December 3, 2021

Cl Youth Theatre

Fashion, The needs of women

Australian spa brand endota releases new intimate women’s health range

endota operates over 100 spas across Australia, developing skin care products for in-spa treatments.

According to Helen Robb-Lacey, endota’s head of education and training, who is responsible for creating treatments around its products, the intimate range was an extension to its skin care line.

We have been around for 20 years, and it was a natural progression for us to not just look after the face and body, but the whole aspect of a woman, so we think it was time for us to venture into this area​.”

The use of organic and natural ingredients is especially important, added Robb Lacey, who said the products had been recognised by COSMOS – the international certification for organic and natural cosmetics.

Women’s health expert and endota’s brand ambassador Dr Sandra Cabot said: “The vagina has a low pH, so it’s very important that the pH is right, otherwise you will get thrush or vaginal odour and other unhealthy bacteria growing there. These can travel higher up into your uterus and your fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory issues​.”

One thing that can disrupt pH levels and mucus membrane in the vagina is the parabens and sulphates found in intimate washes in the market.

The pH level of the vagina is moderately quite acidic, between 3.8 and 4.5.

Robb-Lacey explained: “People don’t realise if something’s acidic, to keep the balance you need to add acid to it​.”

endota’s intimate wash contains apple cider vinegar among other ingredients to help balance the moderately acidic environment, while inhibiting bacteria that causes thrush, odour or dryness.