{"id":604594340146,"title":"FemiClear Review: Does Natural Vaginal Cream Work?","created_at":"2023-01-11T03:54:56-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"FemiClear Review: Does Natural Vaginal Cream Work?\",\n \"keywords\": \"femiclear, femiclear review, femiclear reviews, femiclear herpes, femiclear herpes reviews, femiclear cvs, femiclear walgreens, does femiclear work\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in FemiClear based on medical studies to give our take on whether the brand is likely to be effective or if it's a waste of money. We share our concerns about homeopathic medicine.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/femiclear-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University\"\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"editor\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Taylor Graber\",\n \"honorificSuffix\": \"M.D.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/taylor-graber\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/taylor-j-graber-md-81351642\/\",\n \"https:\/\/www.asapivs.com\/\"\n ],\n \"jobTitle\": \"Content Partner\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"medicine, health, anesthesiology, iv therapy, science, drugs, pharmaceutical, medical research, scientific research, medical journals, entrepreneurship, healthcare, orthopedic surgery, biomedical engineering\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": [\n \"University of California San Diego\",\n \"Arizona University\",\n \"University of Arizona College of Medicine\"\n ]\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"image\": {\n\"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n\"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Femiclear_Thumbnail.png?v=1673427486\",\n\"width\": \"3642\",\n\"height\": \"3642\"\n},\n\"citation\": [\n\"https:\/\/www.nccih.nih.gov\/health\/homeopathy\", \n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20402610\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/azo-yeast-plus-review\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/28213845\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/dermalogica-review\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7871935\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8243157\/\"\n],\n\"mentions\": [{\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"genital herpes\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"colloidal oatmeal\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"oxygenated olive oil\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"essential oil\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"CVS\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Walgreens\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Walmart\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Amazon\"\n }\n],\n\"datePublished\": \"2023-01-11\",\n\"copyrightHolder\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n},\n\"publisher\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/\",\n \"description\": \"Illuminate Labs is the most transparent supplement company in the U.S., and is a leading publisher of research-based health information.\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"supplements, science, nutrition, exercise, health, medication, pharmaceutical, wellness, diet, weight loss, medical research\",\n \"publishingPrinciples\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/editorial-guidelines\",\n \"memberOf\": [\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"U.S. Chamber of Commerce\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.uschamber.com\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Certified B Corp\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.bcorporation.net\/en-us\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Natural Products Association\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.npanational.org\/\"\n }\n ], \n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Femiclear_Review_Article_Header_Image_Optimized.png?v=1673427026\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDisclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to genital health and sexually transmitted infections.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eF\u003c\/span\u003eemiClear is a homeopathic medicine brand used to provide symptom relief for a number of vaginal conditions, including bacterial vaginosis (BV), yeast infection and genital herpes. The brand describes their products as “Powered by Nature, Proven by Science.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut do FemiClear products contain ingredients proven to be effective for symptom relief, or are these just marketing claims? Do they contain any unhealthy additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe their effects? And does homeopathy even work?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review clinical research explaining what homeopathy is and whether or not it’s effective. We’ll also review the ingredients in FemiClear’s genital herpes ointment, which is the brand’s most popular product, to give our take on whether or not it’s likely to be effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll share real, unsponsored user reviews of FemiClear and explain what online retailer sells the product for the best price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat is Homeopathy and Does it Work?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHomeopathy is a practice that involves using extremely small quantities of active ingredients to treat a condition. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.nccih.nih.gov\/health\/homeopathy\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003edocuments\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e how \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ehomeopathic practitioners claim that the lower the dose of the medication, the more effective it is, which defies basic logic.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20402610\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMedical Journal of Australia\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e analyzed data from tens of clinical trials on homeopathy. The study authors concluded that homeopathy is ineffective for all health conditions: \"The findings of currently available Cochrane reviews of studies of homeopathy do not show that homeopathic medicines have effects beyond placebo.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs we discussed in our review on another homeopathic product called \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/azo-yeast-plus-review\"\u003eAZO Yeast Plus\u003c\/a\u003e, we have not come across any convincing evidence that homeopathic treatments (whether oral or topical) are effective.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAn animated YouTube video on homeopathy has over 10 million views and explains how the treatment is supposed to work as well as whether or not it’s effective:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/8HslUzw35mc\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eFemiClear Herpes Ingredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/FemiClear_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1673427129\" alt=\"FemiClear ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe above ingredient list is from FemiClear’s “Multi-Symptom” ointment for genital herpes symptoms.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile we would typically spend most of our time analyzing the active ingredients in a health product, in the case of a homeopathic product these ingredients will be dosed so low as to be inherently ineffective in our opinion, as discussed in the previous section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome of the inactive ingredients in this formulation may help with symptom relief however.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBeeswax\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e may help to repair skin barrier function according to a 2017 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/28213845\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eColloidal oatmeal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a highly effective choice for an ointment used to reduce skin irritation. As we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/dermalogica-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDermalogica review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article, this ingredient has been clinically shown to improve skin hydration and repair the skin barrier.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOxygenated olive oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7871935\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMedical Gas Research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal to be highly effective for wound healing, and genital herpes can sometimes cause open sores.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eEssential oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e seems like a strange ingredient for a genital cream. Not only are some essential oils shown \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8243157\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ein clinical studies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to be irritating to skin, but we don’t understand the purpose of a fragrance ingredient for an ointment used to reduce symptoms related to a genital herpes outbreak. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we consider FemiClear Multi-Symptom Relief ointment to be potentially effective for the reduction of irritation and other symptoms caused by genital herpes. We actually consider the inactive ingredients likely to be effective rather than the active ingredients, which is highly uncommon, but in the case of a homeopathic remedy the inactive ingredients are included at a significantly higher dose than the active ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal FemiClear User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok user named “traumadumping69420” claims that FemiClear’s Multi-Symptom product is effective but has a bad smell:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@traumadumping69420\/video\/7101045673445084462\" data-video-id=\"7101045673445084462\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@traumadumping69420\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@traumadumping69420?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@traumadumping69420\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"greenscreen\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/greenscreen?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#greenscreen\u003c\/a\u003e it really works! but it’s expensive and pungent AF. but still worth it! \u003ca title=\"herpestok\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/herpestok?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#herpestok\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"herpesgang\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/herpesgang?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#herpesgang\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"herpestok\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/herpestok?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#herpestok\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"femiclear\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/femiclear?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#femiclear\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"femiclearreview\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/femiclearreview?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#femiclearreview\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ original sound - traumadumping69420\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7101045637420206894?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ original sound - traumadumping69420\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnother TikTok creator named “suzbub” reviewed FemiClear and claims that their products are effective:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@suzbub\/video\/7154078729105313030\" data-video-id=\"7154078729105313030\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@suzbub\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@suzbub?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@suzbub\u003c\/a\u003e If you carry your own stigma around herpes, whether you know you have it or don’t, it’s time to unpack it 🧳! Get 20% off @FemiClear Vaginal Healthcare herpes relief products with promo code: herpesawarenessday20. Join me live tonight to own our status \u0026amp; slay the stigma. \u003ca title=\"herpesawarenessday\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/herpesawarenessday?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#HerpesAwarenessDay\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"femiclear\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/femiclear?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#FemiClear\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"ad\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/ad?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#ad\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"herpes\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/herpes?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#herpes\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"hsv\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/hsv?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#hsv\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"herpessupport\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/herpessupport?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#herpessupport\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ original sound - suzbub\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7154078831677737734?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ original sound - suzbub\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy FemiClear for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFemiClear is sold at a variety of online retailers. Below are the prices for the brand’s Multi-Symptom ointment:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $59.99\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCVS: $59.99\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWalgreens: $59.99\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWalmart: $26.75\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$24.75\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3GpFXoY\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official product listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis is one of the larger price discrepancies we’ve seen in an Illuminate Health review. FemiClear is currently more than 50% cheaper on Amazon than on the official brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBoth the Amazon and Walmart listings are by third-party sellers, which may increase the risk of counterfeit items, so consumers that are more risk-averse may wish to purchase from the brand directly.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eFemiClear Real Customer Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon reviews are a more objective source of information than a brand’s website in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFemiClear Multi-Symptom Relief ointment has been reviewed over 1,000 times on Amazon with an average review rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review is written by a user named “Kara Shea” who claims the product was highly effective, but also notes that they used FemiClear in combination with another product:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Using Femiclear I did get relief from the pain and the sores shrank significantly in ONE DAY.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e I probably should credit some of that to the valtrex as well, but this most definitely helped also. I’m on my second day and my sores have shrank in size and some have disappeared.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review comes from a user named “JumpingFrog” who claims that the product smells bad and caused side effects:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Do not buy this awful smelling crap! The burn, smell and itching that happened after I applied this was worse than anything I’ve ever experienced.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e Do yourself a favor and use some non toxic smelling vag cream, ice packs and hydrocortizone. Absolutely terrible.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eInterview With FemiClear Founder\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA local news channel based in Maryland interviewed the founder of FemiClear whose name is Caroline Goodner.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShe discusses the product, the testing that the brand has conducted, how COVID impacted their business and the stigma around herpes:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/VHxTS5Q66V0\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe generally recommend avoiding homeopathic products, because the discipline does not appear to be rooted in good science in our opinion. That being said, the inactive ingredients in FemiClear have research backing for reducing irritation and providing anti-inflammatory effect, so FemiClear Multi-Symptom ointment may be effective for reducing symptoms of genital herpes.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t currently recommend the product due to the inclusion of essential oil, which seems illogical to apply to already-irritated skin, and also because we don’t recommend homeopathic products generally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on purchasing this product, it’s currently significantly cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s official website, but the Amazon listing is by a third-party seller (not the official brand itself).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-01-11T04:03:10-05:00","updated_at":"2023-01-11T04:03:10-05:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in FemiClear based on medical studies to give our take on whether the brand is likely to be effective or if it's a waste of money. We share our concerns about homeopathic medicine.","template_suffix":"","handle":"femiclear-review","tags":"_related:homeopathy, _related:women's-health"}

