Q-Tips Cotton Swabs

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$3.69When purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Q-Tips Cotton Swabs are the ultimate home, hygiene, and beauty tool.
  • The soft cotton buds on Q-tips Cotton Swabs are made with 100% cotton, and the paper sticks are sourced from sustainable forests.
  • Use a Q-tip Cotton Swab as an ear cleaner (the cotton pads make perfect ear swabs) or as a beauty tool.
  • The soft cotton sticks are delicate enough for sensitive jobs like baby hygiene; use a Q-tip to clean around your newborn's belly button or around your baby's nose.
  • Q-tips cotton swabs are also great for cleaning electronics; the cotton tipped applicators are perfect for dusting between the keys on computer keyboards or cleaning out phone ports.
  • Q-tips Cotton Swabs are biodegradable when composted, and all our packaging is recyclable.

Specifications

Disposability: Do not flush

Sustainability Claims: Compostable, Biodegradable

Package Quantity: 500

Number of units per package: 500

Features: Ultra Soft

TCIN: 11223527
UPC: 305215007005
Item Number (DPCI): 052-14-0203
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description

Q-tips cotton swabs are the ultimate home and beauty tool. With the softest cotton at each end of the gently flexible stick, Q-tips cotton swabs are perfect for a variety of uses. Use our cotton swabs to meet your individual needs; Q-tips are suitable for use in many areas, including beauty (apply or remove eyeliner and eye shadow), baby care (delicately care for sensitive areas), home and electronics (clean and dust hard-to-reach spaces), or first aid (gently apply ointments and creams). Our paper sticks are sourced from sustainable forests, and our cotton swabs are made with 100% pure cotton. Q-tips cotton swabs are biodegradable when composted, and our packaging is recyclable.

The “Q” stands for “Quality,” something we’ve stood by since we were founded by Leo Gerstenzang in 1923. We’re proud of our history, commitment to the environment, and legacy of softness and quality. Today, Q-tips cotton swabs are the leading cotton swab brand and have been trusted for superior quality, versatility, and value for more than 85 years.

Make sure to try our other products, including Q-tips Precision Tips and Q-tips Anti-Microbial Cotton Swabs. We’re also thrilled to announce our Q-tip Beauty Rounds, premium quality cotton pads for a wide range of beauty needs.
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 9.5 inches length x 3.5 inches width x 2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.54 pounds
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: Northern Mariana Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., Guam (see also separate entry under GU), American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), APO/FPO

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.

Q: How long are these q tips?

submitted by Dad - 2 years ago
  • A: Our Q-Tips are roughly 3 inches in length!

    submitted byQTipExpert - 2 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: I just measured mine at home, and they're 3 inches long each.

    submitted byTarget Shopper - 2 years ago

Q: Six years ago you said these Qtip cotton swabs were made in the USA. Is that still true? Why can't I see ingredients on-line when shopping.

submitted by RO - 2 months ago
  • A: Thanks for reaching out - We appreciate you for flagging this for us. We’ll get this updated on the site, so that it’s accessible to everyone. So unless otherwise stated specifically on the label, all of our products sold in the U.S. are manufactured in the United States. The statement found on some of our packaging "Product of (Country)" is not a statement of where the raw material is from, but rather a statement of where the product is processed. All of the ingredients used in our products are required to meet legal US standards for safety. The safety and well-being of our consumers are always the number one concern of Unilever as we manufacture and market high-quality products around the world.

    submitted byQTipExpert - 2 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Do these Q-Tips come in a slide box?

submitted by Lisa - 2 years ago
  • A: No, this is a clear plastic blister pack, attached to paperboard backing and the backing perforated for opening. We hope this helps!

    submitted byQTipExpert - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: do these Q-tips contain bleach?

submitted by danielle - 2 years ago
  • A: We're happy to assist. Formulations are subject to change, we suggest checking the label for the most up to date information regarding this product's ingredients. Please feel free to contact us at consumer.services@unilever.com if you would like any additional assistance on the ingredients in this product.

