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Would You Pay Up for Designer Cotton Pads?

Would You Pay Up for Designer Cotton Pads?(Source: Nordstrom, Barney's; Koh Gen Do Pure Cotton Pads, $12)We love a good drug store versus department store debate as much as the next beauty nut. But we never imagined we'd face a should-I-splurge-or-should-I-save crisis when it came to the lowly cotton pads in our medicine cabinet. Aren't our cheapo Swisspers enough? Not quite, according to some of our favorite luxe Asian brands.

Koh Gen Do, for instance is hawking Organic Cotton Pads (60 for $12) made from untreated, unbleached Japanese cotton. The draw: the pads are both super pure (no chemical fertilizers or pesticides here, folks) and super silky, making cosmetic application and makeup removal a breeze.

Would You Pay Up for Designer Cotton Pads?(Source: Nordstrom; Shiseido Facial Cotton, $10; Clé de Peau Beauté Cotton, $20)Shiseido and sister brand Clé de Peau Beauté are also in on the fancy-pants cotton game. The former offers 100-percent natural Facial Cotton (100 for $10) that's manufactured for superior softness and absorption; the latter's Le Coton (120 for $20) boasts a blend of cotton and natural silk that gently exfoliates when it swipes over skin. Both promise to upgrade your morning routine with a little spa-like luxury. 

So what do you think? Would you pay up for high-end cotton pads?

Poll: Would You Try Fancy Cotton Pads?
Click to vote:
  • Yes - my face deserves to be pampered!
  • No way - I'm sticking with the cheap ones.
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