Writing this review really makes me happy because this is one product that I have used bottles and bottles of (I have used at least 50 bottles till date starting from their old flat bottle model to their new international look model) and have never had even one thing to complain about. Why do I love this so much? Read on 🙂
Claim: Unlike ordinary liquid soap, that may destroy the natural acidic protective layer of your intimate skin, Lactacyd carries a pH 5.2, closer to that of a woman’s intimate area. Lactacyd also contains Lactoserum and Lactic Acid, which strengthen the natural protection of the intimate area, so you are free from itching, irritation, infections, dryness and bad odor, and can feel clean, fresh and confident all day long.
Lactic Acid – Also called “milk” acid. This water soluble liquid is also present in the vulva skin and inside the vagina and keeps its natural environment at its perfect balance. Through this, the good and bad bacteria present in the vagina are each kept at their right levels of production, protecting the intimate area from all kinds of infection. Lactic acid is produced by the good bacteria lactobacilli, whose growth is in turn also facilitated by lactic acid.
Lactoserum – Also called Whey or milk plasma, which is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. Has healing & moisturizing properties, prevents from dryness, itching and irritation. Prolongs the effect of lactic acid.
Price: 140 INR
My experience with Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene Wash:
When I was about 20, I had my first bout of vaginal infection. The gynecologist put me on some medicines and asked me to use this perineal wash from then on to prevent vaginal infections and discomfort in future. Since then, like I said before I have used at least 50 bottles of this, getting sad if it isn’t available with my chemist and hopping from one medical shop to another in search for this if there is a shortage in stock. That is how much I am attached to this product.
Their earlier bottle was a flat one and they claim this new bottle is the international look though I feel the other way around :p. It is a shiny plastic sturdy bottle with a simple flip cap that never leaks. The product is a silky white semi runny liquid. A coin sized amount is all that is needed per wash. It smells divine. Almost a mixture of creamy, floral and fresh notes. It lathers very well but not like harsh soaps would do. Lathers just enough to clean your intimate area. It gives a squeaky clean feeling post wash.
Everyday washing with soap can weaken the natural protection of the intimate area because their ph don’t match. This causes killing of the good flora & multiplication of infection-causing flora. And they say that if you still haven’t had any issues using soap and water, you have just been extremely lucky and it’s better to start off now than regret it later.
Though my doctor advised me to use this every time I visit the toilet (in short, every time the vaginal ph is likely to change), that maybe only required during the time you are fighting an infection. During regular days I use it 1-2 times a day. During my periods I use it 2-3 times per day. During travelling, I use it every time I feel I may catch an infection. It is also advised by gynecologists to use this after any sexual activity as there are chances of contamination by dirt, bodily fluids and other factors causing changes in the vaginal ph. This product makes me feel super fresh & clean every time I want to. My infections are down to almost just one in 1-2 years. This is just superb!
Solely out of boredom and wanting a change, I have tried many feminine washes like Bella, Beauty Formulas, Summer’s eve etc. only to come back to this very very soon. Even though I still experiment with other brands out of boredom, I always make sure I have a bottle of Lactacyd on the shelf because I need the comfort of knowing there is someone else(I am addressing this product as a person!) if this new product goes wrong. Also while travelling (when you are very likely to be prone to infections), I don’t carry any other brand. Lactacyd only.
Pros of Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene Wash:
• Keeps the vulvo vaginal parts clean, fresh and healthy
• Smells lovely
• Lathers well
• Contains loads of lactic acid which is naturally present in us and also which helps the good flora to flourish
• Reduces chances of getting a vaginal infection to a humongous extent
Cons of Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene Wash:
Nothing at all!
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Would I Repurchase Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene Wash?
Haha nice question 😛 I am on probably my 51st bottle now 😀
Do I Recommend Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene Wash?
To all ladies, this is a must have. So much so, that you cannot imagine life without this once you start using it. I recommended this to about 6- 7 of my really close friends 3 years ago and they all still swear by this whichever part of the world they are now in.
P.S – Phew. That is one large article!