Which lubricant should I use?
It depends on your preference and usage. Our shine organic is 100% natural, organic, pH balanced, and aloe-based—best for supplementing your natural moisture. The organic is ultra-moisturizing, latex-friendly, and can be used with silicone toys (versus silicone lubricant, which should not be used with silicone toys). We recommend for vaginal sex or everyday hydration, as needed.
The silicone is particularly excellent for use in the shower and/or anal play because silicone-based lubricants last longer, significantly reduce friction, and don’t need to be rehydrated as often as a water- or aloe-based lubricants, like the organic.
Both our lubricants are gluten-free, sugar-free, hormone-free, glycerin-free, paraben-free, and contain non-GMO and vegan-friendly ingredients.
What is in the shine organic lubricant?
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propanediol, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Gluconolactone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Cannabis Sativa Seed Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid.
What is in the shine silicone lubricant?
Shine silicone lubricant consists of dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethiconol, and phenyl trimethicone.
Are the lubricants edible?
Please do not consume the lubricants.
Is your lubricant cruelty free?
Our lubricants and condoms are FDA-compliant, so unfortunately it’s currently not possible to be classified as cruelty-free. All FDA-approved medical devices comply with all standards per the FDA guidelines.
Is your lubricant vegan?
Both of our lubricants are gluten-free, sugar-free, hormone-free, glycerin-free, paraben-free, and contain non-GMO and vegan-friendly ingredients.
Is your lubricant safe when trying to conceive?
Yes, our shine organic lubricant is safe to use when trying to conceive. This lubricant is 100% natural, which means there are no artificial ingredients and is free of any glycerin, parabens, spermicide or harmful chemicals that may negatively affect sperm motility and health. It is also gluten-free, sugar-free, hormone-free and contains non-GMO and vegan-friendly ingredients.
Our gentle pH-balanced formula is created to the ideal osmolality and natural moisture of the body (the lubricant is referred to as "iso-osmotic", meaning it is in line with the body's natural moisture production), which is particularly important to matters of conception. "Hypo-osmotic" or "hyper-osmotic" formulas, versus iso-osmotic, can actually kill sperm cells and can also have an adverse effect on long-term stability of mucus membranes and cells (e.g. vaginal walls).
Do you sell smaller sizes of your lubricant?
We offer travel-size, 2 oz. bottles of both our organic and silicone shines, as well as our classic 8 oz. containers.
Is there THC in the shine organic lubricant?
No. Cannabis sativa seed oil (aka hemp seed oil) is a dietary product made from hemp seeds–pressed in a cold press method, using pressure to extract the oil. As the hemp seeds come from the male plant, it does not contain any THC. Albeit a little confusing, the "cannabis sativa" portion of the name is just referring back to the strain of plant, not its THC percentage.
Hemp seeds contain polyunsaturated fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are great for the skin. It moisturizes and soothes inflammation, encourages skin growth and new cell generation, and can help to calm inflammation and irritation on the skin, keeping it nourished and moisturized.
What is the pH value of your lubricant?
The pH of our lubricant is 4.0–5.0 (and the pH of a typical vagina ranges from 3.5–4.5). Our lubricant uses very minimal trace amounts of preservatives and citric acid as a pH balancer, well within the lines of the FDA guidelines. It is important to us that we make sure our product is as safe as possible.
Is there a tamper-evident seal on your lubricant/the tamper-evident seal came undone?
Yes, our lubricants come with tamper-evident seals. The tamper-evident seal is typically wrapped around the base of the pump top for our shine organic lubricant. Sometimes while in transit, the sticker slips out of place, but we assure you that your product is factory sealed and has not been tampered with.
What material are the bottles for your lubricants made of?
The 8 oz. and 2 oz. bottles of shine organic and shine silicone are made from FDA-approved PET plastic, with a plastic pump top for easy-to-use and mess-free dispensing for the 8 oz. bottles. The 8 oz. silicone shine and both 2 oz. bottles come with a plastic screw-on top.
How should I store/care for the lubricant?
Store your bottle of lubricant upright in a cool and dry environment, out of direct sunlight.
Are the bottles recyclable?
Both the 8 oz. and 2 oz. plastic bottles can be recycled. Before recycling, please rinse out any excess lubricant from inside the bottle.
Do your lubricants have an expiration date/how long is the shelf life?
Our shine organic and shine silicone lubricants are aloe-based and silicone-based, respectively, and have about a two-year shelf life. Each bottle does have a recommended use-by date printed on it.
How do I treat silicone stains in my clothes and sheets?
We recommend that you treat silicone stains like grease stains. Apply a dishwashing soap/detergent that dissolves grease and run through the washing machine. After washing, inspect the stain while the fabric is still wet. If the stain did not come out after washing, do not dry it, as drying tends to set stains. Simply reapply the grease-fighting detergent directly to the stain and wash again. If it the stain persists after the second wash, use a dedicated stain remover (such as SoiLove). SoiLove is a great silicone stain removal and is oftentimes the best first defense for removing stains from sheets and clothing.
Why don’t you recommend shine silicone with the vibe or other silicone toys?
We do not recommend silicone lubricant usage with silicone toys, as they can degrade one another. However, this is dependent on a lot of different factors, such as the duration of contact and the quality of the silicone lubricant/toy. Lower-quality silicone lubes often contain different additives that cause silicone to degrade at an increased rate. Premium silicone lubricant, like our lube and our 100% silicone , can have the same reactions but will occur at a slower rate.
For lubricant that is compatible with any toy, we recommend our lubricant. It is 100% natural, organic, latex-friendly, paraben-free, glycerin-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, hormone-free, and made with non-GMO and vegan-friendly ingredients.