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Comfort and discretion: Why choose between the two?

Tampax Compak Pearl

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Introducing the new Compak Pearl. Not only is it the most comfortable tampon we’ve ever made but it’s also super small and discreet.

The comfort is thanks to a special design which allows the tampon to gently expand to fit your unique body shape (let’s face it, given how different we all are on the outside, it’s hardly surprising we’re not one-size-fits-all on the inside either).

And the discreet bit? Well, not only is the tampon and its smooth plastic applicator very small, but it also comes in a special purse-resistant wrapper with easy-to-open tear-tabs.

You don’t have to choose between comfort and discretion. You just have to choose the right tampon.



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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Comfortable and compact

I love tampax and these new compact takpons are no different. Delighted they come in light/mini size as this is all I use but find most retailers don't stock them, with the exception of Boots. Only marking them down as the applicators are plastic so you can't flush them the way you would traditional tampon applicators. This means if you're unfortunate enough to find yourself in a toilet without a bin, you then have a horrid decision whether to take the dirty applicator with you or wrap it in the wrapper and attempt to leave it! It's not nice and has happened to me so maybe something to consider P&G!! The tampons themselves are terrific. I get much longer between changes with these compared with standard tampax and they take up less room in my handbag

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Very comfortable

I always use tampons, very discreet. Also the plastic applicator makes it very easy and comfortable. Always use pearl! 10/10

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Excellent

I've been using tampax for years and have never been comfortable going swimming whilst using them but with pearl I'm confident to go swimming without worrying. Best of the tampax range in my opinion.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

2/5

applicator is the worst i have ever used

tampax is good but the applicator is the worst i have ever used. doesnt click, doesnt push the tampax out just klings to it for dear life. i have ended up removing the tampax from the applicator and going with old school insertion. Not hygenic as i would prefer but at least gets the job done. not a happy customer at all

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Complicated applicator

I have used tampax compak since I was a teenager. Never had problems. But I can't get the hang of the plastic applicator with the double extender on this product. I only get the tampon half out. I know it is user error, but frankly, what was wrong with the old style single ouch applicator? Also, the plastic gets really cold if the tampon has been in a cool place before you use it. I won't buy these again and probably won't use the rest of the pack.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

2/5

Not the best!

Positive: Very nice packaging! Negative: I didnt think they were too comfortable to use and probably would not use them again!

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

A Production Issue??? Mine were useless.

A have used Tampax for over 30 years. I've been a fan of the Compak range since they first came out. However, these "Improved"Compak Pearl tampons are a huge step back. I'm not sure if my (2 packs) were from a faulty batch but about 80% of them did not dispense the tampon. Despite pulling out the plunger until I heard the click (as per instructions), when I then tried to insert the tampon by pressing the plunger, it just clicked straight back to its original position, leaving the tampon still in the applicator - useless. Repeated efforts yeiled the same result. On the odd occasion when it did actually insert the tampon, it did not fully insert it so I could still feel it which was uncomfortable. As I say, this was not a one off, I opened both boxes that I'd bought and had the same issue. They have been thrown in the bin - what a waste of money.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Applicator does not work

Applicator does not work. An utter waste of money!

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CB

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Comfy and discreet

comfortable even on busy days and discreet. Like the packaging but must admit it took quite a few tries to get the applicator to work properly which is frustrating.apart from that it's tampax so it's always going to be trusted by myself.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

4/5

Would recommend these

I have never had any problems with these they are comfitable and discrete

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Awful applicator

Unlike the picture on the website the applicator comes in two parts. It cannot cope with the slightest bit of resistance so you can not PUSH it. Will not use again and now need to buy some more!

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KT

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Poorly Designed Applicator

I made the mistake of buying a box of these lately. I had huge problems with the applicator on these a few months ago but I gave them another chance when the box claimed they had been improved. The applicator on these is too short to place a tampon where it should be and two thirds of the time I use these the tampon gets jammed half in/half out of the applicator, this results in a wasted tampon so I then have to get out another one and try again. I had success in inserting these only one out of every three attempts. I'm using tampons for 15 years so it's not lack of experience on my part. I wouldn't buy these again and I had to rush out to buy my usual ones this month as these applicators were so faulty and so many were wasted because of this faulty applicator. I'd stick to the regular Tampax Pearl which has never let me down.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Terrible Design

Having happily used applicator tampax for years i thought id give the new Compak Pearl a go. I wish i hadn't bothered! The applicator failed on EVERY tampon which was hugely annoying! I took the second box back and will be searching for an alternative now. Tampax....listen to your customers and ditch or fix this product...it's awful!

