Product Type: Asda makeup
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I Prefer Tesco Pads..
Asda Cosmetic Cotton Wool Pads
Member Name: angelboouk
Asda Cosmetic Cotton Wool Pads
Advantages: price, packaging, do the job
Disadvantages: aren't as kind to sensitive skin
~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 :)
Summary: I prefer Tesco pads but these are okay