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PRODUCT: I was recently struck down with an awful cough and cold over the Christmas and New Year period and I was sneezing every single day so I wanted to get some decent tissues that I could use and also some to keep in my bag in case I happened to start sneezing on the train or whilst out and about. I normally go for the Kleenex brand by my local shop only had these in stock, so I am guessing I wasn't the only one suffering over Christmas and New Year. I purchased a pack which contained 9 seperate packs of tissues so I could keep a few packs in my bag. These tissues are specifically for sensitive skin and they have aloe vera in them to help soothe and protect sore noses.
PRICE: I can't remember exactly how much I paid for the tissues but it was no more than £3.00 for the tissues.
IN USE: Although I still think Kleenex tissues are a lot softer than these, these are still great to have in your bag and I have actually needed to use them a few times when out and about due to a runny nose or sneezing. The tissues have a good thickness to them and don't break apart when using them. Although they aren't as soft as Kleenex they still feel kind to my nose. I like that you can reseal the small packs of tissues meaning that they won't fall out when in my bag and on the move. I am convinced that the tissues did help my nose but my nose still ended up looking a little dry from having to blow it so much.
OVERALL: These are great value tissues, perfect for keeping in your bag.
Since I'm always out and about I always carry a pack of tissues with me for a variety of reasons, including runny nose, mopping up little spills, and as an emergency subsitute for loo roll when a ladies' toilet doesn't have any! There are several brands I cycle between depending on what's available in the cheapy toiletry shops at the time, and Tempo brand tissues are one of the brands I often use.
A multipack of Tempo Tissues costs around £1 from Savers, Bodycare or good old Poundland, and contains 8 mini packs, each of which contains nine or ten tissues (I suppose it varies because of the manufacturing process). The multipack is wrapped in branded cellophane and each pack of tissues is wrapped in a slightly thicker branded cellophane with a resealable perforated flap.
The tissues themselves are quite thick and soft, and are 2 ply (unusual for pocket tissues in my experience). They don't disintegrate unless I have to scrub at a stain (or dog poo on my shoes!) and even that breakdown happens later than with some other similarly priced tissues. I've only ever bought the plain, unscented variety and they truly have no scent at all, which is fine for the uses I generally put these tissues to.
The tissues are quite absorbent and I've found they can be wrung out and reused to some extent (for example when mopping up a spill of water - no, I don't do it with dog poo!) As a loo roll substitute they're pretty good too - each tissue folds out to a decent size of square paper which can be used to protect me from a disgusting loo seat or used as loo roll in the traditional manner.
On the rare occasions I've had a nosebleed or cut myself whilst out and about these tissues have also proven their worth as they mop up blood well, and have saved a couple of tops from bad staining, as well as me from social embarrassment.
These are good, multipurpose tissues that have proven themselves well worth the money. There are several brands of cheapy tissues out there (some of which I've reviewed) but these are one of the better ones. I always try to buy these when I'm running low of tissue packets, but, as is often the nature of cheapy products they're not always available, so I'd suggest stocking up on them when you see them.
Being a sufferer of hay fever I have been purchasing lots of tissues in the last few weeks. With the obligatory runny eyes and nose I had been suffering with a sore and rather red looking nose - which is where the tempo plus - sensitive skin comes in. I got a box of 80 for 95p in a local discount store - in my local town called Quality Save - however I'm fairly certain they are part of the Home bargains chain as the branding is the same, and they seem to share price labels on some items.
The tissues are 4 ply, and are in a standard sized tissue box - rather than a 'man sized' box. A nice touch that seems to be lacking from the man sized boxes of tissues I had been using recently is that the tissues are folded into each other making it easier to remove only one from the box at a time while pulling the start of the next tissue out of the box. The neck of the box has a handy piece of plastic that helps too funnel the tissues to keep them easy to reach. I personally choose to remove this after the box is empty as it make the packaging totally recyclable.
