And you know, too, if you’ve read my other reviews, how much of a sucker I am for some good bottle design. Pump bottles, like Swiss Navy seems to favor, are excellent. They’re especially handy in the bedroom when you’ve only got one hand at your disposal. Even the tiniest size of this lube (2 oz.) has a pump top! Yesss!
As with most lubes, I wanted to look at the ingredients of this sucker to make sure it’s all good. And it was. Most silicone lubes are really great at that– they have a great reputation for being hypo-allergenic because they don’t need as many ingredients to keep them wet and wild as water-based lubes, even in the shower.
Swiss Navy Silicone only contains three ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone and Tocopheryl Acetate.
Cyclopentasiloxane and dimethicone are lubricating silicones. Tocopheryl acetate is an antioxident and skin-conditioning agent. It’s probably the ingredient that helps keeps this lube so soft and silky. Some people have reported a mild allergy to the tocopheryl acetate, so if you have a reaction to this lube, it could be that and not the silicone. Don’t let it keep you away from trying other silicone lubricants without that ingredient.
As far as slipperiness, this would be placed towards the end of the spectrum. It’s not water-based lube, that’s for sure. But it had less lasting power than some of my other favorites, say WET Naturals Silky Supreme or Pjur’s Original Body Glide.
Luckily, unlike it’s water-based counterpart, Swiss Navy Water-Based, this lube doesn’t get sticky or tacky no matter how quickly it wears off.
There is one area where this lube truly shines though. As Kara mentioned in her review of the water-based Swiss Navy, this lube is super economical. It’s one of the cheaper silicone-based lubes on the market.
For another plus, it’s virtually tasteless and unscented. That makes it just ace for blow jobs and cunnilingus. Pair it with a flavored condoms, like Trustex’s Assorted Non-Lubricated Flavored condoms to let the condom’s flavor shine through without having to worry about the lubes mixing.
Here’s how I like to think about Swiss Navy Silicone: if it’s the only thing at the store, I won’t be disappointed to take it home. But, I’m not going to go out of my way to purchase it. It does the job, it feels good, but it’s not my fave.