Pil­low Talk

Your guide to stay­ing sat­is­fied be­tween the sheets (sleep in­cluded).

Elle (Canada) - - Body - BY CARLI WHITWELL

Or­ganic chem­istry

Nat­u­ral lu­bri­cants are the hottest en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly item on the mar­ket. (Sorry, Leonardo Di­Caprio.) Brands like Sliq­uid Or­gan­ics, Good Clean Love and Yes Nat­u­ral Lu­bri­cants are re­plac­ing po­ten­tially ir­ri­tat­ing parabens and glyc­er­ines with in­gre­di­ents like sooth­ing aloe vera and moisturizing sea­weed ex­tract. Just re­mem­ber: When shop­ping on­line, read the in­gre­di­ent list. “Lu­bri­cants that are avail­able in drug­stores, gro­cery stores and sex­u­al­ity-fo­cused stores need to meet safety re­quire­ments for cos­met­ics as per Health Canada’s guide­lines,” says Dr. Robin Mil­hausen, a sex­u­al­ity pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Guelph. “If you pur­chase some­thing from a source where in­gre­di­ents can’t be ver­i­fied, you could be putting your­self at risk for al­ler­gic re­ac­tion or in­fec­tion.” And if you’re us­ing con­doms, skip oils like co­conut—they weaken la­tex and could cause con­doms to break.

ELLE LOVES

Wake up to bet­ter-look­ing skin with the help of Nurse Jamie Beauty Bear Age De­lay Pil­low ($86, at Sephora, sephora.ca). The U-shaped satin pil­low sup­ports your head and neck to avoid wrin­kle-caus­ing sleep lines.

this is Not a sex toy!

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