“ Brand: Tesco / Type: OTC Medicines / Dosage Form: Tissues / Subcategory: Tissues & Wipes „
I have been suffering from hay fever now for about six weeks and have been blowing my nose constantly during this time. It had started to become very red and starting to flake around my nostrils due to constant blowing. I do use face moisturiser regularly but this is rubbed off with using tissues all the time.
A friend recommended these to me as she also suffers from hay fever and has the same problem. I paid £3 for a twin box of tissues with each box containing 80 tissues. A single box of 80 is currently £1.80 so the twin box is better value. The box is rectangular and green with swirly patterns and has the usual perforated section which you remove to get the tissues out. The tissues do come out one at a time unlike some others I have used where you get two or three at a time and it is always impossible to fit them back into the box.
The tissues themselves are white and rectangular in colour and really do feel soft and silky to the touch. You can actually feel that they have some sort of coating on them. They are 3 ply so feel very substantial and strong when you hold them. They contain vitamin E which soothes your skin and I can say that it really does soothe my nose and I feel that I am giving it a protective layer when I have finished blowing.
When I have gone out and not taken any of these tissues with me I have used ordinary tissues and I can really tell the difference. They feel much rougher and scratchy and my nose starts to redden if I use them for some time. I have never had one of these tissues break or split even when I am having a massive blow and they are very absorbent.
As they are quite expensive compared to ordinary tissues I will not be buying them all the time but definitely when I am blowing my nose so much as they make such a difference. My nose stopped flaking after using them for about a week and has stayed this way so I will continue to use them until the hay fever season has gone.
I would recommend these tissues for someone who has hay fever or a bad cold as they really do soothe sore noses.
A month or so ago we all had a cold and we were getting to the point of really sore noses so I thought I would buy some better tissues than usual to try and help us, I found these ones in Tesco and they cost me £1.80 for a box of 80 tissues but you can also buy a twin pack for £3 making them £1.50 a box. These tissues are only available from Tesco either online or instore but you can get similar tissues in other brands.
The tissues come packaged in a cardboard box which is all different shades of green in colour, there is a piece in the middle with perforations which pulls out to reveal the tissues inside, the piece that pulls out has the brand and item name on it.
The tissues inside the box are white in colour and are a good rectangular size, the tissues are really soft to the touch and they have assort of silky feel to them which I presume will be the balm on them. The tissues are easy to pull from the box once you have managed to get the edge of the first one loose, each tissue pulls up the next but you only get one at a time out of the box saving waste. Each tissue is 3 ply so they are nice and thick and therefore can hold quite a lot of nose excretion from you cold and still stay in one piece.
I feel that these tissues really do help when you have a really bad cold and they certainly do prevent the soreness getting any worse. My eldest daughter always ends up with the whole area between her top lip and noise being very red and sore but we found that within a day or so of using these the aggravation had subsided although it's never going to stop it completely.
The balm on the tissues is vitamin E which is really soothing for your skin and often found in skincare products. I would rate these tissues are 4 stars, when you have a cold and need the extra softness they do the job fantastically although I wouldn't pay out for them for just a day to day purpose as we use masses of tissues in our house.
I buy a stack of stuff from Tesco's and I always buy their Balm Tissues, especially during the winter months when you can guarantee there will be at least one of us in our house who has a runny nose or just the sniffles. We never used to get half as many colds and viruses until our daughter started school - now it seems there is always one of use with the lurgy.
I buy these balm tissues, as quite honestly they are cheaper and just as good as Kleenex. The ones I buy come in a twin pack. The packaging is green cardboard with a perforated top, which needs removing before you can dig out the tissues inside. The tissues are white, strong and very soft and silky to touch. You can really feel they are impregnated with a lovely balm, which prevents our noses from becoming any redder (or sore) when we use them. The tissues don't come out of the box in a great clump, either, it's easy to remove only one at a time.
The tissues are three ply and the balm Tesco have used is apparently a vitamin E balm. Vitamin E is noted for being kind to the skin and these tissues are really soft and gentle. In fact they are so soft and gentle to touch, I was really surprised at how strong they are. No matter how much you blow your nose, they never every shred or break up, as some of the cheaper variety of tissues can do.
Each box has a total of 90 tissues and as they are so strong, they last for ages as there is really the need to have to use more than one at a time. These tissues are also available to buy in the pocket sized version (which I do) and they also come in the Mansize version (though I have not bought this type). We all use these tissues in our house and I usually grab a handful of them and pop them into my bag before I leave for work, unless I happen to have a pack of the pocket sized ones with me.
