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.
What are the different types of intimate odor?
We all have our unique scent. It's natural. But there are factors that can create external odors that you may find unpleasant. The vulva has sweat glands just like the armpit, and sweat bacteria leads to odor. Bodily fluids including menstrual blood, urine, and semen also create external odor. Noticeable odor may be a sign of a pH imbalance. Internal vaginal infections such as BV produce a strong fishy odor which should be discussed with your doctor. If an odor is particularly strong or lasts for several days even with regular hygiene, speak with your doctor about it.
Why should I use an intimate wash?
We all use many products specially 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 gynecologists and dermatologists.
Will Vagisil® Anti-Itch Cremes cure a yeast infection?
No, Vagisil® Anti-Itch Cremes will not cure yeast infections. They are designed to instantly relieve the external burning and itching that is associated with a yeast infection. For yeast infection treatment, try Vagistat® 1, Vagistat® 3 or Vagistat® 7.
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® Odor Block® Powder, made with corn starch, absorbs moisture and odor to keep your intimate area fresh and comfortable. It contains Odor Block® Technology for up to 24 hour odor protection. Its smooth, silky feel also helps prevent chafing wherever you need it — between the thighs, under breasts and underarms. It's gentle enough for intimate skin and all-over.
When should I use a Dry Wash® spray?
You can use Vagisil® Dry Wash® Sprays whenever you need a little boost of freshness. Say you squeezed in a yoga class at lunch, or have a date right after work, or sweat through your commute... They’re great in between showers and on-the-go.
Can Dry Wash® spray be used on underwear or pads?
Yes! Vagisil® Dry Wash® sprays can be sprayed on directly on your external vulvar area, as well as on your everyday underwear, pads, liners, period underwear or bladder leaks underwear. Use anytime you want a burst of Scentisitive Scents® or Healthy Detox freshness, or a boost Odor Block® protection.
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 if sex becomes painful. Vagisil® ProHydrate® Long-Lasting Moisturizing Lubricant was created to relieve vaginal dryness, so you can enjoy a pain-free, healthy sex life.
What makes Vagisil® ProHydrate® Long-Lasting Moisturizing Lubricant unique?
Vagisil® ProHydrate® Long-Lasting Moisturizing Lubricant is the only intimate moisturizer with ProHydrate® complex, a special blend of moisturizers including Hyaluronic Acid — one of the body's natural moisturizing factors — so it 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.