These fancy cotton pads has become my holy grail. At the height of all the hype I said I would not pay that much for some cottons pads that you will swipe and throw away. The hype died down but I still was not convinced. However, one rainy day I saw a mini pack in line at Ulta. And I snagged it. I used them but wasn't "Wow'd" like all the reviews said I would be. I mean, yeah they were soft but is that REALLY important? Fast forward, and my skin had a major change. My skin would get super irritated using makeup remover wipes and regular cotton rounds. No matter the brand or type, my skin was raw and irritated just from using that cotton round/wipe...except with these. So of course I immediately went out and bought the full size pack. This is the only cotton product I can apply to my face and not have irritation. I use them to apply toner and even remove light makeup. They lasted longer than I would have thought and I JUST ran out. So I am definitely a convert, and will head to Sephora or Ulta immediately after work to restock.