Although there is a place for face wipes, when it comes to removing my makeup, I do prefer to cleanse, tone and moisturise so I always ensure that I have some cotton wool pads in the house. I am not loyal to any brand; I normally just pick some up from whichever shop I am in when I am running low.
These are part of the Skin Therapy range which is from Wilkos and available in store and on line, currently, they are priced at 70p for a pack of 100 pads which I think is quite good value for money when compared to other shop own brands on the market.
The packaging of the pads is very simple, they come stacked on each other to they are in a tube shape, the plastic packaging it comes in is clear so I can easily see how many is left in the pack. To the top of the packet is a little drawstring which I like as it keeps all my pads in the bag neatly.
The pads are double sided, by this I mean that one side is smooth and the other has a slight raised texture to it, I tend to use the smooth side for my eye makeup remover to ensure I don't damage any skin around my eyes. I also use this side with my toner and the other side for my cleanser. I do think that the pads are quite thick, my products sit nicely on the top and don't seep through to the other side meaning that I can just one side for cleanse and then flip over to the other to tone. The pads are made from % cotton and are really soft to touch too.
I also like to use pads for removing nail varnish, the nail varnish remover absorbs quickly into the pads and one pad will easily remove a full hand of varnish before it starts to deteriorate.
I would definitely recommend these pads, the price is excellent and the quality is good too so they get 5 out of 5 stars from me.
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These cotton wool pads come in a tall, thin, plastic bag with a little drawstring in the top so that you can pull it tight and not allow dust to get in to your packet.
~ Price and availability ~
They are only available to buy from Wilkinson’s or online at www.wilko.com. They are £0.70 for 100 pads.
~ In use ~
The cotton wool pads are about 6cm or just over 2 inches in diameter. They are white in colour and they are quite thick. Some of them seem to be coming apart a bit and at first you can’t tell if it is one or two that you have taken from the packet. It looks as though two thinner pads have been stuck together with a more typical cotton wool feel in between them.
These pads feel a bit soft like felt and when you pull them apart they have the more typical furry cotton wool feel to them in the middle.
They are very soft and absorbent. I tend to use them on my face for cleansing and toning. I also occasionally use them to remove nail polish.
I find that one pad is all that is needed to do any one of these tasks.
With a bit of cleanser they remove make-up and dirt with ease, gliding smoothly over my skin and even as the pad becomes grubby, the dirt stays on the pad and doesn’t transfer back onto my face.
I also need only one wipe to remove nail polish from my nails, which is quite impressive.
I have used larger cotton wool pads in the past and I have a packet of larger pads on the go at the minute, but I think these ones are adequate and they do the job well.
The cotton wool pads are very absorbent and they don’t rip easily, but they can look a bit tatty and a bit like they are falling apart when they are first removed from the packet.
I prefer to use cotton wool pads to cotton wool balls as they are larger and a lot more convenient.
~ Conclusion ~
I like these cotton wool pads and I would definitely buy them again.
They are smaller than other cotton wool pads I have used, but they do the job.
They are good value for money and although they don’t seem to be the best quality I don’t find they are irritating or problematic to use at all.
I would recommend these cotton wool pads. The packet has lasted me months so far and there is still over half left in the packet.
I've not been able to stand cotton wool since childhood. Something about the way it squeaks between my fingers makes my skin cringe. That makes these pads absolutely vital for me when I need to remove make-up.
They don't feel like cotton wool at all (thank god!) They're more like an almost-solid fluff thing. They come in packets of 100 for about 70p which is a decent price. However, I think I usually use three or four to clean my face - they get dirty very fast - so a packet of around this size will only last about a month if I'm wearing make-up every day.
When you first open the packet it seems they'll all stick together, but they're actually quite easy to seperate, even with your hands covered in lotion. They're nice and soft and not "bitty" like some pads (when bits come off on your face while you're using them)
They are still more expensive than cotton wool, but if you hate cotton wool these are a decent alternative.
I have always kept a vast supply of cotton wool in the house - in various forms. I find it very handy for a number of uses and I use pads to remove eye make up or cleanse/tone (when I have time and have not opted for the more simple option of face wipes). Most frequently, I use them to apply nail polish remover to and rub off my nail polish or with warm water to bathe my son's eyes and wash his face.
I try to stock up on toiletries whenever I visit my local Wilkinson's store as I find the prices there to be very reasonable and I can save a fair bit this way. One of the things I tend to buy three or four of is their cotton wool pads, which cost just 70p for 100 pads. The pads come stacked one on top of each other in a clear plastic wrapper, which acts like a bag - there are two white cotton drawstrings at the top that can be pulled (one in each direction) to seal the top after a pad has been removed. The front of the packaging has simple green 'skin therapy' labelling.
