Sliquid H2O Lube — Test & Review

Rachel Worthington
by Rachel WorthingtonUpdated:
4.8/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.8/5

Bedbible Rating:

4.8/5

Reviewed by: 

Rachel Worthington

User Ratings:

4.7/5

Based on 312 user reviews

95/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Sliquid H2O was rated 95 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

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90/100
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Rating: Sliquid H2O was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

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100/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Sliquid H2O was rated 100 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

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Affordable

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PricePrice

Rating: Sliquid H2O was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is moderately priced, neither expensive nor cheap.

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My Verdict

This is a fantastic lube, and one I would recommend to people of all genders and genitals. It's wonderfully formulated for those with sensitive vaginas, but also works well for all kinds of uses, whether those be with sex toys or partners. It does have some pitfalls that all water-based lubes fall victim to, like drying out over time, but I don't think it fairs particularly worse than other brands on that front. The only thing I deduct some decimal points for is the design and rigidity of the bottle — I'm thinking of decanting mine into a pump bottle!

Buy, if you...

  1. Are looking for a vegan-friendly lube
  2. Want a lube you can use with silicone sex toys
  3. Have sensitive genitals and/or experience pH imbalance issues from lube
  4. Want to avoid glycerine and other sugar derivatives in your lube

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Are looking for a lube specifically for anal play
  2. Want a very long-lasting lube
  3. Prefer lubes with flavor or scent

About The Sliquid H2O

Sliquid H2O is a water-based lubricant that is designed for everyone to use, but especially for those who are sensitive down-there. The consistency is meant to emulate your body's natural lubrication, feels super smooth and not sticky, and can be used with all kinds of sex toy materials. Its formula is 100% vegan-friendly, using plant cellulose as a thickener instead of glycerine or other sugar derivatives that are in many other lubes. It's also free from parabens, sulphates, and many other ingredients that you'd rather not have anywhere near your genitals.

Pros

  • Compatible with all sex toys
  • Vegan ingredients
  • Condom safe
  • Free from glycerine, parabens and more
  • No stickiness or staining
  • Low pH value

Cons

  • Fairly expensive
  • Dries out quite quickly
  • Thinner than other water-based lubes

The Sliquid H2O: My Journey

My Personal Experiences with Sliquid H2O

I’m on a bit of a quest to find the perfect lube. As a woman with a very picky vagina, I’ve tried a whole host of different lubes to try and find one that doesn’t upset the delicate balance down there. I started with a standard own-brand water-based lube from a local sex shop. Still, then I read about the potential side effects of glycerine and other sugar derivatives in lube, which some link to recurring infections and pH issues. I did enough research to write the ultimate guide to lube! Since then, I’ve bought all kinds of different glycerine-free, pH-balanced lubes, but many left something to be desired…

My Experiences with Sliquid H2O

Before I tried using my bottle of Sliquid H2O for any sexy stuff, I first had to take photos of it for this review, which involved pouring some out onto my hands. It was then that I realized that this lube was thinner than I expected, and I ended up pouring out way too much from the bottle. I would’ve preferred it to be a bit thicker so I could dispense it more easily and put it where I wanted it, but I did like that it felt quite velvety, and actually mimicked the body’s natural lubrication quite well. Plus, it’s not sticky at all, and won’t stain your sheets. Using it both with sex toys and during sex, I couldn’t fault it. It did dry out, especially when more friction was involved (like during a handjob or with a vibrator), but it was easy to reactivate with some saliva or a dab more lube. And, the best part: I didn’t have any kind of reactions or weird burning sensations while using it, which can’t be said for other brands and formulas that I’ve tried.

What Makes It Special?

Since I have quite the collection of sex toys at this point, it’s a must to have a lube that’s compatible with all materials. Luckily, Sliquid H2O is a water-based lube that’s safe to use with all kinds of materials, including silicone. Before you even try it, you can see that they’ve put a lot of thought into the formula. Everything is natural, vegan, free from many ingredients that can irritate some vagina-owners, and pH-balanced to match the natural pH of the vagina. It was all of these things that attracted me to it, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed at how sensitive and vagina-friendly it was to use. This table shows the results of the tests I carried out on this lube. If you want a more detailed description of the tests then continue reading.
Did I like the design?Yes
How easily does it wash off the skin? Low effort 
Lid functionality/bottle functionalityEasy lid/ Hard to squeeze bottle 
Ph level5 – acidic (great)
FDA approvedFDA Compliant 
How expensive is it?Mid price 
Longevity testShort
Viscosity Fast speed pour
ThicknessVery thin
Smell No smell 
Taste No taste 
Warming Intensity No warming features 
How tacky is it?No tackiness
Condoms All condom types 
Sex toys All sex toy materials
Did it stain the sheets?No

Rating the Sliquid H2O’s design

Sliquid H2O Rating the Sliquid H2O’s design

There's not a ton to say about the design of the Sliquid H2O bottle. It's nicely designed, without looking overly sexual, but doesn't look terribly high-end either. For me, that's completely fine, seeing as it lives in a cupboard by my bedside. The bottle itself is quite rigid, with only a little bit of flexibility, and it has what's called a disc top cap, where you press down one side of the cap to reveal a small slot to dispense the lube from. It's not my favorite dispensing solution, but it works okay.

