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I’m not sure how these have managed to get such good reviews because my experience was totally different. Maybe I had a bad packet but regardless it was enough to make sure that I don’t buy them every again.
These cotton wool pads are available at Superdrug where they cost £1.69 for 50 pads. I would think this was quite a good price if the pads were any good which they weren’t so for me this is too much money for these particular pads.
They are supposed to be 100% cotton which is supposed to mean that they are really soft and apparently non fleecing. I didn’t think this was the case though as I found that they gave off so many little bits of fibre that my face was covered after using them a bit like santa clause.
Also I didn’t find them to be soft at all. They were extremely scratchy and actually quite painful to use when using them to remove make-up. There is nothing worse than scratchy cotton wool on your face especially around the delicate eye area but these were and they irritated my skin and were uncomfortable to use.
The only good thing about the pads was that they didn’t fall apart or disintegrate when liquid was on them but that wasn’t enough to make me want to use them again so for me I certainly won’t be purchasing them again.
I always get through a lot of cotton wool rounds as I am forever taking off makeup, soaking morning (and evening) eyes and taking off constant nail polish not to mention the mid application nail polish fails! I use cotton wool rounds with micellar water to remove make up mistakes, clean the back of my hand from foundation and also to wipe my fingers on.
I do like a nice soft cotton wool disc and a large one at that. They have to be good quality too, I hate it when they fall apart on you.
These look a good large round size and nice and squishy in consistence. The drawstring packaging is also handy.
These are horrible! Made of a really nasty and cheap material, that doesn't feel soft like cotton but more like some sort of filling material. The other thing I hate is that when using micellar water or toner or eye make up remover they feel really scratchy on the skin and make my cheeks go red. Not so bad for nail polish removal or even when used with a cream cleanser but I really am not a big fan of these.
I will really definitely not buy these cotton rounds again. They are such poor quality. I never really thought there was much point spending a lot on this kind of product and would pick up my cotton rounds from anywhere as I needed them (and I do get through quite a lot!), I am now realising quality is important in this kind of product.
I bought two packs for around two pounds and couldn't wait to get back to my better quality Boots branded cotton rounds which are a little more expensive but worth every penny.
Never again! I won't be buying these as they are cheap and scratchy.
=Superdrug Oval Cotton Wool Pads=
I will be honest and say that I am not brand loyal to cotton wool, whether it is balls, wrap or pads, I will use any.
Our dog is prone to wax build up in his ears, and from advice of the vets was to wipe his ears out with warm water and cotton wool, that was where we incurred problems, as with cotton balls, we couldn't get a good grip on them, wrap, we pulled off and there seemed to be bits falling off, no good for his ears, when a friend recommended that I try these pads from Superdrug.
They are more expensive than other cotton wool as they are 50 for £1.69
The cotton wool pads come in a polythene bag and this has a drawstring to the top which keeps the pads clean and sealed when they packet has been opened.
=Using the Pads=
As the main reason for buying them was for the dog, then how we found them with him, was important.
As soon as picked up the first wipe, I noticed they were oval in shape and this seemed to give them a bigger surface area, and also they were thicker than a normal pad, so far so good.
We had some warm water on the pad and the first point I immediately noticed was the pad did not leak, nor did it shrink in size, and when we were cleaning around his ear, there was no loose flecks of cotton coming away, the pads with being larger, meant it took less time to clean his ears, as we were able to get a wider sweep around. Even when they had been used, they kept their shape.
=Overall score from using with the Dog=
I wish there was a 10/10 as on all aspects, they were amazing.
=Sneaked a couple of pads to try myself=
Being as it was me and not the dog doing the write up, I needed to test them on makeup removal and cleansing, while I can say on every aspect I was really impressed, they held the shape, both before and after, they were so gentle on my skin and I seemed to use less of these compared to normal balls or wipes.
=Would I buy again=
I have already been and brought another bag, which is for exclusive use of the dog, and this is the only ones we will be using with him, for myself, I have some other brands to use up, but I will be buying these again.
=As the saying goes=
As the saying goes, "you get what you pay for" and with this, there is never a truer word said, they may be dearer, but the value from them absolutely exceeds the other brands, and the most important thing they are 100% cotton.
For me these are a 5/5.
I use a lot of cotton pads for removing make-up, eye make-up, nail varnish etc plus I use them when I am having a craft session. I thought I was being really sensible buying my pads from Poundland but, since buying these from Superdrug, I have realised that this has been a false economy.
