Intimate washes are an integral part of many people’s daily body care routines. Also referred to as “feminine washes”, these hygiene products can help maintain the pH and bacterial balance of the vulvar and vaginal areas. This sets them apart from standard soaps and shower gels, which tend to be too aggressive for the intimate area. If you’re still looking for the right intimate wash for you, keep reading! Below you will find a selection of our best intimate washes with minimal formulas and extra-gentle cleansing agents.
Whether you’re looking for a practical everyday product or a soothing cleanser to carry you through pregnancy and postpartum, we hope you’ll find your match among our trusted choices.
On this post, find the best intimate washes for:
Our best intimate washes for everyday use
For everyday use, we’re going with two best-sellers from two of our most-trusted brands: Eucerin and Lactacyd.
Eucerin Intim-Protect Gentle Cleansing Fluid
Our customers love Eucerin Intim-Protect Gentle Cleansing Fluid, a gentle cleansing fluid specially formulated for the daily hygiene of the vulvar and vaginal areas.
The formula contains lactic acid, a key component of the skin’s protective acid mantle, and bisabolol, an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory agent, which can also help accelerate the skin’s own healing process.
Lactacyd Intimate Hygiene Gel
Another popular choice among our customers is Lactacyd Intimate Hygiene Gel. This is a soft gel cleanser that provides a cleansing, soothing, and refreshing effect without altering the natural physiological balance of the intimate area.
Its active composition, which includes lactic acid, provides a naturally acidic environment. While cleansing, the formula also prevents the proliferation of harmful bacteria.
Gallinée Prebiotic Cleansing Bar Fragrance-Free
Here’s a bonus recommendation: if you prefer cleansing bars over cleansing gels or creams, then Gallinée Prebiotic Cleansing Bar Fragrance-Free is for you.
With prebiotics, lactic acid, and physiological pH, this perfume-free cleansing bar is perfect for the intimate area. It provides a gentle cleansing action while soothing, protecting, and respecting the natural balance of the skin. Tested by gynecologists!
Our best intimate washes for irritation
The products in this category can help you manage minor irritation or itching, but they can’t fight infection. If you think you may be dealing with a vulvar or vaginal infection, don’t hesitate to check in with your doctor!
Uriage Gyn-8 Intimate Hygiene Soothing Cleansing Gel
If you are struggling with discomfort and irritation, Uriage Gyn-8 Intimate Hygiene Soothing Cleansing Gel may be a good choice for you. This product delivers a gentle cleansing action without drying out the vulvar and vaginal areas.
Tested under gynecological supervision, this product is meant for occasional use in cases of irritation. It can also be used as a complement to anti-fungal treatments, if you are undergoing treatment for a fungal infection.
APIVITA Gentle Intimate Cleansing Gel Extra Protection
On a similar note, APIVITA Gentle Intimate Cleansing Gel Extra Protection is also designed as a complement to your usual hygiene routine. It contains propolis and tea tree oil, two natural ingredients that provide a gentle antiseptic action.
You can use this product in alternation with your usual intimate wash whenever you feel more prone to discomfort and irritation; however, you should not turn it into your daily care! You know our motto: if you think you may have an infection, consult with your doctor.
Our best intimate washes for pregnancy
Pregnancy can bring changes to your intimate area; as such, even if you don’t usually use intimate washes, you may be tempted to use them during your pregnancy. Look for simple, minimal products that provide a gentle cleansing action while maintaining vaginal pH balance. No need to invest in something fancy!
Lactacyd Pharma Antibacterial Intimate Hygiene Wash
If you’re looking for an intimate wash for pregnancy or postpartum, Lactacyd Pharma Antibacterial Intimate Hygiene Wash is a safe choice, specially indicated for use during pregnancy, post-partum, and menstruation.
This intimate wash contains natural antibacterial agents that help control bacterial proliferation for up to 24 hours, therefore contributing to the prevention of infections.
LETIfem Woman Care Daily Intimate Gel
With soothing bisabolol and panthenol, LETIfem Woman Care Daily Intimate Gel is an everyday cleansing gel you can safely use during pregnancy, as well as after giving birth.
As it provides an extra-soft and effective cleansing action, this product is versatile enough for daily use, but also safe enough to accompany you through more challenging times, all the while respecting the balance of the vaginal flora.
Our best intimate washes for menopause
Menopause brings along changes to the intimate area, with vaginal dryness being chief among them. As such, the intimate products we have selected for this stage of life provide not only gentle cleansing, but also hydrating benefits.
Cumlaude Lab Lubripiù Intimate Milk Oil
Cumlaude Lab Lubripiù Intimate Milk Oil is specially formulated to target vaginal dryness, a common issue during menopause. (Though if you are dealing with vaginal dryness because of medication or pregnancy, you can also use this product.)
The formula supplies extra hydration while gently cleansing the skin at the same time. Therefore, symptoms of vaginal dryness are reduced, increasing hydration levels and comfort.
ISDIN Woman Isdin Intimate Hygiene
ISDIN Woman Isdin Intimate Hygiene is one of our best-selling intimate hygiene products, and it is safe for use during all stages of life.
The gentle formula, enriched with prebiotics and lactic acid, protects against external microbiological aggression and irritations. At the same time, it hydrates and helps avoid vaginal dryness and itching.
Our best intimate washes for babies
The hygiene of the intimate area is especially important in babies and very young children, as it may help prevent irritation and infection. These are some of our best-selling intimate washes specially formulated for babies.
Mustela Baby Intimate Cleansing Gel
From baby care brand Mustela comes Mustela Baby Intimate Cleansing Gel, a soothing hygiene product that gently cleans the baby’s intimate area in order to prevent irritation.
Formulated with 97% natural ingredients (including both avocado and aloe vera extracts), this soothing formula is hypoallergenic and was tested under dermatological and pediatric control.
Babé Pediatric Intimate Hygiene Gel
Specially designed for the skin of very young children, Babé Pediatric Intimate Hygiene Gel is an extra gentle cleansing gel with a pH adapted to the infant’s intimate area.
Formulated with alpha-glucan oligosaccharides, this gel helps the natural development of the flora of the intimate area, therefore helping prevent infection. Furthermore, it contains calming and moisturizing ingredients, which help prevent soreness and irritation.
Now that you’ve had the chance to explore our selection of the best intimate washes, we hope you’ve found the right option for you. Want to keep browsing? Then head over to the shop, where we have plenty more intimate care products at your disposal.
Beauty Writer & Editor