The best over-the-counter menopause products for 2023
A staggering 87% of menopausal women feel overlooked by society, and just 45% find it easy to shop for products that meet their needs . That’s why the GenM M-Tick certification is quickly gaining ground in the women’s health market. The M-Tick is a signpost to products that may ease, support, or relieve symptoms of menopause. It’s part of a promise to improve the visibility of products that have been designed with menopause in mind.
With many women (at least half!) opting to try natural remedies, the need for over-the-counter menopause products has exploded. From supplements to skin care to clothes, here are 5 of our top menopause-friendly products.
BEST FOR MENOPAUSE HOT FLUSHES
Often hailed as the ‘poster girl’ of menopause symptoms, around 75% of menopausal women will experience the dreaded hot flush. From dry to drenched in a matter of seconds, hot flushes can make an unwanted and often embarrassing appearance day or night.
Become clothing and nightwear is clinically proven to tackle hot flushes and night sweats. Its quick-drying, anti-microbial fabric promotes temperature and odour control for optimum comfort. The ‘anti-flush’ underwear range draws heat and sweat away from the body to keep your intimate areas cool and minimise odour caused by excessive sweating.
Become is one of GenM’s founding partners, so you can be sure their products are designed with the utmost care and respect for the needs of menopausal women.
BEST MENOPAUSE SUPPLEMENT POWDER
Do menopause supplements really work? A great question with a sometimes-complex answer. You’ll need to do your research and experiment with a few to find out exactly what your body needs. It's no secret that our bodies need the right nutritional support to negate the side effects of hormonal changes during menopause.
Whilst there is no ‘one menopause supplement to rule them all’, MPowder is a great place to start. Their award-winning wholefood led powders are designed to deliver targeted nutritional support for each stage of perimenopause and menopause. Their formulations are plant-based, non-GMO, and free from artificial sweeteners, and many of their customers use them alongside HRT.
BEST FOR MENOPAUSE VAGINAL DRYNESS AND ITCHING
Vaginal itching, burning, dryness, and pain during menopause are unfortunately common. Over half of women aged 50+ will experience it. YES® VM vaginal moisturiser has been designed to alleviate symptoms of vaginal dryness, gently replenish vaginal moisture levels, and improve comfort without compromising intimate health. For three-day relief, try YES® VM applicators which are inserted directly into the vagina. Our ‘smart moisture release’ technology means moisture is only delivered where and when the body needs it.
All YES® products are certified organic and made with the purest ingredients.
BEST NATURAL FOOD PRODUCT TO SUPPORT MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS
Take A Pause menopause tea is blended to offer support and relief through the tough menopause transition and contains natural ingredients traditionally used to support female well-being. These include Ginseng, which has been shown to ease hot flushes, Green Tea which has been shown to help with osteoporosis and bone loss in menopausal women, Gingko Biloba and Valerian Root, which are linked to improving mood and promoting relaxation. HOTTEA Mama teas are plant-based, gluten free and vegan friendly.
If you’re prone to hot flushes, serve over ice or keep in the fridge for a refreshing iced tea option.
BEST MENOPAUSE SKINCARE SERUM
As if thinning hair, a dry vagina, and hot flushes weren’t enough! You may also be experiencing skin changes due to fluctuating hormones and declining collagen levels. Vichy’s Meno5 Bi-Serum, targets five key signs of menopause on the skin, including dryness, dullness, uneven skin tone and texture, and loss of skin firmer, causing the skin to wrinkle and sag. This serum has been specifically tested on menopausal women with sensitive skin. Rich in vitamin B3, C and E and Omegas 6-9, 96% of their customers agree that their skin feels nourished and 98% agree their skin looks smoother after use .
Vichy’s products are hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested.
YES® Certified menopause-friendly products
90% of the YES® range now proudly sports the M-Tick, a global symbol of commitment to meeting the needs of women in menopause. Check out our range of menopause-friendly lubricants and vaginal moisturisers here, or head over to GenM to discover more menopause-friendly brands.