After trying my new love last year, Sliquid H2O, I knew I could never go back to the Dark Ages of sticky, smelly lubes full of glycerin, parabens, and other sketchy and possibly harmful ingredients. Sliquid H2O has a slick, medium consistency that is long-lasting and doesn’t feel sticky, and most importantly it contains only all natural, hypoallergenic ingredients. Since Sliquid has a range of many types of lubricants, I wanted to try more Sliquid products to see how they compare to my new favorite.
Lovehoney sent me a bottle of Oceanics to review, a water based lube in the Sliquid organics line that has added extracts from the sea. Oceanics utilizes the same 2 main ingredients as Sliquid H2O (Purified water and plant cellulose) but also contains Carrageenan, which may help prevent the spread of HPV, as well as other certified organic botanicals with revitalizing and healing properties. Like all Sliquid products, Oceanics is 100% vegan with no animal testing and is glycerin, paraben, & petroleum free.
In use, Oceanics feels almost the same as Sliquid H2O. Like H2O, Oceanics feels great during foreplay and sex, with a medium consistency that isn’t runny, stays where it should, and mixes well with my natural lubrication. Oceanics also works well for hand jobs and the like, as it’s very long lasting, especially for a water based lube. It is also odorless and almost tasteless (I can taste it slightly but it’s not unpleasant,) and it’s easily washed off with soap and water. One of the only differences I noticed with Oceanics is that it’s slightly stickier than H2O, but it’s hardly noticeable and is still a great, long-lasting lube. It also leaves a light, white, frothy residue after awhile, but I only noticed this when I was testing it by rubbing it between my fingers, not in use. This is probably a result of some of the added botanicals, and like I said, it’s hardly noticeable.
Overall Sliquid Oceanics is very similar to Sliquid H2O and has the same great medium long-lasting consistency. The most important difference is probably its added Carrageenan, since it may help prevent the spread of HPV, one of the most common STD’s. If you’re interested in a lube that does this, I would definitely recommend Oceanics since it’s a high quality, long lasting lubricant. If you don’t care about the added Carrageenan and botanicals though, then I would stick with Sliquid H2O since Oceanics is a little stickier and has a slight residue. Also, if you’re very sensitive to lube ingredients then you may want to stick with H2O since it has less ingredients (and therefore less possible irritants,) although I am fairly sensitive to lubricants and haven’t had any issues with Oceanics.
For foreplay and vaginal sex; I definitely recommend either H2O or Oceanics depending on your preferences. For anal play though, I recommend Sliquid Sassy, which I’ve tried recently as well and is the same as H2O but thicker, which is important for safe and comfortable butt play.
Plant Cellulose (from Cotton)
Natural Tocopherols (Vitamin E)- Well known for its healing properties.
Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners)
Green Tea* & Extracts of Hibiscus*- Well documented for their invigorating & skin elasticity properties.
Flax*- An organic source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Aloe Barbadensis* & Alfalfa*- Natural skin soothers.
Sunflower Seed*- A rich source of amino acids and minerals.
Carrageenan*- A natural lubricant that has been shown in lab tests to help prevent the spread of HPV (Genital Warts.)
Nori*-A green algae that is an effective natural moisturizer and is also a great source of B Vitamins (Folic Acid) and minerals, including Zinc, Iodine, Iron & Copper.
Wakame*-A red algae often used for its anti-wrinkle & skin revitalizing properties; it’s also a natural source of Vitamins A, B, C and E.
* UDSA Certified Organic