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Intimate Wash No. 01. is an intimate feminine hygiene product manufactured in Japan by the company HRC Co. The product is part of the Laugh dot line, a feminine hygiene brand founded with the intention of redefining personal care for the intimate area and reinventing social norms around feminine care in Japan.

The product contains a series of ingredients aimed at balancing the vaginal flora.

For example, the intimate wash includes DERMOSOFT® DECALACT LIQUID (INCI: Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactylate and Triethyl Citrate). This liquid is essentially a mixture of organic acids of vegetable origin with a broad antimicrobial activity range that has been proven to be effective against Candida species. Additionally, the liquid has been found to offer skin conditioning, masking and pH regulation properties.

Moreover, the wash contains a patented active ingredient known under the appellation of RedSnow® (INCI: Propanediol, Water, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract). RedSnow® is a natural active ingredient derived from extracts of Camellia Japonica flowers, a unique species of flowers growing on Jeju Island, which is a UNESCO Protected World Heritage Site. RedSnow is known for being rich in protocatechuic acid, a type of phenolic acid that has strong antioxidant properties.

The wash also contains Flora EC-12 (INCI: Enterococcus faecalis), which is a functional ingredient made from the heat-killed cells of the Enterococcus faecalis EC-12 strain. The purpose of this ingredient is to support the skin’s natural microbiome.

Yet another ingredient found in this wash is BIOECOLIA® (INCI: Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide). This is a prebiotic alpha-glucan oligosaccharide that is obtained from plant substrates by way of a patented enzymatic biocatalysis process.

Finally, it is also worth mentioning the ingredient Calcium Phosphoryl Oligosaccharides, a calcium salt of phosphoryl oligosaccharides characterised as a highly water-soluble calcium carrier. It is an effective agent for improving skin barrier function, skin hydration and normalizing epidermal renewal.

Monde Sélection’s experts particularly appreciated the following aspects regarding this product:

– A pump bottle with a nice aesthetic thanks to its fresh look and design.
– An incredibly light foam that is soft and pleasant to use, while also leaving a sensation of freshness behind after its utilisation.
– A very good product composition that also includes the presence of natural surfactants.
– A completely safe list of ingredients that is made up of a series of moisturising, emollient, anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial properties that all work together in order to both restore and maintain a healthy vaginal flora.

All of these qualities led Monde Selection’s experts to nominate Intimate Wash No. 01 as a candidate for this year’s Jury Prize.

"Each year, one product per category is awarded the Prize of the Jury as a token of excellence in know-how and quality. In order to qualify, the product must be unanimously selected as a “coup de cœur” by the jury members. The winner of the Prize of the Jury is then selected from a group of just 5 nominees, which makes this award an even greater honour for the recipient."

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