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What is the Difference Between Medical Surgical Cotton and Facial Cotton?

Facial cotton has a unique fiber structure that gives it stronger "absorbency". When we use the same amount of makeup water, there is a significant difference in the degree of moisturization for the skin when we tap it with our hands and wipe it with a facial cotton. This is also why many people feel that using facial cotton consumes more water. However, the strong adsorption property of facial cotton can provide important assistance for cleaning and skin care.

Structure of facial cotton

Regardless of the type of facial cotton products, they are all made up of fibers. The difference is that the material and the tightness of the fiber connections may vary. Facial cotton with thicker fibers and looser fiber connections feels rougher, while those with finer fibers and tighter connections feel softer and thicker. It is the fiber structure of facial cotton that gives it a unique user experience.

In daily skincare, many women use makeup remover to remove facial makeup. The effectiveness of makeup remover lies in the surfactants in the formula. They have both hydrophilic and lipophilic properties. When makeup remover is poured onto the facial cotton, water can penetrate the cotton and oil can adhere to its surface. When the facial cotton comes in contact with makeup, the oil can dissolve and capture the makeup, achieving the effect of removing makeup.

Difference between the medical surgical cotton and facial cotton

Some people even confuse the medical surgical cotton and facial cotton, but in fact, they are a bit different. Medical gauze and medical surgical cotton are the main sanitation materials used in the medical industry for patient wound dressing, protection, cleaning, and other purposes.

Facial cotton is generally a small cotton ball about 5 to 6 cm long made by pressing cotton or pulp, with a thickness of 0.1 to 3 cm. It is sold at makeup counters and has many uses. The main purpose is to remove makeup, because its texture is very soft and does not easily harm the face during makeup removal. It feels very comfortable and can also remove makeup very thoroughly. Currently, the materials of facial cotton sold on the market can be divided into two types: degreased cotton and non-woven fabric. You can choose according to your needs.

  • Degreased cotton: This type of facial cotton is thicker and softer, and it requires more amount when applying makeup water. Sometimes it may shed, and its water absorption is weaker.

  • Non-woven fabric: This type of facial cotton is relatively thinner and coarser, but it has strong water absorption, so less makeup water is needed. This is the difference between medical surgical cotton and facial cotton. You can choose which one to use according to your actual needs.

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