Do you find it helpful when a review breaks down ingredients into terms the general public can understand?

tA tA
I always do some research to find out what's being put in our products - from bath & body, to lubes, to anything else that has ingredients - and I always make a list and break down what each ingredient does so my readers can know what they're putting in/on their body.

My question to you is: Do you find lists like this helpful? Why or why not? Would you like it if more people did this? Comment with your opinions, as well as if you do or don't like it or find it useful.

Thankyou!
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes, I LOVE knowing what all the ingredients do and I won't make a purchase unless there's a review that breaks them all down for me!
2
Yes, I like knowing what all the ingredients do and having a review that explains it impacts my purchase.
23
Yes, I like knowing what all the ingredients do, but it doesn't impact my purchase one way or another.
1
I'm neutral. I can take it or leave it.
9
No, I HATE it when reviews list all the ingredients, I don't find it relevant.
6
No, I don't like knowing what all the ingredients do, and having a review that explains them all actually makes me want to buy the product less.
2
No, I don't like knowing what all the ingredients do, but it doesn't effect my purchase one way or another.
3
Other - comment, please!
4
Total votes: 50 (41 voters)
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Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
I could take it or leave it, but I always find it very useful to have ingredients that could be irritants or products that people generally have reactions to listed.
05/23/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
I think it's important enough to know the ingredients, because you don't want to use anything unhealthy or harmful.
05/23/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
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Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
I think it's important enough to know the ingredients, because you don't want to use anything unhealthy or harmful.
Agreed!
05/23/2012
Peggi Peggi
I prefer reading reviews that do list the ingredients and break down the ones that some could be allergic or sensitive to, but I usually skip over the entire breakdown, unless there is something specific I am interested in.
05/24/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
I love it when reviews list which ingredients could cause allergic reactions. They help me decide on products a lot.
05/24/2012
Terri69 Terri69
It's nice to have the ingredients listed
05/24/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I only like to see it when it is something that could be harmful. But as to whether or not someone puts it all in or not does not matter to me. If they do I like to see a link so I can read for myself about the ingredients, sometimes it could be harmful to the wife but not me.
05/24/2012
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
yes
05/24/2012
tA tA
Ohoho, this thread brought to my attention the idea of listing things as allergens... I hadn't done that before but I think I will in the future, if I see any! Thanks for your comments/future comments, y'all.
05/24/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I don't mind either way. I honestly don't have the time or want to do research on every single ingredient and material in things I review. I did enough research in college, I don't want to feel like I'm doing a research paper. Reviewing is fun but not if it's going to feel like homework.
If someone else wants to, more power to them. I won't rate their review any higher or lower for it.
05/24/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by tA
I always do some research to find out what's being put in our products - from bath & body, to lubes, to anything else that has ingredients - and I always make a list and break down what each ingredient does so my readers can know what ... More
A list of ingredients is a must--I'm very strange about what products I'll use depending on ingredients. However, I choose to explain briefly or sometimes not so briefly the ingredients. If I feel it's necessary, say if a product claims to be natural and people are looking over the ingredients and not seeing that it's NOT natural, I'll break things down and even include the facts. I do my research on ingredients. I really prefer knowing what I use so I figure it can't hurt to include a bit about them in my reviews .If someone hates them so bad, don't damn read it, ya know? I mean you can SCROLL down! It's not like leaving OUT info, where it would actually leave you needing to know more. Too much in this case is better than not enough info.
05/24/2012
Sangsara Sangsara
just as long as it doesn't go on and on but you're right- you can always scroll down. i especially like it because then i know whats what in other products. the only thing that it doesn't help with is knowing just how much of everything is in it. just because l-argenine is the second ingredient after water doesn't necessarily mean that its a high enough content to have an affect on you.
05/24/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
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Originally posted by SMichelle
I love it when reviews list which ingredients could cause allergic reactions. They help me decide on products a lot.
I agree!
05/24/2012
js250 js250
It depends on the product. I find that I tend to skip the ingredient explanations unless something catches my attention-like unfamiliar ingredients. The basics are always the same and have been explained on many reviews. However, it might be good for just purchasers.
05/24/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I only like to see it when it is something that could be harmful. But as to whether or not someone puts it all in or not does not matter to me. If they do I like to see a link so I can read for myself about the ingredients, sometimes it could be ... More
I agree with Tim here. I like when ingredients are listed as links, but it's not necessary for me. In my opinion, as long as the person lists the ingredients, I'm happy with it. If I really want to know more about the specific ingredients, I'll search myself.