These are what I consider to be a real luxury type tissue. Though they are coated in a very effective balm, they are still surprisingly absorbent and my daughter loves to use these as she calls them her 'silky soft' tissues. I have actually also used them for cleaning up juice and ice cream spills when my daughter has been eating in the back of the ear. They are impressive in that they do manage to absorb quite a lot of liquid and still they don't break up or shred.
I actually think I prefer these to the Kleenex brand and they are certainly considerably cheaper at only £3 for the twin pack. Another great Tesco product!
It seems that this year I have had one cold after another and with the imminent arrival of hay fever season I decided to invest in some soft tissues to protect my nose when I am in the office. So I bought a pack of 80 Tesco soft balm tissues.
These come in a small green rectangular box which is actually smaller and flatter than your usual type of tissue box but on the pack it claims it still has the same amount of tissues. Because I bought these for my desk at work I didn't particularly care what the tissue box looked like (if I am buying tissues for home I prefer them in a cubed box with a pretty design on the box but at work this isn't a concern) so the box is probably a little dull for my taste but nonetheless does the job. According to the box they are also FSC approved.
The first thing I noticed about the tissues is how thick they are. They look a lot thicker then the tissues you get in a cube (I would say about 4 ply). They are also really soft and smooth so when you use them to blow your nose not only do they stay in one piece (there is nothing worse than a disintegrating tissue) they are also really gentle on the nose.
I have to say I haven't really noticed a balm as such Tesco say they come "with a protective balm containing Calendula" and there isn't a very noticeable balm as such (but I guess that would make them too slippery) instead the tissues just feel very soft and luxurious and they have never irritated my nose or left it red and dry so there must be balm in it I just can't feel it as such but there is something there making the tissue nice and soft.
At £1.80 a box it is a little more expensive then a cube of tissues (I normally pay £1) but because I don't have to keep applying moisturiser to my nose it's worth the extra 80p.
This cold I have just had/am currently fighting is doing no good for my looks. My poor nose has turned a lovely shade of red and I've got lots of flaky skin around my nostrils which not only look bad but hurt too. No amount of lotion is helping to make it go away so I decided to use a nicer brand of tissue as I am a bit guilty of blowing my nose with the kitchen roll when I am in the kitchen. It's rough and scratchy and I have no idea why I do it but I do.
Anyway, I bought a pack of these balm tissues when I was in Tesco's the other day. The beauty of balm tissues is that they have a layer of lotion in them which makes it nicer when you blow your nose because it is not as scratchy as using a regular tissue. The balm makes the tissue quite smooth and for me it always seems like a little bit is transferred to your nose when you blow it protecting it a bit if you have to blow it a lot like you do when you have a cold. You can feel the balm on these tissues too when you rub it between your fingers.
These have been a lot gentler on my nose and I will continue to use them for the duration of my cold. I don't actually like to use these tissues when I don't have a cold as I find them too thick but for coating my nose during a cold they are great.
A box of these tissues costs £3.14 and of course they are available at Tesco's.
My husband was suffering with a cold recently and being a man he naturally had it so much worse than anyone else ever before. I stocked him up with products when doing my Tesco shop and these Tesco balm tissues were one such product. I picked up the mansize version (just to let him feel like I was really putting in the effort to help him get well) and these cost me £1.90.
These tissues are 3 ply and they are interleaved so that when you remove one the next one is displayed ready to be pulled out too. This means that you can just get one at a time and there is no unnecessary waste.
These tissues are very smooth and you can feel the balm on them if you rub them between your fingers. These tissues have Vitamin E balm on them and this is great for keeping the skin on and around the nose soft, smooth and soothed. This helps avoid chapping and soreness and has meant that my husband has been left with a normal looking nose for a change.
I have found these to be absolutely fantastic when using them to blow my nose and there is none of the harshness that you get with some cheaper tissues. I have found that these tissues are very absorbent and I can blow my nose on them without any of the tissues ripping or breaking off at all. The tissues feel lovely and I have no problem blowing my nose with these tissues regularly. My nose stays lovely and soft when I use these tissues and I like knowing my skin looks good when I head off to work in the mornings.
These tissues are actually very strong. We are yet to have one that has broken through the 3 layers when being used, regardless of its use, and the price difference between these and Kleenex makes for quite a saving when buying these.
