Facial tissues

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What's behind our facial tissue Ratings?

Experts at our National Testing and Research Center tested 18 models in facial tissues to see which ones perform best.
We look for:
  • Overall score
    This is based on strength and softness. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
  • Strength
    Strength denotes flexibility and resistance to tearing, stretching, and nail pull-through.
  • Softness
    Softness denotes less irritation to the skin.


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Facial tissues can be welcome company during cold, flu, and allergy season. We based overall scores in our tests on strength, tested by a machine, and softness, judged by human hands. Lotion tissues may keep your nose from becoming irritated but remember not to use them to clean eyeglasses. If you're looking for information about facial tissues, Consumer Reports is your best resource. Consumer Reports' facial tissue reviews will give you honest buying advice that you can trust. Use our facial tissues buying guide to discover which features, such as lotions, plies, and biodegradability, are most important to consider. We also provide unbiased facial tissue Ratings and facial tissue reviews to help you choose the best facial tissues for your needs.

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