“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Sanitary Towels & Protection „
I buy lots of Tesco's own brand products ad one of the products I buy quite often is their own brand of panty liners. These work out incredible value for money at only 22p for 30 panty liners. The packaging is very plain and simple and very basic, but then that's what I'd expect for only 22p to be honest. However, it's the product I am interested in, and not the packaging, and from a value for money point of view, these panty liners work out very cost effective.
These are panty liners and not sanitary towels and in no way would I be ever tempted to use these liners if I was having a period. They are just not designed for this purpose. They are very thin and not absorbent but they are designed to protect my underwear and not designed to work in the same way as a sanitary pad.
They are white in colour, quite thin to feel and they have a sticky strip on the reverse of each liner which is designed to attach to tight fitting underwear. They do not have wings (I have yet to come across a panty liner which does have wings) but they do feet neatly and very snugly to the crotch area of my pants and they don't move about or slip as I wear them during the day (or night). They are very comfortable to wear and as they are so small and discreet I really do forget that I am wearing one. I wear a panty liner most days, and not just towards the end of a period, as I always feel that it helps to make me feel fresher and more comfortable and I just change it whenever I feel it needs changing.
I would certainly recommend these Tesco panty liners. They are basic, but they do a fantastic job and they are well worth 22p.
Earlier this year I had some minor gynecological surgery, and beforehand was advised to take some slim sanitary towels into the hospital with me just in case I had any discharge relating from the procedure. Like most women I assumed brand names are best (I'm a pantyliner dunce) so bought a couple of packs of Always liners from the hospital shop, paying almost £2 a pack. I didn't really have a discharge but felt a little grotty 'down there' when the doctor had finished what he was doing - but my main reason for buying and wearing pantyliners was because I was given a tube of antibiotic cream which I had to apply internally for a week or two. As we know, what goes up must come down so I needed to protect my knickers from the remnants of the slightly oily cream.
Then I realised I had some sort of allergy or intolerance to the Always pantyliners I'd bought, becoming itchy in pretty much the exact shape of the liner and nowhere else - I knew it was the liners straightaway as I hadn't made any other change to my personal care routine, but then I knew I needed a liner as this antibiotic cream was liable to seep through the fabric of my knickers and mark my clothes. What to do? Well all I could do really was go to the supermarket and try out another type, frankly I was too sore to put up with itching on top of everything else so scrapped the Always (or rather passed them on to my daughter) and looked for something else - eventually spotting these Tesco Value pantyliners which were priced at a minuscule 21p at the time (they've now risen in price to 22p, inflation has a lot to answer for!). Please note, along with the rest of the Tesco Value range these have now been branded as Everyday Value and the outer box has changed in appearance - they were still good old 'Value' when I used them and actually I prefer the older packaging in this instance as it doesn't stand out as much as the garish purple design of the new one. Not that that matters particularly to me, I stash my personal care items out of sight as I like my partner to think of me as a celestial-type being who doesn't require such mundane items - and like the Queen I have never created anything more solid than a wee in the bathroom as far as he's concerned, I wouldn't want to shatter his illusions by have him come across my (ultra cheap looking) pantyliners.
So. A Tesco Value pantyliner. There's not much to say really, it's a slimline piece of cotton(ish) wadding that you stick inside your knickers using the adhesive strip at the back. The adhesive is strong enough to hold it in place while you're wearing it but not so strong that it leaves fibres attached to the inside of your underwear when you tear it off, it doesn't slide around when I move around (and if I was wearing it at either end of my period I wouldn't be moving around all that much anyway, I'm not a Bodyform girl) and doesn't bunch up into a creased and uncomfortable heap between my legs either. I noticed they weren't as soft as the Always towels and initially had more of a feel of a folded paper towel rather than anything with 'cotton-softness' enrichment (as the posher liners all seem to claim).
They're comfortable, at first I could feel the liner in my knickers due to the fact that they're pretty rigid compared to other brands but after a few minutes the warmth of my body combined with close fitting underwear softened them up a little and then I'd forget I was wearing it until the next time I went to the loo and changed the liner. No bother at all, the itching didn't continue after I switched to these and I suspect I needed something more basic with less 'added extras' to complicate the composition.
