Lactacyd’s brand story
We at Lactacyd believe that feminine health requires special attention and care. With more than 60 years of expertise, Lactacyd is the feminine hygiene specialist, with a heritage dedicated to intimate care.
Lactacyd was founded in France in 1950 by scientists who wanted to create an effective product to prevent irritation. While testing for the best components, they discovered the virtues of lactic acid. Lactic acid is produced naturally by the female body as a protection for the intimate zone. The result of their investigation was an intimate wash that offered women the gentleness they sought for their feminine hygiene. The effectiveness and tolerability of this mild cleanser has been proven by numerous tests and confirmed through the use of millions of women around the world.
At Lactacyd, we truly understand the needs of women when it comes to intimate hygiene and provide products for each life stafe, giving you solutions to your specific everyday needs for freshness and comfort.
Questions about Lactacyd
Some frequently asked questions regarding Lactacyd
is a natural ingredient refined from milk. It is used to stabilize and maintain the vulva’s protective environment.
Lactacyd can be used as a liquid soap on the external intimate zone in the shower or bath. Work it into a foam, and then rinse well under running water. Dry carefully with a clean towel. Only apply to your external vulvar area. Lactacyd products have an adapted pH that respects the natural acidity of the vagina. Moreover, they are very mild and soap-free, and so are suitable for daily use.
I’ve been using liquid soap and soap bars for years to wash my vagina, and I haven’t had any trouble. Do I really need to use a feminine wash?
Soaps in any form (liquid or bars) usually have a high pH that is very far from that of the vagina’s own natural environment. Products like these will only damage the vagina’s natural acidic layer, which serves as its protection from bad bacteria. Lactacyd products have an adapted pH that respects the natural acidity of the vagina. Moreover, they are very mild and soap-free, and so are suitable for daily use.
Lactic acid is also called “milk” acid. This liquid is naturally produced by the body in the skin of the vulva and inside the vagina to create a naturally acidic environment. This natural acidity favors the perfect balance of vaginal flora. The good and bad bacteria present in the vagina are then kept in balance, keeping the intimate zone safe from all kinds of infections. Lactic acid is produced by lactobacilli (the good bacteria), whose growth is in turn also facilitated by an acidic (low pH) environment.
Lactacyd products contain biologic L-lactic acid, the same kind the body produces naturally, and have an adapted pH that respects the natural acidity of the vagina.
Lactobacilli are a kind of bacteria in the vaginal flora that produce lactic acid. The lactic acid creates an acidic environment that protects the vagina from an overgrowth of the harmful bacteria, which can lead to a variety of infections. The greater the number of lactobacilli, the more stable the natural acidic environment is in the vagina.
Yes, millions of women have used Lactacyd with satisfaction. From your first period until after menopause, Lactacyd offers a complete range of intimate washes, tailored to every phase of your life.
Lactacyd can be used as of the first menstrual period. Generally, menstruation begins at around the age of 12, although it can begin earlier or later. Under the influence of hormones, secretions and odors can begin to occur. Lactacyd products for daily intimate care can help to maintain the natural balance of your intimate zone, helping you to feel fresh and confident.
Lactacyd products have an adapted pH that respects the natural acidity of the vagina. Moreover, they are very mild and soap-free, and are suitable for daily use.
No, washing the inside of your vagina is not necessary. The vagina cleanses itself, so there is no need to insert douches or similar products into the vagina. In addition, douching is a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis (BV). You can feel clean and fresh by using a mild cleanser with deodorizing agents, such as Lactacyd, to wash the external (vulvar) area.
Lactacyd is sold in pharmacies and supermarkets. The Lactacyd Pharma range is exclusively available at your local pharmacy.
To help prevent odors, start with a gentle cleansing wash such as Lactacyd Deo Protect/Fresh. This wash contains active deodorizing ingredients that help prevent odors from happening.
Lactacyd products contain ingredients like lactic acid, which supports the vagina’s natural protection. The products have an adapted pH that respects the natural acidity of the vagina. Moreover, they are very mild and soap-free, and are suitable for daily use.