The pads inside are white and round. The outsides of the pads are smooth to the touch rather than fluffy like cotton wool on a roll would be. They are a decent thickness but not as thick as some more expensive ones I have used previously. Having said this, they offer decent absorbency and will absorb a fair amount of my nail varnish remover before feeling too wet to use. They are quite resilient too and I can rub at my nails with quite a bit of pressure and they remain intact. They can stick a little to the polish as it becomes sticky and this can tear them a bit and make the job a little messy too. For bathing eyes and washing, they are perfect and do the job well. They are soft on the skin and hold up well when wet too.
Overall, these are good value for the price paid - they are well made and pretty good quality. They have a number of uses too and I would definitely recommend these to you.
I bought these cotton wool pads from Wilkinson's and they only cost 70p for the pack which I thought was a bargain! I often shop in Wilkinson's as find that they have some really good products which work just as well as other brands but are half the price, sometimes even more than half the price so when i saw these I thought I would buy them.
I use cotton wool pads for several purposes. I mainly use them to help remove make up but I also use them when applying toner to my skin too. I find that they are easier to use for these things than cotton wool balls as they are much thinner. These cotton wool pads are about 2mm thick and are a very compact disc of cotton wool so they are very absorbant. This makes them great for removing nail varnish remover and because they are thin they are easy to shape into position and get into the spaces you need them.
They are very soft so nice against skin and very gentle. The cotton wool doesn't seem to come off which is good I dislike applying toner and then getting bits of cotton wool flake away onto my skin. If you do pull it then they will rip but this is just the make up of these kinds of products.
I have used other brands before and they have been slightly more expensive. I personally cannot see the difference between these and other brands so will not hesitate when choosing pads again to opt for these.
I think that cotton wool pads are more robust than the balls and that they are easier to use. The feel of these are so soft it's much nicer to use against skin than the balls are.
I definitely recommend these.
Cotton wool pads isnt particularly something I get excited about spending my money on, so I normally go for whatever is cheapest in Boots. Recently however I was in Wilko's and saw these and they were really cheap so I decided to give them a go.
They come in a long tube shaped bag with a drawstring at the top for resealing the bag. The cotton pads themselves I found to be quite rough on my skin, not so much of a problem for taking nail varnish off your fingers but when I used these to cleanse and tone my face I found them to be quite harsh on my skin. They feel quite scratchy on my face and particularly around my eyes when removing eye makeup. When using them to take nail varnish off I find they they break apart easily aswell, this is also true of them when trying to get them out the bag. The are stacked on top of one and other, put when you try and pull some out the bag rather than easily coming away from one another, I have found that they come apart through the middle, so you end up with the sides you are meant to use stuck together and then torn fluffy sides on the outside (if you get what I mean) so you have to pull them apart and put them back together the right way round.
Overall I wouldnt recommend these cotton wool pads, although they might be cheaper I have to use twice as many to get my nail varnish off and they feel rough and scratchy on my skin. I find that Boots own brand ones are much much better and feel alot softer and kinder to my skin, and are a lot stronger tooo so I dont have to use as many!
Since a new Wilkinson's opened up in my local town centre I've found myself being drawn into it much more often and buying a variety of products from it more regularly. Before my holiday in the summer I made a panic shopping spree visit there to get some travel essentials and since then I must admit I've been completely convinced of their high quality products and very reasonable prices.
One thing I always like to have around the house is cotton wool pads. You never quite know when you're going to need them and although they're not exactly an essential its nice to have a packet and at 70p its not exactly breaking the bank to grab a pack.
Cotton wool pads are multi usable and there are limitless things you might need them for. Personally I use them to help with makeup and nail varnish removing as its simply a case of pouring some nail varnish remover or makeup cleansers on the pads and then wiping across whichever surface. The pads are very soft to the point where they'll come apart if you stretch them too much but this is the case with every brand of wool pad I've ever used including more pricey ones like Johnsons. However their softness doesn't mean that they break or bits of fluff come off and so this is a nice positive.
They are also quite sensitive on the skin which is an essential especially as I use them often when removing eye makeup like mascara as its easy to wipe it off in one fell swoop.
When liquids are poured onto the pads they absorb it but are not dripping wet which means you aren't making a mess or wasting any of your products. They absorb creams nicely too and these can be applied really easily.
Overall this is an excellent product I would definitely recommend. It offers the same amount of quality as a pricier cotton wool pad but without the expense and for someone as frugal as me this is probably its best quality.
