“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Plasters „
It's always a very good idea to have a few waterproof or wash proof plasters in your house. I always have some and the cheapest but best quality ones I have found are those you can get from Tesco's and are part of their Everyday Value Range. They only cost 41p and there are 40 good sized and differently shaped plasters in the cardboard box.
All of the plasters are wrapped up individually and I like that they are not too fiddly to get out of the pack and come out fairly easily. I also like the colour of them because they tone well with my own skin colour and they are not too dark as some of the fabric plasters are and so don't stand out so much on my skin if I am using one.
They stick well and though they are not waterproof and they are only wash proof this doesn't seem to make much difference in that they don't fall off too easily. I have managed to have a shower with one on the back of each heel and after the shower they are still firmly attached. This is good as they are only wash proof. They don't last in the bath though and do fall off in the water when they are immersed for any length of time.
They are only good for smaller scratches and injuries as even the larger sized ones are not going to be large enough to cover an area bigger than 72mm. Considering they are not a branded medical product though I do agree they are worth the money and are a good quality product.
I have a thing about making sure that our first aid box is full of plasters, 'just incase' as I'm a bit accident prone when I'm rushing to make tea and often end up with a cut on my finger that needs a bit of help with a plaster. I purchased these Tesco value plasters a couple of months ago as I'd bought from Tesco's normal range of plasters before and thought that they were great. These value ones, which are washproof, are available for 41p currently for a box 40 assorted plasters.
In a box of 40, there are 4 different types of plaster - 20 come in a rectangular form 19mm x 72mm. Those are the ones I find most suitable for cuts on my fingers so it's good that there are plenty of this size. There are 12 rectangular ones of the slightly smaller size 19mm x 38mm, again which I find adequate to use on cut fingers. There are also larger rectangular plasters of 25mm x 72mm, but only 4 of these - I would have preferred a little less of the small rectangular ones and more of these as these are the only ones in the pack suitable for bigger cuts on knees, elbows, arms, legs etc and we used all of ours from the pack before using most of the other plasters! Finally, there are 4 round plasters that are 25mm in diameter. Those are the ones that haven't been touched - I don't find that they're big enough to cover most cuts and grazes. They're very similar to the ones placed over the site of an injection at the doctors and I haven't found any uses for them at home.
The plasters are individually wrapped in the white box that they come in and each wrapper has a small tab to help open the plaster so are handy to get to and use. The actual plaster is a bit cheap, they certainly don't feel of any quality and I think you can tell they are part of the value range from their feel and look. The plaster is beige as with most plasters and they have no holes to make them breathable, they are just completely plain. To apply, there are two pieces of thin paper to pull away and then it's stuck down firmly onto the skin to cover the wounded site. The padding inside the plaster is fine, they have helped to stop bleeding quickly on a lot of small cuts from the kitchen.
I don't feel that the stickiness of these plasters is adequate enough, especially when the plaster has been applied to an awkward area. For example, when I was on holiday I received a small cut on my foot that needed a plaster for a couple of days but these were useless. The cut was on the top of my foot but because of the movement from walking, the plaster came away almost immediately. Luckily, I had taken some other branded versions with me that did the trick instead. These plasters are ok on small cuts on my fingers, but again I don't find that they last a huge amount of time because of the movement of my hands. I find that they're great if I only need it on for a small length of time, just to help stop bleeding but beyond that, I don't think they're reliable enough as it starts to come away.
I bought these as I always go for washproof ones, which I feel is important when they're on my fingers because I wash my hands regularly with them on. Fabric ones end up soaking wet and tatty as soon as I do wash, but usually washproof ones don't for the most part. With these value ones, the plaster looks ok after washing as it has a smooth feel to them and the water glides off it, but due to it's lack of stickiness I've had a few experiences of these sliding off my finger completely when I've washed and dried my hands even though I've applied it neatly and tightly. This can only be due to the stickiness not being quite as up to the job as it needs to be.
I don't feel I can recommend these on the whole. I've rated them two stars because I've found them useful for a quick fix of stopping bleeding from cuts on my fingers but I've not found them adequate enough for most other uses, especially on more awkward cuts and grazes. The stickiness needs to be far stronger for me as most places on my body that I end up cutting are places that are used a lot - my fingers are always bending, my feet are always moving and I feel they should be made to survive these movements without falling off. I find that their normal range of plasters are much better for my needs and although they cost 30p more for the same number of plasters, I feel it's an extra worth paying.
