The atrophy that occurs through menopause can lead to discomfort of the vulva and other genital tissues. Decreased hydration and reduced collagen can both play a part, with sensitivity, itching, or burning as a result.
EpiGyn Intimate Calming Cream is formulated with a proprietary complex of fatty acids and lipids that help to activate preoxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) in the epidermis. The result is minimized inflammation in sensitive and stressed genital skin.
EpiGyn forms a non-greasy film on the skin's surface to help reduce friction; it also minimizes trans-epidermal water loss to improve moisturization. Calming emollients comfort stressed skin.
Consider this product if you have discomfort during perimenopause or after menopause; if you're undergoing treatement for breast cancer, Vulvodynia, Lichen Sclerosis, Lichen Planus, or other vulvar disorders; while taking oral contraceptives; or after vulvovaginal procedures including laser therapy or surgery. Note that if your discomfort is caused by an infection (which may be indicated by vaginal odor or discharge or painful urination), this product will not address the infection itself; see your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment.
We know from the popularity of Neogyn, which was discontinued, that a product like this one is important to many women.
Things we like
Water (aqua), octyldodecanol, borage officinalis (borage) seed oil, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, isodecyl oleate, stearic acid, propanediol, dimethicone, ceteareth-20, tocopheryl acetate, centearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, capriylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, carbomer, cetyl palmitate, phenoxyethanol, sodium hydroxide.
With clean fingertips, apply to external genital tissues twice or up to four times daily as needed or as recommended by your health care provider. Follow instructions and cautions included with product.
Emerita Personal Feminine Moisturizer contains vitamin E, aloe vera gel, chamomile, and calendula to heal tissues that can be disrupted by vaginal dryness. The all-natural ingredients are in a water-based solution that is completely washable, unscented, flavorless, and non-staining. Available in 2-oz and 4-oz bottles. Choose the "with syringe applicator" option if you'd like that convenience for use (note the applicator is not pre-filled).
Women addressing vaginal dryness who prefer natural products. Rated 82 by SkinSAFE; contains parabens, preservative, and fragrance.
Our medical advisory team recommends it for its effectiveness in restoring moisture in a soothing formula.
All natural ingredients
No mineral oil, petroleum, or animal ingredients
No animal testing
Formulated by women for women
Water (purified), glycerin, pentylene glycol, hydroxyethyl cellulose, sorbitol, xylitol, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), retinyl palmitate, calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) extract, panax ginseng root extract, allantoin, squalane, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, disodium EDTA, citric acid
Apply to vaginal area as needed—even daily.
AH! YES VM is specially formulated to release moisture as it's needed over several days, a property scientifically described as "iso-osmotic." It's identical in water concentration to vaginal tissues, formulated to release water more slowly to provide moisture over several days. AH! YES VM will soothe and calm irritation, itching, and burning with regular use. It's pH balanced and contains no fragrances or coloring and has no taste or residue. Pre-filled single-use applicators enable discreet and hygienic delivery of the right amount of gel to the inside of the vagina.
Choose AH! YES VM vaginal moisturizing gel if you have problems with vaginal dryness. It's especially good if you prefer to use natural organic products, perhaps because of skin sensitivities or allergies.
We like the AH! YES emphasis on "purity, performance, and pleasure," and their statement that "AH! YES has the power to change the world from the inside." We think sexually healthy women have that power, too.
Aqua (water), linum usitatissimum (flax) seed extract*, aloe babadensis leaf juice powder (aloe vera)*, ceratonia siliqua (locust bean gum)*, cyamopsis tetragonolobus (guar gum)* sodium chloride, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, citric acid, phenoxyethanol. *Organically grown ingredients, certified by The Soil Association, UK
Follow package directions for safe and effective use.
Tested by both dermatologists and gynecologists, Oasis is paraben-, hormone- and fragrance-free, and pH-balanced for the vaginal environment. One 10-ml airless pump provides 30 applications; regular use increases comfort and improves tissue health.
Any woman with vaginal dryness, which is common with the hormonal changes of perimenopause and menopause.
We like PrevaLeaf's mission to help women stay in control and well, and their focus on all-natural ingredients.
Oasis is water-based, is properly pH balanced for the vagina, and is hormone-, paraben-, and fragrance-free.
Water, emulsifying wax NF (naturally derived coconut, palm, and corn), ethylhexyl stearate (naturally derived vegetable-palm), cyclomethicone, sorbitol (naturally derived), lactobacillus ferment (naturally derived), vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract (naturally derived), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), sodium benzoate (naturally derived), aloe barbadensis leaf juice (natural, freeze-drying process), lactic acid (naturally derived), disodium EDTA
Wash hands and apply a fingertip-sized amount (two pumps) of PrevaLeaf™ Oasis as needed.
This personal wash is formulated to match a healthy vaginal acidity and salinity for a healthy vaginal environment. When in balance, vaginal flora protect from discomfort and infection. Made of soothing botanical extracts, it's free of harsh soaps and chemicals, 100-percent vegan and petroleum- and paraben-free.
Women concerned about pH balance and vaginal health.
We like Good Clean Love's approach to product development, focusing on natural ingredients and healthy body chemistry.
Apply generously and lather genital tissues. Rinse well. If irritation occurs, discontinue use and seek medical advice.
Water, sodium cocoamphoacetate, glycerin, lauryl glucoside, sodium cocoyl, glutamate, sodium lauryl glucoside, carobxylate, cocamidopropyl hydtroxysultaine, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, lactic acid, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, mahonia, aquifolium (Oregon grape) root extract, hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal) extract, allium sativum (garlic) bulb extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender oil), potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate