Why Gentle Day
Gentle Day® brand stands out because of the spirit of innovation and genuine concern about woman's health. All our products are developed with ecology and health care in mind.
Gentle Day® FAR-IR ANION sanitary napkins are the only eco-friendly organic sanitary napkins with an anion strip (Invention patent no. 200510076755). Each year our products are beeing tested by International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology (Oeko-Tex®, SWITZERLAND) to meet high human-ecology standards. Gentle Day® sanitary napkins also pass strict requirements of Made for Health® certification where products citotoxicity and biochemical parameters beeing tested. We guarantee the high quality of the products that is proven by studies and certificates. We assure that none of our products are tested on animals.
How Gentle Day® sanitary napkins are special?
Conventional pads often irritate skin, their composition is not always known and therefore it is not clear what chemicals can be released and accumulated in the body when you wear them. Most organic cotton pads do not absorb well, they have to be changed frequently, so these pads can be used only by women whose menstrual periods are not heavy. Gentle Day® pads are made of high quality chlorine free materials, and their pH is skin-friendly. Pads are certified with Oeko-Tex® 100 certificate. The ecological tests conducted in Aitex Institute in Spain revealed that these pads meet all human ecology-related requirements. During tests the concentration of harmful substances that can often be found in textile and pulp products has been determined. Over time these substances accumulate in the human body, causing allergies, mutations or even cancer.
Each Gentle Day® pad layer is made so as to better perform its function during menstrual periods or in everyday use. The cotton surface of daily pads does not irritate the skin, while the soft top layer of menstrual pads allows the liquid to pass through it very quickly and remains dry as the hydrogel layer perfectly absorbs moisture turning it into a jelly-like state. These pads have an extremely good absorbing capacity – they can absorb up to 5 times more than conventional pads. Side folds provide excellent protection against side leakage. The base layer with micropores is highly permeable to air, and the stripes made of adhesive that is used in food industry do not clog the pores of the bottom layer, so even on the hottest summer day a woman feels fresh, and her skin is not irritated. In addition, these pads have a yellow anion strip, and we would like to tell you a bit more about it.
Why there is no discomfort and imperceptible odor with Gentle Day® sanitary napkins?
Because of the yellow anion strip these pads were granted a patent for invention. With the help of high-tech the tourmaline crystal is being used in yellow strip of Gentle Day®, which has ability to generate Far Infrared Rays (heat) and Anions (negative oxygen ions) under the factor of body heat, moisture and pressure or friction. Far Infrared Rays – is also gaining popularity as a safe heat therapy method of natural health care and physiotherapy.
The proper hygiene during menstruation is particularly important because of the increased risk of infection. Women's body (especially genitals and reproductive system) are more prone to various diseases during those days. After 20 min. bacteria starts to multiply in tampons and pads, which can cause a variety of ailments like skin irritations, vaginal pH imbalance, reproductive system diseases, tampons can cause TSS (toxic shock syndrome). In order to protect the skin of intimate areas during the menstrual period, to help heal any small sores (e.g., after childbirth), as well as to protect women's reproductive system, Gentle Day® pads are made with an anion strip that eliminates odours and inhibits the growth of bacteria in the pads. The concentration of anions in the FAR - IR ANION strip is 6000 cm³.
What madeforhealth certification is?
The certification is created like a chemical and biological safety symbol for all textile products from Healthcare sector. This label insures chemical safety through compliance with the REACH regulation and biological safety through microbiological control and bio compatibility tests to the final product.
ANION STRIP PROTECTS THE SKIN. With the help of high-tech, the tourmaline crystal being used in yellow strip of Gentle Day®, has the ability to generate Far Infrared Rays (heat) and Anions (negative oxygen ions) under the factor of body heat, moisture and pressure or friction. Far Infrared Rays – is also gaining popularity as a safe heat therapy method of natural health care and physiotherapy. Negative ions inhibit bacterial growth. The concentration of anions in the FAR - IR ANION strip is 6000 cm³.
DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED. In June 2012 a dermatological study was carried out at the Centerof Dermatovenerology, during which 30 women used Gentle Day ® sanitary pads and pantiliners. This study showed that:
BACTERIA AND ODOR CONTROL. Anion strip helps to reduce bad smell and growth of bacteria inside the lining; it gives feeling of freshness, comfort and protects the reproductive system and intimate skin from ailments caused by bacteria in liners and pads.
SKIN-BALANCED pH. A normal pH level of a human skin is between 4.5 and 6.0. This means that healthy skin is slightly acidic. A slightly acidic environment can fight off bacteria and fungus. The changes in pH level can be affected by hormonal changes, stress, but most breakdowns are caused by external factors and using unbalanced pH hygiene products. Harsh chemicals also disrupt skins pH level. When a breakdown occurs in the pH the skin becomes alkaline. As a result, may present irritation, itching, pain, odour, abnormal discharge or infection. For your safety and comfort all Gentle Day® products have balanced pH so it will not cause any skin irritation.
COTTON SURFACE. Pantiliners top cotton is totally chlorine-free, no toxic dioxins are released. It is free of skin irritants and chemicals such as fragrances and dyes. Free of fungicides and pesticides. Cotton is biodegradable. Cotton like surface of day and night use pads is made of soft nonwoven fabric. It is hydrophobic so it quickly absorbs the liquid and remains dry therefore does not irritate the skin.
SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN. Our sanitary napkins and wet wipes pass the Oeko-Tex® human ecological tests by Aitex (Textile Industry Research Association) in Spain. Studies have been carried out on the concentrations of the substances like formaldehyde, aromas, phthalates, pesticides, fungicides, disinfectants, chlorine, organic tin compounds, heavy metals as lead, mercury and others. These chemicals may cause allergies, harm the reproductive system, as well as on concentration of heavy metals that accumulate over time and can cause mutations, birth defects and cancer. Wet wipes and intimate wash does not contain parabens, sodium laurel/laureth sulphate (SLS), colouring agents, alkalis or soap.
AIR PERMEABLE BASE PROVIDES FRESHNESS AND COMFORT. Fine ground calcium carbonate and plastic material is combined to form the microporous film. The pores are formed around the calcium carbonate particles during the manufacture of the film. Therefore sensitive skin is protected from heat and humidity even on the hottest day. Food grade glue strips do not clog pores of the base.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY. ISO 14001:2004 focus on environmental management systems, that means efficiency of machines processes and transport improved, more efficient use of natural resources and waste management, minimize the operations that negatively affect the environment (cause adverse changes to air, water, or land).
EXCELLENT PROTECTION FROM LEAKS. Protective folds at the sides protect from side leakage; high absorption rate – absorb up to 5 times more than average pads; soft non-woven fiber surface quickly absorbs liquid. Absorbent layer is made of chlorine-free, dust-free paper and super absorbent paper (SAP), which transforms liquid to a gel.
NATURAL INGREDIENTS. Intimate wash is made of 99% of natural ingredients. Natural materials such as cotton, dust-free paper made of wood pulp are used producing sanitary napkins and bamboo fiber is used for the wet wipes.
ECONOMY. Sanitary pads are very cost efficient due to absorbency and antibacterial function. Women will notice that they are using fewer Gentle Day® pads than other types they had used before. Usually all organic and ECO sanitary pads have very low absorbency level, therefore a number of pads are used during the period and it cannot ensure protection from leakage
ECOLOGICAL PRODUCT. Gentle Day® sanitary napkins and wipes bear the label of Oeko-Tex® 100 (No 2011LK0006). It’s the sign that a product has successfully passed tests based on more than 100 health-relevant parameters carried out by the independent testing institutes of the OEKO-TEX® Association (tests were made in Spain AITEX institute). Products bearing the OEKO-TEX® label meet high human ecological requirements.
Invention patent No. 200510076755
Certifyed Oeko-Tex® 100 (No. 2011LK0006) and Made for health (No 2014TM0087)
ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.
ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System
Products are made from highest quality materials according to strict national health standards GB15979-2002.
Test Report of Microbiological Testing No. M 5783 (M 14468 - M 14471) accredited by ilac-MRA, DAP, DAR.