My Review :
The top layer of the pads is made from 100% organic cotton making the pads soft to touch and very comfortable to wear. Cotton being a breathable material leaves the skin – irritation, and rash free. The pads absorb pretty well and do not cause any leakages.
They come in 2 much-needed sizes – Regular and XL. Purple disposable covers contain the XL pads and the Orange ones contain the regular size ones. One can buy a box containing a combination of regular and XL pads taking into consideration the different flows for different days. (Size Information – Regular: 280 mm | XL: 320 mm)
The pads come wrapped in easy to use biodegradable covers that making wrapping up the pads after usage easy-breezy. They make life particularly easy when using public bathrooms or when you are on the go. Just wrap the pad in its disposable bag and you are good to go. No need to carry newspapers or pad pouches for covering them up. Yess!
The pad is almost plastic-free except for the bottom layer but is definitely much better than the conventional sanitary pads containing up to 90% plastic. Also as per the Azah team comments – “Our R&D team is already working on a 100% biodegradable pad that does not compromise on practical utility and at the same time remains cost-effective.” Yeah – Now that is something to look forward to!
Azah Pads are made up of :
- The top layer of Azah pads is made with the finest organic cotton that leaves an ultra-soft surface.
- The middle layer (core) consists of a biodegradable superabsorbent (made up of cotton/paper) which ensures a dry feeling even after several hours.
- The bottom-most layer is made of polyethylene (breathable plastic) – required for utility purposes i.e in order to prevent leakages but this layer generally would not come in contact with the skin
About Azah :
Launched in November 2018 by Shashwat Diesh and Aqib Mohammed to provide sanitary pads with better quality and safety for women. The pads are manufactured in China and South Korea, with raw materials from Germany and Japan.
When Shashwat heard about some of the problems women faced, like rashes, and toxic shock syndrome, using low quality, chemical-laden pads, he was shocked it is happening in this day and age. Disturbed by the discomfort his sister endured due to regular sanitary napkins, Shashwat decided to look for solutions.
When he spoke with his friend Aqib Mohammed about this, Aqib also spoke to the women in his life – sisters and friends, who too voiced similar concerns. The duo then decided to invent a solution and started research in May 2018. With a lot of research, surveys and speaking to gynecologists and other experts they began to identify skin-friendly materials and understood how to design and manufacture the pad in a scalable way.
So after a lot of R&D, the first product line from Azah – ultra-soft organic sanitary pads catering to the needs of quality-conscious urban consumers was born. Made with the finest organic cotton, comfortable, chemical-free and eco-friendly. (All layers except the bottom-most one were made of cotton or paper.)
Also, Azah pads’ superabsorbent core can absorb more than 150 ml of flow, ensuring a dry surface even during heavy bleeding. (There can be about 60ml of blood during a normal healthy cycle)
Azah claims it can absorb up to a thousand times its weight in water, and is free of harmful synthetics such as chlorine, dioxins, and artificial fragrances, and is FDA-approved. This helps to prevent rashes and itchiness, giving the product its tagline – ‘Pads so soft you won’t even feel you are wearing one.’