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Kleenex Balsam Tissues
Member Name: HelenW
Kleenex Balsam Tissues
Disadvantages: A little on the expensive side
Being afflicted right now with either a cold or hayfever, I had a trip to the supermarket the other day for 1. A box of tissues and 2. Some mini packs of tissues to fit in my bag. I decided to splash out on some nice tissues rather than cheap supermarket brand ones after the last cold I had that left the skin under my nose red raw and so ridiculously painful. I saw kleenex balsam tissues which said "with protective balm" on them, so I thought they would be quite moisturising and not make it so painful 2 or so days into a cold/hayfever. They have been useful so far, because usually by this point, under my nose starts hurting, but I've been using them constantly for a few days now and it's so much better than any other kind!
So far, I have found them to be very useful! Not only do they feel much nicer than cheaper ones when you use them, they feel nicer to pick up as well, because of the balm on them that makes them soft to touch.
I like the fact I could get them in small packets, because they are the perfect size to fit in the front of my lecture bag in one of the pockets. Each individual packet has a sort of spectrum of colour, which makes the packet really pretty, at the top is a light yellow sort of colour, which gradually fades through green and then blue at the bottom. The bottom of each packet is clear, so you can tell how many you have left in the packet. This bit is good because this morning before my exam I almost didn't check and only had one left in the packet! I chose the individual packs for this reason, a packet of tissues on a desk doesn't look quite as manky as a few tissues on a desk. The packets are quite simple in design, the bar code is at the top, with the Kleenex logo half way down the packet, and underneath that is an outline drawing of the side of a face, with a darker bit by the time it reaches the nose, where it shows the fact they are moisturising. At the bottom of the packet is has the "with protective balm" written to sell the product to the consumer. It is written in 6 different languages, which gave me a few minutes of entertainment working out what languages they were (oh the things I do to avoid revision).
I brought these packets in a multipack of 6 for about £2, which although are more expensive than boxes of tissues, I like the convenience that they are packaged separately.
Ingredients: Paraffinium liquidum, ceresin, stearyl alcohol, isopropyl palmitate, dimethicone, calendula officinalis.
This was the first time I have seen an ingredients list on a pack of tissues, and I half expected it to say: Ingredients: tissues. But no. I was suprised to see it there, but I suppose that is the extra added stuff to make it soothing.
Summary: Definately go for it =D