The tissues are really nice and thick, and come embossed with little leaves, and a pattern around the edge of them. The embossed pattern is a nice touch, however for me the thickness is the best bit. I find they are better than most other brands that I have been using recently (even Kleenex). They feel lovely and soft on my delicate nose, and the wonderful chamomile and aloe vera balsam has helped to heal the redness. Both of these substances are known for their calming qualities, and since using these I haven't suffered from nearly as much redness as I was previously.
These tissues have been used for the worst part of the summer so far - which would explain how I am getting through so many of them. They are much tougher than other balsam tissues without losing any of the softness that I expect from facial tissues.
Personally I feel these are great value for money, and I won't be switching back to the leading brand any time soon as these are so much better, and thicker. Definitely a five star product rating from me.
These tissues are very durable and I find that they are very effective. I can blow my nose on these a good amount of times and I can even clean my hands whilst out on a picnic. You can also buy this product with Aloe and I find these one's decent for when I have a cold or hayfever. I really admire the strength of these tissues. On average you get eight packs of ten tissues and this is very efficient. A pack can last me up to a week. This of course depends on your usage. These are also really easy to travel with. You can fit them into you work bag or in your car side pocket and never even notice they are there until you desire to use one. I often associate this brand with Kleenex because they are so good and efficient.
The outer pack is dark blue with the Tempo branding logo written largely on the front. The outer pack is made of a thin plastic just like the packet to the actual tissues inside. The tissue packet has the exact same design as the outer packaging and I think this is efficient for a simplistic and recognizable design. The tissues are white and they are quite large once opened up. Inside they are all folded up to around five times each and this makes them a handy pocket-sized tissue. You could even just take one out the pack and carry it around unnoticeable in your pocket.
I buy this product every couple of weeks from Body Care for a lucky 59p. Yes 59p for the whole 8 packs. I think this is an extremely affordable price for a decent amount of tissues. Yet at your leading chemist they charge almost £5.00. I think this is highly unaffordable and especially for what they are. I would highly recommend these tissues to anyone who likes to be safe whilst out and about. You don't necessarily have to have a cold to keep tissues on you at all times. I guarantee they will always come in handy.
Before Christmas my daughter were both ill with a cold and all the symptoms that go along with it, unbelievably according to my daughter the school are fussy about the children using too many tissues so Sophie asked me to buy her some packets for putting in her book bag.
I bought the tissues from one of our local discount stores and they cost £1 for 8 little packets which I think is pretty good value and £1 wasn't a bad price to stop Sophie moaning at me.
The 8 small packets of tissues come wrapped 4 side by side and then another row behind and encircled in cellophane, it is easy to open the cellophane and to get out the packs. The tissues themselves are packaged in a bright blue packet and have the tempo name on them.
Each of the packets holds 9 tissues which is another way of downsizing the amount of produce we buy as the last time I bought little pocket packets of tissues you got 10 tissues in a packet. The tissues are white in colour and are rectangular in shape, the tissues is folded up into 6 inside the packet. The tissues are 2 ply and they aren't the strongest tissues I have ever encountered but they are strong enough to do the job of nose wiping.
The tissues are relatively soft, they are not the softest I have used but they are not rough enough to cause a sore nose which is one thing that I hate about having a cold. The tissues are certainly only for one use and then straight into the bin but this is fine and to be honest I don't want to put snotty tissues back in my pocket or into the packet.
Sophie was thrilled with her tissues and we actually found that she was using less than 2 packets a week so if the teachers had an issue of a child with a cold using less than 18 tissues a week (3-4 tissues per day) then I think there is something pretty sadly wrong. Sophie always has a packet of tissues in her book bag now and I think it gives her reassurance as she really hates having a snotty nose.
I will buy these tissues again they aren't the strongest or most absorbent but they are fine for the use we need and for the price they are perfect.
