tissues as they do a great job kindly.

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                    20.07.2012 11:34
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                    An affordable packet of tissues from Kleenex that will help prevent a sore nose when you have a cold

                    When you have a cold and a runny nose there is nothing worse than cheap, scratchy tissues. A big, red sore nose is the last thing you need when you feel ill. Recently when both me and my other half were feeling under the weather we purchased a big packet of these Kleenex balsam pocket tissues from pound land and now that I have tried them I will not go back to my old nose-hurting tissue ways.


                    **What Kleenex say**


                    "Dermatologically tested tissues that leave behind a micro-fine layer of protective balm on the skin. This unique balm containing calendula soothes your nose and helps prevent it from becoming red or drying out."


                    **My experience**


                    The tissues come in a handy pocket pack which is small and compact enough to fit in just about any bag that you are carrying around. The packet sticks down to prevent the tissues inside from getting dirty, I have found that the sticky tab has lasted for quite some time which is surprising for this type of packaging.


                    My first impressions of these tissues when removing them from the packet is that they look thick and of good quality. I can pull each end of the tissue with a fair amount of force without it ripping.


                    You can instantly feel how soft these tissues are compared to cheaper tissues as soon as you remove one from the packet. They feel very delicate, which gave me good hopes for my nose!


                    For some reason I expected the tissues to have some sort of smell to them because of the balm but they do not have much scent to them at all.


                    Now for the fun part, blowing my nose.......


                    Having a bit of a cold means that I can put the tissues to the ultimate test. The first thing I noticed as I rubbed the tissue on my nose is that it does feel very gentle. It has helped to prevent dry skin around my nose and provides that extra bit of comfort when I am feeling ill.


                    The tissues remain strong and in tact when I am blowing my nose. I haven't had any bad experiences with horrible nose gunk going through the tissue.


                    If I am at work and feel a bit snuffly I keep a tissue in my pocket. I have found that the tissue will last the whole day without falling apart and still feel comfortable on my nose.


                    **Price and availability**

                    As I said I picked these up for £1 from pound land for a pack of 6. After looking online I have found that prices range between £1 and £2.


                    **Conclusion**

                    It is strange how just changing your tissues can make such a big difference when you have got a bit of a cold. I will be sticking to these from now on to provide me with a little bit of comfort when I am feeling rotten. 5 stars from me.

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                      07.04.2012 18:34
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                      Fantastic tissue, durable and gentle on my nose

                      No matter what, during the winter months my daughter always comes home from nursery with a runny nose and always passes the germs on to me.

                      At work we always seem to have that cheap really rough toilet role so you can guarantee, within half a day of me constantly blowing my nose, it starts to become red and dry.

                      A friend gave me a packet of these and I have never looked back.

                      Kleenex state that these are dermatologically tested tissues that leave behind a micro-fine layer of protective balm on the skin. This unique balm containing calendula soothes your nose and helps prevent it from becoming red or drying out.

                      The tissues are 3 ply so I find that they are quite durable and you can use them a few times before you need another one.

                      I personally prefer to by the pocket sized packs (contains 9 tissues) as I can just pop them in my handbag or pocket.

                      The price for the pocket sized packs is around 56p, however you can buy them in multi packs of 12 for less than £3 so as I seem to constantly need them, I always but these.

                      Kleenex also sell this brand in man sized boxes.

                      Most shops seem to seel these tissues in some format, Boots, Superdrug and the supermarkets always seem to have all sizes available.

                      Overall, I would really recommend these to anybody suffering with a cold and wanting to steer away from the red clown nose effect.

                      Review may be on other sites under the same user name.

                      Thanks for reading

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