Our History

Our Mission

Vagisil® is shameless about vaginal care. It’s our mission to create a more open platform to talk about the vaginal care topics that many women say they are uncomfortable discussing. To help inform, educate, and reduce the shame that still exists around vaginal care 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 care and seek the solutions they need. Without apology. Without stigma. Without shame.


Vagisil Co-Founder, Mary Elizabeth Combe

Our History

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 care, and no woman should suffer in silence.

Mary Elizabeth came up with the name Vagisil®. Despite the facts, the US government tried to silence us. Television networks in the US 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 care.

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 care.

We Are Your Vaginal Care Experts

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 care. 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 care and well-being. We also partner with top gynecologists to create the best solutions for your vaginal care needs. For over 40 years, we’ve developed products with your vaginal care in mind. Because when you’re in control of your vaginal care, you’re more productive, comfortable and confident.

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