Product Review: Playtex Sport Fresh Balance

I received a complimentary box of Playtex Sport Fresh Balance tampons in my GoVoxBox from Influenster for testing purposes, and would love to share a brief review on the product.

My First Impression:

The box looks great, bright colors, high hopes, and I’m really excited to try this new product! For years I’ve only used Tampax because Playtex is generally more expensive than any other brand at most stores. I was already on my period when I received this box so I though, hey, perfect timing! 😉

Using the product:

Pro’s – Product holds up to most of it’s promises! It does have an odor shield, it is easy to insert, stays in place, and absorbs well. No leakage, no discomfort and no stress! I went on a run, boating, swimming and tons of walking today and the tampon did its job just as I thought it would. This product is PERFECT for an active lifestyle and the shape of the applicator makes it easy to insert/remove.

Con’s – As I was removing the tampon, I noticed that the cotton broke off the top of it. Pieces of it were loose in my body still and it was a little alarming. With all the talk and warnings out there about the risk of TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome), it’s a little concerning to me that only about 90% of the tampon came back out and the rest stayed behind. This can potentially be hazardous or harmful to the female body, especially those who do not notice it but can potentially start showing symptoms of TSS, even after removing the tampon. I’m no doctor or specialist, and this is just my opinion alone, I only used one tampon and have yet to notice if the others do the same thing, or if this is a concern to other women. I would have to try it a few more times before making my final decision on whether I want to continue using the product or not.

Final Thoughts:

This tampon does pretty much everything it says, it just tends to tear. I’m not sure if that was just one tampon that does it, or if all of them will do it. Despite that, I actually would recommend this product to my family and friends, because it stands up to all of its other promises. It’s leak-free, odorless, light to wear, comfortable and snug, and that’s everything that a tampon SHOULD be. My only hope is that I can find a really good deal and a coupon to use, and then I would consider buying Playtex brand again, but until then, I’m sticking with Tampax!


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