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      28.02.2014 13:05
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      An essential item in everyone's bathroom

      I like Tesco's for my weekly grocery shopping, they provide a range of products at 3 different price ranges, the Everyday, Tesco's own & Finest range. They are a cost effective supermarket while being great for quality.

      For an essential item, I see no reason why some companies try to charge through the nose for a simple product. These cotton wool pads are soft, absorbent and do everything I need for a daily use product while being at a great price. I'm quite thrifty, and although I buy cheap, I don't skimp on quality, especially for something that I would use on my skin. No one wants to clean their face with sandpaper!

      Cotton wool pads are an every day item used for everything from cleaning make up brushes, removing make up & nail varnish to cleaning shoes or marks on the wall! Tesco's do a variety of different sizes from the regular size to large, pads to balls. The pads are strong enough to withstand scrubbing or removing waterproof make up, without falling apart. They also don't shed fibers and leave my skin feeling like it needs a second wash.

      Overall they are a great product and I feel that Tesco's understands that their customers don't want to have to pay over what is needed.

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      29.05.2013 14:12
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      Thanks for Reading :)

      I often need something to help wipe off nail varnish, wipe off make-up and to wipe away residue left over by cleansing lotions, therefore these Tesco Value Cotton Wool Pads come in very handy indeed and are used very often by myself and other members in my household.


      == PRICE ==


      I purchased the value range cotton wool pads from the healthcare section at my local Tesco supermarket, and they come in a pack of 80 priced at just 49p. This a great bargain, and I personally feel no need to spend any more on a well known branded product when I a product lower in price can do the job just a good or even better.



      ==DESIGN==


      The design of the packaging is very simple is what I have come to expect from value range products, however simple is not always a bad thing as in this case. The pads come enclosed in a plastic transparent material which is good as customers can easily tell the size of the pads and whether they look strong or not. The plastic material has imprints of small purple coloured text and images which are visible at the front, a long with the name of the product and the Tesco value brand name.


      The cotton wool pads are white circular shaped and are piled in a tower like form, which I found to make the cotton wool look organised and neat and also easy to take the pad cotton wool pads out.



      == EXPERIENCE ==


      When using the cotton pads I found them to do the job more than satisfactory. The pads are easy to use and easily remove make up, nail varnish and cleansing lotion without breaking into little fluffy pieces. Instead I found them to be very strong and absorbent, making it easy to absorb just the right amounts of nail varnish remover and cleaning lotion, which is great as it meant I didn't have to keep dipping the pads in the liquid repeatedly.


      The cotton wool pads have a nice soft which is great when rubbing away dirt or make-up off the face. It also is soft enough to use to remove eye shadow, as we all know how delicate our eye lid skin is!


      ==VERDICT==


      Overall I would happily recommend this to a friend, as they are strong, durable, soft and basically do what they are made to do but for the fraction of the price. I also found that each pack will last a long while, as 80 pads do go a long way.

      Therefore I rate Tesco value cotton pads an impressive 5/5 : )

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        20.05.2013 21:57
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        Great cotton wool pads which I will be buying again

        Like most families at the moment we are doing our bit to try and save some money by buying own brand products when shopping. When I was last doing my Tesco shop, I noticed these Tesco Every Day Value Cotton Wool pads, I thought these were a good price so I bought them.

        The pads are packaged in clear plastic with the name printed on the front with purple images and darker purple and lilac lettering. On the back of the tube shaped packet is information printed. It tells the reader that there is approximately 80 pads in a pack and it gives a warning about keeping plastic bags away from children as these can be a suffocation hazard.

        The pads are a circular shape and are white, they are made of quite thin cotton. I use these on a daily basis, mainly for taking off my make up. I use a creamy makeup remover and also a toner. These also get used for removing nail varnish.

        I am pleased with these, they are just as good as more expensive versions. They are suprisingly strong, as they don't fall apart when I am scrubbing off nail varnish.

        These are available from Tesco stores and also from their grocery online shopping site www.tesco.com and they are priced at 49p a pack.

        I will be buying these again and I would recommend them.

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        18.05.2013 17:28
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        Like these a lot

        I shop in Tesco all the time and I use a lot of their own range of products - everything from food to household goods, to plant care to make up and medicine. One of the items I use all the time from Tesco's own range of beauty products is their Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pads. These come packaged in a long plastic cylinder type tube with a drawstring across the top so you can keep the pack closed up and it stops them from falling all over the place. They are also very easy to open because there is a well perforated line right across the top when they are new and you just pull this apart to get into them.

