Lube For Sensitive Skin


sensitive skin

What makes a lube gentle enough for sensitive skin? Skin sensitivities affect millions of people. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 50% of people have sensitive skin. This is up from 30% in the 1980s! 

And though this increase may be caused by any number of things, the fact remains – sensitive skin is a real issue that can impact every inch of our bodies. People who have had an allergic reaction to lube know the importance of using a lube for sensitive skin. If you or your partner has sensitivities, try our Aqua Sensitive hypo-allergenic lube.

Lube For Sensitive Skin 

The exact definition of sensitive skin varies depending on who you ask. Generally, there are four distinct types: acne, rosacea, burning & stinging, and contact dermatitis (which refers to the skin’s rashy reaction to allergens and/or irritants). In the most intimate areas of our bodies, burning & stinging and contact dermatitis are the most common types of sensitive skin reactions.

Lube Ingredients That Irritate Sensitive Skin

During the course of normal everyday life, burning & stinging and contact dermatitis can be caused by fairly commonplace items touching your skin. 

In terms of rashy contact dermatitis, allergens are things that you are actually allergic to versus irritants that just bother your skin (you may not technically be allergic to them). For example, household bleach is a skin irritant; fragrances, preservatives, and colors are common allergens.

A note about organic products and sensitive skin: many organic products contain essential oils and fragrances that may lead to an allergic contact dermatitis reaction. For example, people with a ragweed allergy could develop contact dermatitis in response to organic products that contain chamomile or calendula (marigold extract) – these ingredients can feel just like ragweed to someone with a ragweed allergy.

Gentle Lube

If you have sensitive skin, consider avoiding products that contain harsh antibacterial ingredients, fragrances, parabens, and alcohol (including alcohol-based sugars like glycerin). A good rule of thumb is: the fewer the ingredients, the more skin friendly a product likely is!

Wicked Sensual Care’s Aqua Sensitive lubricant is water-based and glycerin free. It’s also fragrance free, paraben free, and safe for use with latex and all toy materials. Ultra silicone lube is also great for sensitive skin.

The simply® Collection by Wicked Sensual Care features a line of limited ingredient lubricants, specifically formulated to be free from parabens, glycerin, and propylene glycol. Here's an overview of these lubricants and the reasons behind their specific formulation:

Limited Ingredient Lubricants in the simply® Collection


  • Minimal Ingredients: These lubricants are made with fewer ingredients, focusing on simplicity and purity to reduce the risk of irritation and allergic reactions.
  • Free from Parabens: Parabens, which are often used as preservatives in cosmetics and personal care products, have been omitted due to concerns about their potential estrogenic effects and links to skin irritation and more serious health issues.
  • No Glycerin: Glycerin, a common lubricant ingredient, is excluded because it can be problematic for people prone to yeast infections. 
  • Propylene Glycol-Free: Propylene glycol is avoided as it can be an irritant to some people, especially those with sensitive skin or allergies. Most people can use propylene glycol without any issue, but for those with sensitivities, simply® is a great lubricant option.


  • Suitable for Sensitive Skin: These lubricants are ideal for individuals with sensitive skin or those who have had reactions to more complex lubricant formulations.
  • Reduced Risk of Irritation and Infections: By omitting ingredients like glycerin and propylene glycol, the risk of irritation and yeast infections is minimized.
  • Safer for Long-Term Use: The absence of parabens aligns with a growing preference for products that are free from potential endocrine disruptors, making them a safer choice for long-term use for those with sensitivities.
  • Focus on Natural Comfort: The limited ingredient approach emphasizes natural comfort, providing lubrication without unnecessary additives.


Why Choose Paraben, Glycerin, and Propylene Glycol-Free Lubricants?

  • Health Consciousness: Consumers are increasingly aware of the potential health impacts of various ingredients used in personal care products. By choosing lubricants free from these substances, users can avoid potential risks and irritations.
  • Preventing Infections: While most people will not experience any sensitivities, ingredients like glycerin can potentially exacerbate issues like chronic yeast infections, so their exclusion is crucial for those already prone to such conditions.
  • Skin Sensitivity: For individuals with sensitive skin, fewer ingredients mean a lower chance of allergic reactions or skin irritation.
  • Aligning with Personal Preferences: Many consumers prefer products with more natural or minimal ingredient lists, aligning with a general trend towards cleaner, more transparent personal care products.


pH Balanced Lubricant

Our Aqua  Sensitive lubricant is exceptionally formulated and won’t upset delicate vaginal pH. Normal vaginal pH ranges from 3.8 to 4.5 – Wicked Sensual Care’s Aqua Sensitive is exclusively designed, with a pH in the same range, for perfect balance. It has also been clinically tested to be hypoallergenic, with zero sensitivities reported from a 100 person panel. 

In addition, we’ve added Vitamin E and a touch of aloe, a natural ingredient known for its healing and moisturizing properties, to help soothe even the most delicate skin. With Aqua Sensitive, you get all the slippery, moisturizing benefits of a water-based lubricant that’s exceptionally gentle!

simply™ Lubricants

simply™ lubes are clean lubricants that are slick, sensual, and never sticky. Free of glycerin, propylene glycol, and parabens, the simply™ collection is also vegan, cruelty-free, and enhanced with our signature antioxidant-rich olive leaf extract for its moisturizing and bio-static properties.


The simply® Collection is designed to offer safer, more comfortable intimate experiences, especially for individuals with sensitivities or health concerns regarding common lubricant ingredients. This approach reflects a broader trend in the personal care industry towards pleasure products that are both effective and mindful of health and wellness.

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