$11 Luxury: Shiseido Facial Cotton

Do you know what it feels like to cleanse your skin with a cloud?

Obviously I’m not talking about a real cloud – I’m talking about taking your twice-daily cleansing/toning routine and doing it with a cotton pad so soft it feels like a cloud. This cloud-like cotton exists and it will cost you about $11 for 165 palm-sized pads.


Shiseido Facial Cotton is a cult favourite that every blogger seems to write about but you can’t fathom is actually a thing you need until you try it. Seriously – who would even think of buying special “facial cotton” unless someone else told them it was a good idea? For the past few months, I’ve been using Shiseido Facial Cotton day and night to remove my makeup and prepare my skin for moisturizer in the morning. Paired with Bioderma Sensibio H20 micellar solution, my skin is happy and hydrated and taking off my makeup is a dream. Have I mentioned the cotton doesn’t break apart or leave stringy pieces everywhere? That in and of itself is worth its weight in gold.

While the Shiseido Facial Cotton feels amazing on your skin, it’s also pretty economical – especially for removing nail polish. I could easily go through 3 or 4 regular cotton pads while removing nail polish, but I can do my fingers and toes with a single Shiseido square. If you’re feeling really economical, you can also cut the pads in half.

If you’re looking for a little way to luxe up your everyday routine, Shiseido Facial Cotton is it. I can’t imagine ever using regular cotton pads again. Can you tell I’m a little bit obsessed? xo