Personal Cleanliness Products are products intended to clean the body such as soaps and shower gels. Also included are products that help protect against body odors such as deodorants and antiperspirants as well as feminine hygiene products such as feminine deodorants and douches.
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Feminine deodorants are products that can be used all over the body but are usually applied in the female genital area to reduce the occurrence of unwanted odors. Feminine deodorants are used externally and are commonly found in sprays and powders. They work either by using fragrance to cover up malodor or by absorbing perspiration that leads to formation of malodor. The safety of Feminine Deodorants is established by selection of ingredients that are safe and suitable for this purpose. In addition, Feminine Deodorants are assessed for their potential to cause skin irritation or cause allergic reactions. Product safety is also established through strict adherence to the principles of Quality Assurance and Good Manufacturing Practices. This includes testing the compatibility of the product with packaging as well as shelf-life stability. FDA has established labeling requirements that help ensure that these products are used in a safe manner. It is very important to follow the directions on the label and to only use these products externally. Find out more about FDA labeling of feminine deodorant sprays. Finally, the safety of products is monitored in the market-place to track any reports of consumer injury. Companies include a phone number on their products where comments or complaints may be reported.