Whole Lotta Lube!

This product did what I wanted it to do and when I run out I'll probably buy it again. The good aspects outweighed the negative aspects in the end so I feel pretty good about recommending this product to other people. I found it to be a great value and very much worth the money for myself. This is probably the best large bottle of water-based lube you can get here. Just remember to please check the ingredients list before you buy and make sure it will be okay for your body.
Published:
Pros:
- Lots of lube for a low price.
- Easy clean-up.
- It really is smooth and slick!
Cons:
- Gross taste.
- Contains glycerine which can irritate.
- Tacky packaging.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

Smooth & Slick lubricant is your typical, run-of-the-mill, cheap lubricant. It's water-based so it can be used with silicone toys, which is why I bought it. This product does work pretty well with them and I didn't have to apply much of the product either. The label on the back of the bottle says it is latex compatible, so it's safe to use with latex condoms. So this product is good to use with toys of any material, sex with or without a condom, and pretty much any other situation in which you might want to use lube (Except massages and oral sex, because of how the texture gets when dried out and the taste!).

These are the ingredients of this lube, according to the back label:
Deionized water, glycerine, peg-8, aloe vera extract, carbomer-940, carboxymethylcellulose, tetra sodium EDTA, methylparaben, and DMDM hydantion.

If you're sensitive to glycerine, allergic to any of the above, or concerned about certain ingredients, you obviously shouldn't use this product.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Masturbation
    • Sex
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Good for anal

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

This lube is very slippery. It slides off your hand or toy easily so you have to be careful while applying it to anything to make sure it goes where it's supposed to. When first applied, it doesn't seem sticky to me in the slightest. It feels like my own saliva, and very thin. As time goes on, like a few minutes, it gets stickier but not a lot stickier. It seems to depend on how much product you use and where you put it. After a good ten minutes or so, it dries up in a rather unpleasant way and becomes a crusty coating on human flesh if you don't do anything to it. What I mean is that this effect didn't happen to me unless I took my sweet time beginning my playtime and therefore exposing whatever I lubricated to the dry air around me. On silicone toys, it just sort of absorbed and felt like a sticky coating if I let it get dry like that. The back of the bottle says that the product can be reactivated with a bit of water (Or other fluids, according to other reviews here) and this seems to be fairly true. I didn't find that it needed to be reactivated unless I let it get dry in the first place though.
    • Slick
    • Sticky
    • Thin

Taste / Aroma

This toy has a pretty nasty taste. It's not intolerable, but reminds me of cough syrup or, oddly enough, Orajel. In fact, when I licked a tiny amount off my hand, my tongue felt slightly numb after. This isn't supposed to be a numbing lube as far as I know so that was very weird!

It smells like cough syrup/Orajel too but not strongly.

Because of the fairly awful taste and weird effect on tongue, I would not suggest this for oral sex at all!
    • Bad taste
    • Light smell
    • Strong taste

Performance

The product has lasted as long as I needed it to, so long as I jumped right into whatever I was going to do with it and didn't let it get dry like I mentioned before. So, I would estimate it lasted at least twenty minutes to a half an hour for me and probably would have lasted longer if I'd kept going. It felt pretty natural, like my own body's fluids.

I personally wash it off my body with soap and water or a wipe afterwards because I am concerned about the effects of letting the ingredients absorb into my more intimate areas. On one occasion, I had a small amount of irritation and itching, which led me to clean it off very thoroughly ever since. I have only had irritation once though and it was very slight. It cleans off very easily though!

If you let a small amount absorb into regular skin like I am doing right now on my hand to test it, it absorbs pretty well but it does leave a slight coating on your skin. It doesn't seem to clump up on my skin, even though other reviews reported it doing so. It didn't get clumpy and weird for me during use either, just dry and flaky/crusty that one time.

What I liked best about the performance of this lube was that it stuck around quite a while and felt natural. What I didn't like was that it irritated me on that one occasion. I've never shown signs of being sensitive to glycerine before so I worry that one of the other ingredients may have caused the reaction, unless it was actually just a fluke and it wasn't even the lube that caused it. This is possible!

Oh, and here's a shot of a freshly applied drop of lube on the back of my hand slipping around.

Lube Drop

I have spilt this lube on a few different surfaces before and I haven't stained anything with it yet.
    • Allergy concerns
    • Feels natural
    • Long lasting

Packaging

Oh, god. The packaging is pretty awful in appearance but fixable and nice otherwise. The bottle is about six and a half inches tall, two and a half inches wide, and it features a naked couple embracing on the front label with "Smooth & Slick" in a fancy font. It also has the California Exotic Novelties logo and a "Made In The USA" logo. The expiration date is on the bottom of the bottle. The bottle is full all the way to the top with 8 fl. oz./240 mL of the product.

Bottle Front
Back Label

The back label says:
- That the lube is water-based, water soluble, latex compatible, and for topical "cosmetic" use only. There's several mentions that this is a novelty product only, actually.
- That this product has "superior lubricity." Ooh, I love that word.
- Directions: "Apply to area you wish to lubricate. Formulation will reactivate if you apply a small amount of water."
- A warning to discontinue if irritation occurs and to store the bottle at room temperature.
It also has the ingredients, which I posted at the beginning of the review.

The bottle can be easily opened with a push of the thumb, right on the cap where it says "press". A small amount comes out at a time when you squeeze the opened bottle. I usually use about two squeezes of the bottle for a play session with a toy.

The bottle seems decent. It doesn't leak and it hasn't gotten messy at all yet. I just really hate the label on the front even if the womanly model is rather sexy. I think I will peel it off and replace it with a random picture of something unrelated. Why not?

Unless you do something like that, I wouldn't travel with it because it's obviously a big bottle of lube! If you do change the appearance of the bottle, it should be just fine. Just keep it in a plastic bag in case of spills. I've had shampoo bottles far leakier than this one though so I don't think you'll have a problem, but better safe than sorry.
    • Can be opened with one hand
    • Does not leak
    • Not discreet
Follow-up commentary
My feelings about this lube have not changed since I wrote this review. I still have a ton of it left since the bottle is so big, and I still haven't experienced any irritation or issues when I use it. When I run out, I might buy more of it or I might go with something more high quality but it's definitely something I'm open to buying again, and if I need a large quantity this will probably be what I get.
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Comments
  • js250
    js250  
    Good review, but I hate the stickies!!
  • faust
    faust  
    nice review
  • Apirka
    Apirka  
    Wonderful review, Gold Lion! Thanks for sharing
  • pixxie87
    pixxie87  
    great review
  • brevado
    brevado  
    Nice review. I just wish it didn't have parabens.
  • BrittaniMaree
    BrittaniMaree  
    Thanks for the review!
  • GONE!
    GONE!  
    Thanks for the comments everyone!
  • U3H
    U3H  
    thanks
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