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A Review: Lola Feminine Hygiene Products

 

About a year or so ago I came across Lola, a company that makes organic period and sexual wellness products. As they say, their products are made by women for women. The older I get the more aware I am trying to become about what products I am buying, especially when they come to my body. 

 

When you actually take the time to read what non-organic period products like tampons and pads are made of, it gets pretty crazy and confusing to actually understand what exactly you are putting into your body. 

 

With Lola, the craziness and confusion go away. Last year, I decided to try out some of their products. First, I ordered a variety set of their tampons. I have since bought their pads and panty liners since they are all now available at Walmart, and I do not have to worry about buying them from their website. 

 

As a woman, I am always looking towards other women to get their insight on products like the ones from Lola. It helps to get a better understanding of what they like and dislike about a product. Keep reading to check out my thoughts about Lola and their pads and tampons. 

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Tampons:

 

I will admit I have only been wearing tampons for about a year and a half, and I do not wear them all the time. While they may be more convenient for trips to the beach, I do not always love the way they feel coming in and out of my body. Plus, I have always struggled with finding the right size depending on the heaviness of my period. 

 

While on the search to find the perfect tampon, I decided to try out Lola’s variety size pack of their compact plastic applicator tampons, because ya girl’s still learning. According to their website and packaging, their tampons are “Made with 100% organic cotton, Pocket-size, BPA-free plastic applicator, Expands in all directions to protect against leaks, Gynecologist-approved, Hypoallergenic and FDA 510(K) cleared.”

 

Off the bat, I noticed a major difference in comparison to other tampon brands like Tampax. Lola’s tampons were much wider and shorter in length. They also resemble more of a looser cotton ball texture versus Tampax’s longer and tighter woven material. 

 

This is where they lost me. After several attempts with the four different sizes on different days and heavinesses of my period, Lola’s tampons were far too uncomfortable and more noticeable when wearing them. So, while I was interested in their organic material, I could not get past the wideness and resulting discomfort from wearing them. If they could make them thinner or similar in shape and size to Tampax, I would be open to giving them another try. Until then, the remaining variety pack rests at the bottom of my period kit bin until I find someone who might want them.   

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Pads/pantiliners:

 

Given the fluctuation in the heaviness of my period month to month, sometimes I will use pantiliners more often than pads or I need a slightly larger or smaller lengthened pad. However, like I am sure many of us are aware, it seems no two pantiliners are made the same when it comes to size, coverage and style. I recently tried Lola’s pads after discovering they started selling some of their products in Walmart -- talk about convenience ladies. 

 

Based on my period, I decided to try out their regular-sized pads with wings. Granted my only two options were regular or heavy unless I wanted to go for their Ultra thin liners which only come in one size. According to their website and packaging, their pads are “100% organic cotton topsheet and core, Innovative hourglass shape for optimal fit, Wings designed to stay in place, Moisture-wicking topsheet to keep you dry, Gynecologist-approved and Suitable for underwear sizes XS to 5XL.” 

 

I definitely preferred their line of pads and pantiliners over their tampons. They both work just fine for me, and I do not notice any major differences in comfort and league in comparison to other larger-named brands. The only added advantage is that they are organic and, so I have a better idea of what I am putting into my body, and at the end of the day, I feel much better about that.  

 

Aside from my dislike of their tampons, I found Lola’s items to be great products and definitely worth trying. All of our bodies are made different and some things work for others and vice versa, however, it was nice to be more aware of what I was putting into my body and actually understanding what their products were made of. So if you are looking for a new period product to try out, I would definitely give Lola’s products a try. 

 

Veronica is a senior majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Journalism. After college Veronica hopes to write for a newspaper or magazine like The New York Times or Boston Globe. Outside of writing, Veronica enjoys riding her bike, hammocking, reading, volunteering, and cheering on the Cubs.
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