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Hate the changes made to this product -- switched brands
on August 10, 2013
I am SO GLAD that I happened to read the reviews here about this product. As others stated, I had been using this product for decades and loved it. I recently opened a new box and immediately noticed that the adhesive is now terrible -- it doesn't stick or allow the pantiliner to stay in place at all. I also developed an irritation and was ready to make an appointment with my GYN but fortunately read the reviews here first. I stopped using the Kotex pantiliners, and the irritation went away like magic. Kotex is now adding aloe to the pantiliners and something to "adjust the pH." These additives apparently caused the irritation.
I had some of the old Kotex pantiliners in my purse, so I was able to use them without any problems until I could find a new brand. It took awhile as other brands such as Carefree add fragrance or "Acti-Fresh," an odor-control agent, to their pantiliners that also caused me an irritation. The Acti-Fresh also gave the pantiliners an odd odor that I found unpleasant. The "Original" type without additives only came in long, which is too big for me.
I have found that the Always Incredibly Thin Regular Daily Liners are excellent. The adhesive sticks great, and the liners are very thin and comfortable yet still do the job. Best of all, NO IRRITATION as no extra chemicals are added to these pantiliners. The Always pantiliners cost just a fraction more than the Kotex brand if you buy the largest package (160), which I have found at Target.
Several pantiliner brands come in a trial size of 20 for under $1.00 at Target and Walmart, so it's well worth trying different brands this way. I was even able to return the unused portion of the Carefree trial size to Target for a full refund.
Honestly, why do the pantiliner manufacturers think we need unnecessary and irritating additives??? Always, please continue to offer your brand without them.