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Consumer Reports: top-rated tissues

(WMC TV) - This year's record-breaking pollen season has been a real assault on our senses, or more accurately, our sinuses.

A good tissue can really help see allergy sufferers through the pain. Consumer Reports just tested more than a dozen tissues to see which ones are reliable.

Consumer Reports evaluated 18 tissues in all from the major players, as well as store brands. Testers rated the tissues' strength and softness.

They discovered you can’t necessarily go by a name.

Walgreens’ Ology Soft & Strong tissues were anything but -- earning the lowest overall rating.

But the top-rated tissue, Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong, did deliver on its name. In fact, the 2-ply tissue was the strongest of all the tissues tested, blowing away even the 3-plies!

The next best tissue, Kleenex Lotion Aloe & E, can save you a little money. It was named a Consumer Reports Best Buy.

Consumer Reports said tissues don’t need to have lotion to be soft. But all the tested tissues that did have lotion rated well for softness.

A word of caution: Don’t use tissues with lotion to clean your eyeglasses. You’ll only end up with more smudges. 

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