Boots Cotton Basic Wool is a bargain price for an everyday use product.
Once I'd torn a hole in the bag I pulled out a couple of bits of cotton wool and was a little disappointed to realize that they were quite a bit smaller than other inexpensive cotton wool balls that I've brought in the past.
I use cotton wool for cleansing my face so I begin wiping a ball around my face and applied a little cleanser to it. I did find that because they were so small I had to use a couple pushed together simply to get the job done. I did really wind up using more balls than I would with a brand that is low-cost that is distinct and this was a disappointment in my experience as the cost isn't more economical than other 'basic' varieties and so this isn't the very best value for money product that I have found.
One bag of those survived me less than two weeks with day-to-day use and I haven't purchased them . I felt a bit let down by this product as although I had purchased them for under 50p they were no cheaper than other similar brands yet I needed to use more of the cotton wool.
I would just buy these again if I was in a hurry and Boots was the sole shop that I was coming across. I would never recommend them to friends and they have been formerly purchased by my sister and had similar views to them.
I am rating the product 3/5, it is not expensive, it does what it needs to do as I feel the fact that I had to use so many somewhat of a false economy but it was disappointing to me.
Today I am going to review Boots Cosmetic Cotton Wool Pads. I bought my 'tower' of them from Boots for a price of £1.69 which I thought was great value for money, especially as there are 100 cotton wool pads in the packet.
These cotton wool pads are made from 100% cotton - Whilst they are not the softest of cotton wool pads I have come across they are quite soft and gentle. I have sensitive skin and yet I have had no problems with these cotton wool pads.
The pads have many uses. I use them for taking off make up or nail varnish. I find that they remove make up and nail varnish really well and aren't too harsh on my skin. These pads are quite strong and don't come apart like cotton wool balls do. I find that one pad is usually enough to remove my whole face of make up / all nail varnish.
They're also handy if you spill something (I.e foundation, nail varnish) on your dressing table and you need something quick. They don't absorb that much liquid though and so if you have a big spillage then they won't really do much.
All in all, I would recommend these Boots Cosmetic Cotton Wool Pads! They are a dressing table 'must have'.
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=Boot's Cosmetic Cotton Wool Pads=
I was at the airport, just waiting for the go to the deperature gate, when popped to Boots, as realised needed some handwash, I came across some cotton wool pads, i couldn't remember if I had packed mine, so I brought a pack.
=Price and Availability=
These are a Boots own brand product, and I paid £1.69 for a bag of 100 cotton wool pads, you can buy them in store or online.
They come in a plastic wrapped tube shape, and have a perforated top and a white drawstring handle for keeping them together. They are stacked neatly and are not obtrusive in the size of the pack.
The pads are 100% cotton.
That was lucky I brought the cotton wool at the airport, as when i got home, there was the cotton wool, hand wash and a couple of items that I had not packed!!
=Applying after sun=
It was my daughters job every night to apply after sun to my back, bless her she couldn't stand the cream on her fingers so we used the cotton wool, I have to say it worked perfectly, it was long lasting, didn't absorb to much of the aftersun.
=Nail Polish Removing=
Next job, removing nail polish, I found the pad to be string, as I had some dark nail polish on, it looked lovely in the bottle, but on me it looked awful, even though I went through about 7 pads, the nail polish did not want to shift, the pads kept their shape, they didn't fall apart.
=Cleanser, Toning etc=
I Was a bit worried as to whether the pads would be rough on my face, as they had stood up to the tough jobs, so with the first time, I just did under the jaw line, so if it was rough, my double chin would hide it !! But it was as soft as it was fluffy just like marshmallows.
=Eye Make Up Remover=
I used the pads to remove eye makeup it was gentle
=Would I recommend=
I would recommend this brand of cotton wool, it was a bit more expensive than i pay at the supermarket, but the quality was very good, and I would recommend them, and I would definatley buy from this brand again.
(Just to add my daughter got paid for putting after sun lotion on, it cost me £10 for the 2 weeks) xx
I have bought Boots Cotton Wool pads on only one occasion, the reason being I wasn't actually too impressed with these as I felt they just weren't up to the job. I use cotton wool pads and balls, strips and pleats in my house and I tend to chop and change a lot. These cotton wool pads come in a pack of 100 and they cost £1.69 (only from Boots). They are in a sort of long tube shaped plastic bag with a perforated top and a handy white drawstring handle for keeping them all together. They look stacked when new and it their little plastic holder.
