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on 9/6/2016 5:11:00 AM
More reviews by LisaLightwood
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
I really like it for certain specific things, particularly removing polish and, more importantly, eye makeup - I'm really prone to getting bits of lint in my eyes with other cotton pads, and I have dry eyes so it really hurts. For anything else, I find they can actually absorb a bit too much of my makeup remover (which means I have to use more). The texture is quite rough, which is good for removing creamy makeup but can leave your skin burning a little. All in all it's not necessarily worth the investment for everyday use, but it's good to have a box handy for the purposes cited above.
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on 10/31/2015 3:31:00 PM
More reviews by spaflam
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Expensive - but worth it for certain applications like removing nail polish or instance on the face when you must NOT have lint. For every-day use - like applying toner - it's too costly.Good for when your field of application must be pristine.
on 6/15/2015 1:59:00 PM
More reviews by Deandra
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I LOVE these 100% cotton pads. If you've ever had a thread from a cotton ball ruin your manicure, you will understand the need for Silky Cotton pads from DHC. I use them for every situation that would normally require a cotton ball. Nail polish remover, applying facial toner, etc. Soft, no fibers to get stuck in wet nail polish or drift in your eyes and stick to your contact lens, which really smarts! A real find!!! Must have!!! They come in a large box. I transferred them into a glass apothecary jar on my bathroom sink and put some in a zip lock bag for my suitcase.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 2/13/2015 6:15:00 PM
More reviews by xxxcarol
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
These are great. What I love is that they don't absorb the product you're using --in my case toner--so they actually make it last longer and work better. I need fewer drops of toner to cover my face and it applies very evenly. I'm trying to use up my supply of cheap drugstore cotton pads and they are so awful in comparison. Also these would make great dollhouse pillows, lol.
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on 6/3/2014 1:31:00 PM
More reviews by ca_sent_beau
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I love these cotton pads for one very specific task: removing nail polish. They are completely lint free and very durable, so it takes me usually only ONE cotton pad to remove nail polish from both fingers and toes - even with dark colors. I also use them to remove facial masks. The cotton pads are still very strong when wet, and I can wet them, and wash off clay based masks from the face. I do not use them for applying facial products since they are too big, and absorb a lot of product. I find it a waste both in terms of cotton and product. For those applications I use the Shiseido cotton squares which I can cut in half. Each DHC cotton pad comes wrapped in a silky tissue which makes it lint free and very durable, cutting it in half defies all logic. While on the pricy side ($5.50 for 80 pads), with my limited use, one box lasts me a very long time, making this an affordable luxury for me. Will happily repurchase.
on 1/31/2014 11:02:00 AM
More reviews by domokun_nyc
Hair: Red, Other, Other
These got a good review from Paula and I needed something to add to my order for free shipping so I thought I'd give them a try. I have to buck the trend and say I don't like them all that much. They're a bit stiff and kind of rough compared to real cotton balls or cosmetic pads. It's like the soft cotton is encased in a slightly rough silk envelope. Compared to another high-end expensive cotton pad -- Shiseido's facial cotton - I much prefer Shiseido's if I'm going to spend that kind of money. Sooo soft and luxurious.
on 9/6/2012 10:55:00 AM
More reviews by jocox88
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I agree with all the others that love this product. I had kept them specifically for nail polish removal (and dampened with remover to wipe my manicure stick on when cleaning polish from around cuticles -- there are NEVER any bits of cotton to transfer to freshly polished nails). Now, however, I keep these under the bathroom sink for toner application and the occasional eye makeup removal. My last order to DHC was just for these.
on 6/24/2012 2:37:00 PM
More reviews by HistoryLady71
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
I buy this with almost every order I place with DHC. Love them because they are lint free and soft. I use them for toners and for nail polish removal.
on 1/20/2012 11:19:00 PM
More reviews by mudpud
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse
Silky Cotton are tiny, flat, pillow-shaped, "mini-luxury" cotton pads that I use nightly to apply toner to my face. They don't shed or fall apart, which is what happened when I used to use the cotton rounds/pads from the drugstore. Because of this, they're also great to use when removing nail polish. Some people suggest cutting them in half, but I prefer using them whole as I am extravagant like that, ha ha. But seriously, in a small way I feel like I'm treating myself when I use one--it *is* the little things, after all. It's true that they come packaged in a bulky cardboard box, but I just take them out and put them in a decorative candy tin in my bathroom (and recycle the box, of course--smug smug). On a less-helpful-to-you-but-still-makes-me-happy note, I recently discovered that the used Japanese bookstore near my house sells DHC products, so it's just as easy to buy a box (or 4 as I did last time) as it is to buy cotton pads from the drugstore. UPDATE 3/15/13: If you can't get these in-store or don't want to pay for shipping off of dhccare.com, purchase from dermstore.com. If you create an account and then add these to your 'favorites' list, you automatically get 10% off and shipping is always free (in the U.S.--even to Hawaii and Alaska).
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on 8/23/2011 6:49:00 PM
More reviews by kaxel
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I needed something to bump up my order to free shipping level, and based on reading worshipful reviews of this product for a year on MUA, ordering them seemed like a no-brainer. OK, well, these little cotton rectangles may not shed fibers (which is nice) but they're far from "silky." It feels like I took a plain-wrap tissue (not even a nice, soft Kleenex) and folded it up to make an eye makeup remover pad (which I have done in a pinch). Ouch. I feel like I am scratching the heck out of my tender undereye area... I will use this until they're gone cuz I'm cheap, but after that, never again! Back to the 1.99 cotton pads from Target that may shed a hair but at least don't HURT.
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