Lube For Sensitive Skin
LUBE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN – DOES IT REALLY MATTER?
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.
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.
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™ 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.
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