While I’m happy that some of the larger manufacturers like ID and Astroglide are now making glycerin- and parben-free lubricant, I was horribly disappointed with ID Moments specifically. This supposedly hypoallergenic lube has produced a burning sensation on my flesh every time I have used it. At first I thought it was a fluke, so I waited a few days and tried it again. Same result. I used other lubes within this time frame without any burning sensation, but every time I have used ID Moments it has not been pleasant.
While it is glycerin and paraben free it also includes fun ingredients like:
Propylene Glycol – better known as Antifreeze, classified as toxic in Canada, classified as an irritant, and linked to cancer and reproductive, brain, and nervous system issues.
Hexylene Glycol – classified as an irritant by the EU, linked to endocryne system disruption, and an immune system toxicant.
PEG-45M – classified as toxic in Canada, is a known irritant, and linked to cancer and reproductive problems.
Phenoxyethanol – classified as an irritant by the EU, restricted in Japan, and linked to cancer, organ issues, and brain and nervous system issues.
No wonder I was being irritated by this “hypoallergenic” lube! I don’t even understand how ID justifies classifying this as “hypoallergenic” when it includes known irritants and toxic chemicals. Unfortunately there is just not enough regulation on chemicals here in the US, and even less so in sexuality products.
Looking at other reviews of ID Moments it is clear to me that not everyone experienced this lube in the same way I did. Not everyone had a burning sensation on their vulva at first contact that was then made worse with friction. I was not the only one, however, so it’s also not just me. Perhaps my largely chemical-free lifestyle has made me even more sensitive to the nasty chemicals included in this lube.
Either way, however, I can’t in my right mind recommend this to anyone. If you’re looking for a good water-based body-friendly lube, go with Sliquid instead.
Much thanks to PinkCherry sex toys for sending me ID Moments to review. This bad review of ID Moments is in no way a reflection on the fantastic sex toy store PinkCherry.com (and no, they don’t make me say that), but it is a reflection on the company ID.
Compatibility: Works with all toy types. Latex safe. Body safe.
Flavored: Sort of? Not marketed as such, though “flavor” is the last ingredient in the list. Huh?
Taste: Sickeningly sweet due to the ingredient sucrolose (Splenda), a strange almost alcohol-like aftertaste, unpleasant.
Smell: A little sweet, but not unpleasant.
Sticky: Not at all!
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/EAU, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acrylates/C10-30, Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-45M, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylendiamine, Sucrolose, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Flavor.