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New Formula Ruins the Product
on June 22, 2015
This was once the best product of its kind out there by a mile and then some. Here's the thing though: Curad has moved manufacturing of these from Germany, where they were excellent, to the US. Along the way, they've made a few crucial changes:
- The moleskin covering isn't as thick or as plush, making it more difficult to pull small pieces off the plastic backing and providing less cusioning once on the skin
- The glue/acid layer is profoundly thinner in the new (US) version. That means it doesn't stick well, and doesn't work well.
How poorly do they work? My girlfriend though they were plain moleskin (as runners use to prevent chafing). She wore them for days without even blanching the skin.
This isn't just my one experience. I was convinced I had a bad batch, so I ordered three more times from 3 separate vendors, getting 3 different lot numbers (plus the original), all made in the US and they're all just as awful.
I've bought enough old German stock off Ebay that I can post this now. You should do the same.
Curad, I hope you read this and bring this product back to its former self - the current version is useless.