These ones come in a polythene bag with a drawstring top which is very useful for keeping the pads protected and there are 50 included for £1.69. I hesitated before buying them because of the higher price but they are well worth the extra for the following reasons -
- they are 100% cotton
- they do not have all those flaky, flecky bits that the cheaper ones seem to have which makes them kinder to use especially around the eye area
- they are thicker than cheapo pads so I find I use only 1 whereas I would have used 3 or 4 of the round, cheaper type
- they are oval in shape and larger than the pads I have used in the past. Once again I think these are ideal for removing eye make-up and nail varnish
- the Superdrug pads are not flimsy and do not go limp when damp.
- when I have removed my face make-up and eye stuff I have noticed that there is no dragging of my skin which has to be a bonus.
I also think it is worth mentioning to any Dooyooers who do rubber stamping that these are brilliant for cleaning either acetate or rubber stamps as 1 pad will clean even the largest stamp brilliantly.
I doubt whether I will ever buy the cheapo pads again because these suit me so well but will be looking out for offers in my local Superdrug store and make sure I am well stocked up!
For the above reasons I have no hesitation in recommending these cotton pads and am awarding a well deserved 5 stars.
When it comes to my skin care routine, cotton wool pads are a must. I always used to use regular cotton wool pads until my friend told me about the larger oval pads. They cost a bit more, but I find them much more useful as I have to use less of them. I have been using oval pads now for about a year, and have got through various brands of them. I picked up these Superdrug ones when I ran out of my previous packet, and from now on I will continue to purchase these as they are just fantastic!
As they are Superdrug's own brand, this does mean they are only available in their stores and online. The price for a pack of 50 oval pads is £1.69. This is a little steep for cotton wool, but about the right price for this type. I got mine on offer where it was buy one get one half price. These are regularly on offer, so it is worth holding out for the deals and stocking up on them. Really impressed with the price of these overall.
The pads come in a clear packet with a hot pink label on. Very basic, but do not let this put you off purchasing them. You get 50 in one packet which typically lasts me around 4 weeks, but this depends on your usage. They come in a thin plastic bag which comes in quite handy, as it has a little drawstring at the top of it. This means that once you've opened up the cotton wool, you can close it tightly and securely so that they won't end up spilling everywhere. I have found this useful when throwing in with all my beauty products as it leaves no mess.
Obviously, cotton wool has hundreds of uses so I will not state the obvious. You may use it for different reasons that I do. Personally, I only use these as part of a beauty routine. I use them on a daily basis for make up removal and skin care, and I frequently use them to remove nail varnish. The reason I like these oval pads is because they are fairly big in comparison to your regular cotton wool pads. I only need one of these for my whole face, and it only takes two or three to remove all my nail varnish.
The first thing I noticed about these cotton pads is how strong they seemed. They are quite thick and of a really good quality. They are 100% cotton and completely soft and smooth. The thing I like most about these is that they are not thin, and do not break apart easily. They do not even break apart when wet from cleansers or nail polish removers. I had previously thought that cotton wool was just cotton wool, but this is just so fantastic in comparison to others I have tried.
I use a cleansing water every day, and one of these pads is just enough to cover my whole face. It removes make up quickly and easily which I am pleased with. It is really strong for using to remove nail varnish. This includes glitter polish, which I always found a nightmare to remove as bits of cotton would stick to the nail. Overall, the durability of these oval pads is just fantastic for an own brand product.
Overall, I would really recommend these cotton wool pads for those who use them in beauty regimes. I have already gone out and bought another two packs because I was so happy. Cotton wool is an essential for most, so it is always worth buying a good quality one. This one is cheap and affordable, as well as ticking all other boxes. Thanks for reading and hope it helped.
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 round or oval-shaped cotton wool 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 out various types of cotton wool pad over the years, with my most recent purchase being from Superdrug, namely the "Superdrug Cotton Wool Oval Pads." I have been using these particular pads for around a month now, and this review outlines my experiences of using the product.
I paid around £1.70 for the pack of cotton wool pads, which contains 50 individual pads. I don't think this price offers the best value for money, especially when supermarket-own branded pads are compared. What I find, however, is that the oval-shaped pads are considerably larger than the smaller circular shaped pads, and this larger shape and size works slightly better than smaller pads, for some of their required tasks.
To explain this a little better, I find the larger shape of the oval pads work better when removing nail polish from my fingernails. The Superdrug Oval pads are large enough to allow for several attempts at removing the coloured varnish from my nails, whereas smaller circular pads need to be discarded and replaced with a fresh pad more frequently.
