Is ProMeno Similar to Anna's Wild Yam Cream?

Recently, we have received the question "Is your cream like Anna's Wild Yam Cream?" quite frequently. Because of this, we decided to create this informative page to explain how Anna's Wild Yam Cream and ProMeno Wild Yam Cream are created for the same use -- but do differ in some other ways.

We understand how one might want to know how our cream compares in terms of ingredients, effectiveness, and overall benefits. This frequent question underscores the importance of providing clear information, to reassure and educate others on how these products compare. Firstly -- they are both intended for the same purpose. So in short, ProMeno is considered an Anna's Wild Yam Cream alternative.

To begin with, MoonMaid Botanical's ProMeno Wild Yam Cream was among the first pioneering products launched in the US in 1995, quickly gaining recognition for its effectiveness and quality.

Similarly so, Anna's Wild Yam Cream was one of the first to enter the Austrailian market in 1997, making a niche for itself with its unique formulation and trusted benefits.

Active Ingredients Comparison

One of the distinguishing features of MoonMaid Botanicals' ProMeno Wild Yam Cream is its unique herbal-oil based formulation. Unlike many other products that often add wild yam (or other herb) extracts to a pre-existing cream base, ProMeno Wild Yam Cream is meticulously crafted using a process that integrates the whole herb directly into the oil base.

Most commonly asked: "How many mg of Wild Yam is in ProMeno Wild Yam Cream?"
This active ingredient comes out to 215mg of Wild Yam Root.

Please note that "extract" is not added to this. Because our cream does not contain extracts or ethanol, it is different and therefore the mg = mg may not work out quite the same way. Ultimately, we believe this isn't comparing apples to apples.

Anna's Wild Yam Cream Active Ingredients:
 ✔ Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) liquid extract 200mg
 ✔ Vitex Agnus-Castus (Chaste Tree) liquid extract 15mg
 ✔ Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) inner leaf juice powder 50mcg
 ✔ Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) 20mg
Contains soya bean products and herbal extract solvent alcohol (ethanol 13.67% v/v)

ProMeno Wild Yam Cream Active Ingredients:
 ✔ Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Oil Base
 ✔ Vitex Agnus-Castus (Chaste Tree) Oil Base
Comfrey Leaf (Symphytum tuberosum) Oil Base
 ✔ Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Juice)
 ✔ Sacha Inchi Oil (Natural Form of Vitamin E)
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

All of our active ingredients are certified organic. Want to learn more on why we use certain ingredients? Check out Our Ingredients page for more information about our sourcing and additional information.

Wild Yam Cream Experience & Effect

We have personally found that some formulations work better for different people. In our experience, we have witnessed scenarios where an oil-based herbal formulation works better, and also where an extract-based formulation works better.
Should you feel that one is not working for you (after giving it a 3-month trial) we certainly recommend trying the other type of formulation.

While both ProMeno Wild Yam Cream and Anna’s Wild Yam Cream offer similar benefits due to their primary ingredients -- subtle differences in formulation may result in one preferring one over the other.

ProMeno's Unique "Face Cream" Application

Wild Yam Cream Face Application

Ever since the inception of ProMeno, it has been suggested that you can apply it to the face. Thus, it's not only made for its ability to alleviate women's discomfort but also for promoting general skin radiance. This dual-purpose formulation, often described as "feeling thicker" than some alternatives, was formulated with these benefits in mind.

A few key natural ingredients like Comfrey Leaf, MSM, and Sacha Inchi Oil, makes our cream rejuvenating for the skin, helping to reduce fine lines and sagging. Additionally, it may also assist with acne, making it possibly beneficial for multiple skin concerns.

It's not necessary to apply it to the face, as it can be used in the other common application sites as well. This is purely an additional "optional" use.

Ultimately, we hope that this explains some of the differences (and similarities) of Anna's Wild Yam Cream and ProMeno Wild Yam Cream. In the end, your personal preference regarding texture, scent, formulation, availability, and price will ultimately guide the best choice for your specific needs.

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