I have been suffering from a bit of a cold recently, and have all the usual unpleasant symptoms that go with it, ranging from a pounding headache to a runny nose and tickly throat. The sniffles have had me going through a rather ridiculous amount of paper tissues, and so it was necessary to send my husband to our local branch of Savers, the discounted drugstore, to stock up on some more alongside a few other cold remedies to try and help me feel better.
Top of his list was a box of good quality paper tissues, preferably those with some sort of added 'Balsam' quality to them that would no doubt assist me in relieving my poor nose. The tissues I had been using previously were without this addition and I felt the constant wiping and blowing of my delicate nose was making the surrounding skin very sore and rather irritated, causing me to request a more superior alternative.
The purchase that my husband made on my behalf was a box of "Tempo Plus Tissues" and this review outlines my experiences of using the product. (Please note that I will be reviewing the box of tissues, rather than the individual 'Pocket Packs' that are shown at the top of the Dooyoo page here.) My husband paid only around £1.10 for the box, which is an oblong size and of standard appearance with a product like this one.
Removing the oval-shaped 'perforated' section on the front of the box was rather quick and easy, thanks to the perforated section being of a good quality. This section allows for the tissues themselves to be pulled from the cardboard box. I don't recall ever having issues with two or more tissues being pulled from the box by accident, and the tissues appear to be neatly and securely stored within their cardboard prison.
The tissues themselves are white in colour and have a delicate sort of 'leaf' design embossed over their surface in an attractive pattern. There is an embossed border at each of the two sides of the tissues and this gives me the impression that they are a quality item. Certainly, I don't ever recall having purchased cheap or 'budget' branded tissues that have any sort of attractive design on them. To me however, such things are relatively unimportant and I am most definitely more concerned with how the tissues perform.
Firstly, the tissues are 3 ply, and the individual layers of the tissues stay together remarkably well, even when they become rather wet (!) which has never caused the layers to separate or fall apart from each other. The separate layers are not overly thin either, and this contributes to the overall feel of the tissues, making them feel rather thick and quite luxuriously soft - ideal, when such a sore, delicate area as an inflamed nose is their intended recipient! I have no complaints at all, in terms of the quality or thickness of the Tempo Tissues and I think they are a suitable match for many of the market 'leaders' in this respect.
I find the tissues are of a large enough size to be more than sufficient for my needs. They are slightly more 'square-ish' in shape than other brands that have more of an oblong appearance to them, but this is an observation rather than a criticism and I do feel that the Tempo brand hasn't skimped on their sizing here.
In terms of softness, I do feel the Tempo Tissues are much softer than the previous brand I had been using, and indeed, most other brands that I buy on a regular basis that can often feel quite 'scratchy' on their paper surface. The Tempo equivalent is far superior than these other brands and this is a blessed relief - particularly when my nose is so delicate at the present time. The Tempo Plus Tissues have the statement "Ideal for sensitive noses" emblazoned on the cardboard box and I would agree with this wholeheartedly; I have nothing negative to report in this respect at all.
The addition of "Balsam with Aloe Vera and Chamomile" is perhaps partly responsible for this discovery, but I do feel too that the tissues are made of premium paper that feels luxurious and soft which obviously contributes to the product's quality too. There is no noticeable scent from any of the tissues added ingredients, which I admit is my preference as many scents are somewhat disagreeable to me, particularly when my nose feels so sensitive and fragile already!
In summary, I would not hesitate to recommend the Tempo Plus Tissues and I will definitely buy them again, particularly when I am suffering from a cold or runny nose. They come with my full recommendation, together with top marks in the product rating score as a result of my positive experiences.
I am not a loyal fans to any particular brand of pocket tissues and usually just buy whatever brand that is on discount! When I pull out my drawer which I use to stock my pocket tissues, I will usually find packets of tissues from different brands. Having said that, I do make sure that there are a few packets of tempo tissues in my drawer so that I can use them when I have a cold!
The packaging is a simple one and I have to say that basically all the pocket tissues appear to be the same to me.... What I like about Tempo is their classic blue colour. It gives it a sense of elegance and nice to look at.
