I've been stuck with a nasty cold for several days now and I have to say I would not have gone very far without puffs. Puffs basic are wonderfully delicate when it comes to a red, raw nose. They're pretty strong, even when wet, and leave very little lint. I do prefer the ultra soft and strong puffs (as they're even more soft!) but I can't always import them as I live far outside the US. Out of several US brands this was the best value for the price. Warning: If you ever go to Poland, pack tissues. The ones here are sandpaper.