“ Brand: Asda / Type: Plasters „
Asda Smart price Wash proof Plasters
I was down to last few plasters, and was having one of those run around days and saw these plasters, they were 40p for a box of 40 plasters, so I thought I would give them a try, I did not take much notice of the box in terms of sizes just that were 40 plasters
=Asda Smart price Range=
These are part of the Asda own brand value range, called Smart price, the colour for this range is green and white.
This is the first disappointment, that all the plasters were the same size, they were what I call middle range plaster, about 2xm x 7cm, each plaster was individually wrapped.
Once you have taken the plaster out of the sterile cover, I was a bit disappointed as the pull off pieces were a thin paper, (value comes to mind), so you put the cushion part over the wound then pull at the paper. It took a good grip to get the paper off, as the first person to need a plaster was my daughter, so I didn't want to pull to hard and yank the plaster off.
Or should I say was it worth it, after a little bit of effort we got the plaster on (paper cut on her finger), but within about 30 minutes the ends of the plaster start to come away from the skin.
My daughter went to the bathroom, came back down in tears, thinking oh no what has happened, she was so worried as when she washed her hands the plaster had come off, I know she didn't scrub away with a nail brush, just a general "hello water, hello soap, goodbye as quick as possible!".
Ok, slight difference of opinion here, the plasters say there wash proof as for us, we soon discovered they were not..
=Check No 2=
Not that I disbelieved my daughter as I could see myself that there her plaster had not stuck properly, so I thought it could be a duff one, so I tried 4 plasters myself, on different parts of my arms, feet and leg, unfortunately the same happened again, the curling of the plaster and coming off in the water.
=Would I recommend=
Unfortunately no I could not recommend these plasters, I so appreciate they were from a value range, but I would still hope they would do the job.
Sorry not for me, - the 1 star represents the fact that they were individually sealed plasters,
I am one of those people who likes to be prepared have a well stocked fist aid box. Well I have to be, really, I'm unimaginably clumsy and you can guarantee the day we run out of plasters is the day I decide to do something daft and end up needing one!
It was following a particularly bad bought of clumsiness that I decided to look for cheaper plasters, between my kitchen mishaps and my husbands woodworking hobby we were going through plasters at an alarming rate. When you factor in the cost of those plasters, at nearly 3 a box for our usual brand, it was looking like buying pre-chopped veg and pre-cut wood would actually work out cheaper in the long run!
I had popped into my local(ish) Asda on the way home from town one day and decided to have a mooch at the medicines isle, it was there I discovered the Smart Price Washproof Plasters, at around 40p (I believe it was slightly over) for 40 plasters they seemed like a bargain, with these I could use a mandolin or split frozen burgers with a knife to my hearts content and not worry about how much money I was wasting on plasters!
It wasn't long before I got to try these out, my mother put down a mirror a bit too hard on my hardwood floor and unbeknownst to me the corner had chipped off, leaving a razor sharp edge. It was only as the blood started soaking through the rip in my jeans that I realized I had sliced my leg open, while picking up the mirror. It wasn't a particularly long gash but the plasters really didn't look particularly heavy duty and my sister in law (who nearly feinted at the sight of all the blood) said if it was her she would have gone to A+E because it looked so deep! So I decided to stem the flow of blood as best as I could with a damp cloth and, once it had stopped bleeding so much, apply one of the plasters.
The box is my first little grumble, it was one of those that had an opening flap that was so tight fitting, I gave up trying to manipulate it out of the way and ripped it clean off... Fine if like me you decant your plasters into a first aid box, but not so great if you want to take them out and about in your bag and not have to rummage through screwed up bits of tissue and old receipts to find one because they've all fallen out!
Once I had finally got the little bugger out of the box it looked just as you would expect a cheap plaster to look. They're a little smaller than the brand name ones and look...cheaper. But hey if they do the job who cares? I must admit the first one didn't stay on all that long, but it was still bleeding. It didn't take long for the blood to begin seeping through the plaster ( but as I said before they are quite thin) and then gradually the end most bloodied began to peel a bit, after around 5 mins it came off completely. It would have been a big ask for even a tough expensive plaster to have stayed on if I'm honest, and the process merely happened quicker.