My husband was pleased with these tissues as well and because they were man size they were ideal for him to use as well as me. The size of them is very large and they do most clean up jobs well enough. The box is strong yet easy to open thanks to the perforated oval on the front and the price is my main reason for this purchase and the lovely softness will be my main reason in the future.
I would definitely recommend these tissues, particularly if you have a husband, like mine who is dying when he gets the sniffles.
I have lately become a fan of Tesco Balm Tissues which we buy from Tesco (of course) in a twin pack. Each box has ninety three ply tissues inside and for the two boxes we pay only £3.07 - which to my mind is a real bargain.
We always seem to have runny noses, coughs and colds in our house, mainly I think it is the little lad who brings all these bugs home and gives them to me and his mother. There is nothing worse than using a tissue on your poor nose when you have a cold and finding it feels all sore and chafed.
These lovely large tissues are impregnated with balm (vitamin E) and it is this balm which is kind to the nose and will not cause you any discomfort when you use them at all. I think they are just as good, if not better than the more expensive tissues you can buy. They feel very comfortable to use and possibly you can detect the balm on them on your fingers when you use them but this does not make them unpleasant to use at all and does not detract form them being really very absorbent.
Once they are wet from the little lad's snotty nose (sorry for being so graphic) you will find that they do not tear or split like some tissues can do. These are very strong and very absorbent, yet somehow Tesco have managed to make them probaly the softest tissues I have ever used. Very impressive indeed.
We all rate them very highly in our house. Possibly not such an attractive box but to be honest it's not the box I am interested in, it is the contents inside which are important.
Very much recommended.
This review is also published on Ciao under name of sorehead.
I have the most terrible cold/flu that developed in the last couple of days so as I popped out to Tesco's to check in my prescription. As i was already there, i thought i'd buy some much needed tissues too. I now regret choosing the Tesco's Balm tissues as there is no "balm" about them! My nose is completely sore because of these tissues. The tissue feels rough in comparison to the Kleenex balsam ones, and it's too painful to put to my nose now. I do think the tissues need to be made alot softer as they also make the rustling sound which gives away the signs of cheapness/failings of the product. I will never buy these tissues again as having a cold is bad enough as it is, but to put up with a sore nose because of these tissues has made it even worse.
The balm Tissues came out a couple of years ago and we always have some of them in the house. I'm sure we don't get the cold anymore than other people, but it feels like we always have it. There is such a different with constantly blowing your nose with Toilet Roll or normal Tissues and Tissues with balm on them.
These are available in my Local Tesco in the little pocket sized pack. Haven't seen the larger packs that you have for house use, so I still have to buy the brand named ones for that. The pack has 2 pocket sized packs in it and cost 65p. In each pack there is 10 large sized Tissues which are folded up small enough and the pack is the usual rectangular shaped pack. Easy enough to put in your pocket or bag.
The tissues are thick enough and you can get a good couple of blows in them before throwing them away. The Tissues have vitamin E and Aloe Vera in them and this helps to soothe your nose, not make it all red when you are rubbing it and it leaves a very fine film behind on your nose to protect it. I know when i'm using standard Tissues that my Nose gets all sore and rough, but with these it doesn't.
These do a great job, aren't that expensive and do what they are meant to and more.
Living on a budget is never fun and you are constantly counting every pound that you have spend. When I lost my job I was devastated and we had suddenly less money coming in. We where still ok moneywise but suddenly couldn't afford going out for dinner anymore or just some nice little treats. I suddenly had an budget for the week grocery shopping and that's the moment where you start to look the other way, more towards the cheaper brands. Although it wasn't fun, it was certainly a good learning moment.
I learned that you don't always need the more expensive brands and that the cheaper home brands are normally just as good. They just don't look as pretty. I always make sure we have some tissues in the house since they are just very handy. Before I always used to buy the more expensive Kleenex Balsam which costs around 2,10 while these of the Tesco Balm Tissues cost around 1,40 pounds. The Kleenex might look better but I don't think the Tesco Balm Tissues look that bad. I think it's more important how the tissues are then the box itself.
The tissues are white 3 ply and feel quite strong. You can easily get them out of the box without ripping them. The tissues are impregnated with a Vitamin E balm which is good for your skin. When you have a normal tissue this can irritated your skin when you are rubbing it against it. The balm prevents the skin from irritating. The tissues feel really great and soft. The last time I used them I had a horrible cold and used them almost through the whole day. I had no skin irritating what so ever. The tissues are strong and don't rip when you are using them and they also absorb really well.
