The Facts of Simply Slick® and How We're Better
We want you to know...
At Simply Slick® we asked a simple question: What are we putting on ourselves downstairs? What we found amazed us and we want to inform you why we spent the time to develop a natural, healthy lubricant.
Most personal lubricants are not condom friendly or toy safe. Because of the chemicals used many lubricants will attack latex or silicon based products.
Most personal lubricants are not water soluble (or)non-staining. Many lubricants that claim to be water soluble will still stain clothing or bedding.
Important Safety Information...
Parabens (methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, benzylparaben) are the most commonly used preservative in personal care products. They are widely used in everything from shampoo to personal lubricants. Actually, parabens are hiding in over 13,000 products!
Suspicions concerning parabens and cancer first appeared back in 1998. At that time, studies began to expose the estrogen-like property of parabens. Twelve studies have confirmed estrogen-like activity in laboratory rats injected with parabens. The results indicate a weak form of estrogen. To begin with, the estrogen-like activity relates to the research findings of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT studies established a connection between estrogen and breast cancer. Read more...
Sorbitol & Xylitol are in a class of alternative sweeteners known as polyols which includes mannitol. They are also referred to as sugar alcohols. Because of the sugar alcohols present in the chemical structure it is generally not a good fit for those who are yeast intolerant (i.e. Candida Albicans and yeast infections)"
Xylitol safety warning for animals - Within 30 minutes of consuming a small amount of a xylitol-sweetened product, the ASPCA says, dogs can experience a dramatic drop in blood sugar, and they usually begin vomiting, become lethargic and can have difficulty standing or walking. Some have seizures, develop internal hemorrhaging and lesions and suffer liver failure. As few as two or three sticks of xylitol gum could be toxic to a 20-pound dog.
Propylene Glycol is antifreeze it is used in internal combustion engines and other heat transfer applications, such as HVAC chillers and solar water heaters.
Propylene Glycol acts as a solvent, surfactant, and wetting agent. It can easily penetrate the skin, and can weaken protein and cellular structure. In fact, Propylene Glycol penetrates the skin so quickly that the EPA warns factory workers to avoid skin contact, to prevent brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities. Propylene Glycol is what is used to carry the active ingredients in those transdermal patches you may use to stop smoking into your body.
This brings up a key problem with Propylene Glycol it is a carrier compound, it takes other less healthy ingredients quickly into your blood stream.
Dimethicone also listed as: highly polymerized mythil polysilosave; methyl polysiloxane; dimethul silicone; dimethicone copolyol; dimethicone 350; dimethyl silicone; silicone L-45; DC 1664; viscasil 5M; E900; dow corning 1664; mirasil dm 20; PDMS (polymethylsiloxane).
The biggest difficulty with dimethicone is it is not water soluble, and it stains bedding and clothing.
- Toxic to wildlife
- Usage in cosmetics is restricted
- Data gaps: more studies have yet to be conducted to assess its safety
Sodium Hydroxide listed on labels as: Sodium hydroxide (NaOH), also known as lye and caustic soda.It will cause severe burns. If you get it in your eyes it can cause serious permanent eye damage. Very harmful if swallowed. pH 13-14 , Potassium hydroxide Ph 13-14. Sodium Hydroxide is a powerful alkali used in industry for cleaning drains and pipe lines also used in oven cleaners.
So why is it used in cosmetics and personal care products? Sodium Hydroxide, Calcium Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide are used to control the pH of cosmetics and personal care products.
More Safety Information...
Concentrated Sodium Hydroxide, Calcium Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide are strong irritants and corrosive to the skin, eyes, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal system if ingested. The severity of effects caused by Sodium, Magnesium and Potassium Hydroxide is a function of the concentration, the pH, the length of tissue contact time, and local conditions and skin type.