I needed some cotton wool pads when my partner and I went away for the weekend recently, they needed to be from Asda as I'd forgotten to pack mine and we happened to be in that particular supermarket when I remembered.
The pads are oval not round and have a far rougher texture against my skin, I've used them for removing make-up and also to take off nail varnish and while they work brilliantly on my nails I must say they're a little harsh feeling against my facial skin (something that is made worse when I use them to remove eye make-up, which is the main reason I need these pads).
They're made of 100% cotton but don't feel as soft as they should, tiny pieces of cotton wool comes away from the otherwise well compressed surface of the pads as I'm cleansing and that's a nuisance as it means I have to rinse my face to avoid my skin becoming irritated - I use the pads to save the bother of washing my face properly so needing to rinse the residue of the pads off makes them a bit pointless really.
At 75p for 100 pads I know I can't complain too much and really I'm not, these are decent basic cosmetic cotton wool pads which aren't great but aren't totally useless either. In fact I think the rougher texture of them helps to remove the glitter nail varnish I've started wearing recently much more easily than the very soft cotton wool pads and balls I usually buy from Boots. What's left in my packet I think I'll keep for my nails and buy some cotton wool that will be kinder to my skin, these are effective but not particularly pleasant to use which is a sentence that sums the overall experience of Asda Cotton Wool Pads up perfectly.
I always cleanse, tone and moisturise everyday, sometimes I use wipes and other times I use bottles of products which in turn means I need some sort of medium to apply the products to my face and cotton wool pads is the best things that I have found.
I am not fussy over what cotton pads I use and generally just pick them up on my weekly shop or if I see a really good deal, I picked these ones up from Asda when doing my normal shopping and they cost just £1 which is about an average price.
These cotton pads are Asdas own and therefore can only be bought from Asda however you can buy cotton pads from all supermarkets, chemists and a lot of discount style stores so they are easy to come across.
These cotton pads come packaged in a tube shaped plastic bag, the bag is fastened with a drawstring although it is also sealed when you first buy them so you know they have been kept sterile before you open them. Inside the packaging you can see there are 2 stacks of the cotton pads side by side and they are white in colour, personally I have only ever seen these come in white.
The pads are made out of layered cotton which means you can actually separate the layers out if you need the pad to be thinner for any reason, the pads are nice and soft to touch and they are absorbent when used with liquids such as a toner. To use the pads I pour a little cleaner or toner onto the pad and then sweep across my face, the whole pad becomes damp but not saturated and it doesn't fall apart or tear at all which makes them deal for the job.
You get 200 pads in the pack which makes these great value at half a pence each, I find a pack of 200 generally lasts me about a month to a month and a half, I also use the pads for removing my nail varnish and they are just as good for that job too. These get 5 stars from me, ideal for the job and fantastic value.
The price for these cotton pads is fantastic and at half a penny each, I'd definitely recommend them. They are soft to the touch, stay in one piece and have a variety of uses.
Cotton pads are something I always keep as I use them on a daily basis for applying cleanser to my face and for removing nail varnish occasionally too. Some of the cotton pads I've used recently are these ones from Asda.
The cotton wool pads are from Asda's Skin System range so can only be purchased from Asda either in store on line and currently cost £1.
The packaging is pretty much the same as any other brand of cotton pads. It's made from transparent thin plastic and comes in a long tube. Inside the packaging there are two tubes with 100 pads inside each one. At the top of each tube is a drawstring so when you've finished using them you can pull it together to stop the remaining from falling out.
The pads themselves are circular in shape (Asda also sell oval pads if you prefer them) and are made of layers of cotton. The top and bottom of the pads has a nice soft and finished feeling to them with the middle of these being more cushiony and a bit more like cotton wool. I've found with some other brands that when you pull a pad out of the packaging that occasionally you grab a little more than one pad and end up ripping the next pad along but that hasn't happened with these Asda cotton pads.
My main use for these cotton pads is applying cleanser and they work well at applying it without encountering any problems. I usually pour the cleanser on to one pad then use another to apply it, despite one pad being full of cleanser it doesn't seep through the pad at all and it stays contained. When rubbing the cleanser on to my face it feels soft and smooth. I also use these to remove nail varnish occasionally and again, the pads are great for this use too. I put the pad on the top of the remover bottle and tip it upside down to coat the pad, it does tend to soak all of the way through the pad but it isn't messy and doesn't compromise the quality of the pad. The pads stay intact even if I'm giving my nails a good scrub.
