One staple product in my skincare routine is a cotton pad. I use them for sooo many things. Removing makeup, applying astringent/toner, even removing nail polish. I usually get the bags of cheap ones at my local drugstore or Ulta but this time I wanted to try the Shiseido Facial Cotton. I got mine on Apothica.com. They are priced at $10 on that site ($.50 higher than usual) but I used a 20% off code that they gave me after a previous purchase to bring the price down to $8. There are 100 cotton pads in this package which is a around the typical quantity in most cotton pad packages.
Why pay double or even triple for the Shiseido cotton pads vs the regular drugstore ones? Well… take a look at the picture below! The Shiseido Facial Cottons are sooo thick and fluffy. Yes the material is the same with the cheaper cotton pads but construction is completely different.
Many times when I am applying astringent during my cleansing routine the cheaper cotton pads break down and leave peices of cotton on my face. The Shiseido Facial Cotton is very durable and doesn’t disintegrate when applying these products. I was actually able to remove all of the makeup on one eye and then turn it over and remove the other eye’s makeup as well! That is pretty downright amazing!
I have even cut them in half because a whole one just isn’t necessary. If I were to cut every cotton pad in half that would make 200 individual pads so the money would equal out to drugstore prices for something quite exquisite.
My Newest Addiction Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ I love these and I am sure that just about anyone can appreciate the fine quality. They are thick, soft and decadent. They perform above what I expected. I have absolutely no complaints.
Thanks for having a look. Have you used Shiseido Facial Cotton before? What form of cotton pads do you use?
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I'm Laura!I am a Navy wife and mother of two.I am passionate about all things beauty.I am a freelance makeup artist and because I am a mommy I am also a list of other things, including: chef, maid, chauffeur, dry cleaner, and I could go on.I am currently in Florida but who knows where I will be in a year's time!So grab a drink and read through my beauty tips, swatches, reviews, and other crazy parts of my life!