The pads are white in colour, as you would expect. I find the Superdrug Oval Cotton Wool pads are quite thick, especially when compared to more 'budget' pads, particularly those that are from the Supermarket 'Budget' brands. These 'budget-branded' cotton wool pads seem to be extremely thin and are therefore rather useless when it comes to absorbency etc. There is no such issue with the Superdrug alternative, thankfully, as these 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 oval 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 Superdrug Oval 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. The plus side of this however, is that due to the oval shape of the Superdrug pads, they are large enough to use each side by itself - separated or not - and this means that each pad is able to cope with slightly more use than the smaller, circular pads that I normally buy.
I have found the pads to be really absorbent, especially when they are not separated, of course. This means they are able to cope well with a whole host of beauty-related 'tasks', such as removing my eye-make up and my nail polish. Being soaked in a lot of solution such as eye make up remover doesn't cause the pads to fall to pieces, and they are able to carry out their intended purpose well.
The pads are what I would describe as being of a 'Premium' quality in that I have never experienced any sort of scratchy or harsh type of feeling from their cotton wool surface. Even when used around the delicate eye area, I have noticed nothing in the way of irritation, and my sensitive skin has not suffered from their use - either during or after their use on my skin.
The cost of the Superdrug Oval Cotton Wool pads is slightly more than other brands, as I touched on earlier, but I do feel that they are of a very high quality, and their larger-than-average size makes them more convenient and slightly more economical too. I do feel, therefore, that their higher price tag is quite justified and I will definitely repurchase the product for myself again in the near future.
For the reasons outlined in this review, I cannot really fault the Superdrug Oval Pads and feel that they are quite deserving of full marks in the product rating score, as a result.
Whilst picking up a few beauty items from Super drug I picked up some more cotton pads to help with the removal of my makeup. I usually use either Aldi's own or even pound shop ones for cheapness and to be quite honest with you, I thought they all did the same thing. Boy was I wrong?
Let me begin by saying when I picked them up, it was a spur of the moment decision and i didn't even look at the price which is a bit out of character for me, I just assumed they would be about 50p and that was that. When I left the shop and looked at my receipt, I was shocked to see that they actually cost me £1.69!! Just for some bit of cotton wool. I was not impressed, alas, it was my own fault for not checking the price I guess.
I got them home and decided to use them to remove the makeup on my face so that I would then shower and then prepare for a night out. I opened the pack, pulled one out and was pleasantly surprised. They were really quite thick, soft and durable. They were of an oval shape, therefore i had more space to put makeup remover on and upon skin contact they wiped my makeup away really easily. It was at this point that I realised why they were a bit more expensive and no longer cared as i really liked them.
For £1.69 you get 50 in a pack which works out to be just over 3p per pad, and considering i only use one a day, they will last me almost two months! i can't complain at that really now can I?
They are advertised as 'soft oval cotton wool pads', and that is exactly what they are. I will be buying more of these when I run out for sure and will never go back to the old ones.
I have noticed that they are also good at removing nail polish too. The old pads I used had a tendency to rip when a lot of pressure was applied for getting off stubborn nail polish, but these oval super drug ones stay intact and work wonders. They are also soft enough to use on eyes to remove eye makeup which is another reason why I liked them.
Overall, I would highly recommend spending that little bit extra on these for a more luxurious feel.
Cotton wool pads are a bit of an essential item in my house - and those of many of you I am sure - but when it comes to which brand to buy I really have no brand loyalty whatsoever. I just pick up whatever I see when I remember that I am about to run out!
I do pop into Superdrug now and then and recently I snapped up two packs of these pads. They cost £1.69 for 50 pads, although you can buy two packs for £2.49, which is what I did as I knew they would not go to waste. That works out at about 2.5p per pad, so not bad at all.
Simple and effective
These come in very simple plastic packaging and it is easy to open this up to remove pads from the top of the pack.
The pads themselves are quite large and are oval shaped. They are thin but not too thin, so they keep their shape really well. I tend to use mine for several things, but mainly for removing makeup.
Using my usual makeup remover or toner, I find that one of these is adequate for my whole face, and they feel very soft on my skin which is very important to me when using cotton wool on my face. Even if I use a lot of cream or toner on the pad, they don't fall apart or fray at all, so despite being quite thin these are nice and tough too.
I also use these for removing nail varnish, and again I have been impressed by how effective these pads are. They are really absorbent and stand up well to removing varnish - again they are up to the job!
Overall I am very pleased with these cotton wool pads. They are not the absolute cheapest out there, but they are a good price for the quality that you get. They are nice and soft and they hold their own despite using them for several different jobs. I will definitely buy these ones again.
Recently when I was in superdrug I had just purchased some nail polish remover but was unsure if I had some cotton wool pads to put on it. I decided to buy a small pack just incase I didn't have any already.
I found superdrug to stock different kinds of cotton wool, there was the cotton wool balls in a bag, cotton wool that you just rip off yourself and these cotton wool pads.
