Within the last year, I switched from Always to Equate pads. They worked just as good as Always and they were cheaper. However, within the last month, they changed the pads completely. The top layers are more like cheap plastic now. I don't trust using these now because of it. The first day I used it (tmi) it gave me a rash. I have never gotten one before at all, but this product caused me to get one. I am now stuck with a bag that I will not use. Wal-Mart needs to switch back to the way they were making these pads or else I won't be buying them.