“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Pantyliners „
After purchasing other own brands from Lidl I was a little put off by buying shop own brands in terms of feminine products, due to them largely being very bulky and even noisy when you walk which doesn't really do much for your confidence. Though Tesco's product left me pleasantly surprised.
Firstly the value, they are £1 for 28 not bad at all considering some of the other big name brands can cost up to £3 for the same amount if you don't catch them on offer. Furthermore Tesco regularly has these on offer at buy 2 and get 1 free. Though I did not want to commit to this offer until I had tried them out first.
In terms of appearance I have to say they are very slim line. They do not have individual packaging in this case but I doubt this effects the product in anyway I usually end up just chucking out a lot of the individual packaging at any rate and if it saves some money and the environment in the long run then all the better. They are white in colour with a cotton absorbancy layer with a synthetic layer over the top. I liked them in particular because they don't turn to fluff like some of the other cheaper alternatives, they aren't noisy or noticeable to wear and they are good for small to medium amounts of discharge which suite me well I find. They have a sticky back to secure them to your underwear though I found that they secure perfectly, they do not move or slide off and they do not leave a sticky residue either.
My only complaint or improvement would be that they maybe do not stay as fresh as some of the alternative big brand names such as always however for daily use they are pretty ideal in the long run and are generally a good purchase.
I buy a great deal of stuff from Tesco's as anyone who reads my reviews on a regular basis will know. I have been using Tesco Tri-Active Panty liners for about a year now. I use these between periods and for whenever the weather is on the warm side and I want to stay fresh and clean all day but don't want to have change my pants!
These come inboxes of 30 and cost only £1. That works out really excellent value for money, in my opinion and I always make sure I have a spare box in the house. It's surprising how quickly they go, even when you only use one per day. They are quite thin and discreet and really very comfortable to wear. To be honest, they are so comfortable that I forget I am even using one and I certainly cannot feel it throughout the day when I am at work.
They are quite thin but because of this the fit neatly onto the inside of all of my pants. I love the fact that these panty liners actually do what they say in terms of staying put once in place, making me feel comfortable and fresh all days long and not moving around no matter how active I am.
The liners are thin and white and not very think at all so they are absolutely no good for periods and I certainly wouldn't recommend them for that time of the month. They are simply and purely a panty liner which is designed to keep you feeling fresher for longer. The material Tesco have used in this panty liner is breathable and also has an odour absorbing core and a stay dry top layer. I have used these liners towards the end of a monthly period whenever I have not needed to use a tampon or a sanitary pad, but still need to have a little protection. They are also ideal for this time of the month as they give me added confidence.
Finally, I like the fact that they are contoured and shaped perfectly so that they don't feel bulky whenever I wear one as they always fit neatly into the shape of the gusset of any pair of pants.
Overall,, I cannot really find ay fault at all with these panty liners. They are priced well, represent excellent value for money and they are extremely comfortable.
I give them full marks.
Pantyliners are the sort of product that most women will purchase at some point in their life, whether to maintain 'everyday freshness' or for use at some point during their monthly cycle, it is the sort of product that invariably ends up in the bathroom cabinet of most women at some stage. I personally purchase such products for both of these uses when required, and tend to keep a couple of 'wrapped' Pantyliners in a concealed pocket in my handbag too, for times when I am out and about and find I am in need of such an item.
Whilst I previously only purchased Pantyliner products from the "Always" and "Bodyform" brands, I found that these items were creeping up in price each time they were purchased, which led me to seek out some cheaper-priced alternatives from other brands. I have tried out a few items from Boots and other drugstores, as well as from supermarkets Asda and Tesco. This review will outline my experiences of my most recent purchase from Tesco, the "Tesco Tri-Active Regular Pantyliners."
The Tri-Active Pantyliners are available in a choice of two sizes; Normal, which are in a box of 30 and are the ones I purchased, or the larger size which are available in a box of 28. In both cases the box will cost you £1, and you can purchase in store in larger branches of Tesco's supermarket, or online at their website at www.tesco.com, where postage costs usually apply. There is a large selection of own-branded Sanitary products available from Tesco, so it should be possible to find something within the range to suit the needs of most women.