In contrast I have since had many little cuts, the kind that don't really bleed, and these plasters have stayed on all day. They aren't however washproof in my opinion as the plasters tend to come off when washing your hands, although they do fair ok if you splash a little water on them by accident.
Would I buy them again? Yes, they stick ok and do for small cuts, but I'd always have a better brand in my first aid box as well just incase of larger cuts.
I've always got plasters at the back of my bits and bobs cupboard as they always come in handy with my accident prone tendencies in the kitchen. One lot of plasters that I've used recently are these Smartprice ones that I picked up with my normal weekly shopping.
The plasters are part of Asda's Smartprice range so can only be purchased from Asda either in store or online. I would imagine that the other big Supermarkets have their own brand range as well. These plasters usually cost in the region of 40 pence.
The plasters come in a cardboard box with the normal Smartprice white and green branding. It definitely isn't any special but it's what inside that counts so the plain packaging doesn't bother me. The box contains 40 plasters all of the same size.
Each plaster is individually wrapped so each one is clean and fresh when you use it. All you have to do is take it out of its own packaging and put it on. It has two paper type covers over the sticky bit of each plaster so you have to put the cushiony tab over the cut and peel back the paper bits to apply it properly. The plaster doesn't look any different from other brands of plasters being the beige colour that they usually come in.
Once the plasters are in place, I find that they don't last very long before the ends start peeling off from the skin and rolling up into little rolls around the cushioning area. If they do last long enough to protect your cut, you can be guaranteed as soon as you wash your hands after going to the toilet, for example, the plaster will float off. Asda say that the plasters are wash proof but I don't think they can handle any type of washing, let alone doing something like the washing up or having a bath with one of these lasting the duration.
I've used the plasters on a couple of different occasions and each time I've discovered the same poor results so I hadn't just used a duff one, they are all the same rubbish quality and for that reason I couldn't recommend them. Pay a little bit more and get better quality plasters as these Smartprice ones are pretty useless.
I am the type of person that always has to have a box of plasters in the house, and have some plasters stored in my bag for emergencies. But one of the main reasons for carrying plasters around with me in my purse, is due to my job, having to go through many files and pile and piles of paper work daily, means I frequently get paper cuts. As you may know paper cuts can be quite painful, plus I am little weakling; so paper cuts for me, are quite agonising!
I have found that recently, the expenses during my supermarket grocery shopping has significantly risen. One factors being that prices have generally gone quite high and continually do so. So this has made me have to rethink my shopping list, cutting some things off completely and opt for for cheaper brands.
This is why I had to go and get the Asda Smartprice Washproof Plasters instead of buying more expensive brands of plasters. I have in the past tried a few different types of items from the Smart price range, and have been pleasantly surprised with a few of my choices, hence for the motivation to opt for the Smart price Plasters.
BASIC PRODUCT INFORMATION
A pack of Smartprice Washproof Plasters contain 40 plasters, and all come in one size.
A very low priced brand of plasters, costing only 40p. This is another factors that attracted me to this brand of plasters, as every penny helps!
The packaging is very basic, which is what I have come to expect with Asda Smartprice range. The plasters come in small sized cardboard box that is has a white coloured top half, and a green coloured lower half. It has a simple green cross on the front as well as the item name.
Packaging is easy to open, as it pretty much the same as many other similar sized brand of plasters that come in small boxes.
PUT TO THE TEST
The plasters themselves very straightforward and simple to use. All I needed to do is remove the outer packaging, and peal the small paper like protectors from the plasters.
Once removed, small very thin pads were visible on the plasters. The plasters were placed on my paper cut, sticky side down. I applied gentle pressure to the plasters to ensure that they were securely fastened. I found they initially stayed on my finger quite securely and was able to more by fingers about without too much restriction.
