You know the feeling when you have been purchasing a product for years and then one day when you repurchase, you discover the product is no longer the same quality? It’s all very well if the product has improved but when something has gone down in quality, you have this sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach.
Well I have been purchasing Guardian Cotton Facial Squares for years and years. I purchase 4 boxes @ RM10.88 every few months and in fact, I am a copious consumer of Guardian Cotton Facial Squares. It’s the one product I purchase from Guardian regularly since it is a must-have for me.
Last week, I replenished the Guardian Cotton Facial Squares and used them for removing eye make-up and then it hit me. How very thin they had become. I had the “WHAT THE…….” moment.
Fortunately I still had one cotton pad from the previous batch and could compare the old and new versions. Yes indeed, it wasn’t a figment of my imagination (which isn’t that fertile by the way). They were half the thickness of the previous batch. Where before, they were fluffy, now there was only a thin layer of what cannot possibly, in any way, form or manner whatsoever, can be described as “fluffy” by any stretch of the imagination. Now I have to use 2 cotton pads to try and match what it was previously and no, even with two of them, it still doesn’t feel the same.
This is the last time I am purchasing Guardian Cotton Facial Squares. Sometimes I wish manufacturers didn’t take consumers as idiots because we can tell the difference especially if we have been using the product for years and years and years. Got to look for an alternative.