Frequently Asked Questions

Summer's Eve products are tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of women in different regions. In a recent consumer survey, we asked Asian women what they wanted from their feminine hygiene products.

We received answers ranging from requests for smaller, more user-friendly packaging and product sizes, to products that address the special feminine care concerns of women living in Asia-Pacific climates.

You spoke, and we listened! In response to consumer feedback, Summer's Eve developed a dedicated range of products, complete with an award-winning fresh new look, for the Asia-Pacific region.

If you’ve used our US products before, rest assured that our US and Asia-Pacific products share the same formulations that you’ve come to know and trust. There is no difference in the performance of Summer’s Eve products, regardless of where they are found worldwide. All Summer's Eve products have to undergo the same extensive clinical testing for proven safety and mildness prior to being marketed, and our products are manufactured according to the same stringent Good Manufacturing Practice or "GMP" quality standards worldwide.
That’s exactly what makes Summer's Eve so different. Our products are developed specifically for everyday use, and are clinically tested for irritancy potential before they hit retail shelves.

In exaggerated use testing (a type of testing that we commonly conduct on all Summer's Eve products), for instance, we ask clinical study participants to use a Summer's Eve product many times daily for an extended period. The participants are examined before and after the study by a gynecologist, who is trained to look for evidence of redness, swelling or irritation. Based on the results of these clinical studies, only those products that are found to be non-irritating and safe for their intended use are introduced into the market under the Summer's Eve brand name.
All Summer’s Eve products are mild and gentle enough for use in the vaginal area.

Women with sensitive skin, however, have special needs as they are more prone to skin allergies, inflammation and irritation brought on by exposure to fragrances, preservatives, and color additives. For these women, we’ve created a Sensitive Skin range featuring ultra-mild formulations with significantly reduced levels of fragrance and color. In some Sensitive Skin products, we’ve also added special moisturizers that act as lipid layer enhancers. Because skin loses some of its own protective lipids every time it is washed, skin can become dry. Lipid layer enhancers prevent skin dryness and replenish natural moisture balance by restoring lost lipids to the skin. These special moisturizers help to replenish the skin’s natural moisture, and keep sensitive skin supple.
Definitely! If you prefer products with a lighter fragrance and would love the benefit of added moisturizers, our Sensitive Skin range is perfect for you.
Not all scented products are safe to use in the vaginal area, but Summer’s Eve products are extra mild and designed specifically for a woman’s intimate areas. All our products have undergone stringent clinical testing to ensure that they are safe for use in the vaginal area.

Our Sensitive Skin range of products is considered “fragrance-free” because of the way this term is defined in cosmetic guidelines. Regulatory guidelines for cosmetic products define “fragrance-free” to mean that the product has no perceivable fragrance. However, the formulation may include a very minute amount of fragrance to mask inherent odors in the raw ingredients.
Women experience a variety of feminine issues in the course of their lives due to hormonal fluctuations during menstrual cycles, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Vaginal discharge, dryness, itching, urinary leakage and feminine odor are just some of the common problems that women experience. It is recommended to keep the vaginal area clean and dry for good vaginal health and hygiene as well as for personal comfort.

Ordinary soap tends to strip away the skin’s natural moisture, and may cause irritation with long-term use. Cleansing with water alone may not be effective in removing vaginal secretions, bacteria and odor. A pH-balanced, gynecologist-tested and hypoallergenic feminine wash is recommended for everyday intimate hygiene – just as you would use a body or hand wash for everyday personal hygiene.
A pH number measures how acidic or alkaline something is on a scale of 0-14 – anything below 7 is acidic, anything above 7 is alkaline. Pure water has a pH of 7, which is neutral. You might be surprised to learn that skin does not have a neutral pH. In fact, pH can vary from one part of the body to another. Summer’s Eve’s pH-balanced products are formulated to be in harmony with the areas on which they are used. Products used topically on the external vaginal area are formulated for a slightly acidic pH (about 5-6). For application in the vagina, they are formulated for a mildly acidic pH (a pH of about 3.0-3.5).
Summer’s Eve wipes are your answer to instant freshness, especially when you’re out and about. The wipes are particularly handy during times of heavy discharge or menstruation, when you’re more likely to experience discomfort and odor. Vaginal irritation is often caused by the extended contact of vaginal secretions which are too acidic or alkaline on the external vaginal skin. Summer’s Eve wipes help to maintain optimal pH balance and cleanliness by removing these skin irritants. The wipes are also formulated with special ingredient Neutresse® to neutralize odor, and skin-soothing Aloe and Vitamin E for added skin comfort.

Since each wipe is individually wrapped, it’s kept fresh and hygienic, and slips easily into your handbag, purse or pocket.
Neutresse® is a unique ingredient found exclusively in Summer’s Eve products like Summer’s Eve Wipes and Deodorant Sprays. While other products use strong, overpowering fragrances to mask offensive odors that the body naturally produces, Summer’s Eve products with Neutresse® work to eliminate odor at the source. Using breakthrough technology, Neutresse® recognizes and captures odor molecules associated with unpleasant, offensive odors, and safely and effectively eliminates them on contact.
Summer’s Eve douches, like the rest of the Summer’s Eve family of products, are pH balanced and hypoallergenic. They have been in the market for over 40 years and have been clinically tested for safety and efficacy. We are confident that our products are safe and effective when used as directed.
Not all douches are created equal. There are a couple of things you should insist on when choosing a douche. A douche should be for one-time use only because reusable douches are unhygienic; bacteria can grow on reusable douche bottles and nozzles when they are stored in humid climates or bathroom environments. It is also important to opt for a premixed, pre-measured douche to cut out any guesswork. Mixing your own douche solution is not advisable as the purity and pH of the final douche solution may not be optimal for the vaginal environment.

Summer’s Eve douches are pH balanced, hypoallergenic disposable douches that are pre-prepared and ready to use. With their unique Comfortip® nozzle and flexible neck, they are easier and more comfortable to insert. Formulated with pharmaceutical grade water for purity, Summer’s Eve douches have also been clinically tested for your safety.
It's best to use a douche no more than twice a week.
No. A douche is not a contraceptive; neither will it protect you from STDs.