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Tampax Compak

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November 07, 2014
Tampax Compak

Tampax introduces Tampax Compak! This addition to the Tampax range is also a tampon with an applicator; however these new, smooth, plastic applicators are half the size of the regular cardboard applicators.

There is a Tampax Compak to suit every flow: Regular, Super and Super Plus.

Are you a loyal Tampax user? Share you thoughts on the Tampax Compak with us in a review below.

 

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On the fence...
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3.8
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3.5
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4.0
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4.0
I have been using Tampax over the years as I loved their applicator which made use of the product so much easier for us sensitive gals.

However, the actual product I feel, is lacking. It doesn't last as long as I would want and it loses it shape too quickly. I also feel that it almost moves down during wear which gets uncomfortable really quickly.

The only upside is the applicator, the product is mediocre.

Product Recommendation

Would you recommend this product to someone else?
No
Would you repurchase this product?
No
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Tampax Compak - Best Tampons
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
This has literally been the best thing to happen to tampons! The plastic applicator makes everything smoother, easier and faster. I can’t and won’t use any other tampons after this experience! #Tampax #TampaxCompak #Tampons

Product Recommendation

Would you recommend this product to someone else?
Yes
Would you repurchase this product?
Yes
T
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Tampax Compak
(Updated: November 07, 2016)
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3.7
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
Okeyyyy then, little out of my comfort zone since this would be the first time I review something other than a Beauty or Skin product!! ;-)

But here goes. First of all it comes in this super colorful box which just kind of takes your mind of the depressing forecast. I absolutely love the short and compact size of each tampon which make carrying them around or handling them discreet sooooo much easier than their predecessors which was almost as long as your arm hie hie hie hie.

The round plastic tip makes it easy to insert and the product itself feels very comfortable. BUT there are one thing that kind of put me off Tampax and that is.......

Tampax seems to grow in length as it absorbs more than in width which is kind of the opposite of what you want. Its as if a Tampax is stitched through the middle from the top to the bottom before its compacted and packed where as most other tampons just grow in width with no stitching even showing (so how its made I don't know).

This might not be a problem for young girls , but for women who had babies and obviously need to use a plus size a tampon growing in width is just that much more reassuring that there will be no unexpected surprises!

But other than that its stays a super amazing product

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Yes
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Yes
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tampax
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
I used the super plus and its nice and it feels like I don't even have my period

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Yes
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Yes
P
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My funky intimate freind
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4.3
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
Thanks BB for letting me be part to review this great product, and a big thanks to Tampax for creating this product for us. I received my box and I was ecstatic and nervous at the same time. Since I I have a loop I get heavy flow during my second and third day of my periods and it's not easy to use something new because you don't know if it's going to disappoint you. I tried it anyway and it worked like a glove. I loved the packaging it's so colourful and it looks like a sweet so even if someone sees it won't be a problem. I love the fact that it fits my small cosmetic bag perfectly. The plastic cover is a cherry on the top and the round tip makes it easier to insert the tampon. It's a must have for all women who likes being free of worries during that time of the month

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Would you recommend this product to someone else?
Yes
Would you repurchase this product?
Yes
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TAMPAX COMPAK
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3.7
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3.0
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4.0
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4.0
Firstly, thank you BB for the opportunity to try out the new Tampax Compak tampons I received a while ago.

As a 40 something woman, my period seems a bit erratic of late and to be very honest I'm typically not a huge fan of tampons, although having said that, they definitely have their place and serve their purpose, especially when one is active as it is a lot more comfortable and discreet than pads.

I received the Super (green) and Regular (yellow) tampons in my Tampax Compak Multipack. The packaging certainly is very attractive - the boxes and wrappers come in funky colours - they almost look like boxes of sweets. I must say that at first I found the applicator process unfamiliar and a bit tricky but once you get the hang of it, it definitely makes application simpler - no mess, no fuss.

However, whilst the Tampax tampons are generally comfortable once inserted, they do not seem to be as absorbent as other brands, which have a different, "moulded" bullet shape. Usually my flow is heaviest on the first and/or second day and I usually suffer from really bad cramps, and I find tampons, particularly on those days to be a little uncomfortable.

As I believe that I am nearing menopause, it seems unlikely that I will be using tampons too much in the future but based on my experience, I would certainly recommend Tampax tampons.

Thanks again to BB for sending me my sample pack!

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Would you recommend this product to someone else?
Yes
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:)
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
after all the ranting and raving I couldn't wait to get my hands on these :) I tried them and I loved the fact that it comes in a small cute package that looks like sweetie wrappers - but after trying it I must say I don't really like how it "absorbs" - if that's what you can call it , when removing these tampons they come out all squished and almost 'messy; - they cant compare to lillets in that department - the only thing I loved about this was the packaging - im going to stick to lillets and what I know - when using lillets I almost feel like they are less messy and 'stronger' - tampax is not my Fav brand
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Oh No..
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2.0
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4.0
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1.0
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1.0
I received a few tampons in the mail that Clicks sent me. I have never tried the applicator tampons so I was a bit curious to try these out. My first attempt as this ended badly, and I won't try the applicators again. The tampon it self was also not up to my standards. The string is shorter than the other tampons I am used to, and this scared me. (I have a silly fear of it getting stuck. lol) It also didn't keep it's 'form', it really just looks like home made piece of cotton on a string. Not for me.
B
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Tampx Compak
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3.3
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4.0
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4.0
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2.0
Firstly, my package arrived super fast. So loads of love to you girls over at BB. Secondly, I liked the packaging. Pretty and girly, making it a little more bearable having to go through periods every month.
I have always loved using tampons. They are just so much more effective than pads. Tampax was the first ones I ever tried too, as those were the ones my mom used. But they had a problem then, and it is the same problem I have with them now.
I do love the new compak version - they are way more discreet to carry around, especially if you are on your way to the loo and don't have a pocket. And the applicator defs makes it easier to use. So big thumbs up there.
But my problems are the following:
Way too much packaging for such a small thing. And you use so many, imagine how the papers and applicators pile up each month!
They just don't expand the way other tampons do. Yes they are absorbent, but instead of expanding width ways to sit tightly inside you, these still expand length ways. Which means that every time I used one, it leaked. As opposed to other brands I've tried that expand width ways. It also didn't matter if I used the size I am supposed to, or a bigger one. And yes, I did change it every 4 or 5 hours as they say on the packaging. This meant that I couldn't sleep with them and had to use another brand at night.
So in general, I was NOT happy with them. The reason I use tampons is to not have to worry about anything leaking or making me uncomfortable. So these are at the bottom of my list.
J
2 reviews
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Tampax Compak
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4.3
Price
 