The packaging has been given a bit of a face-lift in recent times, so it looks a bit different from that shown at the top of the Dooyoo page here, although it is still presented in shades of purple, and it still looks quite feminine. Instead of the box being self coloured in a deep purple shade, the box is now lilac, with small purple dots detailed over it, giving it a rather feminine appearance. The box is made of thin cardboard, which can be recycled, and I thought this was rather more economical than some other sanitary products that are provided in plastic packaging. There is significant information about the product given on the box, including a claim that the product is "As absorbent as the leading brand" which I thought was quite confident. The statement "All Day Dryness" is emblazoned on the box's 'emblem' right underneath the product name too, so I was under the impression that these Liners were going to be of a rather high quality and would not disappoint in terms of freshness or absorbency.
The cardboard box has a perforated opening at the side which, once opened, reveals the Liners inside that are neatly stacked together. It is easy to remove one from the box through its opening. These particular liners are not individually wrapped, nor are they folded within the box. These liners are unscented and are Dermatologically Tested, according to their packaging.
The Tesco Tri-Active Liners are 'shaped' rather than being more of a plain oblong shape. I do prefer shaped liners as I often find that oblong shaped Liners, whilst often fine in terms of absorbency, don't always give the best 'fit' in my underwear, which means that they don't always feel as comfortable as those that are fitted. This is probably a matter of personal preference, but I do find that those Liners that have a slight shape to them, being slightly thinner in the centre of the Liner do seem to 'sit' more neatly against the underwear and so I tend to find them preferable. In the case of the Tesco Liners, they do indeed have a slight contoured 'shaping' to their centre and this allows them to fit neatly inside my underwear.
To use, I simply need to peel off the paper backing on the Liner which will reveal it's adhesive and then sit it adhesive side down on my underwear's surface, before pressing lightly. This allows the Liner to sit neatly in place where it should be, although if I need to adjust it for any reason I can simply peel it off my undies and stick it back down in its new position, and the Liner copes fine with this practice. I don't recall a time where the Tesco Liners have ever become unstuck during the time they have been worn, nor have they curled up at either end of the Liner during use, so I do feel that they are of a good quality and are well-made in this respect.
The Tesco Tri-Active Liners have small flowers embossed onto their top surface at the sides, although I'm not sure I personally see the point in this. Anyway, their middle 'section' is made of a slightly more 'woven' fabric, and I find the whole of the liner feels soft to the touch, as you would expect, given its intended purpose...! There is nothing 'rough' or uncomfortable about these Liners, or their textured fabric, and they feel gentle against the skin when being worn. I find too that they are not too thick, or at all 'hard' in their design, which is something I have found is occasionally noticeable with cheaply-branded Pantyliners that I have purchased before. In the case of the Tesco Liners, however, I have found that they feel comfortable and considerably more 'flexible' than some other brands, so in actual fact I am rather unaware of their presence when being worn throughout the day. This agreeable result in itself is probably enough to warrant a repurchase of these Liners by me.
I find too that I have no complaints in terms of the Liners' absorbency; they cope with their intended purpose well, and I don't recall ever experiencing any 'leakage' due to the Tesco Liners being inferior. Although completely absorbent, the Liners are extremely thin and so don't feel bulky or 'heavy' when being worn. This adds to their comfort alongside their soft-feeling fabrics and materials, and I have absolutely no complaints when considering this result.
Taking everything into account, I feel that the Tesco Tri-Active Pantyliners DO live up to their claims; they ARE (as far as I am concerned) "as absorbent as the leading brand" when considering the absorbency of those products I previously purchased from well-known brands. Additionally, I have no complaints in terms of their absorbency or the "Dryness" experienced, and so I have no complaints here either. I do feel that they are worth a recommendation from me, together with top marks in Dooyoo's product rating score.
I am lucky enough to have gone past the 'monthlys' but I do use these Tesco Tri-Active pantyliners to keep me feeling fresh. I work shifts and sometimes very long hours and I am on my feet a lot, up and down stairs, in and out of cars and generally on the go for most of the time. I have to wear trousers or jeans for work and as the weather has been very hot (I'm not complaining!) I find myself perspiring (so much nicer a word than sweating don't you agree) and feel that I could do with a shower at times to freshen myself up.