However, unfortunately after only say about 20 minutes the plasters started to lose its stickiness and on some occasions found the plasters hanging of my finger.
As I use my hands and fingers quite a lot during my work, I observed that the plasters are just not made for busy hands like mine.
One of the reasons for purchasing this, was for the waterproof aspect of the plasters. But I was again disappointed with the longevity of the plasters, as with only a little bit of water (quick rinse of the hands) the plasters began to peel off, and it was not long before it would hang off my fingers.
I conclude that these plasters are just not personally for me, and would not recommend them. I would say that they are only use able for a short period of time for very minor cuts. The only highlight is the price, so i guess in this occasion I got what I paid for!
My medicine cupboard contains an assortment of various sticking plasters and I have to say that my Asda Smart Price Washproof Plasters are right at the back. Actually, thinking about it, I don't know why these are even still in my medicine cupboard as every time I've used one, either on myself or on my daughter, I've found them to be a complete waste of time as they simply come right off pretty much as soon as they have been put on. I buy a few odds and bobs from The Asda Smart Price range, and in the main, they usually represent value for money. Sadly, the same cannot be said of these sticking plasters, even though they only cost 40p for a box of 40 plasters.
The packaging is simple and plain and nothing to write home about. Personally speaking though, I'm not too bothered about packaging, I'm more interested in the contents. The box is primarily green and white and made of cardboard and the box itself states that these plasters are designed to be 'washproof'. Washproof is not the same as waterproof, however, so these are not designed to be immersed in water for any length of time, but should stay put if water touches them for short periods of time, such as briefly washing your hands under a running tap, for instance.
Each plaster is individually wrapped and each one is exactly the same size. I hadn't actually realised this when I'd bough them initially, and it wasn't until I'd started to look for an 'extra large' one, that I quickly realised there wasn't one in the box!
All the plasters are dark beige to light brown in colour, slightly oblong in shape and so think they feel like tissue paper. The first time I used one of these plasters was on myself at the back of my heel as my shoes had been rubbing. I pulled off the white plastic backing and smoothed the plaster down, like I would with any other plaster. It seemed fine at first but within about half an hour of walking around the house barefoot, and without actually having put on any shoes at all, it was evident that this plaster wasn't going to be staying put for long.
It quickly started to crease and crumple up, then the top half rolled itself down and then the bottom half rolled upwards to meet it. I removed the first one thinking that it was possibly my fault and that I hadn't put it on properly, but the second one did exactly the same thing again.
The next time I used on was on my daughter Sarah's finger as she'd been bitten by next-door's guinea pig. I wrapped the plaster round her middle finger and she went back outside to play. By tea time (approximately 2 hours later) she came indoors with no plaster on her finger and she told me "it fell off" Great! On the one occasion when I've still had one on my thumb whilst washing my hands, eve the smallest splashes of water cause the edges of the plaster to come off from the skin and to quickly peel right off.
My husband has also tried to use these plasters on a few occasions and he says they are "total rubbish" and to be honest, I really cannot disagree with him. Forty pence might seem like a small amount to pay for what seems like a large box of plasters, but in all honesty, what's the point if they don't stay put for more than a few hours.
I wouldn't waste you money on these plasters and I just cannot possibly recommend them. They are staying right where they are at the back of my medicine cupboard
Also posted on Ciao! as basketofbuttons
I occasionally visit Asdas supermarket when I visit my Father who lives round the corner to my local Asda. It is too far away for me to use it as my regular supermarket which I why I use Sainsburys, I cant see if from the end of my road.
On the way home from my fathers, I stopped off in Asda to get a few items for lunch and bought a few extra bits like you do on a unplanned trip to the supermarket. We were running low on plasters and seeing these for sale for 40p grabbed a pack without giving it too much thought. Due to me being quite a clumsy person, it wasn't long before I had broken a plate in the washing up bowl without realising, and after plunging my hand into the water, managed to slice two of my fingers with the sharp plate. After removing it from the bowl and discarding of it, I dried my hand and extracted two plasters from the box. The box itself is quite non descript, white with bright green stripe and cross on it.
