I've posted multiple times over the course of 2014 about some interesting product tests and sample experiences I've had the pleasure of partaking in courtesy of the always wonderful Crowdtap team. To kickstart my sample share posts for 2015, we begin with Kleenex!
Who doesn't love Kleenex? They're a brand so well known, their tissues have become the alternative phrase FOR tissues (i.e. "Hand me a Kleenex!"). I knew if I was selected for the Kleenex sampling, that I would be getting quality products that my family would be happy to use without question. In fact, my husband wouldn't have even noticed the difference in tissue boxes had I not made him a part of my sample experience in an EXPLICIT way (taking pictures of him fake-blowing his nose). We have Kleenex brand toiletries in our bathroom right now, and those were purchased prior to the sample experience. Now that you have some background with our previous tissue use, on to the good part - the review!
So, before diving into our newest stash of tissues, (perfect timing seeing as I had a cold the later part of December!) we took some quick pics/action shots of sharing the Kleenex love...
Then a few action shots...
And the unveiling of the products in action videos:
As far as how great the product works, it's a no-brainer. There's a reason Kleenex has been around for decades! I already had a cold when I began using these tissues, so I can't speak to the anti-viral properties myself, BUT, hubby did NOT get the same cold I did while we were both using these tissues in the same household. This says a lot about the power of these tissues, seeing as we are BOTH teachers (he teaches high schoolers and I teach college students) - two uber-germy groups, I can assure you! Hubby safely made it through to the holiday break without a cold, and maintained his good health the entire two week period he had off. We both go back to school tomorrow, so only time will tell if the anti-viral tissues continue to work wonders... I will say that I realize a tissue cannot prevent my husband from getting sick, but as far as spreading germs goes, we're confident in Kleenex's promise that the tissues:
"Kill 99.9% of cold and flu viruses in the tissue within 15 minutes. Virucidal against Rhinoviruses Type 1A and 2; Influenza A and B; and Respiratory Syncytial Virus; in the tissue within 15 minutes."
All of that may be a lot of jargon and technical terminology to sound like a cool tissue that covers its bases with fighting germs, but that's because it IS a cool tissue that does all the things listed above. We don't need to know the science behind it to know that it works, but in case you're one of those non-believers, there are the "facts" from the card that Crowdtap included in the sample.
As far as the lotion tissues are concerned, I used those to soothe my nose during my cold. We used both boxes of tissues, as both were placed in the home throughout the "trial" period. I always have a box of Kleenex brand tissues in my house, and we usually purchase the lotion tissues, so this wasn't a new experience for us - we were just happy to have an extra box on hand! The lotion tissues worked well to quell the soreness beneath my nose upon every blow into my Kleenexes.
All in all, we were very pleased to have been selected to participate in this Crowdtap sponsored product sample and share!