Revolution Organics Freedom Gloss ($25.79 at the TIA store), a slick formula that is not only almost-goop-free, but also all-natural and good for the environment - a standout combination in the increasingly crowded lip gloss market.


It is made from 85% certified organic ingredients that contain no synthetics, chemicals, parabens, sulphates, artificial ingredients, or petrochemicals. It also contains Vitamin E and aloe, my favorite natural salve. The jojoba oil, olive oil, and shea butter deliver natural moisture, and beeswax helps protect lips without drying them out. You really can feel good about putting this formula on your lips.


But this gloss is not just good for you, it looks great, too. The colors are vibrant, the texture is slick, and the effect is tres glam. Its staying power is above average, too. I’ve never met a gloss that managed to stay on all day, or even half a day, so I was happy with the several hours that the Freedom Gloss gave me.


The packaging is good for the environment as well. It’s made entirely from recycled materials using vegetable-based ink. All Revolution Organics products are free of fillers, including water, so each product delivers more per ounce, so we the consumers end up using less.


It’s a winning combo, and one that won’t leave you with foreign objects stuck to your lips.


We also have Revolution's Freedom Glow Balm ($33.69 in the TIA store), makeup that moisturizes: olive and jojoba oils as well as aloe vera and shea butter. It is just as good for what it doesn't have: no nasty preservatives or mineral oil. Plus it multitasks.: dab on lips, cheeks, or even cleavage - wherever you need a bright spot!


Ingredients in lip gloss:


Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, olea europea (olive) (fruit) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), brassica campestris/aleurites fordi oil copolkymer (natural shine enhancer), beeswax, oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglyceridesm (sunflower oil derived), silica, flavor, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, ammonium glycerrhizate (licorice root derived), carthamus tinctorious (safflower) oil, simmondsia chinesis (jojoba) seed oil,  tocophero; (vitamin e), glycine soja (soybean) oil, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, may contain: mica, titanium dioxide, carmine, iron oxides (mineral color).


Ingredients in Glow Balm

Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut)(Certified Organic), Beeswax (Certified Organic), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive)(Certified Organic), Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (Castor)(Certified Organic), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower)(Naturally-derived), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba)(Naturally-derived), Silica (Mineral), Carthamus Tinctorius Seed OiI (Safflower)(Naturally-derived), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean)(Naturally-derived), Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (Naturally-derived), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)(Certified Organic), Tocopherol (Naturally-derived), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Certified Organic), May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Mineral), Mica (Mineral), Titanium Dioxide (Mineral), Carmine (Mineral)