I'm a bit picky when it comes to buying cotton rounds/cotton pads for skincare. In the past, I've used cotton pads and cotton balls that were extremely linty, and I've always disliked them. Then a few years ago, I found some super amazing cotton pads (not sure if they were 100% cotton or not) from a Japanese $1 store, Daiso -- well, I guess it's more like $1.50 store now, and I've been buying my cotton pads from there ever since. When I recently ran out of cotton pads, my sister introduced me to Swisspers cotton rounds. They are hypoallergenic cotton rounds that are made with 100% cotton. They are currently sold at Costco for $12.99 (900 count) which is only slightly more expensive than the ones I bought at Daiso, so I decided to try them out. Each cotton round has a textured surface on one side, and a smooth surface on the other. The textured side is great for cleansing and removal of eye makeup, nail polish and other cosmetics, while the smooth side is great for applying toner and other skincare products.
I've been using these rounds for a few weeks now, and I will honestly tell you that they are not bad in comparison to the other brands out there. I wouldn't say it's completely lint-free though, I do get a couple of lints left on my face once in a while, but not all the time. It could be user issue, I'm not exactly the most gentle when cleansing my face. Overall, I do like them. I would recommend them simply because they are 100% cotton, hypoallergenic and made in USA. For the quality, the price is just right :)
|Textured side: Cleansing & Removal of Cosmetics|
|Smooth side: Applying Toner & Skincare|