Silk lube - water based lube by Sliquid, LLC - review by biancajames

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Close, but not quite as good as the real thing.

This is a water and silicone hybrid lube that is very similar to Liquid Silk, without the parabens that some people find irritating. Unfortunately this lube is also much stickier and tackier, and tends to get gummy as it dries out. This is a great choice for people who need a hypoallergenic lube, but I still prefer the original Liquid Silk.
Hypoallergenic, convenient bottle, mild taste, good for anal or vaginal
Gets sticky/tacky, not as smooth as the original Liquid Silk
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
Sliquid Silk is obviously a tribute to my favorite silicone/water based lubricant, Liquid Silk. It has a similar appearance, but none of the potentially problematic parabens that keep some people from enjoying Liquid Silk. They are made by different companies, so it's kind of miraculous that they haven't been sued for creating such a similar product with a similar name!

First off, this lube looks like cum. It's creamy white, and even thicker than Liquid silk, almost a little clumpy. This definitely makes for some fun visuals when you use it.

The ingredients are as follows:
Purified spring water, Plant Cellulose (from cotton), isopropyl palmitate, polysorbate 20, dimethicone, emollient ester, Potassium Sorbate.

BTW, the ingredients listed EF product page is not consistent with what my bottle says. I have listed the ingredients as they appear on my product.

This lube is hypoallergenic and should be safe for most bodies, condom-compatible, and safe for most toys. This is a hybrid lube (Dimethicone is silicone) so you may want to do a patch test on a silicone toy, but I have not have any troubles with unwanted interactions. Because it's thick, and has a silicone component, it works fairly well for anal as well as vaginal sex.

The taste is slightly bitter, but almost tasteless compared to Liquid Silk, which is sweeter and more bitter. It's got a very faint sort of "white glue" smell to it.

The main difference I experienced between this product and Liquid Silk is that it's a little thicker, clumpier, and tackier. It can feel a bit sticky with use, and doesn't revive with water as well as Liquid Silk does. When I rubbed both into my skin, the Sliquid version dried with a gummy residue, while original version absorbed completely. This is the downside of many hypoallergenic lubes, I've found- they don't always perform as well as the traditional formulas. I personally prefer the original Liquid Silk, but this is a perfectly good alternative for people with sensitivities.

One major advantage of this product is that 4.2oz bottle has a click-top lid that is very easy to use, and it's small enough to be portable for day to day use. (Too big for an airplane, but would work anywhere else).

In closing- this is not a perfect substitute for Liquid Silk, but it's worth a try if you're worried about parabens.
Follow-up commentary
I confess I went ahead and bought another bottle of Liquid Silk because this just can't replace it for bedside use. However, I am keeping this bottle in my toy bag that's always ready to go, since I think it's a good enough lube for general use- just not my favorite.
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My Silk lube tags
  • 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
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Play party
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • Genitals
    • Good for anal
Do you like this review?
  • Lucky21
    Thanks for the review!
  • biancajames
  • Silverdrop
    Thanks for the review. I love Liquid Silk, and so far have had no problems at all with allergies, but I want to have a backup ready in case I suddenly become sensitive to it, so I want to try this. I really really hope I don't need to give up my Liquid Silk though, because it feels so good.
  • biancajames
    Me too, haha
  • Leo.boi
    I agree about the tackiness. It was even more severe in the small sample-size packet I got.
  • AHubbyof2SexualMinds
    Thanks for the review.
  • biancajames
    Thank you!
  • ViVix
    Not happy about the tackiness!
  • xxxbluexxx
    thanks for the review
  • nevra solstice
    thank you for the review!
  • MK434
    Nice review!
  • loveme
    Great review
  • dsumrow1
  • Toy Fiend
  • spiced
    I love the Sliquid Organics gel. I don't think I'd like this one, though. Thanks for an honest review.
  • Wicked Wahine
    Thanks for the review! It's killing me that I can't use the real Liquid Silk due to allergiesThanks for the warning about the tackiness. Oh well, what can you do
  • amenti

    Thank you for your super helpful review! I just ordered some. Can this be used with silicone toys or not?

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