I thought they were effective for my purposes, and let's face it there are very many different reasons for a woman to wear pantyliners. It soaked up the excess antibiotic cream perfectly and didn't leave me with a damp feeling, I was a little surprised at how effective they were actually as I hadn't expected the oily cream to be absorbed so fully. They're not scented and I didn't notice any difference in my 'smell' while I was wearing them, I felt fresh and clean but not as though I'd perfumed my nether regions - which is good! None of anything seeped through to my knickers, I changed my pantyliner every two hours or so during the day but also wore one at night and only changed that one if I happened to wake up to go to the loo - the next morning I wouldn't find them bunched up inside my knickers (although obviously they're not as flat after being worn for six or seven hours of tossing and turning in bed) and I still felt reasonably fresh when I went for my morning shower.
The pantyliners must be wrapped and disposed of in the bin, not flushed down the toilet unless you want the knowledge that part of your pantyliner might end up floating in the sea somewhere or at the very least clogging up your toilet! They don't come individually wrapped so you need to find your own satisfactory way of disposing of them - personally I used nappy bags, putting a new one in the bathroom bin each morning and loosely tying the top whenever I put a used pantyliner in there so that I could simply open the same bag and add the next few liners as and when I changed them. Then at the end of the day I closed the bag up tightly and put the whole thing outside in the rubbish bin - isn't it funny, if you have hospital dressings you require a hazardous waste box to dispose of them but sanitary wear (bloodied or not) can be chucked away for the bin men to pick up!
For 22p I can't complain and if I need to use pantyliners again for whatever reason I'll certainly buy them again. They might not be the prettiest (and the lack of individual wrapping makes traveling with them difficult) but such a large saving in such a mundane area is really not to be sniffed at (nothing about this product is to be sniffed at!!!) and I recommend them 100%.
Occasionally a girls time of the month will continue a bit longer than it should, full support is not required so that's where these come in.
These come in a white card box that has the Tesco value logo all over it. I will not have this package on show as these look so cheap so I empty these into another box. This is more me and m snobbery as oppose to any actual issue with this. The pads inside are not individually wrapped, they have just have a piece of paper on the back to cover the sticky part if the liners. There is no real hygiene issue here but I would like something over them.
These would not be suitable for anything other than an extremely light day. These are not super absorbent. And they are also really small, if you wished to cover the whole of your knicker gusset you would need two. There is no obvious absorbent strip as there are in some liners. In all honesty I don't like these, they don't irritate me which is always a bonus but they are just not very good.
These have to be changed on a fair regular basis, and maybe you should wear one when you are a couple of days before period due date just in case but not while it is all going on.
Price And Availability
For a packet of 30 you pay just 22p and these can only be bought from Tesco. These are really good value, but I will not be using them again.
I decided to buy these when I saw how cheap they were - they're 22 pence for a pack of 30!!!
I only bought one pack because obviously they seemed a bit too good to be true with them being over a pound cheaper than the brand I usually buy. I have extremely heavy periods so I wouldn't dream of using one of these when the bleeding is at its worse but after about 4 days it becomes much less heavy so I bought these for this reason, just to soak up any dribbles of blood and avoid staining my knickers!
The pads come in a plastic packet which is, to be honest, quite ugly and basic! For a measly 22p though, this isn't much of a surprise, nor does it matter. The pads themselves though are a little bit of a disappointment.
The more expensive pads I usually buy are long and thick - long enough to cover the middle part of my knickers to avoid any leaks and thick enough to cover the whole of the middle, whereas these are shorter and thinner.
They don't have wings so don't feel as secure as the pads I usually use, instead they just have a strip on the back that pulls off and sticks to my knickers. Even when I press down it doesn't always stay stuck on as the adhesive isn't very strong.
The pads aren't bulky at all. which is of course an advantage, but they're not very absorbent either as the material is thin so they do need changing more often, usually 2-3 times a day and that's with a very light flow so a pack of 30 doesn't last as long as you'd expect.
