Ladies’ Room: Sex & Style
We know about hot flashes, but when desire brings on another kind of heat, decreased estrogen levels may cause vaginal dryness that makes intercourse uncomfortable. The answer: a hormone-free vaginal moisturizer, such as Zestica Moisture. Available in simple-to-use applicators, it has hyaluronic acid, a vaginal fluid ingredient that encourages water retention in the tissue. www.zesticamoisture.ca —Jayne MacAulay
Keepin’ it cool
We hear a lot of “buzz” ingredients when it comes to vitamins and supplements. From free-radical chasing antioxidants to anti-aging coenzyme Q10 to the full gamut of B (1 through 12) vitamins that help convert carbs and fats to energy, these words and formulas have become a part of our health dictionary. But sometimes all those pills are a little hard to swallow.
Enter Vitamints, which forgo the chalky pill for the ease of taking a breath mint. With eight flavours – including specifically targeted mints such as Calm (de-stress your day), Immune (defence against colds with Zinc and vitamin C), and Focus (for concentration & memory) – they are loaded with the recommended daily doses of said “buzz” ingredients and then some and come in easy-to-carry tins. Plus they’re flavoured with peppermint so your breath stays fresh, too. $5 (60 per package) at most grocery retailers and drug stores; www.vitamints.ca —VV