I tried another brand of cotton dry wipes, but while they were soft on my nose (I really hate getting Red Nose from the irritation of paper tissues over the course of a severe cold or allergies), they tore with the slightest pull. Not so with the Winner brand. They're stretchy, which means they won't tear when pulling them out of the package, and they don't leave any fuzz behind. Per the manufacturer's recommendation, I don't flush them, but for "nose honkers" like me, a paper bag does just fine for collecting and throwing the used ones away. :-D If you need a thicker tissue, as I sometimes do, just fold them in half.