The price for these cotton pads is fantastic and at half a penny each, I'd definitely recommend them. They are soft to the touch, stay in one piece and have a variety of uses.
Cotton wool pads are a necessity in my house. I use them in my every day makeup removal routine to apply toner and I use them for other cosmetic duties such as removing nail varnish and removing heavier eye makeup after I have had a night out. When it comes to things like cotton pads I tend not to bother buying branded items or more expensive products if I can as usually I find the cheaper ones can be just as good. This is certainly the case with these Asda cosmetic cotton wool pads.
I found these online when I was doing some shopping priced at £1 for 200 pads, yes that's right £1! I couldn't go wrong so I popped one packet into my basket.
The cotton pads come in a long plastic packet which has a draw string mechanism at the top. This works well to close the packet tightly and protect the contents.
What Asda say:
*Made from 100% pure cotton
*Specially selected for quality, softness and absorbency
*Ideal for delicate skin
The cotton pads themselves are circular and on first inspection they feel very soft to touch. They also look fairly thick and are made out of several layers to help with absorbing product.
I have found that the pads are of a good size and tend to cover the top of most things that I am using e.g. bottles of toner and nail varnish remover. They absorb liquid easily and hold it effectively without leaking.
When using the cotton pads on my face they do feel soft and delicate. Despite their softness they are tough on makeup. Before I started using toner in my makeup removal routine I did not realise how much product can still be on your face after using just cleanser. These pads pick up all traces of makeup.
As I said earlier I have also used these pads to remove eye makeup. They do not irritate my eyes at all and do a great job even with heavy, dark makeup and they still stay in tact.
For the quality of these cotton pads I would expect to pay more and think that they are an absolute bargain. They last me ages but when I eventually do run out I will be buying them again.
I use cotton wool regularly, for a whole host of assorted tasks at home, that range from caring for my elderly feline to some perhaps more common tasks that form part of my own skin care routine (!) such as removing eye make-up.
I do buy cotton wool pleats or cotton balls as these are usually more cost effective than buying cotton wool pads and for some of the more menial tasks such as washing my cat's eyes, or removing messy nail polish from my fingernails, I find the cheaper cotton wool works just fine.
When it comes to using cotton wool on my face however, I find the little circular pads work more preferably for me, probably as there are generally less 'flecks' of cotton wool able to become loose from the pad, especially when compared to 'loose' cotton wool such as pleats, for example. This means that when I am using the cotton wool pads around the eye area, there is less chance of any loose particles becoming embedded in my eyelashes which can cause irritation.
I have tried and tested various cotton wool pads from assorted ranges over the years, with my most recent purchase being from Asda's "Skin System" range of skincare items and cosmetics.
I recently purchased a large package containing two individual draw-string cylindrical 'bags' of cotton wool pads from Asda which cost me only £1. I thought this price offered excellent value for money, especially considering my last similar purchase from a rival supermarket cost almost double this cost.
The packaging is fairly basic, I must confess. The outer package comprises of see-through plastic with white and green font and designs appearing on the front and reverse which I can't confess is particularly eye-catching or inspiring. Such things wouldn't deter me from repurchasing a product again however, as I am more concerned with how the product itself performs. What I did like about the packaging was the fact that the 200 cotton wool pads were presented in two separate 'bags' so this made the large package easier to deal with, rather than having to find storage space in my bathroom cabinet which is already rather cramped.
Each of the two cylindrical 'bags' has a draw-string top which I find extremely convenient and easy to use. I like too that the bags can be provided with a sort of 'seal' in-between uses, which allows the pads to remain free from any dust or moisture which would render them rather useless and well, somewhat unhygienic too. This would not be at all suitable, given the intended 'duties' the pads are purchased to carry out!
The pads themselves are circular and are white in colour, as you would expect. Each pad is quite thick when compared to more 'budget' cotton wool pads that seem to be extremely thin nowadays and rather useless when it comes to absorbency etc. The Asda Skin System pads, in comparison, are slightly thicker and are made up of two separate layers, in effect.
These layers come apart very easily with a light pull on one of the outer sides. This leaves you with two thinner pads that can be used separately, depending on what you are requiring the cotton wool for. To explain this a little better, I find that one single cotton wool pad will separate into two individual thinner sections which are each perfectly able to cope with cleaning my cat's eyes with a little warm water solution. The separated sections of the pad are perfectly able to cope with this type of job and so I do not see the need to use two whole pads for this task.
