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Juice Beauty Reflecting Lip Gloss- healthy for lips

April 6, 2012 Reviewed by admin 7 Comments
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.
  • April 15, 2012

    by colette

    Under going chemical peel treatments for hyper pigmentation (brought on by adult onset acne) and will need a good products for when the new skin is revealed! The Stem Cellular Booster Serum sounds just what I need to keep this new revealed 50 year old skin looking brand new! I will offer some good insight as to how the serum will benefit new but aging skin!

  • April 15, 2012

    by Lisa

    I would LOVE to try the Green Apple Moisturizer! My current all natural SPF moisturizer by 100% Pure is out of stock until June and I was looking for a worthy alternative. This one sounds like a contender.

  • April 12, 2012

    by Ellen

    Would love to try the Stem Cellular Booster Serum. I give thoughtful and insightful reviews.

  • April 12, 2012

    by Mel

    I'm in the market for a new daytime moisturizer, so I'd be happy to try the Juice Green Apple one. I tried one of their products about 4-5 years ago and found it to dry to a palpable tackiness on my skin, with a bit of a glazed look. I want to believe they've been constantly improving since then!

  • April 12, 2012

    by Morticia

    Dear TIA,
    I always find pleasure and benefit in reading your posts and reviews and I'd love to try the Green Apple SPF15 moisturizer. Anyone needs a good moisturizer and I'm not an exclusion to the rule.
    Thank you,
    your faithful long-term reader...

  • April 12, 2012

    by Suely

    Hello TIA team:
    I'd love to try the Green Apple SPF15 light moisturizer...I am still in search for a moisturizer that feels light to wear and also protects my skin from the harsh Colorado Springs sun.
    Thanks :)

  • April 9, 2012

    by Jenna

    I love a good gloss and I'm addicted to Juice Beauty's lip glosses! I have all of the color and I make sure to always have one (or more) with me because I feel like I can wear them for any occasion!

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