The pads profess to be 100% cotton and high quality. I have used cotton wool pads previously (shop's own brand) though not these ones from Boots The first time I use them it was to remove some dark coloured nail varnish I'd been wearing all week and it needed removing as it was starting to chip badly.
I poured on the nail varnish remover onto one of these pads and immediately noticed how thin they seemed to be. Not only are they very thin but they actually feel a little on the delicate side, a little like they are going to shred very easily. I wasn't wrong in my assumptions, actually, and as the nail colour was on the dark side and it required a fair bit of rubbing on my part to remove it, these little pads just were not up to the job. They started to shred and break up and fold over on themselves very easily. I swear they also shrunk slightly once the liquid nail varnish remover touched them.
I have also used them lots of times for removing eye make up and I really don't like the way they shred the tiniest particles of cotton wool all over my eyes and leashes. They feel soft to touch and are reasonably absorbent but they are by no means the best quality cotton wool pad I have used.
I have used all 100 of them up now and this happened quickly as I found I often had to use two at once instead of just the one. They were a disappointing buy, to be honest and not a product from Boots I'd particularly recommend.
When it comes to removing my makeup, I prefer cotton wool pads rather than balls and I am not loyal to any brand, I just pick a pack up when out shopping. The last time I was in Boots, I picked these up as they were on a special offer of 2 for £3.00 (normally they retail for £1.89).
For your money, you get 100 double faced pads which are made from 100% non fleecing pure cotton. The packaging is basic, yet not dissimilar to that of other brands' the pads come in a long tube like clear plastic packet, to the top is there is drawstring so once opened, the bag can be sealed so as not to spill any.
They are double sided which I ideal as I only need to use one of these when cleansing and toning, one side is smooth which I use for my toner and the other slightly textured side for my cleanser. Unfortunately, these pads are quite thin and not very absorbent so I find that the liquids seep straight through to the other side. I have experienced this when using cleanser, toner, eye makeup remover and nail varnish remover so it is clearly a problem with the product. Because of how thin these pads are, when removing my nail varnish, I do find that they start to disintegrate a little, which isn't ideal as normally when I am removing nail varnish, its because I want to repaint them straight away.
Overall, I am disappointed with these, they are slight more expensive that other, shop brand pads yet the quality just isn't really there and for that reason, I am only giving 1 out of 5 stars.
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I stayed at my dads last week and bought Clinique 3 step tester/travel set and I needed some cotton wool pads for the clarifying lotion. I went to Boots as I was going there anyway, normally I would have purchased some from Tesco like I have back home as they are so cheap.
The cotton wool pads cost £1.69 for 100 and come in simple clear packaging with a small drawstring opening when the top of the packet it cut off. The pads are circular and slightly bigger than my usual tesco ones. The pads were easy enough to get out and held all the clarifying lotion I poured on (way too much as it's the first few times I've used it!) and did not fall apart. The cotton was soft against my skin with no scratchiness and still did not fall apart.
When I got back home I used some cotton wool pads with nail polish remover to test how they performed against the tesco ones I usually use. They held the remover well and again did not fall apart and when rubbing at my nails they did not start to go a little worn and bobbly like the tesco cotton wool pads sometimes do.
I now also use these pads for my eye make up remover and I find I do not have to rub hard on my eyes (although this may be to do with how well my eye make up remover works) and I do not get odd cotton fibres stuck in my eyelids.
Overall I would say these are as good as cotton wool pads can get and do exactly what I want them to do. However as soon as this pack has run out I will be purchasing Tescos Value Cotton Wool Pads again simply because they are cheaper, Boots own are only slightly better but not enough to make me spent an extra pound!
Boot's Cosmetic Cotton Wool Pads
Cotton wool pads are well used in my house and I can find a heck of a lot of uses for them (not just for cosmetic purposes!). I generally buy them as and when I remember I need them when I am out shopping and have bought the Boots cosmetic cotton wool pads many times.
The pads come in a plastic tube bag that is see through and made of a slightly stronger plastic than your average carrier bag. At the top of the bag there is a perforated edge where you can open the packet and make sure that they haven't been tampered with before use! Once opened there is a handy pull string sealing mechanism which keep the pads inside and safe from dirt.
The blue Boots logo is on the front of the packet along with some short product info. Overall the pack looks very plain and simple. These are made from 100% pure cotton and because the pads are made using natural fibres may contain small pieces of cotton seed, husk and stalk according to Boots.com.