Other tasks require more cotton wool, and so I find that separating the pads is not as effective in coping with these tasks. An example of this would be with removing my eye make-up which requires the use of an eye make-up remover solution or cream. I find the separated sections of the Asda cotton wool pads are not really up to the task as they are too thin which damages their absorbency, as you would expect. For tasks like this then, I find it is necessary to use a 'whole' cotton wool pad for each use.
These results are merely observations on my part and I actually have no complaints whatsoever about the performance of the Asda Skin System Cotton Wool Pads. I find they perform excellently and are more than able to cope with the required tasks for which they were purchased. They certainly seem more robust and well-made than most other supermarket own-branded versions that I have purchased in recent times. I also feel that nothing has been compromised in terms of the pads being gentle when used or brushed across the skin; there is no unpleasant 'scratchy' feeling present, nor is there any irritation noticeable during or after the pads have been used.
Another consideration for me personally is cost, and I do think the Asda pads offer excellent value for money, especially when I consider that the pack has lasted for over two months, with perhaps 40 or so pads remaining.
I really have no complaints about the performance of these cotton wool pads at all and so they come with my full recommendation, together with top marks in the product rating score.
Now my daughter has discovered make up i have had to stockpile cotton pads to try and help encourage her to remove her make up before bed (though i am just as guilty for forgetting to do so, especially when i have a few drinky poo's!).
The pads that i tend to buy are these Asda cosmetic pads, this is due in part to the price, but also because it is just as easy to throw a pack into my trolley whilst doing my weekly shop!
These pads come in either 100 pad packs, or 200 pad packs, and come in 100 pad pouches, complete with a draw string top to stop them from shooting out once opened.
The pads themselves are quite robust disc's of 100% cotton, meaning that when i am rubbing my mascara or nail varnish off i can do so with some zeal and not worry that they are going to fall apart before i am finished with them!
I tend to use the pads with baby lotion for my eye make up and i find that not only to they feel gentle on my delictae eye area, but they also absorb enough that i am effectively removing the make up, rather than spreading it around my face!
The same stands for nail varnish removal, though due to the absorbancy i find that i probably use too much remover to make the pad effective enough to soak the colour off my nails, so i do tend to stick with make up removal!
Price wise these start at £1.00 a pack, which for how long these last me ( a good month or so) is exceptional value, and due to the softness which is suitable not only for my elephant hide skin, but also for my daughters delicate skin, is ideal as i can buy one pack for the family!
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Thanks for reading x
This is a review of Asda Cosmetic Cotton Wool Pads which are something I must admit I like to stockpile along with a few other items I don't like to run out of like toilet paper and mouthwash!
What are they?
The cotton wool is in a flat disc which is ideal for taking off make up and nail varnish. I much prefer the pads to cotton wool balls which can be fluffy and harder to hold. The pads are packaged in handy clear plastic tubes which have a little drawstring at the top but what I like to do is tear a small hole in the bottom so I can pull a couple out at a time and the rest stay in the tube.
I already mentioned that I use these for make up removal, usually with a cream cleanser but sometimes an oil based eye make up remover. I find I need to use 2-4 pads at a time depending on how much make up there is to remove. When it comes to nail varnish removing I can use up to three pads per hand but this is mainly because I use dark colours and try to remove sweeping upwards to avoid staining the cuticle and it is a lot easier to do this starting with a clean pad soaked with remover.
Price, offers and availability
The price for the cotton wool pads is brilliant, at 200 for £1 and an even better value offer 5 packs for £4 (which appeals to the hoarder in me) the price beats even similar items in Poundland who are often the cheapest for these things.
These are good enough to do the job. I have bought and used larger and more expensive pads in the past but ultimately once you've swiped your face or nails you are throwing away the pad so if they are cheaper I can forgive the fact that they are smaller or a little thinner. They are soft and don't smell of anything which is exactly what I want in a cotton wool pad.
On occasion I have used these for bathing if the cats need their eyes wiping gently or even for wiping the eyes of my toddler if they get a bit gunky. With hot water the clean pad makes a nice and gentle wipe for anything like this. I would also use them for applying calamine lotion to bites as we seem to have had lots of insects around early evening of late.
I like these pads and think they are excellent value for money, particularly in the five packs for £4 deal, providing you have space to store them as it will take a while to get through 1000 cotton wool pads! Highly recommended in this household and we will definitely not be running out any time soon.
~Asda Cotton Wool Pads~
These cotton wool pads are part of Asdas 'Skin System' range. They are designed for cosmetic use and made from 100% cotton. Asda claim that these cotton pads are perfect for those with delicate skin.
