How my members kickstarted the journey towards a vaginal moisturizer that would meet their needs!
When I started my private community in 2016 (after launching MenopauseChicks.com in 2012), I asked members what topics they wanted me to "crack open."
A community-created solution: How the FEEL AMAZING Vulva & Vaginal Moisturizer was co-created by Menopause Chicks, for menopause chicks
I was in perimenopause at the time and just assumed everyone would be as curious (and anxious!) as me to figure out solutions for mood, sleep and brain fog.
BUT THE SURVEY RESULTS CAME BACK TELLING ME SOMETHING QUITE DIFFERENT:
Overwhelmingly the #1 response was "find me a solution for vaginal dryness!"
(That's because over 80% of women experience vaginal dryness in postmenopause and less than 4% have a viable solution!)
I took this challenge to my pharmacy colleagues who created a hyaluronic acid + vitamin e moisturizer which, over the last 3 years, many of our members have used to rave reviews.
Research by Dr. Petra Stute, Swiss gynecologist, shows that moisturizing with hyaluronic acid is effective for the treatment of #vaginaldryness. I am almost 7 years #postmenopause and I moisturize to successfully prevent vulva and vaginal dryness.
Bottom line: Moisturizing with hyaluronic acid is the first-line treatment recommendation by both the International Society of Gynecologists and The North American Menopause Society.