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I recently decided to restock my health/first aid cupboard, I wanted some plasters as I am usually accident prone. I must have cut my fingers doing the washing up a million times. I didnt want expensive plasters, just something to have just incase I needed to stop blood pouring over my kitchen floor. I found these at tesco and I am very happy with them, they do everything they say on the box. I will now go into a little more detail on the product.
For 41p, you get 40 plasters. The back of the packaging tells you what sizes you get - 20 19mmx72mm, 12 19mmx38mm, 4 25mmx72mm and 4 25mm round. you recieve a good mixture of plasters and all are useful for different things. The packaging has changed from the image above and is now the tesco Everyday value range. The packaging does not look cheap like the image above and the marketing has improved. overall it works out at 1p per plaster, you can't get any cheaper than that, they really are a bargain. I always wonder how they make any money on these products!
Do they work:?
they work well and I can confirm they are washproof, I have used them reguarly and they can get wet without falling off. The sizes provided are all useful for various things. They don't even come off in the shower. The plasters are very sticky and absorb blood easily. They do not come accross as a value product and I am shocked you can get a quality product this cheap. 40 plasters will last you a long time. all plasters are individually wrapped and very easy to open. I also find them easy to apply. overall they work very well and because they are so good I can't see myself buying branded plasters again in the future.
I would recommend these for any household. If you want basic waterproof plasters for general use than these are for you. They work well and have no negatives to them. A good variety of choises in the box and packaged nicely. They don't even break off or fall off during the day which is handy. They are perfect for cuts on fingers. These are going to get 5 stars from me, they are excellent and I will be using again.
Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helped you out. Josh - jlaker1992
Tesco Value plasters
This was a more of a curious purchase, as they were priced at 40p for a box of 40 plasters, popped them in the trolley to see if they were any good.
These are from the Tesco value range, and as such in the blue and white colour pattern. The box has the Value logo on the front, as well as an image of a finger with a flesh coloured plaster on it.
The first thing I was really impressed was the fact that there was different size plasters in the box,
- 20 plasters 19mm x 72mm
- 12 plasters 19mm x 38mm
- 4 plasters - 25mm x 72mm
- 4 plasters - 25mm round plasters
I thought this was a good division in terms of sizes, as the larger ones are generally the ones you use most, whilst the 25mm round plasters, - for me there really for little toe to stop a shoe rubbing or a small paper cur.
The plasters are boxed, obviously check that they haven't been tampered with, each of the plasters are individually wrapped. Once opened the outer wrapper is a papery material, but is easy to get hold off and pull of when you need to use the plasters. The sticky adhesive is off a good level of sticky on the plasters.
These plasters are wash proof, and stay on with no problem after visiting the bathroom, and when I have washed up, although I pop a pair of rubber gloves on top. They are not sold a waterproof, which at 40p a box, I can't complain at that.
The plasters are easy to remove unless you hit a hairy area, - men be careful, you may get a free way!! They have some stretch with the plaster, so if you have one on your knee by moving around the plaster accommodates this.
=Would I recommend=
I would recommend this plasters, there great if you have children around, as there is always scrapes and bumps and these just do the job perfectly.
=Would I repurchase=
I have brought these plasters since, I took a box of my last holiday as one pair of my shoes rubbed, and I left the plasters in the room for the maid, as really 40p it would be just as easy to get a box at home and use that little space in the suitcase for something else.
A definite 5/5 from me.
I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to cuts and sores. If I have the slightest cut or sore I always need it to be covered in case some nasty bacteria enters my bloodstream and tries to kill me. Okay I might be exaggerating but you get the drift. So it therefore comes as no surprise that I go through a lot of plasters. That's before the kids use their fair share.
So when I saw Tesco had 40 of their plasters for a bargain price of 41p, about 1p a plaster, it was a must for me to buy them. They come in 4 different sizes and are skin coloured. You get 20 19mm x 72mm, 12 19mm x 38mm, 4 25mm rounded all fitted into a nice cardboard box. Each plaster is double wrapped. The outer wrapper is needs peeling back, which then leaves a peel back option on each side, which allows you to apply the plaster without touching the wound.