The pocket tissues come with different scents: Neutral, Menthol, Jasmine and Applewood scents. (Note: I am not sure if they are all available in the UK but you can find them all in the Hong Kong market). The menthol, jasmine and applewood scents ones all smell nice and long-lasting. You can still smell the scent even after you have opened the packet for some time. However, I do prefer using the neutral ones when I am suffering from a running nose as I can't smell the other scents anyway!
The tissue itself
The tissue is soft, skin-friendly yet very strong. The softness and smoothness are very important when you are suffering from a running nose. I don't want to scratch my face when rubbing the tissue on my nose!
Besides, the wet strength of the tissues are much better than its counterparts in the market. You will not find the tissue disintegrated when it is damped. Having said that, I do not know how strong it can be when soaked in water. Maybe I should carry out an experiment and see how long it can last when soaked in water!
Would I repurchase it? Yes.
Would I recommend it to others? Yes.
This is the best pocket tissue I have found when I am suffering from running nose!
I bought a multipack of Tempo Tissues handy packs earlier this year - I was suffering from hayfever, I'd run out of tissues, and Tempo was the cheapest that the nearest Boots had to offer. Having never used them before, I did think maybe I should stick to Kleenex, but the price won me over.
The multipack contained 10 packs of 9 tissues, and cost me roughly £2. There are no claims of the tissues having anti-viral or soothing properties - they're just tissues. The little packs are easy to open and resealable, although I have found that if you keep them in your handbag too long, the resealable sticky tab tends to lose its stickiness. - but that is something I have experienced with every brand of handy pack tissues I have used.
Shortly after I bought this multipack, I got over the worse of my summer hayfever, so I had quite a few packs left to deal with winter colds.
I get a runny nose with hayfever, but the worst symptoms for me are watery/itchy eyes and sneezing. It's for the constant sneezing that I need the tissues. I found they performed very well, they didn't disintegrate when I used them and were also of a good enough size that they caught all of unexpected sneezes, when I might not get the tissue to my nose quite in time! The tissues were also good on a runny nose, but although soft, I did feel that if I was using them for a runny nose more than I was, they might leave my nose a bit red.
To continue on that theme, come winter I of course got a cold. Out came the tissues (and Lemsip, Strepsils...). I always find that the runny nose I get with a cold is worst first thing in the morning when I'm on the tube, so a handy pack of tissues is essential. This was the perfect opportunity to use up all those Tempo tissues I had bought in summer. However, although I continued to find that the tissues performed well in being strong, it was at this point that I started to notice the cheaper price of them.
One problem I have every winter when I get a cold is a red, sore nose. This tends to be exacerbated by tissues, especially standard ones with no soothing properties. Although on early use these Tempo tissues seemed to be fine, after a while I soon realised that they were making my poor nose worse. Even standard Kleenex can irritate my nose in winter when I have a cold, but the Tempo ones started to irritate sooner.
These Tempo tissues were a good buy for hayfever, and I'll buy them again next summer if they're still cheaper than others, but for winter colds I'm going to stick to tissues which claim to be soothing or have a balm on them - although my nose never survives unscathed, these lessen the problem.
My local discount store has just started selling the pocket packs of Tempo tissues, £1 for eight handbag sized packs is not to be sniffed at (excuse the pun!) and as I am getting over a cold at the moment I thought I'd stock up before the price goes back up again.
In each small pack you get nine 2-ply tissues, and although they are not the very best quality I think they are fine for everyday use and when you have a case of the sniffles. These aren't the strongest or most absorbant tissues I have ever used, in fact the first day I used them I found they were a bit too rough to really help when it came to blowing my nose. It's not that they are rough enough to make my nose sore, but a good blow to clear the pipes left the tissues so soggy and wet that they started to disintegrate. This isn't good when you have a cold, as the last thing you want to happen is for your tissue to start smearing snot all around your face!
