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Q-tips Cotton Swabs 500 ea

 
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Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 500 ea
 
4.7

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Effective (30)
  • Safe (21)
  • Promotes healing (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Keep in the medicine cabinet (26)
    • Quick fix (13)
    • Long term use (12)
    • Emergency preparedness (11)
    • Keep in the trunk (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent (9), CPR trained (7), Novice first aid skills (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (36)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Was there ever any doubt?

    Aside from the fact that I think "safety swab" is the most absurd name for a Q-tip ever, was there ever really any doubt that this is the best brand? It's...Read complete review

    Aside from the fact that I think "safety swab" is the most absurd name for a Q-tip ever, was there ever really any doubt that this is the best brand? It's like "Kleenex" versus "tissues": there is a good reason that people say "Q-tip," rather than "cotton swab" in everyday language--they're just the only brand that matters.
    Important facts about Q-tips:
    1) they, as previous reviewers have mentioned, have more cotton at the ends.
    2) said cotton tends not to end up stuck to everything other than the Q-tip, as happens with generic brands.
    3) MOST IMPORTANTLY: the stick of the Q-tip is FIRM, not folding at the mere sight of an ear canal like every store brand swab does. since most people seem to disobey Q-tip packaging's direct orders NOT to put them in their ears, I figure this information would have been more ubiquitously reviewed. but since it has not been, I'm happy to report that Q-tip brand swabs are up to whatever task, or ear canal, you care to give them.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NOT what they used to be!!

    As others have mentioned, these Q-tips used to be the very best with the softest, most cushiony tip. I have long refused to buy any other kind,especially generic brands. Until now,...Read complete review

    As others have mentioned, these Q-tips used to be the very best with the softest, most cushiony tip. I have long refused to buy any other kind,especially generic brands. Until now, that is!Manufacturers are ruining their products by cutting the quality,size, thickness,you name it! They used to compete for our business by offering the softest,thickest products they could make. Now, their products no longer function for their intended purpose,whether it be Q-tips,facial tissues or zip lock type bags. Because they have all done it, we consumers have no where to turn for decent products. What happened to all the American "know how"? I'll just use the least expensive brand because they are all the same now,TERRIBLE!No longer brand loyal in Minnesota

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    5.0

    Great All Purpose Swabs

    By jreb

    from Chicago, IL

    describe yourself Natural Style

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Great Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 500 ea:

      Q-Tips cotton swabs are well-made cotton swabs good for lots of purposes. They have been around forever, so I'm sure everyone has multiple uses for them. They are always a great value.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      NOT what they used to be!!

      By Natural Cleaning Fan

      from St Paul, MN

      describe yourself Loyal to brands I like

      See all my reviews

      Pros

        Cons

        • Cotton tip scratchy
        • Ineffective
        • Skimpy cotton tip

        Best Uses

          Comments about Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 500 ea:

          As others have mentioned, these Q-tips used to be the very best with the softest, most cushiony tip. I have long refused to buy any other kind,especially generic brands. Until now, that is!Manufacturers are ruining their products by cutting the quality,size, thickness,you name it! They used to compete for our business by offering the softest,thickest products they could make. Now, their products no longer function for their intended purpose,whether it be Q-tips,facial tissues or zip lock type bags. Because they have all done it, we consumers have no where to turn for decent products. What happened to all the American "know how"? I'll just use the least expensive brand because they are all the same now,TERRIBLE!No longer brand loyal in Minnesota

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Worst thing out there!

          By Jacki

          from Schererville, IN

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult to Use
            • Messy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 500 ea:

              This has fallen apart on me all the time. The cotton will just stay inside my ear, which I have had get it out and was totally scared. This shouldn't happen. Other than that, it's always somewhat fuzzy and breaks apart. I don't understand why people have been giving 5 stars. This product is horrible! The cotton always falls off the stick. Also, the cotton portion will become somewhat messy and fuzzy. Not intact anymore. I switched to Johnson & Johnson, never fails, never fuzzes and never falls off the stick!! Q-tip manufactures horrible products!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Where's the cotton?

              By Lorelei

              from Los Angeles

              describe yourself Seasoned Q-tip user

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Harsh
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Cleaning small spaces
              • Make-up application

              Comments about Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 500 ea:

              The way these are described is FALSE" ..."and have more soft cotton at the tip. There is no softer or safer swab."
              500 is a lot so I only buy these once-a-year. I was shocked to find how skimpy they have become. I know manufacturers are making product smaller or quantitatively less, while charging the same price, in order to squeeze out more profit. I see the 10 or 12 oz, coffee instead of the old 16 oz. But, Q-tips? Don't skimp on the cotton - they're horrible., A little smattering of cotton wrapped on the tip - it really seems like it's 1/2 of the nice fat amount that cushioned it before. I'm looking for an off-brand and hoping they are better. I would rather pay more or have less quantity than have an inferior product I can't fix. Let's face it - I can always buy more coffee.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Nice

              By Bird

              from WA

              See all my reviews

              Comments about Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 500 ea:

              Nice

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A must have for every day use

              By Health Conscious

              from Sacramento, CA

              describe yourself Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Safe

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Emergency Preparedness
                • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
                • Long Term Use

                Comments about Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 500 ea:

                I can't be without this product. Q-tips is the best brand for me and they are also very sturdy. I tried others but this is the best.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Forget the cheap ones...

                By FineTexan

                from TEXAS

                describe yourself CPR Trained, Medical Professional

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Real Q Tips

                Cons

                • There is nothing bad here

                Best Uses

                • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
                • The Best

                Comments about Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 500 ea:

                The quality is so high that the off brands do not perform half as well. The cotton does not come off, they do not bend and are competetively priced. Worth the cost because if they don't work then what is the point?

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nothing beats the classic

                By shoe at home kim

                from lewis center, ohio

                describe yourself Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Safe

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Emergency Preparedness
                  • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet

                  Comments about Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 500 ea:

                  These are the classics....not skimpy on the swab part. They might be a little more than generics, but worth every penny,

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  qtips

                  By rose

                  from baltimore, md

                  describe yourself Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 500 ea:

                      the best brand i know without bending when you use them

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      fine

                      By dools

                      from ct

                      describe yourself Novice First Aid Skills

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Safe

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Emergency Preparedness
                        • Keep In The Medicine Cabinet
                        • Keep In The Trunk
                        • Outdoor Activities
                        • Quick Fix

                        Comments about Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 500 ea:

                        fine

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        Q-tips Cotton Swabs

                         – Trust the quality of Q-tips Cotton Swabs, the first brand in essential personal care. Every detail of their construction has been carefully considered for maximum utility, strength and safety. The tips are made of pure 100% cotton – and Q-tips have more cotton from the end of the stick to the top of the swab than any other brand on the market – carefully secured to the end with a special adhesive. The paper stick is firm enough when it needs to be, but with just enough "give" to bend gently under pressure.

                        So Many Uses



                        The first thing that comes to everyone's mind, of course, is to gently clean the folds of the ear - but that's only the beginning of the ways you can use these versatile swabs! They make a great alternative to a make-up brush: use them to touch up the edge of blush or highlight cheekbones. Fill in brows after plucking by using the cotton swabs to brush on eye pencil or shadow. They can help you get that last little bit of make-up out of the bottle so you don't waste any. The precision tips can help you with nail polish, define lip lines and feather your eye make-up just right. Use one to accurately apply acne medicine to blemishes, then use another to apply cover-up for a smooth, even look. And don't forget the uses around the house for cleaning and even arts and crafts. Ever since they were invented in 1923, cotton swabs from Q-tips have offered quality for every household.
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