The conversation around women’s health, particularly vaginal or intimate care, is oftentimes punctuated by a long, awkward, silent pauses. Throughout the generations, societal conditioning and stigma have kept women from openly discussing issues and concerns that have to do with their health and overall wellness. This holds especially true when it comes to sexual health, monthly cycles, PMS, menopause, urinary track infection. Proliferation of forward thinking brands that amplify female voices, however, have somewhat helped diminish the shame and embarrassment surrounding important women’s health issues.
Nipping Symptoms of Aging And Hormonal Imbalance At The Bud
JLOPEZ M.D MEDICAL GROUP in Manila supports women at any stage of their lives through customized treatments. The medspa, concierge, integrative, and regenerative medical center takes on a holistic approach to wellness that aims to address the underlying causes of women’s aging. The medspa, concierge, integrative and regenerative medicine center combines various modalities to optimize women’s wellness.
The Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) at J.LOPEZ M.D comes highly recommended for women undergoing hormonal imbalance. This personalized program utilizes natural, plant-based hormones that are molecularly identical to those of humans. BHRT essentially brings the mind and body back to its state of balance, especially during the teenage years, peri menopause, and menopause.
Put A Stop To Bladder and Period Leaks
In as much as they are everyday realities of being a woman, bladder and period leaks are also often “unmentionable.” Seldom are these concerns being tackled even in the tightest or most intimate of circles. Fortunately, MODIBODI CEO and Founder Kristy Chong sought out to put an end to the shame and stigma of having to deal with period, bladder or even sweat leaks. She designed and developed a patented Modifier Technology leak-proof undies and swimwear.
These reusable undergarments allow women–and men–to go about their days confidently and sustainably. They were designed to keep blood, urine or sweat from staining an otherwise beautiful day or good night’s sleep. Apart from comfort and convenience, MODIBODI pieces also address growing environmental concerns over unavoidable use of sanitary pads or tampons. The brand has also expanded its period positive message through a recent collaboration with PUMA. The first pairing of its kind in the active and intimate wear categories, MODIBODI X PUMA empowers women to stay strong and active without having to worry about leaks and waste from continued use of period products.
Take Away The Shame In Female Incontinence
Incontinence is a women’s health issue that has been left hidden in the shadows for far too long. It has left many feeling ashamed and alienated. Launched in January of this year, luxury femme care brand HAZEL sought out to create product that boost confidence of women at every age.
Its hero product, the High and Dry Brief, merges the convenience of a disposable adult diaper with the sleek, sexy style of luxury lingerie. Apart from the slim and seamless disposal briefs, HAZEL has developed the Anti-Stick Stick. It is formulated to ease chafing, rashes and other skin irritations caused by leaks and sweat. Clean Slate Wipes complete the HAZEL luxe experience, as it allows for women to hit the refresh button every time, especially while on-the-go.
Life Begins At Menopause
Aging gracefully is a term easily tossed around in the spheres of beauty, skincare, and wellness. Yet ironically, women are hard pressed for accessible, expert healthcare specializing in menopause. ALLOY, a new tele-health platform founded by former Marie Claire Editor-In-Chief Anne Fulenwider and Seed + Mill Specialty Foods Founder Monica Molenaar is changing the narrative for women journeying through menopause.
The company aims to bring women undergoing menopause trusted, evidence-based solutions and expertise. How it works is pretty straight-forward, and ensures complete convenience from within the comforts of home. Prescriptions by ALLOY doctors are sent straight to clients’ doors following a quick test and selection of products. Menopause trained physicians are available for online consults through ALLOY.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy For Improved Sexual Health
Health issues relating to maternity, menopause of sexual health are widely misdiagnosed and mistreated. Even worse, they are often met with careless prognosis that often goes: “That’s just the way it is.” ORIGIN is creating its own category and setting a new standard for women’s sexual and vaginal care that aims to address conditions like: painful sex, separated abs, delayed endometriosis recovery, incontinence, and more.
Co-founded by Carine Carmy, ORIGIN specializes in pelvic floor physical therapy. PT programs are designed and calibrated to help women with sexual health concerns, pregnancy, postpartum and menopause. The company, which has grown exponentially over the last few years, is revolutionizing pelvic health by making therapies and sessions more accessible to women at any phase in life.
Urinary Tract Infections are uncomfortable and painful. Add to that stigma and shame that accompanies most vaginal care concerns, and you have a health situation in bad need of a champion. CHEEKY BONSAI encourages a more straightforward yet fun approach to tackling women’s health. The team writes, “We believe everyday vaginal health should be normalized. With the help of medical experts, we set out to create products that can sit on the bathroom counters and start open conversations.”
The company’s current range of products highlights innovative UTI solutions informed by science and holistic self-care. These include a UTI Drink Mix to support urinary tract health. UTI test strips take out the guesswork once early symptoms of the infection manifest. Cheeky Bonsai’s Pain Relief Fast Acting Tablets eases pains, burning sensations, and overall discomfort.
Make Intimate Care More Fun And Fearless
For most of us, everyday intimate care products are just about as exciting as buying a carton of milk. You head to the Feminine Care aisle, and fill your cart with the requisite Feminine Wash, Sanitary Pads, and Wax Strips. In truth, there is more to caring for vaginas and vulva than your usual grocery or pharmacy fare. UK-based Intimate Care brands, WOOWOO offers a complete range of all-natural “care down there” products that empower and enhance the life journey of women.
The brand aims to shed positive light on female sexuality and “create a world where you can proudly love, groom, and talk about your vagina.” Well loved products from WOOWOO include the Chamomile Cleanse! pH-Balanced Body Wash, which is a heaven sent for sensitive areas of the body. It also doubles as a bath and shaving gel. Products like Slide It! Water Based Pleasure Lube and its curated line of wax strips also reinforced the brand’s philosophy that: When you value your vagina, you in turn approach sex with high standards of health, pleasure, and hygiene.
Menstrual Cramp Relief Without The Pills
Traditionally, women are advised to take anti-inflammatory medication to ease menstrual cramps. Personally, I’ve always preferred to power through the pain instead of putting my organs through another dose of ibuprofen or naproxen. Heat pads are soothing but leave much to be desired as far as long term relief is concerned. JOVI Patches work as brilliantly as the next NASA innovation.
They follow a process called neuro capacitive coupling. This essentially reroutes the electrical and chemical signals from parts of the body that tell your brain you are in pain or feeling discomfort. Nanocapacitors are sealed inside each patch so that once placed over areas of discomfort, pain signals are intercepted. JOVI Patches is also helpful in alleviating back pains and headaches. Since getting my very own JOVI, I’ve never left the house without it either on me or in my bag.
CBD is a well known miracle worker when it comes to pain relief including monthly menstrual cramps. Founded with cycle support as its core mission, ENUF. PERIOD elevates menstrual care through products like The Ritual Cycle Support Balm. This soothing topical is formulated with 1,200 mg of full-spectrum whole plant CBD. That’s 12 times more than what more CBD body care products contain. It is blended with calming, feel-good ingredients like lavender, cedar wood, peppermint and patchouli.
The World’s First At-Home Vaginal Health Test
An imbalance in the vaginal microbiome may cause bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection and recurrent UTI. New research has also unveiled “groundbreaking links between the vaginal microbiome and infertility, STI’s, preterm birth, gynecologic cancers, to name a few. And early detection and diagnosis can spell all the difference for long-term health.
EVVY uses metagenomic sequencing which brings insight to your unique microbiome and its composition. This in turn helps shed light on how the microbiome in the vagina affects overall health. More importantly, this groundbreaking diagnostic helps women to understand, love and care for their bodies better.