I used to solely use make-up wipes in the evenings but when I started making more effort with cleansing, toning and moisturising I found that I started to use cotton wool pads as they were the most convenient item to use to allow me to clean my face effectively. I had a few packets that were half full and I concentrated on using them before I picked some up when shopping for some household items online on the Wilkinsons website. I paid just 70p for 100 cotton wool pads and this seemed like a very reasonable price to me and still does also after I've been using them for a couple of weeks.
These pads are made from 100% cotton and they come in a long plastic bag with pull strings at the top, this means that after I tore open the top of my packet that I could use the pull strings to draw the top in and ensure that no dirt got on to my cotton wool pads. Because I use maybe 6 or 7 a day (twice a day cleansing, toning and moisturising) I found that even after I had just used these pads for the first time that I could draw these strings in easily enough ensuring that the top of the packet was gathered up. It was easy enough to open these back up when I wanted to get to some pads out too. The pads themselves are very simple, as you would expect, they are white, thin and an almost round shape. There is a layer of cotton wool in the middle of two thin flat pads and this means that you can use both sides for your cleansing needs, which is exactly what I do.
I know some people don't like cotton wool much but personally I find cotton wool pads a pleasure to use. I can directly apply my cleanser, toner or moisturiser before applying it to my face using circular motions while holding one of these pads. The pads are absorbent without soaking up too much meaning there is still plenty of liquid on the surface to apply to my skin. These cotton wool pads allow me to clean around my delicate eyes while being sure that I am not going to accidentally get liquid on my eye itself. I like the convenience and when I have finished my facial skincare routine I can just discard the pads and not have to worry about mess or wasting time cleaning up again. Also, when going away for work or to visit my family I am able to pack a handful in my wash bag and providing nothing leaks I have convenient cotton wool pads to use while in someone else's home too meaning my skin always gets well cared for regardless of where I am in the World. Another use I have found for these cotton wool pads in the past is when removing nail polish. They are very easy to use and because they are double sided I can use one pad to clean two nails of polish and then just discard the pad.
In all I will definitely say that these pads are worth 5/5. Because I use quite a few pads a day a packet of 100 lasted me around two weeks with me finishing them just yesterday. The price of these pads is very reasonable particularly considering that these are 100% cotton wool, they do not irritate my skin and they allow me to keep my face clean and hygienic at all times as well as cleanse, tone and moisturise both in the morning and at night with minimal fuss, time wastage and effort. I will definitely buy these again and while I just picked them up for convenience I'll probably pop in to Wilkinsons one day this week to pick up some more for when I've used up the Tesco ones I just purchased. They are a bargain and they work well, this is all I need from cotton wool pads hence the generous marking.
I enjoy painting my nails with nail polish, however, once the polish starts to chip it really irritates me and I have to remove it. To remove the polish I use nail polish remover alongside cotton wool pads. The pads I'm using at the moment are these pads from Wilkinsons.
These skin therapy pads cost 70p for 100 pads. They come inside transparent plastic packaging that features a pull string at the top to keep all of the pads in one place and nice and clean. The packaging states '100% pure, soft, cotton wool pads, ideal for looking after your skin' and I think they are spot on.
The cotton wool pads are slightly different from my normal Asda pads and other pads I have used. These are oval in shape instead of the normal round ones, they have a very good quality despite not being the thickest pads I've come across. They have a layer of smooth cotton on each side and in the middle is a layer of compressed cotton wool, this means that they are quite strong but at the same time it also means that when you are pulling the pads out of the packet sometimes you can grab the wrong part and rip a pad in half.
The strong cotton wool pads can handle a good amount of nail polish remover without soaking all the way through the pad leaving it in a shrivelled mess. Once the polish remover has been applied to the pad, it is easy to wipe over my nails to get the remaining polish off, they can even handle a good scrub on my nails to get stubborn pieces off without breaking up. I've also used these pads to remove makeup and they handle this job well too.
At less than a penny for each pad, I definitely think these cotton wool pads offer good value for money. They handle removing polish and make up well without breaking up. Recommended.
While in Wilkinsons a couple of weeks ago I decided to purchase some 2 in 1 cleanser and toner, while making this purchase I realised I would need some way of applying the cleanser/toner to my face so I went on the hunt for some cotton wool.
I had a look at the different cotton wool on offer and chose these Wilkinsons skin therapy cotton wool pads over cotton wool balls or cotton pleats as they were relatively cheap (89p I think) and I did not want cotton stuck to my face (Santa style) as has previously happened while trying to cleanse using pleats or balls.
