This is a review of Lactacyd Perineal Wash with Lactic Acid and Lactoserum. This particular packing is available in India. The packing varies in other countries.
The bottle comes laminated and the mouth is further sealed with a thick tape that says 'Peel Off'.
Quantity: 100 ml (other size variation available)
Price: INR 113.50
Shelf Life: 24 Months
Lactacyd Feminine Wash is a medicated wash and is usually prescribed by gynaecologists to treat vaginal infections along with other medication. I bought from a drug store/pharmacy on my own, to maintain feminine hygiene and to avoid infections.
It is a pearl white liquid (looks like shampoo) with mild pleasant fragrance.
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION AND INGREDIENTS:
I have added detailed information on the ingredients later in the post. Those who don't want the details can skip that part.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH LACTACYD FEMININE WASH:
I have used 3 bottles in the past and recently got my 4th one. But I have never used it continuously one bottle after another.
I have used feminine washes from Avon and Vagisil in the past and Lactacyd is much milder than them. The Avon Feminine Wash felt quite acidic and Vagisil irritated my skin for some time. Even the ingredient list of Lactacyd is much milder than Vagisil Feminine Wash. Except for Phenoxyethanol and Bronidox L, I did not find any other possible irritants in this product.
- You need a very very small amount and it foams up well giving you a squeaky clean feeling.
- Rinses out easily as compared to other feminine washes
- I prefer using on alternate days.
- Especially helpful in maintaining hygiene during periods.
- Does not burn on the skin
- Does not cause irritation
DO NOT USE LACTACYD FOR DOUCHING:
Lactacyd feminine wash is for external use only. Do not use this or any vaginal wash to clean deep inside the vagina forcing the liquid inside the body (Douching).
OTHER LACTACYD VARIATIONS:
Lactacyd is also available in numerous other variations in different countries. Some variations are Lactacyd pH3.5, Lactacyd Lasting Freshness, Lactacyd Nourish, Lactacyd Fresh Radiance, Lactacyd Teenage Vaginal Wash etc. There are also Lactacyd Feminine Wipes available in some countries.
Lactacyd has launched two new variations in Singapore, Malaysia and some other countries a few months ago.
- Lactacyd White Intimate Whitening Daily Feminine Wash
- Lactacyd Revitalize Youth Reviving Daily Feminine Wash
None of these are available is India yet.
DETAILED ANALYSIS OF LACTACYD PERINEAL WASH INGREDIENTS:
Zetesol MGS : Blend of Magnesium Laureth Sulfate and Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate Offers rich and creamy foam. Protects from low temperatures. Possesses very good skin and eye compatibility. Used in shampoos, foam baths, shower gelsHigh foaming surfactant for all types of body cleansing formulations, developing a very creamy foam.
Tegobetain HS = Cocamidopropyl Betaine (and) Glyceryl Laurate. It is a high purity grade amphoteric surfactant which has a low viscosity making it easily pumpable. It gives good foaming properties with a very mild skin feel and gives some mild *refatting properties. It is particularly useful in mild formulations such as baby cleansing formulations and intimate hygiene solutions.
*Refatting means something that replenishes the lipids of the hair or of the top layers of the skin.
Euperlan PK810: Blend of Glycol Distearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide-MEA and Laureth-10. Used as a bath opacifying pearlescent agent (that gives pearl shine) for shampoos, foam baths, washing lotions, and other surfactants.
Lactoserum: The watery part of milk that separates from the curds, as in the process of making cheese.
Cetiol HE = PEG-7-Glyceryl Cocoate. It is highly soluble in water, has excellent cleansing effect and is also a reffating agent.
Phenoxyethanol: It is a preservative and is being widely used today as an alternative to parabens. So it is hard to avoid as it is present in most products. It is allowed up to 1% concentration in certain countries as it can be a potential skin irritant and can also cause neurotoxicity even at low concentrations.
Antil 141: It is used as a thickening agent in surfactancts. Has good dermatological compatibility.
Lindum TE 5482: I have no idea what it is as I could not find a single source of information on this on the internet.
Bronidox L = Bronidox L. is a solution of 5-bromo-nitro-1,3-dioxan in 1,2 propylene glycol. Just like Phenoxyethanol, it is also a preservative and acts as antimicrobial/ anti-bacterial agent. It is corrosive to metals so it may react with any metal rings you may be wearing.