        The cotton wool pads are circular in shape and white in color. They seem to be made up of a few layers of cotton wool, all pressed down on top of one another to make one fairly thin (but quite absorbent) pad. I use these cotton wool pads primarily for removing my eye make up, for cleansing my face of make up and also for removing nail varnish.

        As they are quite thin, this makes it much easier for me to use them to get down the sides of the nail bed to remove the last traces of nail varnish. Using a cotton wool ball in the same way just isn't as effective as using one of these pads as the balls are too thick.

        The thing I like about these pads, (apart from the fact that they are only 49p for 80) is that they never shred or come apart and they are brilliant at absorbing liquids. They work so well whenever I use them to apply facial toner and they never shred or come apart as Tesco have made them so that all the little thin layers are pressed very tightly together.

        They are excellent quality when you consider the price and the last for ages as they are so absorbent. I have paid a lot more for similar ones from the Body Shop and to be honest, I actually prefer these, and they are cheaper into he bargain.

        Highly recommended.

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        15.05.2013 01:33
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        Maybe value by name but quality by use

        =Tesco Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pads=

        I'm not really faithful to any one brand of cotton wool, so when I was shopping at Tesco I popped one bag into try.

        =Price=
        A pack of 80 cotton wool pads cost 50p, and are available in store and are also available on-line, although delivery charges may apply.


        =The pack=
        They come in a plastic wrapper and this is cylinder shaped, and at the top of the packet, you tear open and there are drawstrings to keep the rest of the pads secure and hygienic.

        =The Pads=
        They are quite a good thickness for the price that I paid, and they have been used for different uses.

        -Nail Polish Removal - 2 to 3 pads
        -Eye makeup remover - 2 to 4 pads (4 pads if I use waterproof mascara)
        -Cleanser - 2 pads

        =Ease of use=
        The pads separate easily when you get them out of the pack and generally I find that just one comes out at a time, out of the package there has only been 1 time that I had 2 pads come.

        =End result=
        Yes if they work ok when you start a task what are they like at the end, I have had some cheaper cotton wool pads that have fallen apart at first hold, but these are strong, especially when I am trying to get a dark coloured nail polish off it gets a good friction rub, but they stay intact, hold the liquid well and work really well.


        =Would I recommend=
        I would highly recommend, they may be cheap but they do the job, and that is half the battle nowadays. I have brought some since and will keep using them.

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        11.05.2013 09:22
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        5 stars

        I buy these cotton wool pads from Tesco. In the pack you get 100 and they cost under a pound so I think that makes them good value for money especially as they work perfectly well and do what I would expect them to.

        They are small, round circles of cotton wool that are compressed into a disc. People use them for a variety of things concerning make up such as removing make up and applying various beauty products and things.

        I previously used cotton wool balls but found that they were too big and because they are not compressed I would find bits of cotton wool would often come away and it could get messy when applying products. These are more practical for me.

        I use these for a variety of purposes. When I had an infected ear piercing I found these were perfect to help bathe it. I would tip the salt solution over these pads and then hold it to my ear to apply it, they were really good at that because they are thin you can get them to small places like this delicately and because they are compressed they soak up quite a lot of formula so are very absorbent.

        I also use these to apply some skin creams. When I apply toners this is what I tend to use now, they hold the liquid well and are smooth across my face, they don't leave bits of cotton wool behind. I also use these to remove nail varnish too.

        Although these are cheap I don't think they lack quality. Yes they will rip if you pull them but I don't do that so they are fine! I think they are really good and do the jobs i need them to do really well for a good price.

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        02.05.2013 18:28
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        good value pads from Tesco

        A few weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised when I received a £40 Tesco Gift Card and being someone who loves a bit of free shopping I was ecstatic at the chance of shopping for free! I am not a big Tesco shopper since the whole "horsemeat thing" (although to be fair I didn't shop there too much prior as Sainsburys has always been my supermarket of choice!) so I mainly picked up household items and things unlikely to have horsemeat/medicine lurking in there! My pack of cotton wool pads from sainsburys was almost finished so I decided to pick up a pack of Tesco Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pads.

        A pack of 80 cotton wool pads costs a mere 49p which is exact same value as the Sainsburys basics version I used before which is really good. They come in simple packaging of a thin plastic casing in the shape of a cylinder, where at the top the packet can be torn open along a perforation but has drawstrings at either side to pull it closed so all the wool pads don't fall out.

