Maxim products use the naturally unique characteristics of cotton to provide a Soft, Safe and Natural Solution to existing health and environmental risks and concerns associated with the use and production of conventional Tampons, Sanitary Pads, Pantiliners and Cosmetic Cotton Puff Products. Maxim Natural Ultra Thin Winged pads are made with 100% Natural Cotton. Cotton is a more breathable and renewable material than the ingredients used in most other conventional brands, making for a Softer, Safer and more Natural product. Most other brands use a blend of Synthetics and Wood Fluff Pulp bleached with Chlorine. Our products are completely Chlorine, Synthetic and Wood Fluff Pulp Free and our natural cotton is whitened and disinfected with Hydrogen Peroxide instead of Chlorine to avoid exposure to harmful chemical Dioxin residues. We steer clear of using harsh chemical materials affecting the safety of our health and earth. Maxim goes further in environmentally sound practices by being the only brand to eliminate the use of tree farmed wood fluff pulp to make the absorbent cores of sanitary pads. Instead, we use pure natural cotton in order to help prevent the abuse and destruction of our natural forests to make wood fluff pulp. Cotton is a more renewable crop that can be harvested once a year, whereas trees take 6 - 12 years to grow. Also, once the trees are harvested and cut down, they go through a very harsh chemical treatment in order to break them down in to the cotton-like and looking absorbent core you�re used to seeing in other pads. Do not be fooled - even though it looks like cotton, it might not actually be cotton. Additional product features include a smooth cotton surface for added comfort, channels to direct fluid away from the body, wings for added protection and security, strong adhesive to prevent pads from shifting, natural breathable layers admitting air flow to the skin for added freshness and each pad is individually wrapped for your carrying convenience.