Lead & Arsenic in Tampons?! Here's Why Viv is Your Safest Tampon Choice.

ICYMI, a study just came out that traces of arsenic and lead were found in some of the most popular tampons that millions of people use every month. This is the first study of its kind, and its results are pretty discouraging for period care, especially tampons. Many of us are wondering: are tampons safe? Are there any options that we can trust?

When we started Viv back in 2021, there was a lot of proven information about the amount of plastic in period products, and some preliminary studies about some crazy chemicals that have links to cancer & reproductive harm. That's why Viv was created in the first place. But to see new studies about big-brand period products come out every year, getting more and more terrifying, just proves why we (as people with periods) need Viv even more.

All Viv products are 100% toxin-free and safe for your body, while also being more sustainable (those usually go hand-in-hand) and actually working better than traditional period products. We've been innovating in this space for years in preparation for peer-reviewed studies (like the one that came out this week) to come out that we knew were on their way. Our goal was to create a full line of products that you can trust, so you have a safe option no matter what products you prefer to use.

Meet the Viv Line:

A box of organic cotton tampons with BPA-free applicator which is also toxin free. This combo box contains 18 tampons in total. 9 regular and 9 super.


Viv Tampons are made of 100% organic cotton - that's the only ingredient. No hidden toxins or chemicals. The applicator is a smootha nd comfortable BPA-free plastic, so no toxins in there either.

A girl in a pink and white gen-z outfit holding up the sustainable viv winged pad. The background is yellow.


Viv Pads & Liners are made of bamboo fiber, which is a more absorbent and more sustainable fiber than cotton. Viv Pads absorb 4x more than traditional pads, and they're unbelievably soft. Traditional pads are filled with plastic and can take up to 800 years to break down in landfills. Viv Pads break down in just 150 days (that's how you know the ingredients are truly natural!!). And the wrapper? It's actually made out of compostable corn starch.

Viv Menstrual Cup | Easy to insert & Flexible | Ring Stem for Easy Removal of the Cup| Dark Color to Prevent Staining.


If you're looking to get away from disposable period products altogether (I don't blame you, the study was pretty terrifying), the Viv Menstrual Cup is the best menstrual cup for beginners. It's designed with a ring stem at the bottom to make removal so much easier than a stick stem. We created the Viv Cup Starter Kit to help you learn how to use a cup - even if you're scared or intimidated by them!! You can leave the cup in for 12 hours at a time, and reuse the same cup for years. That's a ton of money saved, a huge sustainable impact, and you don't have to worry about any toxin exposure (it's made of 100% medical-grade silicone).

It’s pretty ridiculous that we have to worry about the safety of period products. We need to use period products every month; there’s no way to get around that. It’s extremely predatory of brands to not make health & safety their #1 priority. 

Here at Viv, it is.

Our hope in the aftermath of this study is that more regulations will be put in place to protect menstruators and set higher standards for period care brands. Vote with your dollars by shopping brands like Viv that innovate & prioritize safety. We're in this together, and we will continue to push to make products like Viv more accessible❤️

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