February 22nd, 2008 25 comments
I don’t even know where to begin on this one.
Tucks Medicated Pads are so many kinds of wrong I become enraged just thinking about it!
So, I’ll make a list. Here goes:
- It’s 50% Witch Hazel –Which I can buy in any store for next to nothing.
- Most of the rest of the product is glycerin (for that slick feeling that never seems to go away) and alcohol (again, another product I can buy cheaply).
- Tucks contains diazolidinyl urea (yuck!) — a preservative that releases formaldehyde! of all things!
- The makers of Tucks, Pfizer, can’t decide if they their product provides hemorrhoidal or vaginal care (both are on the box) and I’m more than a little uncomfortable with that the confusion on this matter.
- The box uses the term moist in reference to the pads and I hate the word ‘moist.’
- The pads themselves are, well, too moist (I really hate that word!). Each little pad drips like a leaky faucet.
- Pads come out of the container in clumps, not one at a time, which makes these babies prone to waste. Way to go green Pfizer!
- Tucks pads are small and round and don’t make sense for tough jobs — if you know what I mean.
- The smallness of the pads make them prone to finger slippage, which is, of course, never pretty.
- The container itself is completely and utterly a design blunder by requiring two hands to open — one to unscrew the top and the other to hold the container. I don’t know about you, but I’ve already got a hand in use when I’m getting through sitting on the crapper.