        The cotton wool pads themselves are circular and quite thin but not as thin as the Sainsburys basics version surprisingly. The pads are not overly flimsy and do not break apart easily when taking out the packet so they are of really good quality and thickness which is amazing for the price.

        These cotton wool pads are really easy to use and they have worked well with nail polish remover and work away at my nails without the pad becoming a big fluff ball or sticking to my nails altogether. I can generally use about 2 or 3 cotton wool pads to remove nail polish off all 10 of my nails and these pads absorb the polish well and do not fall apart.

        I also use these when I apply my tea tree toner after I wash my face. I dab the toner on the pad and give it a good quick sweep around my face and these pads are really soft and do a great job. I do use normally 2 or 3 pads to give good coverage and to make sure I get an even amount of toner on my face and these have been wonderful.

        Overall I would definitely recommend these pads as they are cheap and simple but do the job perfectly! Where I can save money on the little things I will, and these cotton wool pads from Tesco are definitely one I would buy again in future!

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        25.04.2013 16:06
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        Cheap cotton pads

        ~ Why I Bought It ~
        I get through quite a lot of cotton pads as I use them on a daily basis to remove my make-up and to use my cleanser and toner. I always buy the cheap tesco everyday value cotton pads because they're so low in pice and they do the job just as well as more expensive brands.

        ~ Price ~
        A pack of eighty cotton pads costs just 49 pence which is an excellent price and so much cheaper than most other brands!

        ~ My Opinion ~
        These cotton pads are the only brand that I buy now that I am more money concious as I refuse to pay any more for such a basic product. I used to buy the organic cotton pads from TBS but these are just as good, just thinner and not as soft. The cotton pads come packaged in a clear plastic type packet which stands upright and the cotton pads are stacked up on each other. The packaging is easy to open and the design is basic but nice enough.

        The cotton pads themselves are round, white and they look pretty much like any other cotton pad but they are noticeably quite thin. They are not as soft or smooth in texture as some of the the brands that I used in the past before discovering these ones, but this doesn't bother me as although they're not luxuriously soft they are still very gentle against my skin and don't irritate it.

        I use these pads for using four different products - makeup remover, nail varnish remover, cleanser and toner. When using the pads for cleansing and toning they're great - the pads don't break up or anything and they feel strong and no bits of cotton or anything is left on my face.

        However, when it comes to more much watery substances like nail varnish remover and makeup remover the pads can start to break up and become bitty unless I am really careful not to use too much. If the cotton pad gets too wet then it is basically unusable as it breaks up and leaves small bits of cotton on my face.

        When I am using a pad soaked in nail varnish remover to remove my nail varnish I find it impossible as the pad simply breaks up, and it is the same when it comes to removing stubborn waterproof mascara with my make up remover - the cotton pad just breaks apart, but for the other uses that I mentioned the pads are fine.

        Despite this though I do still really like these cotton pads as they're extremely affordable and a pack lasts for quite a while. I usually get through about five pads a day (using both sides of each one) for my skin care regime and makeup removal which is a little more than I used to get through with my stronger and more expensive cotton pads but a pack still lasts for a good amount of time and I get my money's worth.

        ~ All in All ~
        These aren't the thickest or strongest of cotton pads, but they do the job and I'd recommend them. You can't really go wrong at 49 pence for 80 pads!

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        03.04.2013 14:50
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        cheap, nasty and rubbish

        I used to just buy cotton wool pads wherever I happened to be shopping at the time whenever I'd ran out of them, so it ranged from Boots and Superdrug, to Tesco, Sainsburys and Waitrose etc. I normally just bought whichever cotton pads looked like the best value, I never bought the cheapest, thinnest ones though I'm not that much of a skinflint. That was until I discovered the organic cotton rounds from The Body Shop, and I've been using these religiously ever since. So why I am now reviewing Tesco Everyday Value cotton wool pads then? Well I'd ran out of my Body Shop cotton rounds, and my husband was calling into Tesco on the way home from work, I asked him to pick me up a packet of cotton wool pads and these were the ones that he came home with.

        These were 49 pence for a packet of 80 cotton wool pads, and they come packaged like cotton wool pads you'd buy anywhere, all stacked on top of one another in a clear bag with the drawstring top so that you can close the packet to keep your remaining cotton wool pads clean and dust free.

