“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Subcategory: Bathroom Care - Tissue / Type: Tissue / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues „
(N.B. Since this is a review of toilet tissue there will be references to going to the toilet...)
As someone who suffers from IBS, bottom comfort is paramount! If you have to go the loo a lot, your bottom can get very sore from excess wiping!
A few years ago I discovered moist toilet tissue. As someone who has had a sore bottom way too many times, this product was a revelation for me.
Moist toilet tissue is designed to be used once all major bottom cleaning (with dry toilet paper) has been concluded. The moist wipe is used for a final clean and soothing of sensitive bottom skin.
Sainsbury's sell their generic moist toilet tissue in a few variants, which have recently been repackaged from the image seen above: Supersoft Soothing, Supersoft Fresh (both contain aloe vera and are now in a pastel blue packet) and Supersoft Sensitive (a pink package, no aloe vera). All 'flavours' come in two variants: a plastic package of around 40 wipes with a resealable sticker for dispensing tissues, and a refillable plastic box with a fliptop lid. The plastic packages cost around 90p and the boxes cost around £1.30, although the tissues are often on a multibuy promotion. Unlike many similar products, these tissues are flushable.
The tissues themselves are folded in a concertina, so as one is pulled out the next one (theoretically) is unfolded and pops out the top of the packet. In practice this rarely happens and more often than not you have to fish around to pull out the next towel. It's far too easy to pull out two or three towels in one go when you only want one, and stuffing the extras back into the pack is a nuisance.
The tissues are white and made of a very soft, fibrous material. They measure around 10cm x 7cm each so they're the size of a couple of sheets of toilet paper. The scented variants are only lightly scented.
I've tried lots of moist toilet tissue brands over the years with mixed results. Because bottom skin can be very sensitive some of the scented tissues have triggered mild allergic reactions (including thrush!). However, all Sainsbury's variants have been fine for me and have caused no adverse reactions. The aloe vera scent is a little strong for me so I generally stick to the sensitive variant, although if it's unavailable I'll buy the aloe vera version.
I keep one of the plastic packs on the back of our loo at all times, and also keep a pack in my handbag for emergencies out of the house!
Using these tissues after what another IBS-suffering friend poetically calls a 'tummy bomb' is a huge relief. The tissues are very soothing whether I use the aloe vera variant or not. The tissues are very thick; much, much thicker than dry toilet paper, and so I only need to use one at a time. Plus, because of the quality of the product I never have to worry about my fingers breaking through the tissue when wiping! Once used, the tissue can be thrown into the toilet and simply flushed away, although a plumber friend warned me never to flush more than one at a time, and to give the toilet an extra flush every so often just to prevent blockages.
This product has proven incredibly useful to me over the years. One 40 tissue pack usually lasts me a good couple of weeks, and for 90p I consider that money well spent.
I bought this pack of moist toilet tissues about a month ago now as I wanted something that I could use without having to leave my room when working. I opted for these ones from Sainsburys that cost 78p for a "refill" pack of 40 tissues.
--- The Pack ---
The tissues come in a white plastic pack that is 20cm x 11cm x 1.5cm in size. On the front there is a green label that also acts as the tab to close it and on the rear, the product information is printed onto the packet. The front label is large enough to be quite eye catching and easy to read. The rear contains all the information that you need.
This pack is meant to be used to refill the box version of this product, however as I don't own the box, I used it as it is. I found that the label is sticky enough to seal the packet and the wrapper is small and discreet enough to keep without taking up much room.
--- The Wipes ---
Each wipe is white is colour and measures about 13.5cm x 16cm. They seem to be only 1-ply however they are quite thick which make them suitable for many applications without them tearing/falling apart. The wipes are enriched with Aloe Vera, which I find gives them a nice smell that is much nicer to other wet wipes.
The packet keeps the wipes moist for a long period of time as long as the top is stickered shut. I have found that if you leave a wipe out or the top of the pack open, the wipes will dry out quite quickly. I therefore store the pack upside down so that the opening is always covered up.
The pack has a reasonably large hole from which the wipes can be pulled out from. I have found that as you get near the bottom of the pack, it gets harder to pick out an individual wipe.
Initially I bought these to wipe my hands with, however I have found that I don't use them for that very often as my hands don't usually get too mucky when working. I do use them nearly every day for wiping my face in the morning, usually after a shower. I have found that they seem to help keep spots occurring as often, which is a great advantage for me. The moistness of the wipe lasts a quite a while when using it and leaves my skin feeling soft and feeling clean after its use.
This is a great pack of toilet wipes for a really good price. I have never actually used them in the bathroom, however if they are good enough for my face, then they are certainly good enough for my bum!
--- Overall ---
If you are interested in giving these a try then they can be found in most Sainsburys Supermarkets in the toilet tissue aisle. They are usually quite easy to spot and cost only 78p for this pack. I would highly recommend these as they are really good on your skin and they last quite a while as well.
I am going to give these 5/5 as they are the best wet wipes that I have used.
Thanks for reading.
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As my other half has had surgery we have been purchasing these Sainsburys super soft moist toilet tissue wipes. A tub of 40 is currently £1.02 and the refills for the tubs are 82p so these are quite reasonable.
The tub is quite sturdy, made of plastic and very easy to open. There is a ledge on the front that you just push up to open and then you can get to the wipes. There is nothing fancy about this packaging but it works very well and can be opened with minimal time and effort.
The wipes within are quite a large size and they are soft and quilted. There is a lovely scent to them, aloe vera, which is instantly released from the wipes when you open the tub. The wipes are a very reasonable size and I believe the best way to use them is to wipe with dry toilet tissue first and then use one of these to make sure that you get all the mess and dirt and have a clean bottom after use. These wipes have a light foaming action to them if you scrub with them too much but they are fairly thick so they don't rip easily.
These wipes are very gentle for sensitive skin and if you were caught short I am sure that these could be used for baby wipes or wiping your skin clear of marks or dirt. The scent of these wipes is not so overpowering that other people could notice it but it's strong enough that you feel clean and fresh after use. The wipes work very well and they are a reasonable size to clean everything with just one wipe.
The main reason for purchasing these was that my other half had just had surgery near the top of his bum and we needed something to ensure that he was keeping himself clean and fresh. These did the trick very well and he did not have any real problems with dirt or grime getting in to his wound or on to his stitches.
The wipes are very easy to use and with each tub or refill packet containing 40 wipes they are very reasonable indeed. I will continue to buy these now as they leave you feeling much fresher and cleaner than wiping with dry tissue alone and the price is not restrictive if you are on a small budget. One wipe is definitely enough for the job and they don't rip during use this is always important for this type of product.