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I might have said in my previous reviews, that I am a bit picky when it is about the well being of my body down there. So, I was a bit leery the first time I tried this product, because I usually buy the products from a brand that is well known for their feminine products. I admit that the price (and the offer at that time) was the only reason I was willing to try.
The packaging looks almost exactly the same with the branded one. Even the individual wrapper looks very much alike. I wonder if the quality is also similar.
My first relieve is that because this product did not give me any allergic reaction. There is no bigger trouble than having an itch or other bad reaction in your delicate area. I was quite happy with this.
But the surprise has not end there. This is actually a very good product.
First, the applicator is almost the same with the branded one. It is just as smooth when gliding inside, and it is quite comfortable when it is already there. The tampon also absorb as well as the branded one. I usually have them changed to a fresh new one every 3-5 hours depends on how heavy the day is. I also wear a panty liner just in case.
However, you could only find this one at superdrug store. When you are in emergency, you might have to pay more because you could only find Tampax on the nearest corner shop. So, when I go to superdrug and I know that I am low on tampon supply and my period is coming, I usually stock up for the rainy day.
Personally, I like buying this more than Tampax. Merely because of this product offers the same quality with a lower price.
Let's get one thing straight. I'm not going to beat about the bush, in my opinion, a tampon is a tampon and no amount if fancy applicator warrants adding an extra £2 to the cost. The super drug own brand tampons do exactly the same as the big brand tampons such as Tampax but at a lower price, you still have an option if different absorbency indicated by number of filled droplets in the top corner of the box, for example 4 blue droplets is designed for a very heavy flow, and one blue droplet indicated a very light flow. The tampons come with a cardboard applicator which is adequate and does the job comfortably. They are as good tampon as any. I see no point in paying the prices big companies think they can add on simply because they are something we, as women, need. I advise cheaper brands such as the superdrug tampons with applicator.
I use the tampons that are made by Superdrug simply because they are the cheapest but best quality ones I am able to find for the price. I use different sized tampons depending upon how heavy I am but I always start off with the biggest ones I can find in order to
avoid any embarrassment. I also use pads but if I'm wearing special clothes or tighter fitting trousers or jeans then I prefer to use tampons as I always think they are more discreet.
The Superdrug ones only cost 99for a box of 12 tampons. They are all wrapped separately and they have their own applicator which make sit much easier to place inside and they have a long strong so they are also just as easy to remove. They're comfortable to wear and easy to insert and I honestly have no problems with them at all. The quality is just as excellent as the branded tampons but it means that when I use these I'm paying only the fraction of the price of a branded tampon.
I use about 10 or so every month then I move onto the lighter flow tampon for the rest of my period as only the first two days are the heaviest for me. They are really absorbent and I've had no leakage problems ever when I've used these and I do think that for the price of only 99p that they are really well worth the money.
Very highly recommended.
Looking for a value for money tampon the other month, I stumbled across some made by Superdrug, whilst I was in there buying cotton wool balls and hair grips. I noticed straight away that Superdrug tampons seem to be considerably cheaper in price than the branded variety, such as Tampax, or even the supermarkets' own brand I had previously been buying. I bought a pack of 12 which cost me only 99p and I ought Super Sized ones, though these do come in differing sizes, depending on how heavy your flow is. Like most women, I am heaviest during the first two days of a period and this is when I prefer to use super sized tampons so I know I will be able to feel confident throughout the day and not have any leakages.
I've been using Superdrug Super tampons now for three months and so far I have been impressed with their quality and I'd say they compare very favourabley indeed with my usual brand. They are very easy to insert. Like most tampons, they are individually warped in paper and tampon is inside. All twelve tampons are contained within a cardboard box, which comes with a full set of instructions about insertion, removal and warnings about not leaving them in for too long due to the risk of developing toxic shock syndrome. These tamps are fine to be left in for up to eight hours. I have never left a tampon in for that long, I'll be honest, and these are no exception. I would say that I feel most comfortable removing these after about three hours - four maximum.
They are very comfortable to wear and easy to insert due to them having an applicator. They are also very easy and simple to remove by simply pulling down on the little string which is attached to the tampon itself. Then they are just flushed down the toilet. I have never experienced any problems with these tampons in all the time I have been using them and to be honest, I don't even remember I have one in whilst going about my normal day-to-day activities. They are reliable and excellent quality and I have had no adverse effects such as losing the string as it is very long - in fact. I'd say it's slightly longer than the strong on my usual brand.
Overall, I have been delighted with these tampons and I will continue to keep on buying them.
I really dislike using sanitary towels so when it comes to that time of the month I always use tampons. I just find them so much more comfortable to wear and more hygienic opposed to towels. I stocked up on quite a few from Superdrug recently so I wouldn't have to buy any for a couple of months. Some of the tampons I purchased were these.
The Superdrug super applicator tampons are, obviously, only available to purchase from Superdrug. I bought these as part of a two products for £1.60 deal but a box of 12 on its own will cost you 99p. There are two sizes you can buy, either regular or super.
The super tampons come inside a dark blue cardboard box with green dashed around the box signifying the super size. Inside the box you'll find 12 individually wrapped tampons and a small information booklet giving you details on how to insert, remove and information about TSS (toxic shock syndrome). The tampons come wrapped inside a pale green paper type packaging with white flowers printed all over it to pretty it up a little. It's easy to rip open the paper but I always make sure I'm ripping at the right end as on occasion half of the tampon falls out and it's so awkward to get the string back through this half of the applicator. Now I always make sure what end I'm opening, it hasn't happened as often as before. I also use the paper packaging to put the applicator back in before putting it into the bin as it doesn't look as bad as putting the applicator in for the world to see if they look in your bin!
The tampons are easy to get into place by simply sliding the applicator inside then pushing the bottom half through the top half of the applicator and it pushes the tampon out of the other end so it sits in just the right position. I find the whole inserting process a comfortable experience and haven't encountered any problems. Once it's in place I can get on with the rest of my day without realising I'm wearing a tampon. The tampon is only suitable to wear between 4 and 8 hours and I find on the heaviest days of my flow, the super size works well and I normally have to change after around 5 hours. The tampons are easy to remove by simply pulling gently on the string and they simply slide out. I haven't experienced any problems in removing the tampons, the string is well attached to the inside of the tampon so there is no need to worry about pulling the string right off before you've pulled the tampon out.
I'd definitely recommend these super applicator tampons from Superdrug, they are cheap compared to products such as Tampax. They are easy to insert, remove and you don't notice you are wearing a tampon once you carry on with your day. I think the value for money is great.