FemiClear Review: Does Natural Vaginal Cream Work?

FemiClear Review: Does Natural Vaginal Cream Work?


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Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to genital health and sexually transmitted infections.

FemiClear is a homeopathic medicine brand used to provide symptom relief for a number of vaginal conditions, including bacterial vaginosis (BV), yeast infection and genital herpes. The brand describes their products as “Powered by Nature, Proven by Science.”

But do FemiClear products contain ingredients proven to be effective for symptom relief, or are these just marketing claims? Do they contain any unhealthy additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe their effects? And does homeopathy even work?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review clinical research explaining what homeopathy is and whether or not it’s effective. We’ll also review the ingredients in FemiClear’s genital herpes ointment, which is the brand’s most popular product, to give our take on whether or not it’s likely to be effective.

We’ll share real, unsponsored user reviews of FemiClear and explain what online retailer sells the product for the best price.

What is Homeopathy and Does it Work?

Homeopathy is a practice that involves using extremely small quantities of active ingredients to treat a condition. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health documents how homeopathic practitioners claim that the lower the dose of the medication, the more effective it is, which defies basic logic.

meta-study published in the Medical Journal of Australia analyzed data from tens of clinical trials on homeopathy. The study authors concluded that homeopathy is ineffective for all health conditions: "The findings of currently available Cochrane reviews of studies of homeopathy do not show that homeopathic medicines have effects beyond placebo." 

As we discussed in our review on another homeopathic product called AZO Yeast Plus, we have not come across any convincing evidence that homeopathic treatments (whether oral or topical) are effective.

An animated YouTube video on homeopathy has over 10 million views and explains how the treatment is supposed to work as well as whether or not it’s effective:

FemiClear Herpes Ingredient Analysis

FemiClear ingredients

The above ingredient list is from FemiClear’s “Multi-Symptom” ointment for genital herpes symptoms.

While we would typically spend most of our time analyzing the active ingredients in a health product, in the case of a homeopathic product these ingredients will be dosed so low as to be inherently ineffective in our opinion, as discussed in the previous section.

Some of the inactive ingredients in this formulation may help with symptom relief however.

Beeswax may help to repair skin barrier function according to a 2017 clinical trial.