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CLA

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

horrible

they are the worst tampons, the aplicator does not lock so i always have to push the tampon with my fingers and end up covered in period. I have been using tampons since i am 13 years old but I have never found such a complicated tampons. I would never buy them again please stop reinventing complicated things just to make them more atractive, I prefer so far the old ones, which were much more easier to apply.

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didi

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Tampax Compak Pearl

2/5

Disappointed

So disappointed with the pearl brand of Tampax, whilst they are comfortable to insert, i find they do not absorb nowhere near as much as the original Tampax/Compak whilst these are discreet they just aren't as good as the original.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Applicator does not work

Applicator does not work absolute waste of money, very messy. I was very disappointed as I thought it would be handy to have in my handbag, will ever buy again.

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Shin

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Tampax Compak Pearl

2/5

Not a fan

I was so excited to try Compak Pearl, having loved Tampax for years but the actual applicator doesn't function properly and I end up having to pull the tampon out of the tube and inserting it myself because the teeth don't release it. The applicator looks good and the outer packaging is great but the tampon itself is a real hassle for me. I don't know whether it's just the ones that my local Pharmacy get that are dodgy or whether it's all of them but I can't say I like them.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T

Easy to use, works really well, you can't even feel it when it's in place. Would highly recommend these tampons.

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Katie30

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Applicator not great

I have tried the Tampax Compak Pearl a few times, and everytime I regret it. The amount of wasted tampons I have to throw away because the applicator doesnt work is ridiculous. At least 5-7 applicators didn't work in my most recent purchase. They are uncomfortable to wear due to the applicator not inserting the tampon correctly, this results in me having to start again. So much expensive waste !

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Comfortable

Comfortable to use, absorbancy amount it correct as stated on the box. I wouldn't use any other brand.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Great

Iv always used these tampons could never use towels as soon as i used these all around comfort !

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

What a disappointment

These are the worst Tampax I have ever used. The applicator is awful and it's only saving grace is that they were from a special offer and I didn't pay full price for them. With probably a 50% success rate of getting the applicator to actually work, when it does I'm still not convinced the position is correct and they often leak. I'll stick to the standard Tampax Pearl in future, they may take up loads more room in my bag but they at least do the job they're supposed to do.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Tampax compak pearl

These were the first tampons that I ever tried, have since tried others but none compare as regards comfort and absorption. Discreet packaging a bonus too.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

stupid redesigned applicator

Why is the applicator so fiddly? It's now in two parts and you have to pull the middle bit out and fix it to the top of the casing so that you can push the whole thing in on use. A backwards step I feel as the normal Tampax Compak are excellent and the Pearl are too even though they are bigger. Won't buy this again!

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Bad Design

I only bought these as the shop had none of the normal Compak ones. I certainly won't be buying them again, the applicators don't stay extended after clicking into place. Very disappointed!

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Feeling great

I've really struggled to get used to tampons till these come out and I thought hey I'll have another go and now I use these all the time. Leaves me feeling great!

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Tampax Compak Pearl

The packaging is so much better on the Tampax Compak Pearl, unlike other/older brands which have a papery wrapper that disintegrates when left in your handbag. The plastic applicator simply clicks into place and is smooth and comfortable. After using different brands for many years I bought these whilst on offer and haven't used another brand since!

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Jennifer

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Cardboard to compak pearl

I have used tampax for over 17years now when I first started using them they had a carbboard applicator which use to make me cringe when using, but good results from the tampon so didn't consider changing to any other brand. So when the compaks come out I was amazed of the smoothness of the applicator, the size and again the fab results so changing back was never in my head. When the pearls came out I didn't think they would be any different to the compaks so didn't attempt to buy them, however, they were on offer one day so thought I'd give them a try and wow these were even smoother than the compaks though a little larger it never put me off buying them, from then I tend to flit from compaks to pearls not bothered which I used, until the new line of tampax compak pearls have come out, genious! the compak size, the pearl smoothness and fab results all in one, there's no doubt in my mind now,I don't have to flit between the two anymore just the one pack for me, and that's it! Super!

