I have a hypothesis. It’s that EVERYONE enjoys getting surprises in the mail. And I was recently fortunate enough to open my mailbox to find this:
Yep, yep, yep. I’ve been given the opportunity to sample free swag, and I’m sharing what I’ve learned with YOU, dear readers. I’ll be honest, I’m not generally someone that uses pantiliners, so I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the Carefree acti-fresh pantiliners. I committed to trying them out for two weeks in the name of research.
One of the first things that I noticed was that despite being labled as “unscented,” these pantiliners do have a faint fragrance. It isn’t strong, and it definitely isn’t upleasant (picture a nice, soft, powdery, rose scent), but it’s there. I personally prefer the faint the scent. And really, it is so light that it might as well be unscented.
The packaging claims that the pantiliners are so thin that “you’ll forget you’re wearing a liner.” I’m pretty aware of all things comfort related (the “Princess and the Pea” could totally have been written about me), and I found this claim to be true. The liners are paper-thin with no prickly edges. It’s pretty much like you’re just wearing underwear. (If you don’t wear underwear, then this product probably isn’t for you, but no judgement here).
Perhaps most important, I did actually find that these made me feel a bit…..*ahem*…….fresher. These really did seem to help keep everything dry and lady-like. I sort of know what these feminine hygiene brands mean now when they talk about “added confidence.” I don’t know yet if I’d wear one every day, but there are several scenarios where I might just have to bring some of these along with me:
*Extra-long work days
*Long flights (think about it, it could be like having new underwear on a 20 hour flight, but much less awkward in those tiny bathrooms)
*Extra-hot summer days
Really, my ONLY complaint about these liners is that wearing them every day doesn’t seem very environmentally friendly. Hey Carefree…..can you fix that for me? I’ll be first in line for the compostible version!
*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.