Let’s just cut to the chase, the time of the month is merely more than just a cycle of menstruation. Aside from the common premenstrual syndrome (PMS) of aches and pains, many women are often left boiling with rage. Even though it can be quite dismaying for some (read: all women), it represents the complexity of women’s bodies in a way that is intricate yet somehow amazing. For those who menstruate, the infinite types of period care products on the market can be quite overwhelming to choose from. Think menstrual cups, tampons, menstrual discs, and pads with wings, unscented, without wings and heavy flows. Regardless of your preference, whether you’re looking for the best period care products for beginners or for heavy periods, we have gathered a whole bunch of lists for you.

What Are The Things To Consider When Looking For The Best Period Care Products?

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Although all of the period care products are created for the same purpose, each of them is designed with a different absorbency rate. Additionally, it is important to consider your period flow. For those with a light flow, you can use period care products that feature thin or ultra-thin benefits. On the contrary, heavy periods are best suited for maxi pads or overnight pads. 


Aside from considering your flow, another aspect worth mentioning is the features of the period care products. Although it merely depends on your personal preference, its scent, length, flexibility, protection from leakage and wings ensure a comfortable experience during the time of the month. 


With the beauty and wellness movement shift toward being environmentally sustainable, it is important to consider every purchase that you’ve made, particularly period care products. It is recommended that you opt for eco-friendly products that are created from cotton, bamboo and hemp. Aside from prioritising reusable period care products, they should also be free from harmful ingredients like dyes, chemicals, fragrances, dioxin and chlorine.

The Best Period Care Products In Malaysia 2022 

Refined Organic Bamboo Pads 

Refined Organic Bamboo Pads is an award-winning product that has won the Beauty Insider Malaysia Beauty and Wellness Awards 2022 for Best Female Pad and Editors’ Choice. As the name suggests, it is made from sustainably sourced bamboo, which delivers multiple benefits such as a high absorbency rate, breathable and antibacterial properties. Aside from its silky soft texture, its products provide superior protection against leakage with its moisture-seal technology. The Refined Organic Bamboo Pads are available in various ranges of regulars, thin liners and maxi flows, which are suitable for everyday use. 

Customer review:

“I can’t believe it’s really thin but provides very good absorbency. It’s soft and breathable and makes me not feel like wearing a pad at all. Definitely will purchase after this trial. Really loved it!”

Nor h, Refined’s official website 

Why we love it:

  • Free from harmful chemicals, chlorine, and fragrances
  • Highly breathable 
  • Silky soft texture 
  • Superior comfort

Price: Starts from RM20.00

Where to buy: Refined’s official website 

Libresse Maxi Wings

With its comprehensive protection, Libresse Maxi Wings is lauded as one of the best period care products. Designed with SecureFit™, it is innovatively created based on women’s curves to ensure optimal comfort. Thanks to its Deep Flow Channels, the pad has a high absorbency rate while keeping it dry quickly. The Libresse Maxi Wings is available in two variants 24cm which is suitable for light flow and 32cm for heavy flow days.

Customer review:

“I have tried many other brands before, but when I got introduced to Libresse pads from my uni friend, I am now a loyal fan! This Maxi pad isn’t very thick, it’s just nice and it absorbs well. I never have any leakage issues, all is well so far. Love it!”

Yan, Libresse’s official website 

Why we love it:

  • Created with 100% virgin pulp
  • Features wings
  • Designed based on women’s curves

Price: RM19.50

Where to buy: Shopee 

Kotex Reusable Period Underwear

For those who irk at the idea of wearing period care products, the Kotex Reusable Period Underwear will surely provide the ultimate experience. It is regular cotton underwear with the added benefit of an absorbent area that can absorb any flow up to two regular pads. The Drywick Layer Technology ensures complete dryness for maximum comfort. It is not only regarded as one of the best sanitary pads for travelling, but it also works wonders for beginners and heavy periods too. 

Why we love it:

  • Can be washed up to 50 times
  • Odour control
  • Reusable 

Price: RM79.90

Where to buy: Watsons 

Sofy Cooling Fresh Ultra Slim

With its Japan Tech Cool Mint Sheet, the Sofy Cooling Fresh Ultra Slim delivers a cooling sensation for up to five hours, ensuring that you feel refreshed during the day. Infused with natural plant essential oil, this hypoallergenic pad can control unpleasant odours. It is also created with a superior absorption rate for light and heavy flow. The Sofy Cooling Fresh Ultra Slim is available in two ranges of 23cm and 25cm.

Customer review:

“The length works perfectly for me and I like the cooling sensation.”

VO, Watsons 

Why we love it:

  • Delivers cooling sensation
  • Soft texture
  • Good value

Price: RM9.45

Where to buy: Watsons 

Rael Reusable Menstrual Cup

Our next pick of the best period aftercare products is the Rael Reusable Menstrual Cup which is made from 100% medical grade silicone. Available in three different sizes, this menstrual cup provides up to 12 hours of protection. Plus, it can last 10 years with proper care, making it ideal for those who prefer a zero-waste routine. Its size and design are also intended to provide maximum comfort and fit without the risk of leakage. 

Customer review:

“I’ve used other menstrual cups before but haven’t found one that’s really comfortable since I’m a very petite person. I wouldn’t call myself experienced and I’m still learning the best method to insert/remove, but this was the most comfortable I’ve tried! Holds a lot and is easy to clean.”

A.T., Rael’s official website 

Why we love it:

  • Free from BPA, latex, and phthalates
  • Eco-friendly
  • Up to 12 hours of protection

Price: RM164.00

Where to buy: Ubuy 

o.b. Pro Comfort Regular Tampon

The o.b. Pro Comfort Regular Tampon is without a doubt one of the go-to period care products loved by locals. It features SilkTouch for easy insertion and ultimate comfort. Designed with curved grooves technology, it provides protection that is ideal for light to moderate flow periods. What’s more, the o.b. Pro Comfort Regular Tampon is super easy to use which is great for first-timers. 

Customer review:

“I didn’t have anything on me when my period came early. My colleague had an o.b.. I’ve been using menstrual cups off and on for a few years now so I kinda knew how these worked. I guess the only reason I never tried before was remembering to wash my hands before insertion, which I do for the cup. Anyway, the o.b. was easy to insert and remove and was comfortable to wear (which has not been the case with other brands). The applicators never found the right spot I guess, which is the reason I started using cups. But these are easy to pack in my purse, don’t leak, and are comfortable.”

Cghuston, o.b.’s official website

Why we love it:

  • Easy to insert and remove
  • Ensures efficient distribution of fluid for protection
  • Ideal for average flow

Price: RM22.54

Where to buy: Watsons 

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