These would definitely come under the umbrella of single-use tissues. Once you've used one you've got absolutely no chance of reusing the tissue as the pressure of your fingers and nose will cause holes to start appearing quite quickly. Even though they are 2-ply they are quite thin, as I have already said the tissues are great for those times when you just need to wipe or give your nose a small blow but if you are in the middle of a full-blown cold then they won't cope well.
I will continue to use the tissues I have already bought, they're ideal for keeping in my bag for when the kids need to use one and were perfect this morning when my three year old ended up with a runny nose on her way to nursery due to the very cold weather. I've even popped a packet in her school bag so she can grab her own tissue at breaktime instead of having to rely on the very rough and bitty rolls of tissue that the teacher tends to give the children.
I haven't had any issues with my nose becoming sore since I started using Tempo tissues, granted my cold is almost over now so I haven't been using them with the frequency I was using Kleenex at the beginning of the week but I still think it's excellent news that my nose is still skin coloured. Instead of Rudolph coloured, as usually happens when I get a cold.
Tempo tissues also come in a box and I think there are a couple of different varieties, these pocket packs are perfect for me as I prefer to use a more high quality tissue at home and tend to buy the boxes of Kleenex for around the house.
£1 - £2 from most chemists and discount stores.
==Tempo handy Pocket Packs of Tissues==
Having just got over a stinking cold I needed to stock up on all sorts of cold and sinus products and the most essential of these has got to be the tissue! There is nothing worse than being out and about whilst feeling pretty poorly and feeling a sneeze coming on but knowing you have not got any tissues with you. This is really why I have to have a packet of these pocket tissues in my bag at all times. These are not only for me but for my little man, Jack. Ever since starting pre-school in September he has had a permanent cold and pretty nasty snot filled sneezes!
The Tempo Handy Pocket Pack of Tissues can be purchased in most chemists and I have to admit to buying them in Boots which is where I buy more or less all of my beauty type products. I felt the price of £1 was really good as for that price you get 8 single packets and each of those packets contain 9 rather large sized tissues.
The pack itself comes wrapped in a sort of cellophane wrapper and then inside this each packet is individually wrapped in a plastic type of cover. This is easy to open and does do a good job at keeping the tissues together and clean whilst bouncing around in my hand bag. To open the packet all you need to is to pull at an area on top of the packet which has already been perforated and ready to be torn open. The tissues are then pretty easy to slid out one at a time and the tap which has been opened can be slipped back inside the packet to protect the small amount of tissue which is on show.
The tissues themselves are a nice size and smell really nice. This is the added extra of the aloe which is contained within the tissues to help aid a sore nose and ease a cold. I can't say they were as strong smelling as the Kleenex balsam tissues that I have used but they still feel soft and smell pleasing (if your nose isn't too bunged up to notice). The tissues are a 2 ply which is plenty as it seems to make them strong enough to handle even the strongest of blows without breaking!
A pocket pack of the tissues does seem to go pretty quickly when you have a cold as 9 tissues don't stretch that far (especially when you one blow/wipe and bin) but I have to say they are a real must have for the handbag. The fact that these tissues have the added extra of the aloe makes them an even better price as £1 does seem very fair.
I feel a top score of 5 out of 5 stars is in order for these handy little tissues. They are soft and strong and a very affordable price. I won't leave the house without them!
Many thanks for taking the time to read
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
I've never been one to be choosy over the choice of tissues and by inclination would always tend to buy the cheapest, on the basis of its sheer disposable nature. (I take a different view as regards toilet tissue, because without being crude, it has to be tough enough to get the job done without 'incident'.)
However, I was first introduced to Tempo Tissues over a year ago, when I bought a special pack that included a sun visor mountable leather look dispenser. As I recall they were 99p in Home Bargains. I bought one, tried it, was impressed and bought three more packs for my wife and for our two sons. Without the free sun-visor pack, I probably wouldn't have bought them, but now that I have, I do have to concede that these are very strong and more than capable of soaking up a good snotty sneeze (sorry if you're having your meal) In fact, even after use, I would be loathe to throw them away and would tend to shove them in the car door storage for later re-use. Yuk!
