The vagina is home to millions of bacteria, mainly Lactobacillus, but also a small number of fungi and parasites (!) Their balanced existence is vital for female health. The role of the vaginal microbiome is to maintain an acidic environment and prevent an overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria (bad bacteria). However, if this balance gets disrupted, the bad bacteria will take over and cause disease. The most common is BV (Bacterial Vaginosis) which causes a strong fishy smell, burning, itching, abnormal discharge and sometimes pain.
Some harsh surfactants and preservatives found in many personal care products can disrupt the microbiome balance, thus leading to vaginal infections.
Kind to Biome offers independent and extensive microbiome testing of final products. Products carrying this mark are proven microbiome-friendly, which means they do not interfere with the natural microbiota of the skin.
Cleansing + Moisturising Oil Prebiotic + Postbiotic is the first intimate care product to be approved for this mark.