I received a couple of bottles of Lovehoney Slick with some recent orders and I couldn’t wait to try it out. Before Slick came along, I had only tried one other silicone lubricant before, which was Sliquid Silver, one of the most expensive, luxurious lubricants in their range. I absolutely adore Silver and find a bottle lasts for ages, but it’s not the cheapest and sometimes I prioritize new lingerie over expensive lube, so I needed an inexpensive alternative. This is where Slick comes in, saving the day at a budget-friendly £7. If you want to find out more about this product, then read on or simply jump to the quick review to find out the facts.
As with other Lovehoney essentials, the presentation is simple, easy on the eye and doesn’t stand out when left on the dresser. It doesn’t grab attention and scream lubricant like those awful, tacky bottles of Durex do. It features a handy pump nozzle, which makes use extremely easy and convenient by ensuring you only get the amount you need. This minimizes mess, waste and spills.
Slick is a silicone-based lubricant that contains no glycerin, propylene glycol or parabens, but I decided to do a patch test anyway, because I’m sensitive and like to be safe. Doing a test not only tells you if you’re compatible with the product, it also gives give you a first-hand look at the texture and consistency before trying it out in any intimate regions. You can even check out the scent too, which in this case, doesn’t exist.
I was really pleased with the consistency and feel of the lubricant, as it certainly lives up to the name of slick. It glides carefree across the skin and comfortably removes any unwanted friction or discomfort. It has struck the perfect balance between thin and thick, with the end result being just about right for our personal tastes. A small amount of it is more than enough to last us through most sessions and it outlives most water-based lubricants easily, Silver still has the staying power edge in my opinion though.
It doesn’t simply rinse off the skin after use like a water-based product would, and it’s not always the easiest to remove, the process usually involves firm scrubbing to remove all traces and even then, I always seem to miss a spot! Toys (usually glass or metal) that have been used with silicone lubricant generally need a careful, thorough clean too, especially if they are textured. I usually opt for the Lovehoney Fresh Wipes to remove the majority of the residue, then scrub under running water afterwards to finish the job.
Overall, I think the Slick Lubricant by Lovehoney is fantastic and I can find no obvious flaws with it, other than the minor downsides that all silicone lubricants have, such as possible sheet/clothing staining. If you’re looking for a wallet-friendly alternative to Sliquid, then I would not hesitate to recommend this product to you.
Product name? Slick Silicone Lubricant
Type? Silicone Based
How much product do I get? 100ml
How does it dispense? Pump
Does it contain Parabens? No
Does it contain Glycerin? No
Does it contain Propylene Glycol? No
Vegetarian friendly? Yes
Condom safe? Yes
Ingredients? Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol
You can purchase the Slick Silicone Lubricant (£6.99) from Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used within this review.