Since we launched SUTIL Rich last year, we’ve had a ton of questions about this new formula. What makes it different? I already love SUTIL Luxe, should I switch? Is it also vegan? These are just a few of the things we get asked everyday.
Shopping for lube can be confusing period, so we thought we’d take a minute to break down a few of the key differences in hopes of streamlining your decision process. Whether you’re a long time fan of our bestselling SUTIL Luxe and are curious or you’re new here & are trying to decide between the Luxe and the Rich, here’s a few things to consider.
Let’s start with what the lubes have in common:
Both SUTIL Luxe and SUTIL Rich are made with the finest botanical Eco-Certified Ingredients. Water based, paraben free, glycerin free, condom and Toy friendly, all in a biodegradable tube. They’re vegan too!
Both SUTIL Luxe and SUTIL Rich offer silky, long-lasting, non-irritating moisture that blends seamlessly with your own natural body fluids. They’re perfect for people who love the benefits of silicone lubricants, minus the silicone.
With that said, they’re different formulas and therefore, have their own unique characteristics.
This is our original lightweight formula. Water-based and containing healing properties, SUTIL Luxe is perfect for anyone who wants extra moisture but doesn’t enjoy heavy feeling lubes (you might not even notice it’s there!) The pH is 4.5 which is optimal for the vagina. However, it also works well for anal sex, toy play and as a personal moisturizer.
To quote one of our favorite sex bloggers, Suze, “While it’s a water based lube, (which are known for their aqueous yet quickly disappearing effects), it lasts as long as a silicone lube. I rarely need to apply more. Its consistency is watery, but not overly so; when I place it on my finger, it does slide down, but it’s not dripping. I would compare it to the consistency of my natural discharge when I’m turned on: watery but paddable”
Ingredients: Aqua, Propanediol*(Zamea, botanical source), Hyaluronic Acid (Botanical source), Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract* (Lotus Root), Oat Beta Glucan*, Gluconolactone*, Sodium Benzoate*, Citric Acid. *Eco-Certified Ingredients
Propanediol: (Zamea) A gentle Humectant derived from corn through an environmentally sustainable process.100% bio-based. Moisturizing and soothing.
Hyaluronic Acid: Is found naturally in the body. It binds with water to create a viscous gel for lubrication of joints and tissues. Moisturizing and Hydrating. Appropriately named “Natures Moisturizer” because it mimics natural wetness. Plant sourced.
Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract: Lotus Root water extract provides essential nutrients and presents a perfect bio-affinity with the skin. Moisturizing, nourishing and soothing. (Perfect for people who typically experience skin irritation!)
Oat Beta Glucan: Replenishes moisture to the skin. Hydrating and soothing.
This is our brand new addition to the line and we’re really excited about it too. Unlike SUTIL Luxe that has a barely there feel, SUTIL Rich is designed to be extra, well, rich. It has a thicker, almost gel-like consistency and is very long lasting. SUTIL Luxe is designed for people who enjoy a heavier, richer feeling lube.
It’s perfect for activities that require extra slip & slide (such as anal sex) and is amazing for anyone perimenopausal or menopausal that naturally requires more moisture. The Ph is 6, which is optimal for the anus, but also well in the range for the vagina. It also contains aphrodisiac properties making it great for partnered sex, toys or solo play.
To quote our friend Suze again, “Despite its thick nature, the lube still manages to not get too sloppy or distracting; just like it’s lighter version, it blends seamlessly with my own bodily fluids. And because of its aphrodisiac ingredients added (like Horny Goat Weed), it makes vulva feel a little bubbly and extra aroused too...Since SUTIL Rich is super thick, it’s perfect for anal and those with more dry or delicate tissues.”
Ingredients: Aqua, Propanediol*(Zamea, botanical source), Hyaluronic Acid (Botanical source), Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract* (Lotus Root), Epimedium Sagittatum (Horny Goat Weed) Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Gluconolactone*, Sodium Benzoate* *Eco-Certified Ingredients
FYI, the aphrodisiac properties come from Horny Goat Weed, which has been used in China for 2000 years. Chinese Herbalists observed very sexually active old goats eating this weed, hence the name. It enhances libido in both men and women when taken internally by increasing energy and stimulating sexual hormone production. It is like a natural Viagra. Topically (as used in our lubricant) it can have a slight vasodilating effect on erectile tissue (brings blood to the area) . It is also applied to alleviate menopausal discomfort and soothe dryness.
So, which should you choose?
At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference. If you like a lighter feeling lube, you’re probably going to find our Sutil Luxe is more to your liking.
However, if you love the idea of an extra thick, gel-like formulation, you’ll probably really enjoy our SUTIL Rich -- especially if you’re mostly having anal sex or have dryer tissues due to menopause. Also, if you’re already a fan of our Hathor Lubricant Pure, the Rich formula contains Horny Goat weed (a key ingredient) as well. With that said, lots of people who fall in either category enjoy the SUTIL Luxe formula and vice versa. It all comes down to the feeling you enjoy most.