Swisspers - Make-Up Pads
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Swisspers Make-up Pads are a specialised cosmetic product, ideal for the removal and application of make-up, lotions, nail polish and cleansers. They are highly absorbent, ultra soft, hygenic and do not leave any messy fibres behind. The strong fibres contained in each pad prevents tearing and they are 100 per cent cotton.
- $3.30 / $5.95
- Pack size:
- 80s / 160s
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- Swisspers Make-Up Pads Trial Team
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Rating: Aug 12, 2013 3:13pm
Mystery Cotton Pad Trial
I use cotton pads for everything from toner application to makeup and nail polish removal so they are an absolute staple in my beauty arsenal and Iâ€™m always keen to try out different varieties. Here are my thoughts on the two products I tried: Product 1 To begin with I was impressed with the quality appearance of product 1, the quilted cotton pads are round and have a seam around the edges and feature a textured pattern on each side. These pads are soft and rather thick, but Iâ€™ve discovered they are way to delicate for my handling, not to mention several of the pads I received were coming apart at the seams before I even began to use them. Due to the thickness these pads are too absorbent for my liking and seem to soak up too much product, which is not only wasteful, itâ€™s also a pain because when Iâ€™m using them for product removal (for example makeup or nail polish) they end up breaking apart and all the fluffy cotton wool inside gets stuck on my skin or nails. This is particularly annoying when trying to remove eye makeup as it gets stuck in my lashes. I had no problem with these pads upsetting my sensitive skin so they were gentle in that factor, however they are definitely not durable enough for wiping and would be best used just for dabbing. Product 2 These seamless cotton pads are smooth on each side and look remarkably similar to the cheap supermarket brands wipes Iâ€™ve used in the past. Itâ€™s actually a case however, of the inexpensive ones giving better results than the fancier looking ones. Whilst being soft on my skin and quite thin in size, these pads are super sturdy and donâ€™t fall apart or tear, even enabling me to get use out of both sides of the pad. These are ideal if I need to rub over my eyes a few times to remove stubborn waterproof eye makeup, they are not harsh and have never upset my sensitive skin. These pads might be very basic but their strength and durability makes them perfect to fulfil my beauty requirements.
Read the full review of Make-Up Pads by melmeko.
Rating: Aug 12, 2013 3:11pm
They were both great products for different things. Product 1 is harder so great for removing nail polish and Product 2 is softer so ideal for removing make-up.
Overall I was happy with both of these products, for different uses. To look at I thought that Product 1 would be the better product as it looks like it's higher quality, however when I was using it I found that the edges were a bit rough and the pad was quite thin, so not ideal for removing make-up. The firmness made it perfect for removing nail polish though, as it didn't pull apart or break down. Product 2 is my pick for removing make-up. It is very thick so very gentle on the eyes and it absorbs the make-up remover well so I can remove all my eye make-up in one go. I like that these are very soft and gentle on the face. I only need to use two of these to remove all my make-up, 1 for my eyes and one for the rest of my face.
Rating: Aug 12, 2013 3:10pm
A clear winner
Product number 1 was the best cotton pad I've ever used. One pad lasted a whole 2 hands of nail polish removing. It soaked up the polish remover no problem and didn't drip. The pads are crimped around the edges so they don't break apart and leave cotton fuzz on your nails. When removing makeup I could easily use both sides of the pad before having to get another out of the packet. The crimping makes them easy to get out of the packet without accidentally grabbing 2 (or one and a half). Product number 2 fell short of the mark for me. Getting it out of the packet it was hard to not accidentally split one in half because they lack the crimping seal around the edge that product number one had. When using the product to remove nail polish it left fibres on my nails and more than one pad was required to remove the whole 2 hands. When using this pad to remove makeup it did not absorb as much makeup remover as product one and seemed to soak through and become flimsy very quickly. Only one side is really usable as both sides seem soiled after the use of only one side.
Rating: Aug 12, 2013 3:09pm
Product 1 was a lot softer and more user friendly than product 2.
I was really happy to participate in this secret trial. I use cotton pads daily and can't imagine removing my makeup any other way. Product 1 was not new to me - I've been using similar (or exactly the same) pads for over a year now. I really like the idea of pads that don't leave messy fibres behind thanks to the "stitched" edges. Product 2 was a traditional cotton pad with "open" edges and loose fibres that are likely to end up in your eye. It didn't really happen to me during the trial but I know it is inevitable with regular use. This type of pads also tend to separate while taking them out of the bag. Apart from those main diferences I've also noticed a difference in softness. Product 1 was softer and slightly thicker than product 2. It also absorbed liquid (like make up remover) better so I was able to remove more makeup with just one pad. Product 2 seemed a bit harsh on my skin - I probably wouldn't have noticed it if I wasn't using product 1 at the same time, but in comparison it just didn't feel right. I was worried that it might irritate my sensitive skin. Product 1 was a lot more comfortable to use and it's a clear winner for me. It just reminded me why I stopped using traditional cotton pads and never looked back.
Read the full review of Make-Up Pads by Magda84.