The material is really soft and doesn't irritate my skin and the pads are easy to dispose of in a nappy bag as like I said before they aren't bulky, they can't be flushed though obviously. The adhesive on the back of them is mainly in the middle rather than the edges so changing the pads has never given me an accidental bikini wax!
The pads for the price are good, I'd buy them again however I definitely wouldn't use them with a heavy flow.
I have only just recently started using panty liners.The reason I have started doing so is that I suffer with a condition known as Irritable bladder. I dribble throughout the day however not bad enough to have to use incontinence pads.
Comes in a white polythene bag with the Tesco every day value brand clearly shown. The packet contains 30 liners. Remove a liner from the packet. Remove the backing tape, place firmly on your knickers. These liners are not really suitable for stings or thongs as they won't remain! They are best to use with full or high leg knickers.The liners themselves are of good quality for the small price they cost. They are rather thin in feel and feel like very soft cotton. Do not flush down the toilet think of our environment. Dispose of them in the bin.
Myself using them~
After placing the liner on my knickers I felt clean and comfortable safe in the knowledge that I wouldn't smell of bad odours and my knickers would stay nice and fresh. Knickers are not cheap to keep replacing hence me buying these. I change my liner about four to five times a day. There is no irritation and after a while I forget I am actually wearing it.
Available from Tesco Super markets only costing around 30 pence a packet
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A word of warning before we get started: this product is designed for intimate feminine hygiene, so this review may contain some bits that have too much information for your liking. Look away if you don't want to read about "women's problems"!
These panty liners are available exclusively from Tesco as part of their Value range. Due to the rather unpleasant nature of this type of product and the fact that they're disposable I haven't formed any real preference for brands. However, I do buy this particular product regularly due to the fact that it is the cheapest that I've seen around and it's a simple way to save money. These liners cost just 22p for a pack of 30.
The liners have a flat, rectangular shape and look pretty ordinary being made of a plain white material. There is a full length adhesive section on the back to help them stay in place against the fabric of your underwear, and this is protected by a peel-off strip. The outer packaging has been updated since this product was added to the Dooyoo catalogue, and it now comes in a plastic wrapper with a tear-off top section that is decorated with a reasonably nice floral design. The liners themselves are not individually wrapped inside this outer packet.
My periods tend to be infrequent and light thanks to the effects of me using the contraceptive injection. This is a bonus for me, and so I tend not to worry about my period too much as it only occurs a couple of times a year. I need something that offers me protection but find it unnecessary to be dealing with a bulky sanitary pad as the bleeding is only very light. These panty liners are a perfect solution as they are somewhat padded, and are the middle ground between thinner liners and thicker pads. I do also wear them from time to time as needed to keep that clean and fresh feeling. The liners are not hugely absorbent so I would only recommend this for very light blood spotting or discharge as they would not suit the needs of someone having a normal period.
I can tell just by looking at these liners that they are a cheaper product as they do not match the quality of branded versions even by sight. The top layer fabric is not as smooth, and the padding is thicker. The pads feel comfortable to wear and even though the padding is thicker than the other branded liners that I've used before, they fit well and do not look obvious or add any lumps and bumps that would be visible through my clothing. The main benefit of this is that I can continue to wear my normal clothes, including tight fitting outfits if the fancy takes me, instead of having to stick to something a bit more casual and loose during this time in case of obvious VPLs. Sometimes the padding can shift around inside the liner and go a bit clumpy which can affect the level of absorbency but this only tends to happen on days when I am being more active than usual.
The adhesive used on this item is effective and is strong enough to hold the liner in position, as well as being easy to remove. I tend to favour fuller knickers as I find thongs to be a bit cheap looking, but there are times when the only way to get a seamless look without my underwear showing through my clothes required me to wear a thong. These liners do not seem to work quite so well with thongs, as they end up being closer against the skin and they are also harder to remove from the fabric. Sometimes I have noticed that there are some little sticky glue marks left behind which I was not particularly pleased about! But this is not usually a problem for me as the liners suit being worn with my usual style of underwear.
