Cotton Buds

Understanding Different Cotton Buds

Cotton buds are one of the most versatile items of hygiene that exist in your home. You use them to clean your ears and makeup, and they must always be at hand when you need them. When you need some new cotton buds, you can find many types by many different brands on eBay. Here's everything you need to know about choosing cotton buds for sale.

Cotton swab brands on eBay

There are plenty of unbranded beauty products on eBay. This includes cotton buds. You can find all kinds of products without a brand. If you want a brand product, the ones that do offer their cotton q-tip products on this platform are listed here:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • The SAEM
  • Innisfree
Are there different types of tips?

When you shop for sterile applicators, you can buy double- and single-tip cotton buds. The single-tip bud is covered with cotton on one of its ends. The double applicator has medical cotton on both ends of the tip. The tips can also be pointed, spiral or rounded. The pointed tips have a sharper edge where the sterile product is wrapped around the sticks. These tips are usually used to treat smaller spots or if you have a tighter ear canal. Rounded tips have more cotton on the tip of the stick and are softer than the pointed tips. They are good for larger openings or for the cleaning of delicate areas since they are softer. Spiral tips have the shape of a spiral around the end of the applicator. Some double-tip products come with the two ends as two different types to give you more versatility when using them. Some brands also make flat tips where the tip has a flatter surface area. These are often used for makeup and when fixing up other beauty products such as nail polish.

Features of a 100% cotton tip

Some cotton buds have special designations. You can choose from the following:

  • Biodegradable: A biodegradable cotton bud is created to easily be broken down in nature once you are done using it. It has no plastics inside of it, which makes it an environmentally friendly product. These are usually made of paper or bamboo sticks that you can throw away without regret after use.
  • Natural: Much like the biodegradable tips, these are made only using natural products like bamboo, cotton and paper.
  • Sterile: While all cotton buds are considered sterile, there are some that have a tighter closing box that keeps them as clean as possible after you open them.