Typically when a review has every ingredient listed with a long explanation of what that ingredient does/is, I skip past that entire section.
05/24/2012
indiechick indiechick
Quote:
Originally posted by tA
I always do some research to find out what's being put in our products - from bath & body, to lubes, to anything else that has ingredients - and I always make a list and break down what each ingredient does so my readers can know what ... More
I am fairly knowledgable about ingredient lists myself so while I appreciate when someone else does the work FOR me, I can traditionally do it on my own and just because it isn't there doesn't mean I will not buy it.
05/24/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I am surprised that there are people that don't care what chemicals are put in or on their bodies!

Why would anyone want to ignore information that may impact thier health?

I also don't like links to information in reviews. I read reviews straight through, and hate stopping to follow links. I'm too distract-able. Before you know it, I've gone somewhere else and forgotten I was reading a review and then YOU won't get your review voted on. If there are links, I either ignore them (and wish the reviewer had put the info from the links in their OWN words IN the review) or if I follow the links, I get distracted and then the review never gets voted on by me.

It isn't that hard to include relevant data. Many people who care about their bodies want to know exactly what is in product and what those chemicals may do. Also, people with allergies and sensitivities need this information.

If a toy or product contains something that people are commonly sensitive or allergic to and the reviewer doesn't bother to mention it, they get a much lower vote from me !

As far as I'm concerned reviewers should not leave it up to other reviewers to do their research for them. The "some one else will include this data in their review. I don't have to bother." That's lazy and I rarely read ALL the reviews for a product, usually the newest one, and a few more, if I am looking to buy. And only the new one if I am just browsing. People who assume I will read someone elses review to get data they should have included in their review will not get a high vote from me.

Include the information. It isn't difficult. Anyone can use a search engine. It may not be the "most fun" part of writing a review, but I feel it is essential for many things. Things like lubes, cosmetics, bath products, condoms (as many are made from latex, an allergen, and some have lube on them that may cause sensitives in some people) and toys made from product that may cause allergies or sensitivities. You don't need to do it for a 100% silicone dildo, but you DO need to do the research for, say, a body wash, or a perfume or a lube.
05/24/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I think it's helpful information.
05/24/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I always include it, if someone doesn't want to read it they can just skip over that section!
05/24/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I think it is very important to include the ingredient information because everyone is different on what causes allergic reactions to them.
05/24/2012
tA tA
I'm agreeing with y'all that it can be skipped over... which makes me wonder why some people really, really hate it. I wish we could get some input from them!
05/24/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by tA
I always do some research to find out what's being put in our products - from bath & body, to lubes, to anything else that has ingredients - and I always make a list and break down what each ingredient does so my readers can know what ... More
I find it useful but it doesn't bother me either way..
05/31/2012
Beck Beck
I don't understand why anyone would hate it. Really, usually they are put into there own section, so it's easy to skip over. I always to an ingredients breakdown. Especially after reviewing my hair care trio. You'd be surprised what crap they put into that stuff. Somethings are really harmful. I don't like having to click a link for every ingredient I want to read about. That requires me to go off site. A sentence or two about the ingredient is very useful. I use skin deep because I don't have a lot of time to research them fully. And skin deep keeps things brief for us.
05/31/2012
CuddleWhore CuddleWhore
I can take it or leave it, but if it's there I'll look it over for sure.
06/01/2012
Sangsara Sangsara
actually I wouldn't even buy a product that didn't list its ingredients if eden had an ingredient list resource like it does for materials it would make it much easier but like in said before most ingredients are used for more than one purpose, depending on what type of product they are in so that needs to be taken into consideration. sorry if im just repeating what i said before
07/08/2012
CRAZYSEXYONE CRAZYSEXYONE
I really think it is great when the ingredients are listed and explained helps from buying a toy or some thing I might have a reaction to
07/08/2012
indiechick indiechick
Quote:
Originally posted by tA
I always do some research to find out what's being put in our products - from bath & body, to lubes, to anything else that has ingredients - and I always make a list and break down what each ingredient does so my readers can know what ... More
This is why listing Ingredients is important...because some are TOXIC and have SERIOUS side effects
07/08/2012
SexyStuff SexyStuff
I find it impressive of the reviewer, but I am neutral and usually skim over that.
07/10/2012
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