Kinx Aqua Slix Warming Water-Based Lubricant Review
Having already reviewed the Kinx Slix Anal Hybrid Water-Based Lubricant for Cara this month, I was ready to dive straight back in with another offering from Kinx and review the Kinx Aqua Slix Warming Water-Based Lubricant.
As I said before, we really were spoiled for choice this month by Cara and the chance to review two of these really was fantastic. I really do like the idea of a warming lubricant; however, I always find that they don’t live up to the expectations, either with little effect or more irritating than gently warming. I was however, interested to give this one a whirl.
The information that I could find online did look promising, offering some great sound bites such as “feels amazing on your skin” and “adds extra comfort and amplifies sensation and the warming feeling excites your senses for a unique experience”. Now I was excited.
Identical to the other lubricants in the Kinx range, the Kinx Aqua Slix Warming Water-Based Lubricant came in a no-nonsense pop cap dispenser bottle which was nicely labelled with “Warm” in big letters in the middle of the front of the bottle. Again, with the different lubricants in this range appearing so similar, it was nice to have something that would quickly and easily distinguish between the different bottles.
The side of the bottle listed the ingredients for the lubricant, listing Aqua, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 80, Propylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Vanilyl Butyl Ether, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate.
The writing was absolutely tiny on the side of the Kinx Aqua Slix Warming Water-Based Lubricant bottle, which was a bit of an inconvenience. I did find that holding it up to the window made it easier to read, hopefully nobody could see me waving a bottle of lubricant around in the window! The ingredients do obviously throw up concerns if you know you have issues using glycerine containing lubricants, but it is pleasant to see that the lubricant is free of Paraben based chemicals.
The side of the bottle did give the instructions for not keeping the lubricant beyond 12 months.
As a water-based lubricant, it is compatible with any material type sex toy which is always pleasing. It can be a touch annoying to try and match up different based lubricants with different uses, but as a water-based offering that is just not an issue from the outset.
So, time for use, and would I be impressed? Would I get the tacky feeling? Would it be warming or irritating? Well, my first impression was that this stuff is thick for a non-anal water-based lubricant. I did have to turn the bottle upside down to get it out on the first squeeze, so I imagine that this could be a bit irritating when you get down to the last of the lubricant left in the dispenser. Again, as I popped the lid back down, a very small amount of lubricant popped out which I simply just rubbed into my hands to get rid of.
Whilst the first impression of the Kinx Aqua Slix Warming Water-Based Lubricant was that it was quite thick, it spread pleasingly well and really had a nice pleasant feel to it. Not quite as silky smooth as the Anal lubricant that I had reviewed but still really quite soft for a water-based offering. It provided a nice amount of slide to it and didn’t feel in any way grabby or tacky at all, and I would say that even though it spread very nicely, cause the lube was a little bit thick and viscous, it helped it to stay in place quite nicely.
As for longevity, this is where it fell down a little bit, much like the Anal lube – whilst this gave a nice initial smoothness and glide, I did find that it absorbed a little too quickly for my liking and I did need to reapply a little too frequently compared to what I would have liked.
The Kinx Aqua Slix Warming Water-Based Lubricant did not leave behind any feeling of residue to stickiness, and if anything, in a similar way to the anal lube, it had something of a moisturising feel to it.
I did not really feel any warming sensation to this when applied to the skin, it had a small sensation of warmth, but nothing that I would really rave about, until I decided to test this stuff for taste and smell. Initial inspection for an aroma was good, this stuff didn’t really give me any odour or anything which is as I prefer, I don’t really like something that is overpowering. I then decided to give the stuff a taste (I will openly admit here that I am not a fan of spicy or hot food – if anything I am something of a wuss with this!) this stuff did give a very strong warming sensation on my tongue. A VERY strong warming sensation. It did subside quite quickly, but it clearly is in there with this lube.
So, I guess that I was pleased with the feel of the Kinx Aqua Slix Warming Water-Based Lubricant on my skin, both initially, during use and afterwards and it did give a pleasant amount of glide. I would not really recommend it for either longevity or warming effect, however, if neither of these are your thing, then this is a nice lube.
As it was water based – it was dead easy to wash up afterwards with a bit of soap and some hot water and overall, the sensation afterwards was moisturising rather than sticky or tacky, which is a pleasant win.
As with the Anal lube from the same manufacturer, there were a lot of positives with this, and I would say that if you are not worried about the reapplying, then the Kinx Aqua Slix Warming Water-Based Lubricant really would score a lot higher in review. All in all, very good, just not for me.
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Thanks to Pleasure Panel reviewer Edger for this review of the Kinx Aqua Slix Warming Water-Based Lubricant (100ml bottle).
This product was sent free of charge, in exchange for a fair and honest review by the Cara Sutra team.
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