Ingredient Striptease Unmasking the Truth About Intimate Skincare
Feminine care can be tricky because people in general do not like to talk about this subject. Let’s face it, vulvar and vaginal health is a sensitive matter, and with so many intimate hygiene products on the market, and such a lack of information, it can make your head spin trying to pick an authentic feminine wash from a brand with integrity.
But no worries, we are here to uncover the truth about these feminine products and give you the skinny about what’s good and what’s not so good.
Let’s dive in:
First, vulvas and vaginas have both a delicate pH balance and are very sensitive to harsh ingredients like preservatives, sulfates, parabens, and oxides.
But remember, vulva and vagina are not the same thing. the vagina is internal, you cannot see it, and it is self-cleaning.
You really do not have to do much work on it, other than protect it from infections and disease, and maintain it healthy. The vulva, on the other hand, is external, and it can and should be cleaned regularly with proper care and adequate products.
Since you are reading this blog, you are obviously a conscious person who cares what goes into her body. Finding quality and safe intimate health products leads many women down the path of searching for all organic products with gentle and safe ingredients.
Vaginesse® understands these concerns and stays committed to products with integrity and transparency in all our ingredients.
Risky ingredients in other brands in the market.
In a world where companies often put money over the integrity of their products, we strive to remain authentic and transparent about what we put in all our Vaginesse® products.
Other brands strive to increase the shelf life of their products through the addition of preservatives like Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, and Propylene Glycol.
These ingredients are not organic and can cause irritation down there which is the last thing any lady wants out of their intimate hygiene products.
Vaginesse® products have a shelf-life, and we are okay with that. We don’t mind making smaller batches, rotating our products faster, or anything we need to do to prioritize the safety and integrity of our products and the quality of ingredients we use to make them.
We partnered with expert formulators and tried different options until we found the perfect combination of ingredients to make our products the best in the market. From our Vaginesse® Cleanser , to our favorite Moisturizer, and The Vaginesse® Towelettes ,we are really proud of our products.
We have put in a lot of time, effort, and love into our products because we know women care deeply about what they put in their feminine areas, and we are honored to provide a safe and organic formula without harmful preservatives or questionable ingredients.
The Importance Of Coming Clean About Ingredients
The preference for clean and natural ingredients is completely understandable when it comes to our intimate feminine health. Artificial preservatives and other chemicals found in many other brands can cause issues for our intimate health.
Here is why it is so important to avoid these harmful ingredients.
If parabens are bad enough on your regular skin, you can imagine how much harm they can cause on your lady parts, They cause skin irritation, especially in these ultra-sensitive intimate areas. These ingredients are common in big brand intimate cleansers so watch out and check their ingredients.
Preservatives are also very rough on sensitive areas and may cause allergic rashes. Some preservatives also act as endocrine disruptors and cause hormonal imbalances with prolonged use. Some companies as they grow, add preservatives to extend the life of their products at the expense of their customers.
Sulfates are compounds that act as detergents. They are responsible for the lathering qualities of many soaps, and on the surface, they may seem good or harmless. But sulfates are very rough on the skin and cause irritation, and this is especially on the sensitive vulva skin.
Hormones, and Toxins and Dyes… Oh, My!!!
Some leading brands include all kinds of questionable ingredients. Some even contain octoxynol-9, a contraceptive drug that effectively kills sperm and contains chemicals linked to cancer.
There is also a heightened risk of vaginal or urinary tract infections (UTIs) because these harsh ingredients alter the pH balance of these delicate areas. So, don’t go for the name. Always check the ingredients.
What Sets Vaginesse® Apart?
If you look at the ingredient list on Vaginesse’s Intimate Wash, you’ll be delighted to see the short list of recognizable and natural ingredients.
The difference is that Vaginesse® uses the following ingredients for our gentle and safe feminine wash:
- Coconut Extracts.
- Lauryl Glucoside - Mild, non-ionic surfactant /foam derived from natural renewable sources.
- Cocamidopropyl Betaine -Natural bio-degradable lather derived from the coconut Cocamide Mea - Natural surfactant, considered to be so mild. It can reduce the potential for skin and eye irritation in products where it is used. This is why it's often found in products designed for sensitive skin.;
- Guar Gum - Water-soluble polysaccharide derived from the seeds of the guar plant, It is often used in gluten-free and vegan recipes).
- Aloe Vera – Aloe vera gel, extracted from the inner portion of the leaves, has been used for centuries for its medicinal and cosmetic properties. It is known for its soothing and moisturizing effects on the skin.
- Vitamin E.
OPA Life (Organic Plant Acids)
Other brands will portray themselves as organic and natural but pack their products with harmful ingredients. These ingredients include
- Ethylhexylglycerin – synthetic preservative used to extend the life of cosmetic products.
- Citric Acid – Acts as a preservative by lowering the pH of products.
- Propylene Glycol / Propanediol, – Synthetic organic compounds that belongs to the alcohol chemical class.
- Sodium Chloride / Sodium Benzoate Are used as preservatives in various cosmetic and personal care items, including shampoos, lotions, and creams.
From our perspective, we find less is more to be the best approach to feminine products.
We cannot stress this enough. Maintaining the pH balance of our sensitive vulvas and vaginas requires gentle and natural products to keep them healthy and fresh.
Vaginesse® is committed to providing high-quality and gentle intimate health products you can trust with your most sensitive areas.