Deumavan® Intimate Hygiene Salve is a moisturising product with an ointment base for use in intimate areas, by both men and women. The body’s own ability to moisturise the skin is supported and improved. The natural ingredients also provide gentle care for sensitive skin, offering active protection from mechanical stress. When applied several times daily, as required, the delicate moisturiser leaves the skin feeling pleasantly soft. In addition to the intimate hygiene salve, Deumavan® is also available as a Wash Lotion for careful cleansing of the genital region and intimate shaving, and as Deumavan® Body Lotion – the gentle pampering programme for the entire body after showering or bathing.
No, it is not essential. You are free to choose whether to use an intimate wash lotion for your personal hygiene needs. But if you do wish to use an intimate wash lotion, then you should select one which cleanses and moisturises, i.e. does not dehydrate the skin. Deumavan® Wash Lotion sensitive is perfect for such a purpose. It contains no parabens and, using mild cleansers and a portion of Deumavan® Intimate Hygiene Salve, it gently cleanses the skin so that sensitive areas will not dry out. Deumavan® Wash Lotion sensitive is also suitable for washing the entire body.
Deumavan® spreads a thin protective film over the skin, which is similar to the thin layer of fat which is usually formed by special glands in the skin of the intimate region. This film is designed to protect the sensitive intimate skin from harm. Frequent washing with unsuitable soaps or shower gels, or other factors (mechanical stress, hormonal changes), often cause inadequacies in this film and prevent it from fulfilling its protective function. Small wounds and cracks, and even infections, can result which lead to itching, burning and pain. Deumavan® acts in the same way as this natural fatty film, protecting the skin from harm. A daily intimate hygiene routine involving Deumavan® is therefore highly recommended. Deumavan® has a regenerative effect on skin which is already damaged or irritated.
Yes. The protective layer prevents further irritation to the skin, and the skin beneath the lipid film can also recover (known as moist healing). The salve also provides protection against bodily excretions, e.g. urine, which when the skin is irritated causes burning sensations.
Deumavan® can be used for your daily intimate hygiene routine instead of conventional soaps, shower gels and moisturisers. This will help to prevent unpleasant sensations and skin changes. Deumavan® is suitable in particular for skin which is sensitive, stressed, damaged or irritated, for preventing wounds or accompanying treatments for infection or inflammation.
Does Deumavan® contain an antibacterial agent?
No. The effect is based on smoothing the surface of the skin, thus imitating one of the body’s own functions. Because the salve contains no water, microorganisms are not able to multiply.
- For intimate cleansing: Deumavan® is applied with a soft towel, e.g. soft toilet tissue for thoroughly cleansing the intimate areas.
- For intimate hygiene: apply a generous amount of Deumavan® using a soft towel. Ensure that all the intimate areas (including the anal opening) are included in your intimate hygiene routine.
Take care regarding the direction in which you carry out your intimate care: always wipe from front to back.
Deumavan® has virtually no expiry date. The manufacturer can guarantee that, when unopened, the product can be kept for the following periods of time:
- Five years for Deumavan® Intimate Hygiene Salves (lavender and natural)
- Three years for Deumavan® Wash Lotion and Body Lotion
In future an expiry date can be found on each pack. Once opened, the product can be used for a minimum of 12 months.
Deumavan® can also be very useful in such cases. The salve should be applied to all the stressed areas of skin. Care should be taken to use skin-friendly, washable underwear.
Everyday intimate hygiene can serve the following purposes:
- Cleansing and care for intimate areas (and anal opening), also without washing beforehand
- Prevention of mechanical damage
- Before and after the skin is stressed
- After washing
- Before and after sexual intercourse
- Before and after a bowel movement
- Before physical exercise
- As an accompanying measure for disease-related skin changes
Deumavan® is usually very kind to the skin due to its non-irritating ingredients. Deumavan® is based on premium-quality lipids and oils, and contains no additives, e.g. emulsifiers, whatsoever. If the skin is sensitive and allergy-prone, then it is best to use Deumavan® Intimate Hygiene Salve Natural since it is more tolerable for persons with allergies. Unlike Deumavan Intimate Hygiene Salve Lavender, which contains a small quantity of lavender as a perfume, the natural version contains no perfumes whatsoever.