I think these Tesco Balm Tissues are a good example that cheaper doesn't always mean that it's any less. Even know we are better of financially I still buy the Tesco Balm Tissues instead of the more expensive Kleenex because I just find it a waste of money now. The Tesco ones are just as good.
Tesco make many items that I think are good for the money and also useful to me. I got a pack of tesco balm tissues when I had a cold and they were fine for what I needed them for.
I got a small pack to take with me when I was out and the pack was a green coloured one which was thin plastic. Inside I got another 2 smaller packs individually wrapped for me to take and keep in my pocket.
I got the duo pack because I just wanted to be able to blow my nose a bit and have a disposable tissue that would work ok when I was away from home. I don't think they were bad at all when I used them.
I didn't want to pay loads and the tesco extra near me had the duo pack for 69p. I thought that was fair enough and bought them. My pack was called the tesco pocket balm tissues pack.
In my pack which had 2 smaller packs I got some balm coated tissues and I think they were decent and soft enough for my hooter. I already had a bit of redness there from my cold but the tissues didn't make it any worse when I used them.
I think the tissues were fine and I could get a couple of good blows on one before I had to chuck it out. The tissues were 4 ply so thick and well put together. They didn't dissolve when I used them.
I got 10 of the tesco balm tissues in each small pack and they lasted me for the amount of time I needed them. I would buy them again as I think 35p per pack or 69p for the duo pack is a good price.
Each tissue had aloe vera and vitamin e on it and I think this is why they were called balm tissues. I think the additions of those were there to stop my nose getting any redder or more sore.
I think they worked ok at doing that for me and my hooter remained no more red or sore than it was before I got hold of the tesco balm tissues.
I would recommend the tesco balm tissues if you want a portable pack of tissues that are thick and work well. I don't think the price is too bad at all for what I got.
I had a minor cold around a month ago, which I recovered from quite quickly and stupidly hoped this was my share of the winter colds this year. It wasn't, as I'm typing I've had another cold which has absolutely knocked me for six. I feel sick, have a runny and blocked up nose (at the same time, go figure!), ache just about everywhere and just generally feel like a bag of shit. It doesn't help that I'm seven months pregnant, so most of the medicines and remedies I would usually reach for are off limits this time around.
So it's paracetamol, Olbas Oil, lots of hot chocolate and as many boxes of tissues as Mark could carry from Tesco yesterday. Now, if I'd gone to Tesco I would have bought Kleenex Balsam as they are so kind to the skin on my nose but also do an excellent job of dealing with the ejected gunk during a cold. Mark is more for saving cash than me though and he arrived home with Tesco's version of the balm enhanced tissues, and as soon as he told me the price I really hoped they worked as the twin pack he bought cost mere pennies more than the single boxes of Kleenex that I routinely buy.
They are white 3-ply tissues, well folded into the box to make them easy to pull out without either ripping the tissue or accidentally pulling out half a dozen when you only wanted one.
The tissues have a slightly slippery feel which is down to the fact that they have been impregnated with the balm. It's a Vitamin E balm in these tissues which helps keep your skin in good condition and free from chapping. The slippery feel doesn't affect the absorbancy of the tissues and this Tesco version is at least as good as the more expensive Kleenex Balsam, and perhaps a bit bitter as I have not had a single tissue break up on me so far however much snot I've thrown at it.
These tissues feel nice to use, they are very soft and feel silky whenever I rub or blow my nose. As well as not causing any chapping, they actually feel like they are helping my already quite sore nose to get better quite quickly.
Tesco Balm tissues are much stronger than I thought they would be, a million times better in this respect than any other Tesco branded tissues. I used one this morning to wipe up quite a sticky juice spill (courtesy of my daughter) and it coped well, obviously it didn't do as good a job as kitchen roll but as a quick fix it was fine and the tissues didn't fall to pieces as I thought they would.
I'll definitely buy these tissues again in place of Kleenex Balsam, and I never thought I'd say that! The twin pack of 90 tissues per box will obviously last longer than a single box of Kleenex so I can save a few pennies while still buying the best type of tissues available. These are also available as Mansized tissues and in pocket packs.
£3.07 (twin pack) from Tesco.
Tesco Balm Tissues
After not being able to grab my usual trusty brand of Kleenex balm tissues I decided to try out Tesco's own brand balm tissues instead. When I am full of the cold I have found that paying a bit extra for balm tissues really does make a difference to how dried out, chapped and sore my nose gets.