I have tried the value pantyliners but to be honest they were just too cheap and nasty to do the job. They didn't stick properly and rolled up and they sort of stuck onto my underwear when I tried to pull them off so I didn't buy them again. I started to buy these Tri-Active pantyliners and last paid £1.00 for them. There are 30 in the box which makes them just 3p each. The box has changed from the photograph shown and it is now in pretty shades of purple and lilac and they only come in the one size.
I don't use them every day, only if it is going to be particularly warm or if I know I am going to be working long hours. But I always have a few in my bag in case I need them. I find that they stick easily and securely onto my undies and don't move round or roll up. They aren't particularly wide but are wide enough to fit the gusset of my undies, and as I don't use them for periods they are just the right size for me. They are also very soft to the touch and do not chafe my skin at all.
When it is hot and I wear one of these pantyliners I will throw it away usually about half way into my shift and either use another one or not bother, but as my undies have in effect not been worn against the skin it is like wearing a new pair. I do like the feeling of being fresh and clean and I find these pantyliners do the job brilliantly for me.
I would say that these are suitable for the purpose I use them for, and also for the end of a period but they wouldn't be any good for a heavy period as I don't think they would be absorbent enough.
I have tried other pantyliners in the past of about the same price and quality but as I do most of my shopping at Tesco I will probably continue to buy these, although if similar products were on offer I may try them to compare.
I will try my best neither to be too graphic nor overly polite in this review about these Tesco pantyliners. Most women at some time or the other will use pantyliners whether it be for the last few days of their monthly flow or at other times in the month when they want to stay fresh and dry througout the day. Before becoming pregnant I occasionally used them for both of these purposes - now that I am pregnant however I have had to use them practically everyday since finding out the good news. I have to say that this is obviously something that I was unaware of prior to becoming pregnant and in fact I was looking forward to a good 9month + stretch of no longer needing to buy this kind of product in the supermarket.
With me going through at least one pantyliner a day, sometimes two, I don't really want to be out a fortune for something that is disposed of quickly, but neither do I want something that will not leave me feeline fresh for as long as possible throughout the day.
I had previously always used the bodyform string liners, which were a good price for occasional monthly use, but when shopping a few months ago, I decided to give these Tesco tri active pantyliners a go. Within this oblong box, there are thirty liners all for the reasonable price of 83p.
On the front of the box, there is a highlighted circle (not shown on the picture above) telling users that this pantyliner comes with 'stay dry comfort'. It also claims on the front of the box, that it has:
An odour absorbing core for added protection
A stay dry cover
(and is) Breathable
These pantyliners also come in 2 sizes: normal and large. I opted for the normal, and in my eyes they a re the perfect length and width for where you are putting them. In fact on the reverse of the box, it states that these pantyliners come 'shaped to fit perfectly to the body and contours of yoru underwear'
When you take these pantyliners out of the box, you will see that they are very thin. They are easy to use with a sticky film at the back to attach them securely, and I have found that they stay in place for the entire time I wish to use them, but at the same time they are easy to remove when you go to discard the product.
I have been using this product for a couple of months now, and up until recently I have been extremly pleased with the performance of the product. It has kept me feeling fresh, clean and dry throughout the day, and has absorbed exactly what it is meant to. Recently however, as my pregnancy has progressed, apart from going through more of these in a day, I have found that they are not absorbing everything just as well, probably due to the increasing amounts, and so I am having to change them more frequently. What I did notice however, was that it was only within an hour or so of me putting it on that i didn't feel just as dry with it on, and felt that I needed to change the liner, however when I went to do so, I was surprised and thought it woudl have lasted longer.
I think in conclusion that the effectiveness of this product depends entirely on what you are using it for. For the end of yoru monthly period when things are lighter anyhow, then the product, changed regularly is ideal, as well as for other times in the month. I do think that for me as my pregnancy continues and if things go the way they have been, I may either have to look at buying a lot more of these to meet the number that I will need to go through in a day, or I may have to give some of the other better known brands a try again and see if they will keep my drier for longer, without having to change it so very frequently. Still, it has to be recognised that this product is good value for money for what it does.