The idea of creating black pads – noxes for special days and sports – did not appear from scratch. The history of women’s care for their own beauty and hygiene dates back more than one millennium, for example, recently, during archaeological excavations in Peru, a whole set of tools and items for caring for the exterior was discovered. And this set is about 2000 years old!
The ancient Egyptians used various cosmetic and hygiene products long before the advent of our era. They dyed their hair and nails, did manicures and pedicures, tinted their face skin and brought their eyes down, smeared their bodies with incense and oils … The well-known Queen Cleopatra even compiled the first makeup guide! The recipes described in it were used not only by ancient beauties but in later times also.
The extra “vegetation” was removed from the face and body of a resident of the Nile by special tweezers and razors, and their “monthly problems” were solved – no, no, not yet with the help of beautiful black pads, but also very elegantly – using papyrus tampons.
Obviously, in ancient times, “in trend” was all natural, including natural pads. The peoples of ancient Asia were aware of the unique properties of bamboo charcoal. It not only imparted a rich black color to cosmetics but also served as a “filler” of hemostatic dressings for various purposes.
By the way, there is an opinion that the first “prototype” of the panty liner was invented by the ancient Romans – if necessary, they attached special cotton bundles to the linen. We believe that it was so, and that is why we called black pads ‘noxes’ in honor of the ancient Roman goddess of the night.
In medieval Europe, just being a beautiful woman has become an extremely dangerous affair and using cosmetics and observing the rules of hygiene is almost impossible. For example, in the middle of the 18th century a law was passed in England against “miracle potions”: according to it, all women using cosmetics and perfumes were punished as sorceresses. It’s scary to imagine what the “champions of morality” would do with the ladies using black pads – noxes! It is good they were not invented then 🙂
During the Renaissance, interest in the physical beauty of women was revived, but the hygiene problem remained unresolved. It was believed that washing the entire body caused irreparable harm to health, sometimes it was enough to slightly moisten the face and hands with water. What can we say about feminine hygiene on special days! Commoners, for example, instead of pads just used the floors of shirts or petticoats, tucking them between their legs. ECO product 🙂
In the XVII-XVIII centuries in Russia women did not wear ordinary underpants, but during menstruation they put on the so-called ‘shameful ports’ – something like tight long trousers made of thick material. The menstrual flow was not absorbed by the black pads, as it is now, but directly by the ports hidden under the huge skirts.
However, the medieval East in matters of feminine hygiene was much more progressive than ascetic Europe – it was here that they came up with the not-so-black, but already disposable pad from a folded paper napkin. Later, Japanese women began to make whole menstrual belts, which were a piece of cloth wrapped around the waist with a strip attached to it, skipped between the legs. A disposable napkin was laid on the strip from the side of the body in the manner of a sanitary towel; the belt itself was reusable. But that was not a nox either…
Together with social progress, the twentieth century brought society a new look at issues of female beauty and hygiene. The usual reusable tissue in sanitary napkins has been replaced by new materials and technologies. But before the birth of black noxes for periods and sports, it was still very, very long – more than a hundred years 🙂
During World War I, French charity sisters who worked in military hospitals noticed that American cellulose cotton wool, cellulicotton, which was supplied for various army needs, perfectly absorb menstrual flow, and began to use it for “personal” purposes. After the war in the United States, a rather large-scale, but carefully “conspiratorial” survey of the target audience was conducted. It turned out that the ladies are rather ignorant in terms of their own physiology and hygiene but are very enthusiastic about the appearance of disposable products for monthlies. So, thanks to the ingenuity of French women and the inspiration of American women, a well-known brand was created, which today offers women around the world a variety of hygiene products, including black ones, pads and tampons.
The emerging marketers acted neatly, but persistently – the educational campaign among teenage girls was gradually gaining momentum, special educational brochures were published and targeted, full-fledged advertising of the pads began to appear on the pages of women’s magazines.
Modern pads have acquired a convenient anatomical shape and increased absorption. There were offered up pads of different types, colors and purposes – “giant” overnight, for heavy bleeding, neat pads of the regular category, almost circle daily, pads for sports, pads with a pattern or textured surface, black pads, scented pads!
“Charm is beauty in motion”
Finally, the era of NOX has come – we have created not just a black pad, but a unique black nox for periods and sports! This is an antibacterial black pad!
To allow a woman to be beautiful any day without being distracted by possible difficulties associated with the manifestations of her nature – is not it a perfect challenge to create the perfect product?
Proven sources of raw materials, innovative materials and advanced technologies, original design solutions, ultramodern sterile production line, experience and high qualification of employees – these are components of the impeccable quality of black pads noxes.
- Black color WITHOUT any dyeing – is the natural color of bamboo charcoal fiber.
- The hypoallergenic top layer is entirely composed of natural non-woven material.
- The natural antibacterial properties of bamboo charcoal prevent the growth and development of harmful microorganisms.
- Unique internal thresholds reliably protect the black nox from leaking.
- Stylish sealed sachets keep the nox clean under any storage conditions.