These tissues are coated with what Tesco describes as a 'soothing and delicate balm containing allantoin and are enriched with vitamin E'. These tissues are soft to the touch and you can feel the balm if you rub your fingers over it, but it is only lightly coated. Personally, I will be buying these again and I would recommend them to anyone who prefers a balm tissue. You can save a few pennies not paying for a brand name, but you do not have to give up any quality.
Another plus of these tissues are that they are three ply, which makes them stronger and not so easily torn. These tissues are a good thickness, they won't as the budget tissues do tear all that easily. You can also use these tissues to blow your nose with confidence. Even when these tissues get a bit damp they still hold well and won't just disintegrate into nothing.
The green packaging is quite nice and it is quite sturdy. The box is also reasonable good at letting you remove one tissue at a time instead of pulling out half the box.
I believe a twin pack of these will cost something around about £3 and are available from all the Tesco supermarkets that I have been in. That is something like £1.50 for a box, for the money you do get a quality product. Although they may be a tad more expensive than buying none balm or some of the other tissues available to buy, in my opinion I think that these are worth every penny.
These Tesco balm tissues get a five out of five stars from me. I have since discovering these tissues bought them quite frequently. Overall, Tesco balm tissues are great at helping to protect and care for your nose, even when you're full of a heavy cold. If you haven't tried these yet then I would happily recommend these, they are a reasonable price, soft, the balm is nice and they generally help look after any suffering noses.
Hay fever season is upon us! For those of us who suffer its a time of sore, red, tender noses and the horrible feeling of pressing yet another harsh, sharp tissue onto your poor, delicate, abused nostrils. It is also a time of buying lots and lots of tissues, I keep them in my bedroom, my living room, my handbag, my car, and always have an extra box lying around spare just in case.
Because of the bulk buying of tissues that is required, and as I am currently trying to be a bit more economical, I decided to try and keep the costs down by using a supermarket own brand instead of my usual Kleenex. I was wary because I was concerned that the quality wouldn't be as high and that my nose would suffer.
I paid a little bit extra for the sake of having the 'balm' tissues rather than value or standard, as there are only so many sacrifices a girl can be expected to make! I was very pleasantly surprised, these tissues are very very similar to the klennex ones I used to use. The only differences I can discern are that the tissues are a little bit smaller and the two sheets that form each tissue come apart a little bit easier. These aren't huge problems though.
These tissues are very soft and comfortable even when you're having a bad pollen day and using them quite frequently. They don't scratch your nose and while it is inevitable that there will be a little bit of soreness at the end of a long summer's day of nose blowing, sneezing and wiping, with these tissues it doesn't get too painful. I recommend applying vaseline before bed so that you start each day with soft, irritation free skin.
The box is sturdy, and with a pleasant green pattern as the design. Its easy to get the tissues out until very near the bottom of the pack when they don't want to play and just sit on the bottom rather than poking out of the top! The tissues have a pleasant, fresh but not at all overpowering scent when you first open the box but this dissipate as you go through them all.
With having a stinking cold and sore throat for about the last two weeks, my nose was starting to look like Rudolph had landed early!
Now I have been through so many boxes of tissues, being my nose gets red really easy I didn't want to buy any cheap ones, as these sometimes make things worse. So was I dissappointed when after an arm and a leg job ( £3.60 to be exact!) for a box of Klennex mansize twin box tissues, found my nose getting worse and worse. These seemed so harsh when you used them on an already sore nose as it was!
Anyway not one to waste nothing I continued with these until near the end and went over Tesco's to buy some more. Those I was not going to buy again I hunted along the shelves when I saw this twin pack of Tesco Balm Facial Tissues on the shelf with a reduced sticker on as they had been a bit battered about, but were still sealed and selling for £1.10p so grab them I did.
Now these tissues were a blessing in disguise as when I opened them I could tell straight away that the texture was so much softer than the Kleenex ones. You get 90 3 ply tissues that have been enriched with Allantoin and a Vitiamin E balm.
I can't recommend this tissues enough as my red nose has started to disappear and they feel so soft to the skin.Each tissue is 200mm x 206mm in size and has been dermatologically tested. The usual price for these tissues are £2.75, so I got a good bargain with these ones that I got reduced!
Having them in a twin pack is handy as you can have them scattered around in different rooms instead of having to keep dashing back and forth to the one box. I will definitely buy this again as they are so soft. I can't believe the price that they charge for a box of tissues these days, especially if you are a big family it would cost a small fortune.
At least I won't be mistaken for Rudolph when I go out at night with my glowing nose and will give these tissues 5 stars, even at full price, who would have thought it that I think that these are better than the king of tissues Klennex!!