There are many reasons to use a natural lubricant to enhance a healthy sex life. Low estrogen levels are often a cause of vaginal dryness. There are many factors that can contribute to a woman’s estrogen level, including menopause, birth control pills or sponges, and antibiotics or other medications. Even intensive exercise, vaginal infections (like yeast infections or UTI’s), childbirth, and nursing can cause a woman to be dryer than she might want. However, using a natural personal lubricant such as Sliquid can bring pleasure back to your sex life.
1Why glycerin free?
Glycerin is a sugar derivative, and is a common ingredient in most lubricants on the market today. Glycerin and other sugar derivatives may often cause problems for many women, especially those who are prone to UTI’s and yeast infections. Sliquid personal lubricants are all formulated to be safe for women. In other words, Sliquid takes the guesswork out of choosing a personal lubricant for sensitive women, because the products are formulated by sensitive women, for sensible women.
1Why paraben free?
Parabens are a common preservative used in many products in the US and throughout the world. Recently, due to new studies on the effects of parabens in the human body, several nations in the EU have outlawed the use of parabens in consumer products. These studies have shown that many women who have developed breast cancer have a high level of parabens in their bodies. While the studies have not proven conclusively whether or not the parabens are a cause or a result of the cancer, we here at Sliquid agree with the EU and believe in the mantra of “better safe than sorry.” Though parabens are still a commercially viable preservative in many products in the US, including packaged foods and cosmetics, Sliquid will once again stand up for the consumer and deliver a truly safe product.
1Why are Sliquid products glycerin / glycol / glycerol free?
Glycerin, glycol, and glycerol are all humectants, meaning they draw in moisture, both from the air and from anything they come into contact with. This makes them very slippery, which is why you find them in many lubricants. However, they are also sugar derivatives, and may contribute to yeast infections and UTI’s, especially in those already prone to them. Glycerin is a byproduct of the soap making process, which boils down animal and vegetable fats, leaving it with several very undesirable by products, including glycerin.
1What is use instead of glycerin?
The most natural ingredient we could – plant cellulose. The key ingredient in Sliquid products is plant cellulose derived from organically sourced cotton fibers (if you look closely, you can see a little cloudiness in the lubricants). It also blend in Cyamposis (Guar Conditioners), a safe, non toxic, hypoallergenic additive to help the plant cellulose glide.
1So why no parabens?
Parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl) are common preservatives in many household cosmetics, including deodorant, makeup, and many more. Some studies have shown a high amount of parabens present in breast cancer tissue biopsies. Though parabens are still legal to use in cosmetics here in the USA, several countries in the EU have taken steps to discontinue their use.