Wet Elite Hybrid Lubricant

Wet Elite Hybrid Lubricant

Highlights

Wet Elite is great when you want the slip and lasting power of silicone plus the easy cleanup & affordability of a water-based lubricant. Elite is one of the few water-silicone hybrids that passed our initial screening focused on ingredients and we appreciate that it’s made with milder emulsifiers & preservatives compared to other formulas we’ve cataloged.

We’re also super impressed with how slick & long-lasting Elite is and that it doesn’t become sticky even with multiple applications. It’s also safe for most materials and is affordably priced. Wet Elite has everything we look for in an All-Around Best and we think it could become one of your favorites too!

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Condom & Material Safety

Silicone never completely dries and stays slippery for a long time. Be sure to wash hands and clean spills.
Washes off with light soap and water. May stain some fabrics.

While the label only specifies latex, Elite’s ingredients suggest this formula is also safe for polyisoprene, polyurethane, nitrile, and lambskin.

Ingredients

Propylene GlycolWaterDimethiconeCyclopentasiloxanePEG/PPG-18/18 DimethiconeCaprylhydroxamic Acid1,2-HexanediolPropanediolSodium PolyacrylateTrideceth-6Hydroxyethylcellulose.

Wet Elite is one of the few silicone hybrids we recommend – it’s made with a milder coupling agent, emulsifier, and preservative than most hybrids we’ve cataloged.

We also like seeing dimethicone and propanediol on the label and consider these premium ingredients.

While some people may want to avoid propylene glycol, Elite’s ingredients are safe and unlikely to cause irritation.

Consistency & Lasting Power

Add water to reactivate.
Dries to a sheen. Leaves a soft, smooth feel. 

Elite has a slickness that’s on par with some lightweight pure silicones we’ve tried. It’s light, non-greasy, and has a fast action.

We’ve come to expect some stickiness from propylene glycol, so we were happily surprised that Elite is truly non-sticky even with multiple applications. Elite stays pleasantly smooth as it dries. It leaves a light sheen that protects skin and prevents dry skin-on-skin friction.

Elite has a moderately high lasting power that’s just what we’d expect from a hybrid. If you typically use water-based lubes, you’ll find you need less Elite and that it lasts longer. If you typically use lightweight silicone lubes, you’ll find Elite to be similar and easier to apply because of its thick consistency.

Taste & Smell

Light tongue numbing. Unpleasant mouth-feel. Strong taste. Chemically.
Light smell. Chemically.

Like every hybrid we’ve tried, Wet Elite has a moderate to strong chemically taste and a slight tongue-numbing feel. We don’t recommend this lube for oral sex.

Also like every hybrid we’ve tried, Wet Elite has a faint chemical smell that’s most noticeable in the bottle. Once applied to skin, the smell is undetectable.

Packaging & Labeling

Shelf life from date of manufacture: 36 months
Replace open bottles by the 'best if used by' date or every 12 months
pH: Unknown
Osmolality: Unknown
FDA 501(k) Status: Not approved

In most cases, the FDA does not require manufacturers to disclose a lubricnat's pH or osmolality. Because we feel it's important to vaginal health, we do request this information. However, it isn't always available or offered and does not impact our reviews.

We reviewed the 3 oz. size with a press-top. We appreciate the good grip Wet’s indented bottle provides. We also like needing to squeeze the bottle to dispense lube – it’s reasonably easy to get the right amount and accidental spills are minimized.

Elite’s packaging is discreet and functional with all the required info and a good tamper seal.

We wish all manufacturers would explicitly state compatibility with latex, polyisoprene, polyurethane, and silicone materials – only latex is listed.

We wish the lot numbers and expiration dates were printed with more permanent ink, but it’s a problem we’ve seen across many lubricants.

Samples

Many thanks to Wet for providing the products used in this review - we appreciate your support!

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