The Body Shop Organic Cotton Rounds Review

by Rati on May 30, 2012 · 72 comments

The Body Shop Organic Cotton Rounds

the body shop organic cotton rounds

A few months back I met a women at a beauty event. While chit chatting she mentioned about her daughter-in-law. I was completely shocked because the lady didn’t look a day older than 35. She told that she was 49 years old and would be 50 in a month. 😐 I just had to take some beauty tips from her. She said her biggest beauty secret was using cosmetic cotton pads. She mentioned that

we spend thousands of rupees on buying the best of skin care products but still use the regular cotton. The regular cotton rolls are not meant for your face. They were made for hospitals and for sanitary purposes. Every single day you use “khurdura” cotton on your face and underneath your eyes. Unintentionally you are slightly scratching your skin every singly day – twice a day. The cosmetic cotton pads are gentle. They are especially made for facial skin. NEVER use the regular cotton. She said that was the best anti ageing tip she could offer to me.

Right after the event, I went straight to The Body Shop and bought a pack of their organic cotton rounds. I have to say that these are one of the best cotton pads I have used so far.

Price : Rs 255 for 100 cotton pads.

  • They are very gentle on the skin. And especially great for the delicate under eye area.
  • They don’t leave the fluff behind.
  • These are available in both rounds and squares.
  • One side is soft and the other side is textured. the softer side can be used especially for the under eye area and the textured side can be used for the facil skin or nail polish removal.
  • They are organic.
  • They make great eye pads too. I dip them in ice cold water sometimes and place them on my eyes.
I’d suggest storing these in an airtight container. This way they’d stay cleaner and more organized. You can pretty much use the pack they come in to store these but be sure to close the pack every time you pull out a few rounds.

Cotton pads by the body shop

Overall I am very happy with these cotton pads. Instantly I could feel the difference between using the regular cotton and these cotton rounds. I’d suggest all of you to invest in good quality cosmetic cotton pads. It may not necessarily be the TBS ones but any good quality ones would do. Earlier I used to be lazy buying cotton pads but not any more. I am not going back to the khurdura cotton for my face ever. πŸ˜€

TBS cotton rounds

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Renji May 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm

nice review Rati…I also use the cotton pads πŸ™‚

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Rati May 30, 2012 at 5:33 pm

excellent πŸ™‚

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Mayuri May 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm

woow.. nice review and nice pics.. will surely buy these pads..

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Rati May 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm

hope you like them. thanks πŸ™‚

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shruti wahi May 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Useful article Rati πŸ™‚ even i use local cotton buy them from medical stores ….

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Rati May 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm

STOP i’d say πŸ˜›

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shruti wahi May 30, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Sure Rati ….I will buy these soon..Thnxs πŸ˜€

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Aruna May 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I use cotton rounds for everything! Nail polish remover, cleansing, toning, removing stubborn mascara, applying a bit of almond oil to moisturise face. Everything!

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Rati May 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm

atta girl! πŸ™‚

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shruti wahi May 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

but now i will try them πŸ˜€

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Pallavi May 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Will buy this for sure… Thanks for Sharing Rati!!!

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Shilpa Pinaki May 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I use Facial cotton pads of local brand which has satin-y surface..love the way it glides.. πŸ˜€ Though I use makeup in weekends only..but got hooked to facial pads.. πŸ™‚

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Rati May 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm

pallavi, hope you like them. πŸ™‚

I agree. Love how soft and gentle they are on skin. Feels like i was missing something all along. πŸ™‚

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Rashmita May 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

I use these and they are really worth investing…thanks for the review Rati….

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Ashu May 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Rati,
I dont use either cotton or any cotton pads. I dont use makeup on my face much. Its just kajal, lipbalm, moisturiser and suncreen. I have an acne prone face. My main battle has been going on with my acne, so I dont use any makeup because even a foundation breaks me out. I use cetaphil cleanser and pears face wash. I pat dry with towel. Do you think its enough? Or should we use a cotton pad when using toner.
Oh! and a nice review on the cotton pads. I never knew the simple looking cotton is actually rough on your facial skin. I thought it to be the softest thing to touch your face. πŸ™‚

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Rati May 30, 2012 at 7:12 pm

anshi, i think you should use a toner and do consult a derma for sure. I also realized after i actually started using these soft little rounds. they definitely help. πŸ™‚

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Parita May 30, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I use exactly similar ones but a lot cheaper brand πŸ˜€ i’ll pick this up if found on sale LOL πŸ™‚

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Rati May 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm

yeah I’d stock on these during the sale. :))

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shruti wahi May 30, 2012 at 11:56 pm

do they have any expiry date on the pack ???

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Dr shilpi May 30, 2012 at 11:54 pm

which brand parita,pls tel na! BTW nice review rati,realy helpful!

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Paddy May 30, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I wanted to pick these sometime ago..but let it go when the SA told me the price πŸ™
But after this review, I think it’s a gud investment even if used sparsely…

Right now using Bare Essentials sanitised cotton balls
Thx for the review Rati! πŸ™‚

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Rati May 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

paddy actually you can use any cosmetic cotton pads not necessarily these ones. Just avoid using the regular cotton rolls. :))

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Rama May 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Thnks for the revu Rati..I’m going to stock it..

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Rati May 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

hope you like these. πŸ™‚

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neha May 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

i have helen harper and some beauty care co from aussie but i cant live without these after i learnt about them
but these are coming home next πŸ™‚

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Rati May 31, 2012 at 11:13 am

yeah hope you like these neha πŸ™‚

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Laxmi May 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I use J&J pads.. they are good too.. not sure abt its availablity in india..