Each packet contains 30 liners which means they cost less than one penny each! This is excellent value for money compared to the branded versions which would cost at least £1.00 for a packet of the same size. Being a bit "green" and a big recycling fan I do dislike the idea of using disposable items like this on a frequent basis but somehow I justify this to myself based on the low price. Maybe one day I will get over my ick factor about re-usable cloth liners and give them a try, but for now I'm happy with using these Tesco Value liners and have been mostly happy with how they have performed.
Overall this is a reliable, essential product that comes in at an incredibly low price and is a simple way of saving some money on a throw-away product that does the dirty work. I can certainly tell that the quality does not match the branded versions but I am happy to compromise in this area and begrudge paying more when this Tesco Value version does the job just as well.
Review of Tesco Value Panty Liners
In line with most major supermarkets, Tesco has an own brand budget range, known as 'Tesco Value'. All products in the Value range are simply packaged, value for money items, aimed at the budget conscious shopper.
This is a pack of 30 slim panty liners that retails at a minuscule 22p. The liners are white in colour and like most products of this nature, they have a backing paper covering an adhesive strip. To apply, simply remove this to reveal the adhesive strips which enable them to be stuck onto your underwear.
These panty liners are not as soft as some of the branded ranges, but they do the job they are required to do. Obviously they are not designed to be used in place of a sanitary towel, they are more of a supplementary protective item.
Given the slender size of these liners (around 2-3mm thick), they are pretty absorbent. I have found that they are reasonably comfortable to wear, they do not move around or come unstuck, removal is simple and the adhesive does not leave any residue on your underwear.
The liners should not be flushed down the loo, but disposed of by wrapping and placing in the rubbish bin.
~~**My Thoughts and Conclusion**~~
Now, being the lady of mature years that I am, I do not use these for the same reasons as a younger woman might. My main reason for buying these is that I like to use them to ensure personal freshness, especially when travelling.
The packaging is basic and although it is different from the stock photograph supplied by this website, it is not particularly attractive or discrete. I don't really think that matters with a product of this nature, after all it isn't something that is going to be on display, unless you are in the habit of arranging your sanitary protection on the sideboard! I like to store these in a zipped toiletry bag, the small size makes them ideal for this.
These liners are ideal for the purpose I use them and at 22p per pack, they are definitely a cheap and cheerful buy. In my opinion, these are worth every penny, they keep you fresh and are not bulky or restrictive to wear, I would definitely recommend Tesco Value Panty Liners to others.
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©brittle1906 March 2012
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The thing that drew me to these panty liners was undoubtedly the price. At 29p for thirty, I decided that there was no way I could go wrong. If I didn't like them, I'd throw them in the bin, no harm done. Fortunately though I haven't had the need to throw them in the bin because not only are they cheap, but they are also exceptionally good value for money.
The picture that Dooyoo has of these in their database is actually of the old style packet, which has fairly recently changed. Not usually one for going into detail about product packaging, I thought it was worthwhile mentioning here for two reasons. Firstly they don't look like that anymore, so I don't want you to go looking for the wrong thing. Secondly the packaging, unlike the usual bland Value branding is actually quite pleasant; white with pink flowers on and the Value logo printed discretely in the corner. I think this shows that a little more thought has gone into this product than the usual cheap and nasty approach, which I actually appreciate.
I'm certainly not going to go into detail about why I use the panty liners, I don't want to tell you and I imagine you don't want me to. Suffice to say they are easy to use. Within the packet the liners are loose and not individually wrapped like you might expect. Each one has a strip of backing tape, which you remove and then you press the liner against your pants firmly. I have found that the sticky lining is very effective and once attached, the liner does not move at all.
Comfort wise, they are very comfortable and I usually forget that I have even used one. The pads are fairly thin (only a couple of millimetres) and are made from a soft material, which is surprisingly absorbent, given its delicateness.
Like all sanitary products, they are not to be flushed down the toilet. The packet recommends that you wrap them in tissue and dispose of with normal household waste - pretty sound advise in my opinion.
