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Swisspers Makeup Pads Trial Team
Two different mystery make-up cotton pads. Both were sealed in separate sandwich bags – one had the label ‘Product #1’ and the other had ‘Product #2’. Members did not know what either of the brands were during the trial.
Product #1: Swisspers Make-Up Pads.
Product #2: A supermarket home brand.
50 female reviewers age between 18 and 35 who were instructed to use both make-up pads as they normally would (to remove make-up or nail polish, or to apply toner etc.)
Overall star rating during this trial*:
beautyheaven instructed testers to use both Product #1 and Product #2 and to submit reviews for both before discovering what each product actually was.
Without knowing that Product #1 pads were Swisspers Make-Up Pads, the majority of members much preferred the quality of them. Many spoke of how soft and gentle the surface of the pads felt, making them ideal for removing make-up or applying toner. They also felt that the stitching on the border of each pad helped keep the cotton inside intact and prevented the pad from fluffing, as they found that Product #2 tended to do.
Members also commented that Product #1 didn’t absorb as much product as Product #2, meaning that they didn’t need to use as many pads to remove eye make-up or nail polish remover.
Overall, 85 per cent of testers said that they preferred Product #1 over Product #2.
“I only used the pads for applying toner and I found that the pads didn't soak up too much of the toner, so I didn't waste any product - it all ended up on my face rather than soaked up!” – Skitzkitty. Read more…
“When used to remove eye make-up (mascara, eyeshadow, liner etc) and foundation this cotton pad felt soft against the eye area and skin while requiring minimal effort to remove makeup with less rubbing and pulling then product #2” – GoddessMagick. Read more…
“I found product #1 much softer and gentler on my skin and smoother in texture. It felt almost satiny to the touch. I found it perfect for make-up removal and applying toner.” – Michelle240. Read more…
“Product number 1 was the best cotton pad I've ever used. One pad lasted both hands of nail polish removing. It soaked up the polish remover no problem and didn't drip…When removing make-up I could easily use both sides of the pad before having to get another out of the packet.” – SMP-Kitten. Read more…
“I've used this to apply toner, remove make-up 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 can hold a good amount of liquid and is easy to wipe all over the face due to its soft surface.” – TriedandTested. Read more…
*Rating refers to the 50 members included in the trial and is correct as of August 12 2013.
Did you participate in this trial? Which cotton pads did you prefer?