These cotton pads are available in packs of 100 and 200. The 200 pack features two stacks of cotton pads (each stack presented in a plastic wrapper) arranged within a clear plastic bag with a drawstring top. The bag cannot be recycled.
These cotton pads are available from Asda supermarkets and from www.asda.com. Both sized packs are currently available priced at £1.00 and are part of a special offer '5 for £4.00'.
I always have cotton pads in my bathroom as they come in very handy. I usually buy the Tesco cotton pads but a few months ago, I picked up a packed of the Asda cotton pads as I was running low. I chose the 200pk and have recently finished the first stack of 100 so they do last well. They are mega cheap too!
The Asda cotton pads are round/oval shaped and white in colour. Each pad is quite thick and soft though perhaps not as soft as the Tesco pads. These cotton pads perform well and have fitted in nicely with my skin care routine. They hold up well when soaked with liquids. Asda claim that these cotton pads are non fleecing and I have found this to be true - there are no fluffy particles left on my skin after using one of these cotton pads!
My main use for these cotton pads is for applying my toner after cleansing and before moisturising. I use liquid toners so applying with my fingertips is not recommended. I normally use two pads each time and dab some toner onto each before sweeping the pad across my face. The toner transfers well on to my skin without being absorbed into the core of the cotton pad. Any deep down dirt from my skin transfers to the cotton pad and then goes in the bin. I try not to use these for removing eye make up as they feel a little scratchy around my delicate eye area.
These cotton pads are also very useful for when it comes to removing my nail polish. I usually wear dark nail polish and a cotton pad soaked in nail polish remover does a good job at removing every last trace of nail polish from my nails. I often have to scrub quite hard and have found the pads to cope well with this without falling apart. Soaked in some warm water, these cotton pads are also a great help at removing stubborn residue from face masks. They are very versatile.
I generally hate the feel of cotton wool balls and pads so this type of product is perhaps not my favourite cosmetic product to use! I cannot hold that against them though as they do their job well and represent excellent value for money. They are fairly gentle but I do find them to be less kind on my sensitive skin (sometimes it goes a little red) than my usual Tesco pads so I feel I need to deduct 1 star for this reason.
Thanks for reading :)
Review of Asda Cosmetic Pads.
**About the Pads.**
Designed for make up removal and other cosmetic purposes, these cotton wool pads are presented in a clear polythene drawstring wrapper, bearing the Asda logo in blue and very little else!
The cosmetic pads are located in the cosmetics aisle of Asda supermarkets. The pack contains 100, vaguely oval shaped cotton wool pads. The pads are white in colour and have a slightly rippled finish, they are quite soft to the touch, but in my opinion, not quite soft enough for delicate skin, for example the under eye area. The double sided Cosmetic pads are fairly absorbent and their size is practical and usable for the intended purpose.
The pads are of an acceptable quality given the low price, around 54p per pack, but they are prone to separating. The individual layers of cotton wool tend to start drifting apart in use, which is rather irritating.
I bought them to use for applying eye make up remover and similar products, as I thought they would be more useful than the cotton wool balls I generally buy.
Asda state that these pads are made with natural ingredients, 100% cotton. Asda also advise that after use, the pads should be disposed of in the bin, NOT by flushing down the toilet.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
'You get what you pay for' is a tried and trusted adage that could be applied to this product.
As mentioned, I bought them in place of cotton wool balls. I like the concept of cotton cosmetic pads and have used similar products from other brands in the past.
Sadly, I have found these to be nothing out of the ordinary and although I will finish the pack, I doubt that I will be buying them again. I consider that the texture of the pads is just too harsh for my mature skin, had I wanted an exfoliating pad, then that is what I would have purchased!
I appreciate that I have sounded rather negative about these cotton pads, but on the plus side, what I have found them very useful for is nail polish removal. The slightly rippled texture seems to work very well and gives you a little extra friction, without being overly rough. In my experience, the Asda Cotton pads give a quicker and more effective removal than nail polish remover on a cotton wool ball.
To conclude, these are acceptable for the money but they are not a product I would buy again.
I am awarding Asda Cotton Pads a 3* rating.
Thank you for reading
©brittle1906 February 2012
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name.
Before I start this review I must point out that I am reviewing Asdas own cosmetic pads however I am writing about the Organic ones and that is because Dooyoo directed me to this link and to write the review of those here!
Long white mainly see through plastic packet with the pads lined up inside, it has a drawstring to the top of it so once you tear the plastic you can reseal the packet and on the front there is a square beige and white coloured section of colour. On that section I am told that they are Asda SkinSystem Organic Cosmetic '100% pure cotton, soft, gentle and absorbent and that there are approximately 90 pads within the packaging. On the back of the packet other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients are listed, warnings are given, I'm told that Asda is against animal testing and contact details for Asda are given. Decent enough packaging this is and of course it is informative enough.
