Most conventional pads can contain up to 90% petrochemicals based plastic and synthetic super absorbent polymers that are derived from crude oil. They also typically contain artificial fragrances and dyes that may cause rashes or irritation.
Sparkle pads are USDA Certified Biobsaed Products crafted with plant-based ingredients that are gentle to your skin and kind to the planet. They do not contain chlorine bleach, dyes or fragrances.
Many “Green” pads use cellulose based fibres such as Cotton or viscose only in the top layer. They continue to use conventional petrochemical based plastics (such as polypropylene, polyethylene) as well as synthetic super absorbents (such as sodium polyacrylate, which is a crude oil derivative) throughout all the other layers.
We have replaced conventional plastics form the top sheet, absorbent core, back film, wrapper and packaging with sustainable ingredients such as cellulose fibres as well as plant-based bio-plastic. Sparkle pads do not use any synthetic super absorbent polymers. The absorbent core of our pad is made using a porous fibre network of natural and renewable cellulose fibres which lock away the menstrual fluid effectively.
Using renewable, plant-based pads can help us reduce non-renewable, fossil-fuel use. Compared to conventional pads that can contain up to 90% petrochemical based plastics, Sparkle pads and packaging are made using over 90% biobased materials.
By replacing conventional plastics form the top sheet, absorbent core, back film, wrapper and packaging with sustainable ingredients such as cellulose fibres and plant-based bio-plastic, we can say goodbye to plastics that pollute our planet for 500-600 years after disposal.
Maxi pads are gently cushioned and slightly thicker. Ultra pads are thinner compared to the maxi pads. Choosing whether to use maxi pads or ultra-thin pads comes down to personal preference.