The plasters themselves are beige, all the same size and waterproof. Although waterproof only against little splashes. You can not wash up or bathe in them as they will fall off very quickly. Although they start off quite sticky to begin with, I do find that the adhesive strip does tend to come off the plaster and although will stick to skin, the plaster will fall away.
These are ok for a quick fix, but there are other more expensive versions out there that will stay put better, ok for 40p though.
I absolutely adore Syrian hamsters and at the moment I own four of them, three boys and a girl. My boys are beautiful and docile and easy to take care of my girl though, Winifred Agnes.....well although I love her she is an absolute nightmare!
The first time I spotted her in a cage at pets a home she stood on her back legs and seriously screamed like a pig at the top of her lungs. I should have known there and then that she was a skittish hamster but me being me took pity on the poor little frightened thing, spent a fortune and bought her a top of the range cage and loads of other stuff and believed I could tame her.
Moving on a few months she's well treated, well loved but horrifically violent to anything she comes into contact with. Just feeding her or moving her cage leaves me bitten let alone when I need to touch her which brings me on to the subject of plasters. Nowadays they are something I have in abundance in my medicine cabinet but of course not just for her biting me but for any other thing that goes wrong and being quite a clumsy person I regularly use them!
These come in a bright green and white box and on the front of the box we are told that they are Asda 'Smart Price' 40 Washproof Plasters then on the back of the box we are basically given contact information for Asda on there.
Well as promised you get 40 of these in a box, all the same size and all light brown plastic in colour. Each one has white plastic on it and you simply pull that away to get a rather small sized oblong plaster.
These are very thin indeed and I find them rubbish at staying put if bleeding and also no good for larger problems, cuts or grazes. I find them ok to protect a wound though they are splashproof and not waterproof on me and I do have to keep replacing them often. No good on wet messes for me and no good in water they really are not good enough really to meet my requirements though I'm sure good enough for some people and at 40p a box for 40 of them it isn't really worth not having any plasters in at all I guess!
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My daughter fell over a couple of months ago outside out local Asda store, she has a little graze on her knee but made such as fuss about it all the way around I decided to gety a packet of plasters to shut her up as we had other places to go and I knew she would keep moaning.
I bought these plasters as there wasn't really much on her knee and I knew we had loads of plasters at home. The box of plasters cost about 40p for a box of 40 plasters which i think is excellent value.
The plasters come in a mainly white box with a green stripe across the bottom, it is easy to tell that these are a smartprice product even if it wasn't stated on the box, the box is very simple and just states 40 washproof plasters with a green cross on the front.
The plasters inside the box are all the same size, I generally like a box of mixed but on this occasion it was just the price that I was concerned with since I didn't actually need them. Each plaster is a beige colour like most plasters are and have a smooth plastic type feel so they do repel a little water but not too much so you couldn't wear then to have a shower. The plasters are all individually wrapped so you can put some in your handbag with worrying about them becoming dirty.
The plasters are easy to remove from their packet and are easy to apply simply removing the plasticy backing one side at a time to touch it a minimal amount and place over the wound which of course she always be cleaned first. I found that these plasters stuck on well and we had to actually remove it later in the day as it was still sticking well, we found on removal that there was sticky residue left where the plaster had been which of course then had my daughter causing a fuss when I tried to clean it off.
I think these are really good value plasters and would recommend them if you go through alot of plasters, I personally prefer to pay a little bit more and not have the sticky residue to clean off since if my daughter has an injury the last thing she wants is me to be scrubbing around it.
I had asked my husband to bring in a box of Asda Plasters recently, as I knew I was running out at home and would need to re-stock my supply. The product that he brought home with him was the box of "40 Washproof Plasters" from the Asda Smartprice Range.
