Feminine Comfort & Care
With a unique and cutting-edge concept, AVAIL Beauty Sdn Bhd caters to the feminine needs of women in this region with its range of FC Bio Sanitary Pads. The Malaysian brand seeks to address common issues faced by women who use ordinary sanitary pads. It fuses a blend of safe herbal and natural ingredients such as peppermint and mai fang stone which prevent vaginal infections. The product also leaves out potentially harmful materials such as chlorine and dioxin.
Research shows that approximately 70 percent of women suffer from itchiness and heat rashes during their menstrual period. Personal hygiene and choosing suitable sanitary pads are of utmost concern to women. To avoid causing rashes and further complications, FC Bio Sanitary Pad is composed of three different layers. The surface layer is made of 100 percent cotton, while the middle layer contains Super Absorbent Polymer (S.A.P) particles that are highly absorbent. The bottom layer is ventilated to prevent heat rash.
However, pregnant women should refrain from using FC Bio Sanitary Pads as each individual faces a unique set of symptoms and health concerns. Also, women may notice dark discharge after their menstruation has ended as the brand claims to help remove blood clots and bloodstains along the uterus, hence the darker discharge. FC Bio Sanitary Pads also claim to relieve dysmenorrhea upon regular usage, though the eventual result varies according to individual.
When compared to other similar products in the market, it is observed that most pads and tampons are chlorine-bleached and contains a huge amount of rayon, which is effectively, also bleached to make it fully-absorbent. Chlorine in sanitary products may contain dioxin which disrupts hormonal functions. Although pads do not come in direct contact with the internal vaginal wall, chemicals may still enter the bloodstream through contact with the external mucosa.
FC Bio Sanitary Pads are effective at getting the job done while keeping you clean and safe. However, it all boils down to personal preference. It is recommended that you read packaging carefully to find out which types of sanitary pads are suitable for you and most importantly, what ingredients were used in the production of the sanitary pads. You may decide to choose unbleached pads made from safe materials, such as 100 percent certified organic cotton, in this case, FC Bio Sanitary Pads.
Disclaimer: All advice may not be construed as medical advice or instruction and is not meant to replace the advice of your medical practitioner. Information has been compiled from the author’s personal experiences and own research into multiple existing public references and previously published scientific studies. While all care is taken, information is not warranted as accurate.
Nawira is a Mass Communication graduate from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies, and is currently pursuing a degree in psychology. She has a newfound passion-being a hijabi.