Bio-Match™ 101

It’s important to us that our products not only feel good, but also help to restore and balance your body’s natural goodness. That’s why we worked with researchers to formulate our Bio-Match™ line of products.

Bio-Match FAQ (PDF)

Vaginal dryness is one of the most common problems for women at all stages of life that can create discomfort with sex, as well as other health issues. Also common is vaginal odor, a symptom indicating vaginal pH is too high, which allows unhealthy microorganisms to flourish, compromising beneficial bacteria like lactobacilli.

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Bio-Match™ products are informed by the science of human biology and the growing field of biomimetics, which studies how nature overcomes problems and uses these processes and designs to solve human problems. Bio-Match™ Restore™ Moisturizing Personal Lubricant, Bio-Match™ Balance™ Moisturizing Personal Wash, and Rebalance Moisturizing Wipes (coming soon!) mimic the body’s pH levels and salt balance, creating a truly natural lubricating response.

What does it mean to Bio-Match™?

In chemistry, pH is a measure of how acidic or basic a liquid is. A pH level of 7 is considered neutral; less than 7 is considered acidic, and more than 7 is considered basic, or alkaline. A vagina is most healthy with a pH level of about 4.

At this somewhat acidic level, beneficial lactobacilli thrive! At levels any more acidic or basic, these beneficial bacteria begin to die off, and harmful strains take over. This leaves you more susceptible to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and conditions such as Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). The presence of BV creates an unpleasant odor that is often mistaken for a yeast infection symptom.

Bio-Match™ Restore™ Moisturizing Personal Lubricant, Bio-Match™ Balance™ Moisturizing Personal Wash, and Rebalance Moisturizing Wipes replenish a healthy a pH with a kick of lactic acid, as well as effectively moisturize and deodorize.

About Restore™

How does Bio-Match™ Restore™ Moisturizing Personal Lubricant work?

Restore’s Bio-Match™ formula promotes overall sexual health by replenishing natural moisture, as well as balancing pH and restoring protective vaginal lactic acid.

Regular use of Restore™ helps maintain a balanced pH. This protects against infection by bacteria that cause Bacterial Vaginosis, which can cause odors and discomfort and increase your susceptibility to other infections.

Restore™ is free of parabens, petrochemicals, and glycerin, and because it is a water-based lubricant, it is safe for use with latex condoms and toys. Restore™ is a fertility-friendly lube and is recommended by healthcare professionals nationwide. It can be used daily as a moisturizer as well as during intimacy.

I just bought a tube of Restore™ — now what do I do?

When the moment is right, we recommend applying Restore™ generously to both partners. Repeat as necessary. We also recommend Bio-Match™ Restore™ as a daily moisturizer. Apply by hand or with the applicator (included) to moisturize and balance the genital area. Restore™ is meant to work with your body’s natural lubricating response. However, if irritation occurs, stop using it and ask your doctor for advice.

How is Restore™ different from other lubricants?

Most personal lubricants are made with heavily concentrated petrochemical ingredients, which disrupt the natural salt balance and stability of the immune response in the genital area. A single use of these products is associated with a 13x increased risk of Bacterial Vaginosis.

For more information on the dangers of traditional personal lubes, see our scientific research and check out this post on our blog, Making Love Sustainable.

You can also read more about our ingredients.

What about the difference between other Good Clean Love Personal Lubricants and Bio-Match™ Restore™ Moisturizing Personal Lubricant?

Good Clean Love Almost Naked and Guilty Pleasure Personal Lubricants are all-purpose, water-based personal lubricants designed for typical use during intimacy. They are organic, free of parabens and petrochemicals, and have been identified by name in NIH-funded scientific research as being among the safest on the market. Good Clean Love personal lubricants are salt-balanced to human tissue and are formulated with a neutral pH. Bio-Match™ Restore™ Moisturizing Personal Lubricant contains extra ingredients specially designed to restore the pH and salt balance of the vagina to ideal equilibrium.

How do I know if Restore™ is working?

Many women with elevated pH levels can feel the effects of Bio-Match™ products upon initial use and report a range of warming and tingling sensations on contact. The reaction diminishes with successive uses. The heating response is a healing response as your body re-adjusts to the healthy, low pH that protects against bacteria. The warming response decreases with each subsequent use.

How long do I use Restore™? How much do I use? How long will a bottle last?

Both Restore™ and our moisturizing Bio-Match™ wash, Balance™, are designed to be used as part of a daily regimen. Restore™ comes in a 2-ounce tube that has 10-15 applications; a reusable, easy-to-clean, hands-free applicator is included.

Is Restore™ good for menopausal conditions? What if I’m very sensitive?

The moisturizing properties of Restore™ make it ideal for use as a daily moisturizer for women experiencing chronic vaginal dryness due to post-pregnancy, pre-, peri- and post-menopause, chemotherapy, and other issues.

For women who tend to be sensitive, Restore™ is a perfect lubricant as it is unscented, water-based, and contains soothing herbal ingredients.

About Balance™

How do Balance™ Moisturizing Personal Wash and Rebalance™ Moisturizing Wipes work?

Both Bio-Match™ Balance™ and Rebalance™ are designed to wash female genitalia without disturbing the vagina’s ideal pH balance. Both have been formulated with Bio-Matched™ technology to match the pH and salt balance of a healthy vagina. Recommended as a daily hygiene regimen, these revolutionary products, infused with natural, soothing botanicals, cleanse, moisturize, and naturally deodorize. Use Balance™ in the shower as you would any liquid soap, and keep Rebalance™ Wipes in your purse to use when you are away from home.

How is Balance™ different from plain soap?

Balance™ is as easy to use as any liquid soap, but because it is Bio-Matched™ (unlike harsh soaps and douches that women often turn to for that “clean” feeling down below), Balance™ is a safer way to freshen your intimate parts. It accurately matches healthy vaginal acidity and salinity to support the healthy balance of vaginal flora that protects you from infections like Bacterial Vaginosis, discomfort, and unpleasant odors.

What is Bacterial Vaginosis and how do I know if I have it?

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the most common sexual infection in women of childbearing age, impacting 40% of women. Many of the symptoms are not well recognized and often go undetected. Elevated pH levels are one of the key indicators of this imbalance that makes it easy for harmful bacteria to thrive. Women with BV have a 60% higher risk of contracting other, more serious STI’s, including HIV, and a 3x increased risk of transmitting these infections.

How do I know if Balance™ and Rebalance™ are working?

Many women with elevated pH levels can feel the effects of Bio-Match™ products upon initial use and report a range of warming and tingling sensations on contact. The reaction diminishes with successive uses. The heating response is a healing response as your body re-adjusts to the healthy, low pH that protects against bacteria. The warming response decreases with each subsequent use.

How long do I use it? How much do I use? How long will a bottle last?

Both Restore™ and Balance™ are designed to be used as part of a daily regimen. Experiment to find the amount that lets you generously cover your intimate areas in lather. An 8oz tube of Balance™ has 40-60 applications.

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