    submitted byQTipExpert - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Are these stiff or do they bend?

submitted by - 2 years ago
  • A: Thanks for reaching out, that is a great question! Specially wound rolled paper which is manufactured to retain form and to allow for flexibility and safety in use. If you have any other questions, please reach out to us directly at consumer.services@unilever.com.

    submitted byQTipExpert - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Do these q-tips expire?

submitted by Joana - 4 years ago
  • A: Thanks for asking! Q-tip Cotton Swabs have a shelf life of three years after the date of manufacture. For more information, please reach out to us at consumer.services@unilever.com.

    submitted byQTipExpert - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Are these made in the USA or imported?

submitted by C123 - 6 years ago
  • A: All of the Q-Tips products are made in the USA. All of our cotton comes from American suppliers.

    submitted byQTipExpert - 6 years ago
    Brand expert
3.8 out of 5 stars with 726 reviews
92% would recommend
116 recommendations
quality: 4.57 out of 5
value: 4.44 out of 5

No more Sticks

1 out of 5 stars
BuyerOfQuality - 4 days ago
originally posted on qtips.com
In my 45 years of adult life, I have always bought Q-Tips cotton swabs. In recent years, I have noticed how there is less and less cotton on the tips. No more, I'm not much for poking a stick in my ear.
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Sloppy workmanship - no pride in your product

2 out of 5 stars
Renee - 5 days ago
originally posted on qtips.com
I have used a box of Q-tips each week for the last year (no exaggeration), and I may have to good part of the rest of my life. I never realized how inconsistent and poor quality control Q-tips really has. I get on the regular: irregular Q-tip sizes, no cotton on sticks. Sticks stuck together, cotton stretching off Q-tip, particles of cotton dust all over Q-tips, and i am sure I don’t have all I have seen. I never noticed before I had gotten this disease and I am sure not many others do because they don’t use Q-tips excessively. I hope you do some quality contro; and fix it. I am a long term customer if you do
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Not the same as they used to be!

1 out of 5 stars
Anonymous4 - 23 days ago
originally posted on qtips.com
The quality has really gone down over the past few years, less and less cotton per tip. There is barely enough cotton on to absorb anything now. I'd be happy to pay more for a better product. These are awful.
1 reply from Consumer Services team - 21 days ago
We're sad to hear the Q-Tips didn't meet your expectations! We'd like to ask some questions about your experience so we can share your feedback with our team - please reach out to us directly at consumer.services@unilever.com and use ref ID: 42036440. We hope to hear from you soon!
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Got Worse

1 out of 5 stars
LindaLinda - 24 days ago
originally posted on qtips.com
The last 3-4 boxes I bought had cotton wound wrong on one end and it just sort of hangs off of it. So, instead of the usual 1 swab I end up using 2-3, because that end is not useable. Definitely not buying this brand anymore. Very disappointed, as they used to make a quality product before.
1 reply from Consumer Services team - 22 days ago
Thanks for reaching out, and we're so sorry to hear of the experience you reported. We'd like to find out more - please email our team at consumer.services@unilever.com and provide ref id: 42022736 so we can better assist you. We'll keep watch!
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Q-Tip-Less....

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Little bit - 28 days ago, Verified purchaser
Having to throw out most of these because there is either no cotton on one end or not enough cotton and then the hard paper stick is visible or what little bit of cotton there is, just comes off if I put alcohol or hydrogen peroxide on it. Utterly useless and unacceptable. I wish the My Pillow guy would come out with “My Cotton Swabs” and have them be loaded with the perfect amount of cotton every time on every swab…. One can dream…
1 reply from QTipExpert team - 27 days ago
We're sorry to hear that you received your Q-Tips in this condition. Our team would like to gather some more details to understand what happened. Please reach out to us at consumer.services@unilever.com reference ID 41988209. We are looking forward to your email!
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Bad

1 out of 5 stars
Courtlove - 1 month ago
originally posted on qtips.com
Q Tip used to be great , however if I wanted cardboard sticks I'd find some, your product has gone way down hill , for the price we are paying you should try and at least put a little cotton on your cardboard sticks.
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Cutting back on cotton