        The cotton wool pads are the small round circular shape, and I have to say that they are certainly very small and thin and flat compared to my Body Shop ones. They also seem to feel quite rough and harsh and that's just rubbing them between my fingers never mind across my face or my eyes. So I've been using these cotton wool pads for about a week now and I can honestly say that I think they are rubbish!

        I've used them with nail varnish remover to take off nail polish, and they are rubbish. They soak up all the nail varnish remover and they basically just seem to fall apart when I've tried to scrub off a dark nail polish. They also seem to shred and leave bits of the cotton pad behind on my nails.

        I've used them with make up remover to take off my eye make up, and again they are rubbish. Again they soak up all the make up remover and don't hold their shape very well. The worst thing about them though is that they are rough and so they seem to irritate and scratch the delicate skin around my eyes. My eyes have been red and sore after using these cotton pads. And once again they seem to shred and leave bits of the cotton pad behind around my eyes and caught in my lashes, this along with the harshness of the pads themselves really seems to irritate my eyes.

        These must be the roughest, harshest cotton wool pads that I've ever used. Also because they are so thin they just seem to soak up all of the product that I put on them, they then fall apart very easily and just don't hold their shape very well at all. I also find that I use a lot more product with these as most of it just soaks into the cotton wool pad, this then really makes the cotton wool pads false economy for someone on a budget as, yes, they are very cheap but you will end up using a lot more of your products than you need to with these and so you will end up replacing your products sooner than necessary.

        I can honestly say that I won't be buying these again, and I certainly wouldn't recommend them.

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        01.04.2013 22:59
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        Bargain cotton wool pads from Tesco

        During a recent shopping trip to Tesco I remembered that I was out of cotton wool, I tend to just use it to apply my facial cleanser and occasionally to remove my make up if I have no wipes left.  When I buy cotton wool I often go for baby cotton wool as it is normally quite good value for money, but as I only remembered this at the last minute I just went for the first thing I saw which happened to be Tesco Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pads, I had never tried this brand before but decided to give them a go, they would at least keep me going for a little while.  

        Packaging
        The Tesco Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pads come in a clear plastic packet, at the top of the packet is the name of the product "Tesco Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pads" written in different shades of purple, right in the centre of the packet are several pictures of all things associated with make up and general beauty routines, these form the shape of a square and again are in different shades of purple.  

        There is no other information on the front of the packet, there is a small amount of product information on the back, this includes a statement about the product, the amount of cotton wool pads you get in a pack, warnings and a section called additional information, all of this is clearly set out and easy to read.

         Whenever I have bought cotton wool pads in the past they have always had a perforated strip across the top which tears off and then you close the packet up again with small drawstrings, however with the packet of the Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pad this was not the case, there is a small perforated semi circle on the bottom of the packet which tear open in order to remove the cotton wool pads inside, however there is no way of closing the packet up again which I personally thought was going to be a bit of a problem.  

        The Cotton Wool Pads
        When it comes to the Tesco Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pads there is nothing fancy, they are basically round in shape and plain white and measure a couple of inches across, there is no pattern on them at all, both sides are just a plain white smooth surface.  

        These cotton wool pads are made from 100% soft and absorbent pure cotton and are described as being suitable for delicate skin.  The additional information on the back of the packet does state that as the cotton wool pads are made from natural fibres there is a chance that they may contain small pieces of cotton seed, husk or stalk, it is worth noting this before rubbing them over your face and eyes as you do not want to scratch your skin.

         The cotton wool pads are quite thin compared to others I have used in the past which I did wonder if this would cause problems when applying liquid to them.

         You get approximately 80 cotton wool pads per packet, I did not sit down and count every one of the cotton wool pads but looking at the size of the packet and the cotton wool pads inside I would say this was pretty accurate.  

        Warnings
        The only warning on the back of the packaging states that plastic bags are dangerous and to avoid danger or suffocating they should be kept away from babies and children.  I personally would have mentioned about there being the possibility of there being small parts of stalk, husk and cotton seed in the cotton wool pads in this section rather than in additional information.  

        Price and Availability
        The Everyday Cotton Wool Pads obviously are only available from Tesco as they are part of their own range.  The pack of 80 cotton wool pads cost just 49p which personally I feel is excellent value for money.

        My Opinion
        When I first used the Tesco Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pads I did think that they were a little bit thin and when I applied my cleanser to the pads and wipe it over my face the cleanser would quickly soak through the pads onto my fingers and I did wonder if they would fall apart.  

        To prevent this from happening I started to put 2 pads together at a time, however I didn't want to waste any so whilst I put 2 cotton wool pads together to create a thicker one I then used both sides to ensure that both cotton wool pads get used and I do not use any more compared to if I used one at a time.