The cotton wool pads come in a plastic tube with a drawstring at the top so once you have opened them you can easily reseal them to keep them clean and fresh. There are approximately 100 cotton wool pads in a pack and I think this makes them great value as using two cotton wool pads a day gives you fifty days use for less than a pound.
Each cotton pad measures approximately 5.5cm across and is a couple of mm thick, both sides of the cotton wool pad are smooth and soft and sandwich together a fluffy interior.
As I use the pads for cleansing/toning I find them quite absorbent. I need to squirt about a five pence piece size blob on to a pad, the blob will sit there till I fold the pad over and smoosh the cleanser/ toner around a bit. Once I have done that I can then cleanse/tone. The cotton pads glide smoothly over my face, they do not drag or pull and along with the cleanser/toner they lift all the impurities of the day off my face and leave my skin feeling refreshed and soft. The pads hold together well and do not fall to bits or leave fluff on my face.
I have found that once I get about two thirds of the way down the tube it is harder to get a cotton wool pad out due to the ruckling up of plastic when I put my fingers in to pull a pad out. I have to manipulate the cotton pads up the plastic tube to enable me to get one easily.
The packaging claims that the cotton wool pads are 100% pure and kind on all types of skin. They are made of 100% pure cotton and are manufactured using natural fibres and may contain small traces of cotton seed, husk or stalk. I have never come across any foreign objects in my cotton wool pads and if I did I would just discard the contaminated pads in favour of other ones from the tube.
The cotton wool pads come with Wilkinsons 28 day money back guarantee, so if for any reason you were dissatisfied with them you could return them for replacement or refund as long as you still had your receipt.
In conclusion I recommend these pads, they are perfect for using with cleanser/toner, my daughter uses them to remove nail polish and I would have no hesitation using them to bathe cuts or grazes. All in all a good value product from Wilkinsons that does the job you buy it for.
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When it comes to something basic like cotton wool pads, I don't see the point in spending a fortune for them when something cheaper without well recognised branding, like Boots, does the job. Quality can be very variable, but surprisingly the Skin Therapy pads from Wilkinsons are great and a reasonable price too.
These are described as being '100% pure, soft, cotton wool pads, ideal for looking after your skin'. Each pack contains approximately 100 pads, which is plenty to keep you going for a while. They're part of the Skin Therapy brand which can be found in Wilkinsons. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect because, as I've said, quality can be variable. Seeing similar products with the same amount or less pads for three times the price elsewhere (£1.89 for 100 on the Boots on label ones), I was tempted to give these a try.
I find the pads to be of a good size so they're suitable for facial cleansing and taking off make-up or nail varnish without having to go through too many of them each time. Some similar products I've tried have been quite poor quality, with the cotton being too 'fluffy' and sticking to my face after using a cleanser on it, or just falling apart.
I have used these for the basics like cleansing where liquid or gel has been put on them, and I've found them to be very durable. Obviously there will be other uses for them too I would imagine, but given that these have worked well for me I would say their multipurpose and should do the job well. Considering the price, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from these but I was happily surprised to find they're very stable and durable in texture. They don't disintegrate and they don't fluff up, but they're still very soft and gentle on skin.
Overall, I would definitely recommend these. You can buy similar priced ones that aren't good value for money because they fall apart, cheaper ones that are too hard, or more expensive ones that cost a small fortune for what is really a basic product. With these, you get great quality at a good price, so I'm sticking with these.
Selling for around 72p (Wilkinsons)
[Also reviewed by me, gothic_moon, on Ciao]
I usually buy make up removing wipes to removing my make up and barely never buy cotton wool. I don't like the feel of it at all though do need from time to time to buy some for simply removing my nail polish from my toes. However when I do I prefer to buy these pads from Wilkinson's costing me 60p for 50 if them and I buy the large ones as I think they offer good value for my money. I prefer the smooth thin feel these have to them opposed to the nasty fluffy horrid feeling of cotton wool balls and the likes where bits stick all over me an the likes!
These come in a see through plastic bag which has a draw string effect to the top of them to keep them clean and in the packaging when not in use. On the front of the bag we are told that they are Skin Therapy Large Oval Cotton Wool Pads 'Soft, 100% cotton that's shaped to contour easily around your skin' and that there's approx 50 of the pads within the bag. On the back of the packaging we are told a bit about the pads and the ingredients used (100% cotton of course), warnings are given and contact details for Wilkinson's are listed. Nice enough, strong enough and informative packaging this is.
No size of these is given on the packaging at all so all I can say is that these are large, thin and oval and in shape and a bright white colour. Both sides of this feel like cotton and have small ingrained lines on them and packaged neatly inside is a thin layer of cotton wool to give them a little bounce to their feel.