Each pack contains 100 cotton wool pads which are circular in shape and made up of many layers of cotton wool. I use these typically for applying toner face products, removing my nail polish and also for cleaning hard to reach corners and edges of my cooker and shower units as you can easily mould the pads into shapes and get them into tight corners!
The pads feel very soft and delicate and so are ideal for applying products to your skin, however for tougher jobs like removing nail varnish (and scrubbing grime) I find they become quite frail and can break apart easily. Their absorbance level is good and they hold liquids well without spilling or dripping all over the place, I find that one pad is enough each time for my purpose which makes the packet last very well.
These are priced at £1.69 and are available online and in Boots stores, not the cheapest and not the best but handy enough cotton wool pads.
I have used the Boots cotton pads for years now. I do not remove make-up itqh them like most people who purchase them, I instead use them to tone my face after cleansing.
I tone my face in the morning, I simply use my Clarins Toner and apply it to the cotton wool pad, I sometimes use the cotton wool pads on an evening if my face feels grubby, then I tone my face twice a day.
When I run out of cotton wool balls, I use the cotton wool pads to remove nail polish because I always seem to have some in as I only need one or two when I do my routine in the morning. The cotton wool pads however are not as affective as removing nail polish as cotton wool balls I personally don't think.
For 100 pads the cotton wool pads cost £1.39. This is a price I would expect to pay, I definitely wouldn't expect them to be more than £1.50 as they are jut cotton wool at the end of the day.
The cotton wool pads come in a plastic drawstring bag that fits to thr shape of the circular shape of the pads. I like the fact it comes in a drawstring bag as it it means the pads won't fall out when the string is closed.
More about the pads
The pads are 100% cotton and are white and of a circular shape. The pad isn't that thick and the pad can fall to pieces quite easy, therefore it is important to handle them gently.
They could be improved on the thickness as I have had many occasions where they fall apart when I am using them, but they are good for what I need to use them for.
The cotton wool buds deserve 3/5 although I do think they are fairly good and continue to buy them, they could be improved. I do tend to keep getting them due to the price. The cotton wool buds would probably be too flimsy to use to clean your face but they do seem to work sufficiently for when I tone my face.
I always have a pack of cotton wool pads in the house, as I find they come in handy for many things! I always have a toner next to my bed that I use at night before moisturising, so there is always a pack in my bedside cabinet. I also use them to remove nail varnish and make-up.
As with many of these more basic items I have no brand loyalty whatsoever, and just tend to buy a pack wherever I happen to be shopping when I've run out! But I have bought these Boots ones several times now, as I tend to shop in there quite a lot!
A pack of 100 pads will set you back £1.69, and you'll get 4 Advantage Card Points with your purchase too.
Seeds and stalks!
According to the Boots website, these are made from 100% pure cotton, are soft, absorbent and gentle, and are suitable for contact lens wearers (which I am). The website also warns that: "This product is manufactured using natural fibres so may contain small pieces of cotton seed, husk or stalk."
Although I wasn't aware of this last fact before I started writing this review, this does explain why occasionally I do notice these pads have a slight gritty feel to them. This isn't something I notice every time I use the pads, and it isn't too noticeable, but it is something to bear in mind if you have very sensitive skin as it can be a bit of an unpleasant surprise at times!
They do the job
Other than this, I find the pads do the job. They are reasonably absorbent and they work with the products I have used them with, such as eye make-up remover, toner and nail polish remover. Although they won't absorb masses of liquid, it works for me. They also hold together well and don't come apart at all. Other than the occasional grittiness mentioned about, I do find these are soft and gentle, and I have no real problems with them.
However, I have used other cheap pads that I think are slightly better quality, and although I think these are okay for the price, and I would buy them again if I happened to be in Boots when I run out, I wouldn't call these the best around! I have used other pads that are a little softer and gentler, and I could do without the slight roughness that I sometimes get when using these pads.
In summary ...
I am going to give these pads three stars. They are quite reasonably priced and they do the job. However I have used better pads and these aren't really anything too special.
When it comes to cotton wool pads I basically buy any and pick them up as I go so I'm certainly not brand loyal!
I use them for removing my make up, cleaning up small cuts and wounds, wiping out my kittens ears of wax as she has a problem with wax and of course removing nail polish and the likes.
