What is pH, and why does it matter?
The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14 based on how acidic or alkaline something is – anything below 7 is acidic, while a number above 7 is alkaline (or basic). A healthy external vaginal area, or vulva, has an acidic pH. The acidic nature is important to your body’s natural defense and maintaining a good environment for a healthy external vaginal area. That’s why it’s so important to use products formulated to complement the natural pH range of your external vaginal area.
Do I really need special products for my vulva?
Products formulated for your entire body can throw off the external vaginal pH balance and may cause discomfort or even irritation. All Vagisil products are designed especially for vulvar use – pH balanced, safe and effective for sensitive intimate skin, and tested by gynaecologists and dermatologists.
Are your products tested on animals?
None of the Vagisil cosmetic products have been tested on animals.
What are the different types of intimate odour?
We all have our unique scent. It's natural. But there are factors that can create external odours that you may find unpleasant. The vulva has sweat glands just like the armpit, and sweat bacteria leads to odour. Bodily fluids including menstrual blood, urine, and semen also create external odour. Noticable odour may be a sign of a pH imbalance. Internal vaginal infections such as BV produce a noticable fishy odour which should be discussed with your doctor. If an odour is particularly strong or lasts for several days even with regular hygeine, speak with your doctor about it.
Is it OK to use intimate care products that contain fragrance?
Many gynaecologists still do not recommend fragrance-containing products. They may be unaware of our new skin-friendly scents that are formulated with hypoallergenic scent ingredients and are gentle enough for intimate skin. Our products are gynaecologist-tested, so whether you enjoy a scent experience or prefer a product with no added fragrance like our 0% Wash, there's a Vagisil® product that's just right for you.
Why should I use an intimate wash?
We all use many products specifically formulated for a specific area of the body -- toothpaste to clean teeth, shampoo to clean hair. Vagisil washes are no exception. They are designed especially for vulvar use – pH balanced to vulvar skin, safe and effective for sensitive intimate skin, and tested by gynaecologists and dermatologists.
What is the difference between Vagisil® washes and typical cleansers?
Vagisil® washes are specially formulated for the vulva and are pH balanced to intimate skin. Soaps have a pH much higher than intimate skin, and even typical washes and cleansing bars are typically formulated at a pH higher than the intimate area.
Isn't the vagina a self-cleaning oven?
While the vagina (internal) is self-cleaning, the vulva (the external vaginal area) is not. Gentle cleansing of the vulva with a pH-balanced wash like Vagisil is important for removing common materials like vaginal discharge, urine, and feces that can accumulate daily and cause odour and irritation. These materials are not readily removed with water alone, and vulvar skin benefits from gentle cleansing with a pH-balanced wash
Can I use Vagisil® washes on my entire body?
Absolutely. They are great to use in the external intimate area and all over since they are formulated at an acidic pH just like skin.
Why do I have vaginal itching?
All sorts of things can cause itch. Everyday things like detergents, pads and liners, pubic area hair removal, friction, sweat, tight clothing, and hormonal changes can cause itching. Intense itching is often a symptom of a yeast infection or other common vulvovaginal infections such as Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) or Trichomoniasis. If you think an infection may be causing itching, speak with your healthcare professional for proper treatment of the underlying infection. Vagisil® creams and wipes can help stop the itching instantly, so you feel relief as you get treatment for the infection.
Will Vagisil® Anti-Itch Cremes cure a yeast infection?
No, Vagisil® Creams will not cure yeast infections, but the Medicated Cream with Benzocaine will relieve external itch that is associated with a yeast infection.
Is it safe to use Vagisil® Anti-Itch Creme while pregnant?
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding we recommend that you not start using Vagisil® cream without first consulting with your doctor.
Are Vagisil® wipes flushable?
No. Please do not flush wipes. Please follow disposal directions on package.
Is Vagisil® Odor Block® Powder safe to use?
Yes. Vagisil® Odor Block® Powder is made with natural corn starch and is 100% talc free. It's specially formulated for the vulvar area and is gynecologist-tested. With our Odor Block® technology, it's also great for underarms, under breasts, skin folds, between thighs – anywhere want to feel fresh and comfortable.
Why would I use a vulvar powder?
Vagisil® Ultra Fresh powder is made with corn starch that absorbs moisture and odour to keep your intimate area fresh and comfortable. Its smooth, silky feel also protects from irritation due to chafing.
What causes vaginal dryness?
Vaginal dryness affects women of all ages and has many contributing factors, including stress, hormonal fluctuations and certain medications. Vaginal dryness can be the most bothersome during intimacy and what starts as a dryness problem can often become a relationship problem. Vagisil® ProHydrate® Internal & External Hydrating Gels were created to relieve vaginal dryness so you can enjoy your intimate life in any moment.
What makes Vagisil® ProHydrate® Long-Lasting Moisturizing Lubricant unique?
Vagisil® ProHydrate® Internal & External Hydrating Gels are the only intimate Moisturisers with ProHydrate Complex, a special blend of Moisturisers including Hyaluronic Acid, which feels like your own natural moisture.
Is Vagisil® ProHydrate® Long-Lasting Moisturizing Lubricant compatible with condoms?
Vagisil® ProHydrate® Long-Lasting Moisturizing Lubricant is compatible with natural rubber latex, and polyisoprene condoms. Not compatible with condoms made with polyurethane.