Going beyond Your Usual Feminine Hygiene

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Going beyond Your Usual Feminine Hygiene


MANILA, philippines -- First there were facial moisturizers. And then there were moisturizers for the body. Heck, thre's even moiturizers for the soles of your feet! How about feminine moisturizers? Well it's about time, isn't it?

From one of the leading distributors of pharmaceutical and healthcare products in the Philippines, New Marketlink Pharmaceutical Corporation brings to the local shores Replens and RepHresh vaginal products that moisturize the internal genitalia and helps women experiencing vaginal dryness maintain a healthy pH level.

"Hygiene for women doesn't end with daily bathing. This is why laboratories worldwide keep introducing new feminine products every year, which makes it difficult for women to choose which product should be part of their everyday hygiene and which should be left in grocery shelves," says product manager Jeffrey Santos.

He adds: "Women should make sure that they only use a product designed to treat and relieve their age's specific needs. So whether they're already experiencing menopause or they've just started practicing feminine hygiene, this feminine moisturizer can be their new hygiene companion."

Vagina Monologues

During the product launch, cosmetic gynecologist and medical director Dr. Bernabe Marinduque discussed two common feminine care problems of Filipino women there are Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and Vaginal Atrophy (VA).

"BV is fast afflicting women everywhere, at any age or lifestyle. Normally, it happens whenever the vagina undergoes a radial pH level change that the vagina becomes a very rich environment for bacterial growth," says Dr. Marinduque.

In the country, many women who are suffering from BV often resort to the use of strong antibiotics that promises to get rid of the disturbing and embarassing condition. There is currently none in the market that can prevent it. Other women resort to scented sanitary napkins to mask feminine odor which is one of the symptoms of BV.

"However, these scented sanitary napkins usually bring more harm than good. …

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