3.0
Quality
 
5.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
So, I've never really liked tampons very much. I didn't find them that comfortable at all and they are generally a lot more expensive than pads. I figured, why waste money one something I didn't get to choose that happens to me each month. I did, however understand, that sometimes tampons are just more convenient for certain outfits and occasions, so when I saw an opportunity to review the Tampax tampons, I was like, why not.

Firstly, they arrived super fast, so shout-out to Beauty Bulletin and the courier company for crazy fast delivery. Secondly, the packaging of how each tampon is wrapped, cute! I seriously does look like sweets! My dad walked into my room and poked one, and was like, "are these sweets," to which I replied, "no dad, they're tampons." His face slightly paled and he left the room. Shame.

I'm not one to be fooled by packaging, as it is usually a waste considering the world's environmental stance right now, but the packaging on the individual tampons is really great, because you can throw them in a jacket pocket, hand bag, pencil case, without it looking obvious that it is in fact a tampon.

The actual applicator is a cool concept and all, but I'm honestly not convinced that it is necessary. It is a waste of plastic. Now I don't want to sound like a crazy environmentalist, but the applicator is thrown away immediately after use and that is it. Yes, I suppose it could be recycled, but how many people in South Africa actually recycle? I know the point of reviewing the product was not necessarily looking at materials used, but I think it is something we should consider. I've read the previous applicator was cardboard, is this not a better concept considering it can be recycled, or at least broken down naturally?

Moving on to effectiveness of Tampax. The product itself worked wonderfully. Great absorption and relatively comfortable. So that was a hit.

Would I recommend Tampax? Yes and no. Yes, because the product works well and the packaging is nice and discreet. No, because I'm just not sold on the idea of all the embodied energy involved in manufacturing plastic applicators.

Everyone to their own opinion, however I have noticed that the beauty world is becoming more conscious of the environment, which is pretty cool for the future.
S
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No Stops in life
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Tampax gives you the ability to be yourself and not worrying about that time of the month. You can go about living your life freely. Amazing product. Changed for life.
L
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(Hubby) "is this a sweet?"
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
This tampon has done what no other could. It has converted me. I didn't think of doing a review on it until hubby picked one up last night and asked me what sweet it was. I tried using tampons many years ago and gave up on them as never being comfy or easy to insert. With all the hype surrounding this I decided to give it a try and it did what no other could, it converted me. I can no longer use old fashioned pads after feeling the superior comfort of tampax compak. It is super easy to insert, not like those old huge cardboard ones that never went in or out smoothly. The pad itself absorbs better than anything I have ever used. It expands both lengthwise and widthwise. I think the leak guard skirt is absolutely genius as it keeps me feeling dry the entire day. This is the only tampon that has not given me thrush. Then there is the packaging, totally cute and when I am out in public very discreet to pop into my pocket when running to the ladies room.
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Tampax Compak
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4.3
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
Thank you for the opportunity to try this product.
I've always used Tampax but in recent years I thought I'd give some of the other brands a try. Needless to say I found many of them wanting and then stopped using tampons altogether. But the new Tampax has restored my faith in this product.
I love the packaging as it's not obvious at first glance what it is. It's easy to use (always a plus) and I am happy with the price (I have since bought more).
I also recommended it to my young nieces.
V
2 reviews
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Tampax Compak
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4.3
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4.0
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5.0
Effectiveness
 
4.0
Thank you for the opportunity to try this product.
I've always used Tampax but in recent years I thought I'd give some of the other brands a try. Needless to say I found many of them wanting and then stopped using tampons altogether. But the new Tampax has restored my faith in this product.
I love the packaging as it's not obvious at first glance what it is. It's easy to use (always a plus) and I am happy with the price (I have since bought more).
I also recommended it to my young nieces.
V
2 reviews
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The Red Tide
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4.7
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5.0
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4.0
Effectiveness
 
5.0
Thank you Beauty Bulletin for this opportunity to try and test and review this product.
I’ve always considered Tampax to be a trusted household brand; however I have been using the competitor brand for many years now.

So I had to give Tampax Compak a try. At first I struggled with the insertion due to my ignorance and not reading the leaflet and instructions first. The packaging (wrapper) is beautiful I love how it’s camouflaged into something pretty and sweetie like. We are definitely evolving. I’m not entirely sure if I like the plastic applicator. I was cautious at first but then learnt that it’s not that bad at all. Change can be a difficult thing for me.
I have to agree that the absorbency of the tampons is great. No leaks and no mess, I was a bit apprehensive because of my heavy flow in the first 2 days of my period. There was no discomfort or irritation for duration of my period.

The price is right, the product is great!

I have absolutely no complaints about this product I can honestly recommend Tampax Compak to all the women out there. I will definitely consider the move to Tampax Compak

Have a happy period :)
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