Cleene is famous for its cotton balls, and subsequently the very famous ads of the cotton balls just soaking up water for the entire duration of the commercial. But what’s special about their rounds is that these are made from cotton imported from the Netherlands.
I used up several packs of these not too long ago, and while I didn’t use them to apply skincare, I used them to remove makeup.
I love using these to remove makeup as this has a wide surface area to absorb quite a lot of dirt and makeup. But the bigger reason is that this doesn’t fray and tear even when dragged quite a lot. I get frustrated when I use a cotton pad and it shears and tears while I’m dragging it to remove makeup, and even more frustrated when my face is left with tons of little cotton fibers. These pads have strong enough integrity to stay whole after dragging and not leave a lot of small fibers behind. I usually use these with micellar water for removing everyday makeup. When I need to remove tons of mascara, I turn to cotton balls instead and use a lot of baby oil for the job.