The Ease of use of the Sliquid H2O

Sliquid H2O The Ease of use of the Sliquid H2O

Sliquid H2O is quite easy to use. Since it's a water-based formula, it does dry out fairly quickly, but it's very easy to reactivate it with just a little bit of water or spit. It's also quite a runny formula, which makes it easier to dispense, but also means that it can get everywhere if you're not careful! Good thing that it won't stain your sheets. And finally, the bottle can be quite difficult to squeeze, since it's so rigid. Granted, you don't need to squeeze very hard to get some out, but it's still a bit annoying.

Superior Quality or Just Hype?

Sliquid H2O Superior Quality or Just Hype?

I have absolutely no doubts about the quality of Sliquid's H2O lube. There's a ton of information about the formulation and the manufacturing process of this product available, and they're very transparent about their ingredients. If you're looking for a high-quality, trustworthy lubricant brand, you can't go wrong with Sliquid.

Is the Sliquid H2O Worth the Investment?

Sliquid H2O Is the Sliquid H2O Worth the Investment?

Sliquid H2O isn't the cheapest option out there, but it's certainly not the most expensive either. Since it's a water-based lube, it's cheaper than many silicone- or oil-based alternatives, and is more versatile, too. You'll get the most value for money by getting the biggest 8.5 fl. oz bottle, but if you want to try it out first in a smaller size, it also comes in 2 and 4.2 fl. oz bottles. I received the medium size, but I could see myself buying the largest size once it runs out!

Pleasure Check: How does Sliquid H2O Measure Up?

Sliquid H2O Pleasure Check: How does Sliquid H2O Measure Up?

This lube did everything I wanted it to. It feels really natural, and works great both with sex toys and during partnered sex. It did dry out a bit over time — I noticed this especially when giving a handjob, where there was more friction involved. It was, however, easy to reactivate the slipperiness with some saliva or a bit more lube.

The Art of Presentation: The Sliquid H2O’s Packaging

Sliquid H2O The Art of Presentation: The Sliquid H2O’s Packaging

The Sliquid H2O lube doesn't come with any other packaging except the bottle itself. That's fine with me (less waste is always good, after all), but it might put off those looking for a more luxurious, high-end product vibe. The design on the bottle is fairly gender-neutral, which is also nice, and matches the other Sliquid Naturals products.

Material and care guide

Sliquid H2O Material and care guide

Sliquid H2O is a water-based lubricant with a plant-based formula. Its main ingredients are purified water and plant cellulose, which comes from cotton plants, and all the ingredients are vegan-friendly and compatible with all sex toy materials, including silicone (see image or below for the full list of ingredients). To wash it off from any sex toys, simply use a mild soap and water to remove any residue.

Specifications and features

VolumeAvailable as 2, 4.2 or 8.5 fl. oz
IngredientsPurified Water, Plant Cellulose (from cotton), Cyamopsis (guar conditioners), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid 
Condom safeYes 
AllergiesVegan-Friendly & Free of DEA, Gluten, Glycerine, Glycerol, Parabens, PEG, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol and Sulphates 

Comparing Sliquid H2O with alternatives

Compare Sliquid H2OSliquid H2O
Overall score4.8 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 -4.3 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.8 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 -4.0 / 5.0
User rating4.7 / 5.0
from 312 users
5 / 5.0
from 498 users
5 / 5.0
from 2 users
5 / 5.0
from 16 users
-4.5 / 5.0
from 99 users
PriceAffordable Pricey Moderate Cheap -Moderate
Design95 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 80 / 100 -75 / 100
Ease of use90 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100 90 / 100 -80 / 100
Quality100 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 80 / 100 -80 / 100
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VolumeAvailable as 2, 4.2 or 8.5 fl. oz250ml / 5fl.oz fl. oz100ml / 3.4fl oz fl. oz120ml / 4fl.oz fl. oz-250ml fl. oz
IngredientsPurified Water, Plant Cellulose (from cotton), Cyamopsis (guar conditioners), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Vera Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract and Citric Acid. Aqua (water), Linum usitatissimum (Flax) Extract**, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder (Aloe vera)**, Ceratonia siliqua (Locust bean gum)**, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus (Guar gum)**, Sodium chloride, Xanthan Gum, Potassium sorbate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol. Glycerin, Aqua, Aroma (Flavour), Cellulose Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben (parahydroxybenzoate), Menthol -Aqua, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenylpropanol, Butylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Extract
Condom safeYes Yes Yes - all Yes -Yes - all types
AllergiesVegan-Friendly & Free of DEA, Gluten, Glycerine, Glycerol, Parabens, PEG, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol and Sulphates -----
Waterproof-No No No -No
Materials-Plastic bottle Cardboard box / plastic bottle Plastic -Plastic bottle
Fastening---Click-close lid --
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Author
Rachel Worthington
Rachel Worthington

Product Testing Program Coordinator & Senior Writer | I’m a sex expert and writer with a background in psychology and cognitive semiotics, and I’ve a got a passion for sex positivity, diversity and good vibes! As well as managing our growing team of sex toy testers, I’m here to help our readers find honest and helpful information about sex and intimacy, while having a whole lot of fun in the process! ❤️

Age: 27
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Sex toy experience: Experienced
All-time favorite sex toy: We-Vibe Tango X
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