Product Type: Always in Personal Hygiene
Newest Review: ... wrapped but stuck to each pad is a small freshening up feminine wipe. They remind me of those little wipes you get after a meal at... more
A great idea!!
Always Freshelle Normal
Member Name: sylvetteintheuk
Always Freshelle Normal
Advantages: A pad and a wipe together.
When my thirteen year-old daughter started her period for the first time, it prompted me to visit the feminine hygiene aisle of Boots and actually have a good look at what products are on offer these days. I usually grab the same old box of Tampax for myself and don't bother looking at anything else.
I bought a selection of panty-liners and pads so she could try different shapes and sizes and find out for herself what she liked (bearing in mind she was not thrilled with the whole experience!)
Six months down the line (and a few tears, cramps and bouts of PMT later...)
Always Ultra and Freshelle is the protection she has now adopted and I must say I agree with her because what you have here is a great product with a very innovative idea: an individually wrapped pad with an also individually wrapped refreshing wipe attached to it.
The packaging is very clever as the wipe is attached to the pad so the two do not get separated in a handbag or pocket. The pad and wipe "team" are still very thin and discreet. My only slight criticism is that the pad is wrapped in plain white plastic and the wipe in green and as I am buying this product for a young teenage girl, I would have preferred something a little more colourful and funky! Still, I appreciate these clean and fresh colours will appeal to the wider public.
The pad itself is wingless and normal length. It is very thin and discreet but very absorbent. My daughter does not always feel comfortable asking to go to the toilet during lessons so she needed something that would offer good absorption and protection for a few hours at a time. Always has been very good and she hasn't had any problems on that front. She has found the pad soft and comfortable to wear. She likes the fact it is stays in place as she does dance and trampoline and that was a worry at the start.
The wipe however in sheer genius because it enables her to feel fresh and clean every time she changes her pad. It is hugely reassuring for her that even if there wasn't any paper in the school toilets, she would always have the little wipe with her. This would also be extremely useful when you're out and about or travelling. The wipe flushes easily down the toilet. Whoever came up with the idea of putting a wipe and a pad together is a genius!
Unfortunately, these are not available in the smaller Boots where I live so I have to remember to stock up when I go to a larger store. They cost £2.09 for 12 and although this is slightly more expensive than other pads, I am more than happy to pay a few extra pence for the wipe.
Summary: A ver innovative product that met all our needs.