Intimate Odour Control Routine (Cleansing Gel and Micellar Serum)
Our Intimate Odour Control 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 unusual smells on occasion. The good news is, healthy vaginas are supposed to smell. However strong unpleasant and persistent smells may be a result of an underlying problem. Below are 2 possible reasons for genital malodour;
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, strong or unusual vaginal odour accompanied by vaginal discomfort, itching, or a change in the colour or amount of discharge can indicate infections. Odd smells like fishy, yeasty, ammonia-like or metallic that persist should be examined by a medical practitioner. In such occasions, medical treatment may be needed.
2 - pH and microbiome imbalance
Unlike vagina, the vulva (external part of the genital region) needs cleansing just like the skin on any other part of the body. 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 and odour 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. As long as the vulva microbiome is in balance, it can keep the odour causing bacteria at bay. 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 which can lead to an overgrowth of pathogens which in turn will remove the beneficial species. Some medications and fragranced products as well as hormonal changes during pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause can also affect this ecosystem. Sweat and vaginal discharge can also feed the pathogenic species which will result in malodour.
In this routine, Gentle Intimate Cleansing Gel will gently remove sweat, vaginal discharge and odour causing bacteria. Mild cleansing agents in this product have minimal impact on the vulva microbiome 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 odour causing bacteria. Chicory prebiotics in the Prebiotic Intimate Cleansing Micellar Serum 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.
For an effective odour control solution, we recommend following the below steps;
- Cleanse intimate skin using the Gentle Intimate Cleansing Gel in the shower.
- Freshen up in between showers as required, using Prebiotic Intimate Cleansing Micellar Serum on a cotton pad. No rinse is required.
Products in the routine include:
Gentle Intimate Cleansing Gel (75ml)
Prebiotic Intimate Cleansing Micellar Serum (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 Cleansing Micellar Serum
This Prebiotic Intimate Cleansing Micellar Serum combines micelle technology for effective cleansing with added benefits of prebiotics and anti-irritants to balance intimate microbiome and provide soothing affects for an effective daily care of women's intimate area. No rinse is required after use which makes this product a convenient cleanser for quick freshening up between showers. It can also be used immediately after shower to re-balance intimate microbiome for long lasting comfort. It is sulfate, soap and fragrance free to avoid sensitising side effects that conventional cleansers leave behind. It contains soothing Aloe Vera Extract and Allantoin to provide synergistic anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits. The balanced pH combined with prebiotics and Lactic Acid encourages the development of a healthy microbiome which assists in reducing odour, redness, and itchiness.