        Despite the thickness of the cotton wool pads I do still think they are good value for money.  I have had no problems with finding pieces of husk and cotton seed within the pads and have found them to be soft and delicate on my skin, I can easily use these to remove make up from my eyes without any problems or damage to my skin being caused.

        Overall I would recommend the Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pads, they do the job of applying cleanser and make up remover despite being a bit thin and flimsy, however I would buy them again in the future.  

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        13.03.2013 11:53
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        Will buy again

        I picked up a pack of cotton wool pads during the recent shopping trip to Tesco just to stock up as it's one thing I don't like running out of so like to keep a few spare packs. I had some particularly stubborn glitter nail varnish on so began using them immediately.

        Packaging
        The pack of 80 round flat cotton wool pads come in a single plastic wrapped pack with the new Tesco Everyday Value branding which I think is rather nice with purple print on the pack. There is no drawstring on the tube pack which I think is a waste anyway as I always take the pads out of a hole in the bottom of the tube.

        In use
        I was really quite impressed with the thickness of these pads. They do actually feel quite puffy and luxurious which is great for nail polish removal as it holds quite a bit of liquid remover without dripping everywhere. I also used these with liquid eye make up remover which again was a good result with the pad withholding the liquid nicely. Cream cleanser was also no problem for these cotton wool pads.

        My thoughts
        A pack of 80 pads is slightly smaller than I would normally buy, but the price does reflect this so I don't mind the reduced quantity. They take up less room in my every day drawer (as opposed to the big set of bathroom drawers which are busting with supplies!) which is good as there is more room for other beauty products.

        Price
        The pack of 80 pads costs just 49p.

        Final word
        I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of these pads. They held lots of liquid and didn't fall apart upon using and also withstood lots of scrubbing when removing stubborn nail polish. For a basic range I am thrilled with their performance and will definitely buy these again on my next visit to the store.

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        11.03.2013 17:52
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        Why spend more on pads to just remove make up?

        ===The Product===

        Tesco Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pads.
        Average content 80 per pack.
        Comes in long plastic bag with purple writing and images of make up - lipstick, mirrors etc.
        'Approved by customers.'
        Soft and absorbent and suitable for even the most delicate skin.'
        Warning - made using natural cotton fibre and may contain small pieces of stalk, cotton seed or husk.'
        Produced in India for Tesco.



        ===Cost===

        49p for a pack of approximately 80 pads.
        (Compared to £1.45 for 100 of Tesco's cotton wool pads double faced.)



        ===My Opinion===

        I have been buying these Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pads for quite a few months now and find them great value for money.
        I mostly do my shopping online with Tesco so I try and find everything I need on their website. These Everyday Value Pads were very cheap at under 50p and as I was needing something to remove my makeup with I thought I would give them a try.
        They are sort of two thin woven pieces about 2 inches across which are fusee together with some cotton wool stuff in the centre. Admittedly they are quite thin, and I usually use two at one time - I am sure I could manage with one but I find it better and easier to use two together - even then I am not really being extravagant.
        I usually use just baby lotion to cleanse my face unless I have an especially large amount of eye makeup when I will use a specific product. These pads are thick enough to hold loads of lotion or cleanser and you can see on the pad as the makeup comes off. Two pads together are usually enough for one cleansing session.
        The packet says you might find small pieces of stalk or cotton seed in the pads but I have never encountered anything like that.
        As they are something that are just used once and thrown away I find them quite adequate for the job. They are soft enough so as not to drag your skin and the packet states they are suitable for delicate skins.
        To me they tend to be better than balls of cotton wool which I used to find more messy as bits would sometimes become detached onto your face and also they took a lot more lotion as it was all being absorbed.
        A great bargain buy which will leave you more money to spend on make up!



        ===Star Rating===

        5 stars.



        ===Would I Recommend?===

        Yes.



        ===Website===

        www.tesco.com

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        09.12.2012 23:25
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        These cotton wool pads are very good for removing nail varnish and other cosmetic jobs

        WHAT ARE THEY?

        Small round cotton wool pads from Tesco.

        WHAT DO YOU USE THEM FOR?

        There are a lot of uses for these cotton wool pads.  You can use them with cleansers or for applying blemish treatments.  I use them mostly for taking off my nail varnish because they are easier to handle than cotton wool balls and do not snag on my nails as badly.  They are good for removing eye make up as well because they are the right size and soft but do not soak up too much eye make up remover.  