They are slightly smaller in dimensions than typical box tissues (21cm x21 cm) and you get fewer in the box (80), but they are 4 ply and are very robust and durable - soft yet so strong. You could certainly get more than one nose blow out of each without their disintegrating on you.
Ultimately, you get what you pay for in most things. These are quality tissues, well in excess of the other premium brands in my view.
They also do pocket packs which seem to have good distribution in retail outlets and supermarkets. You can get 8 packs of 9 tissues from about a pound.
It is that time of year already when the heating has to be permanently on, no more open windows and I catch the cold. I am already suffering from the beginnings of one now. When at home it's great to have boxes of tissues around, but when you're out and about you need something quick and handy to use. I have been stocking up and buying Tempo Tissues for years now. They are cheap for multiple packets of individual small handy portable packets of tissues, but more importantly they are a good quality.
These are really handy to have around, we keep a stock in the car for any summer hay fever or winter cold attacks. Also it's just nice to have tissues in a car for those just in case needs, it is also so much more space saving and generally easier to store a few packets of these instead of a complete box. It is also a bit more hygienic because you can reseal these tissues rather than having a box of tissues that when open stay open and cars can get dirty and dusty very easily.
Individually, the tissues are a good quality and you don't need to worry about them disintegrating when or if they get a bit damp. They are also a decent enough size, so even the biggest of noses will be accommodated and happy.
The packaging is simple, basic, but effective. It is easy to open the individual packet of tissues and most of the time it is relatively straight forward to remove only one tissue at a time. It is also easy to re-seal the packet after use to store where ever you choose.
A multi packet of these little packets are available to buy for a couple of pounds in most supermarkets and a lot of pharmacist.
These get a full five out of five stars from me. I would recommend trying these and I have in the past recommended them to friends. These tissues make a great addition to any car or bag, especially with the colder weather and flu season beginning.
I am not well versed in many types of tissue as I just tend to use toilet roll when I'm around the house and need to blow my nose. However, I became aware that when I'm out and about (particularly when at work where I deal face to face with clients) that pulling a length of toilet roll out of my bag to blow my nose looked far from professional! So, when I was out one day and saw these mini packs of tissues for 99p at a checkout (I think it was in Dunelm Mill, the soft furnishings store) I thought I'd get some to pop in my handbag.
The pack of tissues contains 8 individual packs of 10 tissues. The individual packs open at the top, envelope style so that he tissues are easily dispensed. They are resealable with a little sticky tape that is part of the packet. I put some of these mini packs in various places that I thought would be useful; in various handbags, my sports bag and my car.
Before long, I had the opportunity to try the tissues out themselves. I was surprised that when you open them out, they are a good size and I only needed one for a standard nose blow. This is the case for Mr Frank too who sometimes will use two normal tissues at a time. The other thing that I noticed about the tissues was how thick they were. They are three-ply which in my opinion is a little too thick as this seems to compromise their softness and absorption. Also, they have an almost shiny finish in comparison to toilet roll which means that they don't absorb what you want them to, although it does mean that they don't disintegrate as they become soggy!
All in all, these tissues have been useful because of their handy size so I am able to use them when I'm out of the house and away from my trusty toilet roll! However, I think I will try out other brands as I do find it annoying that they are no good at absorbing anything at all.
Sadly for those of us who, like me, suffer from hay fever, we're now right into the worst part of the summer for our irritating allergy. That means that there'll be no dashing out into the country without first checking whether I have remembered the essentials: antihistamine of some sort, eye drops if pollen levels are particularly high, and of course a pack of travel tissues. I'm not hugely fussy about these, but they do have to do a job, and I've been satisfied with German brand Tempo's offerings over the years, especially the Tempo Plus version I'm mostly looking at here.
