Sanitary Pads Absorbency Test

Probably the most important quality of a sanitary pad is ABSORBENCY. Actually that is why we use them -to keep us dry. How well do different sanitary pads manage to do that job?

In this article I will present the results of a test in which we tried the absorbency level of an Always sanitary pad and an Anion sanitary pad.


We poured the same amount of water (50 ml) over an Always sanitary pad and over an Anion sanitary pad. Then we pressed a dry paper towel against each one of them to check how much liquid is coming back out.


When simply taping the Always pad with a finger, the paper towel got wet, and then, when the palm was pressed against it, the towel was completely soaked.

The Anion Love Moon Sanitary Napkin was tested the same way. The pressure was so firm that the print of the hand remained on the towel, without it getting wet. The towel pressed against the Anion pad remained dry.

I will end my article here. There is no need for more words. Facts speak louder.

If you want to see the pictures that clearly show the test results, go to the Winalite blog. You are welcome to leave your comments.

Thank you for taking time to read this sanitary pads review. I hope this was useful and if you want to see it for yourself, all I can say is: “Don’t hesitate to try this at home.” Let us know what your results are.


Sanitary Pads Top Layer

We have seen how important the package of sanitary pads is. It has to be sealed to protect the pads from contamination. And today we’ll go one step forward. We are going to open the package, take a pad out and start to analyze it. We are actually going to open not only one package, but several of them from different brands, and we will compare them.

Watch out! Sealed or not, we’re coming in!

Sanitary pads are not as simple as it may seem at a first glance. They are made for the most complex beings in this universe, and consequently they are complex themselves. They are made of several different layers, each with different characteristics and for different purposes.

The top layer is very important because it is directly coming into contact with a most sensitive part of your body.

Have you tried to see how different brands sanitary pads feel like? Run your fingers over them -some of them feel so rough that you don’t want to put them on. And it’s not only about how they feel. It’s what they are made of! Many are made of synthetic materials and contain chemicals, so no wonder many women complain about skin irritations and rashes after using some pads. And these synthetic materials pads are not only bad for our health, but also for the environment.

I tried some of the most popular brands on the market: Always, Stayfree, Kotex. All of them feel rough in comparison with Love Moon Anion Sanitary Napkins produced by Winalite. If I were to grade them on a scale 1 to 4, where 1 is the best, according to the quality of the top layer, I would give Stayfree a 4, Always a 3, Kotex a 2 and Anion a 1.

If you run your fingers over the surface of a Stayfree pad you will see it is very rough. I ripped the top layer off to be able to see better what it is made of, and to me it looks like plastic. The label doesn’t say what it is, and I assume that if it were some quality material, they would say it because it would be to their advantage. Always feels smoother, but it doesn’t say what it is made of either. Kotex feels softer and it also mentions on the label that the top layer is made of cotton, which is an important detail to be taken into account. Anion feels the best -very soft and the label also shows that the top layer is made of premium soft cotton.