Reusable Pads: Your Questions Answered

Reusable Pads Explained

Reusable sanitary pads are a great alternative to disposable pads and offer many benefits. They are made of high-quality materials that can be washed and used again, unlike disposables which are meant for one-time use. This leads to a gentler and more comfortable experience for your skin and reduces the amount of plastic waste you produce.

What is the difference between a reusable menstrual and disposable pad?

It’s pretty simple really. Reusable sanitary pads are made from materials that can be washed and reused, unlike disposables which are designed to be thrown out after one use. One massive benefit of this is that we can use much better quality materials than disposables, so they are kinder to you skin, and you can wear them for longer without changing them. It also works out cheaper for you in the long run and helps the environment, as you’re cutting down on the plastic you throw out.

How do reusable pads work?

How Reusable Pads Work Reusable pads like re:gn have three layers. The top layer is soft and feels like normal underwear. The core of the pad is highly absorbent, ensuring instant moisture absorption and preventing any dampness or irritation. The bottom layer is waterproof to prevent leaks

Blood or liquid is absorbed through that soft top layer into the core of the pad where it’ll stay until washed. The core of our pads can absorb much more than a normal disposable pad. As a result, we can keep our pads as thin as any disposable whilst making them much more absorbent. This means you don’t need to worry about a pad line showing through your clothes.

The bottom layer of the pad is waterproof to give you added security that there won’t be any leaks. The black fabric of the pad also means you don’t need to worry about it showing through certain clothing and can make you feel confident.

How does a reusable sanitary pad stay in place?

Reusable pads stay in place using wings with poppers that clip to the bottom of your underwear. 

How do you wash and clean reusable period pads?

To wash them, simply throw them in a cold wash and hang dry or use a tumble dryer. It really is that easy!

  • The Superstar: The standard pad that absorbs 16ml of liquid, the same as two disposables or a period cup.
  • The Little One: A smaller version of the Superstar for small leaks or those just trying out reusables.
  • The Backup: For those who use a tampon or cup but worry about leaks. It can absorb as much as a tampon.
  • The Active One: Designed for those who worry about urine leakage during sports or post-pregnancy, it allows for confidence and comfort during physical activity.
  • The Sleepy One: A super-long and soft nighttime pad for peace of mind during sleep.

Shop now to find the right pad for you! Our customers have praised the comfort, design, and lack of chemicals in our pads. Go ahead and give reusables a try – it might just change your life.

The best reusable pad in the UK?

We love our pads, but you don’t just have to take our word for how great they are. Read reviews from our customers – including some who were pretty unsure about the idea of going reusable before they tried ours!

Steph: “re:gn's pads were super comfy and were really well designed to fit the body and aren’t bulky at all.
The main bonus for me was finding an alternative to the usual heavily scented disposable pads. It was always a worry while using disposable pads that I didn’t actually know what chemicals were in them. It was hugely liberating to not have that worry with the reusable pads!”

Carol: “Honestly, it really isn’t an exaggeration to say these pads are life-changing. the reality is that disposable sanitary products just don’t give you that quality, comfort and security. I’m a menstrual cup user, but like a lot of people, I’m in constant fear of leaks, especially as I work in an all-male office. Using the re:gn's reusable panty liners as back up means I’m covered in terms of leaks, and I’m comfortable. Gone are the days of feeling like I’m sitting in a soggy plastic landfill!”

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