        WHAT I THINK

        I buy these cotton wool pads for my own use and think they are very good so I hate having to pay for more expensive ones for my clients.  I could not offer them Tesco Everyday Value pads and still keep my reputation though.  You get 80 pads in a pack and they are thin but right for the jobs you need them for. 

        The cotton wool is pressed together good so that bits and threads do not come off on my skin or hands.  This is what makes them so good for removing my nail varnish and eye make up.  They are comfortable to use and do not irritate my skin, they are not soft and fluffy like the cotton wool pads I purchase for my clients but they are very good for the money and do what I ask of them.  

        When I have opened the plastic wrapper I put the pads into a cosmetic bag because I do not like the very cheap looking packet.  They go a bit hard when they are wet so they are no use to do anything that needs a damp pad like wiping toner across your face but toner cloths or cotton wall balls are better for that purpose. 

        ANYTHING ELSE

        A packet of 80 Tesco Everyday Value Cotton Wool Pads costs about 50p and that is very good value for money for a good basic product. 

        5 Dooyoo Stars. 

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        03.12.2012 18:43
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        Great value cotton wool pads

        I regularly use cotton wool pads as part of my skincare routine and also to remove nail polish. As I do most of my shopping in Tesco, I usually pick up a packet of their "Everyday Value" (previously "Tesco Value") cotton wool pads.

        These come in packs of 80 or 160. I usually buy the packs of 80 which cost £0.49. The pack of 80 contains one 'tower' of cotton wool pads and is wrapped in clear plastic with some purple and the Tesco "Everyday Value" logo on the front. The plastic is easy to rip open and the pads can be easily removed. In the past I have used other cotton wool pad brands where the pads stick together and taking out just one pad is impossible and you end up with a handful. This is not the case with this product and it is easy to remove as many or as few pads as you want.

        Each pad is round and white and a few millimetres thick. The top and bottom of each pad is made of flat cotton wool with a thin layer of fluffy cotton wool between. The pads feel "normal" as far as a cotton wool pad goes - in that they are not any thicker or thinner than other brands of the same product.

        When applying cleanser or nail polish remover to these pads, the liquid is easily absorbed and the pads hold their shape and quality. I have a glittery nail polish that is really hard to remove and even with constant rubbing over my nails, these cotton wool pads don't rip or fall apart. I have sensitive skin and these cotton wool pads don't irritate it, even when used around the delicate eye area. They are unscented and they feel really soft.

        All in all, I think these cotton wool pads are excellent quality and as good as other brands which can cost up to 3 times as much for the same number of pads. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these and they will definitely remain my firm favourite! I hope you found my short and sweet review useful (how much can one really write about cotton wool pads!) Thanks for reading/rating.

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        02.12.2012 21:42
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        A very good value bag of cotton wool pads.

        I tend to use face wipes to remove my make up but a while ago someone gave me a bottle of liquid make up remover so I went off to Tescoes to buy some cotton wool pads.

        I found this value pack for 49p for 80 pads and so thought I would give them a try. Value ranges aren't always actually value for money because of the quality but I thought how far wrong can they go with cotton wool pads?

        The packaging is a thin clear plastic with a pink and purple design, text and pictures on the front. The cotton wool pads are stacked into two towers which means you don't have a total mess of pads on your hands. They are easy to remove and look as you would expected them to: round, white and without any fragrances.

        The pads are actually surprisingly good quality. I was expecting pieces of fluff to come off and maybe that they might fall apart quite easily but they actually are pretty durable. They has the cotton wool feeling in between two flat pieces of the cotton wool which means they don't absorb too much liquid - great for things like removing make up or nail varnish.

        I tend to use 2 when I remove my make up - one for face, one for eyes. They feel very soft and I haven't found they've irritated sensitive areas of my skin like eyelids. Personally I have stopped using them when I finished my first packet but only because I didn't like the make up remover I was using. If I wanted them for a toner or for nail varnish remover then I would happily buy these again as I think the quality is exactly the same as more expensive options.

        The pads themselves are good quality, nice and thick but don't absorb too much liquid- unlike cotton wool balls which leads to waste, they don't tear during use either. Probably three pads is sufficient for cleansing my face with, they are nice and soft and don't irritate my skin.

        I can't really think of any negatives for these other than that if you store your nail varnish in a little pencil case like me then these pads won't fit but that's hardly a criticism. I'm pretty impressed with these and wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.

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