“ Brand: Halo/ Type: Sanitary Towels / Dosage Form: Towel „
Some time ago I got to test this product for free as I'm a product tester for BzzAgent UK. So here's my review for these great sanitary towels.
When it comes to feminine hygiene products I generally use one or two of the better known brands and tend not to experiment. After all it's not the kind of thing you want to let you down when it's needed most!
Upon use I felt it worked very well and performed as hoped for. It was very comfortable and I couldn't tell it was there which is ideal. The scented liners are just as good and I was pleasantly surprised as I'm wary of scented items as I'm worried they may irritate my skin. I'm pleased to say it didn't and I will happily use them again.
I thought that the packaging was very pretty and minimal which is good as so many feminine hygiene products have a great deal of unneeded wrapping. The boxes are lovely and bright with a modern design that somehow also has a slight retro vibe!
Another point in their favour is that the adhesive is strong but not so strong that it tears when removed. I have used ones in the past that have either come unstuck quite quickly or stuck on so aggressively that most of the adhesive strips stayed behind when removed!
Of course there's also the added bonus of part of the price going to help women in the UK which is a very worthy cause, especially as the products are very inexpensive to begin with. I have since bought more as I liked them so much!
I would heartily recommend this range to any women who want affordable hygiene products that are great quality. I'd also urge them to take a look at the Halo Initiative as every pack you buy supports this worthwhile cause.
I give Halo 5 stars because they really are good and not just good-value-good!
I am a Bzzz agent which means that I get to try new products when they come out. One of the latest products was the Halo range of sanitary protection. There is towels, tampons and pantyliners in the range but I only used the towels having vouchers to buy 3 packets really cheaply.
The normal selling price for these towels is £1.50 for between 10 and 16 pads depending on the absorbancy level. I used the super with wings, the night time ones not being available in my local store. The selling price includes a 15p donation to the Halo Foundation, a charity set up by Tesco with all the proceeds going to women's health projects in the UK. Call me cynical but I don't trust Tesco for a single second as a caring and sharing brand and I'm sure there is some tax dodge or scheme in there somewhere.
The pads themselves are pretty good. Once you get past all of the pink packaging you are met by a really thin towel which is nice and long so covers your pants nicely with no leaks from the back of the towel as can sometimes happen with shorter pads. The pads do have a good absorbency level and I never had any kind of leaks during the day but when I tried to use one overnight it did leak significantly. The adhesive is impressively strong on the pads too and they stayed put with no curling of the edges but were still easy to remove with a quick tug.
While the Halo towels were good, it is unlikely I will buy them on a regular basis simply because I do not trust Tesco, remember £1.35 goes to Tesco and only 15p to charity. I always buy whatever branded towel is on offer and generally pay no more than £1 for Bodyform or Always from either Asda or my local chemist and the Halo towels perform the same way as those brands so are not worth paying an extra 50p for.
In my spare time I am a buzz agent, which means I get sent products to try out then share my experiences of them with others. One range of products that I got sent recently was this range of personal hygiene products for women called Halo, which seem to be exclusively available at Tesco. Within this range, there are tampons, towels, and pantyliners so something for everyone during that time of the month.
This range of Halo products are quite eye catching, given that they are all in pink, so they do stand out on the shelf. As a buzz agent, I got to offered all three products, but this review is only on the towel pack that I got sent, which included a normal towel and nighttime towel. A pack of on average 12-14 towels dependent on whether you prefer winged or unwinged costs, at present, £1.50 which to be quite honest, I think is much too expensive, in comparison to other towels on the market. However, it is important to note, that some of this added cost is probably due to the fact that 15p from each sale goes to the Halo initiative which helps women and women's charities and what is even more important is that they state that none of this money goes on administration costs, which means your donation through a purchase goes directly to helping other women, including charities supporting those fleeing domestic violence, those with mental health problems and those suffering from cancers predominantly affecting women.
My regular towel of choice is usually one from the Always range, so when that time of the month visited, I decided to do my own experiment and use both my always towel and then a halo towel on the first day of my period when the flow would be at its heaviest. This let me really see the difference, as when you are only using a product like this monthly, you tend to forget. The Halo towels claim to have a soft cotton feel, as wel as having an ultra absorbent core and cotton soft dryness layer. Well there was no doubt that from the very beginning my Always towel was sooo much softer, even to touch before I put it on. The Halo towel just seemed so stiff in comparison, and when I put it on, it still felt quite stiff. That said, it didn't feel uncomfortable it just wasn't half as soft and flexible as the Always towel.
In terms of dryness, this Halo towel, was just as absorbent as the ALways towel, which I was impressed by. I didn't have to change it any more reguarly than my usual towel, and I felt perfectly dry. The towel was easy to put on and remove from my underwear which is also a plus, and no one wants to struggle to remove a soiled pad.
All in all, I have two criticisms of this product, firstly that the price is a little on the high side, despite the charity donation and secondly, it certainly isn't as soft as the likes of an Always towel. On the plus side, it is equally as absorbent as an Always towel and there were no issues with removing it or keeping it in place.