Wednesday 10 April 2013

Intelligent nutrients lip delivery antioxidant gloss review

In my teens I was all about lip gloss. I wouldn't even look at lipsticks in the store. Now it all changed, I love my lipstick and tinted lip balm. Don't even miss lip gloss really (lip gloss hair anyone?).

Yet when I saw this one last year I was intrigued.  OK guilty, I really liked the packaging. So a few months ago I went against my lip gloss prejudices and got it in cranberry glow.

What is so different about intelligent nutrients lip delivery antioxidant gloss? (gosh I sound like an infomercial!) Basically this product is food grade and mineral free (no mined minerals and no synthetic colourings). The pigment I am guessing is from berries which are in the ingredient list.

Actually here is the ingredient list for the cranberry glow colour:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil,1 Beeswax (Cera Alba),1 Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,1 Agave Americana Leaf Extract,1 Cranberry Extract,1 Sweet Raspberry Natural Flavor,1 Vanilla Bean Natural Flavor,1 Caramel Cream Natural Flavour,1 Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter),1 Euterpe Oleracea (Acai)Fruit Oil,1 Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter,1 Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax,1 Coconut Cream Natural Flavor,1 Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,1 Rosa Moschata (Rosehip) Seed Oil,1 Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil,1,2 Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil,1,2 Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil,1,2 Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Oil,1,2 Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil,1,2 Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Personally I really like the smell, a bit sweet and a little fruity, reminds me of home made jam.

It comes in 4 colours: Clear frosting, purple maze, pink hibiscus and the one I got cranberry glow.

Texture is a little unusual if you haven't tried a natural gloss before. It is sort of silky and maybe even slightly oily (not in a bad way) ... not sticky or gel like texture of normal gloss. I actually prefer it.

Now the colour is like a caramely red (redish brown or browny red) and it is not a very bright colour but it is pigmented, so does not look see through when you first apply. It is very nourishing and I think because of that it seems to be absorbed by the lips rather quickly (within the hour the pigment seems to be gone). On the plus side lips are super hydrated, on the minus - if your are using for colour you will need to reapply frequently.

Overall I like it as a day product and I do not regret getting it. I think it will be great for summer or on flights, when you don't want to wear make up but just a hint of something that will also keep your lips protected. But for my glam evenings out (or glam nights in) I will stick to lipstick.

Oh also forgot to mention that it is USDA certified organic, gluten free and of course cruelty free.

Have you guys tried this?

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