I have some thoughts about skincare for “down there”

I try to keep a pretty open mind when it comes to skincare and beauty in general and I'd try just about anything once, but I have a few issues with products designed just for our oh-so delicate lady parts. (Where's all the penis- and testicle-care?) Case in point: A new brand called The Perfect V offers offering a full line of luxury skincare—including a wash, exfoliator (ouch!), serum, moisturizer, mist and luminizer (seriously?)—just for your va-jay-jay. But just to be clear, these products are designed for the “V area” (i.e. the bikini area and visible triangle only), and not meant to get all up in there.

 A revolution? I don't think so.

A revolution? I don't think so.

On one hand, nature does a pretty good job of keeping everything clean (and laser hair removal, waxing and shaving keep things tidy—but if that's not your jam, that's OK, too!). I think we can all agree that cleansing wipes can come in handy at certain times (like before and/or after getting down with your S.O. if a quick shower isn’t in the cards). This is why the SOLD OUT VV Beauty Sheets are the only Perfect V product I’d even consider trying—if the Costco butt wipes I have in every bathroom didn't get the job done.

Now let’s talk about the bigger picture… The actual name, The Perfect V, doesn’t really sit well with me. Is there such a thing?  It would seem millions of women are striving for some sort of hoo-ha ideal with the growing popularity of vaginal rejuvenation procedures, but anyone with a drop of feminism in their blood would most likely cringe at the idea. (Don’t get me wrong... Childbirth can have a lot of unsavory side effects, and if any one of them is interfering with your sexual pleasure or self-esteem, I’m all for fixing it.) But if you really want your vagina to look like an 18-year-old porn star’s, maybe you should do a little soul searching before applying the Very V Luminizer. (What’s next, contouring?) 

Prices range from $21 for the cleanser to more than $54 for the serum, and the natural ingredients include Arctic cloudberry (for brightening), bilberry (for antioxidant protection in case you run around with no bottoms all the time), lingonberry (for reducing redness and sensitivity) and more. I could go on, but I think you get the gist. The only thing missing from this line: S.O. Repellent for when you’re just not in the mood.

Personally, I have more products than I know what to do with (and my V is doing just fine), so I think I’ll pass on the skincare for down there. What about you?

Serious wrinkle-smoothing while you sleep

Serious wrinkle-smoothing while you sleep

A super-easy way to cover grays

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