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Yes, you read that title right. I’m reviewing something a little different today. This Seba Med review is about my experiences with their Sensitive Feminine Intimate Wash is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a cleanser for your vagina. And if you don’t have a vagina, this review isn’t meant for you, but please feel free to keep reading.
I received a sample of Seba Med Feminine Intimate Wash as part of a Pink Parcel delivery. It wasn’t gifted to me and this review is written as a consumer who simply wants to give her opinion on a new product. All opinions are my own. Plus, as I always say, nobody tells me what to write!
So, what attracted me to this product in particular? Well, I like the fact that it is an intimate wash that is soap and alkaline-free. Plus, there just aren’t enough bloggers writing about products like this one. Oh yes, plenty of lipstick reviews and eyeliner tutorials out there in the beauty blogging world, but although poorly applied make-up is a bummer, it’s hardly likely to ruin your day in quite the same way that an itchy vagina will.
When we’re young, there are naturally occurring mucous linings around our vaginas that give us a natural protection against pathogenic micro-organisms. It’s vitally important to keep these at the right pH level and you might have guessed where I’m heading with this. Using the wrong products to wash your genital area can totally mess up your pH level and cause irritation. Seba Med Feminine Intimate Wash has a natural organic derivative surfactant complex which essentially means that there are no nasties in it that will dry you out but it will clean you. It is pH level 3.8 which is more acidic than human skin is naturally and I think the idea is that the acidic wash will kill off yeasts, bacteria and other things that might cause problems.
The other thing that appeals to me is the ingredients. There’s aloe barbadensis which we all know is really moisturising and soothing. There’s also alpha bisabolol and I’ve got to be honest, despite having a background in manufacturing cosmetic products, I didn’t know exactly what that was. So, having investigated, I can tell you that it’s a naturally occurring ingredient from German chamomile. If you’d like to read more about it, I found this really awesome blog that gives lots of information about it which you can find by clicking here.
Ok, first impression of this intimate wash was that it smelled quite fresh, a bit like the way a garden might smell in the morning. So far, so good. I can totally live with smelling like that downstairs. It’s clear and slightly runnier than I expected, so I ended up with more on my hands than expected. The instructions say to use a couple of drops, so you don’t need a lot.
I’m pleased to say (I mean, really pleased) that it did not cause any irritation. One of my big concerns was that it might give me thrush as I tried another intimate wash a couple of years ago by a mainstream competitor and my healthy skin suddenly became itchy. So, I’m always wary of any intimate wash products. My GP did advise me about twenty years ago to use only plain water when washing, but I have to say, I prefer the fresh feeling of using something cleansing. I think this Seba Med product might be the wash I’ve been looking for.
At the time of writing, it is priced on Amazon at £14.75 for a 200ml bottle. If you’re only using a couple of drops per wash, this should last you around a year, which incidentally is the time recommended for keeping the bottle on the back label!
Have you ever used a really great intimate wash product? I’d love to hear everyone else’s recommendations.