One of the places I do get my cotton wool pads from is Boots and that's cos I go in there the most often and suddenly realise I need to buy some.
The last ones I bought was these and by these I refer to the ones I got sat in front of me which are in a plastic see through tube like packaging holding 100 pads and they cost me £1.69 however saying that at the time I bought them there was an offer on of by one at full price get one half price which I took advantage of as I don't half get through them!
The packaging is as I have already described and on the front of them we are clearly told who they are by and that of course they are a pack of a 100 Cotton Wool Pads then on the back of the packaging we are told what they are once again, what they are made from (100% cotton) and contact details for Boots are given. There is a white drawstring to the top of the packaging too which is a handy little feature to keep them all together and clean and so on which I do appreciate.
The Cotton Wool Pads:
These are white and soft to the touch with the outer of them being rather strong and the inside being a fleecy cotton wool encased with that but you only get a very thin layer of that. They are quite thin though these and next time I will be being the larger size up from these as they are not only larger in area but thicker too.
They don't fall apart though and I find them ok for cleaning up wounds, particularly Myrtles ears they do safely and even for removing nail polish however I do need to use a few of them for each job, even little ones. For removing make up with cleanser and toner and eye make up remover and things these don't fare so well due to getting saturated and messy quickly and their only redeeming feature is that they don't shred or fall apart on me.
For smaller jobs these are fine but I do find the quality of these to not be up to Boot's usual standards to be honest and prefer others that they sell. I won't be buying these ones again though do feel they are ok for smaller less messy jobs but do think they are a tad too overpriced in my humble opinion!
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Product: Boots Cotton Wool Pads
I've been using the Boots Cotton Wool Pads for several years now so I feel that a review is long overdue.
For those of you who may not know Boots is a drugstore with small and larger stores throughout the UK in many highstreets and towns. Boots also have a website which enables you to buy their products online.
I regularly shop in Boots, it has everything you need health/beauty wise under one roof and of course I can then use my Boots Advantage Card to save/spend my advantage points.
The product is Boots own brand which means that you can only buy this particular product in Boots stores. I paid £1.69 for the pads and the packet contains 100 pads.
The Boots Cotton Wool Pads come packaged in a long drawstring plastic packaging. The Boots logo along with the product title is at the front whilst all other relevant information is at the back of the packaging.
The pads are double ply and are made of 100% cotton and are round in shape. These are a lot thicker than any other pads I've previously used, therefore I only have to use one pad instead of several with other branded cotton wool pads that I've used. These may be a little pricey but as I only use one pad these actually work out cheaper than when i was using the cheaper brands as I was then using 2-3 cotton wool pads each time.
The pads are so soft and silky and feel lovely and smooth on my skin. The pad doesn't shed any excess wool therefore I can use these for almost anything I wish. I normally use mine to cleanse my face, remove my eye make-up and I also use them with nail polish remover to remove my nail polish. These work fantastically well and using these particular pads definitely makes the task a lot more easier and much more efficient.
I also at times use the cotton wool pads when they're wet and these are still really strong, durable and keep their shape really well.
The pads are often on special offer "2 for £2.50" so keep your eyes peeled for those.
These work perfectly for me, as I said at the start of my review I've been using these pads for several years now and I will definitely keep continuing to do so.
Boot's Cosmetic cotton wool pads
I have been a long time Boot's fan, I just love collecting and spending my points as well as using their own No. 7 beauty and skincare range! And usually if I'm in Boots I tend to stock up on the bathroom basics, including their own range cotton wool pads.
Cotton wool pads have a huge variety of uses, from removing makeup, to removing nail polish, to applying a whole range of skincare products. And in my opinion cotton wool pads are far superior to use than the simple clumps of cotton wool balls also available. With the cotton pads you tend to get far less mess and less clinging pieces of cotton wool stuck everywhere, as well as much more surface area to work with, which for me is a win, win situation.
However, having said that I have noticed a decline in the quality of these cotton wool pads. At first I thought it might have been just been me or maybe I picked up a bad pack, but a few people have said similar things when I have commented on them. For example the pads seem to be much thinner than they used to be and tend to now disintegrate more like cotton wool balls when dampened. Sometimes I find myself needing to layer the cotton wool pads up to get an effective surface for applying facial toner (which can be extremely runny) when it was something that I never used to think about.