A pack of ten small, er, packs, each of those containing... wait for it... nine (why nine?) tissues is not a large expense, generally setting you back about a pound, although as ever you'll be likely to be charged more in a remote village shop than you will be in a large urban supermarket. The design of the packet is fairly simple, concentrating on Tempo's trademark dark blue colour with a few splashes of white and yellow. That's fine by me, since when I'm feeling sniffly I'd much rather have something restful and unshowy than something looking like a collision in a paintball factory.
There are a few varieties on the market, though I'm not entirely certain how many of them exist. For example, I have in front of me a pack of the aforementioned Tempo Plus version, and this claims to be infused with aloe and "kamille". That's the German name for chamomile; maybe my pack was imported from Germany, since it doesn't bear the English name anywhere. There's also a "Breathe Easy" version, produced in partnership with Vicks, which contains menthol. That's not a great help with hay fever, but if your need for tissues is caused by a cold then those might well be worth checking out.
Back to the Tempo Plus variety. These are quite chunky tissues, being four-ply; that does give them a fair thickness and strength, though that's an acquired taste; if you prefer very gentle and delicate tissues then these might seem slightly too much. They are, however, quite soft, which is certainly a plus point if you have the sort of itchy, sore nose that hay fever tends to inflict on you after a while! The tissues are patterned (quite subtly) with the Tempo name and logo, and are nicely folded; they do seem just a little more classy and upmarket than you'd get from a supermarket's value brand.
In use, I find these tissues to work very well for hay fever, in that they're gentle on my nose and - even more importantly, perhaps - my eyes too. All hay fever sufferers will know the importance of not rubbing their eyes, but also the sometimes almost unbearable temptation to do just that. If you have a nice soft, soothing tissue available to dab them with then it really does help, especially as their absorbency means that they don't get soaked and useless after having only a small amount of tears on them.
In truth I'm not sure I'd recommend Tempo Plus quite so much for an ordinary cold. The problem is that the tissues feel a bit too shiny and "coated" for me to be entirely confident that they'll - if you'll excuse the expression - soak up the mess when I really sneeze hard. I'm certainly not sure I'd want to use one of these any more than once for that, whereas for hay fever they're quite resilient and while just one won't get me through a whole "very high pollen count" day, a pack will last me for a long weekend.
Overall, then, excellent for hay fever; merely quite good for colds and sneezes. Considering the price, they're very solid performers, and four stars seems to me to be a fair rating.
I usually buy Kleenex Balsam when I need tissues but yesterday I was stuck with the local mega expensive chemist for all the supplies I'd need to help my cold. They were charging something stupid like £3.00 a pack of Kleenex and I hadn't got a lot of cash on me so I decided to leave the tissues and just use baby wipes and kitchen roll.
When I was paying for my stuff though I saw a pack of 8 individual packets of Tempo tissues for just £1.00, making them 12p a pack which is a big difference to the 50p a pack the Kleenex tissues work out at.
You get 9 folded tissues in each pack and the tissues are 4 ply so they are strong enough to cope with all the snot you can come up with during your cold! lol The tissues are very soft and feel kind of my nose, whenever I get a cold my nose runs like mad even if it's blocked. Mad, I can't breathe air up through my nose but the watery mucus can make its way down! lol
These tissues have got aloe and chamomile in them and that's where they fail a bit because it makes the tissue too shiney and that means they are not as absorbant as other tissues. I know this sounds horrible but if you do a big sneeze then all the wet stuff will sit on top of the tissue instead of soaking in so that you can fold the tissue and use it again. Most of the time it's one sneeze one tissue with these and that means they're probably not as cost effective as I thought at first.
They're as good as Kleenex Balsam for just wiping your nose though and you can ball them up and stick them up your sleeve for the next time you need your nose wiping. It's just sneezes and big blows that they don't cope very well with.
The tissues are very strong and I haven't had one rip on me yet, actually I left one in my pocket when I put my jeans in the washing machine last night and it hasn't ripped up and covered all the washing in white tissue bits!
I think they're well worth £1.00 and will buy them again next time I need to get tissues.
Soft & strong