Rating: Aug 12, 2013 3:07pm
2 different ends of the Cotton Pad Scale
Product #1 is stitched around the edges and has a pattern etched into the pad itself, making it look high quality. It is unscented, so therefore can be used on all skin types without the chance of any irritation occurring. The product itself is smooth and feels soft to touch. It has a cushiony feel to it as well. It is really easy to use in a number of ways! I've used this to apply toner, remove makeup and remove nail polish and Product #1 has performed very well. When applying a liquid to the cotton pad, it immediately soaks it up and there is no feeling of any liquid dripping out of the pad itself. It's able to hold a good amount of liquid and is easy to wipe all over the face with due to its soft touch feeling. When using this product to remove nail polish, the cotton pad did not fray or begin to fluff in any way. It is a versatile, high quality cotton pad. Product #2 looks like the usual cotton pad in a circular shape with no extra frills. Before using the product I did notice that the edges were beginning to fray and that the layers of the cotton pad were beginning to separate and pull apart. It is unscented and suitable for use on all skin types as there are no fragrant irritants. The cotton pad itself while it isn't the smoothest texture, it is not overly rough. This cotton pad is quite dense and when applying a liquid product onto it, it did soak up the product but I found that it did struggle to hold larger amounts of liquid products as the cotton pad itself became very flat. Applying it to the face, I found that it performed okay at applying things like toner but that I needed to use quite a few to remove any makeup. COMPARISON - Product #1 was definitely a better performing product as well as it being of a higher quality when compared to Product #2. While product #1 looks visually appealing with its stitching, Product #2 was basic and had a more rough texture and it was also more dense compared to the soft and smooth texture of Product #1 which had a more cushiony feel. Both cotton pads were free of any fragrance and suitable for all skin types as there are no irritants. I found Product #1 more appealing and easier to use as it was able to be used in numerous ways and performed very well as it was able to hold a good amount of liquid while Product #2 struggled to hold that amount and more pads were needed to remove makeup as it didn't pick up/hold it well. I would definitely recommended purchasing Product #1 and not Product #2 as overall, it was a better experience using Product #1 due to its high performance.
Rating: Aug 12, 2013 3:06pm
Great for Makeup Removal
For this mystery trial I was sent two different brands of cotton pads to trial. Each brand was in a clear bag with a just a label saying 'Product 1' and 'Product 2'. There was no was to distinguish what brand the cotton rounds were. I mainly use cotton round for removing my eye makeup, for face makeup I prefer a more bigger oval shaped cotton, however during this trial I use these for my face as well. To remove my makeup I soak a cotton round with Bioderma, which is my preferred makeup remover. Product 1 was embossed around the edges and also had small weaved pattern on the round. I felt like I was familiar with the brand and had used it in this past. On my eyes and face they felt very soft and comfortable to use. They left no messy fibres -that could have been irritating- in my eyes. I was able to remove my makeup easily with very few cotton rounds. Product 2 had a very different feel than Product 1. The cotton rounds were much more thin and at a glance they looked like they would fall apart easily. I was proven wrong when I tried my best to try and tear a Product 2 cotton round and it would not budge and retained it's shape. The texture of Product 2 was very rough and somewhat 'scratchy' on my skin. However, with this uneven texture I felt like I was able to remove more makeup and than I could with Product 1. Again, there was no cotton fibres left on my face. Overall I am quiet pleased with most brands, it really just depends on your preference. Without knowledge of which brand is which I would not mind picking either in the future for my makeup removal needs.
Read the full review of Make-Up Pads by MACjunkie.
Rating: Aug 12, 2013 3:05pm
Both were good as each other.
It was very hard to review both products as both served their purpose. I found product 2 to be aesthetically more appealling - it had a hint of lux with the edges to be stitched. Product 2 just seemed to feel more softer which got 5/5. However, both products efficiently took off the make up every time.
Rating: Aug 12, 2013 3:03pm
One was softer than the other but the other was more sturdier
Product 1 was much softer on the face and had two different sides that worked well for different things. Product 2 was a bit more general use and a bit tougher on the face but would be good for other things as well.
Read the full review of Make-Up Pads by keppers.
Rating: Aug 12, 2013 3:02pm
I prefer product !
Both products were packaged in clear resealable bags labeled only with "Product 1" and "Product 2." Both products were unscented. There were only two differences between products tha I noticed. The first was the edges. Product 1 had closed, quilted edges, and Product 2 had open edges wherein you the cottony inner layer is easily exposed and you could actually pull both sides apart. The second difference that I noted is that Product 1 had a smoother, more durable outer surface and Product 2 had a surface that would easily pill. Product 2 is very similar to the cotton pads that I have been using for multiple purposes, like for make up removal, oil cleansing, toning, minor makeup correction. I've used this type of product because I didn't think I had a choice, it was the only type of cotton pad I've seen readily available in the supermarket. After using Product 1, though, I felt that it was a far more superior product. The textures are very similar, but because Product 1 has a smoother, more durable outer surface, there is less chance of cotton fibers coming out and clinging to your skin. Product 1's closed, quilted edges make it less likely to fall apart while wiping off your makeup when the pad is saturated with makeup remover. If Product 1 is not too much more expensive that Product 2, I would definitely use Product 1. But if it's like twice the price as Product 2, I'd probably stick with Product 2.
Read the full review of Make-Up Pads by oliveoil.
Rating: Aug 12, 2013 2:59pm
Product One was superior to Product 2
Product #1 felt soft on my skin. I used it to apply my toner and found that it did not absorb too much of the product and that it stayed intact throughout use. One pad was enough for my face. Product #2 I found that I had to use more toner with these pads as it soaked into the pad. This also meant that I had to use two of these each time I put toner on. I also experimented taking off nail polish with these as I usually use cotton pads for this. Cotton came off the product and it fell apart quickly.
Read the full review of Make-Up Pads by Lucinda27.