Tampax Pearl Tampons vs. Well at Walgreens Perfection Silk Tampons

Alert ladies: these are the closest tampons we have found to Tampax Pearl.  They are comfortable, have a quiet wrapper, and similar plastic applicator.  It is, however, missing the all-important braid for extra absorption.  We gave it a similarity score of 85%.  If you choose to switch, you will be saving about $1.50 for a box of 18. 

 We have tried several tampons claiming to compare to Tampax Pearl.  Walgreens is the closest thus far.

We have tried several tampons claiming to compare to Tampax Pearl.  Walgreens is the closest thus far.

Brandefy compares off brands (i.e., Well at Walgreens) to name brands (i.e., Tampax) to show you when the generic is as good as the name brand, and to warn you when it is not. Our goal is to help you save time and money, and to have a good time while doing it.

Periods.  They are an inconvenient fact of life.  When things are inconvenient, we want the best possible products to make things a little easier.  We love that Tampax Pearl tampons are comfortable and great at protecting against leaks- yuck.  Well at Walgreens tampons get several factors right when copying the Tampax Pearls.

First of all, the ingredient panels are 90% similar.  It is comforting to know they are using similar fabrics for absorption.  They both have the quiet wrapper, which is nice when you are trying to be discreet.  The plastic applicator is very similar and comfortable (or as comfortable as they can be, let's be honest).

The one key difference was the lack of absorbent braid on the Walgreens tampon.  You have to be diligent if you make the switch to be sure you do not have leaks.  We think tampons are very personal, so we want you to make the best decision for you when considering making the switch to this generic.

Off to find chocolate and elastic waistband leggings!

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