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Tampax Compak Pearl

4/5

Easy to use

Bought these when they were on offer at tesco. The applicator is a lot smoother than some tampons and they're rather small but easily last 6-8hours possibly longer. The only problem I had with them was the applicator bit you pull out is a bit fiddly and sometimes it pushes up during application if you haven't clicked it into place properly before trying to insert but after using for a couple of days I got the hang of it.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Compak Pearl

Very discreet fits perfectly in your handbag pockets. Also very comfortable to use. The applicator is much improved on the standard applicator. Recommend pearl every time

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

All good things come in small packages

The compak pearl tampax are used as a handbag supplement during my monthlies as they are really discreet and you can fit a bundle of them in your bag should you be out shopping. Easy to use but I find they do not have the same absorbency as the regular sized tampons so require changing more frequently.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

great for my teenage daughter

easy to use, comfortable, and great for my teenage daughter to take to school in her schoolbag. no leakage and all round good buy.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Terrible

As if the body isn't under enough stress already, trying to put this in was a nightmare. I won't go into detail but I will not be recommending this product.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

4/5

Awosome

I've been using and definitely i do recommend to my friends as it's very discreet and comfortable in the same time

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Best tampax

Definitely the best tampons - so easy to use with the new applicator.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Absolutely brilliant

These are by fast the best tampax. I use them every month. Literally will not find any brand better than tampax. Thumbs up big time

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Tampax Compak Pearl

2/5

Very disappointing

The application of this product is nowhere near as good as it's predecessors. The applicator collapses on the way in and as a result makes the retrieval of the applicator not work as well thus resulting in the tampon not being in far enough making it uncomfortable. I have had to use my fingers to get the tampon in the right place which is what you are trying to avoid when using an applicator. This has not been a problem on the other compact and regular applicators. Very disappointing.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Tampax Pearl

A little slow to get the technique at the start, but bought them again. A trusted friend as suffer from very heavy periods. Thanks

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Tampax Compak Pearl

3/5

This product i wouldnt use again

Bought a box today after trying to insert it the tampon was stuck in the tube not only this time but tried 5 times same thing happened to each one it was stuck in tube so after the 5 attempt i ended up taking a tampon out the tube and inserting it by hand.not a happy customer will not be buying these again .

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Flawed

I recently bought these, but will be going back to buying the normal Tampax compak next time. The tampon is fine but the applicator is awful! It just doesn't work right... I pull the end out but then when you push on it, it will usually push all the way in before the tampon has fully come out the other end. There are no benefits to buying this version over the regular as they both do the same job but I trust the normal compak applicator much more!

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Wast of money!

The new design of applicator means I have wasted more than I have successfully used. I have now complained again to Proctor and Gamble. Stick to tampax compak and don't waste your money on these. Not happy.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Excellent Product

Wouldn't use any other brand...I know there won't be any 'leak' problem at all. Tried the compak pearl for the first time and must say it was alot easier to use. Would def buy again.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

7970815750

Struggled with a whole box with the applicator! Will never buy ever again! At 45 I even had to ask a younger friend how on earth you use them!

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Tampax Compak Pearl

4/5

Great protection and discreet

Great for putting in your pocket or bag. Excellent leak protection. Only issue I have had several that don't 'click' the tubes into place so don't work and have wasted them.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Best ones so far

I bought these as I couldn't get hold of my normal ones. Was unsure to start off with but found them much easier to insert, no pinching on inserting and were very comfortable.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

great

Does what it says on the box - discreet, comfortable and would always recommend

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Do NOT waste your money on these!

Was caught out when I was out and all 3 tampons I had brought with me failed to work!! Each tampon got stuck and wouldn't fully come out of the applicator. I thought I may have just been unlucky, but after reading other reviews I see I'm not the only one to have had a bad experience. The only brand I buy is Tampax, but I'll be sticking to the regular Tampax Compak from now on. Would not recommend risking buying these.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

1/5

Avoid this product!

Have used tampax for 10 years without fail. These are hopeless as the applicators do not work properly, not allowing you to insert fully. So instead of using one, ive had to use three due to insertion problems. Complete waste of money. Stop changing your product. The original works fine.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Fantastic product

Brilliant product, less waste, easier to use and very discreet. Will not be going back to the cardboard applicator.

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Tampax Compak Pearl

5/5

Company pearl are brill!!

I have used these since they came out, and find they are great not only for protection but the fact you can just throw them in your bag, the handy size means you can easily hold them in your hand when needed without anyone noticing cause we still all like to be discreet when having our period. I think they are brill !!

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