About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Packet:
Organic. Suitable for sensitive skin. Double faced pads.
100% pure organic cotton.
Well the pads are pure white in colour and round and in circumference not very big at all and certainly not very thick but the edges are sealed. The texture of these is smooth but with ingrained raised circles shapes on both sides of the pads. They are made of cotton though and though they are soft enough when in use they are not what I'd call luxurious.
I find these though to be a pain to use as they are small and fiddly. When damp or wet (i.e using a nail polish remover or cleanser or toner) they saturate far too easy and drip with ease.
Instead of drawing dirt or grease to them like when removing make up they just help to smear it over the face and the only job I can do with these is remove nail polish...and thats only if I'm careful.
I won't be purchasing these again as I really don't think they're the best quality of this type of product that I have ever used!
Only available in Asda stores priced at £1.00 for (approx) 90 pads.
What are they?
Cosmetic Cotton Wool Pads by ASDA.
Made from 100% cotton, claims to be soft and gentle, and ideal for delicate skin. There are 100 pads per pack, the pads do not have a stitched edging compared with ASDA's other cotton pads which are infused with Aloe Vera, and these pads are the same in texture on both sides and have a subtle striped texture to the pads.
What do I think of them?
These are quite soft to the touch but nothing out of the ordinary - they are very similar to the other brands that I have tried and I am afraid to say that these are slightly on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of quality. These are not bad, but let's just say, I have used better quality pads from ASDA and I would probably not buy these unless ASDA had run out of all their other range of cotton wool pads.
These pads do not have a stitched edging which makes the layers of the cotton very prone to separating - especially annoying when you're trying to get them out of the packet and are short of time in the mornings! When the pads are prone to separating, the cotton is often very fleecy as well and so adds to more inconvenience...
Not sure about the bit about them being suitable for delicate skin - when you feel the pads through with your fingers subtle bumpy bits can be felt - although, the packet does advise the product to be a 'natural' product where the possibility of small pieces of natural stalk or husk being present in the fibres exist.
The subtle striped texture to each side of the pads don't really appear to have any function. I tend to think they make the pads worse - they seem to make the cotton feel harsher on the skin and with the previous comment on the 'natural' bits being present in the cotton plus the peculiar striped texture, these definitely do not make the pads suitable for delicate sensitive skin. Actually, examining the pad closely while I'm writing this review, I'm starting to think whether the striped texture exists to hide the little bumpy bits!
The pads cost 54p for a pack of 100 pads. This is probably one of the cheapest on the market and kind of quality is probably expected for such a price.
Not as super soft as candy floss, and perhaps not the most brilliant thing for sensitive delicate skins, but the pads are not actually bad, they're ok; passable...
Thanks for reading. xx
Of all the products available to review on Dooyoo, cotton wool pads are probably not the most exciting. Still, it is important to remember the smaller and less interesting products occasionally, so that they don't feel left out.
Asda cotton wool pads cost 54 pence and are available, surprisingly, from Asda. 54 pence seems to be the going rate for supermarket brand cotton wool pads, as you can purchase Sainsbury's basics pads for exactly the same amount. And yes, I have some of those too, so you can look forward to another cotton wool review in the near future!
Each bag of Asda cotton wool pads contains approximately 100 circles of the cotton wool, so you are paying about half a penny (or a third of a dooyoo rate!) for each pad. The pack, which is made of clear plastic material and has a drawstring at the top, tells me that the circles are made from 100 per cent pure cotton which has been specially selected for 'quality, softness and absorbency'. They are also apparently ideal for 'delicate skin' due to their gentleness.
I have found the cotton wool pads perfectly adequate for my needs. I use them to apply cleanser to my face, to apply make up remover to my eyes, and to store Optrex (eye wash) on next to my bed during the night, as I often wake up with sore, dry eyes. The only real problem with them is that even when they have been saturated with Optrex, they still seem to go dry quite quickly. I'm not sure why this is.
Aside from that, though, the pads have been fine. They are perfectly soft and they don't disintegrate when wet. They are much easier to use than cotton wool balls and they are easy to store as well.
You can pay more for cotton wool circles and get ones which have pretty flower patterns on each circle, or similar things, but I don't see the need. These pads are fine and they are good value for money. I'd happily buy them again.
Soft and gentle for even sensitive skin /