We could not be more excited to launch Authentic Skin Remedies’ organic, oil-based personal lubricant! Now everyone can Glide into fun and pleasure without having to worry about the health risks that go with toxic chemicals. Yes, I said everyone – lube enhances the sex lives of women and men!
It’s true, over 65% of women report using personal lubricant, and we tend to associate the word with vaginal dryness brought on by menopause. But the truth is lube is for so much more, and the statistics bear it out. According to the National Survey of Sexual Behavior and Health, 70 percent of all men have used lubricant in the past year, saying it made sex more fun and comfortable.
Non-toxic lubes protect men’s health, too
In last week’s blog we talked about the real concerns surrounding pH balance and endocrine disruptors for women choosing a personal lubricant. But did you know the same concerns go for male bodies as well?
The truth is, male bodies are also affected by conventional lubricants and chemical ingredients left unregulated by the FDA. Parabens are easily absorbed by the penis and anus - and have been shown to have anti-testosterone properties. That’s no small concern, when you consider the implications include reduced sperm count and motility, and a possible rise in prostate cancer.
Here at Authentic Skin Remedies, our passion for non-toxic, organic and plant-based products has never been limited by any demographic, including one’s gender. Everyone deserves truly healthy choices when it comes to their personal care products. And everyone deserves to feel beautiful and sexy! That’s why we’re so proud to launch Glide at an event all about beauty, glamour and what it really means to be authentically you!
Glide launches at the Miss Gay America Nevada Pageant!
It really couldn’t be a more fabulous fit. Authentic Skin Remedies is looking forward to sponsoring the 2018 Miss Gay Nevada America Pageant at the Downtown Grand in Las Vegas on April 27!
This pageant has a long history in the art form of female impersonation. Now in its 46thyear, the prestigious pageant demands talent, creativity, glamour and authenticity – no body augmentation below the neck allowed. This event is all about beauty and the personal expression of one’s sexiness, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to attend as a sponsor.
Authentic Skin Remedies knows that Glide can enhance fun and pleasure for every beautiful body out there because it’s made from plant-based essential oils. Did you know oil-based lubricants are known for a silky smooth experience and help sex last longer because they don’t dry out quickly? This lube can be safely used with any non-latex condom, and Glide provides an aphrodisiac bonus from the essential lavender oil!
But don’t just read about it. We hope you’ll join us for the launch of Glide at Miss Gay Nevada America, and we hope you’ll try Glide for yourself. Let’s celebrate beauty, pleasure, and fun. That’s authentically sexy!
It’s no secret that Authentic Skin Remedies is fueled by passion. As a lover of beauty products and a cancer survivor, it’s my mission to develop skin care products that are free of toxic chemicals. I want you to look and feel beautiful while protecting your health. And this got me thinking: if you’re choosing non-toxic products for your skin, why not do the same for all products that go into your body?
Yes, this time it’s personal. But the word authentic wouldn’t be in our name if we weren’t willing to go there. It’s time to look at what’s in your lube.
Why the ingredients in your lubricant matter
Like most of your skin care products, the ingredients in your personal lubricant are not regulated by the FDA. That means many of the same toxins will pop up in most lubricants too. Why does this matter?
The first thing to remember, if you’re born biologically female, is that the vagina is a mucous membrane with thin, permeable walls. Chemicals are easily absorbed there. So, what are the chemicals commonly found in lubricants? For starters:
What is a safe, non-toxic personal lubricant?
According to none other than the World Health Organization, a couple of things are really important in a lubricant. First, it should mimic your body’s pH levels. Conventional lubricants disrupt your pH levels which can lead to bacterial overgrowth. And it should have what they call “osmolality levels below 1200,”which is the scientific way of saying the lubricant should only add moisture – not block your body’s ability to make it in the first place!
Okay, you might be thinking, how do I make sure of that? We’ve been thinking about that here at Authentic Skin Remedies, too.
One thing we do know is that if something is nourishing and safe to eat, it’s safe to apply to your body. What’s more, a truly nourishing and organic ingredient will embrace your body’s natural processes. We see that the same principles we’ve applied to our beauty products can apply to your personal lubricant. It is possible to use toxin-free, cruelty-free, paraben-free ingredients and reap amazing results.
In fact, you could say we’re pretty passionate about it.
Announcing Authentic Skin Remedies’ Glide
I’m so excited to announce we are making a safe, non-toxic personal lubricant available later this month. Glide relies on a blend of essential oils to enhance your body’s own natural lubrication. Protecting your health while ensuring you enjoy yourself? That’s authentically sexy. And I can’t wait to tell you more – so stay tuned!