Strong Fragrance

Overall, I think this is a great cleaner. However, if you are sensitive to a lot of cosmetics and toiletries or sensitive to fragrances, then proceed with caution!
Fragrance, simplicity
Fragrance, may be an irritant.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
Before & After is simple to use. The directions simply say "1. Spray on...2. Wipe off...3. Have fun!" However, when I sprayed the cleaner on the toy, I found it to be a bit sudsy and bubbly, so I rinsed it off and followed it with standard soap and water.

I found the fragrance of this product to be very strong. It is quite sweet and flowery. This can be an advantage and a disadvantage. This cleaner was actually recommended to me because of it's strong smell as I was trying to salvage a toy with a very strong plastic smell. It did help with the smell of the toy, however, as someone who is sensitive to fragrances, I hesitate to use it when I am not trying to cover up another smell.

If you are trying to cover up the plastic odor of a toy, this cleaner is perfect. However, be advised that the smell comes from molecules of the material (often phthalates) breaking off in a gaseous form. If it can break off in air, then it can break off inside you, get into your blood, and cause damage. Phthalates, for example, have been correlated in some studies with endocrine disruption and cancer. Of course, this is not the fault of the toy cleaner, but be aware that covering up the smell will not cover up the danger.

In addition, since the fragrance covers up bad smells, it may cause you to miss residual material (e.g. fecal matter on anal toys). The fragrance is nice, but just be sure to examine your toys and wash them with soap and water after using the cleaner.

Before & After contains benzyl alcohol, a widely recognized allergen, and cocamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, which has been implicated as an allergen in some studies. Furthermore, it contains disodium EDTA, which can enhance the absorption of these chemicals by your body. That being said, it is free of L-Arginine, petrochemicals, parabens, and glycerin, all of which are known to cause irritation.

I have very sensitive skin and tend to be allergic to everything, but I am pleased to say that I did not experience any irritation. However, I would still recommend that those with sensitive systems proceed with caution.
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