I haven’t done a Monthlies post in forever! I was using up some of my acquired stash from my previous posts so had nothing new or exciting to share, but I finally perused the supermarket aisles for a new brand to try and came up with these – the Bodyform pads.
Womens hygiene products really are dominated by one brand – Always, they take up at least 3/4 of the entire pad stand and only in the small corner did I see these. Their packaging wasn’t as exciting but the price was better so I grabbed a pack and gave them a go.
I have been very pleasently surprised with these pads. I always worry different pad brands will be like the ones which were made 10 years ago – bulky and nappy like but these are definitely not like that. They are thin, long and in the same general shape as other pads but I think these have better adhesiveness. I hate it when pads slip about after awhile, but these are very sticky and do not move once you have put them in place.
The pad itself is very soft and feels very comfortable when wearing it – probably more so than always ones. They flex well with the body and I forgot they were there – just what you need! They have good absorbency and are good at absorbing smells, but not presenting that fake deodorising smell themselves.
They didn’t seem to last quite as long as other pads, maybe because they are so thin, but this isn’t really a bad thing. For the price (under 2 pounds) you get more than enough in a pack and they last for more than one cycle.
Overall I will keep picking up some other versions of Bodyform pads, I have been pleasently surprised and I do like to support other brands in this very small market. When researching the brand I found they were very active in creating more sustainable and environmentally friendly products with less packaging – definitely needed and support breast cancer research and assisting women in Africa with sanitary products – all essential and great causes!
Have you tried this brand of pads? What do you think of them?