I have learned in the past that cheaper or 'budget' branded plasters are often a false economy so if I had been buying the plasters for myself I would have probably steered clear of the more budget products. It is fair to say that the Smartprice plasters are an excellent value price and they only cost my husband 41 pence for the box.
The packaging for the plasters is very basic, not being particularly eye-catching or inspiring, but I have come to find this is the case for most of the items in the Asda Smartprice range as a general rule. The range is very much a 'basics' or 'budget' range, which offers undoubtedly low prices but lacks something in the packaging for their products. Such things don't necessarily put me off however, and I often buy a variety of items from the range myself.
I find that most brands of wash proof plasters that I buy regularly usually offer a bit of a selection of various shapes and sizes of the plasters within the box. This is not the case with the Smartprice plasters however, and there is only one size to choose from, so all 40 of the plasters are an identical size and length.
The plasters are easy enough to use. All I have to do is remove the plastic 'backing' from the plaster and apply it 'face-down', directly onto the wound itself. I find that a little pressure will help the plaster's adhesive to 'bond' with the skin and allow it to cover the wound or abrasion adequately.
The Smartprice plasters feel quite thin, which is something I have found with most 'budget' branded plasters that I have used before. This can make them feel - and look - very flimsy when used to cover a wound, and I do feel that more 'robust' plasters give the impression of offering a little more in the way of protection to a sore wound or cut.
I have used the Smartprice plasters quite recently, when I accidentally cut the top of my finger with an extremely sharp kitchen knife. Once the bleeding had subsided a little, I applied one of the Smartprice plasters on top of the cut and applied a little pressure to ensure it had stuck to my finger securely. I found that in a mere hour or so, the plaster had become slightly unstuck at the edges and had started to loosen from my skin, making a noticeable gap evident underneath the surface of the gap.
This led me to wonder whether the cut would be protected from dirt and dust which was a bit of a concern as I had an open wound and wanted it to be covered up completely. I decided to discard the Smartprice plaster on this occasion and used a sterile dressing instead.
I have used the Smartprice plasters for other injuries too and they have performed slightly better. I often have to have blood taken in hospital and this is carried out every two to three months. I have learned through past experience that the tiny little circular plasters that are provided on my usual hospital ward are pretty useless when applied after my blood tests have been carried out, which is mainly down to the fact they are so small. I have had many instances of these tiny plasters falling off on my journey home, with the small 'puncture mark' on my hand or arm opening up again as a result. For these reasons, I tend to take my own plasters with me on my hospital visits, which allows me to apply several plasters to the puncture area on my arm until I return home.
The Smartprice plasters have performed perfectly for this task, and have lasted well throughout the time they have been worn on my arm or hand, although to be perfectly honest this is usually only for a maximum of two or three hours after they have first been applied. I am not sure why the plasters work well when applied to my arm in this way but don't seem robust enough to cope with more intense wounds or cuts, but I have come to the conclusion that it perhaps depends on what area the plasters have been applied. For areas that are not required to move around too much - or indeed if the plasters are only required for a short time - then I tend to find that they perform reasonably well. For more 'robust' cuts and wounds however, I didn't really trust the Smartprice plasters as much as others that I use regularly.
In terms of the Smartprice plasters being "Washproof", I have found that they don't fare particularly well. I can't remember ever taking a shower or bath and having my plaster remaining perfectly on my skin afterwards, although this is something I find is the case with most - if not all - other brands of plaster that I use regularly, and when the extremely low cost of the Smartprice plasters is considered, I don't feel I can be too critical of this point.
I feel that the plasters are a very cheap-and-cheerful product, and I don't think they are a COMPLETE waste of time which is something I have found with other 'budget' plasters I have used before. It is true to say that they are not the most robust or trust-worthy plasters that I have ever used, but considering their 'basic' appearance and value price, I hadn't expected them to be.
I have already purchased the Smartprice plasters again as I find they perform reasonably well for minor cuts and abrasions, and would award them a four star rating!