Overall I would highly recommend the Tesco Value Panty Liners as they do the job for which they were intended and they are exceptionally good value for money.
I have reviewed several pantyliners recently, since with me being pregnant I am using these on a daily basis, and therefore go through quite a lot of them. I do favour the Tesco own variety of pantyliner and find them to be better than the likes of the always liners, however, when I recently couldn't get the general Tesco liners, I decided to try these Tesco value pantyliners, given that they were only 22p for a pack of 30. Now, most people know that Tesco value products can be very hit or miss, but I do think that it is always worth giving a value product a go before immediately discarding it as rubbish, as they are now plenty of value items that go into my weekly shop.
Like all Tesco value items, the packaging is pretty tacky, and uses the usual blue, red and white design, although the packaging has been slightly updated from the picture above since it now has some pink flowers in the background, making it look slightly more appealing, not that I am terribly worries about the packaging, as long as the product is good.
As I said, within a pack there are 30 pantyliners. These liners are of a reasonable length and therefore do cover enough of your underwear to make them useful. They are rounded at both the bottom and top, with a pull away tab on the back allowing you to stick it to your underwear. I am now half way through a packet of these and I have had no problems with the liner either staying in place, despite it not having any 'wings' or with removing the liner when finished.
These liners are thin enough that they won't annoy you, but at the same time, are thick enough to be absorbent. I have to say, that although they are no quite as absorbent as the likes of the Tesco main brand of pantyliners, they still do a good job at absorbing what they are meant to absorb. As my pregnancy progresses, I sometimes need to use two of these a day, as after a while they do not keep you feeling dry and therefore it is necessary to change them, but at the same time, I was finding that I was also having to do that with the Tesco main brand variety as well.
All in all, for 22p it is difficult to fault these pantyliners as they do the job that they are meant to do. I'm not sure I would feel as confident using them at the end of that 'time of the month', but to keep you feeling fresh and absorbing any discharge/leakage during the day, they work perfectly well. They are both easy to attach and to remove, and very comfortable to wear.
The one thing I'm really fussy about is my personal hygiene and I like to feel clean and fresh as much as possible of course. I picked these up knowing I was was going on a 260 mile round trip in a hot car and I wanted to protect my undies from any damp spots or dribbles that may arise! I do like pantyliners to protect my undies from anything going on as they cost a fortune lol!
Not as depicted on the top of this review, the packaging has recently changed and doesn't look as economy as it used to, to be fair to it!
So the wrapper containing the pantyliners is now white and blue and made of an easy to tear open plastic type of wrapper. On the front of said wrapper I'm told they are Tesco 'Value' 30 Pantyliners and then on the other side again I'm told what they are and who they are by and this time I'm told that they contain 30 pantyliners and once again there is a picture of flowers on there. Other information on the packet includes being told how to use them, how to dispose of them (wrap up and dispose of them in a bin after using them rather than flushing them), there is a promise that if your not happy with these for any reason you can have a refund and contact details for Tesco's are given. It is a nice enough, easy to open packet and it's informative enough of course as are most Tesco products.
Well appearance wise they really are not very big at all. They are white, wide enough to stick into standard sized pants and are reasonably long with a paper adhesive strip to the back of it. Peel off that strip there are 4 sticky strips of adhesive and like I said you just stick them to your undies.
They are like a cotton wool padding with a material covering that is and they are rather soft but these don't appear to be mega absorbant and have a cheap feel to them and you can tell they're not top branded or anything like that by the appearance and feel of them!
However they do a decent job at protecting your underwear. Ok they are not sanitary towels and they are not incontinence pads of course but I found these great for using and chucking away to my hearts content and they did protect undies! They stayed glued to where I wanted them to for the duration of wearing them, felt comfortable and didn't shred or fall apart on me and were easy to remove too.
Not bad and they are worth the money however I can really can tell they are cheapy one's but at 22p for a pack of 30 pantyliners I do feel they are worth the money if you use products such as these! Try em and see what you think of them at this price is my best advice!
Only available in Tesco stores.