While I don’t wear much makeup, I love lip gloss and it’s one of the few makeup products I own. I wear a tinted lip gloss daily because my lips have a tendency to become dry and chapped. I’m always looking for a great new gloss, so I was excited to have the opportunity to test Juice Beauty’s Reflecting Gloss ($15) in the TIA shop. Juice Beauty is known to be authentic amongst organic brands. The products contain certified organic ingredients in a 100% certified organic juice base. The formulations are made without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, and artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances.

After I first applied Juice Beauty’s Reflecting Gloss, I looked at the ingredients list and realized that I was wearing a veritable fruit bowl on my lips! The gloss contains organic fruit and berry seed oils from grapes, blueberries, pomegranates, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, and cranberries. There are also sesame and castor seed oils, which sooth dry lips and protect the natural moisture factor. But it gets better. The gloss has antioxidant properties from acai and goji berries. Organic agave is added in as natural sweetener. The gloss may contain traces of titanium dioxide, iron oxides and mica, all of which the Environmental Working Group have deemed to have a low health risk.

The ingredients in the majority of lip products are full of all kinds of chemicals. While it is debatable as to the exact amount of lip product women consume throughout a lifetime, it’s undeniable that the amount swallowed is more than negligible. So it’s refreshing to put something on my lips that I know is actually nourishing for my body if ingested. The non-sticky gloss glides on smoothly and provides my lips with much needed hydration. There is only the subtlest hint of a citrus scent when first applied and an imperceptible flavor.

The unfortunate downside is that there are only four shades available, all of which have more than a touch of frosty shimmer that I can do without. I’ve tried both the lightest shade (champagne) as well as the darkest shade (fig) and both are very sheer. The colors are not true to the shades depicted online. My other caveat is that the gloss does not have much staying power and requires constant reapplication - I suppose that’s the downside of a non-sticky formulation.

If you are looking for a gloss that provides healthy hydration with subtle color, these glosses are for you.