While we shower the utmost care on our face and body, have we

neglected the most delicate areas?

The Heaven-Born Balance

Naturally Acidic

The normal pH level of the intimate area is naturally acidic, fluctuating between 3.8 and 4.5. The natural acidic environment is specially created by our body to destroy harmful microbes and to provide a natural defence against irritation, itching or infection.

The Defensive Equilibrium

Healthy vaginal epithelium is naturally colonised by various vaginal flora, of which 80% are the Lactobacilli. Lactobacilli help facilitate the glycogen metabolism to produce Lactic Acid that accounts for the natural vaginal acidity.

This resulting acidic environment acts antagonistically against other harmful microorganisms and is ideal for the growth of Lactobacilli, allowing them to continue with the production of Lactic Acid.

Working in this cycle, a natural defensive equilibrium is achieved.

Disturbances to the Equilibrium

Any interference to the fragile natural balance, causing the pH alteration in the intimate area, could lead to different feminine discomforts and infections.

External Triggers

The usual soap or shower gel may be too harsh to the acidic balance due to their higher pH. This may turn on the green light to pathogenic bacteria.

In some cases, infrequent changing of tampons or pantyliners can also provoke irritation or growth of dangerous microbes.

The wearing of synthetic or tight clothing, suffocating the skin, may also result in unpleasant symptoms.

Life Cycle

There are certain times in every woman's life when hormonal changes can incur unbalanced and uncomfortable feelings, such as during puberty, menstruation, after sex, during pregnancy and menopause. These changes in the life cycle can upset the equilibrium not only of the intimate area, but also of the whole body.

Feminine Health Concerns

Do you know that 1 in 5 women is troubled by Vaginitis?

Vaginitis is a vaginal inflammation characterised by persistent irritation "down under". It is a common gynaecological condition that plagues many women regardless of their age yet still confuses most of those affected.

An imbalance in the vagina can leave one susceptible to different feminine problems ranging from non-infectious vaginitis to more serious vaginal infections:

Non-Infectious Vaginitis
  • Vaginal irritation in the absence of infection
Symptoms Possible Causes
  • mild to moderate itching
  • irritation, burning sensations
  • wearing tight, poorly ventilated clothing
  • allergic reactions to, or irritation from vaginal sprays, douches, spermicides
  • sensitivity to soaps, detergents, fabric softeners
  • excess perspiration
  • vaginal dryness (often during menopause)
  • sexual activity
  • menstrual hormonal changes
  • dermatological problems (eczema, psoriasis)

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
  • The most common type of vaginal infection in women of reproductive age
  • Caused by the overgrowth of certain species of normal vaginal bacteria (usually Gardnerella vaginalis, or others like Mobiluncus, Bacteroides, and Mycoplasma)
Symptoms Possible Causes
  • itching
  • abnormal milky, thin discharge, or heavy, grey discharge
  • unpleasant fishy odour (may become more noticeable during intercourse)
  • douching
  • vaginal pH changes
  • sexual activity
  • hormonal changes

Yeast Infection
  • The second most common type of vaginal infection
  • Caused by the overgrowth of the fungus known as Candida albicans, which normally live in the vagina in small numbers
  • 75% of women will experience at least one symptomatic yeast infection during their lifetime
Symptoms Possible Causes
  • mild to severe itching, redness
  • intense irritation, burning sensations
  • thick, white, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge (watery and usually odorless)
  • use of antibiotics or contraceptives
  • frequent douching
  • pregnancy hormonal changes
  • diabetes

  • A sexually transmitted disease
  • Caused by unicellular parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis, which passes between partners during sexual intercourse
Symptoms Possible Causes
  • itching, redness
  • burning sensations (during urination)
  • frothy, often musty-smelling, greenish-yellow vaginal discharge
  • lower abdominal discomfort
  • pain during intercourse
  • parasitic organism transmitted through sexual contact