One thing I have found with the plasters is that they are very stretchy which I find superb as when wrapping around a finger etc you can make as loose or tight as possible. However they are also very sticky, so once on it does take a big job to adjust, as the plaster is usually stuck very firmly. This has it's positives too obviously as it is unlikely it will come off with ease.
A disadvantage with the plaster is that with it being skin coloured they are unsuitable for those dealing with food as they are difficult to find if it comes loose. As food preparers will know you must always use a coloured one - such as blue.
You are advised on the package that they are suitable for sensitive skin. Also not to use past expiry date.
I would highly recommend these plasters. I can't see many others being better although you can pay considerably more.
Copyright stebiz 2013 - also on ciao.co.uk
Review of Tesco Value Wash-proof Plasters
From the Tesco Value range, these plasters offer a useful selection of sticking plasters for general first aid use. The cost is a mere 40p for a box containing 40 plasters of varying sizes.
The individually wrapped plasters are presented in a recyclable cardboard box bearing the Tesco Value logo and an image of a hand with the index finger encased in a flesh coloured plaster.
There are four different sizes of plasters in the box, 20 19mm x 72mm, by far the most useful size in my opinion!, 12 19mm x 38mm, 4 25mm x 72mm and 4 25mm round plasters. The round ones are particularly useless to my mind and we never seem to require this size of plaster for anything!
I have young grandchildren who due to their parents' garden being terraced and on a steep slope, regularly come to our home to ride their bikes and scooters, roller skate and generally play in our much larger, flatter garden. Naturally, no matter how carefully children are supervised, there is inevitably the odd tumble and scrape. These plasters come into their own for this type of first aid.
The plasters are as previously mentioned, individually wrapped, so you know the plaster is going to be sterile. The outer wrapper is made of a papery material and it rips open easily to access the plasticky adhesive dressing.
I won't insult review readers intelligence by explaining how to use a plaster, as I am sure you all know only too well! I will point out however that Tesco advise the plasters be stored in a cool dry environment and that should a wound continue bleeding, become swollen, reddened or painful, medical advice should be sought. Tesco also advise that their Value Wash-proof plasters are suitable for sensitive skin.
The plasters have a use by date stamped on the base of the outer packaging and the plasters should be used up within this time frame.
These dressings are wash proof, they are not waterproof as such, and probably wouldn't cope with being underwater for long, i.e. when swimming, but will withstand hand washing and similar activities. The plasters do have a little stretch to them so can be applied to bendy parts of the body, such as knees and elbows successfully. They are pretty durable too and the stickiness lasts very well. I have found that removal is easy enough, provided the plaster has not been placed on a hairy part of the body, but they do leave a dark area of adhesive on the skin, which can be a nuisance to remove, especially when close to an area that is already sore! A dab of baby oil on a cotton wool ball generally sorts this issue out though.
==My Thoughts and Conclusion==
At 40p for 40p plasters, these are excellent value for money. The plasters are, apart from the silly round ones, of a good usable size and they are effective and durable. I always keep a pack of these in our first aid box, both at home and in our motor home. Plasters are one of those things that I tend to take for granted, so a good supply is handy to have. I usually keep one or two in my purse too, just in case of mishaps when out and about.
I think that Tesco, along with most of the other major supermarkets, have a good range of own brand first aid products and I do tend to buy these in preference to branded items.
For general first aid family use these plasters are hard to beat in my opinion and I would definitely recommend them to others.
Thank you for reading
©brittle1906 March 2012
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name
I am always clumsy while chopping things in the kitchen you would think after the first time I would learn but it seems not and I got fed up of walking around with one of my children character plasters on so decided to purchase my own.
These plasters come in 4 different sizes small medium large rectangle plasters and then you also get a small amount of round plasters so you can choose which ones you need to use depending on the cut. They are plain in appearance all 1 colour and nothing fancy about them but no need for a plaster.
They have 2 plastic covering over the sticky sides of the plastic which you simply clean the wound place the clothed square of the plaster directly over the main area of the cut and then place on the skin. The stick straight away and as long as you do not stretch them sit well on the hand allowing movement while keeping the wound clean at the same time.
You can cut the plasters down to suit the size that you need but to be honest the small round plaster in the pack is pretty minute anyway so I cannot see you needing to put anything smaller on yourself. Although they last so well they stick allow movement so if you need to put them on your finger or back of your ankle you scan still move these areas without it being restricted by the plaster while providing protection.
Are they waterproof?
These plasters claim to be water proof and at the small price of 1p a plaster I thought there was no way they can really stand up to this but they do. I can run the children's bath, do the dishes and just get on with day to day chores without having to worry about this plaster coming off while I am doing it. They seem to have super grip that no matter how many times you soak your hands in water it wants to stay put and are extremely practical for the day to day busy life of a mother.
This is my only downside as you need to change plasters regularly to make sure the cut stays clean even after a few hours of wearing them they can be impossible to get off. I like the fact they are sturdy and can be kept on while doing your day to day things but they can sting when trying to remove them. As they are resistant to water I find if I use a little baby lotion over the edges of the plaster it helps to make them curl up so I can whip the plaster off quickly.
These plasters are great they can be used for the whole family but to be honest I would advise against using them on children just because they can be difficult to get off. They last well are very durable and do the job they are intended for very well.
For 41 pence you are getting 40 plasters that are plain basic but they definitely do the job they are intended for. They stick well and can be very practical not having to worry about them coming off while I do my day to day chores. They keep the wound clean and do not break the bank as they say why pay more definitely recommended.
I don't like paying a lot for things like plasters so I opted for these value ones from Tesco. They were 41p and they came presented in standard Tesco Value packaging.
There's 40 plasters in each pack and they come in various different shapes and sizes. The plasters are beige in colour and they have a protective strip on the back that you remove before placing the plaster(s) onto your skin. I was pleasantly surprised at how sticky they were. They stick onto the skin really well and they manage to stay in place pretty much all day, even when placed on the feet. I suffer from rather a lot of blisters on the backs of my heels and these plasters are really comfortable to use on the blisters. They're comfortable placed anywhere on the body really - they're even suitable to use on small children.
They're also waterproof. I can shower, swim and bathe in these and they stay put. They stay put longer than some of the more "premium" plasters that I have used in the past. For the price these are actually rather good and I would recommend them! They're a store cupboard essential and there's plenty in the pack so my best guess would be that they would last you a good while.
Great plasters for such a cheap price tag!
I have a pair of sketchers trainers that I absolutely love, however despite me having them for well over two years, they still rub against my ankle and can cut it to shreds if I don't put a plaster in place to prevent it, and so I usually always keep some cheap plasters in the cupboard for this use alone. In the past I have bought large packs of cheap plasters in the likes of the pound shop, and they have been fine, but whilst doing my weekly shop in Tesco, I noticed that within their value range they have a pack of washproof plasters retailing at a vry very cheap 41p for a pack of 40.
I have tried and tested many Tesco value products in the past, as like most people, I like to save money on my weekly shop where I can. Some value products are super and I wouldn't buy anything else now, however there have been plenty that I would avoid like the plague. I'm pleased to say however that I found that these plasters fall into the former category, of being a worthwhile buy.
As it states in the name of the product, these plasters are meant to be 'washproof'. They also on the back of the pack, state that they are suitable for sensitive skin, which is appealing to me. Within this pack of 40, there are 4 various shapes and sizes of plasters. 20 of 19mm x 72, 12 of 19mm x 38mm, 4 x 25mm x 72mm and 4 of 25mm round plasters. The adhesive slip that each of these plasters is kept in until use, is easy to open which is useful when I am in a hurry.
I have been using these plasters for well over 2 weeks now, and everytime I wear my trainers I put a pair of these plasters on. Now, I cannot really comment on the waterproof element as they within my sock and I only put them on when I am wearing that particular shoe, however they do stay in place throughout the day, and I have been able to use all the various sizes of plasters wuithin the box. I cannot say how useful they are after applying to a wound or cut however for my usage, ie protecting my ankles from being cut to shreds when I walk with those shoes they work perfectly and are ttherefore perfect for my usage!