The Lunette menstrual cup is safe. It is made of medical-grade silicone which is FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved for medical use. The Lunette menstrual cup is manufactured at a Finnish factory that closely monitors the production of each product to guarantee the safety of the materials used. The production of every Lunette menstrual cup can be tracked from the raw material to the finished product.
Finnish legislation concerning manufacturer’s legal responsibility for product safety is different than in many other countries. According to Finnish and European Union legislation, the menstrual cup isn’t a product that is to be controlled by The National Agency for Medicines, however, regular consumer protection laws do apply. That is why the Lunette menstrual cup isn’t able to include any label indicating the approval of the national health authority in Finland or any other European country.
Lunette is approved by the TGA, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, an Australian regulatory agency for medical drugs and devices. TGA’s rigorous standards are the reason the selection of menstrual cups available in Australia is very limited. The fact that the Lunette cup has obtained TGA approval is proof of its safety and quality.
Lunette is also approved by the FDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
NO. Perfumed soaps with unfavorable pH values might coat the cup with a layer of substances that irritate the mucous membrane. Some of these soaps also contain agents that might damage the silicone. It is better to wash the menstrual cup carefully with tap water than using the wrong kind of soap. The Lunette menstrual cup is smooth on the inside, making it easy to clean with water alone. The next time you wash the cup at home, we suggest that you use the Lunette Feelbetter Liquid Wash. The wash is specially created to clean the cup gently and thoroughly without damaging the cup or irritating your body.
We are aware of the issue with the one-year-policy, but we don't think it is necessary to replace the cup that often. The Lunette is made of the best possible quality of medical-grade silicone, the same kind which is used in heart valve devices and artificial joints. You can safely use the Lunette menstrual cup for several years – there is no need to replace it every year. The FDA recommends replacing the cup every two to three years. We have noticed that some women choose to replace their cup more often due to aesthetic reasons, since cups tend to discolor over time. You can prevent discoloring to some extent by always rinsing the cup with cold water before cleaning and by using the Lunette Feelbetter Liquid Wash.
The silicone is not the same type used in breast implants. The material associated with leaking breast implants contained liquid silicone, whereas the material in the Lunette is in solid form which poses no risk of leaking. It is hypoallergenic, toxic-free, durable and in no way harmful to human tissue.
You can throw your cup to a bin but we recommend burning. When burning your cup will only create white ash and not any harmful chemicals or gas.
No, Lunette menstrual cup is manufactured from highest quality medical grade silicone and it does not contain any phthalates, bisphenol A or heavy metals. Not even the colored ones.
All Lunette products, including Lunette menstrual cups, Feelbetter Liquid Wash, cloth pads and Moodsmooth Body Cream, have the Key Flag. The right to use the Key Flag symbol is issued upon application to the origin mark committee of the Association for Finnish Work. Key Flag products and services must be produced in Finland. When issuing the Key Flag, all costs accumulated up to the shipping of a product at the factory gate are observed. The use of the Key Flag is regulated by the Association for Finnish Work, that has been promoting Finnish know-how already for over 95 years.