No, Deumavan® can be kept at room temperature. The consistency is such that it is easy to apply at room temperature. When warm it becomes smoother, returning to its original state when the temperature cools. Since it does not contain any unsaturated hydrocarbons (oils) of plant origin, it does not become rancid and thus remains stable for longer (see details regarding expiry).
Deumavan® salve comes in two types: Deumavan® Intimate Hygiene Salve Lavender with a minimal quantity of light lavender fragrance, and Deumavan® Intimate Hygiene Salve Natural (fragrance-free). We also have Deumavan® Wash Lotion sensitive as a mild substitute for soaps or shower gels, and Deumavan® Body Lotion for all-over body care after showering or bathing.
Deumavan® is skin pH neutral (4.1-5.8); it is a lipid and contains no water. Only in the presence of water can pH values exist.
Deumavan® is a very pure product. It can be used without reservation and for unlimited periods on all other areas of the skin. We have received many positive reports from use on the face and on rough areas of skin.
All forms of shaving cause minor damage which, in itself, is a nuisance. What’s more, hairy areas of skin are home to numerous bacteria (and/or also fungi) which find open wounds and injuries the ideal location in which to grow. Thus we advise the following when shaving: cleanse the area beforehand using Deumavan®Wash Lotion in order to minimise the number of potential inflammatory pathogens. Always use a fresh razor. After shaving, lightly moisturise the skin with Deumavan® Body Lotion or Deumavan Intimate Hygiene Salve, and leave to absorb. The hairs are particularly strong at the root and still sharp from being cut.The product prevents germs from penetrating wounds and maintains the softness and elasticity of the skin. Reapply as necessary.
Yes, in fact it is very important to care for the skin during pregnancy. Keeping your intimate areas healthy is important for a smooth pregnancy. Intravaginal application is perfectly safe.
Deumavan® is available exclusively from your chemist. If your chemist has run out, then he can order your chosen Deumavan® product for next-day collection.
Yes, both salves are excellent lubricants. As with all oil-based products, however, the contraceptive efficacy of latex condoms cannot be guaranteed when used in combination. Latex condoms can often be affected by lipids, oils and Vaseline. If latex condoms are being used as a contraceptive, Deumavan® should not be used immediately before sexual intercourse. Alternatively, condoms made from polyurethane or based on AT-10 resin can be used. Use of Deumavan® Intimate Hygiene Salve is recommended for moisturising the stressed skin following sexual intercourse.
Yes, very well. The intimate region is not easily visible and cleaning cannot be easily performed.
If the anal region is moisturised before a bowel movement, cleaning becomes easier – less pressure needs to be applied and the number of remaining intestinal bacteria is reduced.
Yes, absolutely. Diarrhoea is extremely stressful to the skin in the anal region, both due to mechanical factors and the chemical composition of excrement. Constant diarrhoea can result in repeated tearing of the skin in the anal region. Regular preventive, cleansing care with the salve will protect the skin from damage of this nature. It will also render cleansing easier and less stressful.
Damage in the genital region generally results because the skin is too dry. By applying moisture with Deumavan® prior to mechanical strain, the skin’s elasticity is improved and damage can be prevented. If damage has already occurred, the healing process can be aided by Deumavan®. Deumavan® can also help to relieve pain in the event of injuries.
In the case of sensitive skin, it is not unusual for damage to occur when dabbing the urethral opening after using the toilet. Pungent urine may intensify the burning sensation. With increasing age, the oestrogen levels start to drop and the skin becomes thinner and more sensitive. Use Deumavan® before using the toilet, especially before a bowel movement. In such a way you can minimise contact between the skin and excreted matter. Routine use is important.
Deumavan® is a gentle intimate hygiene product. Deumavan® hygiene products are useful in the following ways:
- For daily intimate hygiene
- For soothing the skin if it is damaged, e.g. from excessive washing
- For preventing infections which can be encouraged by the smallest cracks and wounds
- For preventing pressure sores
- For protecting the sensitive skin around the vulva in the event of problems with discharge
- For protecting against excessive mechanical stress (sexual intercourse, swimming, cycling, horse riding)
- For routine, preventive anal hygiene
- For accompanying care and easing the discomfort of haemorrhoids