What is your first thought when looking at the following pictures?
Stayfree sanitary pad top layer
Anion sanitary napkin top layer
The first one definitely looks nice. When seeing it, craftsmanship came to my mind. But is that really a quality? Have a closer look. Doesn’t it look like plastic? The top layer of a sanitary pad should most of all feel soft, absorb well and be healthy. Synthetic materials are obviously not healthy. They can cause rashes and irritations. Cotton won’t look as nice, but is definitely the most healthy and that is why one of the most important things to look for when choosing a sanitary pad is to make sure the top layer is made of cotton.
The second point is the absorbency. The plastic top layer will not allow the thicker parts of the discharge to get into the pad. It will just stay there, on the top of it, and the plastic will make it turn into something sticky and nasty.
Cotton is definitely not only much more healthy, but will also feel softer. Of course that also depends on the way it is manufactured. The top layer of the Anion sanitary napkins produced by Winalite is made of premium quality cotton, feels very soft, absorbs well and is very comfortable.