Reviewed by Kathy
I recently had the pleasure of testing Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner ($24). I tried Arabian Nights, which appears as a dark, deep shade of red. Applying it need not be scary, though, since these lip balms are actually tints. One swipe of the product over the lips gives a very natural color to my lips, and this can be deepened with additional applications. It feels light on my lips without feeling sticky. What truly amazed me was that I applied the product at 7 a.m. and could still feel the soft, silky texture on my lips at 11 a.m., well after eating breakfast and drinking from a straw all morning.
This product is full of good organic ingredients (85% organic, to be exact), including jojoba oil, cocoa butter and vitamin E. Antioxidants from pomegranate help protect the lips against daily exposure to free radicals. The product smells nice with soft notes of jasmine and orange blossom. It feels good knowing you are putting nothing harmful on your lips. The packaging is a standard lipstick tube made with recycled aluminum.
I can’t help but feel good overall about this lip conditioner. There is nothing nasty, and it is longer-lasting than tons of other lipsticks and tints I have in my cosmetics bag. Two thumbs up for Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner!
Ingredients: (85% ORGANIC): Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax (Cera Alba), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Organic Sesamum Indicum (Seasame) Seed Oil, Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E), Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Seed Extract, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dixoide, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Red 7 CI15850, Red 28 CI45410, Yellow 5 CI19140