3 out of 5 stars
Spanky99 - 1 month ago
originally posted on qtips.com
I noticed with the last pack of q tips that there is less and less cotton. I had some older ones and compared. Yep even q tips are getting smaller for more
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Surprised

1 out of 5 stars
Faithful user - 1 month ago
originally posted on qtips.com
I use Q-tips everyday and am always very happy with the quality. However, this last pkg. I bought has one side just fine and the other side doesn't have enough cotton on the tip and the stick protrudes through the cotton and hurts my ear. It is very consistent on only one side of every Q-tip. Hoping this is a fluke pkg. and the next one in this pack of 3 will be better. Otherwise, this will end up a large supply of art materials.
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Anything less is a stick

1 out of 5 stars
- 1 month ago
originally posted on qtips.com
After 25 years Anything less of the cotton is a stick
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Half good

2 out of 5 stars
Anthrobtafoya - 2 months ago
originally posted on qtips.com
Got a batch where one side had good amount of cotton and the other side only had enough to cover stick.
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Does the job

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Dmn6355 - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Clean ears, what’s not to like!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Where did all the cotton go??

1 out of 5 stars
Kerry - 2 months ago
originally posted on qtips.com
I have been a faithful Q-tip buyer for many years because they always had plenty of cotton covering the ends but not anymore. One end is not too bad but there is always one end that is basically a stick. I thought I got a bad box so I bought another one to try and it is exactly the same. I'm going to have to try other brands, I can't waste my money when I can only use one end of the swab, it's very frustrating.
1 reply from Consumer Services team - 2 months ago
Thanks for reaching out! We're so sorry to hear of your experience with our Cotton Swab, and we'd like to understand this better - please email our team at consumer.services@unilever.com and provide ref ID: 41552291. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Decrease of quality

1 out of 5 stars
LJM2 - 2 months ago
originally posted on qtips.com
The quality of the last two packages of q-tips that I bought have significantly decreased from ones in the past. There is very little cotton on the swab and hurts my ears when I clean them. The stick comes through the cotton. I have been loyal to the q-tip brand because of the generous amount of cotton, but now it’s not worth the price.
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Our go-to cotton swabs

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Karen - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Unlike some other brands, these are compostable because there’s no plastic for the swab stick. The cotton stays on the swab, unlike some knock-off brands I’ve purchased.
quality: 5 out of 5
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No cotton the tips

1 out of 5 stars
Sticks - 2 months ago
originally posted on qtips.com
I have to say I know company's have cut back on count in order to save money to not raise prices. But this is ridiculous barley any cotton on the tips. It's like just poking a stick in your ear. I expect this from a know off q tip but not johnson and johnson. Very displeased!!!!
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Only one side is usable

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
kennadodge - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
What the heck Q-tips? One side of each Q-tip was normal, and the other end's cotton was loose/not secured on there. Super bad quality!
1 reply from QTipExpert team - 3 months ago
We're sorry to learn of your experience with our Q Tips! Please reach out to us directly at consumer.services@unilever.com with ref id:(41319225) as we'd like to gather more information.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Great swabs

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Rann61 - 3 months ago
Love the Q-tip brand so much better than the generic brands.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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High quality, long lasting

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
AJ - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
THIS LASTS FOREVER! These q tips are high quality and the cotton stays together instead of pulling apart easily.
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Brand name makes a difference

5 out of 5 stars
meghanm134 - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I usually will go to a generic brand name for most things, but this is one of those items where I feel the brand name makes a huge difference. The stick on these doesn’t break or bend like the off brand. They stand up firm for usage which is something I really care about. Not only that, but the heads don’t fray and unravel the way the off brand does. They stay together which is great for makeup touch ups
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Useful

5 out of 5 stars
carleyd10 - 4 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Use them for everything. Ears, spot removing makeup like mascara that got under my eye. Cleaning small things like ear buds etc.
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