Intimate Itch Relief Routine (Cleansing Gel and Hydrating Gel)
Our Intimate Itch Relief Routine includes 2 products from our intimate care range which have been specifically designed with women's wellbeing in mind.
It is designed for women's genital area; vulva and perianal region.
Even when you take good care of your genital hygiene, you may experience itching in the genital region on occasion. Persistent uncomfortable sensations may be a result of an underlying problem. Below are 2 possible reasons for genital itchiness;
1 - Infections
We all have heard that vagina is a self-cleaning oven and there is a reason for that. The uterus, cervix and vagina produce vaginal discharge, mainly made up of dead cells and bacteria to clean and lubricate the vagina, and fight off bad microorganisms and infections. Discharge from the vagina is a natural and normal process. However, a change in the colour or amount of discharge accompanied by vaginal discomfort and itching can indicate infections. Such occasions should be examined by a medical practitioner as medical treatment may be needed.
2 - Topical imbalance
Unlike vagina, the vulva (external part of the genital region) needs care just like the skin on any other part of the body. Topical imbalance such as Dryness, irritation, pH and microbiome imbalance can lead to itchiness in the region. However, choosing microbiome friendly products is crucial to avoid further complications.
Vulva microbiome is an ecosystem of microorganisms with a delicate balance between beneficial microorganisms versus disease causing species. The slightest disturbance in vulva condition endangers the population of friendly and useful species. When they are diminished, harmful bacteria have a chance to grow and take their place which can lead to itchiness and discomfort. Feminine genital microbiome is dominated by Lactobacillus bacteria, which secretes Lactic Acid and creates an acidic environment to protect women against opportunistic infections.
Harsh body washes and soaps can change this natural balance and the acidic pH of the vulva. They can also strip natural lipids from the surface of the skin and lead to dryness and itchiness. Some medications and hormonal changes during pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause can also cause dryness in the area. Topical irritants such as fragranced products are amongst other factors that can worsen the condition.
In this routine, Gentle Intimate Cleansing Gel will gently remove sweat, vaginal discharge and pathogens. Mild cleansing agents in this product have minimal impact on the vulva microbiome and natural skin lipids while Lactic Acid and Sodium Lactate will re-adjust the vulva pH to its natural acidic pH to make it an inhabitable environment for the pathogens. It deposits Vegetable derived Biolipids on the skin to compensate for the loss of lipids over time while Aloe Vera Extract and Allantoin offset irritation. Chicory prebiotics in the Prebiotic Intimate Hydrating Gel are bio-selective food supplements which strengthen the protective microbiome of the sensitive genital skin. It also includes Lactic Acid and Sodium Lactate combination for pH adjustment throughout the day. It contains a carefully selected humectant combination as well as natural moisturising factors (NMF) that are naturally present within the skin to act like a water reservoir and release moisture gradually over time for long-lasting comfort.
For an effective itch relief solution, we recommend following the below steps;
- Cleanse intimate skin using the Gentle Intimate Cleansing Gel in the shower.
- Protect the intimate skin by applying Prebiotic Intimate Hydrating Gel to the itchy uncomfortable areas. Re-apply as required throughout the day.
Products in the routine include:
Gentle Intimate Cleansing Gel (75ml)
Prebiotic Intimate Hydrating Gel (75ml)
Gentle Intimate Cleansing Gel
This Gentle Intimate Cleansing Gel is specifically formulated for the sensitive skin of the feminine intimate area. It is the next generation intimate wash which is sulfate, soap and fragrance free. It contains mild cleansing agents instead to avoid striping natural lipids from the surface of the skin. Skin identical Biolipids (vegetable derived) in this formula leave a protective layer after each use to strengthen the skin barrier and alleviate dryness. It also contains soothing Aloe Vera Extract and Allantoin to provide synergistic anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits. The balanced pH combined with Lactic Acid ensures high compatibility with the feminine microbiome making this product gentle enough for daily use.
Prebiotic Intimate Hydrating Gel
This Prebiotic Intimate Hydrating Gel provides instant relief for dry uncomfortable genital skin but more importantly contains a unique combination of powerful humectants that act as a water reservoir and release moisture gradually over time for long-lasting hydration. It contains anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory agents to alleviate irritation and inflammation for continuous comfort. The balanced pH combined with prebiotics encourages the development of a healthy microbiome which assists in reducing odour, redness, and itchiness.