In the past I didn't really have a problem with the price tag for the Boots cotton wool pads, retailing at £1.69 per pack of 100. I'm a firm believer that with these sorts of items it's usually a kind of pay for what you get trade off and I would rather pay slightly more for something a bit better quality. But that was before I noticed the decline in quality, in fact now I have to say that the item does not match the quality I would expect and I feel like I'm paying all the money for the Boots brand label and not towards getting something much more useable.
Nope, not really and I doubt after years of using the same ones that I'm going to continue to do so, I do plan on switching to something different when my stockpile runs out. I just feel that for the price I expect more from these cotton pads than they are currently delivering.
From me the Boot's cotton wool pads only get a rather poor two out of five stars. Yes they still do the job they were bought and intended for but not nearly as well to justify quite an expensive price tag.
I used to use Boots cotton wool pads (£1.69 for 100 pads) for a variety of makeup and nail varnish removing activities. They used to be the best cotton wool pads around and even though I was paying almost three times that of the cheapest cotton wool pads available, it was worth it as they were much thicker so it wouldn't be a false economy - I would only have to use one not two or three like the cheaper ones. You can buy these sometimes on offer, 2 packs for £2.50 or at the moment it is buy one get one half price. However, on this occasion I can't recommend these at all.
As I stated there was a time were I would use these exclusively, as daft as it sounds to have a preference of cotton wool pads, they used to be thicker, had a sturdier edge and generally allowed me to use just one to get rid of my eye make up. However, I decided to be a bit more moneysaving and reverted to other brands to try them out as I find Boots very expensive in general. Recently I ran out of cotton wool pads and desperately needed them, found myself in Boots and bought a packet. I am so disappointed in the quality of the items now. They are thin and made like the cheaper brands. I can get the same size pack and same quality in Aldi for 49p - yes I have to use a couple more than I would with an expensive brand, but on this occasion Boots cotton wool pads are just as thin and I need to use more than one each so why pay out the extra for a better quality when it just isn't delivered? The pads start to disintegrate and fleece when you use them which goes against everything they claim to do.
Really disappointing quality from Boots, I really recommend that you don't bother buying these, they are wholly unsuitable for makeup removal due to the fleecing. Stick to cheaper brands and save your pennies.
I had been using some cotton pads from Wilko's for a while before I had finally had enough and threw my remaining ones away, they were terrible and just fell apart all the time. I decided to get some new ones and got them from my favourite shop for cosmetics and other stuff - Boots!
They were buy one get one half price at the time so I got two packets. They come in a long clear packet with the cotton pads stacked up on top of each other, to get into the packet you just tear off the top, you can then reseal it by pulling on a little piece of string on the side which works like a drawstring.
The pads themselves are quite thick and strong and hold together well. I use them for cleansing, toning, removing make up and taking off nail varnish. Even when some about of rubbing is required to take off stubborn nail varnish they still hold together. They also feel nice and soft on my face when cleansing and toning, theres nothing worse than feeling a rough cotton pad scratching at your face!
Overall I would definitely recommend them, they're strong, thick and soft and I cannot fault them!
I always have cotton wool pads in the house. I use them for both removing nail polish and occasionally removing eye makeup. I've tried most of the brands as they are all pretty cheap, including these pads from Boots.
These cotton wool pads from Boots cost around the £1.50 mark for 100 pads. They are almost always on some kind of offer, the offer at the moment is buy one get one half price on Boots cotton wool products.
The packaging is the same as most other brands packaging as it is a transparent plastic bag with a drawstring at the top to close the packet and stop pads from falling out and keeping them fresh and clean. The pads are all lined up one on top of the other so the pack is quite long and thin. Even though they are all lined up one on top of the other I find it easy to get each individually pad out without grabbing a couple more at the same time.
The cotton wool pads are made from 100% cotton so are very soft to the touch, where most people would think this means the quality is fantastic, I don't think it is. This is because once you apply any remover to the pad is seems to seep straight through the pad, even if you use only a tiny bit of product. It tends to leave the pads in a dripping mess. When I apply nail polish remover to the pads I only use a tiny bit on these pads as using a decent amount makes the pads unable to work with. With a little remover on it I find I can remove nail polish but not as well as I can with other cotton wool pads and I use more of these Boots ones compared to others.
As the price is a little more expensive than places such as Asda and Tesco I wouldn't recommend these Boots cotton wool pads, especially as the quality of these isn't as good either. I won't be buying these again in a hurry.
These cotton wool pads are soft and gentle on your skin and ideal for cosmetic and skincare use /