These are half the size of a regular small cotton ball. I find them the perfect size for applying toner to my face, or taking off make up. They are a bit small for comfortable nail polish removal, but you can still use them for that. They're a very tightly woven, good quality cotton ball. I don't really like that you have to order 2 or more, so if they're too small for you, you're stuck with 600 of them. Still, buying 2 of this brand is the same as buying 1 at a regular drug store, so try them out anyways.