The 10 Best Tampon Brands, Hands Down


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If you've been getting your period for years now, you probably have your routine down. You might have your go-tos for cramps, headaches, the rollercoaster of emotions, and other fun PMS symptoms. You know the "period" foods that are extra comforting and that make you feel good. You know how to take it easy or treat yourself better during that time of the month. And, of course, you have sworn loyalty to certain feminine-care products.

I've done the math, and I calculated that I've probably gotten my period 250 times in my life. And let me tell you. When you really spell it out like that, it's kind of eye-opening. I would say for 90% of those instances I've stuck to the same tampon and pad brands without fail. It worked, and I wasn't going to fix what wasn't broken.


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But ever since I became a wellness editor, I started to get more curious about all the different feminine-care products out there. In recent years, so many more startups and brands have been in the spotlight. It's pretty exciting that there are so many options now, especially since our bodies are all so different. Something that works for me might not be comfortable for you.

Particularly in the tampon department, there have been some noteworthy advancements. There are a lot more nontoxic choices. There are options for all types of flows. And you've got products with different fits.

To help you narrow down your options, we've rounded up some of the best brands based on editors' picks and customer reviews. Take a look at our choices for the best tampon brands below.

1. Tampax

2. The Honey Pot Company

3. Cora

4. Playtex

5. Lola

6. Kotex

7. Rael

8. O.B.

9. My Box Shop

10. This Is L.


This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

Managing Editor

Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019. In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot). She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.