Colloidal oatmeal is a highly effective choice for an ointment used to reduce skin irritation. As we documented in our Dermalogica review article, this ingredient has been clinically shown to improve skin hydration and repair the skin barrier.

Oxygenated olive oil was shown in a medical review published in the Medical Gas Research journal to be highly effective for wound healing, and genital herpes can sometimes cause open sores.

Essential oil seems like a strange ingredient for a genital cream. Not only are some essential oils shown in clinical studies to be irritating to skin, but we don’t understand the purpose of a fragrance ingredient for an ointment used to reduce symptoms related to a genital herpes outbreak. 

Overall we consider FemiClear Multi-Symptom Relief ointment to be potentially effective for the reduction of irritation and other symptoms caused by genital herpes. We actually consider the inactive ingredients likely to be effective rather than the active ingredients, which is highly uncommon, but in the case of a homeopathic remedy the inactive ingredients are included at a significantly higher dose than the active ingredients.

Real FemiClear User Reviews

A TikTok user named “traumadumping69420” claims that FemiClear’s Multi-Symptom product is effective but has a bad smell:

@traumadumping69420 #greenscreen it really works! but it’s expensive and pungent AF. but still worth it! #herpestok #herpesgang #herpestok #femiclear #femiclearreview ♬ original sound - traumadumping69420

Another TikTok creator named “suzbub” reviewed FemiClear and claims that their products are effective:

@suzbub If you carry your own stigma around herpes, whether you know you have it or don’t, it’s time to unpack it 🧳! Get 20% off @FemiClear Vaginal Healthcare herpes relief products with promo code: herpesawarenessday20. Join me live tonight to own our status & slay the stigma. #HerpesAwarenessDay #FemiClear #ad #herpes #hsv #herpessupport ♬ original sound - suzbub

Where to Buy FemiClear for the Best Price

FemiClear is sold at a variety of online retailers. Below are the prices for the brand’s Multi-Symptom ointment:

Brand website: $59.99

CVS: $59.99

Walgreens: $59.99

Walmart: $26.75

Amazon: $24.75 (link to official product listing)

This is one of the larger price discrepancies we’ve seen in an Illuminate Health review. FemiClear is currently more than 50% cheaper on Amazon than on the official brand’s website.

Both the Amazon and Walmart listings are by third-party sellers, which may increase the risk of counterfeit items, so consumers that are more risk-averse may wish to purchase from the brand directly.

FemiClear Real Customer Reviews

Amazon reviews are a more objective source of information than a brand’s website in our opinion.

FemiClear Multi-Symptom Relief ointment has been reviewed over 1,000 times on Amazon with an average review rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review is written by a user named “Kara Shea” who claims the product was highly effective, but also notes that they used FemiClear in combination with another product:

“Using Femiclear I did get relief from the pain and the sores shrank significantly in ONE DAY. I probably should credit some of that to the valtrex as well, but this most definitely helped also. I’m on my second day and my sores have shrank in size and some have disappeared.”

The top negative review comes from a user named “JumpingFrog” who claims that the product smells bad and caused side effects:

“Do not buy this awful smelling crap! The burn, smell and itching that happened after I applied this was worse than anything I’ve ever experienced. Do yourself a favor and use some non toxic smelling vag cream, ice packs and hydrocortizone. Absolutely terrible.”

Interview With FemiClear Founder

A local news channel based in Maryland interviewed the founder of FemiClear whose name is Caroline Goodner.

She discusses the product, the testing that the brand has conducted, how COVID impacted their business and the stigma around herpes:

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Conclusion

We generally recommend avoiding homeopathic products, because the discipline does not appear to be rooted in good science in our opinion. That being said, the inactive ingredients in FemiClear have research backing for reducing irritation and providing anti-inflammatory effect, so FemiClear Multi-Symptom ointment may be effective for reducing symptoms of genital herpes.

We don’t currently recommend the product due to the inclusion of essential oil, which seems illogical to apply to already-irritated skin, and also because we don’t recommend homeopathic products generally.

For consumers intent on purchasing this product, it’s currently significantly cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s official website, but the Amazon listing is by a third-party seller (not the official brand itself).




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