Being someone who hates the feel of cotton wool with a passion these do not feel like that. They are smooth as I have mentioned and I can use them easily for removing my make up (if I chose to), removing polish whatever really and to dispose of them you simply need to bin them and not flush them. I find them robust and that they don't fall apart on me and all in all that they are of great and superb quality.
I also own hamsters as many of you who read my reviews know and I love to give them these. I can't give them ordinary cotton wool as they can trap their little legs in it and so on so I give them tissue however this doesn't give them any problems at all and they can use it to make themselves warm and cosy beds which is great in this weather...so multi functional this really is! We're all happy lol.
Great value and a product I have bought time an time again and will do so in the future!
Only available in Wilkinson stores.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I think an essential for everyone is cotton wool balls or pads, and I think that Wilkinson's is the best place to go for cheap essentials like this.
I like the Skin Therapy range, I use their face wipes which are 2 for a pound and they are great little value face wipes which I would be lost without, they are really effective yet so cheap.
You pay around 60/70p for a pack of these, they seem to be different depending on which store you go in, you can also get 2 packs for £1.00 which is great value.
The pads come in a round plastic bag which contains all of them, they are white in colour and all stacked on each other with a string at the top to close the bag shut which is extremely handy as they would all fall out otherwise.
The pack is decorated quite simply with a sticker on the front with the Skin Therapy logo and information telling you what the product is ect.
You get around 100 pads in a pack.
The pads themselves are great, they are quite thick and sturdy and plus they are 100% cotton so they are extremely soft and smooth and not harsh on your skin in the slightest.
When taking them out of the packet you should be careful as sometimes a lot can come out and you can sometimes get half of one so your left with the inside which is extremely fluffy and not good to use on your skin!
There are many uses for these but the one I find it best for is removing nail polish, I have found in the past that other pads and balls have broken up and fluff has come out and got stuck to my nails ect..but with these they stay flat and thick, no breaking up and hold liquids very well, they also dont go limp after one use, usually I change the cotton every time I do a different nail but with this I can do a full hand.
As well as nail polish remover there is hundreds more uses for cotton so this is why I think its an essential and I command you to go to Wilkinson's and try these out for yourself!
They also do larger pads, about a average phones size which I also use and I find these are great too.
Wilkinsons is just great. I first found them when shopping on a weekend break in Great Yarmouth. I was looking around the shops and stubbled in. I couldn't believe how cheap they were and ended up coming out with my arms full of shopping bags.
I am a bit of a product junkie and always end up spending my spare money on beauty products. I must have wasted a fortune over the years. When using all these different products you often need some cotton woll pads to use to the products or remove them.
I use cotton wool pads all the time. I use them for removing make up and facial masks, nail varnish and first aid. They can be quite expensive in some shops, but not good old wilkos.
These pads cost just 56p for a pack of 100 which is the best value I have ever managed to find. At this price you don't have to be careful about how many use, although I find one or two is enough if remove my make up most of the time and the same goes for nail varnish.
They are quite good quality and I like the fact that you don't get lot's of little bits of cotton wool fibres coming off of them. the hold up well like when you scrub at your nail varnish with remover and are strong, even if they are wet.
I buy these all the time and think they are a great product at a very reasonable price
This is what I deem an absolute bathroom essential. Cottons pads are so darned useful. I usually shop at Tesco for mine, but Wilkinsons seemed to be rivalling them in the price stakes for these cottons pads. Coming in at under a pound for a pack if I recall and frequently on offer, they represent good value for money and you get loads of pads per pack, which means the pack should see you through a couple of months.
When I buy cotton pads it is mainly to remove dirt and grime at the end of the day and to provide the face with an alternative to a flannel. Flannels can sometimes be too abrasive and rub the delicate parts of the skin too harshly. Cottons pads allow you to target specific areas with ease while being a lot more gentle in the process. These pads are made purely of cotton, meaning they are ideal for sensitive skin types, like mine.
The best way to use the pad is to moisten it with a little water or balm and wipe gently in upwards motions over the face. I have found them great for under the eye areas, the forehead, round the nose and oily patches. They have two sides, so you can start with a generic wipe then do a refining wipe to smooth the surface further. A pad a day is an adequate way to keep the face looking fresh and clean.
Other uses could be to mop spillages around the sink, to squeeze spots with or to wipe round the ears with. In terms of softness they work fine for me and the price is good too. I would buy again and feel they are part of a good beauty regime.
Essential soft cotton pads for your skin care needs /