Product Type: Velvet in Health Therapies / Treatments
Newest Review: ... had lots of experience of these! The tissues come in the standard cardboard box. The boxes have a pleasant swirly pattern and are availa... more
Strong, absorbent and good quality
Velvet Classic Tissues
Member Name: pink_glitter
Velvet Classic Tissues
Advantages: as per the title, they are strong, absorbent and good quality
When it comes to tissues I tend to buy the supermarket own brand ones most often. I find the very cheap value ranges are often too thin and the branded ones more than I usually want to pay, so own brand is fine by me. Unfortunately my husband is more fussy and insists on branded ones, which is why we ended up with these.
We actually bought these in Costco which is a wholesaler. I can't remember what we paid but we ended up with around twelve boxes and by buying in bulk we paid much less than the retail price. This kept us both happy as he got his branded tissues and we didn't spend a fortune! We bought the tissues around a year ago and many colds later we are down to around four boxes, so I've had lots of experience of these!
The tissues come in the standard cardboard box. The boxes have a pleasant swirly pattern and are available in shades of lilac, pink and blue. The colour of the box has no bearing on the colour of the tissues which are all white inside.
One thing I like about the box is that when you remove the cardboard oval from the top there is a sort of plastic over the hole from which the tissues are dispensed. This makes it easier to pull out just one tissue at a time, so you don't end up pulling out three when you only wanted one!
The tissues themselves are 3-ply and plain white. Unlike some of the other expensive brands there are no fancy borders or patterns printed onto these. I'd say they are a standard size, the box says 200mmx210mm but I can't say I've ever measured them myself! The paper the tissues are made with is from responsible sources and for every tree they use they plant three more according to the box.
I find that the tissues feel very soft and they also feel strong and good quality. They don't fall apart or tear easily. When I have had heavy colds I find I use less of these tissues than the normal brands, which is probably because they are quite absorbent and less prone to disintegrating. Being so soft they don't seem to irritate my nose as much as cheaper brands, so I am not left with any redness or soreness. In terms of quality and functionality (if that's the right word in this case!) I am very pleased with them and they do the job well.
The only other use I have had for these is in a cosmetic sense. For blotting lipstick they are ideal as they aren't 'dusty' and being strong they won't leave bits of tissue behind. I have also used them for wiping smudged mascara from beneath my eyes and again they are effective, probably just owing to them being strong.
The price for a box of these tissues (and there are approximately 80 tissues per box) is around £1.99 in most of the main supermarkets (ASDA are the cheapest at £1.94). In total honesty, being a cheapskate that is still a little more than I would like to pay, but being strong and good quality a box does last well.
Overall I am very pleased with these tissues. There's not a lot you can say about tissues really, but these ones I find to be strong, soft and good quality and I would happily recommend them.
Summary: Velvety soft tissues
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