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Rati May 31, 2012 at 11:14 am

yeah guess not πŸ™

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Bee May 30, 2012 at 7:46 pm

even I have got hooked to these cotton rounds πŸ™‚ specially with the toner and cleanser they work great πŸ™‚

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Rati May 31, 2012 at 11:14 am

I agree bee. How are you doing? :-*

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Ritu R May 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm

i use normal cotton balls on a daily basis, though i do have a pack of cotton pads that i bought from a shop in GK-I….but the miserly me saves them for travel(basically for flaunting in front of female friends)….lol…weird me! need to change….thanks for sharing Rati!

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Rati May 31, 2012 at 11:18 am

hihihihih πŸ˜› yeah high time πŸ˜€

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Sukanya May 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm

i need some more more affordable brand suggestion here. Lately am realising, the hospital ones am using is very discomforting n scratches the skin super badly..specially the under eye area..i have been eyeing this tbs one for sometime now but “such a price for a cotton pad??” thought kept me away…from above comments i got one..bare essentials.. Rati, please reco more….

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Sukanya May 30, 2012 at 9:41 pm

moderation πŸ™

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Rati May 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm

you can buy cotton rounds from any cosmetic shop. they dont have to be of any particular brand. πŸ™‚

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Sukanya May 31, 2012 at 12:36 am

well have seen some shops stocking on multicolored cotton balls..but wasn’t sure if they were good enough…

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Paddy May 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Sukanya, I would suggest u against using colored cotton balls..they are coloured itself means they have been bleached…so not gud for the purpose we use them…

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niki May 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm

hi, m not able to unstan , wat difference does it makes , using these over the regular cotton … and how can they contribute towards preserving the youth. I use Bare Essentials cotton balls , are they good enuff or you think I shud switch over to these. ?

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Rati May 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm

dont think you’ve read the review….. 😐

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Sabrina May 31, 2012 at 5:22 am

Hi Rati, I love these cotton rounds and have been using these for years, in different brands, my favourite ones are Swisspers which my friend sends me from Australia, and also the ones available abroad at Boots pharmacies are awesome. BTW, how are you, I need to email you few goings-on from my end. πŸ™‚

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Rati May 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

great sabrina. looking forward to hearing from you. :))

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vijayeta May 31, 2012 at 7:27 am

i just use regular absorbent cotton , nw i too vl buy facial cotton only………..omg reading this blog , everyday i have some thing or the other to buy…lolz

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Rati May 31, 2012 at 11:46 am

glad :))

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Jyo May 31, 2012 at 10:40 am

Even health and glow has its own brand of cotton pads Rati.And ever since i started using them i know how very rough the regular cotton balls are to the skin. πŸ™‚ will try TBS next time. πŸ™‚

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Rati May 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

great πŸ™‚

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Jyo May 31, 2012 at 10:40 am

moderation 😐

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jomol May 31, 2012 at 10:58 am

Thanks Rati for sharing the tip……I actually have heard that those cheap cotton packets are bleached ones which have been used earlier for some other purpose…eeekssssssssssss

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Ashu May 31, 2012 at 11:14 am

This is really scary…. I use the medicated cotton rounds only for nail polish removal.
I am going for the cosmetic cotton pads now for sure.

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jomol May 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

Ashu…..bas local company ka you don’t buy, you don’t really know where the cheap cotton is coming from 😐 😐

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Ashu May 31, 2012 at 11:36 am

yes, you are right Jomol. I guess the ones from Bare Essentials or Faces would be good.

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Rati May 31, 2012 at 11:52 am

really jomo??? thanks for sharing the info.. i am sticking with these tbs ones forever now πŸ˜€

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Nandini May 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

You’re right Jomo, sometimes these local or Chinese ones take used cotton from hospitals, it’s really gross :/ and resell it…same goes for ear buds also.

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Ila May 31, 2012 at 11:21 am

I have been noticing how harsh cotton is to my under eye area! I have been eyeing these pads since long and now its time to get them. ur right Rati, we spend thousands on cosmetics and skin care and ignore this basic thing!

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Rati May 31, 2012 at 11:54 am

glad could help ila :))

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Shami May 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

I am using regular cotton available in medical shops only πŸ˜₯ now i can realize how harsh the cotton rolls are on my facial skin..
thanks for this post rati :)… i will look for cotton pads hereafter..

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Rati May 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

yeah stick to cotton pads now :))

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Kimi May 31, 2012 at 11:54 am

Lovely tip Rati…and very nice review..even I started using cotton pads around a year back, when one of my friend suggested..she asked me not to use the regular cotton for face, as it is not meant for that..And I could actually feel the difference when I began using cotton pads..this looks wonderful indeed.. πŸ™‚

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Rati May 31, 2012 at 11:57 am

yeah cali it does make a hell lot of a difference. can totally feel it myself. πŸ™‚

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Nandini May 31, 2012 at 11:58 am

OMG Rati I just came back from Health and Glow now, and had already bought Mannings cotton facial rounds when I saw this review πŸ˜€ I was going to take normal cotton then just for the heck of it picked this up instead, now I know it was a wise choice!! Thank youuu :* πŸ˜€

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anshu May 31, 2012 at 12:01 pm

thanxxxxxxxx for the review rati πŸ˜‰

i am sooooo getting this on my next visit to The Body Shop πŸ™‚

cant thank you enough for the review πŸ™‚

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Laxmi May 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm

And, gals it is the same issue with cotton ear buds.. go for branded; avoid cheap ones..

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Laxmi May 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm

moderation..

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Shami May 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Yeah i agree with you laxmi πŸ™‚ , i have heard about Cotton buds before.. but only after this post i realized the same is applicable to cotton rolls also πŸ™ πŸ™

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