Our Story


Vagisil® is shameless about vaginal health™. It’s our mission to create a more open platform to talk about the vaginal health topics that many women say they are uncomfortable discussing. To help inform, educate, and reduce the shame that still exists around vaginal health issues. These issues are a natural and normal part of being a woman and having a vagina, so we want women to feel empowered to discuss their vaginal health and seek the solutions they need. Without apology. Without stigma. Without shame.


Vagisil Co-Founder, Mary Elizabeth Combe


In the early 1970s, as the women’s liberation movement was gaining momentum, Ivan and Mary Elizabeth, our founders, were determined to create products that would actually improve women’s lives. They believed that no woman should be shamed for having vaginal issues, that every woman had the right to be in control of her vaginal health, and no woman should suffer in silence.

Mary Elizabeth came up with the name Vagisil®. Despite the facts, the government tried to silence us. Television networks tried to censor us. They hated our name. Even with the Sexual Revolution going on at the time, no one said the word vagina in public. Still, the name Vagisil® was here to stay. We were intentional about being a beacon for every woman seeking relief and better vaginal health.

For over 40 years, Vagisil® has been the brand women trust to solve the vaginal issues that affect us all. There’s so much to celebrate about being a woman and having a vagina. We believe suffering and feeling shame should never be a part of it. That’s why Vagisil® always has been—and always will be—shameless about vaginal health™.


Being shameless and being informed go hand-in-hand. We’re here to give you the information and solutions you need to take control of your body and be shameless about vaginal health. To do so, the female-led experts at our labs work hard to develop innovative products that help
relieve the issues affecting women’s intimate health and well-being. We also partner with top gynecologists, including board certified Dr. Althea O’Shaughnessy, to create the best solutions for your vaginal health needs. For over 40 years, we’ve developed products with your health in mind. Because when you’re in control of your vaginal health, you’re more productive, comfortable and confident.

If you have a question, comment or even a compliment for our team, message us on Facebook or call our consumer resources team toll-free at ‍1-800-431-2610.