The safety of the women who use our pads is the foundation for everything we do. The materials we use in our ALWAYS pads have been thoroughly assessed to
ensure they can be used safely. Our assessments are shared with independent experts including physicians, scientists, and health authorities.
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We sometimes get a question about whether our pads and the ingredients used to make them are safe.
Yes, our pads can be used safely. Since 1983, ALWAYS’ focus has been your comfort and protection and that begins with your safety. It is the safety of the
women who use our products that are the foundation of everything we do. We share our safety assessments and ingredient information with independent experts
including physicians, university scientists and health authorities. Also, we have published many of our safety assessments in peer-reviewed scientific
Will your pads cause allergies or irritate the skin?
All of our products go through a rigorous safety evaluation to ensure that they can be used safely and should not cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction.
An example can be found here.
Are scented pads safe? Won’t they be irritating and make me itch down there?
We make sure that the materials that are used in our pads, including the fragrance in our scented products should not be irritating, cause itching or cause an
allergic reaction. So, like our unscented pads, our scented pads can be used safely. Additionally, the fragrance used in our pads meets the strict safety
standards set by the International Fragrance Association, the world’s leading authority on fragrance safety. We recommend our unscented pads for women who
prefer fragrance-free products or who may already have allergies or sensitivities to fragrances.
Why aren’t your pads made of 100% cotton?
ALWAYS pads are designed to provide an optimised level of protection and comfort. The materials used in our pads better enable us to deliver these
Is there chlorine bleach in pads?
No, our materials are purified using an elemental chlorine-free purification processes.
Why is any bleaching done on pads?
We use an elemental chlorine-free process to purify the fibres used in our products. Purification eliminates impurities and cleans the fibres. Whitening
the fibres is a result of this process, but not its goal.
I’ve heard talk that pads contain toxic amounts of dioxin. Is this true?
No, the fibre purification involves an elemental chlorine-free process which does not cause the production of dioxin.
Do you have toxic dyes in your pads?
No we do not. The colour on our pads is from pigments that have been rigorously assessed to assure they can be used safely.
How do you ensure that your products are safe?
Please rest assured: our science-based assessment process works to ensure the safety of the women who use our products. Only the products and the materials
that meet science-based safety standards can go to market. Furthermore, we share our assessments with scientists, healthcare providers and authoritative
bodies to ensure that our products can be used safely. For more information about our safety process, check out this website.