Who Should Use the Facial Moisturizer?

Mineira face moisturizer is formulated to bring glow to women of all ages and skin types because it complements natural hormonal changes that take place over the course of a woman’s life.

Collagen peaks along with estrogen in our twenties and begins to decline in our thirties, with exponential decline in our forties, fifties and beyond. Phytoestrogens—this moisturizer’s all-star ingredient—encourage the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.

Who Should Use the Feminine Moisturizer?

Carioca feminine moisturizer is a soothing cream for women of every age and skin type seeking extra hydration and replenishment. Unlike vaginal lubricants, it can be applied regularly, on a daily basis, to retain natural-feeling moisture while relieving discomfort.

Women can experience vaginal dryness due to:

- hormonal changes
- breastfeeding and pregnancy
- certain medications, including birth control pills, antidepressants and allergy medications
- harsh soaps, douches, and perfumed feminine hygiene sprays

How many uses will I get out of my Carioca feminine moisturizer bottle?

The number of uses will depend on how often you use it. We recommend that women who suffer from continuous dryness apply 1-2 pumps daily to maximize suppleness, comfort and hydration. If you use it daily, your bottle should last you approximately 3 months. If you choose to only use it on those occasions when you need a little extra hydration it will last even longer.

I am currently on hormone replacement therapy. Can I still use the moisturizers?

Yes. All LaMaria products are hormone free and should not interfere with your hormone replacement therapy.  Hormone replacement therapy is absorbed systemically, whereas our products have a localized effect. Check with your prescribing physician to ensure use supports your individual circumstances.

Is it normal to feel tingling when using the moisturizers?

Yes. You may feel a slight tingling sensation for the first few uses as your skin becomes accustomed to these powerful ingredients. If this occurs, we recommend you space out the days of use until your skin becomes acclimated to the product. Then, you can continue with daily use.

It is not normal to have a severe reaction. If this occurs, discontinue use and consult your physician.

Is the feminine moisturizer safe to use internally?

Carioca was formulated by a board-certified gynecologist for safe external use, but if some cream does come into contact with your vaginal mucosa this should not be of concern. The formula has undergone extensive third-party lab testing for safety and has been deemed vaginal irritant free.

How long do I need to use the products before I see results?

How long it takes for Carioca to work its magic will depend on your level of dryness. Some women will experience immediate relief with the first application. Others will start to feel a difference in comfort, hydration and elasticity after around three weeks of daily use. Once Carioca begins working your body, you’ll experience balanced, natural-feeling moisture maintenance and relief.

What is the shelf life of LaMaria moisturizers?

Once opened, the moisturizers can be used for twelve months. Proper storage and care of your products include keeping them away from extreme temperatures and direct sunlight.

For a little added luxury, keep Mineira in your refrigerator — like a glass of champagne, it’s best served chilled!

Are your products safe?

LaMaria products have been both dermatologically and gynaecologically tested by third-party labs for safety. That said, if you do experience any ongoing irritation, discontinue use and, if necessary, contact your physician.

How is Carioca feminine moisturizer different from other intimate moisturizers on the market?

Carioca was meticulously formulated using only the highest quality ingredients to produce the genuine feeling of supple hydration in your most intimate tissue. The formulation was crafted by a gynecologist who understands the importance of maintaining the pH of the natural vaginal ecosystem.

Carioca is designed to treat your most intimate areas with the utmost care, without the use of vaginal irritants such as fragrance, parabens, alcohol, silicone, petroleum sulfates, and phthalates.

How is the facial moisturizer different from all of the other moisturizers on the market?

Mineira was carefully formulated using only the highest quality ingredients in concentrations scientifically proven to be gentle but effective. This formula’s “hero” ingredients include phytoestrogens. Clinical studies have shown that these plant-derived compounds encourage the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to enhance skin quality and improve elasticity. Additional benefits include improved wound healing, as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that support a healthy and glowing complexion.

Are your formulas clean?

Women’s health and wellness is the foundation of the LaMaria line. Our skincare is free of harsh chemicals and compounds, and are formulated using clinically proven ingredients. Every ingredient fits within one or more of the following categories: naturally derived, plant-based and organic.