The CottonSoft 100% natural cotton bathroom and facial tissue heralds a revolutionary development in personal bodycare. Not only does CottonSoft bring the unique properties of natural cotton to care of the skin, it is also manufactured with a special concern for preserving the environment.
CottonSoft is kind to your skin
Cotton is known to be soft and gentle next to the skin, and whereas most other tissues are made from processed wood fibre, CottonSoft is produced from pure natural cotton, which is less abrasive than wood fibre and, therefore, smoother on the skin.
CottonSoft is also healthier for your skin, because cotton fibres absorb fluids and bacteria at a higher rate than wood fibre, so CottonSoft will absorb germs faster than wood-based tissues.
CottonSoft tissue is free of all chemical pesticides, fertilisers and bleach and is safe for use on sensitive skin and for removing make-up.
CottonSoft is kind to your world
The Environmental issue
Every day, thousands of square miles of the world’s forests, perhaps the most important resource needed to maintain global ecological balance, are destroyed in order to fulfil the ever-increasing demand for paper.
In addition, intense chemical processing and huge consumption of energy is needed to turn the raw wood into the pulp necessary to make a ‘soft’ tissue.
Recycled paper is not the answer
Recycling paper may go some way towards helping the environment, but most recycled paper still contains significant amounts of wood fibre, and it takes extra chemicals and energy to remove all traces of inks, dyes and other contamination from the raw material before it is suitable to be made into paper.
By contrast, CottonSoft is made only from 100% pure cotton linters , which are the short fibres of cotton discarded as waste during the manufacture of fabrics or cotton seed oil. These are then recycled to produce paper. CottonSoft contains no wood fibre.
Cotton is an annually renewable crop, which is harvested without damage to the environment. It does not have to be ‘softened up’ before turning into tissue, so it can be put straight into the manufacturing process without prior chemical treatment.
The cotton used to make CottonSoft has not been genetically modified and is free of chemical pesticides, insecticides and fertilisers, and the tissue is bleach-free.
Frequently asked questions
Q: Is CottonSoft the only cotton tissue on the market?
A: Yes. All other tissues are wood-based and contain no cotton. Some tissues may have names which suggest cotton, but these products are not made from cotton.
Q: How does CottonSoft benefit the environment?
A: CottonSoft is the only tissue product that is totally wood-free. It is made from pure cotton, which has not been genetically modified and has been grown without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers. It is harvested without damage to the environment and, unlike wood, requires very little processing to turn it into soft paper tissue.
Q: Is CottonSoft safe for use on sensitive skin?
A: Cotton is known to be soft and gentle next to the skin and tests have shown that cotton tissue is less abrasive than wood-based products. Also, CottonSoft tissues contain no bleach or other residual chemicals.
Q: Is CottonSoft more absorbent than wood-based tissue?
A: The natural fibre structure of cotton is more absorbent than wood fibre. Fluid absorbency tests on cotton tissue have shown up to ten times faster performance than wood-based products.
Q: Can CottonSoft facial tissue be used for removing make-up?
A: Yes. It is as safe and gentle on the skin as using cotton wool or cosmetic pads.
Q: Is it safe to use CottonSoft to clean spectacle lenses?
A: Yes. It is just like using a cotton cloth and will not scratch lenses.
Q: Does CottonSoft go through a bleaching process?
A: The raw cotton linters go through an early bleaching process using hydrogen peroxide. This is not to whiten the material, but to destroy bacteria. Once the process is complete, all traces are then washed away. No dioxins are created in this bleaching process and, as the raw material is already white, no further bleach is added to the paper to whiten it.
Q: Is CottonSoft safe for septic tanks?
A: CottonSoft is naturally biodegradable, so it is safe to use with septic tanks. It will not clog toilets or drains.
Q: Does CottonSoft cost more than wood-based products?
A: No it does not. CottonSoft is a premium 3 ply tissue which retails for no more than leading brands. It is available in 4 roll packs of bathroom tissue and boxes of 100 family sized facial tissues.