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Sanitary pads, also known as menstrual pads, is probably the most popular feminine hygiene products in the market. However, it’s important to note that not every pad is created equally. While your sister or friend’s go-to pad might be their godsend when dealing with periods, it might cause leakages, discomfort, chafing or even skin rashes for you.

Whether you’re dealing with a heavy flow or sensitive skin, the right menstrual pad is crucial to keep your skin happy and comfortable. From organic to extra-long overnight pads, we’ve got everything laid out for you.

How many pads per day is normal?

Your menstrual cycle can be an indicator of your health, hence why it’s important to keep track of your cycle length and flow volume. While everyone experiences a different cycle, it’s worth noting that a normal menstrual cycle would last up to eight days and bleed up to 80ml. 

In terms of the norm, a pad should last you from 4 to 8 hours depending on your flow. However, if you find yourself soaking through a pad every two hours even at the end of your period, you should seek medical attention.

1. Sofy Extra Dry Day Ultra Slim

Best overall sanitary pad

Price from RM8.46

shopping_cart Watsons Malaysia RM8.46

Thick sanitary pads might give the illusion of better security and protection. But the reality is that it feels uncomfortable without being more effective than thinner pads. Do yourself a favour and switch to Sofy’s Extra Dry Day Ultra Slim. The super-thin pad is highly absorbent and it can lock thick fluids in to keep the surface comfortable and dry.

2. Kotex Natural Care Anti Bacteria Maxi Wing

Best sanitary pad with wings

Price from RM6.55

If you lead an active lifestyle and are constantly going out and about, the Kotex Natural Care Anti Bacteria Maxi Wing is what you need to stay comfortable and stress-free throughout the day. This super absorbent pad comes with wings to prevent side leakages while the anti-bacterial layer controls unpleasant odours.

3. Laurier Super Slimguard Day

Best sanitary pad for tweens and teenagers

Price from RM28.30

shopping_cart Watsons Malaysia RM28.30 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM28.30

For tweens and teens who are transitioning to womanhood, the Laurier Super Slimguard Day can keep you protected from leaks while providing a flexible fit. The 0.1 cm thin pad uses Japanese Slit-Core Technology that locks in fluids and absorbs them quickly, even during heavy flows!

4. Puree Madame Maternity Pad

Best sanitary pad after giving birth

Price from RM13.50

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM13.50 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM14.80

The Madame Maternity Pad is perfect for moms post-birth. As it is designed for post-natal use, the extra-large sized pad is made with soft and absorbent materials to prevent leakages, stains and discomfort. No more worrying about stains while you take care of your baby!

5. Kotex Proactive Guards Overnight Wing

Best sanitary pad for heavy flow

Price from RM12.00

shopping_cart Watsons Malaysia RM12.00

Thanks to Kotex’s Poractive Guards Overnight Wing, you can now say goodbye to those embarrassing stains. Suitable for all-day or overnight use, the large pad provides wide protection for when you’re sitting or sleeping. The soft surface is also designed with micro-holes to quickly absorb those sudden fluid gushes.

6. Organ(y)c Sanitary Pads Moderate Flow

Best sanitary pad for sensitive skin

Price from RM27.90

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM27.90 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM27.90

Do you know that conventional sanitary pads have been found to contain chemicals and artificial fragrances that can irritate your skin? Fret not! With Organ(y)c Sanitary Pads, your periods will no longer be itchy or painful. The hypoallergenic pad is made with only 100% organic cotton. That means no irritating ingredients that will sensitise your skin!

7. Whisper Cotton Soft Protection - Regular Wings

Best value sanitary pad

Price from RM9.59

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM10.56 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM9.59

Looking for a soft pad that keeps you comfortable yet guards against leakage? Look no further than Whisper’s Cotton Soft Protection pads. These ultra-soft winged-pad comes with an anti-leak barrier and wing to give you a comfortable, stress-free wear.

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thanks!

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