With the growing concern over the use of chemicals in the beauty, health, and wellbeing industries, natural and organic products have seen a surge in popularity. This has led to an increase in "greenwashing" - brands making unsubstantiated claims to encourage customers to choose their products. Unfortunately, the skincare industry can be opaque and confusing when it comes to ingredient labels. As a result, consumers deserve to know which ingredients are acceptable and which are not.
When it comes to personal health products, there are three repeat offenders that are commonly found in lubricants, moisturizers, and intimate washes: parabens, glycerine, and silicone oils.
Parabens are preservatives commonly used in health and beauty products since the 1950s. However, concerns have been raised regarding their link to breast cancer. While the claims have not been substantiated, it is best to use alternative ingredients to preserve all YES products.
Glycerine is valued for its moisturizing properties and is commonly used in soaps and shower gels. However, when used in intimate products, it can be a nutrient for thrush in low concentrations or damage the mucus membranes in high concentrations. Therefore, it is best to avoid glycerine-based lubricants.
Silicone oils are used in many intimate health brands for their durability. However, they coat the skin and restrict its ability to breathe, causing long-term dryness. They are also difficult to wash out and can cause unwanted side effects. YES products do not use any form of silicone oil to ensure that customers are not exposed to such risks.
The Round Up
Since its founding in 2006, all YES products have been certified organic by the Soil Association. This certification ensures the purity of our ingredients and our commitment to sustainability. Our ingredients policy earns the trust of our customers by avoiding the use of harmful chemicals. YES products can also be helpful for women post-menopause who are seeking a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and your vagina is one of the most sensitive areas. By checking the label on any products that you plan to use, you are doing yourself a favor. Stick to lubricants and moisturizers that include certified pure, natural ingredients to avoid any potential harm to the delicate vaginal environment.