I bought the cotton wool pads as I found them to work the best in terms of removing nail polish.
I bought 35 for 99p but they also sell a larger pack of 50 for £1.69.
The packaging has now changed for them and they come in a clear bag with a pink box of writing at the front. The front of the packaging states its 100% pure cotton wool which is soft and absorbent for beauty and family care.
The back of the packet just states to keep away from children and a bit more detail about the pads.
I found the pads to be of good quality. I was using it to remove nail polish and found that the pads did not start to fall apart when quite a lot of liquid was applied. The cotton wool is also non-fleecing and so you do not get strands of it coming off which can be annoying if it snags on your nails.
The cotton wool pads are also not too thin and so absorbs the nail polish remover well. They come in a drawstring bag and so you can easily open and close it to get the pads out. It also keeps the pads secure in the packagaing so they do not fall out.
I give the pads 5 stars as I had no problems in using them and would purchase them again if required.
Thanks for reading
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Face pads are an essential part of every girls make up bag. Seeing as most girls use make up everyday, we go through quite a lot of them so need to save money. This is the first thing that attracted me to these face pads. They were the cheapest ones I could find at that time and the fact that they were so large in size was very appealing at the time. As well as quantity is seemed like size would help make it last longer as I go through a few small ones each day in one make up removal session.
The pads are rather smooth but nothing special. They are rough enough to get the make up off with ease but it doesn't feel overly soft so still will irritate your skin with over use. The size does help considerably. Not really to get rid of eye make up but I certainly use a lot less in one go when removing concealer, powder, blusher, foundation etc.
I would suggest to anyone seeking a different face pads for make up removal to gives these a go. They are fairly cheap and great in size, thickness and feel.
I was in Superdrug a couple of months back and I needed some cotton wool to remove my nail varnish with. I've never been a fan of cotton wool in a bag or even cotton wool balls as I find they snag on my nails and can get quite messy, therefore I was looking for these cotton wool pads.
I found them in packs of 100 and I was lucky enough to buy them in a 2 for £2 deal. They also sell them in different shapes including round and square which can be really helpful depending on what you are using them for.
Cotton wool pads I have found to have a number of uses including removing nail varnish, using with a cleanser to cleanse my face and also removing make up.
The design of the packet I have is slightly different to the one shown above, mine is clear with a large bright pink square on the front with white writing. I am told that they are made of 100& pure cotton wool and they are soft and absorbent for beauty and family care.
They come in a resealable plastic pack, with a drawstring at the top to seal the bag when you are not using them, this is great for people who dont use them very often as it means the pads can remain dust and dirt free.
The pads are a very good size and I find that when used with nail varnish remover, I will only need to use one per hand which shows good value for money and when using to remove make up I will only need to use one for my whole face.
The pads are very soft. They feel so soft they do not rub on the skin or give me any irritation. I have sensitive skin and they have never proved to be a problem when used on my face. They feel almost silky they are so soft.
The pads hold their shape and form really well which was of huge importance to me. When using them absolutely soaked through with a liquid (whether it be make up remover or nail varnish remover) they do not fall to bits and instead remain strong. This is good for me as it means I do not end up with little white bits all over my nails as I would with normal cotton wool.
These cotton wool pads represent excellent value for money, when I bought them it worked out at 1p per pad and they are of such a high quality I will continue to buy them when I run out. They are soft, smooth and kind to skin which makes them perfect for the whole family and they hold their shape very well. Recommended.
Cotton wool is an essential in pretty much any bathroom I should think. Though essentially I think it was designed for cleaning up babies and such like, it is now an essential in the make-up bag of many a girl and woman, and I am sure some men too.
Superdrug's cotton wool comes in all different types for make-up use, you can get cotton wool balls, pleats and pads.
These Oval Pads come in a see through plastic pouch with a bright pink flash with basic information on the front. There is also a drawstring tie at the top which I never use as I don't see the point. Inside the bag there are fifty pads which means that with daily use, it will last about a month and a half. Each bag is £1.59 but you can often buy these on a 2 for £2 deal which means this basic works out very cheaply.
What I love about these pads is that they are the perfect consistency for doing things like taking off make-up or removing nail polish. They are eighty-five percent cotton and fifteen percent polyester. Unlike their cotton wool balls, these are just about the right size to get the job done without having to use more than one to get the job done and unlike the cotton wool pleat, you don't get loose fibres coming out everywhere. I mostly use this to remove my makeup at the end of the day along with a Garnier milk based cleanser and find it does an excellent job. As long as you don't soak the pad, it stays strong enough and soft enough to use it on the face, even on the vulnerable eye area.
Excellent bargain essential!