Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cosmic Bear

For today's review, I'll be looking at Cosmic Bear by Nature Lovin' Lubricants. As always, click any image for a larger version!

Right after being under light:
 ~10 minutes later (still glowing, but not as vibrant green):

Glow-in-the-dark lube sounds like perfection- glowing genitals, glowing toys, and the perfect addition to any sci-fi role play.1 Though the concept is glorious, the product did not deliver quite enough glowing for my taste.

The lube itself is fairly squishy, and has a faint odor. Taste-wise it's very close to neutral, with a touch of sourness. This lube does have a bit of grittiness to it that becomes more apparent when using orally. For this reason, I would not recommend this lube for anal play. I found this lube a bit reminiscent of Sliquid Sea, and was pleasantly surprised as this easily could have been a gambit lube, with terrible quality excused by its novelty factor. This is a water-based lube, and can be used with any toys, such as: wood, latex, and rubber. It's easily washed off with soap and water, and is non-staining.

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Zinc Sulfide Copper Doped, Propylene Grycol, Carragenan, Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose Gum, Sodium Lactate, Citric Acid, Carbomer, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Dimethyl Polysiloxane, L-lysine Hydrochloride

There is a tiny amount of silicone in this lube, so if using with silicone be sure to test it on a toy's base first. I haven't had it react with a silicone toy yet, and the silicone gives the lube a nice glide. There isn't any information on the type of carbomer used, though otherwise all the ingredients are safe. Regardless, before using test a bit of lube on your thigh or wrist for any reactions. 

The glowing is a lovely bright green, and it can be refreshed with bright light. If you're not moving, and have a layer of lube down, you'll glow for a long period of time, and it'll be fantastic.2 Also as one would expect, the thicker or more blob-like, the longer and stronger it glows. However, if you begin to actually use the Cosmic Bear as a lubricant, and rub around, the glowing goes away even if you shine light on it. I automatically rub lube, so when I want to glow for more than ten seconds, I go through a lot. As the glowing factor is the deciding point, I advise thinking about how you enjoy using lube to determine if it's worth it.

1 I unfortunately have yet to get two cock-owners to slather their genitals and sword fight while making lightsaber noises.
2 Coolest moment was definitely looking down at my glowing green vulva. I'm an alien!

Grade Breakdown: 73

Value: 4/5
$20 for 6 oz.

Aesthetics: 20/20
On purely aesthetic grounds,
this lube nails it.

Pleasure: 49/75
Intended Functionality: 1/5
Only worked as glowing or as a lube.
Reusability: 3/20
I went through this like water.
Best Functionality: 45/50
As an artistic awesome alienish glow,
and then after as a lubricant.

Thanks Nature Lovin' Lubricants!
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FTC: Nature Lovin' Lubricants provided Sex Toy Review Land with the Cosmic Bear free of charge for an honest review. Though links have been used, this has not altered any of my opinions stated within the review, and does comply with the FTC.  

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