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Ingredients of Lubricants – Chemicals of Concern

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Harsh chemical ingredients found in lubricants can also be toxic to vaginal tissue and its microbiome. (The microbiome is the balance of microorganisms that naturally inhabit the vagina.)  Vaginal exposure to toxic lubricant ingredients can lead to discomfort, irritation, and increased risk of infection from even short term exposure. Some lubricant ingredients also have the potential to cause longer term chronic health effects including cancer and reproductive problems from repeated exposure over many years.

Click here for more information on these chemicals and their potential health effects, read the fact sheet, “Slippery Slope: Potential Hazards of Lubricants for Women”

Chemicals of concern are highlighted in red.

Note: This list is not exhaustive. Contact the manufacturer for ingredients of any lubricant not included on this list.
Ingredients listings were collected from company websites in January 2017. Formulations can change overtime.

Brand/
Company
Product Name Ingredients
Astroglide Astroglide liquid Purified Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 15, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Astroglide Astroglide Gel Purified Water, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Methylparaben, Glucono Delta Lactone, Sodium Hydroxide
Astroglide Astroglide sensitive skin gel Purified Water,Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Propanediol, Polyquaternium 15, Lactic Acid
Astroglide Astroglide Diamond Silicone Gel Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Astroglide Astroglide X Silicone Liquid Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone
Astroglide Astroglide Natural Liquid Purified Water, Xylitol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Pectin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Potassium ascorbyl tocopheryl phosphate (Vitamins C & E), Lactic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol
Astroglide Astroglide Strawberry Liquid Purified Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose,Natural & Artifical Strawberry Flavor, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Saccharin, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid
Astroglide Astroglide TTC Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Fructose, Galactose, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide
Genneve Genneve Personal Lubricant Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propanediol, Gluconolactone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid
Genneve Genneve Hybrid Personal Lubricant Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Water (Aqua), Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Cellulose Gum, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Polyacrylate Trideceth-6, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone
Good Clean Love Bio-Match Restore Vaginal Lubricant Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavor, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate
Good Clean Love Caragold Premium personal Lubricant Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Organic-compliant flavor (EU: Aroma), Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Organic Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
Good Clean Love Almost Naked Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Xanthan Gum, Agar, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Natural Food Grade Flavors (Lemon and Vanilla)
Good Clean Love Guilty Pleasure Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Xanthan Gum, Agar, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Natural Food Grade Flavors (Cinnamon and Vanilla)
ID Lubricants ID Glide Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cellulose Gum, EDTA, Carbomer, PEG-90M, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
ID Lubricants ID Millenium Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone And Dimethiconol.
ID Lubricants ID Silk Water, glycerin, propylene glycol, sorbitan stearate, isopropyl myristate, cetearyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, hydrolyzed silk, sodium hyaluronate, cyclopentasiloxane, carbomer, dimethicone, EDTA, hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-45M, tetrahydroxypropyl ethylenediamine, methylparaben, sodium benzoate
JO Gelato Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Flavor (Aroma), Sucralose, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid
JO Premium for Women Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethiconol
JO H2O for Women Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Cellulose Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
K-Y Lubricants K-Y Water-based Ultragel Water, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Polysorbate 60, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzoic acid, Tocopheryl acetate
K-Y Lubricants K-Y True Feel Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Honey, Methylparaben, Sucralose
K-Y Lubricants K-Y Jelly Personal Lubricant Water, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Gluconolactone, Methylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide
K-Y Lubricants K-Y Liquid Personal Lubricant Water, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzoic Acid, Methylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide
K-Y Lubricants K-Y Yours + Mine Warming couples lubricant YOURS FOR HIM®: Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Honey, Methylparaben, Sucralose. MINE FOR HER®: Water, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzoic Acid, Menthyl Lactate, Methyl Salicylate, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide
K-Y Lubricants K-Y Warming Liquid Lubricant Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Honey, Methylparaben, Sucralose
Reckitt Benckiser K-Y Liquibeads Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Gelatin, Glycerin
RePhresh Vaginal Gel Personal Lubricant Water (USP Purified), Glycerin, Polycarbophil, Carbomer Homopolymer (Type B), Ethylparaben Sodium, Methylparaben Sodium, Propylparaben Sodium, Sodium Hydroxide
Replens Replens Silky Smooth Lubricant Dimethicone, dimethiconol
Sasmar pharmaceuticals Conceive Plus lubricant Deionised water, hypromellose, sodium chloride, glycerol, sodium phosphate, disodium phosphate, methylparaben, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride.
Sustain Organic Lube Lavender Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (reconstituted Aloe vera), Xanthan Gum , Agar, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavors
Sustain Organic Lube Unscented Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (reconstituted Aloe vera), Xanthan Gum , Agar, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavors
YES Yes Water Based Lubricant Aqua (water), Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera)*, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus (Guar Gum)*, Ceratonia siliqua (Locust Bean Gum)*, Linum usitatissimum (Flax extract)*, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Citric acid.
YES Yes Oil Based Lubricant Prunus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter)*, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter*, Cera alba (Bees wax)*, Natural Tocopherols (Vitamin E).