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Reviewed and recommended: Skinn Wet Lips Super Shine Gloss

July 28, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 3 Comments
Skinn Wet Lips Super Shine Gloss ($12.50) is one of those products that is remarkable for what it doesn't have and surprising for what it does. This lip gloss is mostly squalane. I keep going back to peek at the ingredients list because I can't quite believe that the dominant ingredient is a high quality moisturizing oil.

Next up there is vitamin E. There is aloe, almond oil, sandalwood and peppermint. And that is just about it. No chemicals, waxes, parabens or other unwanted preservatives. The opportunity to say that a lip gloss might actually be good for you and certainly won't do evil doesn't come along very often.

On an aesthetic level, the high shine glitter of this gloss may not be to everyone's taste. In which case, you could do worse than take a look at Skinn's Collagen Boosting Platinum Lipstick ($8.50). This does have a slew of conventional lipstick ingredients such as waxes and silicone. But it also boasts a peptide, vitamin E and some nice oils..
  • February 25, 2009

    by JulieK

    I'd swear Skinn uses olive squalane. I've watched Dimitri on ShopNBC and he really seems too into being ... conscious of these matters. Plus it just makes practical sense to "go olive."

  • July 30, 2008

    by marta

    <p>It used to be, but - thankfully - it mostly comes from olives these days. I try to specify when we know the source. In the case of Skinn, I actually don't know the source and (unusually for me) took it on good faith. I'll check with them and let you know.</p>

  • July 30, 2008

    by Andrea

    <p>Isn't squalane from deep sea sharks which are killed by the millions and will soon be on the endangered list?</p>

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