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Still on the fence

Convenient to have on hand, but I probably won't reorder more when I run out. I don't feel like they're an essential component to my play and they're not that great at what they do. Plus some of the ingredients concern me a little.
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Pros:
Convenient, nice packaging, pleasant smell
Cons:
"Stimulating astringent", chemicals, doesn't seem to remove lube well, expensive
Rating by reviewer:
3
useful review
These wipes are super convenient, anti bacterial and disinfecting. Because they have some chemicals that I'm a little leery of on my lady parts, I only use these to give the toy a quick wipe to put it away until I can wash it. I don't wipe the toy and reuse it because, although they're touted as perfectly safe, the fact that it contains what the label calls a "stimulating astringent" makes me a little nervous and I want to rinse and wash with a toy cleaner before I reuse the toy. But it is nice to be able to wipe the lube off and at least give it a disinfecting once over if I don't feel like running to the sink right that minute. I have not used them directly on any part of my body. I find that they aren't that great at removing a ton of lube if the toy is really lubed up, it seems to just kind of smear it around on the toy instead of pulling it off which is the other reason I like to just use it for a quick wipe and then clean the toy thoroughly later.

The packaging is pretty and works well and I did get the larger pack that has each wipe sealed in its own pouch which is really nice if I just want to throw one or two into a bag to take with me. They are fragrance free but still have a very pleasant scent to them which I assume is probably the Bergamot which is added to "refresh and sensitize the skin". The thing about this additive, in my opinion, is that after I've just had sex, my skin is already pretty sensitive. I don't want to add anything to it that will make it more so! The wipes are a nice size and not soaking wet so they won't drip everywhere and make a mess but they're wet enough. They are supposed to be safe on all types of toys. I've used them on plastic and silicone without incident.

Ingredients are: Water, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, PEF 14M, Polysorbate 20, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Bergamot, Chlorheidine Digluconate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
Experience
While these are kind of nice to have on hand, I'm not 100% satisfied with them. I'm not convinced that they remove everything from the toy. When there is a lot of lube I feel like it just spreads it around. It may be, in part, my OCD about toy cleanliness, but I'm just not convinced the toy is clean until I've scrubbed it in soap or toy cleaner and rinsed thoroughly in hot water. I'm not thrilled about the chemicals in them and not comfortable enough to try applying them directly to my skin. As I said above, I'm not sure a "stimulating astringent" or products that "sensitize the skin" make good after-sex wipes.
Follow-up commentary
I try to eliminate questionable ingredients from my personal care products and some of the ingredients in these do make me a bit nervous but I like that there are no parabens so that's a plus, and I just don't have faith that natural products work as well for sanitation, unfortunately. So I'll probably break down and buy another pack of these. They're definitely handy in the nightstand and the individual packs are so convenient to pack in a bag to go. The convenience overrides my skepticism about the ingredients in this case. I just always wash and rinse toys I've wiped with them before using them again because I'm OCD like that.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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My AfterGlow toy and body wipes tags
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Anyone
    • Sex
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Bedroom / on a bed
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
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  • Review It
    Review It  
    I love that it comes individually wrapped. awesome review!
  • married with children
    married with children  
    good review, thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks for the review!
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    sexybutterfly  
    thanks
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    s3  
    Thanks for reviewing!
  • MK434
    MK434  
    Nice review!
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    mercyphoenix  
    Thank you for the review.
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    LoneOokami  
    Thanks for the info.
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